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Venues and Catering in Odessa, DE,
(302) 894-1200

About Us

Cantwell's Tavern is a historic wedding venue located in Odessa, Delaware. With almost 200 years of history, the venue is situated among a preserved collection of buildings and surrounding estates dating back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. With breathtaking scenic views in a picturesque setting, Historic Odessa is sure to impress.

Facilities and Capacity
Cantwell's Tavern has three event spaces, including several beautifully landscaped outdoor event spaces. Wedding ceremonies can be held in the gardens, while cocktail hour can be hosted on the patio of the Corbit-Sharpe House. The venue has expansive outdoor space, stretching out to the Fieldstone Stable, which can host up to 300 guests. The venue also has indoor event spaces, such as the historic bank building, which can host up to 70 guests, and the Odessa Firehall, which can host up to 200 guests.

Services Offered
Cantwell's Tavern offers in-house catering services, bar services, and event items such as chairs and linens. They cater to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. Their services include:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar including limited bar, open bar, bartenders, a champagne toast, house beer, premium liquor, a signature drink, and more

Cantwell's Tavern offers in-house catering services, including buffet, plated, stations, family style, tastings, and more with servers. They serve American-style cuisine with options to customize the menu according to various dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, pork-free, nut-free, lactose-free, vegan, and vegetarian.


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  • My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Bank building on January 6, 2018. Patty was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions promptly. She was very understanding. Our dinner was buffet style for a little over 50 people. Our guests raved about the food. They also loved the venue. It was the perfect space for us. We had fun dancing the night away. Even with all of our additions such as butlered appetizers, lamb carving station & extra hour of open bar, everything was within our budget. The staff was very kind & helpful to us & our guests. We were so happy with the impeccable service that we received. I am so grateful that I found them on Wedding Wire. I will try to update with pictures from my photographer when I receive them. Thanks again! We plan on using Cantwell's Tavern for future events.

    responded with the following comments.

    Rosen, Thank you so very much for letting us cater your special day! Your family was absolutely wonderful and it was truly our pleasure working with you. Many thanks from all of us here at Cantwell's!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


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    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Clean Up, Parking, Set Up

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting

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    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Barn, Farm/Ranch, Historic Building, Restaurant, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar

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