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The Blue Ball Barn: Where Art Meets History

Wilmington, Delaware is the perfect location when it comes to planning a unique and memorable event. The Blue Ball Barn is just one of many venues that combine elegance with culture to create an inviting atmosphere that is both practical and pleasing. An unforgettable experience awaits party planners and party goers in the Greater Wilmington Area. This intimate gathering place, which rests snuggly behind the lovely trees of Alapocas Run State Park, will give any get together a majestic feeling fit for royalty.

Blue Ball Barn

With the Delaware Folk Art Collection serving as a backdrop, guests can partake in festivities while enjoying a view so beautiful it could only have been provided by Mother Nature herself. This newly renovated barn can accommodate 250 plus people who are welcome to mingle from room to room and take in a glimpse of history along the way. The secluded courtyard adds a romantic touch to the otherwise historical setting. The space is ideal for weddings, birthdays and sweet sixteens. It is also equipped to accommodate corporate meetings and cocktail parties. The barn is conveniently located just minutes from I 95, making the meeting place easy to find for locals and long distance travelers.

The Blue Ball Barn was originally constructed in 1914 right here in the nation’s first state. During this industrial driven time period, the durable steel structure served as a dairy barn. The architectural design of this master work is a nod to the days of old. The contemporary charm of the interior cleverly infuses today’s sharp minimalistic approach with yesterday’s take on barnyard buildings. The end result is a stunning venue rich with culture and full of spirit.

The State of Delaware became the sole proprietor of this classic piece of history in 1999 and it has served as an excellent addition to their captivating park ever since. The Blue Ball Barn is the only historical site in the United States that permanently houses artwork year round. The Delaware Folk Art Collection currently boasts more than 120 artistic works from 50 of Delaware’s finest artists. Visitors are welcome to peruse this diverse collection via an interactive touch screen system.

The Blue Ball Barn is surrounded by golf courses, nature trails and foliage. The barn itself was built by the Duponts, arguably one of the most influential families in American history. This stunning venue is just a few minutes away from the Live, Work, Play community. Its historical significance and subtle infusion of modern style, classic art and traditional architecture make it an intriguing rental space for Delaware residents to enjoy.

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