We understand that choosing a venue for your wedding or private event is an important decision. We gathered up a few frequently asked questions below. If you have other questions or if you would like to set up a tour, please reach out.

Is there heating and air conditioning?

Are there updated bathrooms?

Is there parking?
Yes, plenty of free parking.

Where is Emma’s Pond at Judge Morris Estate?
White Clay Creek State Park
76 Polly Drummond Hill Road
Newark, DE 19711

Can we have the ceremony and reception at the property?

Are events held indoors, or out?
Both are an option

Is the property wheel-chair accessible?

Can you bring your own food/beverage?
No, we have an exclusive caterer, Brandywine Prime.

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Emma’s Pond at Judge Morris Estate. Our venue was flexible and accommodating of all of our needs, switches, requests, etc. And as many couples did in 2020, we changed our entire plan just months before the wedding! From start to finish, Katie was always available to answer or fix for any issue that sprung up. We had a 16 guest ceremony outside on the beautiful grounds of the Judge Morris Estate with the picturesque pond in the background surrounded by the autumn leaves full of color. The only decor that we brought in were our flowers because the setting is so beautiful on its own. We had the ceremony under an arch placed beneath two gorgeous old Oak trees. Our cocktail hour was on the patio in front of the estate with the stone facade providing a unique backdrop for indulging in the delicious hors d’oeuvres. We followed cocktail hour with dinner under a tent that was lit, heated, and all arranged for us. Both the fish and steak options for dinner were the best wedding food that we have ever had. The night was beautiful and ran seamlessly without either of us having to lift a finger. The staff was friendly and helpful and allowed us to simply enjoy the company of our guests in a beautiful setting. Additionally, the venue is less than five minutes to downtown Newark with access to local shops and restaurants as well as hotels for guests to stay. We are so grateful to Emma’s Pond at Judge Morris Estate for giving us the wedding of our dreams!