When you want to entertain for business or socially, we have many options both at our location for 12-65 guests or directly across the street in one of The Grand Opera Houses many venues. We will also cater off premise events in your home, office or anywhere else you may choose.

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On Premise Events


Thank you for considering Chelsea Tavern for your special event.

Chelsea Tavern is a modern tavern set directly across from the Grand Opera House on Wilmington’s famed Market Street. Energetic restaurateur Scott Morrison has breathed new life into Market Street by providing Wilmingtonians with a vibrant exciting new concept featuring their take on simple favorites to elaborate cuisine.

With an unmatched dedication to using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, the results are perfectly prepared seasonal dishes that enhance the wide selection of craft beers and wines served up daily. We are please to offer the following menu selections featuring beer & wine friendly cuisine, sure to please the most discerning of palettes. If you prefer, we would be happy to customize a menu tailored to your tastes and specific needs.

Our professional team is committed to the success of your event and will provide you and your guests with the very highest standard of service while you dine in either The Cellar or the very popular Chelsea Underground. Our rooms are cozy enough for groups of six, and large enough to accommodate functions for up to sixty five guests. Please do not hesitate to contact us to plan your special event.

For questions or more information regarding private parties please contact our Event Coordinator 302.482.3333 or ChelseaTavern@gmail.com

We look forward to serving you soon.


Private Dining Brunch Menu

Many options available for private, group brunches.

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Private Buffet Brunch Menu

Many options available for private, group brunches.

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Private Dining Lunch Menu

A sit down, served party option.

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Private Buffet Lunch Menu

Perfectly relaxed and casual mid-day events have a home at Chelsea Tavern.

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Private Dining Dinner Menu

A sit down, served party option.

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Private Buffet Dinner Menu

Delicious appetizer and entrée options from $34.95 per person.

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Private Dining Hors D'Oeuvres Menu

Delicious selections to enhance your party or event.

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Private Dining Hors D'ouevres Display Menu

Amazing selection of Hors D'ouevres on display around the room. Not passed.

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Private Happy Hour Package Menu

A great way to host friends, family and colleagues.

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The Grand

The Grand and local Wilmington eatery Chelsea Tavern are proud to present a delicious partnership sure to leave your mouth watering - Chelsea at The Grand! Beginning with the 2010-11 season, The Grand will offer select concession items during shows courtesy of Chelsea Tavern's creative talents!

New items include gourmet soft pretzel sticks (including plain, and a special chocolate-filled version), fruit and cheese platters, sandwiches (including a delectable cream cheese and green onion vegetarian option), and some of the most indulgent brownies and blondies you've ever tasted. And that's only the beginning!

The new items will add a tasty touch of sophistication to The Grand's already-diverse concession offerings, promises Chelsea Tavern owner Scott Morrison, who, in addition to the revamped show concessions, also plans on providing catering for pre-show cocktail and VIP parties tied to special Grand events, as well as rental and other free-standing events.

"The Grand is really the nucleus of the downtown area," Morrison says. "The idea of the partnership between The Grand and Chelsea Tavern is to change people's perceptions about downtown Wilmington - to exceed patrons' expectations and create a place where people want to come. And the best way to affect change is to be a part of it on a ground level."

Chelsea Tavern is an urban tavern located in the heart of Wilmington featuring 20 craft brews on tap, along with a daily Cask Conditioned Specialty Beer. Executive Chef Sean McNeice delivers with a beer and wine-friendly menu built for sharing. Featuring everything from tuna carpaccio to beer-battered pickle wedges and grilled pound cake, Chelsea Tavern is "the kind of place where you can make a meal out of just the snacks and brews," according to Delaware Metromix, where "the flavors are fresh and the beers are flowing."

Keep your eyes here, on our e-newsletter, for updates on this new, exciting Chelsea at The Grand partnership!

Off Premise Events

A wealth of experience will see to you every need. From a corporate “drop and go” luncheon to your daughter’s wedding, we are well versed in both creative concepts and killer executions.

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