About Archmere

Facility Rentals

The Archmere Academy campus is composed of timeless historical structures, state-of-the-art buildings and all-weather/turf athletic fields situated on 38 beautiful and sprawling acres located conveniently on Philadelphia Pike in Claymont, Delaware.

Each facility has a set rental fee and certain policies and procedures that must be adhered to. If you have any questions please contact J. Scott Catering at jscottwalsh@jscottcatering.com (610-725-9420). 

Questions about renting athletic facilities and fields should be directed to the Athletic Director, David Oswinkle at doswinkle@archmereacademy.com, 302-798-6632 ext. 798.
Archmere Academy facility use is dedicated primarily to the delivery of programs to students currently enrolled. The school community has been blessed with generous benefactors and wise stewardship to have such exceptional facilities. In the spirit of that stewardship and Norbertine hospitality, we invite others to use the facilities.

The scheduled use of Archmere Academy’s facilities is prioritized in the following manner:

1. Current student academic and extra-curricular programs, including athletics, arts, and activities.

2. Administrative and staff functions, activities of volunteer associations of the Academy, including the Mothers’ Guild, Fathers’ Club, Alumni Association, Friends of The Patio

3. Events for personal use by faculty, staff, parents, alumni, or other members of the Archmere family.

4. All other outside rentals.

Events that may be categorized in items 3 or 4 above have associated fees and requirements of the individual or group wishing to use the facilities. These scheduled events are subject to the following guidelines to insure consistent and appropriate use of Archmere’s facilities.

Renting The Patio

List of 4 items.

  • Wedding & Banquet Fees - 5 hour use

    Friday, Saturday  Sunday - Thursday
    151 - 200 people     $6,000
    125 - 150 people     $5,000
    100 - 124 people     $4,000
    Under 100 people   $3,000
      151 - 200 people      $5,500
      125 - 150 people      $4,500
      100 - 124 people      $3,500
      Under 100 people    $2,500
  • Other Rental Fees - 3 hour use

    Friday, Saturday   Sunday - Thursday
    151 - 200 people     $2,500
    125 - 150 people     $2,000                        
    100 - 124 people     $1,500
    Under 100 people   $1,000
    151 - 200 people      $2,250  
    125 - 150 people      $1,750          
    100 - 124 people      $1,250
    Under 100 people    $  750
  • Additional Notes Regarding Fees

    Please note:
    • A $500 fee will be charged for any additional hour.
    • Fees for standing reception format are available upon request.
    • Alumni discounts are available upon request.
    • The Patio is unavailable for events from June 1st through September 1st.
  • Guidelines for Renting The Patio


    • Tents are permitted; no tent other than an approved caterer's or Archmere vendor may be used.
    • No smoking is permitted in The Patio.
    • All events are subject to a minimum $1,000 security deposit (due 30 days prior to the event). The security deposit will be fully refunded if Archmere determines no damage to The Patio has occurred.
    • All clients must insure their event for a minimum of $2M liability coverage with Archmere Academy listed as the co-insured. All vendors must also have a $2M minimum of liability coverage.
    • All arrangements for advance set-ups and deliveries must be cleared through the Events Coordinator.
    • Installation and removal of decorations are the responsibility of the renter on the day of the event and must have prior approval by the Events Coordinator.
    • Seasonal décor must not be disturbed. Surfaces damaged from the use of decorations will be repaired at the renter’s expense.
    • Requests for audiovisual equipment and services must be made at least three working days in advance and may incur additional fees. Any outside equipment/lighting must be approved in advance.
    • No person may move furnishings for any purpose without the prior approval of the Events Coordinator.
    • Pets are not permitted in The Patio.
     
    Events organized by school groups or individual faculty or staff members, parents, or students related to school programs may be scheduled in The Patio. These events require set-up and clean-up by facilities staff. A charge of $500 to the event is required to cover these direct costs of cleaning services, event management, and facilities staff time. Faculty and staff may use The Patio for private functions or personal use; in these instances, costs may be charged depending on the size and requirements of the event.
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.