Welcome to the Arden Club

 Act, sing, cook, dance, garden, read, listen, swim, play, and think deeply

Arden Gild Hall


Arden Club Membership rates will be increasing effective November 1st, 2018!

Arden Club membership is one of the best values available today. Your membership provides you savings on concert events, dinners, and performances AND helps the Arden Club pay for the massive renovation projects that have taken place over the past few years, as well as the ongoing maintenance required for a building over 150 years old.

It’s been over 10 years since Arden Club Membership rates have been increased but don’t worry the increase is very modest.

New Arden Club Membership Rates (effective November 1st, 2018)

Arden Club Membership Rates
Basic Adult Membership: Current $20 / New $25
Basic Senior Membership (65 and older): Current $15 / New $20
Basic Junior Membership (under 16): Current $7 / New $10
Basic Household Membership (one address): Current $50 / New $60
All Pathway Patron Membership Levels remain unchanged


Take the time NOW to renew your Arden Club membership at the current rate, or join now before rates go up! You can renew, or join, for multiple years and maximize savings and ensure future enjoyment of all the Arden Club offers. Please share this news with your family, friends, and neighbors. Residence in the Ardens in NOT a membership requirement.

Click here for a printable membership form, do it today!

The Arden Gild Hall is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware in the utopian Arts and Crafts, Single-Tax, Garden-City community of Arden, Delaware.

The Arden Club, Inc. is the cultural umbrella group for many Gilds in the three Ardens: The Village of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft. Most activities take place in Gild Hall, which dates back to 1850 when it was used as a barn for the Grubb farm. It was substantially renovated in 1910 as the Gild Hall and can be rented for special affairs. The grassy amphitheater of the Moonlight Theater sits to one side of Gild Hall, and the Swim Gild’s swimming pool sits behind Gild Hall.

Isn’t “Gild” Misspelled?

About the time Arden was founded as a community, one of the utopian ideas embraced by many of the founders was the idea that words should be spelled the way they sound. So “through” is spelled “thru” and “guild” is spelled “gild.” This improvement to spelling was prevalent across America and was promoted by President Theodore Roosevelt, the Simplified Spelling Board, and others.

The Arden Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open to all.