The Hotel at Auburn University offers some of the most unique venues in East Alabama. As the exclusive caterer for the AG Heritage Park, we offer pick-up, drop-off, and full-service catering for all off-site venues. More information can be found our Catering Services page. For more information or to reserve one of the venues, contact the Sales Department at 334.321.3177 or by email.
Agricultural Heritage Park Pavilion
The Agricultural Heritage Park Pavilion is an event space overlooking the AG Heritage Park pond. The facility just completed a property enhancement which allows for the venue to be used year round. While the physical structure remains the same, the interior now features nickel gap shiplap walls, a stone fireplace, glass doors, and a built-in bar. These renovations are made possible by gifts given to the College of Agriculture in support of AG Heritage Park.
The Agricultural Heritage Park Pavilion is located at 620-A South Donahue Drive, Auburn University, across the pond from the original "Red Barn" and adjacent to War Eagle Rumble strips off Donahue Avenue. This venue can transform from picnic casual to sophisticated barn wedding and handle every type of event in between.
AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE PARK PAVILION
The College of Agriculture, along with Auburn University Facilities and the College of Human Science Interior Design program, updated Ag Heritage Park Pavilion to be used year around with enhanced features, climate control, and indoor/outdoor bar service. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow for gorgeous sunsets to be part of your special event. The stacked stone fireplace provides a key focal point during events and will keep you cozy when the weather outside gets frightful. Indoors or out, your cocktail is bound to taste better when standing in this magical spot on the plains. For more information or to reserve one of our off-site venues, contact the Sales Department at 334-321-3179.
Samford Lawn is a romantic setting for weddings, vow renewals, and photo sessions for discerning couples seeking a unique outdoor setting for their wedding. The elegance and charm of this historic venue are paired with a staff of highly trained professionals, who will capture your vision and execute it with a distinctly personal touch. Be a part of Auburn University’s long history as you start your life together or reaffirm your commitment to each other in the shadows of Samford Hall.
General Samford Lawn Wedding Information
Samford Lawn is a site only location; however, we are happy to assist with the event by working with you to help you enjoy a smooth and successful event. The venue will accommodate up to 300 guests. Chairs, alters, podiums, and other approved equipment obtained through the Hotel at Auburn University may be used on the lawn area. Please keep in mind that the lawn area has always been an open park. The venue will not be closed for any event.
Samford Lawn may be rented as a wedding site venue only. Wedding Packages start at $2,500 & include set-up & breakdown of ceremony chairs & backup space at The Hotel at Auburn University. The Hotel at Auburn University offers many enhancements for your special day.
Samford Lawn is available between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sundays. No events will be authorized on football game day weekends, graduation weekends, or A-Day weekend. Auburn University reserves the right to block other days for official university events. Rehearsals are authorized the Friday prior to your wedding after 5:00 p.m.
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center may offer non-alcoholic beverages as part of your wedding package. No other catering will be allowed. Alcoholic Beverages Auburn University is a closed campus. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on Samford Lawn or in the park area (no exceptions).
There are no available restrooms at Samford Lawn. Guests may use The Hotel at Auburn University.
The Hotel at Auburn University can assist you in planning for inclement weather on your event day.
Parking will be available at The Hotel at Auburn University parking lot. Special accommodations may be given to the bride as she enters the venue. Persons with disabilities may use Ross Square to park.
Instrumental performers are welcome to entertain at your wedding. Soft prepackaged music may be played; however, the music selection will be set up and monitored by The Hotel at Auburn University as part of your wedding package. An amplified sound permit is required and the university and hotel will be happy to assist you. Auburn University reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received.
Photo/ Video Permits
All professional photographers and videographers must apply for a permit from Auburn University prior to shooting on Samford Lawn. This includes photos/video of Samford Hall and all other university property or facilities.
Samford Lawn Wedding Package
The Samford Lawn Package Samford Hall Lawn Access for 3 hours for Setup, Ceremony, Photos and Breakdown White Ceremony Chairs (Setup and Breakdown Included) Backup Space Held in the Hotel at Auburn University in case of Inclement Weather $2,500+$5 per guest (example: 100 person ceremony: $3,000)
Through a partnership with Ithaka Hospitality Partners as part of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center (a university property), all reservations will be coordinated by a member of the hotel’s exceptional special events team. Wedding/Vow Renewal packages have been selected by Auburn University’s administration and are offered to you for your once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you would like to visit Samford Lawn and hear about the official Auburn University Wedding packages, please contact the Sales office at 334-321-3179.