General Information


Samford Lawn is a ceremony-only site location; however, we are happy to work with you to help you enjoy a smooth and successful event.

-The venue will accommodate up to 300 guests.

-Chairs, floral arrangements, 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 park cannot be closed for any event, so others may be enjoying different sections of the park.

Time Allotments

Samford Lawn is available between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 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.

Venue Fees

Samford Lawn may be rented as a ceremony-only venue.

-Space rental is $650 during the spring and summer semesters; $850 during fall semesters.

-For fall events (on away- or non-game days only), the venue fee is $1000.

-Fees are subject to change by Auburn University.

-The Hotel at Auburn University offers many packages to enhance your special day.

Please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at Auburn University for this package by calling 334-844-9135.

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)

Add to Your Package:

Microphones and Sound System: $500 (Includes: 2 Wireless Mics and Audio Hookup for CD or iPod, AV Tech)

Beverage Service (Choose 2: Lemonade, Iced Tea, Iced Water, Hot Chocolate, Hot Tea): $2 per guest

Server Attendant for Beverage Station: $150 per server

Alter Arrangement: Arch or Column: $100

Bridal Party Holding Room in the Hotel at Auburn University: $150

Ceremony Director (Including Rehearsal): $350

Colorful Chair Ties: $3 per guest

Venue Only
With Backup Space at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

For all additional packages, please contact The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center by calling 334-821-8200.


The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center may offer non-alcoholic beverages during the Samford Park ceremony as part of your wedding package. No other catering is permitted in the 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 in obtaining one.

-Auburn University reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received.

Alcoholic Beverages

Auburn University is a dry campus. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on Samford Lawn or in the park area (no exceptions).


Parking will be available at the Hotel at Auburn University lot. Special accommodations may be given to the bride as she enters the venue. Persons with disabilities may use Ross Square to park. These areas are first-come, first-served and may not be blocked off.


There are no available restrooms at Samford Lawn. Guests may use the Hotel at Auburn University.

Inclement Weather

The Hotel at Auburn University can assist you in planning for inclement weather on your event day.


Through a partnership with West Paces Hotel Group 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 Hotel at Auburn University catering manager at (334) 321-3175.     

To submit a request for your wedding or vow-renewal, please click here to fill out a proposal request form.

Last Updated: March 18, 2011

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