Auburn University’s Samford Lawn to be available for weddings beginning this fall

AUBURN – Beginning fall 2011, the lawn in front of Auburn University’s Samford Hall will be available for wedding and vow-renewal ceremonies on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, with the exception of graduation and home football game weekends.

“We are pleased to offer this new opportunity to the Auburn Family,” said Teresa Whitman-McCall, director of campus and community events. “The university has received many requests for weddings in the past, but was unable to accommodate them because of logistical concerns in Samford Park, the most frequently requested location. Now we have a system in place to make it easy for couples to enjoy this beautiful setting.”

The Office of Communications and Marketing at Auburn, in partnership with The Hotel at Auburn University, will book and organize weddings in Samford Park. Wedding packages will range from simple, walk-up ceremonies to more elaborate events with seating for 300, non-alcoholic beverages and d├ęcor.

The Hotel will handle the booking for the wedding ceremony and can provide additional coordination and a back-up location if requested. Also, it can host the rehearsal dinner, wedding reception and accommodations for out-of-town guests for those wanting full services.

“The Hotel is excited to partner with the Office of Communications in this new venture,” said Terri Lynn Beasley, sales manager at The Hotel at Auburn University. “We are thrilled to be able to create memories for Auburn couples at the most revered location on campus. Dates are still available for 2011 and 2012.”

For more information about weddings at Samford Park, go to www.auburn.edu/wedding or contact The Hotel at Auburn University catering manager at (334) 321-3175.

(Contributed by Teresa Whitman-McCall.)

Contact: Teresa Whitman-McCall, (334) 844-7521 (whitmtl@auburn.edu),
Terri Lynn Beasley, (334) 821-8200 (terrilynn.beasley@auhcc.com), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)