Seaford Historical Society

585 N. Market St., Ext., Seaford, DE 19973 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Seaford Historical Society

Seaford Historical Society has three different venues that can be rented individually or in a package located in Seaford, Delaware.. First, there is the beautifully refurbished Ross Mansion where small intimate ceremonies or vow renewals are held in the Main Parlor. Then there is the Ross Plantation grounds that boasts scenic views of the surrounding landscape and features vintage elements reminiscent of an earlier age. There are many scenic locations on the grounds to hold ceremonies of any size. Then there is the new Ross Station Wedding and Event Center that was opened in April of 2019. Hold your ceremony outdoors and your reception in this beautiful new building. At Ross Mansion, Ross Plantation grounds and Ross Station, couples can begin their new lives together surrounded by traditional charm, captivating rural vistas, and tasteful facilities. A historical landmark, this venue is perfect for couples looking for an idyllic setting to inspire lifelong wedding memories.

Facilities and Capacity

Seaford Historical Society Ross venues reside on 20 acres of rolling Delaware countryside and offers couples multiple indoor and outdoor event sites to choose from perfect for both simple and intimate gatherings as well as more sensational occasions. Inside the Mansion, the main parlor sets the stage for sunbathed ceremonies surrounded by traditional furnishings. Ross Station, an additional event space boasts ample room for 225 seated guests, a dance floor, and a DJ booth area. Across the property’s grounds, couples can opt to exchange vows on lush lawns or shaded beneath outstretched tree branches. Among the exciting events of the day, visitors are invited to explore the estate and take in its captivating scenery. This venue also features wheelchair-accessible facilities and on-site parking.

Services Offered

The administration at Seaford Historical Society aims to provide couples with an all-inclusive experience for any of their wedding-related needs. An on-location event planning professional offers coordination assistance and works hard to bring wedding dreams to life. The management extends an open-door policy regarding outside vendors, allowing couples to choose their own wedding suppliers. A selection of event rentals are made available to couples and include tables, chairs, linens and audiovisual equipment.

History

A historical center that regularly hosts educational events and museum tours, Seaford Historical Society has roots in the pre-Civil War era. The estate was acquired by the Seaford Historical Society in 1976 and has since undergone restorations to make the property accessible to the modern guest. Delaware’s governor, William Henry Harrison Ross first established the plantation in the 1850s and today, the Governor Ross Mansion stands in his memory.



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Outdoor Ceremony
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Ross Mansion Terrace Site
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Mansion Front Door Ceremony
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Ceremony under Shady Tree
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Horse & Carriage at Mansion
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Outside Ross Mansion
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Beautiful Photo Site
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On the dance floor
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A reception setup
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The newlyweds
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The mansion's patio site
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The main walkway
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An outdoor affair
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Horse and carriage
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Ross Station
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Ready for the celebrations
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The bride and groom
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Just married
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A vintage touch
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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Katherine Holzbur · Married on 10/20/2018

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    It was a perfect place

    Everything was wonderful!!!. The communication with the people of the historical society was exceptional (before, during and after). All of the people were so nice and helpful! Would definitely recommend for any event!.

    Sent on 12/09/2018
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    Shirley · Married on 06/28/2014

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    The Ross Mansion in Seaford, Delaware is a most beautiful backdrop for a wedding &/or reception. We held our daughter's wedding reception there as a tented event and it was nothing short of beautiful. Mr. Bill Messenger was the "man in the know" and made certain our night was bullet-proof. When we returned to the Mansion on the next evening, all was gone and it was if it never had happened. The only thing was left was a zillion fireflies dancing across the front lawn. However, memories of a beautiful bride, her handsome groom, family and friends enjoying a fantastic celebration will live on in our hearts and minds forever. This will forever be a beautiful memory and we sincerely give thanks for this beautiful setting and making this an unforgettable evening.

    Sent on 06/30/2014

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Seaford Historical Society FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 800.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 225
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, July, August, December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Barton's Rentals Discount

    If you book your wedding or event with the Seaford Historical Society you will receive a 15% discount on all rentals from Barton's Grand Central Rentals along with free delivery for rentals over $50. Does not include a discount on tents or labor.

3 Events

  • Sep Sat

    2019 Gala

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    • When:
      Sep 21, 2019 05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
    • Location:
      585 N. Market St., Ext., Seaford, Wilmington

    Dinner/Dance

  • Oct Thu

    Witches Brew Tea

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    • When:
      Oct 10, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    • Location:
      23669 Ross Station Road, Seaford, Wilmington

    Menu includes assorted tea sandwiches, scones and pastries.

    Price: $22 per person

    Reservations are required and limited to a total of 40. Reservations are not confirmed until payment received.

  • Oct Sat

    Community Fall Festival

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    • When:
      Oct 26, 2019 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location:
      585 N. Market St., Ext., Seaford, Wilmington

    Community Fal Festival

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  • 585 N. Market St., Ext. Seaford, DE, 19973 See on map
    302-664-7594 (Phone number)
    302-536-7194 (Other Phone Number)

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