Auburn Heights Preserve




Auburn Heights Preserve is a timeless 1897 Victorian Queen Anne estate perfect for hosting an open-air wedding celebration. Nestled in historic Yorklyn, Delaware and just a minute from Pennsylvania, the former Thomas Marshall estate is a unique location for your big day. Surrounding grounds and the beautiful rose arbor are available for tenting in groups of up to 120. The sunporch and patio are also available for smaller events. Weddings can take place under the rose arbor or on the sprawling wraparound porch. The grand interior of the mansion is preserved as a museum showcasing the Marshall family’s life but is available for photography sessions as part of your life event as well as open to the bride and groom's parties to dress/prepare for this special occasion. Arrangements can also be made for mansion tours, a ride in a Stanley Steamer Antique Auto, or even a ride on the 1/8 size replica train that circles the property for your guests as part of your event. The park includes the Marshall Steam Museum and the Auburn Valley Railroad that can be booked as part of your wedding day. The Marshall Steam Museum is an interior space that can also be rented to compliment the tented area and provides a covered area in case of inclement weather. Celebrate your forever at Auburn Heights Preserve.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Mansion, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 120 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,920 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The 5-hour fee is $2,160. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding is $720 for up to 120 people. The small event rental fee is $325, which includes 3 hours of event time and allows for up to 25 guests. Please inquire directly with the venue for specifics.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Auburn Heights Preserve is estimated at between $6,065 and $9,803 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM