The Seaford Historical Society (SHS) has fully restored The Ross Mansion, a rare, Italian Villa style brick home. Once the home of Governor Ross and his family, the Mansion is a testament to Southern living. We are happy to open the Ross Mansion for small (maximum 40) rentals.

The historic Plantation grounds, also available for rental offer an attractive country setting. If you opt for an outdoor event mature hardwood trees on the lawns and by the stately Mansion provide shade for guests. We also provide parking for over 200 cars.

In April 2019 we opened our new indoor venue, the Ross Station. Ceremonies can be held on the beautiful grounds with a reception in Ross Station. Ross Station offers a catering kitchen, a multipurpose room, restrooms and a large ballroom that can accommodate up to 225 people seated.

We are pleased to partner with the community by making the historic Mansion, scenic Plantation grounds and Ross Station available to rent for outdoor or indoor weddings, receptions, shows, or other events.

The outbuildings are furnished as museum exhibits and are not available for rental.

Below are some of the events that can be held at Ross Mansion, Plantation and Ross Station:

  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Vow Renewals
  • Wedding Reception
  • Wedding Rehearsal Dinners
  • Wedding Showers
  • Baby Showers
  • Engagements
  • Business Meetings
  • Day Retreats
  • Corporate Functions
  • Nonprofit Meetings/Events
  • Private Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Dinner Parties
  • Memorial Services or Receptions
  • Family Reunions
  • Picnics
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Events
  • Photography Location

For outdoor events, tents, tables, chairs, decoration, lighting, security, food service, music, trash removal, and other amenities must be provided by the renter.  For indoor events tables and chairs are provided, all other amenities must be provided by the renter.

Alcoholic beverages are permitted. If beverages are sold, a Gathering License must be obtained from the Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Complimentary beverages do not require a license. If a cash bar, licensed bartenders are required.

The Seaford Historical Society thanks you for considering the Ross Mansion, Plantation and Ross Station in your event planning.   If you would like additional information about our venue, please complete the Contact Form.


Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation

CLOSED until further notice

Seaford Museum

1:00 – 4:00 pm FRIDAYS only

Society Business Office Hours

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday – Friday