Of course there’s the chapel, but maybe you’re looking for a wedding venue that’s off the beaten path — a place that will take your special day to the next level. Well, in a city as lush and beautiful as Birmingham, it is no surprise that we are home to some of the South’s most incredible wedding venues. From historic downtown buildings to rustic vineyards, there’s somewhere for every bride to create her dream wedding without needing a destination. The Magic City is definitely a magical place to tie the knot, and we have found some of the most unforgettable spots of all to have a wedding celebration close to home.
Windwood Equestrian: Rustic Elegance
Windwood Equestrian is located on over 200 lush acres of farmland originally purposed for horseback riding. Windwood Weddings is the estate’s latest venture, offering indoor and outdoor options in their state-of-the-art facilities. The property provides barns, meadows and courtyards to accommodate wedding celebrations big and small! The attentive and well-trained staff allows you to enjoy your big day while they take care of the details. The idyllic scenery and luxurious amenities will make your wedding day feel like a dream come true.
The Donnelly House: Southern Tradition in the Heart of Birmingham
This historic Highland Park home is the perfect spot for a stunning Southern wedding. The Donnelly House provides catering, planning, rentals, equipment and a service staff to provide brides with a tasteful, low-maintenance event. This 12,000-square-foot Georgian mansion can accommodate up to 225 guests and offers indoor and outdoor options as well as rooms for the bridal and groom parties to prepare for the festivities. Make this historic landmark a place where you and your hubby-to-be will make incredible memories to treasure for years to come.
Vulcan Park & Museum: Breathtaking Views for a Breathtaking Bride
Vulcan Park not only shows off our beautiful city, but also our city’s beautiful brides! Vulcan Park is a fabulous and budget-friendly option for your big day, offering indoor ballrooms and Red Mountain views for weddings of up to 250 guests. Guests are given free access to the museum and grounds throughout the event, and a perfect Kodak moment with sunset views of the Magic City. Vulcan Park offers catering, a bar and service staff for your big day, as well as a Vulcan event professional on site at all times. Turn this famous Birmingham spot into your private oasis for your special day.
Ozan Winery: Bringing the Napa Valley Down South
Wine connoisseurs rejoice! Ozan Winery offers picturesque vineyard weddings with winery receptions in the heart of Alabama. Choose from several gorgeous spots to exchange vows. Then celebrate with up to 150 loved ones, from the portico with a vineyard overlook to the Sunset Veranda. Ozan Winery offers catering, bar and wineries, planning, rentals and equipment for your convenience. Make sure to check out this hidden gem in Calera for a lush and luxurious wedding!
Park Crest: Holy Mountaintop Matrimony
Park Crest boasts three breathtaking venues that will accommodate a scenic, contemporary wedding. This beautiful event facility functions well for weddings small and large, and guests are always encouraged to stay for the best sunset view in town. Park Crest offers bar service, catering and planning to ensure that your day is as perfect as your surroundings.
The Sonnet House: Poetic Beauty for a Most Romantic Day
This stunning 19-acre property in Leeds is ideal for every bride who has dreamed of a white wedding. From the gorgeous white farmhouse to sweeping oak trees and outdoor fireplace, The Sonnet House has the dreamy feel of a seaside escape and the rustic charm of a gorgeous Southern farmhouse. The Sonnet House offers event planning, catering and incredible floral arrangements, along with indoor and outdoor spaces, to create your ideal day for up to 250 guests, come rain or shine.
Saturn: A Southern Hipster’s Haven
Saturn is the perfect spot if you’re looking to host a funky, retro, outside-the-box wedding. Located in the heart of Avondale, this venue will make for a wedding to remember with fantastic drinks and plenty of room for up to 250 of your loved ones to dance the night away. Celebrations can be held in Saturn’s indoor performance space, and the bride can get ready where the famous touring singers and musicians hang out before their shows! Saturn offers a large bar with drinks as well as planning to help assist brides in putting on the hippest wedding in town!
The Florentine: Elegance with Ease
The Florentine building has notably been referred to as “Birmingham’s Most Beautiful Building,” and for good reason! Not only does The Florentine offer a gorgeous indoor wedding venue, but also catering, bar service, in-house pastry chefs, floral and decor options and an on-site event coordinator for the day of. This historic location in the heart of Magic City has everything you need for a stunning, delicious and unforgettable wedding for up to 300 guests.
Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms: Southern Serenity
Stepping onto Pursell Farms is like walking into a Southern dreamscape. Hamilton Place, the historic manor-turned-breathtaking event space on the property, features beautiful architecture and romantic, warm interiors, creating the ideal space for an unforgettable Southern soirée. The rare privacy of Pursell Farms allows both the wedding party and guests to feel tucked away among the natural beauty while being just under an hour outside of Birmingham. With ample spaces for the bride and her bridal party to prepare apart from the groom and his merry men, as well as multiple ceremony spots, cocktail hour options and reception spaces to choose from, there is plenty of opportunity to customize the wedding of your dreams. With fresh, gourmet cuisine, a staff ready to make sure all goes well and amazing on-site guest accommodations, Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms is a rare jewel of a wedding venue.
Aldridge Gardens: Blossoming Romance
Aldridge Gardens is just right for the bride looking to be one with Birmingham’s most beautiful blooms. No matter the season, Aldridge Garden’s lush greenery, vibrant blossoms and hues of autumnal change will create a stunning backdrop to the special day! With multiple locations and layouts to choose from, including a secluded changing and lounging room for the bride, Aldridge Gardens has got everything you need for an enchanting, stress-free day.
Swann Lake Stables: The Modern Day Hippie’s Escape
Swann Lake Stables is one of Birmingham’s dreamiest wedding destinations. Located on the outskirts of Cahaba Heights, the rustic barn comes to life with rows of twinkling lights casting a romantic ambiance on the warm interiors. Acres of manicured, green lawns upon the rolling hills are beautifully juxtaposed with the grandeur of the surrounding, untouched forest. A great room complete with a customizable bar area, stone patio ideal for guest seating and various outdoor options, including areas along the beautiful Little Cahaba River, make Swann Lake Stables a haven for almost any bride.
Avondale Brewery: Brewing Love
A brewery might not be the first place one thinks of when planning a wedding, but that’s what makes Avondale Brewing so surprising and unique. Charming exposed brick and a spacious outdoor patio create a laid-back, comfortable atmosphere for guests to celebrate the happy couple! Plus, located in the heart of Birmingham’s fastest growing hipster haven, Avondale Brewing is a dreamy backdrop for your “I do!”
Haven: A Downtown Escape
This aptly named venue nestled in bustling downtown Birmingham is ideal for the lovebirds hoping to celebrate their day in a modern and hip atmosphere. The loft-like space is filled with natural lighting and large enough to accommodate up to 1,000 people. Originally built in 1924 and renovated in 2014, this space perfectly combines historic charm with modern accents.
BridgeStreet Gallery & Loft: Two HeARTs Together
Dreaming of an all-white wedding? Look no further! BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft is a two-story paradise in the city center of Birmingham. This venue is both chic and urban and can act as the ideal backdrop for any bride’s dream day. Plus, it is within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, Regions Field and Railroad Park for guests’ convenience and easy access to fun activities for the entire wedding party! BridgeStreet Gallery & Loft is the ultimate inspirational space.
Rucker Place: The Southern Romanticist’s Dream
Built in 1900, the historic Rucker Place radiates Southern charm. Overlooking the city, this warm and inviting mansion is incredibly spacious and features magnificent wrap-around porches, a spectacular view and a serenity that makes guests feel miles away from the busy city. This venue is ideal for the bride looking to say her vows in an immaculate Southern treasure.
Whether you are looking for a small, hip wedding in Avondale or a giant, classic wedding in a sweeping meadow, there are so many incredible options to choose from around Birmingham. No matter your budget or style, there are fabulous wedding venues that will make your day the one you’ve always dreamed of.
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