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.

Vulcan Park and Museum is one of Birmingham's most iconic wedding venue destinations. Image: Elle Danielle Photography

Vulcan Park and Museum is one of Birmingham’s most iconic wedding venue destinations. Image: Elle Danielle Photography

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.

Rustic elegance makes for the perfect day at <a href="http://www.windwoodweddings.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Windwood Equestrian</a>. Image: <a href="https://www.borrowedandblue.com/birmingham/wedding-venues/farms-barns/windwood-equestrian" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Borrowed and Blue</a>

Rustic elegance makes for the perfect day at Windwood Equestrian. Image: Borrowed & Blue

Windwood Equestrian creates a fairytale wedding venue. Image: Windwood Equestrian

Windwood Equestrian is a fairytale wedding venue. Image: Windwood Equestrian

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.

The Donnelly House is perfect for taking advantage of beautiful Southern weather on the bride's big day! Image: Spindle Photography

The Donnelly House is perfect for taking advantage of beautiful Southern weather on the bride’s big day! Image: Spindle Photography

The Donnelly House is the ideal venue for the traditional Southern bride.

The Donnelly House is the ideal venue for the classic Southern bride. Image: Kathy G and Company

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.

Nothings says "I Do" like the stunning view atop Vulcan. Image: Vulcan Park and Museum

Nothings says “I Do” like the stunning view atop Vulcan. Image: Vulcan Park & Museum

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Beautiful blooms and romantic lights create the perfect, romantic venue. Image: Vulcan Park and Museum

Beautiful blooms and romantic lights create the perfect romantic venue. Image: Vulcan Park & Museum

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!

Gorgeous greens make <a href="http://www.ozanwine.com/weddings" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ozan Winery</a> the perfect venue for Southern wine lovers! Image: <a href="https://www.borrowedandblue.com/birmingham/weddings/lisa-lewis" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Borrowed and Blue</a>

Gorgeous greens make Ozan Winery the perfect venue for Southern wine lovers! Image: Borrowed & Blue

Rustic elegance is both beautiful and charming at <a href="http://www.ozanwine.com/weddings" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ozan Winery</a>. Image: <a href="https://www.borrowedandblue.com/birmingham/weddings/lisa-lewis" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Borrowed and Blue </a>

Rustic elegance abounds at Ozan Winery. Image: Borrowed & Blue

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.

Scenic views and bright blooms make <a href="http://www.parkcrestevents.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Park Crest</a> a stunning wedding destination. Image:<a href="https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/park-crest-event-facility-birmingham/b1da12c254436725.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Wedding Wire </a>

Scenic views and bright blooms make Park Crest a stunning wedding destination. Image: Wedding Wire

Stone pathways, lush green and views of the mountain make <a href="http://www.parkcrestevents.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Park Crest</a> breathtaking. Image: <a href="https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/park-crest-event-facility-birmingham/b1da12c254436725.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wedding Wire </a>

Stone pathways, lush greenery and views of the mountain at Park Crest | Image: Wedding Wire

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.

The Sonnet House exudes classic Southern elegance. Image: <a href="http://venues.eptingevents.com/2013/02/the-sonnet-house/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Epting Events </a>

The Sonnet House exudes classic Southern elegance. Image: Epting Events

The Sonnet House is totally dreamy for the bride hoping for an all white wedding. Image: Epting Events

The Sonnet House is totally dreamy. Image: Epting Events

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!

Surprise guests with an unforgettable night at Saturn Birmingham. Image: Saturn

Surprise guests with an unforgettable night at Saturn. Image: Saturn

Saturn is the perfect wedding venue for Birmingham's most hipster couples. Image: The Knot

Saturn is the perfect wedding venue for Birmingham’s coolest couples. Image: The Knot

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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.

The Florentine Building is one of Birmingham's most breathtaking wedding venues. Image: The Florentine

The Florentine is one of Birmingham’s most breathtaking wedding venues. Image: The Florentine

The Florentine Building exudes Southern elegance. Image: Wedding.com

The Florentine exudes stately Southern elegance. Image: Pinterest

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.

Classic beauty meets Southern hospitality at Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms. Image: Pursell Farms

Classic beauty meets Southern hospitality at Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms. Image: Pursell Farms

A gorgeous view of the grounds at Hamilton Place | Image: Pursell Farms

A gorgeous view of the grounds at Hamilton Place | Image: Pursell Farms

A sunset over Pursell Farms showcases the wedding venue's natural beauty. Image: Pursell Farms

A sunset over Pursell Farms showcases the wedding venue’s natural beauty. Image: Pursell Farms

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.

Vibrant greens make Aldridge Gardens a dreamy wedding venue backdrop. Image: Aldridge Gardens

Vibrant greenery makes Aldridge Gardens a dreamy wedding venue backdrop. Image: Aldridge Gardens

A charming wedding reception at Aldridge Gardens. Image: Aldridge Gardens

A charming wedding reception space at Aldridge Gardens. Image: Aldridge Gardens

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.

Rustic charm meets Southern style at Swann Lake Stables. Image: Swann Lake Stables

Rustic charm meets Southern style at Swann Lake Stables. Image: Swann Lake Stables

The wedding venue at Swann Lake Stables is both charming and beautiful. Image: Swann Lake Stables

The wedding venue at Swann Lake Stables is both charming and beautiful. Image: Swann Lake Stables

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!”

Twinkling lights strung across repurposed beams makes Avondale Brewing the perfect wedding venue.

Twinkling lights strung across repurposed beams make Avondale Brewing the perfect wedding venue. Image: W&E Photographie

Long white reception tables with pops of green makes Avondale Brewing look fresh and timeless on wedding day. Image: W & E Photographie

Long white reception tables with pops of green make Avondale Brewing look fresh and timeless on wedding day. Image: W&E Photographie

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.

Haven's loft-like space is ideal for the modern bride. Image: Haven

Haven’s loft-like space is ideal for the modern bride. Image: Haven

Tons of natural light makes Haven a dreamy backdrop for a Birmingham wedding. Image: Haven

Tons of natural light make Haven a dreamy backdrop for a Birmingham wedding. Image: Haven

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.

Sweet and simple pinks and whites stand out at BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft. Image: Borrowed & Blue

Sweet and simple pinks and whites stand out at BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft. Image: Borrowed & Blue

BridgeStreet Galley & Loft looks ultra elegant with lush greens and crisp whites. Image: Hot House Design

BridgeStreet Galley & Loft looks ultra elegant with lush greens and crisp whites. Image: HotHouse Design

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.

The historic Rucker Place is one of Birmingham's most historic wedding venues. Image: J. Woodberry Photography

The historic Rucker Place is one of Birmingham’s most beloved wedding venues. Image: J. Woodberry Photography

A wedding at Rucker Place is gorgeous, unique and unforgettable. Image: Mary Margaret Smith Photography

A wedding at Rucker Place is gorgeous, unique and unforgettable. Image: Mary Margaret Smith Photography

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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