Top 10 Wedding Venues in Alabama

By Julie •  Updated: 02/01/21 •  6 min read

Finding the best venue for your wedding can be extremely stressful and almost impossible sometimes. Most people have the image of their perfect wedding vividly etched in their minds, but the problem is often translating the picture-perfect wedding into reality.

To make things easier for you, we’ve made a list of our Top 10 wedding venues in Alabama. Instead of asking, why Alabama? We believe the question should be, why not? Alabama has everything you need to have the perfect wedding. It has inviting venues to personalize to fit your wedding theme and lovely weather that make it the best location for romantic outdoor ceremonies.

We will provide you with the details that you need to book the venue of your choice, and as a bonus, we will recommend our absolute favorite spot! Sit tight as we take you on this journey of our best wedding venues in beautiful Alabama.


Here are the top 10 wedding venues in Alabama:

The Sterling Castle

Address: 389 Deseret Dr, Shelby, AL 35143

Phone: 205-669-9486

Formerly a large family house, it is now owned and run privately and is the perfect venue for romantic weddings, whether traditional or completely unique. It has a spectacular castle frontage that gives a beautiful backdrop for all your wedding photos.

The best part? It is a perfectly suitable location for both the ceremony and reception! The castle can contain about 50 persons, and 300 persons can fit in the reception hall. Do you love this venue as much as we do?

Grand Hotel Resort and Spa

Address: One Grand Boulevard, Point Clear, AL 36564

Number: 251-990-6359

Do you fancy a beachside wedding with a beautiful view of the Gulf shore? Then this is the venue for you! It is an excellent choice for small or large weddings, and they have a team of committed event and wedding planners to make sure your day is every bit as perfect as you’ve imagined.

You can choose to have your wedding outdoors in the gardens with an ocean view and move inside for the reception. This venue can host your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, farewell breakfast, and even your bridal spa day. Isn’t it amazing?


Applewood Farm

Address: 860 Sweet Apple Rd, Pell City, AL 35128

Number: 205-338-4910

Are you a nature lover that loves to dance? Then Applewood Farm is the perfect venue for you. It has a beautiful Crystal Chandelier barn that can accommodate about 200 guests with a spacious dance floor and professional stage for the DJ.

While the barn can host both the ceremony and reception, you can choose to have an outdoor wedding in one of their scenic locations. Amazing right?

Fountainview Mansion

Address: 2700 Mimms Trail, Auburn, AL36832

Number:  334-466-2120

This luxurious hilltop mansion is perfect for elegant and traditional wedding celebrations. As a plus, it also offers sophisticated overnight accommodation for the bridal party and even traveling guests.

This venue offers an all-inclusive package for the wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner that includes chairs, tables, glassware, cutlery, linen, as well as cake-cutting services. Moore’s Mill Club provides all the catering services, and they allow you to select from numerous bar options with the inclusion of a barman. What do you think?

Gabrella Manor

Address: 8912 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35206

Number: 205-833-9754

This Spanish-style mansion boasts of several things that make it an excellent venue for a wedding, such as the sweeping staircase to give the bride a dramatic entrance, indoor balconies that overlook the elegant Great Room, and stained-glass windows.

This venue offers full-service and will ensure that you have all you need to make your day perfect! Including in-house decor, photography, flowers, and catering. You can have your beautiful ceremony outdoors and move inside the Great Room for the best reception ever.


Aldridge Gardens

Address: 3530 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216

Number: 205-682-8019

This venue will be the ideal backdrop for your romantic wedding! It provides a wedding planner that will work with you to make your wedding unique and beautiful. It has numerous outdoor locations for the ceremony and a beautiful outdoor pavilion for the reception.

J & D Farms 

Address: 5635 Mountain Pass Road, Southside, AL 35907

Number: 256-278-2784

This venue is mainly for events and weddings, and they offer you a wide range of options for your dream wedding. Weddings booked on weekends have complete accessibility to the farm for three days, allowing enough time for everything to be arranged just the way you want.

It provides accommodation for the ceremony and reception and free antique props for decoration.

Malaga Inn

Address: 359 Church Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Number: 251-438-4701

This privately owned venue has a beautiful landscape with an 1862 courtyard setting and is perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Asides from the elegant background, it provides accommodation for the bridal party and traveling guests. The inn staff can also help in the wedding plan and recommend reliable vendors to deliver anything not readily available on-ground, including the cake, photographers, and flowers.


Matthews Manor

Address: 3279 Us-11, Springville, AL 35146

Number: 205-467-3935

Matthews Manor will make your wedding planning as stress-free as possible with their team of dedicated wedding planners to cater to every detail of your big day. This beautiful venue has three indoor and outdoor areas, including Rebecca Gardens, Micah’s Meadow, and Grace Hall.

The wedding planners will work hand-in-hand with you to make sure your wedding looks the way you’ve always dreamed, from the catering to the decor and even the music. The catering can be customized to fit your budget.

Old Alabama Town

Address: 301 Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

Number: 334-264-7480

Have you always dreamed of a quaint and historically set wedding? Then this is the venue for you! This Montgomery Town Museum has numerous options for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies or reception. They will help with the planning and recommend dependable service providers.

Included in the rental fee is a set-up/break-down service and bridal suite. Aside from ceremonies, they also host rehearsal dinners.




A word of caution – these venues are usually booked in advance, so be sure to book your favorite earlier on. We hope this list made your wedding planning a little easier. Cheers to a happy married life!

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Julie is an editor and writer who loves to write about getting engaged and wedding preparations. She’s also a wedding photographer on the side. Julie received her degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Julie lives in Texas with her husband and their three kids. As a couple they enjoy spending time on Texas’ South Padre Island beaches, and they also love to hike in the Texas Hill Country. As well as being parents to kids, Julie and her husband are also pet parents to two dogs, three cats, and a 50 gallon tank of beautiful tropical fish.

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