Tie the knot in an unconventional way in Alabama. From historical sites to castle manors to rural farms, Alabama couples have options for getting married in a unique setting while still maintaining traditional elements of a wedding.
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort
Surrounded by woodland and lakes, Marriott's Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Hoover, Ala., has 21,000 square feet of event space. The resort is designed as a castle, complete with turrets. Banquet seating is available for up to 600 guests.
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort 4000 Grand Ave. Hoover, AL 35226 205-916-7677 rossbridgeresort.com
Seat your wedding guests outdoors next to a rustic barn, then move inside it for the reception. Decorate an old farm cart with a floral arrangement. This is a wedding at Huckleberry Farm in Jasper, Ala., which bills itself as "Rustic meets elegance." Couples can spend their wedding day in the seclusion and privacy of a farm atmosphere, surrounded by rolling hills in a rural setting. The farm offers wedding services such as horse and carriage, florist, limousine rental, linens and tables and chairs. Maximum guest capacity is 300.
Huckleberry Farm 59 Huckleberry Lane Jasper, AL 35504 205-384-6863 myhuckleberryfarm.com
For an old-fashioned setting, tie the knot at the Newton-Davis House in Odenville, Ala. Built in 1907, its long, white porch and arbor on the grounds add to the old-fashioned flavor. Inside, it can accommodate up to 150 people for a reception. The Newton-Davis House is a member of the St. Clair Historical Society.
Newton-Davis House 12415 U.S. Hwy. 411 Odenville, AL 35120 205-629-3254 newtondavishouse.com
Say "I do" standing at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains before moving inside for the reception in the rustic atmosphere of Cedar House in Ashville, Ala., which bills itself as "a gathering place." Cedar House also offers the option for a horse-drawn carriage to take the bride to the altar or take the newlyweds away afterward. The facility can seat 75-80 people or accommodate up to 200 for a standing event.
Cedar House 99 Alpha Ranch Dr. Ashville, AL 35953 205-594-7978 thecedarhouse.net
Ozan Vineyard and Cellars
Located on a 24-acre estate, the Ozan Vineyard and Cellars in Calera, Ala., gives couples a setting behind a hillside vineyard overlook. The facility features a sheltered outdoor facility, an indoor tasting room, wine bar and terrace for up to 150 guests. It also offers the option of personalized wine bottles to commemorate the occasion.
Ozan Vineyard & Cellars 173 Hwy. 301 Calera, AL 35040 205-668-6926 ozanwine.com