Northern Alabama Offers Great Wedding Destinations
With its extraordinary natural beauty, the northern Alabama region is the perfect setting for a dream wedding. Imagine saying “yes” to the most picturesque of views; sparkling lakes, lush vegetation, dizzying mountains. The internationally renowned musical and gastronomic installations, as well as a wide selection of magnificent and historical sites will make the happy couple a most magical day!
From small and intimate to large, indoors or out, here are a handful of our favorite wedding destinations from Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism Association:
Noccalula Falls Park: For a little rustic experience, Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden ticks all the boxes. With a 90 foot waterfall as the backdrop for a gorgeous cedar and stone wedding chapel, 65 family and friends can enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer on the big day.
The Stricklin hotel: For an elegant and slightly larger wedding – up to 125 guests – the Stricklin Social is located on the second floor of the magnificent Stricklin Hotel in Florence.
Burns Bluff in High Falls: Burns Bluff in High Falls is an incredible mountain top top wedding destination in beautiful northern Alabama. Unlike most wedding venue rentals, ours includes 48 hour access to the venue and an overnight stay for 18 guests at Burns Bluff Lodge. Book your fairytale wedding in the mountains.
Canyon of Dismals: For nature lovers, spend a week or weekend wedding at Dismals Canyon at Phil Campbell. A national natural monument, Dismals Canyon is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians. Activities for guests could include hikes around the 85 acres of land or s’mores by a campfire.
Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center: The Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center is a park and museum comprising 122 acres of forests, prairies and a large lake. Couples can choose from several outdoor sites with stunning views of the lake and Indian mounds. With over 20,000 artifacts on display, the Cherokee Council House Museum serves as a unique venue for indoor weddings.
No matter what type of wedding a blushing bride might imagine, she is sure to find it in the breathtaking beauty that northern Alabama has to offer.