Congratulations! You’re engaged! When you begin wedding planning, one of your most important concerns may be affordability. There are so many little details to think of, and the costs can add up quickly.
As of 2020, the average cost of a wedding in Alabama was $15,056, with the venue being the most expensive.
If you want to save some serious cash on your venue, check out our 12 most affordable wedding venues in Alabama.
Greystone Golf & Country Club
The Greystone Golf and Country Club, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is full of elegance and sophistication.
The courses sprawling hills and the patio overlooking the course provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.
This beautiful venue offers two separate clubhouses and nine spaces to hold your ceremony and reception.
The Founder’s Clubhouse has a Main Dining Room, Terrace, Trophy Room with Terrace, Oak Suite, Cellar, and Outdoor Patio.
The Legacy Clubhouse offers a Dining Room, Conference Room, and Grille. Greystone Golf and Country Club is full of options to make your day exactly as you dreamed.
This venue also offers a varied menu with exceptional service. You’ll have options for a plated dinner, buffet, action stations, and hors d’oeuvres.
Typical Cost: $250-$5,000
Capacity: 350 guests
Located in Jasper, Alabama, The Whittemore Farm is full of rustic charm. This venue has both indoor and outdoor event spaces for your wedding day. Get married on the farm surrounded by a pond, lush greenery, and an old dirt road for a true country feel.
After your ceremony, party the night away in the barn at your reception. The barn is complete with a beautiful chandelier and exposed wood beams, perfect for a rustic wedding.
This full-service venue offers catering, floral design, tables and chairs, linens, and even a horse-drawn carriage for a grand entrance.
Typical Cost: $2,000 and up
Capacity: 200 guests
The Cypress Pavillion is located on four acres of gardens at the banks of the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Cypress Pavillion is a part of the Cypress Inn Restaurant, with over 4,000 square feet of stonework. This venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces for your special day.
The Pavillion is full of beautiful woodwork, iron chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors for a true indoor-outdoor feel.
The venue also has multiple terraces, fountains, covered decks, and patios for an outdoor dream wedding. Exchange your vows in the arbor among the trees.
The venue also offers exclusive catering using local ingredients and family recipes for great plated dinners or buffet options.
Typical Cost: $750- $4,500
Capacity: 200 guests
The Ozan Winery is the perfect rustic wedding venue. This venue has indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding party in Calera, Alabama.
Marry your best friend on the ceremony lawn surrounded by grape vines, country sheds, and large oak trees.
Host your reception inside the winery surrounded by wine and simple decor or outside in The Vineyard Overlook.
The Vineyard Overlook includes a sheltered pavilion and courtyard overlooking the expanse of the vineyard.
With moss-covered buildings and natural light, this venue is an amazing wedding venue for any couple.
Typical Cost: $2,500-$3,500
Capacity: 150 guests
Mistletoe Bough is a grand 1890s bed and breakfast in Alexander City, Alabama. This charming wedding venue is full of color, unique decor, and southern style. Everywhere you look, gorgeous Victorian designs add to the elegance.
Get married outside in full view of the beautiful gardens and lush greenery. Dance the night away under a clear tent basking in the view of the stars.
This elegant wedding venue in Alabama has packages for every wedding budget and wedding type to make your day special.
Every rental includes tables and chairs, an arch to get married under, a bar, a bridal suite, a groom’s suite, event staff, and parking staff.
You even have the option of a two-day reservation to take in every moment of your wedding day.
Typical Cost: $335- $4,520
Capacity: 100 guests
Russell Lands on Lake Martin
Russell Lands is a truly magical inexpensive wedding venue in Alexander City, Alabama.
Russell Lands is located on Lake Martin’s 40,000 acres of pristine water and shoreline with 25,000 acres of forest. It’s a vast expanse of beauty you won’t find anywhere else. The out-of-this-world beauty of this venue serves as a stunning backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception.
Russell Lands has several indoor and outdoor spaces to customize for your wedding day.
The Spring House boasts five different venues in one for an indoor-outdoor wedding. Get married on the lawn surrounded by beautiful trees and dance the night away at your reception in the Spring House.
The Stables are another great option for an indoor or outdoor wedding. The Stables lawn overlooks vast trees and greenery. Inside the Stables, you’ll find beautiful woodwork and rustic charm.
The Grand Oak allows you to get married underneath the shade of an old oak tree for an unforgettable experience or get married at Heaven Hill with mountain views and sprawling hilltops.
Hold your reception at the Lodge at Cocktail Slough for an intimate wedding reception with a covered patio, dock, and wood beam ceilings.
Every space in this venue is full of rustic charm and beauty made to fit every budget.
Typical Cost: $3,000 and up
Capacity: Spring House- 400 guests, The Stables- 250 guests, The Grand Oak- 300 guests, The Lodge at Cocktail Slough- 200 guests, Heaven Hill- 250 guests
This 1914 banquet hall in Birmingham, Alabama, is full of historical significance and charm.
This venue boasts unique design elements like exposed brick, hardwood flooring, and high ceilings with wooden beams. Woodrow Hall is full of warmth for an intimate wedding.
Woodrow Hall has two different rooms for your wedding ceremony and reception. The Magnolia Room on the second floor of Woodrow Hall is perfect for an intimate wedding with 100-year-old floors, woodwork, and handmade wooden antique tables and chairs.
The Compass Ballroom is a 3800-square-foot ballroom with gold Chavarri chairs, natural lighting, high ceilings, and custom window treatments.
Easily add extras like a selfie station, coat check, linens, a champagne greeting, and more. Woodrow Hall is a great option for an affordable indoor reception.
Typical Cost: $1,950- $3,550
Capacity: Compass Ballroom- 200 guests, Magnolia Room- 100 guests
Soiree Event Gallery
Located in Hoover, Alabama, The Soiree Event Gallery is an elegant ballroom perfect for your special day.
The gorgeous flooring and beautiful chandeliers give this venue a simple elegance that your guests will remember.
Accent the room with specialized lighting in your colors for a unique touch. Choose between The Royal Ballroom or Grand Ballroom.
Both spaces include all tables, setup and teardown, bridal and grooms suite, custom marble top bars, and onsite parking.
The Grand Ballroom showcases artwork by a local Birmingham artist, crystal chandeliers, hardwood floors, and crown molding.
The Royal Ballroom features recessed lighting, an open floor plan, and ebony hardwood flooring.
This venue screams elegance and sophistication for the perfect wedding day.
Typical Cost: $1,500- $5,995
Capacity: Grand Ballroom- 450 guests, Royal Ballroom- 200 guests
Kalioka Stables, located in Mobile, Alabama, is a country wedding dream event space.
Exchange your vows among the open fields with grazing horses and a picturesque pond. This venue is full of rustic elegance for your special day.
This venue has two separate barns, an open-air breezeway stable, and an indoor barn.
The stables are complete with a gorgeous brick walkway, and the indoor barn is full of beautiful woodwork and exposed beams that will need little more than some twinkling lights to jazz up.
They even feature all-inclusive wedding packages to customize your wedding day to your liking.
This dream venue is full of picturesque backdrops for the most beautiful wedding photos.
Typical Cost: $3,500 and up
Capacity: 200 guests
The Barn at Shady Lane
The Barn at Shady Lane is located on eight acres in Bessemer, Alabama. The rustic barn contains iron, crystal chandeliers, and other vintage aspects.
The barn is a private place to have your wedding, away from all the hustle and bustle. It offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding day.
Exchange your vows in the barn surrounded by gorgeous wood flooring and exposed wooden beams or outside surrounded by trees and lush greenery.
The staff is dedicated to making your wedding day exactly as you wish with ten different layout options.
Every rental includes tables, chivari chairs, vintage pine pews, setup and teardown, and onsite parking.
They also have several additional items that can be rented, including a photobooth tapestry, pillars, lanterns, rustic wooden bowls, and wood centerpiece boxes.
Typical Cost: $5,900 and up
Capacity: 300 guests
Located in Pell City, Alabama, on 80 acres of pastures and hills, this venue offers a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding celebration.
The Applewood Farm is perfect for any time of the year, with outdoor and climate-controlled indoor spaces.
Marry your partner outside around the Serenity Pond, surrounded by trees and meadows, or in the courtyard of the Main House, surrounded by the farm.
Keep your reception outside or move the party inside to the Crystal Chandelier Barn with a professional stage for your entertainment, a dedicated dancefloor, and a secure, lighted parking area.
The venue includes the Country Cottage for your wedding party preparations, complete with a private patio, kitchen, covered porches, and a wood-burning stove.
Typical Cost: $1,550 and up
Capacity: 220 guests
The Barrel Room at Cahaba Brewery
This Brewery, named after the Cahaba River, is located in the historic Continental Gin Complex in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Brewery is full of vintage and industrial design elements for a modern wedding.
This venue has a patio for an outdoor wedding and The Barrel Room for an indoor wedding space.
The Barrel Room is a private space separate from the main Taproom with brick walls, exposed wood beams, and a modern industrial feel.
The Patio is a semi-private space covered and connected to the main Taproom.
If you or your beau are big beer fans, the Brewery has the added benefit of custom-made beer. All of the Cahaba Brewery’s spaces are fully customizable for your perfect wedding day.
Typical Cost: $2,750 and up
Capacity: Patio- 75 guests, Barrel Room-120 guests