12 of the Best Small Wedding Venues in Alabama

Whether you want quaint and cute to intimate glam, we found the best little spots to tie the knot.
Lauren Nowack
by Lauren Nowack
Updated Apr 10, 2024

When searching for small wedding venues in Alabama, securing a spot that fits your budget without compromising on amenities, charm and location is key. The best intimate spots to exchange vows include cozy restaurants, scenic farms and a few boutique venues specially made for microweddings. Depending on the season you're hoping to tie the knot, you may need to prioritize an indoor location with air conditioning when planning an Alabama wedding or opt for one with sweeping views of springtime flowers. Either way, we're sure you'll find what you're looking for here when planning a small wedding.

Enloe House in Roanoke, Alabama

Charm, opulence and history are found in every corner of the Enloe House, a gorgeous small wedding venue in Alabama. The house, built over a century ago, has been remodeled with hosting intimate weddings in mind. Just under two hours from both Birmingham and Montgomery in the small town of Roanoke, the Enloe House is a budget-friendly spot that doesn't compromise on the details. Ceremonies are typically held outside in the lush green yard overlooking the town with a cocktail reception inside or under a tent on the lawn afterwards. The home's bedrooms are perfect for getting ready beforehand or staying the night after the party winds down.

  • Guest Capacity: 50

The Wedding Chapel on the Mountain in Brownsboro, Alabama

One of our favorite small wedding venues in Huntsville, AL is the Wedding Chapel on the Mountain. It is more than just a venue; the team here is a creative group of wedding planners, creatives and day-of coordinators to ensure no detail falls through the cracks. This all-inclusive venue will handle catering, florals, the cake and a DJ, taking the stress out of coordinating multiple vendors. Ceremonies can be held in the cozy white wedding chapel, on the waterfall terrace or inside the delightful gazebo before heading to the ballroom or veranda for a cocktail hour and reception. While most spots at this venue can hold up to 100 guests, prices are discounted for small weddings under 50.

  • Guest Capacity: 100, discounted pricing for groups less than 50

The Dogwood Room at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge in Huntsville, Alabama

The serene mountain setting found at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge near Huntsville sets the stage for a small, rustic wedding inside the park's Dogwood Room. The stone-walled charm on the Monte Sano Lodge means little decorating is required to make this venue come to life, allowing this already budget-friendly venue to be an excellent choice for keeping costs low across the board. The Dogwood Room can hold 45 guests, but for more space or larger parties, the attached Oak Hall can hold up to 225 people. Additional rooms are available for food prep, staging and more. Outside, guests will find plenty of walking paths and a stone patio with a gazebo for an outdoor ceremony. With cabins and camping available, it's easy to turn this venue into a weekend getaway for all.

  • Guest Capacity: 45 in Dogwood Room, 225 in Oak Hall

Fernwood in Scottsboro, Alabama

Tucked at the center of Scottsboro, Alabama, Fernwood is a gorgeous historical venue with character. The two-acre estate holds 60 guests within its doors or 150 outside. Stunning white columns and other Greek-Revival architecture sets this home apart, and the plethora of shade on the grounds and gardens will give everyone plenty of spots to tuck out of the Alabama sun. Ponds, gardens, patios and paths are scattered about the property, providing ample space for yard games, cocktail hour and a celebratory send-off.

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  • Guest Capacity: 60 inside, 150 outside

Southern House & Garden in Knoxville, Alabama

If you're looking for small wedding venues in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, it is worth putting the Southern House & Garden at the top of your list. While the venue has many spaces that can hold large weddings, intimate weddings are held in the Bella Chapel with a reception afterward in the rustic barn. Iron and crystal chandeliers and string lights will hang over your guests, creating an enchanting atmosphere as they celebrate you at English Pub tables which can be decorated with lanterns, wreaths and candles provided by the Southern House & Garden staff. All in all, this nearly all-inclusive venue is a one-stop-shop for pulling off a darling wedding without stress.

  • Guest Capacity: 50 in the Barn, four other locations can hold more

The Ponds @ Andalusia in Andalusia, Alabama

Does "European flare in the South" or "simplistic elegance in a luxury venue" sound like what you're looking for in a small wedding venue in Alabama? Well, The Ponds @ Andalusia are just that. The modern farmhouse, accented with a large, welcoming screened-in porch and the Timber Ridge House provide the perfect spots for the to-be-weds and their attendants to prepare for a pond-side outdoor ceremony. Details like reclaimed timbers and luxury linens accent the spaces, making sure your wedding day and the night after are everything they should be.

  • Guest Capacity: 50

The Cedars in Demopolis, Alabama

With a history dating back to 1890 and lovingly restored buildings, The Cedars gives weddings country charm with sophistication and modern amenities. Various buildings allow for plenty of creativity when planning your celebration. The Farmhouse sleeps 12 and can fit its guests around its table and is typically used for getting ready or setting up a buffet. The Greenhouse holds 30 guests while the Chapel holds around 60. For larger groups, the White Barn can hold up to 300. The Black Barn, when finished, is also a smaller event space with a bar. With so many intimate spots to pick from, The Cedars is an excellent small wedding venue in Alabama.

  • Guest Capacity: 12 in the Farmhouse, 30 in the Greenhouse, 60 in the Chapel, 300 in the barn.

Cotton Row Restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama

Led by renowned Chef James Boyce, the Cotton Row Restaurant is an acclaimed restaurant in downtown Huntsville that provides its guests unparalleled southern service, locally-sourced ingredients and a seasonally driven menu. On top of this, the space uses plenty of rustic wood and elegant details to create a warm ambiance in all of its rooms, including its many private spaces. With two upstairs lofts, each which can hold 32 seated or 50 standing, there's space for a ceremony and reception here. Smaller parties can book any of the many other small private dining rooms.

  • Guest Capacity: 16 seated reception in Cedar Pipe Cellar, 32 in the Lofts, 14 in the Boardroom, 10 in Salon, 100 in entire restaurant

The Gazebo at The Oaks at Mount Carmel in Coffee Springs, Alabama

The Oaks at Mount Carmel is a breathtaking wedding venue with sweeping views of the property's four acre pond and barn. While large celebrations are held in the post and beam barn, intimate ceremonies of up to 25 can be held in the waterside gazebo. Additional guests can sit and watch just a few feet away on shore. Being a private residence, this venue provides the utmost privacy for the couple to let them make their special day whatever they want it to be.

  • Guest Capacity: Around 25 in the gazebo, 150 in the barn

The Glasshouse at Alabama Eden in Rainbow City, Alabama

In 2022, a wedding florist opened The Glasshouse, an intimate wedding venue with intentional details and a relaxed vibe. After years working on large weddings with her business, this transition allowed her to connect with her clients on a more personal level as she provides gorgeous florals for a bespoke micro-wedding. Under an hour from Birmingham, this is one of the best wedding venues around the bustling city. The name is the perfect description of this venue too. Enclosed in glass on all sides in the center of a bright forest, this spot easily earned its spot as one of the prettiest small outdoor wedding venues in Alabama.

  • Guest Capacity: 20

Lighthouse Marina Weddings in Adger, Alabama

Do you want to treat your guests to sunset dinner on the bay? Then check out Lighthouse Marina Weddings. This intimate yet vibing venue lets the couple make their entrance (or exit!) by boat on the Black Warrior River while guests watch from around the wedding arbor or wooden dock. Either way, this venue makes the most of nature's beauty without compromising on ease and accessibility. Able to fit up to 70 guests, your small wedding would fit right in here at the Marina.

  • Guest Capacity: 70

A Walk-In Wedding at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens in Huntsville, Alabama

Perhaps you already have a favorite restaurant picked out to host a meal after you say your vows, but you're still looking for the right ceremony location. If so, consider the natural beauty at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. While this venue hosts plenty of large weddings, they also specialize in walk-in weddings with 20 people or less. This option also lets you take advantage of an on-grounds photoshoot, giving you breathtaking pictures to cherish your special day forever.

  • Guest Capacity: 20 for a walk-in wedding

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