Hotels for Weddings in Birmingham

by Allison Westbrook
Several Birmingham hotels provide wedding coordinators at no charge.

Several Birmingham hotels provide wedding coordinators at no charge.

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Birmingham is the largest metropolis in Alabama, with more than one million residents in its immediate and surrounding areas. Thousands of weddings occur in the city each year, many of which take place in hotels around the area. From small family weddings, to large formal affairs, future newlyweds have no problem finding an appropriate wedding venue.

Historic Downtown

Located in Downtown Birmingham, the historic Tutwiler Hotel is an elegant and memorable location to hold a wedding or reception. The hotel opened in 1914, and today is honored as a National Historic Landmark. Since opening, The Tutwiler has played host to countless wedding events. Wedding parties and guests have access to up to 3,800 square feet of meeting space, a small courtyard and a ballroom that seats up to 200 guests. An in-house wedding coordinator handles all of the details including staffing, catering, floral arrangements, music and cake.

Outdoor Options

Couples hoping to get married outdoors can do so at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge. Its outdoor ceremony venue overlooks a beautifully landscaped Robert Trent Jones golf course. The bride and groom can also enjoy their reception outdoors or opt for an indoor celebration in one of the Renaissance Hotel's reception halls. Hotel staff and a certified wedding planner are on-hand throughout each ceremony and reception to make sure every wedding event is running smoothly. The event coordinator can also arrange for wedding entertainment, flowers, catering, table settings, photographers and other important event details.

Formal Venue

Weddings at the Wynfrey Hotel are typically about formality and elegance. Three event ballrooms at the hotel feature 16-foot tall ceilings, crystal chandeliers and Italian marble, with walls adorned in original artwork and hand-painted murals. The hotel staff and wedding coordinators have professional relationships with many area ceremony and reception vendors that have experience working events at the Wynfrey Hotel. To simplify the wedding experience, couples can opt to pay one price for an all-inclusive reception package that includes catering.

Large Capacity

The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel has ample space for any size wedding. The Birmingham Ballroom opens up into 25,000 square feet of space that can be divided into many smaller spaces. Ballroom rentals include access to audio-visual equipment to use for slide shows, bands, speeches and disk jockeys. The hotel also offers banquet seating for receptions, including round tables and chairs to seat up to 2,080 people. As an added convenience, couples can reserve blocks of rooms at the hotel for out-of-town guests or for wedding party dressing rooms prior to the wedding.

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