If you are someone who is very weather aware, or just doesn’t want to have to think about what you would do if it rains, this blog post is for you! I will be highlighting 6 beautiful indoor wedding venues in Birmingham, AL that are sure to fit your wedding day needs – no matter the weather!
The nice thing about having an indoor wedding venue, or at least a venue that offers an indoor option, is that should nasty weather arrive on your best day ever, there is a way to still have a beautiful wedding day while avoiding the weather! Today I want to share with you some of my favorite ones, and all of them are perfect for indoor ceremonies that include stunning outdoor options for photography! (HINT, you may want to say until the end because I am sharing an exclusive tip that I usually wouldn’t share unless you had already booked me…for FREE!!)
#1. The Barn at Shady Lane
As you can tell from the name, this indoor wedding venue in Birmingham, AL is a beautiful, stunning barn venue that has been newly painted white on the inside! This is lovely news as a photographer because it means that it is so much easier to capture your authentic and true moments in a natural way with all of the bright natural light! This indoor wedding venue is perfect if you are wanting to have a laid back wedding, or a sophisticated and upscale wedding…the Barn at Shady Lane can do it all! There is a lot of natural green and grassy areas to take your portraits, and for your guests to hang out while they do a ceremony to reception flip! Click here to learn more about this venue!
#2. Oak Meadow Event Center
This indoor wedding venue in Birmingham, AL is another barn wedding venue, but it is more on the modern farmhouse side of the scale! Completely white, inside and out, it created the perfect place to have natural-light filled photos…that perfect combination for your luxurious and upscale photography that you so badly want! This venue can accommodate a guest list of all ranges, and their website makes things simple to see what days they are available! Click here to learn more about this venue!
#3. The Florentine
You have probably seen me talk about this indoor wedding venue in Birmingham, AL in the past, but I honestly can’t get enough of it. 1920’s sophisticated style, intricate architectural design, class…this venue has it all. This indoor venue featured huge windows for all of your natural light needs, creamy white walls, in house bar, on site catering, and not to mention, the most perfect portrait opportunities for your wedding day! You truly cannot go wrong with this wedding venue, central to Birmingham city! Click here to see an engagement session I did at this building!
#4. Events at Haven
If you are a bride looking for exposed brick and history to be a part of your wedding day, look no further than this indoor wedding venue in Birmingham, AL – Events at Haven! This venue also features huge windows (can you catch the key thing that is important for your photos here?), and they can also host weddings of any size up to 1,100 people…that’s insane and unheard of!! Click here to read more about this venue!
#5. BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft
This indoor wedding venue in Birmingham, AL features an upstairs downstairs layout, which gives you options for both your ceremony and reception. You can have your ceremony upstairs, then during cocktail hour, the ceremony can be flipped for the reception. You can also have your ceremony downstairs, and have your reception upstairs…these are just a couple of the many great options at BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft. As I have said for every other venue so far, this indoor venue is filled with natural lighting which is so important for your photos to turn out well. Click here to view a real wedding from this venue!
#6. Clubhouse on Highland
This indoor wedding venue in Birmingham, AL is perfect for you if you are looking to have a more intimate gathering for your wedding. This indoor venue can host up to 140 people, which is a perfect amount for all of your closest family and friends. While Clubhouse on Highland features natural light, it also is a vintage home, so you have really unique features inside the house such as fireplaces, the front porch, dark wood beams, and so much more. (Now keep reading for my free tip!)
BONUS: A FREE Tip from Shelby
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You may have noticed and you may have not, but I am intentionally telling you about indoor venues that have windows and natural light…because I believe it is my job as your wedding photographer to educate you on some things that matter. If you really want those natural looking photos..if you really care about getting good portraits…if you care about the details…if you long for authentic and heirloom imagery… windows are a hugely key for your wedding day if you are wanting an indoor venue. Artificial light often creates yellow looking skin tones….not natural by any means. 😉 Hence why these options for indoor venues are good ones because they offer that natural light that is so needed. And hey, while you are here, if anything I have written in this post resonates with you, if you are looking for a wedding photographer for your laid back but high-end and classy wedding, click HERE to reach out for your wedding day. It would be an honor to serve you during the engagement and wedding season!
I hope you enjoyed this post and that you found it helpful in your search for a wedding venue!
Full wedding gallery from BridgeStreet Gallery and loft | Clubhouse on Highland website | BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft website | Events at Haven website | The Florentine website | Oak Meadow Event Center website | The Barn at Shady Lane website | The Barn at Shady Lane “Here Comes the Guide” gallery | Oak Meadow Event Center blog post from a filmmaker | The Florentine pinterest board | Events at Haven from the Engaged Wedding Library
I'm Shelby, your Alabama Wedding Photographer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for checking out this blog post. I hope you find it helpful in your journey of wedding planning.