So, you finally said yes to the man of your dreams and are preparing to marry your best friend. Now it’s time to plan the wedding of your dreams! Wedding planning is such a fun process but choosing the perfect venue can be one of the hardest parts. When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, you’ll want to consider a few things before making your final decision.
You might have clicked on this link because wedding photography is important to you, and you wanted a photographer’s opinion on outdoor wedding venues in Alabama. Maybe you click here simply because you are in that rabbit hole of trying to find the perfect venue for you, whether you want an outdoor wedding or not. Friend, I hear all of those things and I am here to help. There are so many different options when it comes to outdoor wedding venues in Alabama and they are all wonderful. Let me tell you about 3 outdoor wedding venues in Alabama that I think you will absolutely love. (Pst, keep scrolling to read about why outdoor weddings are so lovely if wedding photography is important to you.)
If you’re looking for an outdoor venue in Alabama that screams rustic and countryside, this is the one for you! This venue is also a working horse farm and features mature trees, lots of greenery, and gorgeous grass meadows. This venue is the perfect outdoor wedding venue if you want to create your dream wedding backdrop! Surrounded by incredible nature, while you are not far from civilization, you will feel like you are at a serene retreat if you have your wedding day here. This venue is located at a convenient location just off highway 280, near Birmingham, AL.
Are you and your partner dreaming of a waterfront wedding? Look no further! This outdoor wedding venue features a stunning waterfront view for you and your guests to enjoy. With more than 30 acres of nothing but nature, this outdoor wedding venue in Alabama makes for the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. In addition to waterfront weddings, due to the expanse of the property there are so many more options for hosting your wedding ceremony here. You can truly get creative and create the most magical woodland forest and garden wedding of your dreams. No matter what season you and your partner want to get married in, this is one of the most popular outdoor wedding venues in Alabama, located just outside of Birmingham in Hoover, AL.
Located on the outskirts of Birmingham, this outdoor wedding venue is full of hidden treasures. Featuring one of the most beautiful rustic buildings ever, this venue is perfect for your dream outdoor wedding. With lots of natural wood and stone elements, you can create whatever wedding day aesthetic you want. Whether you want to have your wedding in their stables, or in their grand room, this venue has it all. With access to the riverside for portraits, many woodsy and colorful places for photos in the fall time, you cannot go wrong with this outdoor wedding venue in Alabama.
The thing I love most about outdoor weddings is the lighting quality. There is nothing better than natural lighting on your wedding day – it makes for much higher-quality photos. Natural lighting enhances your beauty and makes for the perfect natural filter. If you truly want your wedding photos to feel natural, authentic, and true to life, having an outdoor wedding is a must!
Outdoor weddings give me the opportunity to capture every little detail. From your rings, your shoes, your dress, your hair and makeup, your fiance’s tux, his shoes, etc. In my opinion, capturing the little details of weddings is so much easier to do outdoors since there is less in the background distracting you from what’s going on.. not to mention that better lighting helps capture these details tremendously. This also plays a huge role in how well I can capture your ceremony. Great lighting paired with no specific rules (see below for more on this), I can capture close images of what is actually happening during your ceremony to tell your love story better.
While I love a beautiful church wedding, there are rules photographers need to follow at most churches. For example, in a church wedding there are certain places where I can’t stand to photograph you, or how I move around to capture different shots is often limited. While some indoor venues limit how well I can photograph, outdoor weddings are the complete opposite.
Thank you for checking out this blog post! Below are the links to the outdoor wedding venues I mentioned above. Happy wedding planning!
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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.