There is a reason that The Barn at Shady Lane and its owners have won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice award for 4 consecutive years…and are in the runnings for 2022, the 5th year in a row! The Barn at Shady Lane is simply one of Birmingham’s most incredible venues for so many reasons, and I am certain that any bride can see her dream wedding come to life at this venue.
Also in this post I will be sharing some photos from a recent wedding that I had the pleasure to document at the Barn at Shady Lane!
I am so glad you asked. There are so many wonderful things to say about The Barn at Shady Lane that it would take ages to go over them all with you. For now, I will focus on 5 main points that stand out about this venue below.
1. Top-notch staff
If you want to get married at a venue where the staff treats you like royalty, is extremely accommodating and kind, and is there to make sure your wedding dreams come true, then The Barn at Shady Lane is the way to go. Michael and Linda Adler have won the couple’s choice award for 4 consecutive years for good reason. The way that they minister to couple’s and are there hands on to serve for your wedding day is simply incredible.
2. The Barn
Of course, I can’t get by without chatting about the “main event” of this Birmingham wedding venue. The Barn itself is incredible as it can host up to 300 guests, including a bride’s loft, an off-to-the-side bar area for your reception, and is fully air conditioned! This is great news for weddings in the summer when you need to go inside to cool off from the Alabama heat and humidity. Also, they recently painted the inside of the barn white which is great news for getting more natural lighting for all of your wedding photos!
3. Photography opportunities
While the Barn on the property is absolutely stunning for ceremony and receptions, you might be wondering where portraits will be taken on your wedding day. The entire property of The Barn at Shady Lane is absolutely stunning. There are incredible outdoor locations that are natural and look great no matter the weather or season. Everything is a short walking distance away from the barn, which makes it convenient on your wedding day to get where you need to be.
4. Outdoor ceremony option
If you have dreamed of having an outdoor wedding, but still want the reception to be indoors, then The Barn at Shady Lane is the perfect place for you. They have an onsite, stone walkway that leads to a beautiful spot for your outdoor wedding ceremony. Whether you choose to leave it in its natural element, or if you want to spice things up with immaculate florals on the outdoor altar, this is definitely a beautiful wedding venue that will make your dreams come true.
5. Convenient Rentals
If you are hosting an indoor or outdoor wedding, you probably are going to need to rent pews or chairs. The Barn at Shady Lane makes it easy and convenient for you to rent either/or for your wedding! No need to hire an outside vendor for props if all you need are those things. While you might need to hire a vendor for renting linens, you can rent the chairs or pews, along with many other things, directly from The Barn at Shady Lane at an unbeatable price.
I am so glad that you read all about the incredible The Barn at Shady Lane in this blog post! While you are on the hunt for your wedding venue, reach out to me here to get info about your wedding photography needs as well! Can’t wait to chat soon.
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