Together, you and your partner have dreamed of your wedding day. Whether or not you hail from the south, you’ve been beckoned to the region for your joyous occasion. Once you find your idyllic venue, the rest of the details will fall into place. You can select the perfect rustic wedding invitations and choose the décor to carry out your vision to perfection. Then, all that remains is the enjoyment of the day.
If you’re hoping for a large wedding with no weather hassles and close access to an airport, do not miss the opportunities provided by the B & A Warehouse in South Side Birmingham. Located near the transportation hub of the city, the old building charms everyone who enters the heavy doors.
Four gathering rooms with a capacity of over 1,500 people are supported by rough-hewn beams and old-style classic brick walls. The venue maintains three fully stocked bars, an A/V system, and remarkable sliding doors. The warehouse has an on-site catering service which receives extremely high reviews year after year.
A fully furnished, pristine barn, constructed with trees from the land around The Barn at Tatum Acres, overlooks the north Georgia mountains. Tatum Acres offers a full wedding package for indoor or outdoor ceremonies. Your planning will be stress-free, as experienced guides help you decide food, DJ, flowers, and even décor. You may rent the facility the night before the wedding, for your rehearsal dinner, for the bachelor party, and for early bridal preparations.
Aged red bricks speckled with old paint and heavy wooden doors with iron trim complement a stunning staircase. The Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, SC provides history, elegance, and timelessness to your wedding. Perfect for any celebration, it contains three seating areas for up to 500 people. You choose your own DJ, caterer, and photographer, but preferred vendors are suggested on the website, each with highly positive reviews.
In Leicester, NC, not far from Asheville, a working family farm harbors a treasury of spaces for weddings. Approaching Yesterday’s Spaces via the carriage road, you are greeted by open lawns and tree-covered pathways. For family members coming from afar, the main farmhouse sleeps up to 13 people.
The event barn, built of hemlock, locust, and poplar trees harvested from the property, boasts state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, polished plank flooring, and a mix of round and rectangular tables for 200 guests. A smaller dairy barn serves 80 guests. The bride and groom can choose vendors, including caterers. The wedding party can depart the event in a horse-drawn wagon, a carriage, a vintage car, or even a tractor.
Nestled in the rolling hills of central Virginia, Bella Rose Plantation provides a memorable, pristine celebration. Working in tandem with Entwined Events, Bella Rose services include an events coordinator, transportation, catering and bakery services, DJ services, and floral providers. Outdoor weddings take place on a shaded green lawn, with a brick walkway for the bridal party. Outdoor receptions enjoy patio seating with wicker chairs.
In cooler seasons, the Mill House, settled above a stream, brings a mix of history, elegance, and simplicity. The Lodge at Charlemont sleeps 21 people and offers the perfect farm experience. Whether utilized by family members, the wedding party, or the newlyweds, the lodge is picturesque and homey. Trolley transportation to and from area lodging is provided by Black Tie Trolleys.
The heart of blue grass, south-central Kentucky is host to The Barn at Cedar Grove. Located between Columbia and Greensburg, the barn offers a pastoral environment for your wedding. The barn itself is 3,500 square feet and boasts a seating capacity of 250 people. Tables and chairs, benches for your outdoor ceremony, whiskey barrels, a wire spool table, a cabin for preparation, straw bales, and a fire pit are included with your rental. The firepit is maintained by barn personnel.
Additional rentals, such as antique cars and patio heaters, contribute to the fun. Groomsmen can make preparations in a cabin near the barn, and the bridal party can get ready in the second cottage. The barn staff offers a list of recommended vendors, including DJs, photographer, and caterers.
We continue our tour to the undulating hills of Tennessee. Samson’s Hollow, in Walland, lies at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. Samson’s maintains a descriptive list of wedding packages, with multiple options on the 200-acre venue for unique ceremonies and photos. Facilities include a red barn which opens on three sides, a one-bedroom bridal cabin, a woodland glen for an outdoor wedding, and a small, picturesque barn.
They offer an exquisite locale with valued services. For the couple who lives out of the area, Samson’s has a concierge service to assist you with your plans. In fact, 67% of Samson’s clients who book a date in the nook of the Smoky Mountains hail from other states.
Before we leave Tennessee, let’s travel west toward Castleton Farms in the town of Louton. At Castleton, you have a choice of four gardens, each able to host 750 guests. Packages allow your own private acreage for a few hours or for an entire weekend.
If you choose the full Castleton experience, you’ll have access to a full list of vendors, including a hair and makeup stylist. In inclement weather, the Carriage House offers plenty of indoor space with comfortable seating. Their dedicated staff will bring your dreams to reality for your big day.
In Mississippi, you can appreciate the handiwork of the Mitchell family. Together, they designed and built their banquet barn primarily from trees on their property. The interior is of rough-hewn timbers, with large windows that provide dramatic light. If you need a break from the celebration, guests can relax on the covered front porch.
Whether you opt for an outdoor reception or an indoor buffet, you’ll have seating for 125 guests with pavilions, a playground, and two cottages for the wedding party to use. At Mitchell Farms, your rental will permit the use of the property for two days. You can decorate the venue, hold a rehearsal dinner, and then relax the morning of the wedding.
Just outside Shreveport, LA, the Dixie Gin awaits. Built in 1895 as a wooden cotton gin, the original structure burned down and was rebuilt of steel. When the old gin closed, it was reborn as a wedding venue in 2008. It’s perfect for indoor and outdoor celebrations, with unique details like corrugated steel buildings, distinctive lighting fixtures, and large party tents if desired. Your photographer will be delighted with the creativity sparked by this venue.
These stunning event spaces represent just a handful of the top wedding spots in the south. Ranging from farms to historical structures to industrial buildings, explore the rich history of the region, and find the perfect place to take your first step down the path to wedded bliss!