Montgomery, Alabama has a history of world-changing events and as your own world is about to change with your marriage, it’s a fitting location for your wedding reception. The mild weather also means that you eat, drink and celebrate alfresco in a choice of venues from the historic, elegant and unusual. Here are our top picks for wedding reception venues in Montgomery, Alabama:
Union Station Train Shed
This national historic landmark was once built as a major hub for passenger trains. The Train Shed is now completely paved is a beautiful 600 foot shed with vintage tile and carved wood banisters lining the central floor. This is one of the rare venues that can also be separated into several large areas, with the vintage yellow train as a fun backdrop. The Train Shed sits on a bluff for a beautiful view of the Alabama River. The sites professional events staff can help plan your perfect wedding reception, from a southern barbecue to an elegant evening of jazz on the river.
RSA Plaza Terrace
Built in 1991, the RSA Plaza building, located at 770 Washington Avenue offers offers a breathtaking view of the city. High above Montgomery, the sixth (top) floor of the RSA Plaza Building has a lovely terrace that surrounds one large room, which can be divided into four smaller venues. This is perfect for wedding receptions for up to 400 guests and the venue co-ordinator can help you have the perfect day including an awesome dining experience your guests will remember.
Hillcrest Manor bed and breakfast is a grand mansion that was rebuilt around 1915 and has been listed on the Alabama Register of Historic Places. With its stately columns, Hillcrest is an example of fine Roman Revival Architecture. The stained glass windows, leaded glass doors, pier mirrors, crystal chandeliers and gold leaf cornices make for an elegant wedding reception setting.
The mansion sits in a private 1.91 acres of mature trees, lush gardens, manicured lawns and formal fountains and statuary. The Wedding Garden is a private and secluded area that is quietly tucked away among the 100 year-old trees, an arbour dripping with wisteria and a waterfall and stream that makes this one of the most romantic venues.
Central is a semi-formal restaurant and event venue, located in the heart of Montgomery’s Down-town entertainment district. Rated the best restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama in the 2107 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award for the third consecutive year.
Central offers three private rooms accommodating 10-300 guests. Their food highlights local and seasonal ingredients, offering a unique twist on southern classics.
Located beneath the main dining room, The Cellar’s private event space defines exclusive comfort. Original pine beams from the 1890’s building create a communal dining table and the leather chairs, truss ceilings and brick and leather walls bring together this rustic luxe area.
Located above Central, 129 Coosa is another of Montgomery’s perfect venues if you’re planning a large wedding reception. Built in 1895 as a down-town Montgomery, Alabama warehouse, the fully renovated second story space is ideal for wedding receptions in an intimate setting.
Next to the main dining room, The River Room has impressive sixteen foot ceilings and original brick and leather panelled walls. There’s also a private patio for al fresco seating.
Capital City Club
From the 21st floor, Capital City Club prides itself on being Montgomery, Alabama’s premier wedding venue. This exclusive private club will take the precise vision of your wedding and make it a reality.
It is a beautiful venue for a terrace wedding and ballroom reception. The views are gorgeous and the food excellent, making your wedding reception a most memorable event. Rooms can accommodate 20 to 400 guests.
There are options for an Hors d’oeuvres reception for more of a mix and mingle atmosphere, with appetiser stations replenished every two hours. A buffet reception has a wide variety of salads, entrées and sides. For a more formal reception the club offers a minimum of three courses: gourmet salad, entrée and your wedding cake served for dessert. There are several upgrade options available and the option of a cash bar or hosted bar.