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21 Beautiful Gulf Coast Wedding Venues From Grand Bay to Gulf Breeze | Alabama and Florida Wedding Photographer

If you're a bride or groom-to-be planning a wedding in Alabama or Florida, this guide to 21 of my favorite Gulf Coast wedding venues is just what you need!


As a Gulf Coast wedding photographer, I've captured wedding day memories at many venues throughout Alabama and Florida. The Gulf Coast is a gorgeous area to tie the knot, but settling on a venue can be challenging with all the stunning options. I'm here to help with my favorite wedding venues in the Gulf Coast, from Grand Bay, Alabama, to Gulf Breeze, Florida.


When you think of these areas, you usually think of the beach (and rightfully so), but I am here to tell you there are SO MANY other options with everything you want for your wedding day, from romantic to whimsical or moody vibes. I'm including venues in Mobile, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Point Clear, and Pensacola - just to name a few! Read on for my top Alabama and Florida wedding venue recommendations.


Psst, don't forget to read my other wedding venue guides:


21 Beautiful Gulf Coast Wedding Venues in Alabama and Florida


Here's a handy map of these Gulf Coast wedding venues to help you see my favorite locations throughout Alabama and Florida!



1. Sacred Heart Chapel - Fairhope, AL

I LOVE a classic church wedding, so if you're looking for that traditional chapel vibe, along with waterfront views, Sacred Heart Chapel might be the spot for you. I especially love the old wooden pews and stained glass windows inside, plus the big front porch makes a great spot for photo ops. They also have a small cottage to the church's right where the bridal party can get ready. As a bonus, everything is set right on Mobile Bay.


Learn about Sacred Heart Chapel HERE and see more of Shelbie and Tyler's wedding HERE.


2. Hatcher Farms Venue - Mobile, AL

One of my favorite features of Hatcher Farms Venue is the outdoor fireplace area—a picture-perfect backdrop for tying the knot! They also have gorgeous trees, a beautiful winding fence line, a room to get ready in, a cute gazebo, AND a really cool getaway car.


Learn about Hatcher Farms Venue HERE. See more of Madison and Noah's wedding HERE and more of Hannah and Brett's wedding HERE.


3. The Hotel Magnolia - Foley, AL

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Foley, the Hotel Magnolia is the perfect setting for timeless wedding portraits and is located across the street from John B. Foley Park. This park is home to the Model Train Exhibit and the Antique Rose Trail, which are incredible backdrops for newlywed photos.


Learn about the Hotel Magnolia HERE and see more of Kiaya and Devin's wedding HERE.


4. The Venue at Whiskey Ridge - Silverhill, AL

Located in my hometown of Silverhill, the Venue at Whiskey Ridge is a gorgeous setting for modern rustic weddings, thanks to the venue's stunning modern barn and scenic outdoor space. It has one of the most photogenic trees I've ever seen—plus, check out that massive stone fireplace!


Learn about the Venue at Whiskey Ridge HERE and see more of Kelly and Abe's wedding HERE.


5. Historic Blakeley State Park - Spanish Fort, AL

Historic Blakeley State Park is not only a BEAUTIFUL spot for hikes, picnics, and walks, but it's also a stunning place to get married. Surrounded by giant oaks and all that nature offers, it also has an adorable gazebo for intimate gatherings, plus the Wehle Center, great for larger groups and reception gatherings.

Learn about Historic Blakeley State Park HERE and see more of Ashley and Jason's wedding HERE.


6. Veranda at the Preserve - Elberta, AL

Veranda at the Preserve is located on a chic golf course with picturesque landscaping. I love how much room there is to spread out at the Veranda—you could even set up an area for field games to entertain guests before and after the ceremony! And that swing is one of my fave spots for bridal party pics.


Learn about Veranda at the Preserve HERE and see more of Lizzi and Lakin's wedding HERE.


7. Little Point Clear Suites & Space - Fairhope, AL

This unique venue combines coastal charm with Southern elegance—one of my favorite aspects about Little Point Clear Suites & Space (besides the sweet retro VW van they let you borrow for photo ops) is the amazing guest suites and bridal party spaces. I really love the rooms you can get ready in here, which makes a huge difference to us photographers. Lots of natural light and pretty places to hang dresses, plus plenty of space for your entire bridal party.


Learn about Little Point Clear Suites & Space HERE and see more of Kari and Chris's wedding HERE.


8. All Saints Episcopal Church - Mobile, AL

All Saints Episcopal Church offers a slice of European old-world aesthetic in the heart of Mobile. There are many hidden gems to discover on the All Saints property, making it a photographer's paradise. From the eye-catching stonework to the dreamy interior, this church is equally regal and charming.

Learn about All Saints Episcopal Church HERE and see more of Haleigh and Eric's wedding HERE.


9. Izenstone - Spanish Fort, AL

Not only does Izenstone have indoor and outdoor areas, but it also has multiple wedding areas for you to use. From getting-ready spaces to First Look nooks, several ceremony options, and a spacious indoor/outdoor reception area, this is a great venue for intimate and large gatherings alike. Not only is the building itself picturesque but the courtyard and pond with the covered bridge are incredible as well.


Learn about Izenstone HERE and see more of Emily and Christopher's wedding HERE.


10. The Admiral Hotel - Mobile, AL

Looking for a taste of Old Hollywood in Alabama? The chandeliers, mirrors, and scenic balconies make the Admiral Hotel the perfect spot. This downtown Mobile wedding venue has striking city views but feels intimate and exclusive.

Learn about the Admiral Hotel HERE and see more of Haleigh and Eric's wedding HERE.


11. Historic Malbis Nursery - Daphne, AL

If you want a romantic and versatile outdoor wedding space, Historic Malbis Nursery in Daphne is the venue to beat. Tie the knot surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers at this working nursery. Whether you have an intimate or large affair, Historic Malbis Nursery can accommodate groups of all sizes.

Learn about Historic Malbis Nursery HERE.


12. Oak Hollow Farm - Fairhope, AL

Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope is a truly stunning property with over 300 acres of gorgeous countryside. The farm is family-owned, going back six generations, and they've really made it feel like home. Oak Hollow is known for the beautiful bowing branches surrounding the idyllic ceremony space and, of course, the rustic barn area where friends and family can gather to eat and dance the night away.

Learn about Oak Hollow Farm HERE and see more of Baylie and Nate's wedding HERE.


13. St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish - Foley, AL

St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish, located in Foley, is equally picturesque inside and out. With an awe-inspiring sanctuary and well-manicured property, St. Margaret is ideal for couples planning a classic Catholic wedding ceremony.


Learn about St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish HERE and see more of Daissy and Dylan's wedding HERE.


14. Baldwin County Bicentennial Park - Stockton, AL

Baldwin County Bicentennial Park is a huge property in Stockton with 367 acres of gorgeous trees and fields and an adorable little chapel built in 1895. It even includes the original pews, pulpit, chandeliers, and stained glass windows! I will say that there isn't really a place for getting ready or for the reception, but it's perfect for portraits and an intimate ceremony.


Learn about Baldwin County Bicentennial Park HERE and see more of Courtney and Hunter's wedding HERE.


15. Five Rivers Delta - Spanish Fort, AL

Five Rivers Delta in Spanish Fort is the ideal place to host a waterfront wedding. The idyllic docks and boardwalks are perfect for sunset bridal and newlywed portraits. If you have a laid-back, bohemian vibe, you'll love Five Rivers Delta!


Learn about Five Rivers Delta HERE and see more of Caitlin and Arie's wedding HERE.


16. Palafox Wharf - Pensacola, FL

Palafox Wharf is one of my favorite wedding venues in Pensacola. I love the red-brick backdrops and gorgeous waterfront views. This is the perfect setting for an intimate, elegant Florida wedding.


Learn about Palafox Wharf HERE and see more of Kaley and Cory's wedding HERE.


17. The Elizabeth in Grand Bay - Grand Bay, AL

Rain or shine, the Elizabeth in Grand Bay is a gorgeous outdoor escape surrounded by towering trees. I love the getting-ready rooms, the balcony, and all the vintage furniture and decor! The Elizabeth has an intimate, whimsical atmosphere you can fully make your own.


Learn about the Elizabeth in Grand Bay HERE and see more of Jamie and Vince's wedding HERE.


18. Belforest Pointe - Daphne, AL

Oh, how I love the rustic charm of Belforest Pointe in Daphne. This expansive wedding venue is well-known in the area for its outdoor areas and spacious open-concept ceremony space. Belforest Pointe is minimalist but chic, making it a versatile location for weddings of all sizes.


Learn about Belforest Pointe HERE and see more of Kayla and Nick's wedding HERE.


19. Sowell Farms - Milton, FL

Sowell Farms is a picture-perfect wedding venue in Florida for a classic Southern wedding. The star of this spot is the cozy yet elegant barn, but the whole property is beautiful. From huge, 100-year-old trees to jaw-dropping sunset photo ops, Sowell Farms guarantees an unforgettable wedding day.


Learn about Sowell Farms HERE and see more of Joe and Angela's wedding HERE.

20. Bayfront Lodge and Cabin - Gulf Breeze, FL

Are you dreaming of a wedding right on the water? Bayfront Lodge and Cabin is the Florida wedding venue you've been searching for. With a postcard-worthy outdoor ceremony space in front of the bay, this location stuns any time of year. The waterfront views also provide the perfect backdrop for romantic wedding portraits.


Learn about Bayfront Lodge and Cabin HERE and see more of Hannah and Brosnan's wedding HERE.

21. Colonial Fort Conde - Mobile, AL

Wrapping up my guide to the best Gulf Coast wedding venues in Alabama and Florida is Colonial Fort Conde. This 18th-century fort is full of history and charm, with traditional Southern architecture and views of the Mobile skyline. The French influences give this location a romantic vibe, perfect for tying the knot.

Learn about Colonial Fort Conde HERE.


Bookmark this Gulf Coast wedding venue guide for all your planning needs, and share it with a bride-to-be who needs location inspo!


xo, Jessi


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Jessi is a lifestyle documentary photographer based in southern Alabama, serving the Gulf Coast from Mobile, AL to Pensacola, FL, along with the Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta areas. She specializes in couple, wedding, maternity, newborn and family photography, and also enjoys commercial and creative portraiture. Available for travel worldwide. Find out more at www.casaraphoto.com.