Create your own masterpiece among well-curated collections.

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is the oldest fine arts museum in Alabama, and its lakefront setting and idyllic grounds make it a perfect wedding venue for arts-loving couples. Aaron Ganey, special events coordinator, tells us why. 

AW: How would you best describe couples  who have had their weddings at MMFA?

AG: Couples who select the museum for their wedding often share a deep passion for the arts and find resonance amongst our impressive permanent collection. Many couples celebrate their weddings here because it holds a special place in their memories, having visited with their families in their childhood.

AW: How can couples utilize the museum for their full wedding?

AG: The museum offers incredible spaces! Have a lakeside ceremony on the Parker Terrace then move to the picturesque Caddell Sculpture Garden for cocktails. Enjoy dinner in the Lowder Gallery, surrounded by world-class contemporary art, then dancing under the soaring Rotunda – it’s my favorite spot in the museum.

AW: Have you ever had events inspired by a particular piece of art?

AG: Recently, a couple wed in front of a favorite work, John Signer Sargent’s Mrs. Louis E. Raphael (Henriette Goldschmidt). The bride built her color palette around the life-size oil painting, incorporating the soft blues and greens into the floral arrangements. The bride also wore a pearl necklace similar to the one worn by Mrs. Raphael. What a personal and special experience!


The Creatives

Bridal Gown: McClendon Bridals. Floral Design: Dana’s Floral Design. Hair & Makeup: Makeup Mel. Jewelry: Bromberg’sPhotography: Nick Frontiero Photography. Venue: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

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