Destination weddings, complete with weekend getaway, can be found in the heart of Alabama

Less than an hour from Birmingham, Pursell Farms is an expansive 3,200-acre resort offering picturesque views, fresh air and a quiet escape from the world as you exchange your vows before family and friends. The centerpiece of the resort is the Hamilton Place wedding venue, comprised of the Hamilton Place Grand Ballroom, lakeside ceremonial lawn and a spacious terrace, ideal for outdoor staging, as well as the circa 1852 Historic Hamilton Home, a popular setting for the wedding party to prepare for the day together. 

Gathering Outdoors

The luscious ceremonial lawn and gardens surrounding Hamilton Place offer inspiring possibilities for presenting the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony. As well, a 3,000-square-foot terrace may be tented for a wedding or reception under a canopy of twinkling lights with panoramic views of pristine surroundings at every turn.

Inside Hamilton Place

Hamilton Place is graciously-appointed with furnishings reflective of a fine Southern home, including a magnificent painting by Pursell Farms’ Artist-in-Residence, Vaughan Pursell Spanjer. The Grand Ballroom offers more than 3,500 square feet of space, 20 ft. vaulted ceilings with skylights and handsome oak hardwood floors. A glass-enclosed porch spans the length of the ballroom and overlooks the ceremonial lawn.

Easy as Pie

When it comes to catering and cakes, on-site food and beverage catering is made exquisite with ease by Pursell Farms’ executive chef and pastry chef. This eliminates the extra step of arranging outside catering or transporting a wedding cake to the venue. Farm-fresh cuisine combined with true Southern hospitality are a hallmark of Pursell Farms and a highlight of wedding weekends.

Activities for All

Give your wedding guests the full resort experience with a plethora of outdoor activities—from Alabama’s top-rated all-access golf course to the only Orvis-operated shooting grounds in the South to walking and biking trails and UTV mountaintop drives. Wind down your nights seated together around outdoor fire pits. Start the wedding day with a stop by the Spring House spa, or plan a yoga session atop Chalybeate Mountain with sweeping views of the Alabama countryside.

Stay a While 

A destination wedding wouldn’t be complete without staying the night, or three. Accommodations for a variety of guest preferences range from the 40-room Inn including the Honeymoon Suite with a vintage Charleston canopy rice bed to seven four-bedroom cottages and cabins. The nine-bedroom, three-story Parker Lodge is perfect to bring together the wedding party for the weekend.

For couples seeking a destination feeling without going the distance, Pursell Farms has open doors and wide, open spaces ready to make wedding dreams come true. Whether toasting the happy couple on the terrace, swapping stories by the fireplace or dancing together under the night sky, you’re sure to feel far away, yet still at home.

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