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Wedding Venues in the Lake Martin Area

bride and groom on boat

Your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life! And many will say picking out your venue is the first step to successfully start planning your big day. Here is your ultimate, all-in-one guide to some of the best wedding venues at Lake Martin, AL!

The Stables at Russell Crossroads

couple getting married

Location: Russell Crossroads-Alexander City, AL 

Holds: 250-300 Attendees

Price: $$

Paint your wedding inspiration on the pastoral canvas of the rustic and charming yet refined and inspired backdrop of the scenic Stables. The Stables offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites. The Stables venue fee includes a deep clean of the stables, 220 natural wood folding chairs, 6 rustic benches, tables, built in bar, white lights, carriage ride, parking assistant and various props.

Why It’s Unique:  Imagine a rustic, elegant celebration set among the ancient oaks of Russell Forest along Lake Martin. Allow The Stables to set the stage for the wedding of your dreams by providing and setting up tables, chairs, benches, pews, a built-in bar, and parking assistant. Think of The Stables as a setting worthy of film sets—and truly unforgettable celebrations.

What’s Included:

  • Deep clean of the stables 
  • 220 natural wood folding chairs
  • 6 rustic benches
  • Tables
  • Built in bar
  • White lights
  • Carriage ride
  • Parking assistant
  • Various props

Contact:
For more information, go to their website or email: esprayberry@russelllands.com 

SpringHouse

springhouse bride and groom

Location: Russell Crossroads-Alexander City, AL 

Holds: 200-400 Attendees

Price: $$$

SpringHouse offers stunning and expansive outdoor vistas as well as a warm central hearth that inspires comfort in a multi-level setting surrounded by rough-hewn beams and granite and hand-forged ironwork set to accommodate small intimate gatherings or larger receptions.  SpringHouse can accommodate parties of 200+ people.

Why It’s Unique:
A warm, inviting venue, SpringHouse offers panoramic views of lush rolling hills and five distinctive spaces. Architectural details reflect the beauty of its natural surroundings which creates a timeless backdrop for any event. That natural harmony is complemented by their fresh, southern cuisine and a gracious, intuitive staff committed to creating unforgettable experiences.

What’s Included:

  • White tablecloths
  • Knowledgeable staff and bartenders
  • Customizable bar menus
  • Tables and chairs provided in dining areas for up to 150 guests
  • Buffet and drink station serving pieces
  • WellHouse room fits 12 guests for use as a ready room, newlywed meal, or breakroom for the band
  • Golf cart for photographer to use during couple photos 
  • Early tent and rental installation 

Contact:
For more information, go to their website or email: esprayberry@russelllands.com 

The Lodge at Cocktail Slough

lodge at cocktail slough

Location: Alexander City, AL

Holds: 400

Price: $$$

Large enough for a family reunion, business retreat or any wedding event! One end of the lodge has twelve hotel-style guest rooms with two full beds in each. The other end is a large gathering room arranged into several intimate clusters, dining space, commercial kitchen and wet bar all with panoramic views of Lake Martin. The downstairs has a variety of uses – it has a large open room that overlooks a cozy lakeside patio.

Why It’s Unique:
A multipurpose space with breathtaking views of Lake Martin, The Lodge is a warm, welcoming space with wood-beamed ceilings, expansive covered patio, lush lawn, and oversized dock for boats and watercraft. Twelve guest rooms, kitchen, wet bar, and conference center make it a versatile space for private celebrations.

What’s Included:

  • Use of the entire property Thursday-Sunday
  • 11 double occupancy bedrooms and 1 handicap-accessible bedroom with a kig bed
  • All bedrooms have a private bathroom and television
  • Large great room with comfortable furnishings, dining area for 21, and stone fireplace
  • Wet bar, commercial kitchen, and large icemaker
  • Downstairs conference center equipped with drop-down screen and mounted LCD projector
  • Large patio with seven iron tables
  • Two-tiered lawn perfect for ceremonies and receptions
  • Large dock for boats and watercraft 

Contact:
For more information, go to their website or email: esprayberry@russelllands.com 

The Mitchell House

couple in wedding clothes on swing

Location: Dadeville, AL

Holds: 150 – 200 Attendees

Price: $

The Mitchell House is a gorgeous, Alabama antebellum home with picturesque white pillars and a charming southern atmosphere.  Brides fall in love with the scenery, espeiciall the bridal suite, gazebo, and most of all, the historic ginkgo tree.  The Mitchell House makes for stunning photos any time of the year, especially if you are lucky enough to have the golden tree in bloom!

Why It’s Unique:

There are two things that make the Mitchell House incredibly unique.

One, the history behind the house is tied to the creation of Lake Martin itself.  S.Z. Mitchell’s father was a local physician, whose claim to fame was inventing the electrical grid system.  He later became friends with Thomas Edison and invented hydroelectricity-thus, the creation of the Lake Martin dam.  

Secondly, the Mitchell House is home to the oldest male ginkgo tree in the United States.  It has been established that this tree is 101 years old was was planted as a seedling by the son of S. Z. Mitchell upon his return home from WWI.  Still to this day, the ginkgo tree blooms brilliant gold leaves every year, putting on a remarkable and rare show for all to see.  

What’s Included:

  • Full access to the Mitchell House and 2-acre landscape
  • A  40 x 40-foot permanent tent that seats up to 175 attendees, with wooden flooring,
    chandeliers, and draped curtains.
  • Use of on-site wedding décor
  • An elegant Bridal Suite that is complete with light up vanity mirrors and stylish salon chairs. It is
    large enough for 8 ladies to get ready at a time comfortably.
  • Groom’s Room for dressing
  • Guest Room for family dressing
  • Kitchen for caterer’s use
  • Banquet room that seats 50
  • Conveniently located near the local courthouse and the soon to be open Miller Hotel- Not only does it give your family and wedding party a nearby place to book a stay, they can literally walk to the wedding venue from their hotel room.

Contact:
For more information, go to their website or email: themitchellhouseevents@gmail.com

Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast

bride on porch

Location: Historic Alexander City, AL

Holds: 2 – 300 attendees

Price: $ – $$$ (Varies with Package)

Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast is a majestic, three-story mansion located in the historical area of Alexander City. Here, brides can enjoy the elegance of a Southern and timeless venue along with the luxury of being pampered with bed and breakfast perks, such as on-site lodging and three-course meals during their stay. This gorgeous venue can easily accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions of any size.

Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast also prides themselves on offering an unrushed wedding experience, allowing you to take your time and enjoy one of the best days of your life at Lake Martin.  

Why It’s Unique:
This house originally belonged to the Herzfeld family, who immigrated to the United States in 1875.  After running a dry food store in Alexander City, he founded the Alexander City Bank and was its president for many years.  Herzfeld, among a couple other prominent citizens, was responsible for bringing the first mill to Alexander City which eventually led to the establishment of Avondale Mills.

It also has some of the most customizable wedding packages available at Lake Martin, offering everything from a “Luxury Elopement” package-designed to pamper a couple on their personal day with flowers, massages, and even a romantic three-course meal-all the way up to large, 300-person wedding ceremonies and receptions.  

And as far as location, Mistletoe Bough is near the historical area of Alexander City, offering restaurants, shopping, and entertainment right at your fingertips.  This is great to suggest for guests to check out who may be coming in from out of town.  

What’s Included:

  • Full access to on-site linens, tables, chairs, a gazebo, and décor
  • Access to the entire mansion, including the 5 bedrooms – each with their own individual
    bathrooms
  • Rooms for the groomsmen and bridesmaids to get ready for the big day, each elegantly
    decorated with artwork of Monet and Rembrandt
  • Brides have full use of the luxurious 2-acre property, including a Coy Fish pond, waterfall, a
    European style courtyard with inlaid marble, and a trellis filled with a canopy of overflowing
    purple and white flowers
  • A three-course breakfast the morning of your wedding, so no worries on arranging food… just
    focus on the fun ahead
  • A personal coordinator to handle details the day before and day of your wedding. For the larger
    wedding package, you have full access to a wedding planner 6 months to a year in advance,
    helping you coordinate all the intimate details of your special day (think: catering, flowers, bar
    service, DJ services, etc.)

Contact:
This year is their first wedding season, so your perfect dates are available for 2022! Don’t wait long to
tour it though – this majestic venue is sure to fill up quick.

For all the details such as pricing and packages, go to their website or email: mistletoeboughbandb@gmail.com

Overlook Farms 

wedding venue set up

Location: Dadeville, AL

Holds: 200 – 300 attendees

Price: $$

Overlook Farms is one of the newest venues in the area-and it is absolutely stunning!  This wedding venue brings the charm of a mountain lodge to Lake Martin, surrounded by scenic woodlands and lake views in the backdrop.  It also boasts a giant grassy lawn, making it the perfect space for larger ceremonies and receptions.  

Why It’s Unique:

Decorated with horned chandeliers, water fountains, and rocking chairs-this is easily one of the coolest and trendiest venues on the block.  It’s “mountain lodge style” has an incredible balance between a country vibe and a chic elegance that your guests will absolutely love.  

The main entertainment room has an open space floor plan, with beautiful, exposed wooden ceiling beams, adjustable lighting, and a stairway to the second story indoor/outdoor balcony.  This is neat, as your guests can actually mingle upstairs while also looking down to the party below.  It also offers surreal views and what I imagive would also make for a great place to throw your bouquet!

Also unique is the fact that you have the option to have your musical entertainment indoors or outdoors.  Yes, the inside can hold an entire band or DJ set up… so no worries about rain cancelling your big plans.  

What’s Included:

  • Full access to the venue and lawn
  • Use of the caterer’s kitchen (industrial ovens, refrigerators, spacious counter tops and industrial
    sized ice machine) and indoor bar
  • Tables, linens, and chairs for up to 200 people as well as on-site décor
  • Brides and grooms have separate, luxurious on-site rooms to get ready in. Both have closets for
    storage as well as marble showers and bathrooms
  • The venue is available as early as noon on Friday for set up and as late as 11PM on Saturday… so
    no hurrying your guests out the door
  • This is also one of the only wedding venues that offers views of Lake Martin waters, making it a
    hidden gem you won’t want to overlook

Contact
For more information, go to their website or email: overlookfarmslm@gmail.com

New Water Farms 

outdoor venue with cross

Location: Dadeville, AL

Holds: 250 – 300 attendees

Price: $$

Hold your dream wedding on the shores of Lake Martin at New Water Farms!  Located in the Sandy Creek area, this wedding venue is a 22-acre working farm that also serves as a ministry retreat.  It’s claim to fame are the epic waterfront views and diverse sceneries, giving brides endless location options for their ceremony and reception.

To use the owner’s exact words, New Water Farms is “your own little world for the day.”

Why It’s Unique:

Along with waterfront views, New Water Farms is home to an orchard, vineyard, beach area, and multiple facilities to host your ceremony and receptions.  It also has several buildings such as “The Guest House” and “Porch House” that are available to rent for the wedding parties to relax and get ready in. 

An indoor and outdoor reception area is also available, know as “The Lodge.”  This is a multipurpose building with glass garage doors that can be opened or shut, depending on the weather.  It also has an incredible and spacious kitchen that caterers love to use!

To top it off, New Water Farms has a stunning open-air chapel located on the point of a peninsula, making for dramatic waterfront views while you say, “I do.” 

What’s Included:

  • Access to the chapel, beach, lawn, or Vineyard for your ceremony
  • Access to the Lodge, Back Porch, or lawn for your reception
  • Tables and chairs for 225 attendees
  • 8 Adirondack chairs
  • Yard games such as croquet, corn hole, bocce ball, and frisbee golf
  • Options to rent additional facilities such as a golf cart, tent, “The Guest House” and “The Porch House.”  Bunkrooms are also available as additional accommodations.  

Contact:
For more information go to their website or email: sandy@newwater.com

Creekside Lodge

chairs set up for wedding by the water

Location: Dadeville, AL

Holds: 250 attendees

Price: $$$

Creekside Lodge gives you all the feelings of a true lake wedding! This rustic yet elegant waterfront property has beautiful panoramic views of Lake Martin, giving brides endless photo opts and staging opportunities for the big day. In addition to the Main Event Center area, Creekside Lodge also offers indoor and outdoor open floor plans, a lovely covered and open-air deck, an outside bar, and two piers on the water – making this a dream location for a waterfront wedding.

Why It’s Unique:

Along with planning your wedding, brides also have to consider accommodations for attendees. In addition to being a waterfront property, Creekside Lodge offers 27 beautifully appointed lodging rooms, including three grand suites – making this a perfect and convenient choice for all of your out-of-town guests. Plus, everything you need is located on the property for not only your ceremony and reception, but also for guest entertainment, such as an on-site swimming pool, coffee bar, and plenty of deck space to relax right on the edge of the Lake Martin waters.

And of course, there is a beautiful bridal suite for the ladies but what you will also love is the attention to the Grooms Lounge. Let’s face it, the groom and groomsmen usually don’t get great rooms for the wedding day. But at Creekside Lodge, the second floor Grooms Lounge is complete with its own bar, comfortable seating, and even its own outside deck.

What’s Included:

  • Up to 100 fruitwood banquet chairs (interior Main Event Center)
  • Up to (10) 6 ft. round tables with seating for up to 100 (interior) of main dining
  • Seating for 50 in the Blu Room
  • Wrought Iron tables and chairs for 60 (deck)
  • Bistro Tall tables & chairs for 20
  • Bridal Suite for the Bride and her bridesmaids (Sleeping arrangements up to 6) 2 night maximum 
  • Groomsmen Lounge available at additional fee (Staged for Groomsmen for day of or seating for 40 as a stand-alone event)

Contact:
For more information, check out their website or email: creeksidelodgelakemartin@gmail.com

Zazu’s Verandah 

place settings on table

Location:  Dadeville Square

Holds:  80 attendees

Price:  $

Zazu’s Verandah is a beautiful event space with a moden twist of “city-chic” meets “rustic-country.”  The newly renovated space is perfect for small to medium size wedding receptions, with your guests socializing amongst the original exposed brick walls, heart pine floors, and a beautiful haint blue ceiling.  It brings the feeling of the Lake Martin countryside to your reception!  This is also a great location for rehearsal dinners and bridal luncheons.  

Why It’s Unique

Zazu’s Verandah was originally home to the 1914 “Hick’s & Oliver Building” located in Dadeville, AL.  One of the biggest features to me is that the event space has a built-in kitchen, making it the perfect place for easy catering planning.  It also has three bathrooms, one being ADA compliant, as well as built in acoustic panels for live musical performances.  And no worries about adult beverages-they have their license for wine and beer.  

What’s Included

  • Venue space for 80 attendees
  • Access to the caterer’s kitchen and cozy front porch
  • 10 farm tables and 80 chairs for your event

Contact
For additional information, go to their website or email: info@ZazusVerandah.com

Church in the Pines 

people getting married

Location: Alexander City, AL

Holds: 850 attendees

Price: $

With capacity of over 800, Church in the Pines is a perfect setting for larger weddings. It is a beautiful open-air facility perched on the edge of scenic Lake Martin. From the three spacious aisles to the rustic wooden cross hanging above the pulpit, Church in the Pines will provide a unique experience that will make memories for a lifetime.

Why It’s Unique:

Church in the Pines started in the 1950’s, making it one of the original churches in the Lake Martin area. It is also one of the most beautiful venues too, with the Lake Martin waters and iconic Kowaliga Bridge uniquely as the backdrop behind the alter. Though brides have the option of decorating the venue as they’d like, the beautiful wooden beams and stone aisleways are more than enough to dazzle your guests.

In addition, when you choose Children’s Harbor as your wedding destination, you are also choosing to support seriously ill children and their families. $250 of your rental fee is a tax-deductible donation that helps Children’s Harbor continue to offer our programs and services at no cost to seriously ill children and their families.

What’s Included:

  • Church venue with seating for up to 850
  • Grounds around the Church in the Pines
  • The bathhouse, which includes a bridal suite
  • $250 donation to Children’s Harbor

Contact:

For more information, go to their website, or email taylorday@childrensharbor.com

Children’s Harbor 

people getting married

Location: Alexander City, AL

Holds: 125 attendees

Price: $

With capacity of 125, Children’s Chapel is the perfect setting for a small, intimate wedding of just family and friends. It sits on the edge of the beautiful Lake Martin waters, with the famous Children’s Harbor Plymouth Lighthouse and the Kowaliga Bridge as the backdrop. Whether you choose to have your special day inside the chapel or on the grounds by the lake, Children’s Chapel is the perfect destination for an iconic and classic Lake Martin wedding.

Why It’s Unique:

Children’s Chapel is a beautiful, classic white chapel with wooden flooring, red covered pews, and tall, high-rise ceilings. Not only does it have a sound system inside, the Chapel also has both heating and cooling – making it a perfect ceremony option no matter the time of year. To top it off, there is a bell tower and small balcony inside that overlooks the entire congregation in the Chapel.

Outside, the Children’s Chapel has some of the most iconic landmarks of Lake Martin available, such as the famous Plymouth Lighthouse as well as the Kowaliga Bridge – making this one of the most photographic locations and backdrops you will be able to find. It’s no wonder that it is one of the most sought-after wedding destinations in the region.

In addition, when you choose Children’s Harbor as your wedding destination, you are also choosing to support seriously ill children and their families. $250 of your rental fee is a tax-deductible donation that helps Children’s Harbor continue to offer our programs and services at no cost to seriously ill children and their families.

What’s Included:

  • Grounds around the Chapel including the Lighthouse
  • Bathrooms and Gazebo
  • Use of the baby grand piano
  • $250 donation to Children’s Harbor

For more information, go to their website or email taylorday@childrensharbor.com 

The Orchard on Washington Street

house with tables set up outside

Location: Alexander City, AL

Holds: Up to 200 attendees 

Price: $$$

Nestled under the shade of 100 year old pecan trees lies The Orchard Venue.  This beautiful estate is intimate enough for small groups to live in luxury, but grand enough to host all your family and friends for a special celebration.  The Orchard on Washington is located minutes from downtown Alexander City, but also a short distance from Lake Martin.  The beautiful venue is gated, and private with sprawling grounds that provide the perfect backdrop to outdoor weddings, receptions, and large family reunions.  The grand home hosts corporate events, supper clubs, family celebrations, bridal teas, baby showers, engagement celebrations, and even small weddings.  

Why It’s Unique:

The Orchard is unique because is offers a private home as well as the gated outdoor venue.  The home at The Orchard was 5 spacious bedrooms with multiple beds, and 5 1/2 bathrooms.  The kitchen is a chef’s dream!  The pool is surrounded by a screened porch as well as an outdoord stone fireplace.  

What’s Included:

  • The most popular wedding package includes The Orchard Venue (grounds and entire home)
    (Thursday 4:00 p.m.- Sunday 1:00 p.m.)
  • Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bride and Bridesmaids sleepover at The Orchard & a spot to get dressed for the big day
  • Wedding and Reception
  • Bride and Groom stay at The Orchard on their wedding night 

Contact:
For additional information, go to their website or email events@theorchardvenue.com

Legacy Event Center

table and chairs set up for an event

Location: Alexander City, AL

Holds: 100-125 attendees

Price: $

The event venue can host corporate events,weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, birthday parties, baby showers and much more.  It has an onsite serving kitchen for catering and parking for 50 plus vehicles.  

Why It’s Unique:

This venue is perfect for small intimate gatherings, and is conveniently located with lots of parking. They also have very affordable package prices.

What’s Included:

  • Fifteen 60” round tables
  • Ten 8’ banquet tables
  • 100 banquet chairs
  • Three large screen televisions with cable
  • Bluetooth powered PA system with Mixer/Amp connects with phone or mobile devices 
  • Three cordless microphones

Contact:

For more information, go to their Facebook page or email rvf324@gmail.com

Additional Services

If you are planning a wedding in the Lake Martin area, and would like to set up tours of any of our venues, or need help making arrangements for lodging, meals, and other activities, Lake Martin Tourism Association is happy to help. We can also provide welcome bags for your guests with information on all of the fun things to do in the area. Just let us know how we can be of assistance to help with your big day! Reach out to us anytime at brandy@explorelakemartin.com

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