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Swann Lake Stables in Birmingham

Lush greenery. Serene wooded countryside. A quiet escape from the busy city noise. How far would you have to go for such a blissful wedding venue? Well, Swann Lake Stables has all this and more, and it sits right in Birmingham’s backyard!


If you want a small, intimate, yet breathtaking wedding, then Swann Lake Stables has something for you.

While the beautifully rustic stables are the most prominent feature, the property has a few gorgeous locations for your ceremony. The grass lawn and the fireplace patio, which both sit right outside the stables, are both lovely spots. And in case of rain, the grand room is a great contingency. But to tell you the truth, I think the most absolutely magical spot is right by the Little Cahaba River. Whether on the grassy riverbank or on the wide, flat rock that seems like God placed it there for an altar, you’ll feel like you stepped into a fairytale as you say your vows with the brook gently burbling just a few feet away. Depending what spot you choose, Swann Lake Stables can host up to 250* guests for your ceremony and 300* for your reception.

And I haven’t even mentioned the bridal suite! More than just a suite, this full-size apartment above the stables has a kitchen, two living rooms, and a bathroom. And in keeping with the rest of the stables, the design is all in gorgeous wood beams, with a cathedral ceiling to top it off. You and your girls may not want to leave!


What about after the ceremony?

With a gorgeous wheeled wooden bar and ample setup and prep space for caterers and live entertainment, you can rest assured that choosing a smaller venue does not mean you’re getting any less! Your guests will love the serene outdoor spots just as much as you do, and I simply can’t say enough about the gorgeous wooden architecture of the stables themselves.

If you’d like to check out the gorgeous spots Swann Lake Stables has to offer, set up an appointment by emailing!

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Click below to read about some of the weddings we’ve photographed around Birmingham!

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*The capacity for ceremonies and receptions is temporarily reduced to 150 due to COVID-19.

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