It's a place as spectacular as your love story deserves.

From gentle breezes whispering across the lake to the delicate scent of florals the air, there's nothing quite like a garden wedding. Let the lush scenery create a serene backdrop for the most precious memories of your life! Full of elegant southern charm, the Garden has so much to offer.

And after the sweet vows of your wedding ceremony, enter the garden's state-of-the-art Grand Hall or cozy Carriage House to dance the night away with all your favorite people.

Hi! We're Joel and Amber Photography. We're a husband and wife wedding photography team who love vanilla lattes, spreading joy, and photographing weddings at gorgeous places like Huntsville Botanical Garden! 

Everything about weddings at the Huntsville Botanical Garden brings joy to our hearts, so we created this special resource to highlight some of the best things about a Garden wedding. Welcome to some of our favorite Garden memories!



Find your perfect venue among the amazing choices Huntsville Botanical Garden offers! Each venue option has its own unique style, offering the Garden's best scenery.  You can choose from the intimate Celebration Garden, the stunning views from The Meadow at Lake Lonnie, or the tucked-away Nichols Arbor Courtyard!  Every venue has it's own unique touch and spectacular views!

Wedding Ceremony Venues
at the Botanical Garden

The intimate Celebration Garden is just beyond the Grand Hall. Surrounded by shrubbery and shady trees, your guests will enjoy celebrating your marriage in this elegant ceremony site!
Maximum Seating: 250 

The Celebration Garden

The Meadow at Lake Lonnie is the ultimate garden wedding experience. Sitting beside the lake, your guests will be treated to views of the fountain, flowering shrubs galore, and a garden arbor. 
Maximum Seating: 350

The Meadow at Lake Lonnie

The courtyard garden is adjacent to The Nichols Arbor and creates the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony. When combined with Nichols Arbor, guests can flow in and out of this romantic garden space.
Maximum Seating: 160

Nichols Arbor Courtyard Garden

How far in advance do brides need to book their venue with the Garden?
We often book over a year in advance, even up to  two years. If you're interested in a Garden wedding, don't wait to give us a call!

Can you have weddings on any day of the week?
Yes! Weekends fill up quickly, but we're available any day throughout the week.

Do you provide any staff during the wedding?
All wedding packages include a security guard, a Garden staff representative, and a shuttle.

Does the bridal party have access to the grounds for pictures?
Definitely! Our gardens are beautiful any season of the year and provide many opportunities for amazing photographs.

Can we have our engagement pictures taken at the gardens?
Yes, and the photography fee ($100) is waived if the Garden is your venue! You or your photographer will need to fill out our online application and return it to the front desk to reserve your session date.

Is there a bridal getting ready room at each of the venues?
Yes, with the exception of Murray Hall, each venue has its own personal space for getting ready.

How can I get a tour of the Botanical Garden and the wedding venue options before booking?
The Garden is always ready to answer your questions! Give them a call to book your own garden wedding venue tour at 256-430-3572 extension 251, or

Q&A with a Botanical Garden Wedding Coordinator

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Ready to check out the reception options? The elegant Grand Hall, the rustic Carriage House, or the cozy garden of Nichols Arbor - you'll find the perfect spot to celebrate with your guests! 

Wedding Reception Venues 
at the Botanical Garden

The Grand Hall is a reception venue that has it all: a built-in dance floor, five sets of double doors opening up to a classy veranda, and a spacious lobby entrance (perfect for guest book signing or pre-function events!) 

The Veranda overlooks the serene Little Smith Lake. Exclusive to your Grand Hall celebration, the options for this space are endless. Cocktail hour, dance floor extension, additional seating - it's yours to enjoy!

The elegance and spaciousness of the Grand Hall is second to none. If you're looking for something with class, convenience, and the happily-ever-after feeling - this is your venue.

Maximum Seating: 350

The Grand  Hall

The Carriage House is one-of-a-kind. Combining the perfect blend of rustic and elegance, it features gorgeous chandeliers and high-beamed ceilings.

The carriage doors open to incorporate everything you love about the garden right into your venue! 

Maximum Seating: 150-200

The Carriage House

Nichols Arbor brings the garden inside! Romantic white lights on a grapevine-covered trellis and the featured moss arbor create a soft garden feel with all the convenience of being indoors.

Maximum Seating: 160

Nichols Arbor

Want to learn more? The Huntsville Botanical Garden website is filled with helpful details on renting this breath-taking venue for your own wedding!

The garden offers a choice of packages that include all the little details, such as Security and the shuttle.

Botanical Garden Wedding Packages

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Bonus! Grand Hall packages include a family membership to the Botanical Garden following the wedding so you can enjoy the sweet memories again and again.

Besides offering elegant venues for your ceremony and reception, the Garden holds endless opportunities for romantic wedding day portraits!  
Between the beautiful meadows in the 4 Seasons Garden, the shores of Little Smith Lake, the unique layout of the Damson Aquatic Garden, the shade of the Dogwood Trail, the stunning architecture of the Guest Center, and everywhere in between - there are endless places to explore!

Wedding Day Portraits
at the Botanical Garden

If you're simply looking for a beautiful place to exchange your vows in a small, intimate ceremony with your closest family and friends, The Garden offers a perfect option with their Walk-In Weddings!

You don't have to worry about décor (nature provides it all!) or equipment. You simply come dressed and ready, enjoy a simple and beautiful ceremony, and take advantage of some Just Married bride and groom portraits around the gorgeous Garden grounds!

We've photographed multiple Walk-In Weddings at the Garden and would love to help make your own a beautiful experience!

Huntsville Botanical Garden Walk-In Weddings

Book your Walk-in Wedding

- The maximum guest count is capped at 20, which includes you and any vendors, like your officiant and photographers.
- You'll need to schedule your walk-in wedding at least 2 weeks prior with the rental facilities department.
- The fee ranges from $250-$500, depending on the season and if you pay in advance.
- In case of inclement weather, you'll be able to reschedule your ceremony to a later date if desired.

Walk-in Wedding FAQ

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Did you know the Garden isn't just for weddings? You can embrace the dreamy backdrops during your engagement session, too! Even if your wedding is at another venue, the Garden opens its grounds as an elegant and vibrant session location. Spring, summer, fall, or winter - each season has its own perfect charm!

Session Rental Fee: $100

Engagement Sessions
at the Botanical Garden

Contact US

Hi! We're Joel & Amber!

We’re a world-traveling, vanilla latte loving husband & wife photography team for brides inspired by genuine, vibrant joy.

We believe that photography is about so much more than simply having incredible images. It's about serving and encouraging people in a way that makes the entire experience just as joyful and meaningful as the wedding day itself!

We built this page because we LOVE weddings at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.  If you want your wedding to look like the ones featured on this page, contact us!   We'd love to meet you and help plan out your Botanical Garden Wedding!


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Hi, friends! Do you want to learn more about Joel & Amber Photography? We created this page because our vibrant and joyful style matches perfectly with garden weddings. We've got a treasure trove of information for you and want to give you a sneak peek into what's in store!

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-An easy-to-follow list of important tasks for every engaged bride
-Having your most important to-dos all organized in one place
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