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Whether you’ll say your vows in June or December, Huntsville Botanical Garden is a spectacular backdrop for your wedding day. Each season brings a charm of its own – from the sweet new buds of spring to the colorful, rustling leaves of fall.

Searching for a small venue, a large venue, indoor wedding or outdoor wedding? We have something perfect for all brides and grooms. Look no further for your ceremony and reception locations near downtown Huntsville.

View Seasons at the Garden, created by Joel & Amber Photography.

Wedding Options

*We have implemented new safety measures for events in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and the Alabama Department of Public Health.  

Please contact the Facility Rental Department at or 256.830.4447 ext. 251 for additional information.

Wedding Packages:

Sharing your wedding ceremony with your closest family and friends is an important part of starting your life together as a married couple.  We have seen many couples looking for a more intimate wedding experience and are excited to introduce our new Small Ceremony Packages for up to 25 guests.  These packages are specifically designed for the couple who wants the best that the Garden has to offer for their intimate wedding.

Grand Hall and Carriage House weddings on Saturdays during wedding season (April through October) are rentable as Packages. Packages are inclusive of all of the extra things needed for a wedding, such as Security and the shuttle. Grand Hall packages include a family membership to the Botanical Garden following the wedding.

Walk-in Weddings:

Walk-in weddings do not require the rental of a venue and are for groups of 20 or less. Walk-in weddings are budget-friendly and ideal for couples who want a simple, minimal wedding.
Click here for walk-in wedding policies and pricing

Want to learn more? Click here to view a wedding resource guide created by Joel & Amber Photography.


Wedding ceremony at The East Wing in Huntsville Botanical GardenGuest Center: The East Wing

The East Wing includes the Grand Hall (with Lobby and Veranda), Library, Brides Parlor, Groom’s Suite, coatroom, restrooms, a porte cochere to provide shelter for those getting out of vehicles, and a catering kitchen with a separate entrance.

Maximum Seating:
  • Seated Dining: 350 guests
  • Standing Reception: 450 guests

Price Range: $3,500 – $4,200

Wedding ceremony at The Grand Hall in Huntsville Botanical GardenGuest Center: The Grand Hall

Looking for a large indoor wedding venue? The Grand Hall is the largest reception venue at the Garden, providing seated dining for up to 350 guests. With a built-in dance floor, five sets of double doors opening up to a beautiful veranda overlooking Little Smith Lake and a large pre-function lobby at the entrance, the Grand Hall is the perfect venue for a wedding reception.

The lobby of the Grand Hall is spacious and majestic and the perfect place for a cocktail hour, guest book, seating chart and place holders, photo booth, or even the bouquet toss!

The Veranda overlooks beautiful Little Smith Lake. Private to the Grand Hall, it is a wonderful place for a bar, giving you and your guests an easy and comfortable transition to the outdoors. The Veranda is also a great extension of the dance floor and another perfect venue for a cocktail hour.

Maximum Seating:
  • Seated Dining: 350 guests
  • Standing Reception: 450 guests

Price Range: $3,400 – $9,200

Wedding ceremony at The Celebration Garden in Huntsville Botanical GardenCelebration Garden

Your outdoor wedding ceremony venue is at the Botanical Garden. The Celebration Garden is located just steps away from the Grand Hall. This beautiful shrubbery-enclosed garden creates an intimate venue ideal for a wedding ceremony.

Maximum Seating:
  • Seated: 250 guests

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Wedding ceremony at The Carriage House in Huntsville Botanical GardenGuest Center: The Carriage House

The Carriage House with its rustic elegance can seat up to 150 guests for dining. It has a beamed ceiling, beautiful chandeliers, and carriage doors that open to the east and west sides of the building. The Carriage House has a separate catering kitchen and is ideal for a cocktail hour, dancing, wedding ceremony, photo booth or even an after party!

Maximum Seating:

  • Seated Dining: 150 guests
  • Standing Reception: 200 guests
  • Ceremony Seating: 200

Price Range: $2,150 – $3,500

Wedding ceremony at The Meadow at Lake Lonnie in Huntsville Botanical GardenThe Meadow at Lake Lonnie

The Meadow at Lake Lonnie is the premier wedding ceremony location. Your guests will enjoy a perfect view of the fountain in Lake Lonnie. The ceremony backdrop is lush with flowering shrubs and trees and an arbor ready to decorate with flowers or fabric.

Maximum Seating:

  • Seated: 350 guests

For pricing and booking information, please contact us

wedding reception at arbor in Huntsville Botanical GardenNichols Arbor

This magical, garden-themed space is ideal for both casual and formal receptions. The Arbor welcomes you with tiny white lights on a grapevine-covered trellis, and a delightful moss arbor is the room’s centerpiece. Your rental includes indoor tables and chairs, catering kitchen, library, a built-in sound and projection system, and a staff member during your event.

Specifications: 3,600 square feet

Maximum Seating:
  • Seated Dining: 160 guests
  • Standing Reception: 199

Price Range: $1,850 – $2,900

wedding ceremony at arbor courtyard in Huntsville Botanical GardenNichols Arbor Courtyard Garden

The beautiful Courtyard, adjacent to The Nichols Arbor, is an intimate, tucked-away garden, that when rented with the Arbor, creates an indoor/outdoor space that can accommodate up to 160 guests. There is a chandelier in the pergola and lush planting beds surrounding the garden. The Courtyard is a perfect place for a wedding ceremony or a lovely addition to a reception.

For pricing and booking information, please contact us


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