Southern weddings tend to be large and the guest list can run in the hundreds with small armies of bridesmaids and groomsmen. However, we realize each bride and groom is different. Alabama State Parks staff members keep this in mind as they open up parks to weddings of all sizes. We want to be there for every part of your life and to let the wedding reflect the personalities of each couple. Regardless of your choice of facilities, we are confident we have something for everyone.


Casual – Weddings and receptions with jeans, shorts, summer dresses and flip flops can be found at any of our state park pavilions throughout the year in spring, summer and fall.


Semiformal – Decks, pavilions, banquet rooms, meeting rooms, Monte Sano’s Event Lodge, Cheaha’s wedding chapel or group lodge have been the setting for traditional Southern weddings and theme weddings.


Formal – Our resort parks and Monte Sano State Park’s Event Lodge offer the facilities needed for rehearsal dinners, receptions, and wedding ceremonies of all sizes. Alabama’s five resort state parks offer full-service catering.


Destination Weddings – Weddings are a chance for friends and family to meet and enjoy a long weekend of festivities. Our resort parks offer a wide variety of facilities and activities for all ages.


Indoors or out, themed weddings, traditional or non-traditional bridal parties, our guests find Alabama State Parks offer something for everyone.


Download this parks overview chart to help with your planning.


This Fact Sheet gives you great info. at a glance.


Visit these parks for more detailed information:


Cheaha State Park

DeSoto State Park 

Gulf State Park

Joe Wheeler State Park

Lake Guntersville State Park

Lakepoint State Park

Monte Sano State Park

Rickwood Caverns State Park