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The Grand Hotel: Queen of Southern Weddings

The Grand Hotel is a highly desired wedding destination for couples in Fairhope and across the South. I've photographed 3+ events there. Some of the things I enjoy most about weddings at The Grand is the experienced staff and amazing views.

This popular wedding venue overlooking Mobile Bay in Point Clear, AL, with oaks draped in Spanish moss and beautiful sunsets, embodies all that is graceful and beautiful about Fairhope, AL


A Top 5 historic hotel in the country by USA Today in 2019

In 2019 the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa also deemed Queen of the South when named "Historic Hotel of the Year" by Historic Hotels of America.

With over 37,000 sq ft of banquet space and over 550 acres outdoors, there are plenty options for events ranging from grand receptions to intimate gatherings.

Ideal for Alabama destination weddings, The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa boasts gorgeous gardens and beaches Ideal for Alabama destination weddings

Award-winning catering and banquet staff, Certified wedding specialists, On-site Grand Hotel Florist, Specialty lighting services are at your disposal.


For Your Guests

The property has two top ranked golf courses as part of the Robert Trent Jones Trail, 7 bars and restaurants with fine and casual dining. Lagoon-style heated pool with a kids' pool, and a hot tub, a fitness center, and an elegant spa offering massage and beauty treatments, and indoor pool.

They recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The bridal suite is a beautiful place to get ready. Located in the spa building, which makes having some pre-wedding pampering convenient.


Why Do I Recommend It?

Whether it's for a wedding ceremony and reception, if you're getting ready for your wedding, if you have an engagement session, if you are about to propose, or if you are having a fun bridal session, The Grand Hotel can serve you well in just about every capacity you could want for photographs.

  • For starters, the grounds are always immaculate. Regardless of the season, there is always beautiful decor and manicured beaches. In this spring, flowers are at every turn, bursting with color. In the winter, there are caladiums and camellias. You can have dramatic sunset pictures on the water or Southern inspired images of live oaks dripping with Spanish moss next to the lagoon. There are very few venues that offer such versatility and consistency.



  • If you are looking for a place to propose, they have wonderfully intimate settings for surprise proposals and the staff is excellent at providing champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, and other treats to help celebrate. There are even several different options to reserve a space so you know that you'll have privacy for your special moment.


  • If it rains, we don't have to worry because their gorgeous settings for rain plans. There are covered walkways bordered by ivy-covered pillars that make beautiful images. The Grand Hall is lovely and can provide a really fantastic setting, particularly at Christmas time when it is full of garlands and decorated trees. The Grand might be one of the more costly venues in the area but it really is a great option to ensure that your wedding will be lovely- rain or shine, hot or cold, winter or spring, summer or fall.


  • If you want a church wedding, there are several options nearby. St. Francis at the Point and Sacred Heart Chapel are two popular options within minutes. Going into town, the churches of downtown Fairhope are all a convenient distance. It is even relatively close drives from St. Mary of Scotland's Catholic Church and that churches epic stained-glass windows.


To learn more about having your wedding at the Grand Hotel, visit their website by clicking here. Contact their event planners (251) 928-9201

One Grand Blvd, Point Clear, AL 36564

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