A Return to Elegance
Whether you’re looking for a venue for an elegant outdoor wedding, a garden wedding, an evening pool-side wedding, or a lovely tent wedding, St. Florian Fiber Farm Wedding Venue is the perfect place for you. Beautiful accommodations, indoor and out, provide a setting not available anywhere else in North Alabama. So much more than an event center or rustic barn, St. Florian Fiber Farm is the artist’s finishing touch for your once in a lifetime event. Just on the outskirts of beautiful Florence, Alabama, our location is only minutes away from town but is also completely secluded for your event. We offer multiple vistas, depending on the type of wedding you want.
The lawn beside the house is our favorite spot, as it offers fantastic scenes of the farm animals, trees, garden, and ponds. It has a romantic vine and rose-covered pergola that creates an arresting backdrop for the exchange of vows. Near the pergola is a pleasantly trickling lily pond, and the entire space is ringed with sequentially blooming day lilies. This lawn is suited for tents if you need to prepare for inclement weather. This section of the estate is shaded with filtered light by 5:30 PM mid-summer. As we know in the south, this is a detail that can not be overlooked when planning an outdoor event.
The pristine pool patio behind the home is surrounded by flower gardens, water features and lawns, with a gazebo conveniently placed for a band or DJ to set up (with electricity) or for a couple’s first dance.
The covered gazebo and adjacent lawn, large enough to accommodate almost any sized tent, provides a tranquil panorama of one of our large pasture ponds as well as our horse and alpaca pastures. The lawn is placed to allow a magical transition from sunlight through twilight to romantic candlelit evening.
The barn and pastures are not available for venue activities, as we have alpacas and horses on the property. Both are part of our beautiful scenery, though, and are visible from every available event site. Animal and farm lovers may be interested to learn that St. Florian Fiber Farm is home to 26 alpacas, 11 horses, a miniature donkey, peacocks, geese, ducks, and chickens.
In addition to an open swimming pool in the patio area, St. Florian Fiber Farm also has two open lily ponds, one open fish pond, and two serene ponds in the pastures. All of these provide excellent views from the event sites and make for stunning backgrounds in photographs.
The pool patio connects to the ceremony and reception sites allowing convenient access for caterers, bridal party preparation, and guests. Two bathrooms are available for guest use in the home, and there is plenty of room outdoors for discreet portable restroom rentals if required.
The stately, two-tiered front porch, with its four massive columns, offers an unparalleled backdrop for a traditional bridal procession or a more bohemian promenade. No matter your style, it is an inspiring frame for the first glimpse of the bride! The broad staircase leads to a bricked walkway through formal landscaping.
I was SO impressed with the breathtaking beauty and the impeccable taste of the gorgeous mansion! I told the bride and groom “You could never have found a more beautiful place for your wedding and reception.” Erica and her husband are so friendly, gracious and accommodating to every aspect of your visit! There were a few things we needed help to resolve the bride’s most important day of her life. Erica swooped in like an angel. All issues solved with her immediate care. Thank you, Erica!! God bless you and many others who will spend their most important day with you!!- Elaine Worley McGee