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Southern Museum of Flight

Birmingham, AL View map Visit website

About

Southern Museum of Flight is a historic wedding venue located in Birmingham, Alabama. Here, you will find multiple indoor and outdoor settings for ceremonies and receptions, including the unique exhibit space. Fitted with a range of historic aircraft, you and your guests can travel back in time to the important eras of aviation. This event destination is one of the largest museums of its kind in the Southeast– its dedicated staff can't wait to make your big day unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity

Southern Museum of Flight can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests. Enjoy serene outdoor spaces, including their South Wing Hangar or the exhibit space. If you're having an intimate ceremony, you can say your vows surrounded by aircraft from the early 1900s. For larger gatherings, your event can occur at a Tuskegee Airman Aircraft diorama. The venue provides exclusive access for you and your guests to take pictures within their F-86 Jet and the North American T-6 Texan.

Services Offered

This one-of-a-kind destination provides two private get-ready rooms for the wedding party to begin their preparations. You can use the in-house furniture collection with tables and chairs included in your rental of the property. Furthermore, guests can utilize the complimentary parking for the utmost convenience. Other benefits available to you are a variety of linens and audio equipment for your ceremony and reception needs. Southern Museum of Flight gladly welcomes outside vendors, and the staff goes the extra mile to ensure you and your vendors are well looked after throughout your wedding day.

History

This museum is home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, boasting over 70 biographical plaques depicting the state’s illustrious aviation history. It houses over 100 aircraft, models, photographs, and artifacts. The museum opened to the public in 1983, and it continues to serve as an ode to the country's brave pilots, mechanical engineers, and aviation pioneers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,200

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Set Up

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Love Married on 10/12/2013
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    We chose SMOF as our wedding reception back in October. We love to travel and my husband is in the Air force Reserves. This was a perfect venue for our Modern-Vintage Travel theme. Liz the SMOF Coordinator-she was very professional, helpful, cheerful and a joy to work with. All of the staff was knowledgeable and helpful. We reserved the entire museum (upstairs and downstairs). There are two large children’s areas-perfect for the little ones. Parking was ok. They have a preferred catering list but, you can use whomever you like for a small fee. There isn't an in house kitchen so make sure your catering company can keep the food warm. It can get very dark and dim inside so make sure your photographer is comfortable working in weird lighting. We had between 175-200 guests and had plenty of room to walk the museum, eat and dance.
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    Gretchen Married on 03/10/2012
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    Wonderful place for a wedding - the bride and groom are professional pilots so the venue was perfect.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Live Free Photography Live Free Photography Wedding Photographers

Stunning venue! We are absolutely in love with the Southern Museum of Flight!! Highly recommend for modern brides looking for an incredible choice for their beautiful wedding. Its definitely important to choose the right people for your special day! Such a great choice!

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4343 73rd Street North Birmingham, AL, 35206
2058338226

Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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