Southern Museum of Flight

4343 73rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35206 Map · Phone number
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About Southern Museum of Flight

Southern Museum of Flight is a unique wedding venue located in Birmingham, Alabama. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor settings for both your ceremony and reception, including their brand new exhibit space. Your guests will be surrounded by traditional and historic aircrafts in this one-of-a-kind venue. Southern Museum of Flight is one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, and they can't wait to make your special day unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this vintage-style venue. You can choose from a beautiful outdoor space underneath a jet, their South Wing Hangar or their new exhibit space. If you're having an intimate ceremony, you can say your vows surrounded by an Early Aviation fine aircraft from the early 1900s. For medium sized affairs, your guests will enjoy looking at a Tuskegee Airman Aircraft diorama as you say your “I do’s.” Southern Museum of Flight also allows the happy couple to take pictures within their F-86 Jet and the North American T-6 Texan.

Services Offered
This full-service venue provides two rooms for the wedding party to start their day in. Tables and chairs are included with their rental fee, along with plenty of complimentary parking for your guests. Event rentals such as linens are available, along with audio equipment for your ceremony or reception. You can choose your own vendors for a truly individualized affair. Additional services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Additional museum rooms

Other Services
In addition to hosting your wedding, Southern Museum of Flight is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events they will hold include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Bachelor and bachelorette parties

History
This 75,000-square-foot museum houses over 100 aircrafts, as well as engines, paintings, models, photographs and artifacts. They're home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, boasting over 70 biographical plaques depicting the state’s aviation history. They've been open to the public since 1983, and their goal is to present “civilian, military and experimental aircraft and memorabilia from the earliest history of powered flight.”

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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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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.

Southern Museum of Flight FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,200.00
  • 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? $ 2,700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,200.00
  • 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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  • 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, Alabama, AL 35206 See on map
    2058338226 (Phone number)
    2058362439 (Fax Number)
    Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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