The Fairhope Inn is a charming wedding venue located in the heart of the historic small town of Fairhope, Alabama. Standing for over 120 years, this property exudes character and charm, welcoming couples to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this famed property. Experiencing an extensive renovation in 2019, the Fairhope Inn presents a seamless blend of modern style with timeless elegance. From the serene event spaces to the picturesque surroundings, this venue presents a dream setting for a celebration to remember.
Facilities and Capacity
With room for up to 300 guests, The Fairhope Inn offers a spacious and versatile venue for wedding celebrations. The historic charm of this inn presents couples and their guests with a welcome, accommodating setting for special occasions. With four separate event spaces, there is plenty of choice for couples in creating a personalized celebration. Outside, luscious greenery, a classic gazebo, and a spacious courtyard all offer a charming touch. Ceremonies and celebrations are welcomed outdoors, letting you enjoy the open, natural surroundings of this historic venue. The Dining Room is an ideal setting for your wedding feast, letting this talented team serve up a delectable selection of delicious dishes to you and your guests. Adorned with elegant decor and lavish fittings, it is a spacious and luxurious setting for special celebrations. Before your big moment, you can enjoy the privacy and peace of the private carriage house as your get-ready room. Once the confetti has settled, you can then enjoy the comfort and tranquility of the private suites present at this inviting inn.
The Fairhope Inn takes pride in the dedicated service it provides to couples on their special day. They want you to be able to relax throughout your celebration as their team caters to your needs. With the experience of hundreds of events under their belts, this team can work seamlessly with your planning team from beginning to end. Additionally, thanks to this expertise, they can provide you with a long list of preferred local vendors that can help make your day all the more special. This venue also boasts a highly trained, celebrated team of chefs who can serve up a wide variety of delicious dishes for your special day. Serving up local favorites for over 25 years, they are well-known for their high-quality, fresh selection of exceptional dishes. Dietary restrictions and requirements can be catered to, allowing all your wedding guests to enjoy the expertise of this talented culinary team.
1 Reviews for The Fairhope Inn
Recommended by 100% of couples
Savannah P. · Married on 10/03/2020
A Dream Wedding
Where to even start...the Fairhope Inn was our saving grace in a year full of uncertainty and changed plans. When my husband and I started planning our wedding in early 2020, we were going to have it on my family’s farm in North Mississippi. Even after COVID hit, we still kept this plan because it would be outside, in October, and people could spread out and still have a good time. However, in the summer, when the restrictions on number of people allowed in gatherings tightened, we knew that it would no longer be possible to have the farm wedding and even include all of our family members. We both live in the Mobile area, so we started looking at local venues since the restrictions here were not so tight. One weekend in July, we came across the Fairhope Inn. Just stepping onto the lovely porch and seeing the swing (which are special to me and my family), I felt an overwhelming sense that this was going to be the place where we got married. That sense faltered a bit when we spoke with one of the owners, Jeffrey, who said that they were likely already booked up for October since it’s such a popular month for weddings. However, after checking the schedule, they had one weekend open, and it just so happened to be the date that we had chosen back in March. We were so relieved and felt as if it was meant to be. Jeffrey and all others who worked at the Inn during the months of planning and the wedding weekend itself were all beyond helpful and kind. The food (not just at the wedding, but their breakfast, brunch, and regular dinner) was all delicious and thoughtfully prepared. My parents and grandparents stayed in the rooms inside the Inn, while I stayed in the cottage. All of the ladies got their hair and makeup done together in the cottage, and it later became our newlywed suite as well. It was an ideal space for everything! The courtyard, with its beautiful gazebo and tranquil fountain, were the absolutely perfect setting for our ceremony and then for our reception as well. The band was able to set up a stage under the tent, which turned the courtyard into an awesome dance floor. The florist (Katherine of Jubilee Flowers, also in Fairhope) had an already-beautiful canvas to add to, and she even decorated the porch swing that had captured my heart on that first day. To say that we had a dream wedding at this venue doesn’t even do it justice. I may be biased, but it was the most beautiful wedding, and that’s thanks in (big) part to the Fairhope Inn for hosting it.Sent on 02/16/2021
The Fairhope Inn's reply:Savannah - thank you for the glowing review! You and Collin were a delight to work with from your first glimpse of the swing to final flower-bedecked golfcart goodbye! We enjoyed making your wedding date and vision come to life - and look forward to having you back for anniversary celebrations with us soon. 🥂
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Jeffrey is the smiling - and very familiar face - greeting guests to the Fairhope Inn.
The Cincinnati native built a seasoned resume in hospitality with stops in Chicago, Colorado and Tunica, MS opening properties from Marriott's Great America to the Hyatt Regency and several casino resorts before settling in Fairhope in 1998.
Mog joined the Fairhope Inn after its first major renovation as a restaurant and bed & breakfast under award-winning chef/owner Tyler Kean. Over the next 20 years he managed the restaurant and coordinated hundreds of luncheons, parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions.
When new owner Paige Dawson bought the Inn in 2019, Jeffrey returned from a brief retirement to assist with renovation and re-opening of this grande old dame of Fairhope dining.
Today the events have become generational, with the baby who once starred at a sip and see becoming the honoree at a graduation luncheon or even her own bridal shower. What he loves most? "Forming a connection with families that brings them in to the story and history of the Inn."
Jeffrey looks forward to planning a remarkable celebration uniquely you!