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The Sterling Castle

Shelby, AL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
140 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 300 guests

The Sterling Castle is a unique wedding venue located in Shelby, Alabama. Our full service wedding packages allow busy couples to have dreamy weddings with minimal stress! We select the perfect vendors for your style, and oversee the entire event to make sure everything is perfect! Couples can host a fairy tale wedding and say “I do” over the moat on the drawbridge or under the pergola. Its private lake and dock can serve as an exquisite backdrop for ceremonies and photographs. The Sterling Castle helps couples customize their wedding and make their dream wedding come true.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host a maximum of 300 guests within the climate controlled 4000sf reception facility. It has an elegant ballroom where couples can dance like royalty.

Services Offered
The Sterling Castle offers many packages to suit each couple’s budget and needs. The packages include:

  • Full Service Wedding Packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Groom's suite
  • Air Conditioned / Heated Reception Hall
  • Wedding Planning and Direction
  • Full Catering with Servers
  • DJ / EmCee
  • Floral and Decor
  • Free Parking
  • Up Lighting
  • Overhead Dance Lighting
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Event Rentals
  • Hardscape Decor
  • Bar and Bartender
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Much Much More! See our Website for More Package Information
    https://www.thesterlingcastle.com/


Location
The Sterling Castle is located in the small community of Shelby, Alabama. It is 35 miles south of Birmingham, and 50 miles north of Montgomery.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$12,000

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

$14,000

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?

$14,000

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

$12,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

February
August

140 Reviews

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    Nasima A. Married on 03/27/2022
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    Outstanding & Exotic

    Amazing!! outstanding & Superb!! We love it so much.
    Dear Misty, please accept our most heartfelt appreciation and gratitude!! You and your team simply rock!!!! And hard working!!! Rasheeq, Sharno Islam and our dream came true by the grace of Lord and HE sent you and your team to make things so easy for us and to fulfill our dream. Our all guests spoke very highly about the venue and you all!!! I want to give you "5 star" review. we will keep in touch and looking forward to meet you all again. Please let us if anything we can do for you. 😍😍

    The Sterling Castle's reply:

    We are so pleased you had a magical day with your family and guests. Everyone was so sweet, it was a pleasure to serve you and your wonderful family.
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    Brittany K. Married on 03/04/2022
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    THE venue in Alabama

    I recommend EVERYONE to use this place. Misty is a genius and plans everything. The catering was 5 stars, the cake?? Never had a cake taste so amazing. Misty’s decorating skills are out of this world and I felt like I had stepped into another world. The venue was a dream come true, and all of my guests said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. 10/10 recommend.
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    Jaime Married on 12/04/2021
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    Best Venue Ever-All Inclusive!

    I could write a book, but I'll try to keep it short. Misty and her family and staff are the most special people you will ever meet. From the very first time we toured the castle and grounds (which is their home), I felt like we were welcomed into their family. As a busy grad student in internship and living 4 hours away - I didn't have much time to plan. They worked around my schedule and literally took care of every detail aside from providing alcohol. Every thoughtful placement of florals, every snowflake, every plate. I gave Misty a Pinterest board and they made our vision come to life. We could not have asked for a more special day. They made it snow!! Inside!! The special little touches were just the icing on the cake. You can't go wrong with this venue, they will work with every vision and try to make your wildest dreams come true. They sure did with ours.

Awards

  • 140
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jessica & Christopher
    22 photos · 06/06/2021
  • Beth & Kyle
    39 photos · 06/29/2019
  • Heather & Kevin
    60 photos · 12/30/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
JND Photography JND Photography Wedding Photographers

Victor and Misti make it their personal mission to ensure that your wedding day is nothing short of flawless! Any idea or theme you may have is well within their capable hands to create. You should see the Iron Throne from the Game of Thrones series they made by themselves! And that was just for one wedding. Seriously everything these guys do at the Sterling Castle is a labor of love and it shows. Plus I love shooting weddings there :)

Live Free Photography Live Free Photography Wedding Photographers

Absolutely amazing and caring people! The Sterling Castle is the best venue in Alabama. We have worked with them many times and always had the same fantastic experience. We absolutely cannot recommend them enough.

Rawwbeauty Makeup Artistry Rawwbeauty Makeup Artistry Wedding Hair & Makeup

If you are looking for a special place to get married that is unique and different look no further. Misty is amazing and does everything in her power to make your day run smoothly. She is always checking on us while we are setting up to see if we or our brides need anything. The place is fabulous and the makeup and hair room has the perfect set up and lighting. Go check them out!

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389 Deseret Dr. Shelby, AL, 35143
2056699486
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