(205) 665-3535, ext. 1045
1-877-811-1776, ext. 1045
The American Village:
The Premier Place to Celebrate Weddings!
To host a truly remarkable event, choose the American Village, a venue so unique it’s a national treasure. Inspired by some of America’s most historic places, the American Village offers a remarkable setting for weddings and other special events.
Reminiscent of the lovely chapels of early times in America, the Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel offers a unique setting for weddings. The building is inspired by one of America's oldest churches, Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg, Virginia. Its 100-foot steeple, arched and round windows, and beautiful antique wooden pulpit are some of the many features you and your guests will long remember.
Receptions may be held in either of two unique settings within easy walking distance of the Chapel. Those wanting an early American setting will likely choose the old-fashioned and beautifully restored Barn, which features exposed beams and pine hewn walls. Others may wish to use the classically elegant Liberty Hall. Its exterior is inspired by Thomas Jefferson's beloved Monticello, and its creme-colored interior is patterned after The East Room of The White House and features fluted pilasters and cut-glass chandeliers.
Your wedding party can walk through Colonial gardens in the springtime or pose for photographs along the arched wooden Concord Bridge which spans a one and one-half acre lake. Other historically inspired buildings are available for bridal teas, luncheons, and rehearsal dinners.
There is no location fee for photography if your wedding or private event takes place at the American Village. If you would like to use our grounds or facilities as a backdrop for your photo shoot, and your event is not booked with us, a fee of $150 per hour will be charged. Pre-reservation is required for access, and we require a staff member to accompany you. Inquiries and photo shoot bookings should be made by calling (205) 665-3535 extension 1045. On-site photography of wedding and private events outside these parameters is strictly prohibited.