Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rental fee and what does it include?
Seasonal Pricing - January, February, March, July, August and December

Friday Noon-10 p.m.
Saturday Noon-10 p.m.
Sunday Noon-10 p.m.
Weekdays Noon-10 p.m.
*excludes holidays

Prime Pricing - April, May, June, September, October and November

Friday Noon-10 p.m.
Saturday Noon-10 p.m.
Sunday Noon-10 p.m.
Weekdays Noon-10 p.m.
*excludes holidays
Expanded Time Packages available - please contact us for more information
Each wedding requires a $250 Damage Deposit check that is held in your file until after the wedding day.
Exclusive Use of Venue for Ceremony and/or Reception


Every Package Includes:

  • Exclusive access to the 4500 sq. ft. venue and grounds
  • Outdoor games for guests
  • A fabulous patio space with Edison String Lights with seating areas
  • Venue team member onsite throughout the evening
  • No Hidden Fees. (There are no additional Hampton Cove Wedding Venue service fees and taxes are included. Our only additional optional fees are related to bar, decor and wedding planning.)
  • A choice between two ceremony locations (the choice between the Shady Grove Ceremony site with chairs and the wrought iron ceremony dome and the White Barn, our inclement weather ceremony site with chairs and arbor)
  • The entire area makes for a perfect background for all photos.
  • Tables and upgraded Chiavari Reception Chairs for up to 200 guests set up to your specifications
  • Three large chandeliers and string lights on dimmers throughout Reception Hall.
  • Two beautiful and photogenic dressing areas
  • Private bridal suite restroom with extra space for convenience
  • Plenty of parking for all your guests and vendors (with lights)
  • Indoor bathrooms (wheelchair accessible)
  • Large Bar Area with beautiful bar station on wheels.
    Event insurance is required if serving alcohol in your reception. (Interested in having a bar? More info on this in the FAQ section)
  • Caterer’s prep area which includes a commercial fridge, two prep tables, and a handwashing sink
  • Gorgeous guest book arbor for the guests to sign your guest book 
  • Wedding planning packages are available if next level of service is desired.

Do you provide tables, chairs, and linens?

We provide chairs at both ceremony sites that would seat 200 people, upgraded Chiavari Chairs in the Reception Hall for 200 people, with tables and a custom floor plan. Table linens can be rented through us or another rental company. 

Do you have heating and air conditioning?

Yes! We have both. We want you to be comfortable while we help you tell your story. The Reception Hall is wonderfully air-conditioned and heated, so we can host your wedding no matter what time of year! The ceremony site Shady Grove is full shade so it's comfortable all year! The White Barn ceremony site is our inside alternative in the event of rain.

Is there a deposit? When are the additional payments due?

Yes. When a contract is signed, to continue holding the date, we require a 50% deposit. The remaining 50% is due 90 days prior to the event.

Do we have to use your vendors?

You are not required to hire our vendors. We make personal recommendations for vendors that will meet your budget, style, and personality. We offer this personal recommendation for the benefit of our couples.

Caterers Requirements:

We do require that caterers are licensed and insured. The caterer must stay through the duration of the event, keep food up to temperature, bus tables, remove trash, and store the leftovers in the kitchen. All things that wedding caterers commonly do as a service to the wedding couple.

Bartenders Requirements:

Bartenders must be hired through HSV Barkeep. They can not be someone from a bar, caterer, or restaurant that is not catering the event.

What happens in case of rain?

Unlike many venues, Hampton Cove Wedding Venue has a great covered option for rainy days by using our White Barn. This means that in case of rain, the reception space does not have to be “flipped” from your ceremony back to reception space. Having this amazing feature ensures a smooth transition into the reception and makes the decision to bring the ceremony inside much less stressful.

Will there be another wedding on the same day?

No. We host one wedding each day to ensure you have our attention. This exclusivity also means we are not open to the public; no strangers will be walking through your event. No couples will be there to look for their wedding venue. It is exclusively yours!

How do I reserve a date?

Please email with your interest and dates. You will then need to print, fill out, and mail the contract and 50% in the same envelope to:

Hampton Cove Wedding Venue
823 Cherry Tree Road
Gurley, AL 3574

Once your contract and deposit are received your date is now reserved.

Do you allow alcohol?

We only allow beer, wine and champagne. No hard liquor is allowed on the premises. You purchase your choice of beer, wine, and/or champagne and bring it to the venue during your rental time. The caterer or mobile bartender can then serve it to your guests. No sale of alcohol can be made on the venue property. Once the reception is complete all leftovers go home with you. This is an affordable and easy option since we do not have beverage minimums you are required to spend. You can get a little or as much of the beer, wine, and champagne as you like.

Can we hang decor from the rafters or walls?

Our string lights and chandeliers are always installed and FREE for our couples to use! With the ability to dim the lights during the reception, it creates a beautiful ambiance!

A lot of our structures were installed with our very own hands. Each board was lovingly hung by our family. So we ask that items are hung on our current hooks and no holes to be placed. The rafters are hard to reach with a ladder so we hope you enjoy their beauty in their natural state without any extra work.

Ask about our drapery rental options available through the venue.

What is the average budget of a wedding at this venue?

This is a complex question but a very important one. We believe the average budget of a couple getting married at Hampton Cove Wedding Venue is between $12,000 and $18,000 for all wedding expenses (Venue, Dress, Caterer, Photographer, DJ, etc). We have had some creative couples with smaller guest sizes host gorgeous weddings in the $10,000-12,000 range. And also have had several lovely weddings here spending significantly more than average. We love how unique the venue is for each couple. It's truly a beautiful space to make your own!

Do you provide the plates, silverware, cups, and decor?
Do you have items for us to decorate with?

Our venue is known for its unique weddings, and we want you to have your own beautiful wedding day—not a cookie-cutter wedding. Therefore, we do not have free decor to use.

Recently, we have acquired vintage, mix-matched china, silverware, glassware, and napkins that can be rented, set up, and cleaned up all for a one low rental through HCWP. Inquire for pricing.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Checks or cash. We have the ability to accept cards with an additional 4% service fee for card transactions.

Are there overnight accommodations nearby?

Yes. Hampton Inn and Suites is 7 minutes from the venue and Downtown Huntsville is within 15 minutes.

Does the price change if we only want to use Hampton Cove for either the ceremony or the reception, but not both?

Because we only host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you hold your ceremony, reception, or both onsite.

When can I rehearse?

We offer complementary rehearsals on the Thursday prior to the weekend. This allows each wedding of the weekend to keep its exclusivity and each couple a chance to practice the biggest day of their lives together. We can coordinate your rehearsal for you or your coordinator can lead. We allot for 30 mins of ceremony practice per couple.

Can I DIY my own wedding?

Absolutely! We have tips and tricks to help you with a successful, beautiful DIY wedding! We welcome that and also can make budget saving suggestions if needed!

Can I visit for a tour?

Since we give our couples complete exclusivity, we offer tours on days when we are not booked with a wedding or event. Rest assured you won't have strangers walking around your wedding since we are closed to the public during your big day. We have available times during the day and after work each week. Find out more about tours and schedule a personal tour below.

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