Wedding season is in full swing, and every bride wants the perfect venue to bring their dream event to life. Whether outdoors, under the stars, or overlooking the city, a wedding venue is a vital piece of the puzzle. Choosing the best venue for your wedding needs can be a challenging often expensive decision.

So, where do you start?

If you are looking to support a Black-owned wedding venue, you’ve come to the right place. 21Ninety is celebrating five beautiful, Black-owned wedding venues to try this season.

Top 5 Black-Owned Wedding Venues

Avenue D Events

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Avenue D Events is located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is an industrial event venue created with “affordable luxury in mind.” The venue provides an open and airy space. It has art deco and glamorous finishes with indoor and outdoor spaces for every bride’s needs. Avenue D venue space is customizable and prepared to welcome all events, including weddings, photoshoots, and more.

The Slate Room

The Slate Room coins itself as a “multipurpose, unique, event space in Atlanta, GA.” The venue provides a wide range of options available to customers. The Slate Room’s goal is to assist with making your event as smooth and fun-filled as possible. They are able to accommodate weddings, baby showers, corporate gatherings, and more. The space has inside and outside dining and a gathering area.

The property features a courtyard with lavish detailing, eclectic seating and decor, and a satellite bar.

The Newell House

The Newell House was once the childhood home of one of its owners, Michael Newell. Growing up the house was a celebratory place for his parent’s share special moments with friends. The home was the site of family homecoming parties, Newell’s sister’s wedding and countless family reunions. Fast forward nearly two decades later and after moving out of his childhood home, Newell and his wife, Marche Robinson, thought it would make the perfect wedding venue. Therefore, renovations began.

The Newell House is now the backdrop of many special events and memories for other families including brides and grooms to enjoy. 

Garden Theater

The Garden Theater is a Detroit gem. Book your wedding at the historic space against a backdrop of exposed brick, then toast with cocktails in the foyer. Amenities include a full-service bar, top-tier lighting equipment, and a VIP balcony with fantastic architectural elements.

Woodrow Hall

According to their official website, Woodrow Hall was built in 1914 by the Free Masons and served as their meeting place for much of the last century before the current owner purchased it. The Birmingham, AL space offers a large foyer and a beautiful banquet hall with exposed brick, high ceilings, and massive wooden beams. Modern amenities include an LCD projector, plasma screen TV, and more. Perfect for corporate events, weddings, and more.