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Antebellum Weddings at Oak Island

Wilsonville , AL

LOCATION

810 Paradise Cove Lane
Wilsonville, AL 35186 US

PHONE

205-669-4696
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ABOUT US

Oak Island is an absolutely gorgeous 17 acre gated estate that is beautifully surrounded by Lay Lake.

The 11,000 square foot southern mansion sits majestically on a six acre... Read more
Oak Island is an absolutely gorgeous 17 acre gated estate that is beautifully surrounded by Lay Lake.

The 11,000 square foot southern mansion sits majestically on a six acre island on Lay Lake in Wilsonville, Alabama. The remaining 11 acres are lined with glistening white fences, a fabulous white horse barn that is draped in lights to create such a stunningly romatic atmosphere. All acreage has splendid views of the lake.

Oak Island is an all inclusive venue that can plan your entire dream wedding in one meeting with as little stress as possible! We do occasionally allow outside vendors, but prefer our in house vendors because we spent tireless hours finding the best of the best in the wedding business to create the most Amazing venue.


The estate makes for a perfect destination wedding location. There are a total of 12 bedrooms on the 17 acres. Other lake homes in the area are also available for rent to accommodate your guests. We will be happy to take care of every detail so that planning your dream day is a joy. We are so excited about hosting your wedding here on Oak Island! It is a wonderful place and the splendor here creates memories for you, your family and friends that will last a lifetime.



We invite you to come and stroll through the estate, see the grandeur and feel the amazing warmth that is lavished throughout. Please take the time to visit us at Oak Island, you will love it here and we will love having you!

Please check our website for more pictures and information- www.antebellumweddingsatoakisland.com

Feel free to call us at 205-937-0277 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Read less

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debra
Wedding:
4/18/2021
5.0/5.0
Oak Island is under new management!!! It is a gorgeous venue, so please check it out for yourself. Soooo much has changed for the better!!
Oak Island is under new management!!! It is a gorgeous venue, so please check it out for yourself. Soooo much has changed Read more...
Oak Island is under new management!!! It is a gorgeous venue, so please check it out for yourself. Soooo much has changed for the better!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Brittney
Wedding:
5/14/2016
4.7/5.0
The moment I arrived at Oak Island I knew this is where I wanted to have my wedding. The venue is breathtaking and made for stunning pictures. Yolanda and Candace were great to work with, I had to email a few times to get a response, but other than that everything was perfect. I highly recommend choosing Oak Island for your wedding day!
The moment I arrived at Oak Island I knew this is where I wanted to have my wedding. The venue is breathtaking and made Read more...
The moment I arrived at Oak Island I knew this is where I wanted to have my wedding. The venue is breathtaking and made for stunning pictures. Yolanda and Candace were great to work with, I had to email a few times to get a response, but other than that everything was perfect. I highly recommend choosing Oak Island for your wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Miranda
Wedding:
4/9/2016
4.2/5.0
Beautiful venue! I attended a wedding at this venue and loved the wedding so much that I booked my own here.
Beautiful venue! I attended a wedding at this venue and loved the wedding so much that I booked my own here.
Beautiful venue! I attended a wedding at this venue and loved the wedding so much that I booked my own here. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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MrsMaenner
Wedding:
3/19/2016
4.9/5.0
My husband & I made a decision to get married in Alabama, as that's where I am from. We live out of state, which adds far more difficulty to wedding planning. I am so thankful that I discovered Oak Island. Their wedding package is inclusive of nearly everything you need, which eliminated so much stress/coordination on my part! Yolanda & her staff did a fantastic job! I worked mostly with Yolanda throughout my planning phase. From the start she was easy to work with & helped to design my wedding around my budget. I called her several times in the months leading up to my wedding and she was always very kind and understanding of my concerns. The venue itself is breathtaking! The mansion, the barn, the lake... I couldn't think of a better venue if I tried! Rain & thunderstorms were forecasted throughout my wedding weekend. Yolanda knew how much I wanted to have my ceremony by the lake, so she allowed me to wait until the last moment possible to make a decision on moving it inside. When we saw that it would stop raining in time, she had her staff set up at the last minute. She will do anything in her power to ensure her brides have the wedding of their dreams. OI's wedding director, Terri, did a phenomenal job. I met her at my rehearsal and we went through what to expect. Although OI does all your decorating, I brought a few things to add a personal touch. Terri gathered everything I had & ensured they were used. She kept me on track & kept me fed & hydrated. I can't imagine either of these ladies have an easy job. The only thing I would have done differently, is I would have all family photos taken before moving to the reception location. Everything else was wonderful. The catering staff were very nice & the food was delicious! The DJ kept the party going so much so that no one wanted to leave! I had such a wonderful time! I could go on & on raving about how much I loved my wedding, but I'll end with book this venue!!!
My husband & I made a decision to get married in Alabama, as that's where I am from. We live out of state, which adds far Read more...
My husband & I made a decision to get married in Alabama, as that's where I am from. We live out of state, which adds far more difficulty to wedding planning. I am so thankful that I discovered Oak Island. Their wedding package is inclusive of nearly everything you need, which eliminated so much stress/coordination on my part! Yolanda & her staff did a fantastic job! I worked mostly with Yolanda throughout my planning phase. From the start she was easy to work with & helped to design my wedding around my budget. I called her several times in the months leading up to my wedding and she was always very kind and understanding of my concerns. The venue itself is breathtaking! The mansion, the barn, the lake... I couldn't think of a better venue if I tried! Rain & thunderstorms were forecasted throughout my wedding weekend. Yolanda knew how much I wanted to have my ceremony by the lake, so she allowed me to wait until the last moment possible to make a decision on moving it inside. When we saw that it would stop raining in time, she had her staff set up at the last minute. She will do anything in her power to ensure her brides have the wedding of their dreams. OI's wedding director, Terri, did a phenomenal job. I met her at my rehearsal and we went through what to expect. Although OI does all your decorating, I brought a few things to add a personal touch. Terri gathered everything I had & ensured they were used. She kept me on track & kept me fed & hydrated. I can't imagine either of these ladies have an easy job. The only thing I would have done differently, is I would have all family photos taken before moving to the reception location. Everything else was wonderful. The catering staff were very nice & the food was delicious! The DJ kept the party going so much so that no one wanted to leave! I had such a wonderful time! I could go on & on raving about how much I loved my wedding, but I'll end with book this venue!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Acosta
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Ah where to start with the Oak Island experience? Just book them already! We just had our wedding last Sunday and wish we could go back! Yolanda is the most gracious of hosts and Candace is a heck of a wedding planner. My husband and I live in San Diego (I'm from the Birmingham area) and we initially thought we would have a wedding in San Diego. However, for the same price and a lot less coordination and stress on my part, Oak Island offered a package deal including bartender, DJ, flowers, catering, cakes, security etc.! We also considered the Sterling Castle nearby (also offers package deals) but I knew after talking to Yolanda and seeing Oak Island that we had to have it on their beautiful lake property.

We chose the fountain as our ceremony location and the patio out by the pool as our reception location (complete with cafe lights!). Terri, the day-of coordinator was so patient and fun to work with. She wrangled our easily distracted wedding party like a pro and got us through the rehearsal with no problem. As the bride, one of the things I'm most grateful for was that on the wedding day, I never had to stress about a single thing, never had to check the time and wonder if everything was going ok, AND I got to eat all the delicious food and cake!! If anything went wrong, I definitely didn't know about it.

As for the reception, it could not have been more perfect. Most of our guests were from out of town and the majority of them had never stepped foot below the Mason-Dixon line. They were BLOWN AWAY by the beauty of Oak Island complete with a gorgeous multi-colored sunset over the lake during the reception. Also, DJ Ray Ray Tennyson knows how to put on a dance party and we had several guests tell us that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. Thanks Yolanda, Candace, Ray, and the many behind the scenes staff that helped make our wedding day perfect and unforgettable. Thank you for the surprise at the end of the reception. We're so grateful!
Ah where to start with the Oak Island experience? Just book them already! We just had our wedding last Sunday and wish we Read more...
Ah where to start with the Oak Island experience? Just book them already! We just had our wedding last Sunday and wish we could go back! Yolanda is the most gracious of hosts and Candace is a heck of a wedding planner. My husband and I live in San Diego (I'm from the Birmingham area) and we initially thought we would have a wedding in San Diego. However, for the same price and a lot less coordination and stress on my part, Oak Island offered a package deal including bartender, DJ, flowers, catering, cakes, security etc.! We also considered the Sterling Castle nearby (also offers package deals) but I knew after talking to Yolanda and seeing Oak Island that we had to have it on their beautiful lake property.

We chose the fountain as our ceremony location and the patio out by the pool as our reception location (complete with cafe lights!). Terri, the day-of coordinator was so patient and fun to work with. She wrangled our easily distracted wedding party like a pro and got us through the rehearsal with no problem. As the bride, one of the things I'm most grateful for was that on the wedding day, I never had to stress about a single thing, never had to check the time and wonder if everything was going ok, AND I got to eat all the delicious food and cake!! If anything went wrong, I definitely didn't know about it.

As for the reception, it could not have been more perfect. Most of our guests were from out of town and the majority of them had never stepped foot below the Mason-Dixon line. They were BLOWN AWAY by the beauty of Oak Island complete with a gorgeous multi-colored sunset over the lake during the reception. Also, DJ Ray Ray Tennyson knows how to put on a dance party and we had several guests tell us that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. Thanks Yolanda, Candace, Ray, and the many behind the scenes staff that helped make our wedding day perfect and unforgettable. Thank you for the surprise at the end of the reception. We're so grateful! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Mahsa
Wedding:
9/13/2015
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I got married at this place just two days ago but I feel like I’m already late to tell everyone about our wonderful experience. This place is sublime and absolutely gorgeous. I’m from New York and I truly found the southern hospitality here. Yolanda is the most wonderful person. She is not just a venue director. She takes it personally to make sure you have all the details to perfection. She will work with you as long as needed until you have all the specifics planned to excellence. She is extremely kind and welcoming and we soon realized she was as concerned about the perfection of our big day as ourselves. The venue is flawless. Perhaps it is fair to say that the pictures can’t describe all the beauty that is entailed in this place and you have to experience it by yourself. We had a great deal of details based on our culture that were not part of her routine but she absolutely and comprehensively took care of all of them. Most of our guests were from out state and the amazing venue, professional and polite staff and level of meticulousness overwhelmed them all. On our big day Terri was an absolute caretaker. She had a thorough game plan and played it to perfection. She amazed me by her kindness and calm even in the face of unexpected events. I can’t tell you enough how amazing everything about this place is and as a bride to be, you can have peace of mind that all your dreams will be coming true at this astonishing place. I absolutely, firmly, highly and unequivocally recommend this place to any couple who want to make a memory that even their grand-children will be amazed by. Lots of heart felt love to Yolanda, Terri, the florist (Demaris), our officiant (Jeremy), Candace (wedding planner), our chef (Chef Troy), DJ (Russ), (indulge sweet shop who made our cake) for their kindness, professionalism, detail-orientation, fantastic performance and also want to thank them all for creating the most wonderful experience of our lives.
My Husband and I got married at this place just two days ago but I feel like I’m already late to tell everyone about our Read more...
My Husband and I got married at this place just two days ago but I feel like I’m already late to tell everyone about our wonderful experience. This place is sublime and absolutely gorgeous. I’m from New York and I truly found the southern hospitality here. Yolanda is the most wonderful person. She is not just a venue director. She takes it personally to make sure you have all the details to perfection. She will work with you as long as needed until you have all the specifics planned to excellence. She is extremely kind and welcoming and we soon realized she was as concerned about the perfection of our big day as ourselves. The venue is flawless. Perhaps it is fair to say that the pictures can’t describe all the beauty that is entailed in this place and you have to experience it by yourself. We had a great deal of details based on our culture that were not part of her routine but she absolutely and comprehensively took care of all of them. Most of our guests were from out state and the amazing venue, professional and polite staff and level of meticulousness overwhelmed them all. On our big day Terri was an absolute caretaker. She had a thorough game plan and played it to perfection. She amazed me by her kindness and calm even in the face of unexpected events. I can’t tell you enough how amazing everything about this place is and as a bride to be, you can have peace of mind that all your dreams will be coming true at this astonishing place. I absolutely, firmly, highly and unequivocally recommend this place to any couple who want to make a memory that even their grand-children will be amazed by. Lots of heart felt love to Yolanda, Terri, the florist (Demaris), our officiant (Jeremy), Candace (wedding planner), our chef (Chef Troy), DJ (Russ), (indulge sweet shop who made our cake) for their kindness, professionalism, detail-orientation, fantastic performance and also want to thank them all for creating the most wonderful experience of our lives. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If you’re looking for a place to make all your dreams come true, LOOK NO MORE. You have found the most magical place and I promise you its going to be a decision you will never regret. All the major and minor details of your big day are going to turn out absolutely perfect in this place. To give you a perspective
1. The venue is breath taking. Take a look for yourself. All our guests were astonished by the beauty and splendid view.
2. Yolanda is the angel sent on this earth to make your day the most amazing experience you can dream of. She will work with you in a comprehensive manner to make sure all the details are suited to perfection and your style. She is the true meaning of southern hospitality!
3. Terri is the most wonderful wedding planner you can ask for. She had thought of everything and made sure every aspect of the day was carefully tailored and taken care of.
4. Staff are extremely professional and courteous.

We also had several unexpected incidents but the meticulous handling of Yolanda and Terri ensured our event was not interrupted by any means. Again, I can’t emphasize enough how happy we were with everything and how happy my wife and I are to have chosen this place for our magical day. I highly encourage you to consider Antebellum!!!!
If you’re looking for a place to make all your dreams come true, LOOK NO MORE. You have found the most magical place and I Read more...
If you’re looking for a place to make all your dreams come true, LOOK NO MORE. You have found the most magical place and I promise you its going to be a decision you will never regret. All the major and minor details of your big day are going to turn out absolutely perfect in this place. To give you a perspective
1. The venue is breath taking. Take a look for yourself. All our guests were astonished by the beauty and splendid view.
2. Yolanda is the angel sent on this earth to make your day the most amazing experience you can dream of. She will work with you in a comprehensive manner to make sure all the details are suited to perfection and your style. She is the true meaning of southern hospitality!
3. Terri is the most wonderful wedding planner you can ask for. She had thought of everything and made sure every aspect of the day was carefully tailored and taken care of.
4. Staff are extremely professional and courteous.

We also had several unexpected incidents but the meticulous handling of Yolanda and Terri ensured our event was not interrupted by any means. Again, I can’t emphasize enough how happy we were with everything and how happy my wife and I are to have chosen this place for our magical day. I highly encourage you to consider Antebellum!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sara
Wedding:
5/17/2015
5.0/5.0
LOVED this venue! It was stunningly beautiful and had great staff! Yolanda and Candace were great to work with. They made the planning process a breeze! Basically one meeting and the wedding was all planned out. Terri, our wedding director, was great! She made the wedding day so peaceful and stress-free. The only stress I had was my own fault and that was the weather. Everyone at the wedding was complimenting me and my family on finding such a BEAUTIFUL venue.
LOVED this venue! It was stunningly beautiful and had great staff! Yolanda and Candace were great to work with. They made Read more...
LOVED this venue! It was stunningly beautiful and had great staff! Yolanda and Candace were great to work with. They made the planning process a breeze! Basically one meeting and the wedding was all planned out. Terri, our wedding director, was great! She made the wedding day so peaceful and stress-free. The only stress I had was my own fault and that was the weather. Everyone at the wedding was complimenting me and my family on finding such a BEAUTIFUL venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Heather
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I LOVE Oak Island! The people and the venue are beyond you best expectations. Yolanda and Candace are the best and the made my wedding planning run as smoothly as possible and never caused me any stress. The day of our wedding there was no detail left unturned and there was never an issue unresolved. I was able to enjoy my day without worrying where and what was next for me to do, it was ALL handled by the excellent people at Oak Island. I was in love with the venue and the people who take care of your day and work to make it magical!
I LOVE Oak Island! The people and the venue are beyond you best expectations. Yolanda and Candace are the best and the Read more...
I LOVE Oak Island! The people and the venue are beyond you best expectations. Yolanda and Candace are the best and the made my wedding planning run as smoothly as possible and never caused me any stress. The day of our wedding there was no detail left unturned and there was never an issue unresolved. I was able to enjoy my day without worrying where and what was next for me to do, it was ALL handled by the excellent people at Oak Island. I was in love with the venue and the people who take care of your day and work to make it magical! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.3/5.0
Antebellum weddings have very unprofessional staff. Everything I wanted was extra, as if paying $20,000 isn’t enough. things I did ask for weren't done. I asked for an itemized breakdown of where my money was going. Not responded to. Budgeted $900 for the DJ that we didn’t use, asked to use it for the band (which we paid for out of pocket).Have not seen the money to this day. Don’t know where it went. Owner asked my mom for more money at the reception. Never once was I told an exact price for anything. Only met with the venue once before my wedding. Half the vendors were not there. Wedding planner, well she lives in Dothan. I didn’t meet her till my rehearsal the day before my wedding. I had to find her during my reception every time I wanted to do something (bouquet toss, garter toss, speeches, ect.) We were supposed to do a fake leave, never did. We didn’t do our leave till 10 PM when it was over. Denied wanting to eat with my guest. I was told “We don’t do things that way.” Staff enjoyed our food and alcohol (that we provided) during our reception instead of doing their job. The Bartender (that was provided by the venue) showed up in cargo shorts, a t-shirt, and sandals. Also, argue with my Husband about the alcohol before the wedding, and wasted 2 gallons of our beer that my husband told him how to fix, which the bartender didn’t do. The coordinator was the only one that I had contact with pre-wedding. She answered most of my questions, but took weeks to respond with half the answers. If I could have left half way through during the planning process I would have. But, I would have lost the money we put down to save our date of $5,000. All-inclusive venues are supposed to reduce the stress of the bride. I was stressed out from start to finish. I didn’t enjoy my wedding day at all. The only good things were my photographers and the venue is pretty. After getting married, found out this has happened not only to me. I would not recommend this venue to anyone.
Antebellum weddings have very unprofessional staff. Everything I wanted was extra, as if paying $20,000 isn’t enough. Read more...
Antebellum weddings have very unprofessional staff. Everything I wanted was extra, as if paying $20,000 isn’t enough. things I did ask for weren't done. I asked for an itemized breakdown of where my money was going. Not responded to. Budgeted $900 for the DJ that we didn’t use, asked to use it for the band (which we paid for out of pocket).Have not seen the money to this day. Don’t know where it went. Owner asked my mom for more money at the reception. Never once was I told an exact price for anything. Only met with the venue once before my wedding. Half the vendors were not there. Wedding planner, well she lives in Dothan. I didn’t meet her till my rehearsal the day before my wedding. I had to find her during my reception every time I wanted to do something (bouquet toss, garter toss, speeches, ect.) We were supposed to do a fake leave, never did. We didn’t do our leave till 10 PM when it was over. Denied wanting to eat with my guest. I was told “We don’t do things that way.” Staff enjoyed our food and alcohol (that we provided) during our reception instead of doing their job. The Bartender (that was provided by the venue) showed up in cargo shorts, a t-shirt, and sandals. Also, argue with my Husband about the alcohol before the wedding, and wasted 2 gallons of our beer that my husband told him how to fix, which the bartender didn’t do. The coordinator was the only one that I had contact with pre-wedding. She answered most of my questions, but took weeks to respond with half the answers. If I could have left half way through during the planning process I would have. But, I would have lost the money we put down to save our date of $5,000. All-inclusive venues are supposed to reduce the stress of the bride. I was stressed out from start to finish. I didn’t enjoy my wedding day at all. The only good things were my photographers and the venue is pretty. After getting married, found out this has happened not only to me. I would not recommend this venue to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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