The first hint of autumn is appearing on the leaves, and for many people that means getting ready for the winter ahead. For newly-weds-to-be though this is peak marriage season, and that means getting everything organized as quickly as possible, including your wedding venue of choice. Now, some people plan their marriage months in advance, but not everyone is so lucky. So, you can use this guide as either a blueprint for getting hitched in 2017, or planning your last minute wedding over the next few precious weeks.

Here are four of the best wedding venues in the Auburn/Opelika area:

Marriott Grand National

Sometimes it makes perfect sense to go for a traditional choice of wedding venue, so although the Marriott Grand National might not be quirky and unique, it can deliver a wedding experience you're not likely to forget in a hurry. Part of the Marriott wedding experience is that you get access to your own fully trained Marriott wedding planner who will walk you through each step of planning your big day - including helping you work within a fixed budget. The Marriott Grand National offers a number of wedding reception packages, and their Grand Ballroom can comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests.

The Farm at Rocky Top

The barn at Rocky Top Farm is ideal for any couple searching for a venue that's steeped in old world charm, and has a genuinely rustic feel to it. Unlike the polished ballrooms of The Marriott, this converted barn offers you over 6,000 square feet of rough hewn pine walls and ceilings to house your guests. Rocky Top is a working farm, and this new barn was specially constructed as a function building for weddings and other events. It can comfortably seat 300 guests, and the views both inside and outside will make for a truly memorable night for you, your spouse, and each one of your guests.

The Bottling Plant Event Center

If you're wondering why a wedding venue might be called The Bottling Plant Center it's because this particular building was once home to the local Coca-Cola facility, but has been converted for other uses. This venue is capable of hosting up to 1,500 people, and features 3 ballrooms, a roof-top terrace, and even a bridal suite. We know having "The Bottling Plant Center" on your wedding invitation might not exactly scream romance, but we’re certain that once you see the building up close and personal you'll change how you feel pretty quickly. This venue is one of the largest in the region, and is perfect for that large family wedding you hoped to avoid.

Fountainview Mansion

Wedding guest lists can get out of control far more quickly than you could ever imagine, so if you find that you need to host several hundred people then Fountainview Mansion is worth checking out. This venue is about far more than just sheer seating capacity - which is about 800 people in total - because it's also one of the most picturesque wedding venues available anywhere in Auburn or Opelika. The staff at Fountainview Mansion is willing to go the extra mile to make your day as special as possible, so if you have any unique requirements please do let them know. Guests can enjoy the reception, and then retire to one of the many luxurious rooms on offer here.

So, no matter what your particular tastes are in wedding planning and receptions you'll find a venue you'll love in Auburn and Opelika.

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