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Beautiful Weddings on Lake Martin

Weddings

A beautiful setting with a beautiful purpose.

Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin provides an incredible backdrop for weddings. Two different venues are nestled in a picturesque environment on Lake Martin in Alex City. Our two facilities host various sized weddings and offer a single contact available through your wedding day. It’s no wonder we’re one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the region.

Read on for more details. We hope to have the honor of hosting your wedding soon.


Children’s Harbor is a non-profit organization that serves seriously ill children and their families with services including coaching, counseling, education, recreation, respite and other supportive services during and after hospitalization.

Although we believe you’ll find many reasons to allow Children’s Harbor to host your wedding, it’s important for you to know that funding received from renting our facilities directly supports the services we provide.


Wedding Venue Praises

  • "The chapel is traditional, absolutely beautiful and I wouldn't change a thing."

    Dan Lucas - Children's Chapel, Harbor House and Hank Williams Cabin

  • "Beautiful location and facility for our daughter's wedding."

    Tony Fridovich - Children's Chapel

  • "Our Wedding would not have been as beautiful if it had been anywhere else.  Children's Harbor is a wonderful place to have a wedding."

    Kristen Carroll - Children's Chapel and Harbor House

  • "We had a perfect wedding day at the chapel.  It was a gorgeous venue!  We have received many compliments and would recommend Children's Harbor to anyone!"

    Blades/Bailey wedding - Children's Chapel, Hank Williams Cabin

 

Wedding Venues

Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin is home to more than 50 weddings a year. The Children’s Chapel is great for smaller weddings and weddings held in the fall and winter, while Church in the Pines is the perfect venue for larger outdoor weddings.

Children’s Chapel

With a capacity of 125, the chapel is the perfect setting for an intimate group of family and friends to celebrate a couple's beginning a new life as husband and wife.

For wedding receptions, the adjacent Harbor House offer guests a panoramic view of Lake Martin with its wall of windows and wrap-around porch.

For complete details and to coordinate your wedding at Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, email Wanda Coker or call (334) 857-2040.


Children's Chapel Amenities

  • Architecturally based on the look of an early American church.
  • Backdrop of ceremony looks over wooded surrounding.
  • Includes grounds surrounding the Children’s Harbor Plymouth Lighthouse.
  • Children’s Chapel and Harbor House include central heat and air conditioning.
  • Seating for up to 125 people with pew-style seating.
  • Single aisle for bride and procession to pass through.
  • Grand piano available for use.
  • No installed sound system, but sound systems may be brought in.
  • Bathrooms provided.
  • Adjacent reception facility (Harbor House) available.
  • Harbor House is cater friendly.
  • Harbor House includes small kitchen with microwave, stove, sink and refrigerator.

Church in the Pines

Brides and grooms looking for a perfect outdoor venue favor the natural environment — being surrounded by trees with a calming rhythm of waves lapping against the beach.

Positioned near the Kowaliga Bridge and the shore of Lake Martin, the magnificent suspended wood-beam structure includes room for 850 to sit sheltered, while even more people can be seated on the surrounding lawn.

For wedding receptions, the adjacent Harbor House offer guests a panoramic view of Lake Martin with its wall of windows and wrap-around porch.

For complete details and to coordinate your wedding at Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, email Wanda Coker or call (334) 857-2040.


Church in the Pines Amenities

  • Artistic focal point for ceremony with roughly-hewn cross suspended above.
  • Backdrop of ceremony looks over Lake Martin.
  • Single aisle for bride and procession to pass through.
  • Covered outdoor seating for up to 850 people with bench-style seating.
  • Room for 150 more guests on the lawn.
  • A separate dressing room for the bride.
  • Bathrooms provided.
  • Outdoor area for reception.
  • Cater friendly.
  • An installed sound system is available.¹

¹ In order to protect our equipment a trained Children's Harbor employee must be employed. His fee and contact information is available upon request.  If you wish to forgo the fee, you may bring your own sound system. Please note that your system cannot be hooked up to our speaker system.

Harbor House

Often used as a place for wedding receptions, Harbor House is known for its walls of windows and wrap-around porch giving a panoramic view of Lake Martin. Harbor House is also a perfect location for community meetings, family reunions and business meetings.

For complete details and to coordinate your wedding at Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, email Wanda Coker or call (334) 857-2040.


Harbor House Amenities

  • 125 person capacity
  • Wall of windows overlook Lake Martin.
  • Small kitchen includes microwave, stove, sink and refrigerator.
  • Table and chairs provided.¹
  • Linens, china, silver, etc. are not provided.
  • Cater friendly.
  • Central heat and air conditioning
  • Bathrooms provided.
  • Adequate, lighted guest parking.
  • DJ friendly.

¹ Tables and chairs are available for use and are kept in a storage area. They require at least 2 persons with average physical strength to move them, so please be sure to have these persons available. The tables and chairs must be returned to storage after the event.