If you are looking for a historic venue to say, “I do,” look no further than Swift-Coles Historic Home in Bon Secour, Alabama. Set on 5 beautiful acres, Swift-Coles Historic Home is an impressive 6,000 square feet and boasts over 3,500 square feet of porches with swings and fans to keep your guests comfortable season to season. Up to 200 attendees are easily accommodated on the front lawn, and the east lawn situates up to 150. Large magnolia trees and 150-year-old looming live oaks laced with Spanish moss create a stunning backdrop for your day at this one-of-a-kind venue. Built in 1882 as a 4-room dogtrot cabin, Swift-Coles Historic Home is steeped in a robust history. It was purchased from the original owner in 1898 by Charles and Susan Swift. Using lumber from his own successful lumber business, Charles Swift set to renovating the home for his bride. He expanded the home to 16 rooms and added the Southern Creole and Gulf Coast architecture touches the home is known for today.
Step into the past and give your wedding photos character when you say your vows at Swift-Coles. Gulf Shores restauranteur and antiques dealer, Nik Coles, purchased the home in 1976. After restoring the home to its former glory, he filled it with antiques from his own collection dating from the 1780’s to the 1910’s.
At Swift-Coles Historic Home, your wedding day is fully customizable. Use their Bride’s Room to get ready with your wedding party in true Southern comfort. Bring in your favorite caterer and they will have full kitchen access. Set up a beautiful tent under the Alabama live oaks for your band. Not only will you have access to the venue for a full 8 hours on the day of your ceremony, Saturday brides have Friday to setup and your vendors will be able to take everything down on Sunday.Situated where Schoolhouse Creek flows into the Bon Secour River, this venue is one of Southern gentility and charm.Book your date at Swift Coles Historic Home for the southern wedding of your dreams.Catch a Glimpse Photography
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