A beautiful outdoor wedding venue  located in west Mobile
About Us...
Owners John and Lori Gilbert have always loved hosting special events and have often talked about opening a business to do just that.  The Venue at Dawes gave them the opportunity to put all their creativity and hospitality to work…. for you!
 In January of 2013 that dream started taking shape, the property was found in May and the grand opening took place in Sept of 2013. It has truly been a whirlwind ever since!  It all began seven years ago, when Lori and her mom began holding summer classes for little girls called “Little Miss Proverbs”.  These classes have taught young girls cooking, sewing, manners and modesty. Many ideas have sprung from that venture. This business idea began with children’s themed dress up parties with a plan to develop an all inclusive event that was unlike any other party in town.  Then the idea expanded to having a small indoor wedding Chapel in west Mobile and beautiful outdoor weddings under the large oak trees.  Now because of the demand to have weddings under those gorgeous oaks we are are predominantly a wedding venue. 
John and Lori really enjoy working on a project together and have loved being able to put their creative minds together to shape this place with special touches including the recently added 30' x 48' rustic pavillion.  Their goal is to have you visit The Venue at Dawes and walk away feeling less stressed in planning your special day.


The Gilberts

John and Lori have been married for 25 yrs and have had the privilege of providing pre-marital and marriage counseling as well as leading marriage retreats for 14+ years.  They are certified Marriage Coaches with the Marriage Team Organization.   They have two boys, Garrison 21, attends Troy University and Braxton 19,  is a local personal trainer.  Lori had been a stay at home mom for the previous 18 years and is loving serving her clients to make their day everything they have dreamed of.
Their goal is to create memories that you will talk about for years to come!