A beautiful outdoor wedding venue  located in west Mobile


Read first hand what our clients are saying about us. You will never regret choosing The Venue at Dawes.  You'll be hard pressed to find someone who cares more about you and your day!

The Venue at Dawes is the perfect place to get married. My husband (fiance’ at the time) and I had a horrible time finding a venue with the right feel. We had almost given up hope when we found the Venue at Dawes. We had heard about this venue from a few people before we ever went to look at it. Going into our meeting with Lori, we had peace. It was gorgeous! We knew we had found the perfect place with God’s direction. It took us not trying to do it by ourselves to find what we wanted. It was definitely affordable, as well. We wanted to have our ceremony and reception at the same place and this venue allowed that. We loved working with Lori. She is laid back and understanding. She and her family also love the Lord. She made it easy for us to swing by to talk about an idea or see what something would look like regarding our decorations, etc. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice! It was absolutely beautiful with all the trees and greenery. We loved the area where the lights were strung up under the picnic tables. We had our rehearsal dinner in that area. Along with our amazing family and friends, the Venue at Dawes helped our vision for our special day come to fruition

Lauren Mott

Our only daughter had met the man of her dreams and we were beginning the fun of planning a summer wedding.  They wanted an outdoor wedding which could accommodate lots of family and friends and they wanted to dance! A friend recommended a new venue that had just recently opened for business and we made an appointment with Lori.  We could have never guessed the treasure that was just outside the back door of the house nor the graciousness of the people that would help us through this very special time.

There are so many options with this venue.  You can have a small, quaint affair or you can have a large sprawling event with plenty of room for seating. Our daughter's wedding was such a special day, of course, but working with Lori and her associates made all the difference in what can be a stressful time also.

She allowed us to visit the venue a couple of times with our planner/decorator to map out all of the different stations, and assisted all of our wedding party with a positive attitude and that wonderful smile. She offered her help in anyway that we needed but was never overbearing.  The fact that they had tables, chairs, linens, and decorations to rent was also very helpful and saved us valuable time. And having a selection of packages depending on your needs and budget is a definite plus!  John and Lori take great care in the appearance of the property and maintenance of the lawn and flowers so you can be assured that the background of your pictures will be beautiful. 

As someone who has had first hand experience with the Gilbert's and The Venue, I can assure you that they will do everything they can to make your day memorable!
Vicki Salvey- mother of the bride
We LOVED The Venue at Dawes! Lori went above and beyond to help me give my little sister a special day! We only had the Venue for one day and Lori was there to help us with anything we needed! The location and facility is perfect. The outside is so beautiful that we used minimum decorations and it still looked WONDERFUL! I would HIGHLY recommend the Venue At Dawes!



When my husband and I went to looked at the Venue Lori greeted us at the front door and we looked inside with her. When Lori opened the doors to the back my husband and I lit up. We could not believe how beautiful it was. On April 18th we got married there and it was perfect! It even rained and we still loved everything about it. Our guest kept coming up to us and saying how much they loved the Venue. They did everything we wanted and were so helpful. Anytime I had a question about something Lori would respond quickly. Also the sweetest and calmest person to want to have when planning a wedding. I highly recommend The Venue at Dawes. Make your wedding full of memories and happiness at the venue you won't be let down.

Leslie Lau  

We wanted a small, elegant, and low cost wedding. The Venue was perfect for us. The scenery is amazing, made beautiful pictures.


My daughter had looked for months for the perfect place to have her wedding. When she saw the venue at Dawes she knew that was the perfect place for her. It was so beautiful there with all the beautiful trees and she was so happy to be able to have an outside wedding in such a pretty place. Lori Gilbert made us feel so comfortable and we had so many questions she was happy to answer everything. The fact that we could have our food under a cover made it nice for our caterer and yet we could put our tables out in the yard and have plenty of room for everyone to sit down and be comfortable. The day of the wedding they had it fixed so nice and used our preferred decorations to make it more personal for my daughter. It was a wonderful experience for us under stressful circumstances because Lori made it so much easier for us. We have gotten so many wonderful compliments about how beautiful the wedding was and most people did not realize that the venue at Dawes was even there. We would highly recommend it to anyone.
Pam Motts- mother of the bride