It was a perfectly beautiful sunny day, so I decided to stop by The Sonnet House in Leeds. I’ve mentioned this historical place before and took a few photos from the outside, but this time went inside to see this beauty for myself.
I read the history about this place on the website and also how it got transformed into a wedding and special event venue by a few college guys who got together and decided to start their own business. The house opened for weddings in 2007 and has been going strong ever since. I can see why. It’s a gorgeous place, with loads of charm.
Built originally in 1924, it has character and history, as well as beauty. What a perfect spot for a wedding. They won the #1 Best Venue in Northern Alabama award at My Fox Alabama for 2009.
It was fun to finally get to see this place up close and personal. I’ve driven by here countless times since we moved here and always look at it admiringly.
This Saturday, they happened to be hosting a wedding. Luckily, I got there as folks were milling around getting things ready. So, I walked through and snapped pics of the flowers and cakes. If you know who the wedding party is, tell them I said sorry for crashing their party but it wasn’t even close to starting yet, so I was able to glide on through. Maybe they thought I was with the Press. 🙂
There’s a small chapel in the back that is very quaint and cozy, perfect for a smaller wedding.
Right through these doors. They were busy inside, so I didn’t take any pics in there.
Porch on the back side of the house.
Large area in back, perfect for a summer party.
Complete with its own weathered barn. How cool is this?
Back inside, I was in awe of this gorgeous wedding cake. So pretty!
Flowers were pretty stunning too.
They were still working on the groom’s cake, but it looked pretty yummy too. And I knew the girl who was helping out with the cake, coincidentally.
Main room for the food table.
And another gorgeous floral arrangement.
I spotted 2 clawfoot tubs in the lower level of the home.
And I hear from the website, that this red tub has garnered many photo opportunities. I can see why!
There are lots more pics on the website, so check it out too if you’d like to see more. They host all sorts of events, so if this is something you might be interested in, I hope you’ll give them a call.
Looks like a great place to host a party of any kind, especially a wedding!
I volunteered to be a hostess with the 2010 Decorators Showhouse here in Birmingham and my day will be April 28th from 10-1, so if any of you are coming to tour the house that day, please look for me. The hostesses had a special day to tour the house last Sunday and I took lots of pics and will hopefully post them (we really weren’t supposed to take pics). I’ll have to split it up, cause I took about 100 of this stately 1950’s home that was formerly owned by Richard Scrushy, the Healthsouth founder, who is now serving time in a Texas prison.