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The best place to get married in Alabama! The Sterling Castle Wedding and special event venue

Wedding & Event Venue

Shelby, Alabama 35143 Phone:(205) 669-9486

Highest Rated Venue In Alabama for 3 Years in a row!

The Highest Rated Venue in Alabama!
Five Years In A Row!

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How to use this site:

  • 1. Look at some Photos and fall in love with us! (Newest photos are on FaceBook)

  • 2. Look at our Calendar and see if your date is available

  • 3. Look at our Packages and see which one suits your Style and Budget

  • 4 Give us a Call and we'll set a date for you to come hang out with us for a while!

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Owners of The Sterlng Castle Alabama Wedding Location


If you made it here, you are more than likely NOT an "Average" Bride (or Groom) looking for the Average Venue. Getting married in a sheet rock box is just not your style...

You have come to the right place!
The Sterling Castle is a Family Owned and Operated Wedding Venue in Alabama. We are much more concerned with the dreams and wishes of our couples than what the "industry standards" would have you accept.
It is YOUR Wedding! Break some rules! :)
Browse around. Check us out, and when you are ready, give us a call and let's discuss your dreams!
Victor & Misty Binkerd

Please take a moment and check out OUR love story; take a peek at who we are, and why we love what we do!

Our Love Story!

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  • The Sterling Castle was everything I was looking for in a wedding venue and more. Misty, the Fairy Godmother, was incredible. We kept in touch through the entire planning process and the flexibility was amazing up until the last minute. Not only is the Castle great for photo-ops, they do the entire set-up and tear-down for you! Your only job? Show up and smile. Thank you all so much!
    5 Star Wedding Venue Review

    Cassidy K. 01/15/2018

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  • The best venue with the greatest people! We have amazing memories thanks to their hard work. Everything was handled for us which takes so much of the stress off. I would recommend this venue to anyone! It's so worth it!
    5 Star Wedding Venue Review

    Amber 12/31/17

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  • It's a family business. They are very welcoming and make you feel like part of the family. Thru are also very flexible and open to suggestions. Misty is amazing. She is a master coordinator and decorator!
    5 Star Wedding Venue Review

    Chelsea 12/28/17

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Some Kind Words From Our Couples:

  • The Sterling Castle is so Magical!. Misty, Victor, and Brennan are beautiful people inside and out! They made sure everything, and I mean everything was done the right way, and in the most beautiful way. Dane and I had our wedding on October 31 (yes, we got married on Halloween, and yes we had a theme.) We chose a Game of Thrones themed wedding, with jewel tones and lots of detail. Every single thing they did I was more than pleased with. Victor built us an Iron Throne just for our wedding! Now that is dedication. Misty or Brennan will ALWAYS answer your calls, and if they don't you will get a call back very shortly. Misty made it so easy for us, we really didn't have to do a single thing. It was truly a fairytale. I could not imagine having my wedding anywhere else. I feel like Misty, Brennan, and Victor are family to me in a way now. They make it so easy for you to fall in love with them. They make sure YOU are happy and the most stress free bride. If you chose The Sterling Castle as your venue, you won't regret it.
    5 Star Wedding Venue Review

    Sydney Humphrey

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  • Get married here. You will Not regret it. I came to Misty and Victor with a scatter brained idea of a Wizard of Oz themed wedding. They took this and made my dreams come true in a classy and whimsical way. It was perfect! They are so helpful and amazing. GET MARRIED HERE!!!
    5 Star Wedding Venue Review

    Courtney Jacobs

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  • Every bit of my Wedding Day was absolute perfection!!!
    Every detail of decoration, floral design, layout, catering etc. was breathe taking! Let me tell you Pinterest ain't got nothing on Misty! All our guests are still raving over how gorgeous our wedding was! My husband and I opted for the "sterling package" for our wedding in March and it was the best decision we made. You won’t be able to duplicate this anywhere else especially for the price. Plus, I never had to feel an ounce of stress because they handle everything, that alone is priceless!
    5 Star Wedding Venue Review

    Tommi & Christopher

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  • Misty and Victor make magic at the Sterling Castle. My husband and I could not have asked for a better experience when when planning our wedding. All of our wedding guests could not stop complimenting the food, venue, service and decorations. What an incredible experience! If you are planning a wedding, you must check out Sterling Castle! I will never ever forget my wedding day at the Sterling Castle, or the two most wonderful people who made it happen. Thank you Misty and Victor!
    5 Star Wedding Venue Review

    Cory French

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All types of cultural weddings and events welcome here! Christian Weddings and Receptions, Geek Wedding and Nerd Wedding Specialists! (We are, after all, the Nerdy folks that grew up and built a fairytale!) We host Pagan Hand Fastings and Weddings, Wiccan Handfastings and Weddings. We can handle any kind of Off Beat or Oddball wedding you can think of, as well as traditional weddings. It is YOUR wedding done your way. We do not discriminate against any faith, race, culture, religion, political or sexual preference. The Sterling Castle is a place built with love to celebrate those that are lucky enough to find true love. One of the few LGBTQ gay friendly wedding venues in the Birmingham area. Secular non spiritual or religious, Conservative, Off Beat, Geek, Nerd, Straight or Gay, It is your wedding day and it will done your way!