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"I've been to many elegant weddings, and my granddaughter's wedding was one of the loveliest I've seen. Absolutely a great place for the wedding." Gladys - Memphis, T

"They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing;
For the majesty of the Lord
They shall cry aloud from the sea."

Isaiah 24:14


Whether you are planning a North Alabama wedding, a family reunion or cookout, a special birthday or anniversary, a baby shower, a graduation celebration, or a unique Shoals-area fundraising event -- Longing for Home, set picturesquely on 15 beautifully landscaped acres, can make your event unforgettable.

To accommodate your special needs, Longing for Home is pleased to provide the following special packages:

Special Events Package

Whether you want to:

  • hold a special birthday party around our pool
  • celebrate that 1st, 5th, 10th or 50th anniversary in a place of true beauty
  • gather to honor your retirement within the warmth of Longing for Home
  • hold a bridal luncheon on our decks or our gazebo
  • host a wedding or baby shower in our cozy surroundings
  • generate great memories with a family or class reunion on the grounds

Let us help make your next special event truly unique!

Event Capacity: Depending on the event and time of year, Longing for Home can host a maximum of 50 guests (indoors) and up to 200 guests (outdoors)

Event Time Constraints:

  • Weekday Events (Monday through Friday) may be scheduled from 11 AM through 5 PM.
  • Weekend Events (Saturday) can begin as early as 11:30 AM and must be completed by 10:00 PM.
  • Weekend Events (Sunday) can begin as early as 1:00 PM and must be completed by 3:00 PM.

Event Rates: See Reception/Event Package, below.

Wedding Package:

With sites that include a gazebo surrounded by wildflowers, a Tuscan Oasis which overlooks an open to on to a field and the early evening sky, an anti-bellum chimney and more, Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast is the perfect location for your outdoor wedding and reception (large or small) or for a small (< 50 guests) indoor wedding and reception. 

This $2000.00 package provides:

  • A guestroom for the bride and one guest the day before the wedding.
  • A guestroom accommodation for the bride and groom the wedding night
  • A wedding event that begins at 3 PM the day before the wedding and ends at check out time the day following your wedding.

Caterers must be pre-approved by Longing For Home.  Proof of caterer's license and insurance is required. 

To reserve your wedding date, a non-refundable $1000.00 wedding deposit and $200.00 damage deposit are required.  To avoid cancellation, wedding package balance is due to Longing For Home thirty (30) calendar days prior to the wedding date. 

Call Betty at (256) 247-0261 or email: for details and an appointment to start planning your wedding today.

Reception/Event Package:

$100.00/hr. (2 hour minimum - 4 hour maximum)

  • Outdoor space rental:
  • Poolside
  • Decks
  • Yard
  • Sunroom/Livingroom
You are responsible for all wedding/event set up and clean up.  Set up time and clean up time is subject to our hourly fee listed above.

Additional Wedding Support

  • Wedding/Event Coordinator services - $75.00/hr. (2-hr. minimum)
  • Wedding Officiate services - $75.00
  • Wedding/Event equipment rental

Contact us by phone or email and reserve the date of your wedding and start planning today.

Here are a few additional packages for those wanting to celebrate an anniversary, renew vows or have a special wedding night

Anniversary Package ($175) - Package includes sparkling cider, wine goblets, one dozen roses, a spa basket with two monogrammed Longing For Home bathrobes.  Package price does not include cost of guest room or lodging tax (11%) or gratuity.  

Vow Renewal Package ($300) - Experience anew the wonder and delight that was yours when first you became husband and wife.  Renew your wedding vows in the beauty that surrounds Longing For Home.  Choose the cozy atmosphere of the library complete with an open hearth fireplace or repeat your vows engulfed in the sights and sounds of the gazebo.  Our Vow Renewal Package adds to your choice of locations and venue for one hour, a dozen roses and sparkling cider w/goblets to celebrate this special event.  Also included with this package is an on-site officiate that will work with you to make your vow renewal just what is wanted.  We welcome you to extend your special time by adding a night's stay in one of our romantic guest rooms.  Package price does not include room, lodging tax (11%) or gratuity.  

Wedding Night Package ($100) - Got your wedding planned and coordinated at just the right venue in North Alabama?  Your dream honeymoon is booked and waiting with your flight to that special destination set for the day following your wedding?  Looking for that special place to celebrate your wedding night?  Let us by your hosts.  Our Wedding Night Package includes a dozen roses, a box of gourmet chocolates and sparkling cider w/goblets.  Book early to ensure room availability.  Package price does not include room, lodging tax (11%) or gratuity.