Learn about Birmingham
Birmingham’s original growth from a farm town was due to thriving mining, steel, and rail industries, allowing it to grow into the populous mid-size city that is today. Still retaining strong ties to its industrial history, this city continues as host to a large amount of manufacturing, and is often compared to Pittsburgh because of its similar industrial character. There are many buildings downtown that have highlighted the beauty of the industrial culture by renovating the old warehouses and factories; a couple in Birmingham will have an easy time finding an edgy urban warehouse to serve as their wedding venue, and out-of-town family will enjoy a day trip to the touristic Vulcan statue that represents the forging and metalwork industries that gave this city its character. Birmingham also enjoys status as the capital of all things cultural for Alabama, offering a large assortment of art galleries and museums, theatres, and cultural arts events - there are plenty of talented photographers, videographers, musicians, and decorators for Birmingham couples to select from.