The 1890 Wedding Chapel, the perfect place for couples looking to experience an elegantly simple wedding steeped in history. We offer full service, as well as flexible format wedding packages. The chapel is designed to seat 75-100 guests, which makes it naturally suitable for...Read More
Andrew and Diane (Moore) truly love restoring historic buildings, you might even say it is a passion. Taking a very hands on approach by doing most of the work themselves is the only way to go as far as they are concerned. Once a building has been restored it has to have a job to pay for its upkeep, so each building has a specific purpose. Their first restoration was an 1879 Victorian home that is currently The Densler House, home of the Hearts Desire Tea Room. Who knew a 100% Southern girl would love to serve English afternoon tea, but it has become a passion just like restoration.
Their second restoration was an 1889 Victorian that became the Columbiana Inn, Bed and Breakfast. It is currently the only B&B in Columbiana. They discovered first time B&B guests had some concerns about staying in a B&B, so answering some of the questions guests might have, but don’t feel comfortable asking seems to be appropriate here. So here goes….Yes, the Columbiana Inn has doilies, but they do not define us. The Inn is the place people think of when they don’t know what to do with their ‘dearly departed’ relatives handicrafts. The doilies are rotated so all of them can be used, but a few doilies at one time is plenty, so…no, the Inn doesn’t look like ‘doilie heaven’. Yes, you will be staying in their home and every effort is made to make sure you have the privacy and comfort you need to get the respite from the world you are seeking. Each guest is expected to make themselves at home just like you do with family (minus the drama). You may have heard all kinds of things about B&Bs, but as you can probably already tell, the Moores dance to their own drummer and probably won’t do things the same way as the other B&Bs. Choosing to stay at the Inn will make everyone’s life sweeter by finding a new friend to tell your stories. Life is stressful on good days and to get away from it all can make a huge impact on marriages, families or friends…….Columbiana Inn wants to be that respite for their guests.
Their third restoration was a Methodist Church built in 1890 and de-commissioned in 2004. Who knew purchasing a Church was odd! They were surprised when people were shocked when told they were purchasing a Church. The restoration was completed in 2009 and opened in 2010 and became the 1890 Wedding Chapel. Weddings have been such fun! Each one has been beautiful and special in its own way. It is such a pleasure to be a small part of such a special day.
No longer will the phrase ‘this is our last restoration’ be heard coming from the Moores mouths since the current project is a commercial building on Main Street in Columbiana. Restoration is a long way from the life they had when they first married, but it is hands down much more fun!
Room rates: $95.00 – $110.00 per night + lodging tax (14%)
Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
Call for pricing for Bridal Showers and Teas, Wedding Receptions and any other events
English Afternoon Tea $20.00 per person
Please allow two (2) hours to fully enjoy the tea experience
Wedding Packages beginning at $250.00 up to $1800.00
See the 1890 Wedding Chapel/Wedding Packages page for more details
Please feel free to contact us !
Columbiana Inn, Bed & Breakfast
Located two blocks from historic downtown Columbiana, Alabama – in the heart of Shelby County.
306 East College Street
Columbiana, AL 35051
The Densler Houe
30535 Highway 25
Wilsonville, AL 35186
1890 Wedding Chapel
2061 Highway 55
Wilsonville, AL 35186