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Birmingham International Airport (code: BHM) is served by most of the major airlines, including Southwest. The airport is just five minutes from downtown. Cabs are available. 


For those traveling from New York, direct flights are available from LaGuardia (Delta) and Newark (Continental). 


The wedding will be held on Saturday Oct. 23 in the late afternoon, so you will have ample time to fly in Saturday morning, settle in and get ready for the wedding. Of course, we encourage you to arrive on Friday so you can spend Saturday morning/afternoon exploring Birmingham.


Getting around town

If you plan on touring the city, a car is recommended. Cabs are available but you must call to arrange pick-up. 





Embassy Suites (Click here for hotel's website.)

  Rate: $119 per night

  Phone: (205) 879-7400

  2300 Woodcrest Place

  Birmingham, AL 35209


The Embassy Suites is the main hotel for the wedding weekend. We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate (ask for the Royal-McDonald wedding). We encourage you to book a room soon, as there are a limited number of rooms reserved at the discounted rate! 


If you book a room online you must enter "roy" (as in roy-al) as the  "Group/Convention code" to get the group rate.


There will be a hospitality room at the Embassy Suites reserved for wedding guests. The hospitality room is an ideal spot to meet up with other wedding guests or get snacks and drinks. In addition the hotel provides a complimentary breakfast and cocktail hour daily. 


The Embassy Suites is very close to both the ceremony location and the reception (although not close enough to walk.)   



If you are interested in alternatives to the Embassy Suites, other nearby hotels include:


Hampton Inn (click here)

  Rate: $75 per night

  Phone: (205) 870-7822 

  2731 US Hwy 280

  Birmingham, AL 35223


The Hampton Inn (a part of the Hilton Hotels chain) is located less than a mile from the Embassy Suites.



Tutwiler Hotel (click here)

  Rate: $139 per night 

          ($95 for non-refundable 'web-rate')

  Phone: (205) 322-2100 

  2021 Park Place North

  Birmingham, AL 35203


The Tutwiler is a 1920's era hotel located in downtown Birmingham. The hotel is now a part of the Wyndham Hotel chain, and completed restoration in 2000.





The average temperatures for Birmingham on October 23 range from 72-48 with a mean of 60. For current conditions in Birmingham, click here.