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About Us


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Stacey Carroll

Sales Executive

Waterside at Azalea Cove

850. 225. 2875

Stacey has a passion and penchant for making sure every event is special.


From walking the grounds to matching the benefits of the venue to the budget, she creates a transparent and communicative relationship with every client and event.

Stacey spent three consecutive years living in Europe and experiencing the culture and design of England, France, Germany, Belgium and more, where she developed a love for antiques, scenic venues, and the photography. Once stateside again, Stacey utilized her newfound passions and her intrinsic organization and detail-oriented skills to host events for family and friends.


Requests for parties, showers, weddings and other events spearheaded by Stacey followed as a word of her talents and reputation as a well-rounded and uniquely capable host spread. Clientele broadened as the success of such events was burgeoned. After years of creating, managing and coordinating such events, from the food and decorations, to managing the guest list and keeping track of the budget, Stacey accepted a position with Azalea Cove bringing her expertise back to her home town to share with the community of Lake Martin.  

Stacey Carroll was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama. After meeting and marrying a military man, she spent 32 years traveling around the country and abroad before returning to Lake Martin, a place she has always loved.

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April Gamble

Event Planner, Coordinator and Event Rentals Design

Waterside at Azalea Cove

256. 794. 2984

April has a true passion for planning and exceeding all expectations.



She ensures her events are as unique and unforgettable as the people she plans them for.

April has been the owner of Lake Martin Wedding and  Event Rentals for

the past 5 years, but she has been decorating and designing events for

most of her adult life. April comes from a family of artists and when she

has time she loves to paint and create driftwood art. She is an innovative

and creative event planner, and combines her winning personality,

attention to detail, and “out of the box” style to transform clients’ visions

into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.


April’s love for decorating and design led her to expand her business

into full service special event planning that now includes Waterside,

Azalea Cove. She is a “one stop shop,” offering everything from event

rentals to florals, catering and more.

April Gamble was born and raised in a small town called New Site in

Alabama. She has 3 kids of her own plus two bonus children. She currently resides in Alexander City.

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Steve Cox

Marketing Director

Waterside at Azalea Cove

205. 601. 6668

"Steve has an impressive background in tourism and experiential marketing.



His ultimate skill is connecting people with life-changing experiences."

Steve was the visionary and co-founder of one of the first ecotourism companies in the world. As a world leader in nature travel, International Expeditions was at the forefront of the sustainability movement, using conservation and education based tourism to fund projects in tropical rainforest locations.

Steve has applied the same concepts practiced in ecotourism and sustainable travel to benefit his home state of Alabama. Forging collaborations with Alabama Tourism, he created the receptive tour company, Explore The South and Conservancy Travel which specialize in foreign travel.

Those who book at the Waterside on Lake Martin are the lucky beneficiaries of Steve's life's work with all the venue's stunning and meaningful live events curated just for you..

Our Charities

We Care About Our Community

Our leadership and staff at the Azalea Cove Waterside care about the community we live in and serve. We are proud supporters of many local, regional, and national non-profit, charitable organizations. 
Waterside now a benefactor of Alexander City Arts, a supporter of the national charity United Way (Lake Martin Area United Way), Main Street Alexander City, and the Lake Martin Resource Association.

In addition, we are part of the new non-profit organization Back to Earth which supports autistic individuals and their families by providing hands-on innovative and inclusive educational opportunities, connecting individuals to the healing power of nature, and teaching skills that promote personal and economic autonomy with environmental sustainability. 

Our marketing director, Steve Cox is the founder of the nonprofit, Center for Conservation and Community and also sits on the board of a brand new nonprofit, Contenu which supports caregivers in families who have to face end of life situations, and catastrophic illnesses of loved ones.   

Our Venue

Our Venue

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35 Pebble Creek Drive, Alexander City, AL

The Waterside at Azalea Cove boasts lake frontage and lake views, a secluded location, plenty of parking, an outdoor pool, both indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a commercial kitchen, large, covered gazebos, a lush garden setting, a beautiful waterfront with boardwalk, and docks for mooring.

The Waterside is an affordable, contemporary space that transforms itself into many looks and themes for any event. Wedding transformations include: Elegant, Rustic, Modern, Whimsical, Bohemian (Boho), Garden, Nautical, Magical, Vintage, Romantic, Alternative, Classic, Fairytale and more.


Large Business Functions | 200

Main Room

Medium Functions | 100

Room 108

Small Functions | 60 each

Rooms 1 & 2


Cocktail Parties and Other Events - Indoor | 350+

Cocktail Parties and Other Events - Outdoor | 300+


Pool Area Party, Retreat or Similar

Outdoor| 150


Boat Dockage  | 50 moored boats

(Boat Launch at Wind Creek State Park)


Non-Catered Kitchen facilities | 75

Catered Kitchen Accomodations | 350

Our commercial kitchen is located in the main building and is equipped to handle weddings, meetings, corporate events, and more.
For small events, the kitchen can accommodate your own professional or volunteer kitchen staff.
For larger events, brides, wedding planners, or other outside event coordinators may hire their own local and regional caterers while coordinating with the facility manager. 

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