Hi Friends! Happy Friday!
Today on the blog, we are discussing the hot spots in Birmingham, AL for rehearsal dinners! Birmingham has some wonderful venues & restaurants to meet every brides' rehearsal dinner needs. There are fine dining restaurants, breweries & distilleries, and elegant & intimate venues as well. When starting to plan for your rehearsal dinner, make sure you start with your guest count! Your guest count will be the starting point for finding the perfect venue to host your rehearsal dinner.
Luckily, Birmingham has a wide variety of venues that can host an arrangement of group sizes! We are going to list below our top 7 rehearsal dinner picks & the venues that are most booked by our brides.
Galley & Garden: This restaurant is a beautiful white building located in downtown Birmingham. Galley and Garden is known for their modern American-French inspired food & drinks! They have several rooms for your private rehearsal dinner that can accommodate multiple different guest counts. There is "The Parlor", which can host and seat up to 20 people. Then, there is "The Great Room" which can host and seat up to 80 people. Address: 2220 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205.
The Wine Loft: This venue is one of our personal favorites for rehearsal dinners! It is perfect for a bride & group that loves great wine, and is meant to be a very classy, upscale, and intimate atmosphere. The wine loft is beautiful with its exposed brick and high ceilings! Address: 2200 1st Avenue North #100, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Ovenbird: The perfect venue for an intimate social gathering filled with fine dining & drinks. This restaurant is the cutest & even has an outdoor area for cocktails- this venue is very rustic-chic! Ovenbird's main dining room can hold up to 50 guests. They also have a bigger dining area called the "Warehouse". Both of these rooms are connected by gorgeous French doors! You can rent these rooms together or separate for your rehearsal dinner event. Ovenbird is definitely one of our favorites as well & the food is absolutely delicious! Address: 2810 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35233.
Dread River Distilling: One of Birmingham's new distilleries is perfect for a very unique and modern event. This venue can host a variety of guest count sizes as well, and is filled with lots of bright colored loungewear and dark, moody vibes! You can even tour the distillery and do a tasting while you are here. Address: 2400 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
The Clubhouse on Highland: Now, this is one of Birmingham's most historic and classic venues for rehearsal dinners! This venue has in-house tables, chairs, and linens perfect for your event. The house itself can host a pretty decent size group of people, and there is an even bigger outside area. Address: 2908 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205.
Leaf and Petal Greenhouse (Cahaba Heights location): Talk about unique? Leaf and Petal allows you to rent out their greenhouse for any bridal/wedding event. It is absolutely stunning & can make for a very special gathering with your closest friends and family. Address: 4113 Crosshaven Dr., Vestavia Hills, AL 35243.
B & A Warehouse Bottle Room: This is another one of our personal favorites! B&A Warehouse has a hidden gem within their venue called the Bottle Room, which gives us all the speakeasy, winery type vibes. And, we absolutely love it! This is perfect for a candle lit, intimate, and romantic rehearsal dinner! Address: 1531 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
There are so many other wonderful rehearsal dinner venues, so we decided to list a little extra for you! Here they are:
- The Grand Bohemian Hotel
- Avondale Brewing Company
- Satterfields Restaurant
- The Florentine
- Cat and Bird Winery
- The Anvil Pub
- Bridgestreet Gallery & Loft
- Perry's Steakhouse
We hope this blog post helps you find and pick your perfect rehearsal dinner venue. We sure do love Birmingham, and all this city has to offer for the wedding industry & our sweet brides! We would love to hear from you if this post helped you to find your venue, email us or message us and let us know!
Lauryn E. Weddings