Birmingham, Alabama is a vibrant, eclectic city filled with a wonderfully diverse menu of activities and attractions that will stimulate and satisfy every guest – no matter the reason for your visit. The area shopping centers, restaurants, sporting events, night clubs, museums, and family activities are sure to keep everyone busy and smiling. Please spend your days perusing a combination of the local offerings listed below; return to us each night for comfortable lodging and exceptional service from our friendly staff.
Event and Conference Venues
Popular local venue for major events, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, and special celebrations. With 3 fully stocked bars, an on-site full catering service, entertainment stage, professional dance floor, and a high-tech audio visual system, B&A is the perfect site to enjoy important gatherings with family and friends.
Built in 1900 by General Edmund Winchester Rucker as a gift for his daughter’s wedding, Rucker Place is recognized in the National Register of Historic Places and has become a landmark in the Five Points area. Open to the public for weddings and large events, the house provides a full catering service complete with alcoholic beverages.
The Harbert Center
Built in the 1980’s, the Harbert Center has become a center of community organizations and events. Awards ceremonies, retirement dinners, and bar mitzvahs are but a few examples of the types of occasions the center has helped make special. Please view the Virtual Tour on their website to see everything the center has to offer.
The Donnelly House
This historic home (built in 1905) is a unique and historic setting for weddings, holiday parties, corporate events, and celebratory gatherings. Their experienced staff is ready to help you host up to 350 guests with food and entertainment.
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
The BJCC was designed to provide meeting organizers with everything they need in one place. The complex includes easy access to 770 adjacent guest rooms, 100,000 square feet of meeting space in 74 rooms, an arena, a concert hall, and a theater. An in-house catering service is also available.
Wedding venues in Birmingham can be found at the Hotel Highland at Five Points South. Let us cater to your every need for that special day.
Restaurants, Clubs, and Entertainment
Barber Motorsports Park
Indy racing track that opened in Fall of 2003. The track has garnered much praise and acclaim in its short life; quickly becoming a favorite of both fans and drivers alike. The Calendar of Events on their website makes it easy to see what’s coming up…
Popular NASCAR track that’s touted among fans for the intense competition it invariably invokes in the sport’s top drivers. It’s not only the longest course on the tour – it’s considered to be the fastest as well. The AMP Energy 500 and the Aaron’s 499 are the two biggest events each year.
Veranda on Highland
Renowned local restaurant featuring fresh and simple ingredients, private rooms for intimate gatherings, and Papa’s Bar – a meeting place free from pretension and fussiness. A must stop for culinary enthusiasts.
Considered by many to be the premiere entertainment complex in Southeast United States, WorkPlay was built with a live performance theatre, a 5,250 square foot sound stage, a unique office space, and a fun and popular bar. Their website features a concert calendar and details about booking your private event…
Schools, Museums, and Shopping
About 750 animals representing 250 species call the Birmingham Zoo home and attract more than 500,000 human visitors each year. In 1999, the zoo became a not-for-profit organization and has since become a favorite host of traveling exhibits. Check their online calendar for special events.
McWane Science Center
Very popular local learning center with four floors of completely interactive exhibits, a full aquarium, and playgrounds. Everything is geared to celebrate science and to instill a sense of wonder and education among young children and adults alike.
The Summit Birmingham Shopping Mall
Offers a wide variety of shopping, stores, and dining establishments. Their goal is to make your excursion a “complete” day. Please visit their site for a list of stores and daily activities.
University of Alabama – Birmingham
Now considered an autonomous campus, UAB was founded in the mid-1930’s as extension center to the University of Alabama. It’s since become a recognized research university and medical center that enrolls approximately 16,000 undergraduate students each year. Football games are popular and are played in Legion Stadium.
Vulcan Park and Museum
Standing proudly at the top of Red Mountain, the statue named “Vulcan” is the largest cast iron statue in the world. It’s also the centerpiece for a popular park and a museum that thoroughly examines the statue’s story and the history of Birmingham itself. An interesting and educational way to spend your afternoon…