We can’t resist a lovely after-rehearsal dinner! This event is a unique time to convene with family, friends and other loved ones, typically on the eve of the wedding day, and should be a loving celebration of you and your soon-to-be-husband, regardless of the style. This week, we’re bringing you our top picks on the best Magic City venues for a rehearsal dinner. With one for every budget, formality level and look-and-feel, we’ve got you covered. Just take your pick!
Avondale Brewing Company
Who knew a brewery could be so elegant? Avondale features an event space nestled above the bustling brewery exclusively for events like weddings and rehearsal dinners. Exposed brick, stately beams, strung lights and plenty of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows provides a rustic yet sophisticated feel, whatever your rehearsal dinner style may be. Plus, don’t miss out on the delicious craft beer available.
The Nest Birmingham
Nestled in the Magic City’s historic Avondale neighborhood, this warm and inviting venue is one of the most intimate settings for a rehearsal dinner we’ve ever seen – and that’s saying a lot! The natural light, vintage plaster walls, subway tile and reclaimed wood create an atmosphere of laidback sophistication, making guests feel cozy and at ease. With a gorgeous marble bar and access to the catering kitchen for plating and serving, this unique spot is an ideal rehearsal dinner location in the heart of Birmingham.
For the bride who wishes to wow her guests with amazing food, there’s Dyron’s Lowcountry. The aura of this cozy Crestline restaurant is hard to beat, and combined with the cuisine, it just doesn’t get more Southern than this. But, don’t let the name fool you; Dyron’s nails refinery and casual elegance. (If you get a chance, try the fried chicken, and thank us later.)
Galley & Garden
For the upscale bride, Galley & Garden, located in Birmingham’s Highland neighborhood, features a swank ambiance and fine cuisine. Perfectly Southern and effortlessly chic, white table cloths, neutral decor and sleek design abound in this antebellum-style restaurant. Plus, who can resist that front porch? Galley & Garden offers a collection of dining rooms for events of all sizes, including the The Wine Room, The Parlor and the Great Room. Or, rent out the entire restaurant.
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For the trendy bride, there’s Ovenbird, Chris Hasting’s seasonal, Spanish-inspired restaurant located in Pepper Place. The tapas-style eatery is known for its eclectic menu selection, and the urban décor lends a hip feel to any rehearsal dinner. With space to accommodate up to 50 people in the main dining room, brides can choose to go smaller with the Warehouse, a completely private room with its own full bar, or the Hearth, an intimate space where guests can watch the kitchen team prepare food over the live fire.
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