Surrounded by a nature preserve and overlooking the Cahaba River is one of Birmingham's finest event facilities: the Carraway Davie House and Conference Center, a relaxed and gracious setting for weddings and special events.
We specialize in creating memories that last a lifetime with our elegant atmosphere, superior service, event design, and exceptional cuisine.
The Carraway Davie House was built in 1972 as the residence of the family of Dr. Clayton Davie, a Birmingham neurosurgeon. In 1979, Dr. Davie donated this remarkable home to the Carraway Methodist Medical Center to be used for hosting events such as corporate conferences, weddings, and Christmas parties. In 2002 Corretti, Inc. acquired the property and currently hosts a variety of corporate and social events. It provides catering for events held at the Carraway Davie House as well as offsite functions.
The Carraway Davie House is a unique blend of past and present containing many architectural elements salvaged from historic Alabama landmarks, placing the house on the Historical Registry. Several of the architectural features were a part of the old Terminal Station in downtown Birmingham, including the front door with its lavendar glass, marble tiles on the first floor, library fireplace, and two-ton cast-iron chandelier in the two-story den. An elaborate, gilt-trimmed mirror that once hung in the historic Tutwiler Hotel now hangs in the main foyer of the house.
Exterior brick came from the old Birmingham Paper Company, dating from the turn of the last century. The six columns on the portico are hand-hewn cypress logs that date back to 1850. They were originally part of Talledega's Presbyterian Female Collegiate Institute.
The Carraway Davie House also features a large reception space in the Conference Center located behind the house. Thanks to a flexable design, guests can enjoy the entire property or smaller spaces to suit the size of the event, including use of the lovely poolside patio. The large reception room is ideal for seated dinners and features a stage perfect for a band. The poolside patio is a festive area sittlng atop a Cahaba River hillside, and the pool features splashing fountains.
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Recommended by 88% of couples
User3089767 · 2+ years ago
If it was possible to give this venue more than 5.0 rating I would. Carraway Davie House went well above our expectations. We stated in the beginning that service was our number one priority and they went above and beyond to meet our needs. Catherine Wayman, wedding coordinator, is incredible. Catherine was always available throughout the 10 month wedding planning process. Friends and family cannot stop talking about the food, flowers, and service. The owner went out of his way several times throughout the day and evening to ask us if we had everything we needed. I highly recommend renting the venue for the entire day of the wedding so the wedding party can enjoy a fun and relaxing day before the festivities get started. Lunch was so good that we couldn't wait to eat again that evening. We used a photographer and band that was not on the recommend vendor list and the venue was very accommodating to them. I can't say enough about our wonderful experience with Carraway Davie House. -- Mother of the BrideSent on 04/10/2013
User3950855 · 2+ years ago
Couldn't have asked for a better venue for our wedding. We had the house all day for bridal party to get ready, ceremony on the lawn, and reception on the pool deck and in the conference center. Staff was SO attentive and helpful and made sure everything ran smoothly the whole time. Food and flowers were beyond amazing.Sent on 03/05/2014
Teresa · Married on 09/01/2012
Wow! What a great decision we made in selecting this venue!! We let Catherine Wayman plan the floral arrangements and Coretti Inc. plan the menu. We let those talented, capable folks use their creative, tasteful abilities and had a beautiful, perfect, classy, memorable experience. The setting and facility complemented the floral and culinary arrangements. We had a lovely experience.Sent on 10/22/2012