George's 217

217 N Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, AL 35660 Map · Phone number
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About George's 217

George's 217

Special Events & Ballroom

Located at 217 North Montgomery in Downtown Sheffield, Alabama. Specializing in corporate functions, weddings and private parties accommodating 65 to 300 people. Offering the complete package with a full service kitchen, bar, tables, linens & dinnerware in an elegant setting.

George’s 217 is owned and operated by Frank Vafinis, the 2nd generation of George’s Steak Pit which was founded in the mid 1950 ’s by George and Vangie Vafinis . Known for “The BEST Steaks in The South”, one of their secrets to success is the famous open pit. Grilling freshly cut steaks, chicken and fresh fish over hickory logs assures you a taste sensation you will not soon forget. Combined with an extensive wine list, delicious homemade desserts and courteous, professional service in an elegant setting, creating a dining atmosphere that will bring you back again and again.

After years of hosting parties up to 65 people on site and catering larger events off premises, Mr. Vafinis decided to expand operations. He purchased the Old Belk Department Store in Downtown Sheffield. After extensive renovations, the building offers a 3500 square foot ballroom, appointed with the original hardwood floors, exposed brick, crystal chandeliers, and detailed woodwork. The ballroom accommodates up to 300 people and may be divided for smaller parties. The lobby mimics the restaurant with a full service bar and detailed woodwork that opens to the front veranda. A courtyard in the back allows for open air gatherings perfect for cocktail parties and smaller receptions.

Every step has been taken to ensure the perfect place for events including onsite suites that step out to the courtyard, ideal for bridal and groom parties or corporate guests.

George’s 217 combines proven restaurant experience, impeccable atmosphere and professional service to create a “Once in a life time event”. Perfect for weddings, corporate functions, luncheons, meetings, fundraisers, training sessions, proms, cotillion, receptions, reunions, private parties & more.

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Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Bayleigh · Married on 12/02/2017

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    George’s 217 allowed me to have a dream wedding!! From the wonderful service of their staff to the delicious food, it was a perfect decision for our big day! I would choose George’s 217 1,000 over again!!

    Sent on 08/01/2018

George's 217 FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
    Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    August
    September
    October

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George's 217 frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at George's 217?

George's 217 includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At George's 217, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

George's 217 includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At George's 217, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at George's 217 includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of George's 217 in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by George's 217 for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at George's 217 for wedding events?

George's 217 offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does George's 217 offer?

George's 217 offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does George's 217 offer for wedding events?

George's 217 offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does George's 217 have available for wedding events?

George's 217 offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend George's 217 and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

George's 217 is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.