The Harbert Center

2019 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Harbert Center

The Harbert Center is an elegant wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. They pride themselves on their impeccable service, delicious food, and sophisticated surroundings. Couples may choose from multiple indoor venues for both their ceremony and reception. The Harbert Center is a multi-level facility that can accommodate both intimate gatherings as well as lavish affairs.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 400 guests at this contemporary venue. Their unique and versatile spaces include:

  • The Atrium - a sky-lit space perfect for your ceremony. It boasts a beautiful chrome and glass spiral staircase, which can be used for your grand entrance.

  • Beeson Hall - their most popular reception venue. It features 20-foot ceilings and a triangular-shaped stage overlooking their 24x13 foot dance floor. If you’re having a more intimate gathering, this grand space can be divided into three smaller rooms.

  • Bruno Hall - a 1,225-square-foot room that can be used for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, or as a bridal suite.

  • Dunn-French Library - is another wonderful option for your other wedding-related events. It can host up to 48 seated guests, or the groom can use it as his dressing room.
  • Terrace - overlooks the first floor Atrium and is ideal for your cocktail hour or for overflow seating for your ceremony.


Services Offered
This experienced wedding venue offers a dedicated events team to ensure your day goes smoothly from start to finish. They provide in-house catering, convenient parking, and an inventory of tables, chairs, and linens that you can use for your celebration. Their talented team will also assist you with setup and cleanup, so you can feel like a guest at your own wedding. Additional services include, but are not limited to:

  • Bar services
  • China
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Lighting and sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet friendly
  • Valet
  • WiFi


Cuisine
Southern Foodservice Management has been serving as the exclusive caterer to The Harbert Center since 1986. Their experienced chef and banquet staff will work with you one-on-one to design a menu that reflects your individual tastes and preferences. Couples may select a buffet, cocktail reception, a plated meal, or stations for their reception. They can also select delicious hors d’oeuvres and mouth-watering desserts to complete their menu. Sample plated entrees include:

  • Grilled Atlantic salmon
  • Pan-seared pork ribeye
  • Portobello mushroom Rockefeller
  • Roasted airline chicken breast




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9 Reviews for The Harbert Center

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7
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    Dana Woodruff · Getting married on 03/20/2020

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Ready for the Harber

    An all inclusive venue with enough space to accommodate your wildest dreams! We are so excited!

    Sent on 08/24/2019
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    DeLandra · Married on 06/24/2017

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    Jamila was absolutely amazing! She made sure I had everything I needed for my special day! All my guests fell in love with the building and the food was absolutely amazing!

    Sent on 07/08/2017

    The Harbert Center's reply:

    Thank you so much DeLandra! It was as an absolute honor and pleasure to share in your special day! You and Corey are such a sweet and beautiful couple! Congratulations to you two again!

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The Harbert Center 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? $ 1,400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,400.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,400.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? 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), House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 400
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 4
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, June, July, August, November, December

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3 Endorsements

  • OPOV Band
    OPOV Band Wedding Bands

    This venue is very nice. It’s wonderfully located right in the downtown district. The main event ballroom is unique in shape and accommodates the party as well as a great lifted stage for the band. They have a very professional staff and well equipped to handle corporate and wedding events. We look forward to performing at this venue.

  • Live Free Photography
    Live Free Photography Wedding Photographers

    Highly recommend for modern brides looking for an incredible choice for their beautiful wedding. Its definitely important to choose the right people for your special day! Such a great choice!

  • heidi elnora Atelier
    heidi elnora Atelier Wedding Dresses

    The Harbert Center has such a great team of professionals! If you are looking for a spacious, unique venue for your event, The Harbert Center is it! XO, heidi elnora Atelier Team

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  • 2019 4th Avenue North Birmingham, AL, 35203 See on map
    205-301-6278 (Phone number)

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