The Harbert Center

2019 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.8 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 4 to 400
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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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reduced our maximum capacities and we are only booking weddings with 100 or fewer guests until local health officials determine the risk is eliminated, and/or when we feel comfortable returning to previous maximum capacities.

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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    lori · Married on 07/15/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Meghan was amazing during the planning process and the wedding. The food was amazing, the staff was very helpful, kind, and professional. I can't say enough good things about the Harbert Center

    Sent on 10/13/2018

    The Harbert Center's reply:

    Thank you so much Lori! Sweet brides like you are why we love what we do here! Your wedding was beautiful and we are so thrilled you chose us to be apart of it! We wish you and Brian all the love and happiness together!
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    DeLandra · Married on 06/24/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    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?
    $ 1400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1400.00
  • 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?
    $ 1400.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1400.00
  • 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

Real Weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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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