Located in Birmingham, Alabama, The Theodore is a historic building situated in the Lakeview Industrial District. Here, couples can enjoy a wedding that is steeped in local heritage. This 1929 gem is part of the Swann Chemical Laboratory complex. The contemporary design includes an extensive 20,000 square feet and features charming elements such as exposed brick walls, steel windows, and barrel truss ceilings.
Facilities and Capacity
This building has three warehouse bays, a covered porch, and a beautiful courtyard that was transformed from the base of a railroad platform. These and other unique features make The Theodore a wedding destination to remember. As a versatile event space, the celebration area can be arranged in many different ways to suit the upcoming occasion. The capacity of this venue ranges from 500 guests for a seated or ceremony gathering, or 750 for a standing event. The building facilities include an ADA-accessible entrance, a prep kitchen, a bar, a get-ready suite, and more.
A team of in-house event specialists is made available to clients as they plan their celebratory journey. Beyond Details Catering and Design, the associated caterers of The Theodore, incorporate flavors that speak to local culinary traditions. Meals are paired with services like decor, flower arrangements, and lighting to set the tone of the event. From the first consultation to bidding farewell to guests, couples will feel fully supported by this team.
The proprietor of this building, Theodore Swann, originally hailed from Tennessee. He arrived in Birmingham in 1913, bringing with him ideas and drive. After working a handful of years for James Mitchell, Theodore branched out and started The Swann Chemical Company. While in operation, Swann's companies were pioneers in utilizing ferromanganese and phosphoric acid by electric furnace. The Swann Chemical Laboratory was established in 1936, utilizing a warehouse built in 1929. Dawning a new era of inhabitance, 2017 saw a grand remodel and the opening of the building for events and occasions of all kinds.
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Amber · Married on 11/04/2017
We absolutely loved working with The Theodore! The exposed brick and authentic beauty of the space was one of our favorite things about the venue. It has such a unique vibe and perfect for any style of event. Not to mention, their team is great to work with! We had such a great experience and highly recommend!!Sent on 07/13/2020
Brandy · Married on 11/15/2014
Stunning Versatile Space!!
This space is stunning for any event. I had the pleasure to work with The Theodore and was completely impressed. The buildings exposed brick, amazing beams and stunning windows will leave you in awe. I would recommend this amazing space and team for any of your events.Sent on 07/12/2020