The Gardens Café 2612 Lane Park Road • Birmingham • Alabama 35223


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • As if the Botanical Garden setting wasn't beautiful enough, the reflecting pool with lily pads and a flower-bedecked altar as your backdrop will have every guest sighing as you exchange vows.
  • The Palladian windows, soaring ceiling, and interior balcony of the Cafe give it an airy feel with terrific views of the Rose Garden and fountains. The covered Patio is a favorite spot for cocktails, al fresco dining, or a nightcap.
  • For Kathy G., the successful caterer behind the café, food is an art. Gourmet classics or cutting-edge cuisine, everything is beautifully prepared and customized—as is the décor—so each event is unique.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,000–1,750/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • The rental fee includes café tables, mahogany Chiavari chairs, glassware, silverware, and dishware.

Ceremony Fee
  • $250/event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $15–65/person


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 90 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 125 100
Reception Seated 90 60
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 90.

Receptions with up to 250 guests may be accommodated with an additional rental of BBG's Ireland Room.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds


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