The Donnelly House 2838 Highland Avenue South • Birmingham • Alabama 35205


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This showstopping 1905 Georgian-colonial mansion, located in the Highland Avenue Historic District, provides a gorgeous example of neoclassical architecture, with a massive portico supported by columns and a red brick façade that provides a striking contrast.
  • There are multiple ceremony sites to choose from, such as the Gazebo Garden, the back patio, the front lawn, and the meticulously restored interior of the house, which features dark wood paneling, sparkling chandeliers, and white marble flooring.
  • Private preparation suites for both wedding parties are a part of every package. A variety of tables, white padded chairs for outdoor use, gold Chiavari chairs for indoor use, on-site staff members, and setup and cleanup are also included.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,000/event
  • The rental fee includes:

    • Tables and chairs
    • 4 hours of event time
    • 3 hours of pre-ceremony time (for wedding party only)
    • Private bride and bridesmaids’ suites with private bath
    • Private groom’s suite with flat screen TV
    • Cake tables, toasting flutes, cake knives
    • Setup and cleanup
    • Donnelly House staff on site
Ceremony Fee
  • $3,000/event
  • The ceremony fee includes:

    • 1 hour of event time
    • 3 hours of pre-ceremony time
    • Chairs for ceremony
    • 1 hour of ceremony rehearsal time
    • Private bride’s and groom’s suites
    • Setup and cleanup


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 135 325
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 300
Reception Seated 135 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

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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BYO with corkage fee

Corkage fee is $5/person and covers all bar setups, bar equipment, ice, acrylic drink ware, and beverage napkins.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Home

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Landscaped Grounds


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