Iron City welcomes you with class, prestige, and sophistication in the heart of the Magic City.   

Iron City is not only a world-class music venue, but also Birmingham’s most desired setting to say “I do.” Built in 1929, the meticulously restored venue blends industrial charm with polished finesse making it ideal for any bridal vision. Multi-level staging accentuates exposed brick and dark-stained wooden floors creating the perfect picture of industrial chic. Beneath the high beams, our fantastic chefs pair a vibrant, innovative menu with fresh local produce and unparalleled service for unforgettable weddings, corporate events and social occasions.

A Brief History of Iron City >

Originally built in 1929 by L.H. Pennington, the buildings that have become the core of Iron City were once considered the most modern auto-industry facilities of their times. Iron City is the premier venue for an industrial meets chic soiree in the heart of downtown Birmingham. These buildings have been transformed into one of the most timeless and versatile venues in the south, hosting everything from concerts for rock and roll great to elegant weddings for Birmingham locals.

Capacity & Floor Layout >

Iron City is the ideal venue to host your next event, whether it be for 100 guests or up to our maximum capacity of 1300. Capacity will vary based on each event type and set up needs. We’ve broken out a few capacity examples based on potential event types below:

Seated Meal 250
Seated Meal with Dance Floor 150
Buffet with Mezzanine Seating 300
Heavy Hors Doeuvres/Reception 450
Wedding Ceremony and Reception 250
Standing Room Only 1300

“We were looking for somewhere fun and unique in the city with space that could accommodate 150 people for a seated meal, a sizeable dance floor and a large band. Iron City has all of those things and more.”  – Heather 6.29.17

Contact events@ironcitybham.com for more information.

Pricing >

Every private event at Iron City is completely custom and pricing will vary. Base pricing includes two parts, a room rental fee and food and beverage minimum.

Need a quote? Contact events@ironcitybham.com for more information.

Catering & Bar service >

The food and drinks we serve are as unique as our venue. Delicious in-house catering is provided from The Grill at Iron City and our expansive bar services will be sure to quench your thirst. We offer a myriad of menus that will satisfy your taste buds, and your budget.

The bartenders are some of the best in Birmingham.” -Eddie

Reach out to events@ironcitybham.com  to request a copy of our catering menu and bar packages, or click here!

Audio Visual >

Iron City houses a state of the art sound system and audio visual amenities. From custom lighting to a huge projection screen and superior staff, we can accommodate most audio visual requests in house. We’ll work with you to implement a variety of AV requests, such as a spotlight for a speaker, wireless microphones for a presentation, or fun entertainment lighting for the dance floor. Please reach out to us directly at events@ironcitybham.com for a list of audio visual packages and pricing customizable for your event.

Staffing >

The incredible service from our team will make your experience at Iron City flawless. Your rental package includes a venue coordinator, two security attendants, and banquet servers (excluding seated meal service). You can take your event to the next level of hospitality with additional services like bartenders and chef attendants. Contact events@ironcitybham.com for more information.

The venue is amazing and Michelle is an outstanding coordinator. Our family and friends are still talking about how much they loved Iron City!” – Katrina 3.21.17

Parking >

Iron City has two small lots adjacent to the venue, as well as access to two additional lots down the street. Ample street parking is available in the evenings and weekends.
We are happy to coordinate valet services for your event at an additional cost.
Take a peek at our parking map here.
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entertainment >

If you are looking for a local band or DJ for your wedding or event, we’d be happy to recommend a few! You are welcome, and encouraged, to bring in your own entertainment. Be sure to enhance your experience with on of our audio visual upgrades. Contact events@ironcitybham.com for more information.

weddings >

Iron City is the premier venue for downtown Birmingham weddings with historic and industrial flare. Complete with a large dance floor and open floor plan, it’s the perfect combination of polished and party for your big day. We are honored to have been awarded the 2017 The Knot Best of Weddings as well as the 2017 Couples Choice Award from WeddingWire.com. Brides, be sure to visit our Pinterest account for tons of photos and inspiration from real weddings and receptions here at Iron City. Reach out to events@ironcitybham.com to start planning your big day!

“What a fabulous venue for our daughter’s wedding reception! From day one of meeting with Michelle, I knew Iron City was the PERFECT place to celebrate with family and friends!” –Mother of the Bride

corporate >

Day or night, Iron City is the ultimate downtown venue to host your corporate event. The open layout and outstanding audio visual amenities make presentations, meetings, and keynote speakers a great fit for our space. The wrap around bar and entertaining atmosphere make evening festivities a huge hit. Contact us today at events@ironcitybham.com to book your client appreciation party, energized award ceremony, or offsite conference event.

nonprofit >

We pride ourselves in being host to many of Birmingham’s largest, and most successful, fundraising events. We always help our nonprofit partners spread the word about their event by having  it listed on our website calendar, sending email blasts, and posting about the event on our social media platforms. We do allow donated beer and wine for our nonprofit clients, and are more than happy to share our love of live music with donated concert tickets for your auction or raffle. We were voted ‘Best Place to Hold an Event’ by About Town Magazine. We were also the venue for the fundraiser that was voted ‘Best Charitable Function’ by About Town Magazine. Contact events@ironcitybham.com for more information.

“We’ve added up the money and we can put Comedy for a Cause 2018 in the books as a huge success. Thanks for being great partners for this event!” –Mary H, Workshops Inc

social / school functions >

We are the venue of choice for a variety of Birmingham’s best social events and school functions. We’ll provide a fun and unique experience for athletic banquets, Greek formals, high school reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, or graduations. Some of these events may too small for the venue, but a group reservation in The Grill at Iron City can be a great option. Contact events@ironcitybham.com for more information.

Concerts >

We are always searching for local musicians to perform in The Grill at Iron City. For information on local bookings, please send a sample of your work to info@ironcitybham.com.

If you are interested in promoting a national act at Iron City, please contact our exclusive promoter directly, Red Mountain Entertainment.

Smaller Private Functions >

You can now rent The Grill at Iron City for smaller private functions on weekends and select evenings! The casual atmosphere features a small stage for entertainment and a wrap around bar. It’s the perfect space for after work networking events, a farm to table dinner experience, and social receptions. Contact events@ironcitybham.com for more info!

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"From the initial stages all the way through the day of Michelle was such a professional, easy to work with/communicate with and she ensured that every detail was perfect for us. We could not be happier that we chose Iron City as our reception venue!" - Erin Larson, Wedding, May 26, 2018
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"Our reception at Iron City was absolutely INCREDIBLE. If we had to do it over again, Iron City would be our first choice every time." - Angela Maxwell, Wedding, May 5, 2018
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"Our reception at Iron City was the BEST thing I could have possibly imagined. We have had countless guests call us raving about what a perfect venue Iron City was! I could not imagine my reception anywhere else." - Catherine Cowen, Wedding, April 7, 2018
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"My daughter’s wedding was at Iron City on March 3, 2018 and it was perfect! During the evening Michelle and team handled everything flawlessly. I did nothing but enjoy the evening visiting family and friends, celebrating the couple and have I said the food was amazing?" - Elise Baggett - Daughter's wedding, March 3, 2018
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"I was beyond impressed with you and the entire staff at Iron City. The venue is awesome to begin with, but the staff made the event a success. I can't thank y'all enough. In speaking with a lot of the attendees they felt like last year was the best year yet and this will lead to our ability to hit our contribution goal for the Boy's and Girl's Club of Central Alabama. Thank you again and look forward to working with you next year!" - The Phoenix Ball
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