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

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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.

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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  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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 for more info!

Michelle and her team absolutely ROCKED our wedding!! I would highly recommend this venue!! – Giuliana 5.17.17
My husband and I had our reception at Iron City in May 2016. Our friends and family are still raving about how much they loved Iron City- everything was perfect. Michelle is so easy to work with and is a pro when it comes to weddings. She made sure the wedding day went by without a hitch. I would HIGHLY recommend using Iron City. - Brittany & John
Michelle the wedding coordinator is a breeze to work with and was EXTREMELY accommodating with all of my questions and concerns. THE FOOD: We CONTINUE to get compliments of how fantastic our food was (even at other people's weddings)! We could not have picked a better place! You need to go see it! It is a perfect venue for a reception! – Kelsey 6.27.17
I did not have to worry about one wedding detail when it came to this venue! Michelle, one of the wedding coordinators is the absolute BEST. We had our wedding reception there in November. This was the second family wedding reception there and it impressed us once again! They provide in house catering which is delicious and well priced . Everything literally went perfect at this venue! They are willing to meet several times to go over the events of the day and treat you like a friend, not a customer. I cannot say enough good things about this place. You need to book it ASAP because it is a popular and well-liked place to be! - Kelsey & Matthew
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