Monday, December 21, 2009

Architectural Heritage


For all the great things Birmingham has to offer, there is a limited amount of event space. After being a corporate event planner for 5 years, it seemed liked we kept returning to the same venue time and time again. While I was out looking for a venue for my May 2010 bride, I came across a new venue that can be used for a variety of events....Architectural Heritage (later referred to as "A.H." so I do not have to spell Architectural every time :))

Foremost, you will not have to worry about an approved vendor list at AH....hire whomever you would like and you are even welcome to bring your own bar in (huge money saver!). The only thing they ask is that you return the store as you found it.

Lets take a look around!



I probably should have asked the groom to step aside...oh well, everyone meet Jim! This is the front entrance of A.H. I love the big iron gates. I am very excited about hanging two cool arrangements on each gate to create a grand entrance for the guests. (The iron fence encloses the entire courtyard, so no worries about stragglers joining your party.)






The courtyard displays iron gates, planters, urns, baptismal fonts, one-of-a-kind garden pieces, and terracotta tile out of a ch√Ęteau in the French countryside. The pieces are so beautiful and they add elegance and character to the venue.
My favorite thing about the courtyard is the 18th century wall fountain with Lady Bank Roses.


Notice the two garage doors in the picture on the right. These two doors open and create an indoor/outdoor venue. It is so cool!






I love the columns and lanterns when you first walk in the door.

The flat screen above the limestone manual can play any DVD you wish (slide show of photos would be a fun touch).

The front desk would make a great built-in bar.




Please keep in mind that the 6,500 square foot warehouse is a operating store by day, but the owner Roy Morton will be happy to move furniture out of the way to create the needed space for your event.


A.H. and Integrity Gardens (remember Troy Rhone from blog entry long ago??) is in the processes of making plans for a roof top garden deck. This deck will almost double the size of the available outdoor space. Your guests will now be able to enjoy the a night overlooking Birmingham's much loved Pepper Place.


Be one of the first to host an event in a new venue that offers up an amazing atmosphere and true elegance by just opening the doors.



Happy Planning!



-NB