FACILITY RENTAL

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) makes an exciting back-drop to host your next event.  One of Birmingham’s unique treasures, BCRI is conveniently located in the Historic Civil Rights District of Birmingham, Alabama.  Its surroundings include Kelly Ingram Park and the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.  

Planning your event at BCRI is an excellent way to introduce your guests to the wonderful galleries and exciting programs offered at BCRI. We encourage you to include time during your event for guests to view current exhibitions. Special tours or experiences in the galleries can be arranged for additional fees.

From small intimate dinner parties to business meetings to receptions and weddings, BCRI offers a one-of-a-kind space for your gathering. Call Tamiika Smith today for pricing and availability at (205) 328-9696 x 202 so that we can begin planning your memorable event.

Proceeds from special events fees help BCRI to continue its goal of promoting civil and human rights worldwide through education.  That’s just another reason you’ll feel good about hosting your event at BCRI.

Abraham Woods Community Meeting Room

 

Seating up to 54, this space can be used for community meetings, seminars, professional organization dinners, corporate cocktail events and receptions. Standing room is 80. This room is wheelchair accessible.

Cost    

Half Day (4 hours): $650*

Full Day (9-5): $800*

Evening (5-8): $800*

*Plus $50 an hour each for maintenance and security.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture Room

The Lecture Room’s classroom layout is perfect for training and workshops.  The space accommodates up to 24 people seated.  The David J. Vann Gallery, with special exhibitions throughout the year, is in the adjacent space.

Cost

9:00 am-5:30 pm: $250*

5:30 pm-8:30 pm: $250*

Lecture Room and Vann combo: $700*

*Plus $50 an hour each for maintenance and security.

Rotunda

The Rotunda is the dramatic domed, circular area in BCRI’s main entrance.  The open, airy space is the perfect setting for large receptions (standing) for up to 300 guests.  The Rotunda can be rented ONLY during the evening and is adjacent to the Woolfolk Gallery.   

Cost

5:30 pm-8:30 pm: $1,500*

Rotunda & Woolfolk Combo

After hours: $2,500*

Panel Discussion: 2,750*

*Plus $50 an hour each for maintenance and security.

Woolfolk Gallery

The Odessa Woolfolk Gallery, which has special exhibitions rotating throughout the year, can be rented ONLY during the evening and upon availability.  The Gallery can provide a seated dinner event for up to 100 people.   

Cost   

5:30 pm-8:30 pm: $1,000*

Ask About Availability!

Rotunda & Woolfolk Combo

After hours: $2,500* 

Panel Discussion: 2,750*

*Plus $50 an hour each for maintenance and security.

 

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Preferred Caterers List

B & A Warehouse
Contact: Ms. Susan Mason
susan@bawarehouse.com
(205) 326-4220
1531 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Alcohol service at BCRI: yes

Catering by LaNetta
Contact: Chef Joanetta Jarman
1720 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 325-8561 or (205) 325-8561
Alcohol service at BCRI: yes

Carlile’s BBQ, LLC
Contact: Ina Russell
catering@carlilesbbq.com
205-254-9266
3511 6th Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35201
Alcohol service at BCRI: yes

Chef Clayton’s Food Systems
Contact: Clayton Sherrod
Claytonsherrod99@aol.com
P. O. Box 2860
Birmingham, AL 35202
(205) 223-3084
Alcohol service at BCRI: no

 

 

Creative Catering by Ambrosia
Contact: Chef Michael Glenn
Creative_cateringbyambroisa@yahoo.com
P. O. Box 993
Leeds, AL 35094
(205) 587-9407 or (205) 566-2291

Alcohol service at BCRI: yes

Church Street Coffee & Books
Contact: Heather Morris
81 Church Street #106 & 107
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Alcohol service at BCRI: no

The Happy Catering Company
Contact: Mary Jones
225 Oxmoor Circle Suite 802
Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 251-8925
Alcohol service at BCRI: no

Jim N’ Nick’s Bar-B-Q
Contact: Agatha Pihakis
1908 11th Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205)-567-0256
agathap@jimnnicks.com
Alcohol service at BCRI: yes

Savoie Catering
Contact: Richard Bishop
1804 12th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 965-8858
Alcohol service at BCRI: yes

Roberts’ Cuisine
Contact: Ms. Audrey Roberts
10A 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 918-0356
Alcohol service at BCRI: no

Jazzy Lady Catering
Contact: Laveta Peak
3439 Lorna Lane
Hoover, AL 35216
(205) 572-0045
Alcohol service at BCRI: yes

Quick Facts

  • Gift Shop can open for special events held after regular operating hours by request Advance notice is required. $50.00 per hour/2 hour minimum.
  • For after hour and before opening events, additional security is required an additional $50.00 per hour charge will be assessed.
  • A deposit of half the rental fee is required in order to reserve a space. The event WILL NOT be confirmed until this deposit is received.
  • The remaining rental fee must be paid in full two weeks before the scheduled event.
  • If an event is canceled, your payment will be refunded less a $25.00 administrative fee.
  • BCRI is a non-smoking facility for all events.
  • For more information, please see our policies and procedures contract agreement or call 205-328-9696, x 236.
Submission of this form is NOT confirmation of your request. You will receive an email or telephone communication to confirm receipt of your request.
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Quick Facts

  • Gift Shop can open for special events held after regular operating hours by request Advance notice is required. $25.00 per hour/2 hour minimum.
  • For after hour and before opening events, additional security is required an additional $50.00 per hour charge will be assessed.
  • A deposit of half the rental fee is required in order to reserve a space. The event WILL NOT be confirmed until this deposit is received.
  • The remaining rental fee must be paid in full two weeks before the scheduled event.
  • If an event is cancelled, your payment will be refunded less a $25.00 administrative fee.
  • Fundraising, political, and religious activities are not permitted.
  • BCRI is a non-smoking facility for all events.
  • For more information, please see our policies and procedures
  • contract agreement or call 205-328-9696, x 236.
Submission of this form is NOT confirmation of your request. You will receive an email or telephone communication to confirm receipt of your request.

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