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Tue, Nov 27 2012
Donnelly House BEST OF BEST!!!


Birmingham’s Historic Donnelly House

The historic Donnelly House, an example of Neo-classical architecture, was built in 1905 as the residence of James W. Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly was an industrialist, manufacturer, real-estate developer, philanthropist, and civic leader. After retiring from Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, he moved south to Birmingham where this magnificent Georgian-colonial mansion had been constructed, featuring over 12,000 square feet of living space and spectacular white marble floors.


While the Donnelly House served primarily as a private residence, it was also the home of the Birmingham Civic Ballet during the 1950s. Ultimately, the home was opened as a venue for weddings, business meetings and other activities.


The home was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on May 20, 1975. It is also a contributing property to the Highland Avenue Historic District, a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.


The mansion was purchased by Carl Schoettlin in 2011. The property and home have been completely renovated. The mansion, along with its patio garden and gazebo ceremony garden, is designed to entertain various functions. The Donnelly House is the perfect setting to have an elegant southern function.




We’d love to hear from you!

For venue availablity, information, or to schedule an appointment to view the Donnelly House, please call or e-mail Carl Schoettlin.

(205) 369-5772


The Historic Donnelly House is located in Birmingham, Alabama.

2838 Highland Avenue South

Birmingham, Alabama 35205


Tue, Feb 07 2012
Reid Brake House Warrior


This historical Victorian home was built in 1887. It brings an era of charm to modern day accommodations. After extensive renovations to update the home, The Reid Brake House has opened its doors for all of your special event needs. The venue can accommodate large gatherings and events, or small intimate occasions.
Viewings are available by appointment only. To schedule a viewing or book an event, please email or call .
1 205.305.7015
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Sonnet House


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Rucker Place


Welcome to Rucker Place

We are PERFECT for any occasion! Rucker Place hosts weddings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings/exhibitions/seminars, christmas/holiday events, teas/showers, sorority/fraternity formals, reunions, and bar mitzvah/bat mitzvah.

Rucker Place Catering, Alcohol, and our approved Florist are required. All other vendors may be hired independently or we will be happy to customize an "All Inclusive" price for you. Please call us for an appointment (205) 558-2485

Our Open House the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:00-7:00.

(Exception: February Open House will be February 7th)

Available by appointment other days and times.

phone: (205)558-2485


Mountain View Gardens and Ballroom

291 Newton Road Springville, AL 35146-7402
(205) 629-6791

Gas Light House




Weddings - Receptions - After Rehearsal Dinners - Showers - Teas - Reunions - Corporate Meetings & Events - Holiday Parties - Birthday Parties - Formals - Proms - Family Gatherings



  • Large party room with fireplace and granite surface bar
  • Bridal Suite with large private bath
  • Gazebo with microphone and speakers for wedding ceremonies
  • Over 1,030 sq. ft. brick patio for outdoor ceremonies and special events, surrounded by azaleas and other blooming plants
  • Approx. 1,000 sq. ft. addition that provides a great indoor alternative for events, but also opens up via eight french doors to provide an outdoor feel
  • Outdoor courtyard featuring a waterfall and swing as a picture-perfect backdrop
  • 12 - 5' round tables, 4 - 8' long tables, 175 folding wedding chairs, and tablecloths
  • Stereo system available throughout the house and in the courtyard
  • White picket fence surrounds back yard
  • Set-up & clean-up services for all events
  • Staffing provided during all events
  • Handicap accessible parking & restrooms


  • Onsite parking for roughly 83 automobiles
  • Additional parking available with valet service
  • Handicapped parking, ramp, and support rails
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrances

Available Services

  • Preferred Caterers
  • Additional Outside Caterers Allowed
  • Photographers
  • Florists
  • Valet Parking
  • Limousines
  • Chocolate Fountains & Ice Carvers
  • Disc Jockeys, Live Musicians, Jazz Trios & Soloists
  • Handmade Invitations & Programs for all events


  • Accommodates approximately 170-220 guests for either indoor or outdoor events, depending on season



Matthews Manor

3279 US Highway 11 Springville, AL 35146

(205) 467-3935

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