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A Full Service Event Venue in Birmingham, Alabama

The Florentine

Exceptional Event Spaces & Services for Unforgettable Occasions

The Florentine boasts two distinct event spaces – The Cafe and The Ballroom – which can be rented together or separately.

Events held in our Grand Ballroom, or our Café will be provided with

  • Food and Beverage service by Corretti Catering
  • On Site Event Planner

We also offer

  • In House Floral and Décor
  • In House Pastry Chefs

The History
of The Florentine

Preserving Birmingham's Architectural Beauty

Henry Upson Sims and architect David O. Whilldin designed and built The Florentine in the mid 1920’s. Said to be in honor of Mr. Sims beloved teacher, Hannah Elliott, who took his class on a tour of Italy. The exterior displays terra-cotta ornaments framing two arcades supported by marble columns and the eaves are crowned by a short red-tile roof. The Italianate style brings the “IT” factor to every event!

After undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation in 2014. This historic landmark has been restored to a beacon of elegance and charm.

exterior view of the Florentine

The Florentine is Birmingham’s newest event venue located in one of Birmingham’s most beautiful and historic buildings. We welcome inquiries for any gathering of friends, family, and associates.