Every good party tells a story. It’s the story of the people who come together. Of the food they eat and the conversations they share. We are the storytellers that infuse an event with the essential details that bring your story to life.
From exceptional cuisine to designing the perfect setting to the finishing touches as the event unfolds. The Theodore welcomes you to a story that begins with our genuine Southern hospitality and ends with your happily ever after.
Located in the heart of the historic Lakeview Industrial District, the Theodore at the Swann Chemical Laboratory is Birmingham’s newest historic event venue. Built in 1929, this Moderne-style building spans over 20,000 square feet and features exposed brick walls, barrel truss ceilings, and steel windows.
Featuring three warehouse bays and a covered porch and courtyard converted from an old railroad platform, The Theodore evokes the timeless grandeur of the Magic City’s roots as an epicenter for the industrial south. The meticulously-restored space is a versatile venue that can accommodate intimate gatherings as well as large gala events.
The Theodore is an exceptional choice for weddings, private functions, live events, conferences, product launches, commercial video & photo production and fundraising galas of all sizes. Soaring ceilings, exposed concrete, glass, and steel constitute the industrial elegance The Theodore is known for.
Let our team of experienced and dedicated event specialists bring your vision to life and make your next event historic.
provided by our award-
winning partner catering
company Beyond Details
Our bar service is provided
with unlimited bar options
We have separate spaces for both wedding parties
to get ready and lounge in during pre-wedding
From center piece decor to aisle
and alter decor, your wedding
will be styled to perfection
Style your event
with our extensive
With an abundant
of linens, you
an issue finding
exactly what you
are looking for
Your guests will be
impressed when the red carpet
and velvet ropes are rolled out
for their arrival at your wedding
We offer many
From string lights, up-lights to our in house collection of chandeliers, we have you covered!
- Neillie Butler, Mariee Ami