The Electra Event Room
This spacious indoor banquet room is equipped with state of the art audio/visual equipment, a warming kitchen for caterers and an enclosed bar. Framed at one end with dramatic floor to ceiling windows, and its own private outdoor patio, this space offers a magnificent view of downtown Birmingham. This versatile room is ideal for meetings, seminars, luncheons, receptions or seated dinners.
Dimensions: 38′ x 49′ – 120 Seated Dinner, 200 Reception, 120 Auditorium Style, 32 Conference Style
Overlook under Vulcan
The City Overlook
Impress guests with amazing views of Birmingham with this spacious and scenic outdoor area. The City Overlook may be used exclusively as the site for an event or in conjunction with the Electra Event Room to accommodate larger parties. Tenting is allowed. Outdoor tables and chairs not included in event booking.
Dimensions: 54′ x 67′ – 175 Seated Dinner, 250 Reception
This area, located right outside the entrance to Vulcan Center, features a giant stone map of the Birmingham area and beautiful views of downtown Birmingham on one side and the Over-the-Mountain area on the other. The Museum Plaza may be used exclusively as the site for an event or in conjunction with the Electra Event Room to accommodate larger parties. Tenting is NOT allowed. Outdoor tables and chairs not included in event booking.
Dimensions: 50′ x 56′ – 60 Seated Dinner, 50 Reception
If tenting is needed, Vulcan Park and Museum requires the use of one of the following vendor:
Amenities & Services
- Free parking
Golf cart available to drive guests to the overlook
- Museum and Observation Tower
Access for your guests to the Observation Tower and Museum at Vulcan Park
- Audio/Visual Equipment:
Laptop and tablet compatible, 100″ screen, LCD projector, VCR/DVD/CD player, wireless lavaliere microphone, wireless handheld microphone, podium microphone
- Free WIFI
Wireless internet access complimentary for private events
- Indoor Furnishings:
Podium, 150 chairs, twenty 48″ round tables, eight 6’ banquet tables, sixteen 60″ x 18″ classroom tables, five 32″ round high boys
- Outdoor furnishings:
Limited outdoor furnishings available. Once approved, tents and other furnishings are allowed through third party vendors.
- Approved Caterers
Select group of experienced caterers to assist you with the event details:
- Bartending Service
All events intending to serve alcohol must obtain and serve alcohol through B&B Bartending. In compliance with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board regulations, no outside alcohol is permitted on the property including miniatures, flasks, bottles, etc.
- Onsite Event Manager
Event professional onsite for your event to assist with all your event needs.
- Non-Profit Discount
30% Discount for approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations on base usage fee only.
The discount is not applicable during select seasonal months, holidays, and on Friday and Saturday.
Facilities available for use seven days a week. Confirm the availability schedule with our Event Manager.
- Handicap Accessible:
Ramps and elevators are available. We are happy to assist you with any special needs you may have.
Next to the venue, one of the most important components of any successful event is the food. Whether you’re looking for casual hors d’oeuvres, festive finger foods, or an elegant plated dinner, Vulcan Park and Museum has a comprehensive selection of caterers as varied as they are delicious. Check out our approved catering list to find the caterer that’s right for your event.
- Chef Clayton’s Catering
- Dreamland Bar-B-Que
- The Happy Catering Company
- IZ Catering
- Kathy G. & Company
- O’Henry’s Coffees
- Savoie Catering
- Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
- Yellow Bicycle Catering Company
- The Little Donkey
No outside food or beverage is permitted. However, you may select your own caterer for celebratory cakes (birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc).
In an effort to ease your event planning experience at Vulcan Park and Museum, we have partnered with B&B Bartending to provide a certified professional beverage service for all events. This service will minimize the possibility of any liability issues, provide an economical beverage solution, and will allow for a variety of beverage services offered beyond the scope of the traditional cash or open bar options. B&B offers an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options in order to effectively provide for different types of events (private, corporate, weddings, etc.). B&B Bartending has been providing exclusive beverage services for more than 10 years and is dedicated to making your event perfect.
*All events intending to serve alcohol must obtain and serve alcohol through B&B Bartending. In compliance with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board regulations, no outside alcohol is permitted on the property including miniatures, flasks, bottles, etc.