Event Spaces

Weddings | Corporate | Non-Profit Events

No matter the size of your event, The Fennec has the perfect place for you and your guests. Each of our spaces is modern and cleverly designed to make your event the place to be.

Non-Profit & Corporate Events

Meetings | Dinners | Presentations

Our spaces feature full Audio Visual, On-site Events Team, Complete Food & Beverage, Tables, Chairs, Linens, and Valet.

Weddings

Spaces for 30 - 300

The Social, The Cypress, The Sienna, or The Foxhole Lounge can provide the perfect space for your shower, rehearsal dinner, or reception.

Welcome to The Fennec Event Spaces

Discover our versatile event venues in downtown Birmingham, perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, private party, or seasonal celebration, we have the ideal space to make your event unforgettable.

About The Fennec

Located in the heart of the historic Parkside District on the southern side of downtown Birmingham, The Fennec is a beautifully renovated building from 1924. Originally an industrial complex housing a laundry and manufacturing facility for work and athletic uniforms, our 30,000-square-foot, two-story venue now offers unique spaces for a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to large galas.

Our Spaces

The Social

SEATS 375
400 RECEPTION STYLE
500 CONCERT STYLE

4822 sq.ft.
Upstairs, Private Entrance

The Cypress

The Cypress

SEATS 60
75 RECEPTION STYLE

1010 sq. ft.
Upstairs, Private Entrance

Foxhole Lounge

Foxhole Lounge

SEATS 45
55 RECEPTION STYLE

Downstairs

The Sienna

Private Dining - The Fennec

PRIVATE DINING
SEATS UP TO 32

489 sq.ft. Downstairs

Discover Our Event Spaces

The Social

Welcome to The Social, our primary and largest event space. Perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, class reunions, conventions, concerts, corporate meetings, celebrations, non-profit fundraisers, fashion shows, and more. The Social occupies the entire second floor, accessible via a private entrance on 2nd Avenue South. It features one of the most elegant full-service bars in town, with white marble and rich brass accents. The space boasts 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, cedar beams, and columns, and exposed original brick, all contributing to maintaining the architectural integrity of the Old South in this beautifully restored space.

Size: 5,000 sq. ft.

Capacity: Seated: 375 guests | Standing/Reception Style: 500 guests

Great For: Weddings, receptions, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, non-profit gatherings, baby showers, birthday parties, engagement parties, galas, college events

Harmon Wedding Reception

The Cypress

The Cypress boasts twelve-foot ceilings and expansive nine-foot windows that wrap around the room, flooding the airy and light space with beautiful natural light. This creates a stunning, picture-perfect setting for every event.

Size: 1,010 sq. ft.

Capacity: Seated: 60 guests | Reception Style: 75 guests

Great For: Small weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, receptions, baby showers, corporate meetings, non-profit events, college events, dinners

Birmingham Bar Association

The Foxhole

The Foxhole Lounge is an intimate cocktail venue bathed in dim lighting and adorned with rich colors, creating a cozy and inviting ambiance. The artisan cocktail bar, a highlight of this stylish space, offers a curated selection of exquisite drinks, perfect for unwinding and socializing. The lounge’s sophisticated decor and plush furnishings exude elegance and charm, making it an ideal setting for relaxed gatherings and memorable evenings. Whether you’re hosting a private party, a corporate happy hour, or simply enjoying a night out, The Foxhole Lounge promises a captivating and refined experience.

Capacity: Seated: 45 guests | Reception Style: 55 guests

Great For: Private parties, post-anything parties, happy hours, team meetings, anniversaries, birthdays, social events, engagement parties, small business gatherings, networking events

Foxhole Lounge

The Sienna

Private dining with nine-foot windows that bring southern natural light and a friendly ambiance. This space is excellent for small celebrations, offering high ceilings and beautiful natural light.

Size: 489 sq. ft.

Capacity: Seated: 32 guests

Great For: Private dinners, birthday celebrations, family gatherings, small corporate meetings and dinners, showers, engagement parties

The Fennec Venue Amenities

  • Catering and Beverage Services: Full-service on-site catering and beverage tier selections
  • AV Systems: State-of-the-art audio and visual sound systems with superior acoustics
  • Decor: Tables, high-tops, linens, chairs, china, stemware, silverware, café lights, stage, sound systems, and custom lighting
  • Staff: Experienced staff with meticulous attention to detail, including our chef and culinary team, events coordinator and team, and AV production manager
  • Valet Parking

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Booking Next Steps

Planning an event may seem like a huge undertaking. Trust us, here at The Fennec, we know how much goes into making your event perfect. We talked to Ashley Carraway, our Events Manager, and asked a few questions on what planning an event with our team is like! She gave us great feedback that addresses most of our client’s main concerns in this brief FAQ!

FAQ

The first step in planning an event at The Fennec is to reach out via our website, email, or phone. We will discuss guest count and overall vision to see which room would be best for your event! There is no need to come fully prepared, as we are excited to talk through ideas and plans!
Once you have signed your contract and secured your venue, the next step is to start putting together your ideal menu! You will work with our sales manager to create a customized menu for your event.
We offer food, beverage, and valet packages, as well as a built-in after-party option.
“The Fennec is a great venue to book because we are streamlined and have so many things to offer here in the building,” says Ashley. “From AV to linens to catering, we have everything you need for a successful event! You also have a team behind you that goes above and beyond for a positive guest experience!” And have you tried the food? Our talented team of chefs are making their name for having such great event food!

Contact Us

The Fennec welcomes newcomers and locals alike in the Magic City with a progressive spirit focused on putting customers first in a beautiful southern, historic atmosphere. Are you ready to plan your next event with The Fennec? Reach out to us today to discuss how we can make your occasion truly remarkable. We look forward to bringing your dream event to life!

The Fennec
1630 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
205-994-9284
rholley@thefennecbham.com

Open to large events 7 days a week!

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1630 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

205-994-9284