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Special Functions

The Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens welcomes businesses, organizations and large parties to host your event at the Gardens before dusk during regular business hours. While the Magnolia Room may hold up to 80 guests, renting a tent provides opportunities to host larger parties outdoors in Bellingrath Gardens. Please call 251.459.8868 for available dates and pricing to organize your special function in the Gardens.

Vendor Rentals
  • When having an event in the Gardens, you are responsible for making and purchasing the necessary rentals for your group function. When placing your rental order, be sure to consider the following: tents, tables, chairs, tablecloths, napkins, plates, glasses, cups and utensils.
  • Bellingrath requires using a rental company from the list of our approved vendors. Please visit the Preferred Vendors page for information.
Reservations
  • Bellingrath requires a deposit of 25% of the total cost upon booking your event (including admission).
  • Payment in full is required at least 10 days prior to your event.
  • A full refund is given if your reservation is cancelled 60 or more days prior to your event. A 50% refund if cancelled within 31-60 days prior to your event. Events cancelled 30 or less days prior to your event will forfeit their entire deposit. 
Catering your Event
  • We recommend that you use one of our Preferred Vendors for catering, but if you would like to bring your own caterer, they must be a licensed company and approved in advance.
  • Bellingrath Gardens and Home currently holds an alcohol beverage license. Due to AL State Law, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

The Magnolia Room

The Magnolia Room is perfect for more intimate parties and events at Bellingrath. Located next to the Magnolia Café in the Exit Building, this space is available for rental daily from 8 AM – 5 PM. Ideal for company meetings, bridal showers, family reunions, birthday parties and other events, the Magnolia Room has more than 1,200 square feet and a maximum occupancy of 80 people.

For more information about renting the Magnolia Room, please call Jennifer Batchelder, Programs and Events Manager, at 251-459-8868.

Included in Magnolia Room Rental

Beverage service is included in the rental price of the Magnolia Room. Beverage service includes water, tea and coffee. Catering may be provided by Bellingrath Gardens and Home or one of Bellingrath’s preferred catering companies. To arrange catering from Bellingrath Gardens and Home, call 251.459.8865.

Admission to the Gardens is NOT included, however guests may purchase tickets at a discounted group rate at least 10 business days prior to the event date. Call 251.459.8868 to purchase group tickets.

Reservations

To reserve the Magnolia Room, a 50% deposit is required to hold the date with the balance to be paid no later than two weeks prior to the date of the event. In the event of a cancellation within up to five business days, a 25% cancellation fee is applied and 100% if forfeited thereafter. We strongly suggest having a meeting with Bellingrath staff and your caterer prior to your event.