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The Tutwiler, Birmingham, Alabama

Photo: Jett Walker Photography


Standing with elegance and beauty in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, The Tutwiler offer’s guest traditional southern aesthetics within the modernity of the city. For the past 100 years, this hotel has been offering scrupulous travelers a starting place to experience all of the local attractions. Located near the legal district, The Tutwiler is walking distance from Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Birmingham Museum of Art. The Tutwiler is truly one of the South’s wonderful old hotels. It’s modern amenities combined with a certain old fashioned charm make it the ideal venue for a traditional southern wedding.

Photo: Eric & Jamie Photography




The Tutwiler’s Signature Style – Being surrounded by so much profound history and art has clearly influenced the design team behind the Tutwiler’s signature style. The lobby alone is picture perfect. Historic photographs hang on the walls, an original marble staircase leads to a grand blue velvet banquette sofa and is all capped off by ornate decorative ceilings.

Photo: Eric & Jamie Photography

Specialty Suites – The suites floor to ceiling windows and French doors fill the rooms with natural light and offer unbeatable city views. Beautiful mahogany furniture and luxury textiles are met with any modern amenity a traveler may need. Enjoy The Tutwiler’s complimentary high speed Wi-Fi as you relax on the balcony or nestled in front of a beautiful fireplace.


Plenty of Room – Southerners are known for hosting huge weddings and The Tutwiler is fully prepared to accommodate. Offering 149 guest rooms, there will plenty of space for all of the out of town guests.

Photo: Jett Walker Photography

One Stop Shop – From rehearsal dinners, bridal brunches, ceremonies, and receptions, The Tutwiler can host it all. Ceremonies on The Veranda are picturesque and receptions in the ballrooms are filled with the same natural light and level of elegance found in the specialty suites.

Photo: Jett Walker Photography

On Site Vendors – The hotel employs a team of incredible wedding planners who will assist in curating every detail while The Tutwiler Bar & Grill offers exclusive catering that will not disappoint.


My families experience at The Tutwiler was no less than magical and one we will remember for a lifetime. Upon our arrival, we were met with a digital wedding announcement on the wall of the lobby featuring my beautiful cousin and her soon to be husband. Our entire group booked a floor of suites for the weekend and enjoyed so many fond memories. The suites are spacious with plenty of room for siblings, cousins, and friends to visit and get ready for the days events. We celebrated the night away in The Continental Ballroom on the 8th floor, which had been decorated to perfectly match my cousin’s wedding invitations. A particularly fond moment was spent in The Kings Suite. With the French doors open, fresh air and sun pouring in, all of the girl cousins gathered on the king sized bed, chatting and giggling about the events of the night before. All to say, The Tutwiler is a wonderful and grand hotel, filled with luxury and charm, and the perfect place for a traditional southern wedding.

By Scottie Key Watson

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