The Sonnet House Est. 2007

1487 Montevallo Road Southwest, Leeds, Alabama

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Compose an artfully arranged assembly of your festive friends at this proverbial ode to "marry-making."
One of Birmingham, Alabama's premiere wedding venues, it started off as the McLaughlin family farm, sweetly set near the Little Cahaba River.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Church / Chapel / Temple
Garden
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Creek
Forest
Landscaped Grounds
Street
Meadow/Field
Style
Rustic
Vintage
Classic
Garden Party
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Built in 1918, The Sonnet House is centered on 18 acres and borders the Little Cahaba Creek & Highway 119. The main house has 3 levels and over 6,000 square feet of space. On the bottom floor you may find details such as: food buffets/stations, cakes, beverages, and guest seating. Also available are separate private suites upstairs for the bridal party, and grooms party to get dressed and ready in. A common room is available on the 2nd floor and is a great place for the wedding party and family to co-mingle in between pictures and before the ceremony. In addition to the main house, we have a 2,100 square foot reception hall. The Reception Hall was built as a back up plan for outdoor weddings, and is great for additional indoor event space. The back of the main house and the entrance to the reception hall share a 1,500 square foot patio, great for outdoor entertaining. In addition to the shared patio, the reception hall offers an additional outdoor space known as the courtyard. The courtyard is a great location for events having a cocktail hour, passed hors d'oeuvres, or even extra seating for your guests.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $1,750 to $30

Additional Charges

Additional fees would apply for Event Staff, and Security.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
500
Buffet
500
Standing
500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2007
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
Venue Features
The Scene:
Below is a virtual tour link of the property. https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Sonnet+House/@33.530355,-86.568989,3a,75y,114.5h,90t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sLe_6EXQ5i5YAAAQXL_sSnQ!2e0!3e2!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x56e82b12da847290
Standout Venue Features:
We were featured on the Knot.com as the venue for the "wedding of the week" in Spring 2014
Extra Perks:
Included with the venue fee is event coordination for the wedding and reception.
VENDOR VERIFIED TIPS

Our verified and highly qualified Vendors that have hosted, designed, photographed, coordinated an event here would love to give you a few tips for your event here. We allow for Vendors reviews and tips, but do not allow any negative comments. If we receive 3 verified negative reviews the venue will be removed.


I am the manager and booking coordinator for Cahaba River Strings, a professional string ensemble that play for events throughout the Birmingham area. We play for about seventy weddings/events each year and I can honestly say that of all the venues we play, the Sonnet House is our absolute favorite. The staff and organizers are professional and easy to work with. We always know that the ceremony will go smoothly and according to plan, which is very important to us as the musicians for timing and song selection during the ceremony. There is always a shaded and protected space for us to play for the outdoor ceremonies and a beautiful chapel in case of inclement weather. I can't recommend their amazing setting and their staff enough.

Dec 22nd, 2014
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