Meeting Facilities

Is it time to plan your next meeting?  Choose the Tuscaloosa for a winning combination of unique meeting venues, museums and attractions, superb dining and comfortable hotels.  From 10 to 10,000+ we have just the right place for almost any event!

Imagine listening to your keynote speakers in the historic Foster Auditorium, or having your opening night reception among Dinosaurs from the Ice Age and the Coal Age at Smith Hall’s Grand Gallery.  Enjoy your closing night dinner and festivities along the banks of the beautiful Black Warrior River at the Tuscaloosa River Market or the Cypress Inn Pavilion.  If you can envision it….we can create it!

Contact Tina Jones, Director of Corporate and Group Tourism to find the perfect combination of service and style today at 205.391.0957, 800.538.8696 or via email at


Bama Belle

1 Greensboro Ave. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The Bama Belle is a modern day replica of the grand paddlewheel riverboats that graced the nation’s riverways in the early 1900′s. Today, you can experience the same magical, romantic, nostalgic celebration of the American spirit on the Bama Belle, a grand Alabama attraction. Capacity 150+.


Bama Theatre or

600 Greensboro Ave. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The Bama Theatre has been a Tuscaloosa feature since 1938 and continues as a venue for entertainment and art. Located downtown, it is a 1,064 seat multi-use facility that can hold wide range of events from weddings to concerts.


Belk Activity Center

2101 Bowers Park Drive. Tuscaloosa, AL

The Jerry Belk Activity Center, located in Bowers Park, opened in August 1997. Features include 2 gyms (one with multipurpose flooring & one with conventional hardwood flooring), a suspended walking track overlooking the gym (1/10 mile), a cardiovascular fitness area, a community room, an aerobics/fitness/dance room, 2 multipurpose rooms and a catering kitchen.

Best Value Inn Tuscaloosa

3501 McFarland Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Offers a space that will seat up to 45 people.

Best Western Park Plaza

3801 McFarland Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Conveniently located off Interstate 59 and 20, this facility offers a meeting space that can accommodate 35.


Bryant Conference Center

240 Paul Bryant Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

The Bryant Conference Center (BCC) is West Alabama’s premier meeting facility. Located in Tuscaloosa in the heart of the University of Alabama campus, the BCC is your flexible meeting alternative. We are a state-of-the art facility with the ability to accommodate groups from 2 to 1000.


Chuck’s Fish


508 Greensboro Ave. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Upstairs area hold 100 people seated or 200 for a cocktail party


Coleman Coliseum

323 Paul w Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

University of Alabama. Home court of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide basketball team. Coleman Coliseum seats up to 16,058 and can be converted for many events.

Country Inn and Suites

323 Paul w Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Meeting space for up to 20 people.

Courtyard by Marriott

4115 Courtney Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

This newly renovated Courtyard hotel is located off I-20 and I-59, near Stillman College, the University of Alabama and Bryant Denny Stadium. This Tuscaloosa hotel features free Wi-Fi and 32″ flat-screen TVs in every guest room. Indoor Pool and fitness room offered. For holding events, it offers versatile space hosting up to 40 people.


Cypress Inn

501 Rice Mine Road North Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Located on the Black Warrior River, Cypress Inn has beautiful riverfront views combined with quality southern cuisine and friendly service, which has made it a premiere casual dining establishment in Tuscaloosa. The Cypress Inn takes great pride in using only original recipes featuring the freshest ingredients.


Cypress Inn Loft

502 Greensboro Ave. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Located at 502 Greensboro Avenue at the corner of University. This second floor space is conveniently located downtown with a large free parking lot directly across the street. The space can hold over 120 guests seated/250 standing reception. The venue features exposed brick walls and views of downtown Tuscaloosa. There is plenty of room for a band, dance floor, bars & buffets.


Cypress Inn Pavillion

501 Rice Mine Road North Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Opening in Spring of 2012. The Cypress Pavilion will feature: Beautiful river views, Private Bridal Suite, Outdoor Arbor for ceremonies, Outdoor deck & patios, Audio visual 4000 sq feet of event space, Built in stage, Skylights,Tables, chairs & linens. Currently booking for 2012 weddings and events.


Ferguson Center

751 Campus Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Located on the University of Alabama campus. This large complex is the Student Center for the University of Alabama. In addition to ballroom seating from 70 to 900 and nine smaller breakout rooms, it offers several restaurants and a gift shop.


Foster Auditorium

Located on the University of Alabama campus. A historical landmark on the University of Alabama campus, this facility offers seating for 3,200.


Frank Moody Music Building

Located on the University of Alabama campus. Renowned for its acoustical integrity, this building has hosted numerous musicians of international reputation. The main auditorium seats 938. The smaller Recital Hall offers tiered seating and seats for about 120.

Hampton Inn

Interstate Drive. A brand new property features a meeting room for 30 and a conference room for 12.

Contact 205-562-9000.

Hilton Garden Inn

800 Hollywood Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

I-20/59, exit 71

The latest edition of meeting space in the Tuscaloosa area has 1200 square feet of meeting space along with a private boardroom.


Hotel Capstone

320 Paul W. Bryant Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Reservations: 205-752-3200 or Catering and Banquets: 205-343-1101

Hotel Capstone is ideally located on the University of Alabama’s lovely Tuscaloosa campus and offers the perfect spot for business or pleasure. Plan a meeting or event with us, and enjoy 8,300 sq. ft. of meeting space. Come and enjoy a unique and luxurious brand of Southern hospitality at our University of Alabama lodging.


L & N Station

301 Greensboro Ave Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Historic Old Train Station remodeled available for special events. Full catering services available. Flexible set-up for up to 300. Banquets, receptions and reunions. Located downtown at 301 Greensboro Avenue. can hold up to 300. Call 248.8386.


McAbee Community Center

3801 Loop Road Tuscaloosa, AL 34504

The Leroy McAbee, Sr. Activity Center, situated adjacent to the VA hospital, opened April 1, 1998. Features include a gym with multipurpose flooring, a cardiovascular fitness area, a community room, an aerobics/dance room, a multipurpose room, a meeting room, a spacious courtyard/patio, a catering kitchen, and the Dr. James R. Dockery Indoor Therapeutic/Fitness Pool.


McDonald Hughes Community Center

3101 Martin Luther King Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Center features include a gym with multipurpose flooring, a cardiovascular/fitness area, a large multipurpose banquet hall that divides into two separate areas, a conference room, multipurpose rooms, a craft room, a catering kitchen and a commercial kitchen. Three outdoor regulation ball fields are located in the park adjacent to the center.


Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center

11 Mercedes Dr

Meeting space available after hour receptions, groups up to 300. Automotive exhibit open for events. Catering available.


Morgan Auditorium

University of Alabama

Enjoy the charm and grace of the early 1900′s in this completely original theater. Used by the University of Alabama for theater productions and other presentations requiring a stage, this facility seats as many as 600.

Nelson B. Jones Riverbend Lodge


The Nelson B. Jones Riverbend Lodge offers comfort and simple elegance in a beautiful natural setting. For complete facility and rental information, call Moundville Archaeological Park.

Northport Civic Center

3500 McFarland Blvd., Northport.

Meeting space with six meeting rooms, 6,000 sq ft exhibition hall.


McFarland Boulevard. This restaurant offers 2 banquet rooms that seat 30 to 60.


Paul W. Bryant Museum

300 Paul W. Bryant Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

The Paul W. Bryant Museum is dedicated to educating and inspiring a universal audience about the significant contributions and accomplishments of University of Alabama collegiate athletes. Visiting the museum, relive past glory and prepare for success yet to come. We offer the Circle of Champions to extend the Paul W. Bryant Museum experience year-round.


Phelps Community Center

2200 Rock Quarry Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

The Mary Ann Phelps Activity Center, located in Rock Quarry Park, includes a community room and outdoor patio with scenic views of Lake Tuscaloosa, a catering kitchen, 2 meeting rooms, an aerobics/dance room, a suspended walking track (1/16 mile), a gym with multipurpose flooring and 2 fitness/cardiovascular rooms.

Ramada Inn

631 Skyland Boulevard East Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

The Ramada Inn Tuscaloosa is a limited service 74-room property located 2 blocks from Interstate Highways 59 and 20. We are approximately five miles from the University of Alabama and two miles from theaters, nightclubs, restaurants and shopping. Meeting and banquet rooms are available for up to 75 people.

Rowan-Johnson Building

University of Alabama

This attractive, tiered theater is used by the University of Alabama dance and theater productions. Seats 250.Ryan’s Steakhouse

15th Street.

Offers a large space that can seat up to 100.


Shelton State Community College

9500 Old Greensboro Road Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

New state-of-the-art facility that offers classrooms that can seat 30-100, a recital hall, conference rooms for 12-50, and an Atrium. The atrium is available only on weekends. TV’s, VCR’s, overheads, slide screens, and podiums are all available upon request.


Smith Hall

Box 870340, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0340

Smith Hall is located on the northeast corner of the University of Alabama’s central Quadrangle. Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. Request for after-hours rental of the Grand Gallery, see website for more information and rental forms.

University of Alabama Music and Speech Auditorium

University of Alabama.

This University facility offers an auditorium that can accommodate 368.

VFW Post 6022


Ballroom area that seats 200. Dance floor, bandstand, bar facilities. Can also provide catering for parties.

Yellowhammer Inn and Conference Center

2700 Yacht Club Way NE Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

The Yellowhammer Inn and Conference Center offers 57 rooms that invoke southern charm with distinct hints of Tuscaloosa’s rich tradition, while providing perks that business and frequent travelers heartily appreciate. Our hospitality room holds up to 25 guests and our 700 square foot conference room can accommodate 16-20 guests. Elegant meeting center for 14 or more people, with exclusive balcony also available.


The Zone (North)

Bryant Denny Stadium, University of Alabama

920 Paul W Bryant Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The Zone-North was completed in 2006 as a part of the North End Zone Expansion. The Zone-North features an approximately 15,500 square foot heated and air-conditioned lounge area, accompanied by 1,690 outdoor chair-back stadium seats. The lounge area is equipped with comfortable restroom facilities and multiple flat-screen televisions.

*Anyone interested in purchasing seats in The Zone should contact the TIDE PRIDE Office at 205.348.6113 or by email at


The Zone (South)

It is time to plan your next meeting in the Tuscaloosa area. Your guests will enjoy state of the art meeting facilities, as well as, first class accommodations. Your meeting and convention participants will enjoy numerous attractions, museums, and fine dining.

For more information, please contact Beakie Powell at the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission at 1-800-538-8696 or 205-391-9200.