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A two-story glass and brick structure that can easily accommodate events from Broadway plays to banquets, the Bessemer Civic Center is within an hour’s drive of 1.75 million residents and within easy walking distance of 800 hotel rooms, several restaurants and a golf course.

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is only 20 minutes away and the Bessemer Airport, which accommodates corporate jets, is within a 10-minute drive. Our Main hall seats up to 1200 for entertainment events and 550 for banquets. Catering is provided at very reasonable costs. Other special services such as ticket printing, ushers, and stage hands also are available through the Civic Center office.

Our facility consists of a Main Hall, an East Meeting Room, a North Meeting Room, a South Meeting Room and a Mezzanine. Parking for events at the Civic Center is free. Civic Center parking can accomodate up to 500 vehicles.

The Civic Center is wifi accessible and handicapped accessible. The facility is easily accessible from Interstate 20/59 at exit 108 or the Academy Drive exit.


For booking please contact the Event Manager, John Bandy at (205) 424-7469 or via email at

Room rental rates are as follows (Rates are based on an event time of four hours):

Main Hall. Cost is $1,250 (Fridays and Saturdays) and $1,000 (Sundays thru Thursdays). 

East Meeting Room. Cost is $600 (Fri.-Sat.) and $500 (Sun.-Thur.). Holds up to 200 people. 

North Meeting Room. Cost is $300. Holds up to 50 people. 

South Meeting Room. Cost is $200. Holds up to 35 people. 

*Additional fees may apply. A deposit of half of the rental rate is required when booking. Full payment is due two weeks prior to your scheduled event.


Terry Dawson
1130 9th Avenue SW
Bessemer, Alabama 35022
tel: 205 424-7469 phone
tel: 205 424-9388 fax