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The Pavilion



Corporate Events


Charity Functions

The Pavilion

More than 4,000 square feet of rustic stone, The Pavilion sits next door to Tuscaloosa's iconic Cypress Inn Restaurant and both overlook the beautiful Black Warrior River. Rich woodwork and natural hues are revealed by large iron chandeliers suspended from towering, beamed ceilings. Floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors allow for entertaining on the riverfront – without the threat of a summer shower or wintry mix. Multiple level terraces, trickling fountains and covered decks and patios invite conversation outdoors. Manicured paths beckon guests to enjoy beautifully manicured gardens along the water’s edge.

The Pavilion’s graceful and spacious design epitomizes convenience and flexibility for a variety of events including weddings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, charity functions, banquets, holiday parties and more.


Seated: 200 (full, wall-to-wall)

Partially Seated: 280

Standing Only: 350 (no tables or chairs)


The Pavilion is ideal for a buffet style food service. We will work with you to create a custom menu to coordinate with your event.

No outside food vendors, caterers, or beverages (including alcohol) allowed with the exception of specialty cakes unless they are a licensed caterer and approved by Cypress Inn Pavilion Managers. 

Rental Rates (4 Hours)

Monday - Wednesday Events - $750 Rental Fee

  • Four Hours Event Time 

Thursday Events  - $1,000 Rental Fee

  • Four Hours Event Time 

Monday - Thursday Sorority Events - $2,000 Rental Fee

  • Four Hours Event Time 

Friday or Saturday - $3,000 Rental Fee

  • Four Hours Event Time

Friday & Saturday Weddings - $4,500 Rental Fee

  • Four Hours Event Time (Both Days)

Sunday Events - $1,500 Rental Fee

  • Four Hours Event Time

Wedding Add-Ons

  • Outdoor Arbor Ceremony - $500

  • Indoor Ceremony with Ceremony Chairs - $500 

  • Bridal Suite - $300

  • Stage Rental - $500

  • Additional Hours - 10% of Rental Fee per Each Additional Hour

  • Beige Chair Covers - $2 per Chair

  • Black or Beige Linen - $10 per Linen (120's) / $12 per Linen (132's)

  • Black or Beige Linen Napkins - $2 per Linen

  • Cake Cutting - $75 for One Cake / $130 for Two Cakes (Includes: plates forks, & napkins)

  • Outside Caterer - 30% of Vendor's Catering Invoice 

Included in Rental Fee:  One hour to decorate before event, bridal suite (if Cypress Pavilion hosts your ceremony), tables, chairs, buffet tables, white linens, Wi-Fi, open floor for dance area, wireless microphones, podium, projectors and screens, set up & break down, clean up, one hour rehearsal the day before your ceremony (if Cypress Pavilion hosts your ceremony)

Deposit & Payment
  • Rental Fee and Signed Contract Required to Reserve Date and Time

  • Rental Fee is Non-Refundable 

  • All Event Charges (food charges, add-ons, etc.) Must Be Received No Later than 14 Business Days Prior to Event

  • Credit/Debit Cards will be charged a 3% convenience fee

  • Each event is required to have no less than 2 staff members at a charge of $125 per staff member.

  • Each additional staff member is required for every 25 guests and is charged $125


Due to an increase in damages to our venue, we are now requiring a $500 damage deposit ​.

  • This includes but is not limited to, damage caused by various types of decorations (candle wax, hanging of décor, or glass objects) used in and around the Cypress Inn property. 

  • Deposit will be charged to the responsible party whose credit card is on file.

  • Charges will not be applied until after the event , and pending assessment of excessive or unnecessary clean up. A manager will notify the responsible party before any charges are applied.

  • You will be charged replacement value if anyone from your event steals anything from the venue

  • You will be responsible to replace anything that is damaged or destroyed during the event

  • Cancellations Must be Received in Writing 30 days prior to your function in order to receive a refund any payments made toward the event excluding the initial rental payment, which is non-refundable. 

  • No Refund on Rental Fee

  • All Alcohol Must be Provided and Served by The Cypress Inn Pavilion staff in Compliance with State Law

  • Absolutely NO ALCOHOL May be Brought On Premise

  • Bar Set Up Includes Bartender, Plastic Serving Ware, & Napkins

  • We Recommend 1 Bar Per 75-100 Guests

  • Bar Set Up Cost: $125 Per Bar

  • Security Requirements are Assessed Per Event

  • Additional Security Charges are Paid by Venue Renter

  • Cypress Inn Pavilion Reserves the Right to Require Extra Security When Deemed Necessary

DJs, Bands, Entertainment
  • All Bands, DJs & Other Entertainment Must be Approved in Advance by Cypress Inn Pavilion's Managers

Flowers & Decor
  • Decorations Must be Approved in Advance

  • Decorations May NOT be Stapled, Taped, Tacked or Nailed to Any Part of the Building

  • Floating Candles May be Used on Guest and Food Tables

  • All Evening Events Must End no Later than 1:30 AM

  • No Private Events May Charge a "Cover Fee", Per City of Tuscaloosa Ordinance

Questions & Rentals
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