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501 Rice Mine Rd N
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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The Pavilion



Corporate Events


Charity Functions

The Pavilion

More than 4000 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: 220 (full, wall-to-wall)

Partially Seated: 350

Standing Only: 454 (no tables or chairs)


The Pavilion is ideal for a variety of food service styles including formal dinners, chef-assisted carving stations, buffet service, family-style and pre-set 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. Click Here for Catering Menu Options

Rental Rates

Weddings & Saturday Events - $2500 Rental Fee

  • 6 Hours (Including Set Up and Break Down)

  • Main Pavilion for Reception

  • Bridal Suite

  • Outdoor Deck and Patio Area

  • Tables and Chairs - 6' Rectangle, Rounds, Cake Table (Including Set Up and Break Down)

  • $2500 Minimum Food and Beverage Spend

Wedding Add-Ons

  • Outdoor Arbor Ceremony - $500

  • Pavilion Ceremony - $500

  • Cake Cutting Fee - $75 First Cake/ $100 Two Cakes (Includes Plates, Forks and Napkins)

Friday & Sunday Events - $1500 Rental Fee

  • 6 Hours (Including Set Up and Break Down)

  • $1500 Minimum Food and Beverage Spend

Monday thru Thursday Evening Events - $1000 Rental Fee

  • 6 Hours (Including Set Up and Break Down)

  • $1000 Minimum Food and Beverage Spend

Monday thru Thursday Lunch Events - $550 Rental Fee

  • Event Must End By 4 pm

Additional Rental Time: $250 Per Hour

3 Hour rentals are also available starting at $225. Please contact the catering department for more details. 

Included in Rental Fee: Tables, Chairs, Floor-Length Linens, Set Up, Break Down, Clean Up

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

  • Cancellations Must be Received in Writing

  • No Refund on Rental Fee

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

  • Absolutely NO ALCOHOL May be Brought On Premise

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

  • All Bars will Close Thirty Minutes Prior to End of Event

  • We Recommend 1 Bar Per 75-100 Guests

  • Bar Set Up Cost: $100 Per Bar

  • Security Requirements are Assessed Per Event

  • Additional Security Charges are Paid by Venue Rentor

  • Cypress Inn Restaurant 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 Restaurant & Catering

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

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