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||The Civic Center offers catering, ticketing and event staff options at very reasonable costs. It is only 13 miles to Bessemer , and the venue notes accessibility by train, bus and shuttle.|
Convenient transportation can also be arranged through Bessemer Taxi Cabs and Executive Shuttle Network. The Bessemer Civic Center sits in the heart of The Marvel City; a city built on the hard work of the steel industry, and that prides itself in the preservation of its many historical hidden gems.
Bessemer Civic Center, Alabama is an ideal meeting space, boasting 13,000 sq ft of meeting space and six meeting rooms starting at 540 sq ft. The two largest spaces are the Main Hall and the East Meeting Room.
About the Bessemer Civic Center
‘Foodie’ visitors are within six miles of the state’s most renowned restaurants: Upscale restaurant, The Bright Star is Alabama’s oldest family owned restaurant, opened in 1907. It is known for their Snapper & Steak and signature seafood gumbo. Urbanspoon recognized them as one of Birmingham’s Best Restaurants, and CNN named them one of America’s Best Historic Restaurants. Bob Sykes BBQ offers a more casual experience, serving slow-fired hickory-smoked barbecue pork and chicken since 1957. They were voted best barbecue sauce in the 2014 Alabama BBQ Bracket. The Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival is every May at Debardeleben Park, also a short ride from the Civic Center.
During event downtime, there is plenty more to do for all interests: History Buffs can take their pick of Bessemer’s many historical sites: Bessemer Hall of History, the McAdory House or Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, to name a few. Blues fans must visit the last juke joint in Alabama, Gip’s Place, a tin-roof blues shack cramming in sixty or so fans on a show night to see aspiring young artists sit shoulder to shoulder with the pros. Seasoned golfers can experience a part of the Robert Trent Jones Trail via the Oxmoor Valley Golf Course is a 54-hole must-see. A trip to Alabama’s premiere theme and water park, Alabama Splash Adventure is the way to go for event attendees with families in tow. And if shopping is on the list, Bessemer Flea Market is the place to find the most interesting take-home items.