April 24, 2019

Elyton Hotel: A Premiere Hotel in the Heart of Birmingham, Alabama

As Birmingham and Nashville Wedding Videographers, we have the opportunity to see some amazing hotels across the southeast, and the Four Diamond Award-winning Elyton Hotel was no exception. When we saw the stunning architecture and exceptional personality of the staff and space, we knew we had to share it with you!

Elyton Hotel - Birmingham Alabama

The History of the Elyton Hotel

The Elyton hotel is one of Birmingham’s finest hotels, named after Elyton, Alabama the original name of the city of Birmingham. The hotel is located at 1928 First Avenue North. The Elyton hotel sits in the historic Empire building that is a symbol of the golden era of Birmingham’s great industrial and manufacturing history. The Empire building was built in 1909 and now hosts the 16-story four-star boutique hotel. At the corner of 20th Street and First Avenue North, where the Elyton now sits, was known as the heaviest corner on earth. It gained this title because of the four major banks that sat on the intersection’s corners.

About the Elyton Hotel

The Elyton Hotel invites you to, “experience modern indulgences at the intersection of urbane intelligence and uncommon cultivation.” The hotel combines the history of the building with modern amenities and design features. As you enter, the lobby showcases the historic nature of the building with the original beautiful marble staircase. Every single room at the Elyton hotel is unique because of the age of the hotel. The designers wanted to add a modern flare with yellow accents in the guest rooms, while keeping the unique touches of the building’s history.

Hosting a Wedding at the Elyton Hotel

The Elyton is the perfect place to host an intimate Birmingham wedding or classic rehearsal dinner. It also is the perfect hotel for your guests and wedding party to stay for a downtown wedding. Featuring 111 standard guest rooms and 6 suites, it has options for everyone.

Of the suites, 3 are junior king suites and 1 queen double (Executive) suite, 1 one-bedroom suite, and 1 Presidential suite. The one-bedroom suite is what many brides choose to get ready in on their wedding day. This room features big windows with a lot of natural light, full-length mirrors and a large backlit mirror in the bathroom.
Guest Room at The Elyton Hotel in Birmingham Alabama

The hotel is a short walk to Birmingham’s best offerings from Railroad Park to the beautiful Piztiz Food Hall. It is also minutes away from amazing wedding and event venues such as B&A Warehouse, Roots and Revelry, McWane Science Center, and the Alabama Theatre. So the location is perfect to host your dream wedding event. Because of the history of Birmingham and the unbeatable location, the Elyton is the perfect place to reserve rooms for your out of town wedding guests.

Guest Room at The Elyton Hotel in Birmingham Alabama

The Yard: The Signature Restaurant

Their signature restaurant, The Yard is the Elyton’s formal dining option. The Yard is open for breakfast and dinner Monday – Saturday and opens for brunch on Sunday. The restaurant focuses on excellent food with the freshest ingredients. This is the perfect location to host your wedding rehearsal dinner surrounded by your closest family and friends or your post-wedding brunch.

The Yard Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama

Moonshine: The Stunning Rooftop Bar

Moonshine is the Elyton’s stunning rooftop bar, located on the 17th floor of the hotel. From the bar, you can see all across Birmingham from Railroad Park to Vulcan. It is the perfect place to grab a drink, a woodfire pizza, and sit by the fire pit. If you are having an intimate elopement or a smaller wedding, this is the place for you. Rentals are available for the entire bar or just a portion for your wedding or private event. You can get married overlooking the beautiful and historic Birmingham skyline, or host a private party at the rooftop bar!

Moonshine Rooftop Bar in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham’s second Autograph Collection Hotel: The Elyton surpasses all expectations. From the rooftop bar to the beautiful guest rooms, it is the perfect place to relax. The hotel advertises modern indulgence combined with urbane intelligence, and they certainly meet those expectations. Situated in the heart of downtown, the hotel delivers on these promises and more. The Elyton is the perfect place to rest on business or pleasure, as well as the perfect place to party for your wedding or next event!

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