Available for Purchase: Gabrella Manor - A Full-Service Wedding & Events Venue, Birmingham, Alabama
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Available for Purchase: Gabrella Manor - A Full-Service Wedding & Events Venue, Birmingham, Alabama

Gabrella Manor is an award-winning wedding venue located in Birmingham, Alabama. After 26 years of successful ownership, it is time for this legacy to be continued by the next steward. This incredible buying opportunity is for the real estate, all chattel associated with the business as well as all future bookings that are in place making this a true turn-key acquisition. Call 800-476-3939 to schedule your appointment.


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Available for Purchase

Gabrella Manor

A Full-Service Wedding & Events Venue


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8912 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35206

We are thrilled to present a rare and lucrative opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs or seasoned investors in the thriving wedding industry. Gabrella Manor, a renowned & successful full-service wedding venue, is being offered as a turn-key investment with immediate cash flow, seamlessly transitioning all existing bookings and clientele to the fortunate new owner.

Conveniently situated just north of the Birmingham airport within city limits, Gabrella Manor occupies a sprawling 5-acre estate. The property features a vintage and elegant 1938 Spanish Colonial Revival home, historically known as The Bundy House is adorned with a terra cotta roof & turreted entry way with patios and terraces. Interior features large rooms designed for entertaining, murals and stained-glass windows throughout, a grand staircase, arches and columns, tile flooring and artistic tile scenes in fireplaces. Adjoining the home is an event pavilion, a charming arbor, a romantic courtyard, and ample on-site parking. The captivating natural landscape provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable events.

Behind the scenes, Gabrella Manor boasts numerous workspace areas, fully equipped kitchens, and abundant storage areas, ensuring the seamless execution of successful events. The property has been under the same ownership for an impressive 26 years, a testament to its enduring success and impeccable reputation.


-Comprehensive Services-

Gabrella Manor is a true one-stop shop for wedding planning and execution. The services offered include:

  • Wedding planning and coordination
  • Floral design
  • Event set-up and breakdown for stress-free enjoyment.
  • Bar and beverage packages
  • Décor rentals to customize the venue to any vision
  • Catering services and cake set-up
  • Sound technician services for flawless audio experiences
  • Photography


-Venue Highlights-

  • On-site owner or manager's apartment
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Capacity to accommodate up to 250 guests
  • Abundant storage and plenty of room to accommodate all aspects of the business
  • All furnishings & equipment
  • Existing bookings into 2025 to be included


-The Arbor-

Captivating outdoor ceremony space crafted for visions of simple natural beauty and grand expressions.

  • Primary use – ceremonies
  • Spacious raised platform with lush light filled vines framing the ceremony
  • Expansive steps to accommodate even the largest wedding in picturesque style
  • Flagstone walkways for the center and side aisles
  • Guest seating for 10 - 200 with romantic café lighting overhead
  • Beautifully appointed with outstanding possibilities for unique décor to create a special ambiance
  • Also used for graduation ceremonies, music videos, and receptions
  • Sound gazebo for equipment and musicians, built in outdoor speakers


-The Courtyard-

Intimate outdoor space curated for those fairy tale moments of wedding day.

  • Primary use – pre wedding gathering and casual reception seating
  • Also wonderful for ceremonies with up to 100 guests
  • Splendid setting for reception or rehearsal dining for up to 60 guests
  • Graceful, curved staircase with colorful tiled steps and wrought iron banister
  • Evergreen vines covering the walls for magical ambiance.
  • Outdoor fireplace, elevated platform, and stained-glass windows looking into the courtyard.
  • Captivating haven at the center of the estate and home


-The Pavilion-

5,200± SF of permanent structural tent with 3,200± square feet of deck flooring, 2,000± square feet of raised patio, shaded walkway to guest parking, and directly adjoining the home

  • Primary use – receptions and built-in rain plan for ceremonies
  • Open air in the warm weather months with permanent deck flooring and structural tent roof
  • Enclosed and heated in the winter months
  • Warm café lighting and elegant iron chandeliers
  • Generous capacity for up to 200 guest and multiple setup options


-Inside the Home-

Large spacious rooms for easy guest access and gracious architectural details everywhere.

The Great Room is stunning. There are stained glass windows on three sides, an incredible tile fireplace, oak parquet flooring, and gracefully turned columns leading to the Dining Room. The Dining Room is crowned with a large crystal chandelier, fresco landscape painting and a beautiful European style plaster ceiling. The sunken living area is most often used for the buffet tables, which can be positioned creatively according to menu and service level. But it is most beautiful for intimate ceremonies (up to 50 guests) or small seated dinner gatherings (up to 35).

A wide hall with unpolished Italian marble flooring in a basketweave pattern and the grand staircase leads to the Club Room, most often used for cakes and desserts. It boasts a built-in bar (now used for coffee service), tile fireplace and mantle, and even more stained-glass windows. The large plate glass window looking into the courtyard is a stunning showcase for wedding cakes.

The upstairs rooms are designated for all the “getting ready” activities that wedding day demands. The Gabrella Room is usually host to the bride and her entourage. Originally the master suite, it has a two-level main room, dressing area with built in “beauty” mirrors, and large restroom. The balcony outside of the Gabrella Room is commonly host to the bride and groom’s dinner to allow privacy while still enjoying the view of their beloved guests below.

The Manor Room caters to the groom and his friends, with a card table and big sturdy chairs, also with an adjoining restroom. The Parlor is a multi-use space that works well for pre-wedding repasts and a haven for family members during the hustle of preparations.


-Other Areas-

The original breakfast room is now used as the office for planning and coordination. The original kitchen is now used as a bar prep area. A lovely back porch was transformed into the floral workshop. An additional building housing a well-equipped catering kitchen and laundry area with storage was added in 2000.


This is a unique opportunity to acquire a well-established business and income-producing property. The sellers are willing to stay on for a transition and training period to add even more value to this purchase.  



2% Buyer Agent Commission AvailablePlease see the Broker Compensation Form under this property’s Documents tab.

Property Tours: Call 800-476-3939 to schedule your appointment.

Click HERE to read an AL.com article from 1/25/2024.

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To bid, you must be of legal age to enter into a contract to purchase real estate (18 in most states, 21 in others). If you are in doubt about the legal age to enter a contract in your state, please consult with competent legal counsel before bidding. All bids are placed in US DOLLARS.





  1. All bids shall be deemed pending unless and until duly accepted by the auctioneer.
  2. If there is more than one high bid at the same level (a tie bid), the bid first submitted will be honored.
  3. All bids are accepted at the sole discretion of the auctioneer.  The winning bidder is deemed the bidder that places the bid that is accepted by the auctioneer.
  4. All decisions of the auctioneer are final as to the methods of bidding, disputes among bidders, increments of bidding and any other matters that may arise before, during, or after the auction.  Auctioneer reserves the right to deny any person to participate in the auction or expel anyone from the auction who attempts to disrupt the auction. The auctioneer reserves the right to sell the property in any manner so desired. Individual purchases are to be considered as singular and are not contingent upon the sale of any other properties.
  5. All announcements made prior to the conclusion of the auction supersede any prior oral or written statements. On behalf of the seller, the auction company may, at its discretion, change or modify any part of the sales contract or terms and conditions of sale at any time prior to execution of sales contract without further notice to any bidder/purchaser.
  6. The auctioneer has the sole and absolute discretion to advance the bidding on behalf of the seller, including the discretion to reject any bid which the auctioneer believes, does not advance the auction and/or is injurious to the auction. Bids that may be rejected include without limitation bids that appear to the auctioneer to be nominal, suspicious and/or suspect.
  7. The seller reserves the right to add, delete or sell all or a portion of the property prior to auction. This auction listing may be modified, withdrawn, or postponed at the seller’s discretion, for any reason, without notice to any bidder/purchaser at any time prior to or during the sale.
  8. Neither the company providing the software, nor the auction company or seller shall be held responsible for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason, including but not limited to any internet connection failures.
  9. All registration information the bidder provides shall be current, complete, and accurate. All bidders are responsible for any bids placed under their bidder accounts/number and passwords. The security of bidder information is the responsibility of the bidder. Bidders must notify auction company if they believe that their bidder account/number and password have been compromised.
  10. All properties will be selling subject to seller approval unless otherwise stated.
  11. By using the “App” or registering to bid, you agree to all the terms and conditions and expressly acknowledge and affirm that you have read and are familiar with the Online Bidding Terms, Terms and Conditions of Sale as well as all the disclaimers, conditions and all other related documents set forth in regard to the auction, property, and method of bidding.
  12. By placing a bid, you acknowledge that your bid is a legally binding offer to purchase the property being auctioned.  Your bid (i.e., offer) may be accepted by the auctioneer, in which case a legally binding agreement will be in place between you and the auction company.
  13. The MaxBid function on the online bidding platform is private; however, it can be seen by the auctioneer.
  14. All documents will be in English. If an interpreter or translator is deemed necessary to translate any documents or information, it is the Purchaser’s sole responsibility.
  15. All transactions and currency will be in U.S. dollars.



A buyer’s premium will be added to the high bid price to determine the total contract price.



  1. A contingency-free contract must be executed by the purchaser immediately following the auction ending.
  2. The purchaser will deposit a non-refundable ten percent (10%) down payment of the total contract price in the form of a cashier's check or wire transfer with the remaining balance due at closing within 30 days as disclosed on the property's auction page and defined in the Terms and Conditions of Sale.
  3. Contract packages will be sent by email to the purchaser at the conclusion of the auction. The purchaser must execute and either fax, email, or hand-deliver the package back to auction company on auction day.



  1. Bidders are required to register to place bids by submitting a valid credit card. There is no charge to your credit card to register to bid. Real estate cannot be purchased using a credit card.
  2. Should the auction company require a registration amount in order to place bids on a property, this information (including the required amount and specific directions) will be disclosed on the property's auction page and defined in the Terms and Conditions of Sale. Should you not be the purchaser, your registration amount (minus any wire transfer fee) will be promptly returned. The registration amount, if required, will be applied toward the down payment.
  3. Bidder must be approved by auction company.



A service fee will apply to all payments made via wire transfer. For wire transfer instructions, please email auctioninfo@targetauction.com.



  1. It is agreed by all parties that in the event the Purchaser fails to close and pay the balance when due, Seller and Auction Company reserve all rights allowed by law and the Sales Contract, including a suit for damages, specific performance or cancellation of the transaction, with the Seller to retain the down payment. In the event of any breach of the terms of this agreement by Purchaser, the Seller will declare the Purchaser in default and Purchaser agrees that the escrow agent is expressly authorized and instructed to disburse the down payment without the requirement of any further approval or agreement from the Seller or Purchaser. Any action taken after Purchaser’s default shall be solely at the Seller’s option with all costs incurred by Seller being paid by the Purchaser. If any legal action is required to enforce this agreement, or to collect any fees or costs earned or advanced pursuant thereto, the Seller or Auction Company shall be entitled to recover any and all costs of such action, including, but not limited to, the expenses and court costs of the action and a reasonable attorneys fee.
  2. Closing/escrow agent shall disburse the Purchaser’s down payment to the Seller and Target Auction Company after the receipt of Seller’s written certification that the Purchaser’s Sales Contract has been terminated by reason of said Purchaser’s failure to cure a default in performance of Purchaser’s obligations herein. Closing/escrow agent may act in reliance upon any writing, instrument, or signature which it, in good faith, believes to be genuine, may assume the validity and accuracy of any statements or assertions contained in such writing or instrument and may assume that any person purporting to give any writing, notice, advice or instruction in connection with the provisions hereof has been duly authorized to do so. Closing/escrow agent shall not be liable in any manner for the sufficiency or correctness as to form, manner of execution, or validity of any written instructions delivered to it, nor as to the identity, authority, or rights of any person executing the same. The duties of closing/escrow agent shall be limited to the safekeeping of the down payment and the disbursement of same in accordance with the written instructions described above. Closing/escrow agent undertakes to perform only such duties as are expressly set forth hereto, and no implied duties or obligations shall be read into this agreement against closing/escrow agent.



All bidding is open to the public.  The property is available to bidders/purchasers without regard to race, color, religion, sex familial status, national origin, or physical handicap.



The identity of all bidders will be verified, bidding privileges are provisional, and if complete verification is not possible, auction company reserves the right reject the registration and bidding activity is subject to termination.



Any person bidding on behalf of another person or entity must have a valid, legally enforceable, unexpired, Power of Attorney approved by auctioneer before the being approved to place bids.



  1. All online auctions are subject to extended bidding due to bidding activity.  Auction company reserves the right to adjust the auto extension time period or end the auction at any time.
  2. If you are outbid by another bidder, you will receive an email notice (unless bidder chose to have these disabled during registration).
  3. As the auction nears the ending time it will auto-extend until bidding is silent for a minimum of 2 minutes.
  4. The high bidder will be notified via email after the auction ends.




  1. The property is selling “AS IS, WHERE IS WITH ALL FAULTS” subject to, and any CONTRACT IS NOT CONTINGENT upon: any state of facts an accurate survey or personal inspection of the property may reveal, any existing or proposed rights-of-way, restrictive or protective covenants, easements, encroachments, rights or claims of parties in possession, zoning, building codes, permits, governmental agencies regulations, environmental conditions, wetlands, riparian, or littoral rights, flood zones, subdivision and HOA regulations, water rights or water access, mineral rights or reservations, leases or tenancies, suitability, merchantability, marketability, operability, tenant ability, habitability, income, soil condition, sink holes or percolation, safety and health codes, or fitness for a particular use or purpose, and subject to all title exceptions as set forth in the Title Commitment. No guarantees are given as to the availability of utilities or the permitted or allowable uses on the property. The seller or auction company have not made, do not make, and will not make, and hereby disclaim any representation or warranty, whether expressed or implied or statutory, whether oral or written, with respect to the property. Bidders are advised to independently verify all information deemed important. The bidder agrees all due diligence related to the property and its purchase will be completed and buyer will be satisfied with the results prior to placing a bid.
  2. It is the bidder’s sole responsibility to 1) review all property information; 2) independently verify any information deemed important including, but not limited to, information available in public records; and 3) inquire of public officials as to the applicability of and compliance with land use laws, health, sanitary, safety and fire codes, any environmental laws and regulations, and any other local, state or federal laws and regulations.
  3. All information contained in any and all promotional materials was provided by the seller and is believed to be correct; however, neither the seller nor the auction company makes any guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of such information.  Neither the seller nor the auctioneer is required to update any information.
  4. Neither the seller, its attorneys, any broker, nor the auction company shall be liable for any relief including damages, rescission, reformation, allowance or adjustments based on the failure of the property, including, but not limited to, amount of square feet, acreage, dimensions, maps, taxes, income, etc. or to conform to any specific standard or expectation, or any third-party documents or information.
  5. Any work performed by a potential bidder or on behalf of a potential bidder is solely at the expense and responsibility of the potential bidder.



In the event of a conflict with the Online Bidding Terms and the property specific Terms and Conditions of Sale that is located on the documents tab of the property’s auction page, the Terms and Conditions of Sale shall control the provision in conflict.