170 North Foster St.
Dothan, AL 36301
334-944-2159
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Your Special Event Experts

At The Grand on Foster, we can bring your wedding and special event ideas to fruition. Our picturesque event location offers everything you can dream of to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests. Ever since we were established in 2010, our celebrations have been the talk of the Wiregrass area, and we want to keep it that way. The Grand on Foster has been involved in some of the most beautiful celebrations in Dothan, Alabama. Our professional coordinators and unique venue afford everything needed to create your perfect event.

We know how to create the perfect atmosphere for that special event in your life. No matter what your preferences or special requests might be, we can make them happen. Since opening, we have hosted countless celebrations in our unique and elegant Downtown Dothan event location. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.

The Grand on Foster is a perfect venue for a variety of events, functions and parties including:
  • Weddings
  • Receptions
  • Fundraisers
  • Meetings/Seminars
  • Dinner/Cocktail Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Graduation Parties
  • Baby/Bridal Showers
  • High School Proms
  • Fashion Shows
  • Photo Shoots

A Wedding Venue With Charm

Our team at The Grand on Foster understands the importance of a wedding day and knows how to make it the most memorable and perfect day for all those involved. We offer picturesque ceremony areas as well as a stunning reception space. Our Dothan venue affords everything needed to create a remarkable wedding event to remember forever.

We’ll be here every step of the way to make sure everything turns out exactly to your liking. There is nothing more important for your special event than knowing every detail is taken care of. Trust us with the details so you can relax and enjoy your big day. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Book our charming wedding venue today to make sure you get the best date available.

Beverage Services

All alcoholic beverages consumed on the property must be provided and served by Cheers Refreshments. Cheers Refreshments is an all-inclusive beverage vendor, providing alcohol, serving ware and bartenders to all contracted events.
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FAQs

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Curious about hosting your event or wedding at The Grand on Foster? Unclear about our services or the vendors we work with? We’re here to help. Below you’ll find some frequently asked questions we receive from many of our clients. If you still have more questions about our services, rates, or vendors, please contact us today and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.

How do I book a date at the Grand?

Call one of our experienced Event Coordinators or 334-944-2159 to set up a tour or consultation. A 50% deposit and signed contract is due upon booking a date at the Grand. The Grand can accept checks, credit cards, money orders, or cash as forms of payment. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event date. If the event date is less than one month away upon booking, the remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the event date.

How do I find out if my date is available?

You will need to call 334.944.2159 or one of our Event Coordinators for details.

What's the capacity of the Grand?

500

What's included in the rental of the Grand?

The rental fee of the entire downstairs facility includes: 24 tables of choice and 192 Chivari chairs. When rented as partial space, each ballroom includes: 12 tables of choice and 96 Chivari chairs. The rental of the Parlor includes 1 conference table with 8 chairs and a lounge area. The Courtyard rental includes 2 tables, 8 chairs and 1 couch, Ballroom tables and Chivari chairs may be used in the Courtyard. The Upstairs includes 15 – 8’ round tables, 120 chairs. All rentals include an Event Coordinator, kitchen access and in house sound

Who provides table linens, dishware, flowers, etc.?

It is left up to you to make arrangements with outside vendors to meet additional requests. Your Event Coordinator can provide you with a list of preferred vendors and suggestions, or click here for our recommendations.

Can I use the Grand's furniture for my event?

The Grand’s furniture may be used for decoration purposes. The interior furniture should not be moved but you are welcome to decorate it with flowers, lights, etc.

Can I tent The Courtyard?

No

Is air-conditioning and heating available in The Courtyard?

Standup patio heaters (much like the kind you see at sidewalk cafes) can be rented ($50 each). Fans are available to rent for $25.

Can we use an outdoor grill?

An open-flame grill is permitted provided that it is used outside only and used near the alley entrance.

Is there a dressing room?

Yes, the Parlor is used as a dressing room.

Where do guests enter?

Guests enter the space through the large double doors on North Foster Street below the awning.

How many bathrooms are there?

There are three bathrooms inside the Grand.

Is the Grand wheelchair-accessible?

The Grand has a wheelchair ramp leading into the space, as well as a handicapped-accessible bathroom.

Is someone from the Grand here during the event?

There are generally 2 personnel from the Grand available; the Event Coordinator and a Grand Staff personnel.

What does the Event Staff do?

Our on-site staff will be inside the Grand attending to duties before, during, and after the event. Prior to guests arriving, our host assists with setup in numerous ways, some of which include: ensuring all the Grand’s furniture is in place as directed in the floor plan; helping vendors with any questions or concerns upon arrival; directing deliveries to the proper area; assisting DJ/band/etc. with plugging into our speaker system; taking phone calls (guests calling for directions, etc); maintaining temperature control in the space; overseeing the in-house lighting; maintaining the cleanliness and supplies in the bathrooms; overseeing the general cleanliness of the space during the event; shutting down the facilities; etc.

Are there any restrictions on decorations?

Confetti, rice and sparklers are not allowed. Candles must be contained in a cup, hurricane lamp, or on a base. Items may not be placed in the fountain. Any ornamentation attached to brickwork must be done without nails, screws, or staples. Tape or other adhesives may not be used on The Courtyard’s flagstones.

What's the timing situation?

The rental rate guarantees use of the space for the entire day. This should cover your setup time, the event itself, and the breakdown. The Grand’s guest curfew is 11:00 PM in the Courtyard and Midnight inside the facility.

When can I come in for a tour?

Tours are conducted by appointment. Please call the Grand’s office at (334) 944-2159 for details.

Is there more than one event at the Grand on the same day?

During a weekday the Grand offers separate rental spaces so in some instances more than one event can occur on the same day. Friday and Saturday rentals are for the entire space so only one even per day will be booked.

Is there a cancellation policy?

Notice of cancellation is required at least six months prior to event. A cancellation fee of $500 will be charged for cancellations less than six months prior to the event. All Rental Fees are non-refundable.

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