When Norman and Bonnie LePage opened Big Rock Chophouse in 1997, they set the standard in this area for upscale steak restaurants. In 2006, the same ownership, management and culinary teams envisioned and opened The Reserve, a premier banquet hall designed to host an array of social, corporate and community events.
Located in the heart of Birmingham’s emerging new Rail District, The Reserve is situated on the grounds ofthe popular Big Rock Chophouse at the corner of Maple Road and Eton roads. The 6,800 square-foot hall was designed to reflect Cranbrook, Meadow Brook Hall and other manors found around Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, making guests feel as if they entered a private estate.
The convenient and close proximity between the restaurant and banquet facility is another benefit of hosting your special event at The Reserve – especially for anyone planning a formal event that’s likely to last longer than a couple hours. Families have the ability to enjoy a Friday evening rehearsal dinner for the bride and groom at Big Rock Chophouse, prior to a Saturday night wedding at The Reserve, followed by drinks at our popular cigar bar – Got Rocks Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge, or a Sunday brunch back at Big Rock Chophouse.
Mahogany wood, vaulted ceilings, a stone and granite fireplace, custom-designed glass chandeliers and other elegant touches add to The Reserve’s residential character. State-of-the-art features including special overhead LED lighting was installed and can be programmed to change colors, enhancing the mood or theme of an event. Two large-screen plasma TVs can be put into play for business presentations or to show a video at a roast, or they can be covered by art if not being used. The main dining area, all 3,600 square feet of it, can be divided into two rooms. The entire facility, including the reception area, can be opened into a single large room and hold up to 300 guests.
The stylish facility also features a year-round, 1,200 square foot outdoor heated tent, perfect for an on-site ceremony, cocktail reception or an elaborate dessert table.
And the attention to detail is apparent the moment you walk into the facility, from original artwork to textured wall coverings accented by select iridescent tiles. The Reserve promises to be the perfect backdrop for your special event that will leave a lasting impression with all of your guests.