Tannehill Country Church
The Tannehill Country Church was built in 1905 and served as the Kimbrell Methodist Church on Eastern Valley Road until the late 1950s. It sat idle for about 15 years and then was donated and moved to the park.
The church is a one-room building with one center aisle and pews on each side. Up front there is a raised pulpit area and a piano. There are two windows in the front and back, two windows and a door on the left side and three windows on the right side. The building does have air-conditioning, heating and a handicap ramp on the left side. It will seat approximately 100 people. There is no room in the church for a reception. The restrooms are in a separate building near the church.
The cost for using the church for a wedding is $750. The cost includes 100 guests coming into the park for the wedding. You may use the church the afternoon/night before to decorate and rehearse and all day of the wedding. An exception would be a Sunday wedding as there is a church service at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. The church would be available at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.
When making a reservation for the Church, a $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of scheduling. The balance is due 2 weeks before scheduled date. The park is open 7:00 a.m. until dark. You go to the Country Store to pick-up the key to the church. There is a $5.00 key deposit that is refunded when the key is returned. A horse and buggy cannot go up the steep, paved hill to the church. Remember when decorating that the church is a historical building and do not use nails or anything that will damage the building or furnishings. It is okay to use candles – just be careful!
For any questions, to check on availability or to make a reservation, please call the park office at
205-477-5711 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tannehill Event Center
The original Furnace Master's was build in 1977. On January 25, 1999 a faulty fluorescent light sparked a fire, causing the restaurant to be destroyed. All most seven years later Tannehill State Park re-built the Furnace Master's restaurant. Without success for a restaurant Tannehill State Park modified the building into an Event Center.
The Event center will hold around 130 people. It also has a full working kitchen that includes refrigerator, residential stove/oven, microwave, ice maker, and a three (3) slot warming table for cooking needs. It also has two (2) bathrooms, a meeting room with a sliding divider, a covered side porch, parking lot, and a gazebo to the rear of the building. Cost is $500/day with a $200 non-refundable deposit.
Picnic areas abound at Tannehill and family reunions are plentiful. Such gatherings may be reserved at nine different picnic shelters. Picnic tables are available on a first come first serve basis. Picnic planners should bring their own food and drinks but some items are available for purchase at the Country Store. To reserve space, call 205‑477‑5711.
Cane Creek School
The Cane Creek School was built in 1923 and moved from Warrior to Tannehill in 1981. It has two large rooms, one with old school desks that can be moved within the room and the other is an open room with one twelve foot long “permanent” table and three short pews against the walls. There are folding tables and chairs that can be setup. Off the open room the cloak closet has been converted to a partial kitchen – a sink with cold running water and a refrigerator. The school has two restrooms, air-conditioning and heat. There is a handicap ramp, convenient parking and about four picnic tables outside.
The cost for using the school is $200 per day. Folks coming in the park pay regular gate admission which is $5 for adults (12‑61), $4 for seniors (62+), $3 for children (6-11) and children ages five and under free.
When making a reservation for the School, a $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of scheduling. The balance is due 2 weeks before scheduled date. For an event that you wish to pay the gate admission for guests, we can provide tickets based on an estimated attendance. You distribute the tickets and folks turn them in at the gate for admission. You only pay for the actual number of tickets turned in at the gate. Please remember to call in advance about tickets so you will have time to receive and distribute them.
The park is open 7:00 a.m. until dark. You go to the Country Store to pick-up the key to the school. There is a $5.00 key deposit that will be refunded when the key is returned to the store. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park.
Remember when decorating that the school is a historical building and do not use nails or anything that will damage the building or furnishings.
The Fowler House, built in 1860 and re-located from near West Blocton, has been converted into an old school house of the Civil War era and is a part of the Tannehill Learning Center. Featuring “old timey” school desks, it is an excellent place for small meetings and reunions. It was brought into the park in 1978.
Cost is $125/day with a $50 non-refundable deposit.