Have you ever scoured the internet trying to find the 10 best wedding venues in Birmingham? When planning your wedding, you need to make a lot of important decisions. But there are perhaps none more important than your choice of venue. After all, your venue will have a knock-on effect on every other aspect of your wedding from the catering to the photos you look back on for the rest of your lives together.
The good news is that if you’re hoping to get married in or around Birmingham, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to gorgeous venues. Britain’s second city has a great selection of gorgeous places where you and your fiance can tie the knot. Let’s take a look at 10 of our favourites…
Looking for a traditional wedding venue with tins of character and charm etched into every wall? Look no further than the gorgeous Aston Hall. This popular museum also doubles as a very popular wedding venue and when you take a look around it’s not very hard to see why. With stunning architecture and gorgeous grounds, it offers up myriad photo opportunities and has space to accommodate up to 80 guests.
Despite its urban setting, the venue is set amongst 50 acres to provide not just privacy but wonderful scope for outdoor wedding snaps.
The perfect wedding venue for nature lovers, Birmingham Botanical Gardens gives you the chance to say “I do” in an iconic Birmingham venue amongst some of nature’s most gorgeous works of art.
The venue’s Loudon suite is a gorgeous but surprisingly affordable venue that can accommodate up to 60 guests caters for civil ceremonies and allows you to say “I do” among panoramic views of some of the city’s most stunning natural surroundings.
Speaking of iconic Birmingham landmarks, those looking for a venue with bags of character should certainly consider tying the knot at the Birmingham Old Library. Located near the uber-trendy Custard Factory in Digbeth, The Old Library offers the kind of gothic architecture that you usually need to venture into the country for… right in the heart of the city!
Dating back to 1866 this beautiful and spacious venue is minimalistic in design making it perfect for all kinds of wedding design concepts. With ample space, high vaulted ceilings and original windows, the venue is flooded with natural light which makes for gorgeous and memorable wedding snaps which will make your bridal gown and decorations shine.
Birmingham is blessed with no shortage of gorgeous central hotels, and many of them double as stunning and unique wedding venues. Even if the hotel has a familiar name, that doesn’t mean you can’t be assured of a stunning and unique venue. Take, for example, the MacDonald Burlington Hotel.
Set in the historic Burlington Arcade, it’s a fully licenced and grand venue with the capacity to hold up to 400 guests. Ideally located just a few steps from Grand Central, it’s great for guests who are coming from far and wide.
Birmingham has no shortage of stunning buildings, but if you really want a centrally located venue with extra wow factor, The Council House is most definitely worth investigating.
This beautiful Grade II listed building has seen its fair share of opulent weddings over the years and has even entertained celebrities and members of the royal family over the years.
The 19th century architecture is sure to lend an impressive touch of magic to your big day and the grand staircase is the perfect backdrop to gorgeous and elegant wedding snaps.
Birmingham has more than its fair share of elegant traditional venues. But that doesn’t mean that those looking for something a little more unique can’t find a wealth of options in Britain’s second city.
Just check out The Bond for example. This stunning and idiosyncratic canalside venue is a 19th century former warehouse which fronts onto the Grand Union Canal allowing the happy couple to approach by canal boat if they want to make a truly memorable entrance!
Located in the artsy locale of Digbeth, the venue also has a charming cobbled entrance and planted courtyards for beautiful exterior wedding snaps.
Another stunning venue with bags of character and an abundance of wow factor, Kenilworth Castle has romance built into its bricks and mortar. Built in 1575 by Robert Dudley, the castle was built as an expression of Dudley’s love for Queen Elizabeth I. Over 500 years later, the castle continues to draw lovers from all over the country to say their “I do”s in this beautiful Elizabethan location, which wedding parties can rent out exclusively for the day.
The venue presents tins of gorgeous photo ops for couples as does the lovingly recreated Elizabethan Garden which features carved arbours, a renaissance aviary and incredible 18 foot high marble fountain.
If you’re looking for a classy venue with sumptuous food, you could do a lot worse than Birmingham’s Malmaison. The brasserie / hotel chain has a sterling reputation for sumptuous food in stunning surroundings. Located in the popular Mailbox in the heart of the city, Malmaison’s relaxed fun atmosphere is well suited to couples looking for a more informal wedding experience.
Wear your Brummie pride on your sleeve by tying the knot at one of the city’s most precious and well known landmarks. This historic Grade II building has a beautiful and ornate staircase which is perfect for memorable wedding snaps.
Imbue your wedding with a historical richness as you entertain guests in the 19th century Round Room, before holding your wedding breakfast takes at the Industrial Gallery before taking to the dance floor for your first dance in the Edwardian Tearooms.
Finally, if you’ll settle at nothing less than a truly iconic venue, did you know that you can tie the knot in the Shakespeare memorial room at the stunning Library of Birmingham?
Set at the very top of the famous building in Centenary Square, a wedding in the memorial room allows you exclusive use of the adjoining Skyline Viewpoint with its stunning panoramic views of the whole city.
When tying the knot in Birmingham, engaged couples really are spoilt for choice!