As venue finders, we'll admit that from time to time, we can be guilty of being a teeny bit London centric. We live and work in London and spend a huge amount of time visiting the copious fabulous venues the Capital has on offer, so our friends in the north wouldn't be too far wrong if they accused us of thinking anywhere outside of the M25 was classed as t'up north.
The thing is, you're missing a trick (and some incredibly excellent venues) if you don't look further than your own stomping ground when it comes to holding your event. Birmingham is the UK's second city, and it has so much going for it. With Day Delegate Rates starting at just £45 per person, and a buzzing nightlife all just an hour from our beloved London, Birmingham should be on your hit list of locations for your next event.
wefindvenues' Commercial Account Manager, Hollie Barber, headed to the Midlands to see what it had on offer. With a solid 16 venue show-rounds booked in over just two days, she had her work cut out for her! Here are her top picks from the jewel in the crown of the West Midlands:
What's it got?: An amazing creative studio space which is very unique to Birmingham. It consists of a speakeasy bar, an underground screen room, Island bar kitchen, and an indoor garden.
Capacities: 120 standing / 140 theatre style
Good for: Pop-ups, product launches and drinks receptions
What's it got?: A unique venue to host events which allows guests to enjoy the museum artifacts as a backdrop. There is a planetarium, a gallery and a tiered auditorium amongst several other flexible event spaces.
Capacities: 200 theatre / 350 reception
Good for: Drinks receptions, dinners and meetings
What's it got?: 12 flexible corporate meeting rooms, located on one floor which can accommodate large-scale events as well as smaller boardroom meetings.
Capacities: 140 cabaret / 240 theatre / 300 reception
Good for: Conferences
BANQUETING SUITE AT COUNCIL HOUSE
What's it got?: Centrally located in Birmingham city centre, this Victorian Grade II listed building is an impressively designed event space, with the Banqueting Suite being the home for events.
Capacities: 450 reception / 200 theatre style / 200 dinner
Good for: Gala dinners and drinks receptions
What's it got?: The Level 16 Sky Loft and Gallery are the hotel's newest event spaces, featuring impressive views of Birmingham, with floor to ceiling windows flooding the room with light.
Capacities: 300 theatre / 184 cabaret / 300 reception
Good for: Gala dinners and conferences
What's it got?: A bespoke conference venue with hugely flexible spaces, including an impressive tiered auditorium for 1502 people.
Capacities: 3000 theatre style / 1379 cabaret style / 1910 dinner
Good for: Large exhibitions and conferences
What's it got?: Located in the grounds of the NEC, this exclusive conference venue has five purpose-built flexible meeting suites, with the Lakeside Foyer area offering lots of natural daylight through its floor to ceiling windows.
Capacities: 900 theatre style / 900 dinner / 470 classroom
Good for: Conferences
Quickly find an amazing event space for your business event. All you need to do is submit your enquiry via wefindvenues and we will do the rest!