Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Edgbaston
If you’re looking to exchange your vows amid natural beauty, then the tranquil oasis of this urban setting is absolutely ideal.
The Edgbaston venue has the means to cater for intimate and large-scale celebrations for between 40 and 400 people.
The elegant Loudon Suite is suitable for up to 60 guests and, boasting natural light and ornate décor, it provides stunning views of the idyllic gardens.
Alternatively, the Garden Suite – adjacent to Mediterranean and subtropical glasshouses packed with charming plants – can be the setting for your wedding meal and first dance.
During the warmer months, you can enjoy a picture-perfect al fresco drinks reception on the external terraces overlooking the beautifully-landscaped setting.
Visit https://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/venue/weddings/ to explore more about the venue, which has a civil service and outdoor licence.
Factory Works – Digbeth
This large former warehouse is a stylish alternative to a more traditional setting for pictures.
Trendy, urban and chic, Factory Works is Digbeth’s newest wedding venue located in the heart of the legendary Custard Factory.
The vast industrial space in the exclusive-use wedding venue provides a blank canvas for couples who may have a particular theme in mind.
Space is not an issue as 400 guests can be seated for the wedding breakfast in the main area.
Lots more information is available at https://digbethweddings.co.uk/factory-works/.
Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club – Meriden
Surrounded by 10,000 acres of ancient woodland, the picture opportunities are endless at this marvellous setting.
The venue is popular with couples wishing to tie the knot in rural surroundings and can vary to please the most intimate or grand of requests.
Licensed for civil ceremonies, the country club features a choice of function suites, gourmet wedding cuisine and spa and leisure club.
The marquee overlooking the Championship golf course and Arden Suite with views of the 18th hole are provide chance to capture superb memories through the lens.
Head to https://www.memoriesmademarriott.co.uk/forestofarden/weddings for more details.
Highbury Hall – Moseley
With its stunning architecture to elegant surroundings, this Grade II-listed manor house oozes the romantic atmosphere perfect for the big day.
Originally built in 1878 as a family home by Birmingham’s parliamentarian Rt Hon Joseph Chamberlain, the property has room for 100 guests for ceremonies and wedding breakfast and up to 150 for the evening reception.
Located just three miles from the centre of Birmingham and surrounded by acres of breathtaking landscaped gardens, there is no shortage of opportunity for amazing pictures.
The Drawing Room, which is licensed to hold both civil wedding and partnership ceremonies, has grand, ornate wooden ceilings and views of the surrounding countryside.
The reception can also be hosted here and there is a built-in dancefloor and space for a DJ or band.
Visit https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/highbury-hall_50.htm to see for yourself.
Moor Hall Hotel & Spa – Four Oaks
Set at the end of a long tree-lined drive in picturesque surroundings and convenient for local churches, the hotel’s sweeping lawns and historic sunken garden provide a unique and beautiful backdrop for your wedding snaps.
Attractively landscaped gardens in the summer and open fires and oak panelling in the winter set the perfect, romantic scene for newly-weds.
The sunken garden, with its verbena, roses and magnolia tree complemented by shrubbery borders and walls built using stones from old local buildings is the perfect setting for outdoor ceremonies.
The venue, on the edge of Sutton Coldfield, caters for wedding receptions and/or civil ceremonies and has space for up to 180 guests in the day and 250 in the evening.
For those wishing their wedding to have a private feel, the hotel offers all 40 guest rooms in its Executive block next to the Charter Suite.
Head to https://www.moorhallhotel.co.uk/weddings/ to discover more.
Nailcote Hall - Berkswell
Sitting among 13 acres of picturesque countryside, the venue boasts fantastic views of a lake and award-winning golf course which has played host to many celebrities as home of the British Par 3 Championship.
This idyllic backdrop is perfect for your special day, especially when it comes to capturing gorgeous pictures of the newlyweds whatever the time of year.
Whether the wedding is for an intimate number or more than 300 guests, there is a selection of rooms and packages that can make for a dream day from the ceremony to wedding breakfast and on to drinks in the evening.
The 17th-century manor house hotel caters for bistro, marquee and pavilion weddings.
Visit https://www.nailcotehall.co.uk/weddings and see for yourself.
New Hall Hotel & Spa – Sutton Coldfield
Catering for 200 guests at the evening party, the historic New Hall is located within 26 acres of beautiful parkland and is the ideal setting for a spectacular, exclusive wedding day.
The majestic hotel comes complete with a stunning lily-filled moat and exudes elegance and grandeur from every angle.
The sublime Great Chamber provides a stunning backdrop, with the oak-panelled room’s lavishly decorated ceiling creating a wonderful historic ambience.
This historic country venue was built in the 13th century and boasts the title of England’s oldest inhabited moated house.
If you’re really looking to splash out, it’s even possible for the special couple to arrive by helicopter. At the end of an amazing day, the newly-weds can retire to a hand-carved feature bed.
Visit https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/new-hall/weddings for more details.
Shustoke Farm Barns – Coleshill
This 18th-century red brick barn has been transformed into a spectacular event centre and can accommodate 250 guests.
The rustic wedding venue is transformed for each element of the day – from a candlelit ceremony to after-dinner dancing.
An elevated timber ceiling soars over flagstone floors, with huge oak beams and eye-catching glass detail.
Expansive gothic timber and glass-arched doors open out from the barn into a courtyard, where guests can socialise among ancient olive trees and, if needs be, keep warm around glowing fire pits as chefs cook up a feast on a giant outdoor barbecue.
The barn can accommodate 140 guests for a civil ceremony and banquet and 200 for dancing, including 60 additional evening guests.
More information can be found at https://crippsandco.com/shustoke-barn.
The Cube – City centre
If you are a proud Brummie, then surely few locations can match this one at the Mailbox for memorable wedding pictures to last a lifetime.
Overlooking countless city landmarks including the Rotunda, ten to 100 guests can enjoy stunning views whilst tucking into delicious food which is all provided by Marco Pierre White’s restaurant.
Civil ceremonies and wedding receptions on level 25 of The Cube offer breathtaking panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows as the city’s only skyline destination, whilst down below run Birmingham’s canals.
The Cube has fantastic transport links should you wish to hold a church wedding and is only a short walk from Birmingham Register Office.
Explore more at https://www.thecube.co.uk/ and see why this venue has attracted celebrities galore.
The Distillery – City centre
If a water setting is your thing, then celebrating overlooking Birmingham’s famous canal at The Distillery in Sheepcote Street is likely to be right up your street.
The unique setting is split over two floors, with a gin bar and private event space on the first floor leading down to the pub and open kitchen dining area on the lower floor, whilst the large terrace is ideal for an outdoor drinks reception looking across the canal.
The venue, which takes its name due to the crafting of Roundhouse Gin in the centre of the striking, character walls, can accommodate a range of guest numbers, with the impressive Gin Terrace holding up to 100 and the intimate Gin Parlour up to 60.
This charming location is perfect for the contemporary couple planning a city wedding reception.
Check out https://thedistillerybirmingham.co.uk/ to learn more.
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