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Top Unusual Wedding Venues in Birmingham

Ready to tie the knot but the vision of a cookie-cutter wedding makes you roll your eyes? You've come to the right place! Birmingham is full of unusual wedding venues that are just right for couples with untraditional tastes - you just have to know where to find them. Not sure what to check out first – Bullring, Westside or the Jewellery Quarter? We’re here to help! Use our smart filter and hunt down Birmingham's hidden gems on our website to enjoy your big day in style!

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Unusual Wedding Venues Hire Guide

Before you settle on a specific venue, ask the venue manager the following questions to avoid any unexpected challenges:

  • Is the venue licensed for a wedding? – Many unique wedding venues host a wide range of other events, too. This means they might not be licensed for conducting a wedding ceremony. Make sure to double check this with the manager before you book to avoid misunderstandings.
  • Is it available for exclusive hire? – Some venues offer only a part of their space for hire. If that is the case, it is appropriate to ask the manager who else is going to be there. You don't want your wedding to be disrupted by a rap concert in the next room or a wild stag party.
  • What about decorations? – Some venues have a specific image they want to maintain. Make sure you will be allowed to decorate the space the way you want. Decorations can make or break a wedding’s wow factor, so it’s always better to verify your expectations with a venue representative before booking a facility.

Birmingham is rich in different kinds of alternative wedding venues. Here are some of our top picks that may inspire you:

  • Contemporary – Modern and chic, industrial and spacious: all of these words can describe several venues in Birmingham. We’re thinking mostly about warehouses, studios and lofts. If that is right up your alley, don't hesitate to choose this type of an alternative wedding venue. You’ll find some of the most quirky ones in and around Custard Factory!
  • Cosy – A charming type of venue that will make you feel warm and at home. It is worth mentioning that these types of venues can also be found on the outskirts of Birmingham. Pubs, restaurants and hotels can all fit in this category. If a laid-back and intimate atmosphere is what you are looking for, this kind of space is for you.

Here is a list of a few of our favourite spots in Birmingham when it comes to unusual wedding venues:

  • City centre – This is a very popular location for weddings – and it’s hardly a surprise, as it offers some of the most unique wedding venues spaces in town. On the other hand, with a central location come higher prices and other inconveniences, such as traffic jams. We think it is worth the splendid spaces in this area, but ultimately the decision is up to you.
  • Bullring – This area is a perfect mix between the modern and the historical and is known for its cool and more laid-back wedding venues. If that is the ambience you are looking for, Bullring is the right choice.
  • Westside – Stylish and tasteful are the two words that come to mind when describing Westside. Encircled by the Birmingham Old Canal Line, it also offers some beautiful views and great photo opportunities.

FAQs about Unusual Wedding Venues in Birmingham

How much does it cost to hire an unusual wedding venue in Birmingham?

In venues that offer in-house catering, you can either pay for party packages on a per-person basis with prices ranging between £60 to £100 or based on a minimum spend that falls between £1500 - £6000. Some event spaces charge per hour and these prices start from £320 and reach up to £3000+. However, always take some time to discuss the offer with the venue manager and ask all the important questions that you may have about decorations, BYOB, cake-cutting fees, etc. (All data from Tagvenue.com.) 

How early should I book an unusual wedding venue in Birmingham?

It is generally recommended to book a wedding venue in Manchester at least one year in advance. This is because popular venues can get booked up quickly, especially during peak wedding season (typically May through September) and if you wait until the last minute you may have fewer options to choose from. Also, it’s best to have a solid idea of your wedding date and guest list as it will make the whole process much easier. 

Where can I find unusual wedding venues in Birmingham?

For unusual wedding venues in the core city centre, check out Spinningfields and Deansgate. You’ll find an array of quirky restaurants, distinctive bars, ballrooms and event spaces with unique decor that will leave everyone in awe. Dibgeth also boasts a variety of fabulous and out-of-the-box spaces - you should especially check out the wedding venues on Gibb Street and along River Rea as they will amaze you and your guests with distinctive settings in warehouses, hotels and restaurants. 

Guests Reviews of Unusual Wedding Venues on Tagvenue

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Eden F.
Booked Semi Private Space at Gusto Italian, Birmingham
As our number of guests were only 11 we couldn't have the semi private space but we ended up having the restaurant area to ourselves for an hour or two as the restaurant had opened it. 12. :00 p.m. and we had a reservation from 12:30. The staff were so helpful and kind and they allowed us to come in before the restaurant had opened to drop off the wedding cake and also prepare the table with decoration as agreed before. The atmosphere was lovely and all in all I'm glad I chose this restaurant to have my wedding lunch.

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