Birmingham’s coolest wedding venues! Creative, quirky and fun wedding venues in the Midlands
Now that I’ve relocated to Birmingham, I’m on the hunt for some interesting, quirky or unique wedding venues that might attract creative couples. I’ve photographed weddings in Birmingham before, but not for a while, so I thought I’d do a bit of research to find out where Birmingham’s coolest wedding venues are located.
If you’re looking for somewhere unique to hold your Birmingham wedding, I’ve done the research so you don’t have to! I’ve also thrown in a few of my own recent images for good measure, so you can get a feel for my work and check out my style. Once you have your venue booked, I’d love you to get in touch to chat about creative wedding photography to match your creative venue!
A cool art gallery wedding venue in Birmingham – Ikon Gallery
I love art and I love clean, bright spaces so the two things combined are pretty much perfect. An art gallery is a great choice if you want a creative space with lots of lovely light. The added bonus is that you’ll have the unique backdrop of whatever exhibition is showing at the time!
Ikon Gallery has two floors available for hire. One can seat 90 and one can seat 100 or you can have up to 150 standing on either floor. The venue is located in Brindly Place, which is just a short walk from New Street Station.
This is not Ikon gallery… just in case it’s not clear…this is me showing you my pictures, just in case you might kind of like them…
A venue for science lovers – Thinktank, Millennium Point
Thinktank is Birmingham’s Science Museum and it’s one of eight museums from the Birmingham Museums group. It’s a fun environment and offers a unique and quirky backdrop for your celebration. The event suite is perfect for parties of 50 – 150 guests. You also get access to the Futures Gallery after hours – your very own night at the museum!
A unique farm wedding venue near Birmingham – Field Farm Barn and Garden
Ok so this venue is about an hour outside of Birmingham but I wanted to include a suggestion for creative couples who love the outdoors. Field Farm Barn and Garden is stylish, rustic and lovely with a timber-framed barn, a natural perennial garden, a covered outdoor space and 100 acres of grounds for you to explore.
There are a lot of uninspiring barn venues in the world but this definitely isn’t one of them. Field Farm used to be a former hop farm, so I’m pretty sure they’ll be able to point you in the direction of some awesome craft beer too.
Warehouse Wedding Venue Birmingham – Fazeley Studios
Ok so it’s not really a warehouse. There aren’t really any warehouse-style venues in Birmingham if you’re looking for the exposed brickwork, industrial look. Fazeley Studios is a bright clean space with an industrial feel though, so it’s a good one to check out. It’s recently been refurbished and is experienced at hosting weddings. Features include high ceilings, bags of natural light and the backdrop of gritty and urban Digbeth.
Pub wedding venue Birmingham – The Rose Villa Tavern
There seems to be a wild lack of pub venues in Birmingham, which is surprising. One pub that does weddings is The Rose Villa Tavern. I couldn’t actually find any usable images online, so here’s a picture from entirely different and unrelated pub venues in an entirely different city…
If you’re looking to get married in a pub, the best thing to do is simply approach a pub you love and then ask them. If they’re not licenced you can go to the registry office first. You could even do that on another day, and have a wedding celebrant conduct your ceremony on your wedding day.
A glamping wedding venue near Birmingham – Talton Lodge
If you’re looking for a Glamping Wedding Venue near the Midlands, Talton Lodge is magical. I’ve had the pleasure of staying there a couple of times, for photography retreats and I love it. As well as having a selection yurts, tipis and other glamping structures for your guests to stay in, there’s a beautiful house with bedrooms, for guests that don’t want to be quite so close to nature.
Talton Lodge is a family-run venue and you can see the care and attention that goes into everything they do. The food is delicious too.
A venue for Space lovers – The National Space Centre
Ok, it’s nowhere near Birmingham but it is in the Midlands and I love Space, so I’m throwing it in for good measure. The National Space Centre has the largest planetarium in the UK and you can get married there, with the whole galaxy right above your head! Visiting has been on my to-do list for ages so writing this post has inspired me to finally check it out. I’m pretty excited.
The National Space Centre has a few different spaces you can hire.
A wedding venue for Garden lovers – Birmingham Botanical Garden
Birmingham Botanical Garden is located outside of the City Centre and features more than 15 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. There are four glass houses representing different climates and three different event spaces. The Botanical Garden is a charity, so you’ll also be supporting a great cause.
What I’ve learned from this research into Birmingham’s Coolest Wedding Venues is that Birmingham is a bit lacking in alternative wedding venues. It’s surprising given the thriving creative scene here. I am sure there are a bunch of hidden gems and I’d love to hear about them! Are you getting married in a cool Birmingham venue? Tell me all about it in the comments.