Unique and Alternative Wedding Venues in and around Birmingham

Birmingham – the heart of the UK and a hotbed of diverse and rich culture. Now a foodie destination set in the heart of England, it’s the perfect city to gather your friends from all over the country for the wedding of the year. If you’re looking for unique and alternative wedding venue inspiration, that’s going to provide the perfect backdrop to your nuptials then read on! I’ve picked out my favourite 8 wedding venues in and around Birmingham.

The Old Library – Blank space DIY wedding venue in the heart of Birmingham

Bride and groom walk through colourful confetti at birmingham wedding venue The Old Library in Digbeth

This is a newly refurbished converted Victorian library. With high ceilings and white walls it’s the perfect space for you to really make it your own. Large windows fills the dynamic space with light – perfect for photos! Two spaces allowing you to move directly from dinner to dancing without having to relocate to transform the layour. Situated on Gibb Street in the heart of Digbeth, this venue is surrounded by the best of Birmingham urban culture.

The Old Library Birmingham Wedding Venue Key Facts:

Maximum capacity: 150

Ceremony licence: yes for both civil and humanist ceremonies

Contact telephone number: 0121 667 1000

Website: www.theoldlibrary.co

Address: The Old Library, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AT

Click here to see Jo & Tom’s colourful and relaxed wedding at The Old Library.

Birmingham wedding venue The Old Library ready for a wedding ceremony with giant blue and pink balloons and gold chairs


Hampton Manor – Refined Yet Down to Earth Country Manor House Just Outside Birmingham

External photo of country manor house Wedding venue Hampton Manor surrounded by trees

Image from Hampton Manor

This 19th century country manor is where contemporary style meets historic character. Inside the grand walls, home comforts and a warm family welcome create laid-back luxury for the modern couple. When you choose to get married at Hampton Manor, you aren’t just booking a venue, you’re creating a wedding in an exquisite playhouse where food and drink are the soul of the party. If you want your wedding to be remembered for the food and ambience, this is the venue for you.

Facts About Hampton Manor Weddings

Capacity: Maximum 132 day / 150 evening

Ceremony licence: Yes

Catering: Michelin starred restaurant Peels – this is not to be missed!

Address: Shadow Brook Lane, Hampton in Arden, B92 0EN

Website: hamptonmanor.com/weddingsbyhamptonmanor/

Contact: WEDDINGS@HAMPTONMANOR.COM / 01675 446 080


Fazeley Studios – Restored Chapel Digbeth wedding venue with multiple spaces

External photo of the big blue doors outside Birmingham Wedding venue Fazeley Studios

A lovingly restored Unitarian Chapel that has a range of blank canvas spaces that perfectly blend Victorian architecture and contemporary post-industrial design. This venue is the perfect vibe for a modern, stylish wedding. The Grand Gallery, with its high ceilings, arched windows and modern art adorned walls is the perfect setting for a sophisticated drinks reception. While the bright and sunny garden room with floor to ceiling windows over looking the courtyard is perfect for a ceremony. If you’re after a big party then the Fazeley room has got the capacity and the vibes.

About Fazeley Studio Weddings

Capacity: Ceremony 150, Seated 200, Party 300

Ceremony licence: Yes

Catering: Yes

Address: 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham

Website: https://digbethweddings.co.uk/fazeley-studios/

Contact: HELLO@DIGBETHWEDDINGS.CO.UK

Internal photrograph of alternative wedding venue Birmingham Fazeley Studios showing a green and pink floral arrangement against industrial style ceiling

Inside Fazeley Studios with a floral centre piece by https://www.debrahjevents.com/

The Bond Company – Historic Canal Side Birmingham Wedding Venue for Relaxed Weddings

Alternative birmingham wedding venue The Bond Company in Digbeth

Voted as one of Hitched.co.uk’s best city wedding venues this beautifully restored Victorian warehouse is everything you need if industrial chic and quirky are your vibe. The original cobbled entrance leads to a festoon lit, canopied wharf-side setting right next to the Grand Union Canal. A perfect setting for a city summer evening of music, food and dancing. If you’re looking for a relaxed wedding venue, this is a great option.

Key Facts About Weddings at The Bond Company Birmingham

Capacity: 120 day / 200 evening

Ceremony licence: Yes!

Catering: On site catering team providing a relaxed menu, or an army of street food trucks ready to set up shop. The choice is yours!

Address: 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE

Website: https://digbethweddings.co.uk/the-bond/

Contact: 0121 224 8486 / HELLO@DIGBETHWEDDINGS.CO.UK

Bride and groom showered in colourful confetti outside The Bond Company Birmingham wedding venue in Digbeth

Click here to see Rachel & Phil’s colourful DIY winter wedding at The Bond Company in Birmingham


The Ikon Gallery – Contemporary art gallery in the heart of Birmingham City Centre

Bride and groom hug and smile at Ikon gallery birmingham wedding by Parrot & Pineapple Wedding Photography

This contemporary art gallery set in the heart of Birmingham city centre is the perfect fusion of old and new. The grade II listed, former Victorian school with neo-gothic features is bright and airy inside and thoroughly modern. Founded by a group of artists in the 1960s, the gallery is run as a charitable foundation to provide an accessible space for people to exchange visual ideas. Choosing The Ikon Gallery as your wedding venue will not only support the charity, but you’ll get the benefit of being surrounded by beautiful contemporary art on your wedding day. This one is perfect for art lovers!

Ikon Gallery Birmingham Wedding Venue Facts

Capacity: 250 guests for a single gallery, 500 guests for a double gallery.

Ceremony licence: Not yet – but you can have a humanist ceremony here

Catering: Choose from in-house or bring your own

Address: 1 Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Website: https://www.ikon-gallery.org/venuehire/

Contact: (0)121 248 0708 

Bride and groom dance first dance surrounded by guests at Ikon gallery birmingham wedding by Parrot & Pineapple Wedding Photography

Click here to see Charlotte & Ken’s fun filled Ikon Art Gallery Wedding in Birmingham


Shustoke Farm Barns – Red brick barn bespoke wedding venue set around a private courtyard

Ceremony backdrop with copper and foliage Shustoke Barn wedding

This 18th Century red brick barn sits pretty much in the centre of England, just off junction 4 of the M6. It is probably the most central wedding venue in England! Convenient location aside it is a beautiful wedding venue, with rustic barn vibes and a slick team ready to create the perfect wedding for you. Honestly, of all the wedding venues I’ve been to, the team here are absolutely outstanding in their customer service. And if those attributes aren’t enough to whet your appetite then their BBQ based menu definitely will.

Shustoke Farm Barns Birmingham Wedding Venue

Capacity: 140 for ceremony and dining, 200 for the party

Ceremony licence: Yes

Catering: Yes

Address: Shustoke Barn, Coleshill Road, Shustoke, Coleshill B46 2BL

Website: https://crippsandco.com/shustoke-barn

Contact: 01675 620 620 / enquiries@crippsshustoke.com

Groom kissing bride on cheek Shustoke Barn wedding

Click here to see Emma and Neil’s Winter Wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns in Birmingham


Old Berrow House – English Country House with Tipi and Glamping

Victorian style Old Berrow House in beautiful garden on sunny day with relaxed tipi wedding taking place

A unique Victorian country house which can be hired as an exclusive use wedding venue, located just 30 minutes from Birmingham. The country house has 37 acres of grounds for you to host your wedding as you desire with either a marquee or a tipi wedding. Hosting your wedding at this house will give you full access to the four luxurious bedrooms inside the house, and the option to have yurts and bell tents for glamping guests.

Old Berrow House Wedding Venue

Capacity: Flexible – from private dining for 16 through to the full capacity of your chosen marquee or tipi.

Ceremony licence:  Not yet – but the house is within walking distance of a small church.

Catering: Bring your own

Address: Old Berrow House, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, B95 5NU

Website: https://www.oldberrowhouse.com/

Contact: info@oldberrowhouse.com  

A tipi is full of wedding guests and lit up for a night time photo at relaxed wedding


Factory Works at The Custard Factory – Brand new Birmingham wedding venue with bright and airy post industrial vibes

External photograph of alternative wedding venue Factory Works at The Custard Factory in Birmingham

Digbeths newest wedding venue and located right inside the infamous Custard Factory. Blank canvas interior lit by sky lights for a bright and airy post-industrial vibe. Multiple spaces available to use throughout the day. Let your imagination run wild in this blank canvas venue, from decor to dinner. You choose what works.

The Factory Works Birmingham Wedding Venue:

Capacity: 400 for the day / 1200 for the evening

Ceremony licence: Yes!

Catering: Bring your own or hire in from the infamous Digbeth Dining Club selection

Address: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA

Website: https://digbethweddings.co.uk/factory-works/

Contact: 0121 224 8486 / HELLO@DIGBETHWEDDINGS.CO.UK

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