Birmingham is often referred to as the second city – although for us it will always be the first city in the UK. With the world becoming a smaller place and families and friends finding themselves spread out across the UK, choosing a suitable location for your wedding venue is not always as simple as sticking to your home town. In fact, more and more couples are choosing wedding locations based on their guests rather than themselves.
Thanks to its central location, Birmingham (which is located slap bang in the middle of the country) is becoming almost a destination wedding city in its own right. But our beloved Brum has a lot more to offer than just a central location and has the perfect mix of city chic style and rural retreat with some of the countries most beautiful countryside locations less than a 45 minute drive away.
With the Cotswolds and Peak District on the doorstep, you can have city centre convenience with rural bliss without a headache – and of course this then opens up a huge range of local services that you have at your disposal.
In addition to the above, Birmingham is one of the most diverse regions in the UK (if not the world) so whether you are going for a traditional English wedding, are having an Asian Wedding or perhaps something a little different – there are bound to be services locally that cater to your specific needs. From Asian Wedding photographers to candy carts and the oh so popular photo booths to satisfy the selfie generation – there is something for all tastes and styles.
It is not just the extra services that are plentiful in Birmingham but you get access to a multitude of sensational wedding venues. From council run services such as Highbury Hall to privately owned venues such as New Hall Spa with its picturesque turrets accessible over a moat bridge – you are sure to find a venue that is suited to your tastes.
When it comes to catering there are almost an unlimited number of options with the opportunity to fuse cultures through food. Of course, Birmingham is synonymous with Indian cuisine and whilst this is a great option there are also so many other options including Thai, Japanese, Chinese and even good old fish and chips to name but a few.
If we haven’t twisted your arm yet then why not check out these stunning wedding venues as listed in the Birmingham Mail to gain even more inspiration. Birmingham is a fine city with excellent transport links, a long lasting heritage and has more miles of canals than Venice – one of Italy’s most romantic cities. Who knows, you could even depart from your honeymoon along one of the city centre canals on a narrow boat.
If you want a wedding to remember and one that is convenient to travel to for your guests then we simply cannot recommend our wonderful city enough. Prefer something a little more exotic than the canal? Then you are a hop away from Birmingham airport and can jet off to one of hundreds of destinations from there… perfect!