Birmingham’s 5 best period wedding venues

Many couples want their venue, theme, and wedding entertainment to be beautifully unique. If you want to make a big impression on your guests and put together an incredible album of photos on the day, stepping back in time is one way to do it!

These 5 period wedding venues are some of the best Birmingham has to offer.

1. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Get married surrounded by a collection of art and artefacts in this 19th-century Grade II listed building. You and your guests will dance in an Edwardian tea room, drink with Pre-Raphaelite paintings, and dine in the elegant industrial gallery. You’ll even be treated to private viewings.

The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery first opened in 1885. It now houses an impressive collection of European, Greek, Egyptian, and Roman art, as well as the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.

2. The Old Library

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Accommodate up to 150 ceremony and reception guests in this beautifully renovated venue in Digbeth.

The original Victorian free library opened in 1866, and plenty of the original features have been lovingly looked after, including the impressive arches which separate the main space. It’s still beautifully light and airy though, with modern skylights, a well-stock cocktail bar, and a sophisticated catering menu.

3. The Electric Cinema

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Pop culture fans, this is the wedding venue you’ve been looking for. The Electric Cinema is the UK’s oldest working cinema, and has been in business since 1909. Its plus red seats and art deco styling make it a stunning and unique venue for your wedding ceremony.

The main auditorium includes 24 luxury sofas, comfortably seating 108 of your wedding guests. Their catering service also includes classic cinema refreshments, canapés, and butler service.

4. The Bond

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If you want to book somewhere more rustic than a beautiful Georgian stately home, this former factory in Digbeth should suit you down to the ground.

Formerly a dirty industrial factory, The Bond is now part of Birmingham’s coolest renovations. Located on the Grand Union Canal, it’s surprisingly peaceful. You can accommodate up to 120 guests for the civil ceremony, and entertain them both indoors and outdoors on the patio area.

5. Hampton Manor

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Elegantly renovated, Hampton Manor dates back to 1855, and used to be home to Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel. It’s now primarily known for its food, and has been awarded a Michelin Star for its efforts.

Enjoy a drinks reception on the terrace, and then dine in the beautiful courtyard. Winter weddings look especially beautiful in this candle-lit venue, and the extensive gardens are the perfect setting for portraits and photography.

1920s inspired wedding entertainment

Once the venue’s booked, it’s time to start planning wedding entertainment. The Jazz Spivs are the ultimate jazz music line-up, playing rip-roaring classics direct from a 1920s speakeasy.

Want to party like it’s 1929 at your wedding? Book the Jazz Spivs!