Banqueting Suite

Up to 450
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence

About Banqueting Suite

There are plenty of gorgeous wedding venues in Birmingham but none are quite as special as one located in the beating heart of the city centre; the Council House itself. The Banqueting Suite is the expansive main space inside Birmingham's Council House - a 19th-century, Grade II-listed building which was inspired by the palaces of Venice and Renaissance architecture. 

Inside, the glamour doesn't stop - in fact, details become even more ornate with glittering chandeliers, pink-hued ceilings and artistic plasterwork. All, let's remember, within a quick walk to the main train station, which means the ultimate convenience for your guests. 

If you're planning the wedding of the century, the Banqueting Suite is a great place to start. Here, you'll find three rooms that adjoin - including the Reception Area and The Drawing Room - to create a spacious venue with capacity for up to 450 guests for a drinks and canapes reception, or 350 for a traditional, sit-down wedding breakfast. Of course, if you're planning your big day for a much smaller number, the team can help configure the space to suit that no problem. 

Or, if you'd prefer a more intimate room, the Chamberlain Room, while still impressive, has a large central table which is perfect for a sit-down meal and can host 40 guests here, or 50 while standing. As this space is decorated with coral pink walls, towering archways and a detailed ceiling, it's also a fabulous backdrop for any photos you might want to take. 

Catering is provided in-house and from BBQs and buffets, to sandwiches and three-course dinners, the team really have thought of everything. Most couples, though, opt for a selection of hot and cold canapes to start with examples including slices of seared rib eye steak and mini crab cakes, before moving onto a three course meal with highlights like lamb cutlets and roasted salmon fillet.

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Essentials
Alcohol Licence, Exclusive Use, Wedding Licence
Type of Venue
City venue , Historic, Large capacity wedding venues
Venue Style
Luxury, Rustic, Traditional

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Ceremony Capacity: 150
Reception Capacity: 450

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Location for Banqueting Suite

Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1BB

0121 303 2050

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Testimonials For Banqueting Suite

BrilliantAPRIL, 2024

Hello Sam,I trust you are well.Apologies Raj is currently off on sick leave, so I have picked this up on her behalf.I’ve looked through the costings on the attached and all seems in order. Please send to me directly the final invoice, and I’ll look to get that paid to you. Thank you so very much for all your help, and the location/venue was brilliant and well received.We hope to work with you again in the future.

Kaylesh Patel

Huge Thank YouAPRIL, 2024

Good morning Sam,I am so very sorry this is a week late, but I wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Chris and all of the staff for everything last week. I meant to do this the next day, but we’ve had so much going on.It all went so smoothly and you and Chris were so very helpful which ensured things were great on the day and I didn’t have to worry about anything at all. Our exec board, which includes our CEO, were very complimentary.Many thanks again.

Wendy Merriam

Very HappyAPRIL, 2024

Hi Sam, Thank you for your e-mail. We had a lovely time and Jesmine and her family were very happy! Sue and Claire were amazing and handled every situation professionally with no complaints. Happy to give my feedback on an online for if you have one - I will also mention you.

Mary Prieto

FantasticAPRIL, 2024

I just wanted to leave a review to the team at the Council House venue following our Team Away Day hosted in the Banqueting Suite on Thursday 14th March 2024. We had a brilliant day and all of the staff I met and dealt with were amazing. Beth was brilliant dealing with the organising before the event, she got back to me incredibly quickly with any requests and queries and was extremely professional, helpful and friendly in her manner. The staff on the day were all fantastic! The gentleman working on concierge on arrival was also very friendly and helpful – he smiled at me each time I came up or down the stairs ??). On the day, the 2 ladies dedicated to assisting us during our event were also fantastic and both went above and beyond – so sorry I can’t remember their names but the lady in the morning had blonde hair and offered to help me lay all of the badges out on the tables the lady in the afternoon had dark hair and was also on hand and incredibly helpful; not only when I asked them but also they were proactive in asking me if I needed anything which was great and very much appreciated. The staff who were waiting and dealt with catering during the day were also great and incredibly helpful – there is also one younger female staff member I wanted to give a special mention to (apologies again I don’t know her name but she had dark hair tied up, late teens/early 20s at a guess and was wearing a black shirt). I asked her for a sweeping brush to clear some of the mess from the floor and she insisted on doing this for me. Cannot fault the food at all so please pass this on to the chefs (I had really positive comments on how pleased everyone was and also those with dietary requirements commented that were that there was a good amount of food and choice for them too). The equipment provided all worked as it should and the tech guy was also very helpful in the morning to show us how the mic etc worked. It was also very much appreciated for the staff to offer to show those celebrating Ramadan to the prayer room and providing packed food for them to take home when they broke their fast in the evening. Thank you so much to the entire team who worked in the Banqueting Suite on the day of our event including Beth who helped so much with the planning leading up to the day. It is difficult as a PA supporting a team of over a hundred people to get it right but it went seamlessly and much of that credit should go to your team! I cannot fault a single thing – no improvements to be made whatsoever! You really do have an amazing team of dedicated, attentive, polite staff at the venue and I have received nothing but positive comments and feedback on how the day went. I would certainly consider using this venue again for any future events – in fact I wouldn’t need to think twice….and my boss and the wider team were of the same opinion!

Alex Farrell


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