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.