Formal Venues in Birmingham

From historical town halls to elegant bars and restaurants, Birmingham is full of great venues for your formal event. We've picked out the best.

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St Pauls Club Jewellery Quarter

St Pauls is rapidly becoming known as one of the premier venues in Birmingham for business and networking events. We work closely with event organisers to ensure that the event areas are properly prepared and equipped and that either casual or formal catering is available. Situated in the heart of the cities jewellery Quarter it is convenient for the city centre, excellent shopping and a wide range of entertainment venues.

Canalside Birmingham

Canalside is located within Birmingham's iconic landmark, The Cube on Level 6 and is a blank canvas to make your mark. Surrounded by floor to ceiling glass windows, overlooking Birmingham's famous canal network. It is the perfect space for seminars, business meetings, staff training or product launches! Canalside can accommodate a maximum of 144 delegates in a cabaret layout with direct line sight to the state and a maximum of 176 delegates with restricted views and therefore repeater screens would be required. Alternatively, we can accommodate up to 250 delegates in a theatre layout.

Nuvo City Centre

Nuvo is an exclusive and unique venue in the heart of Birmingham. Offering ample space to host 250 guests in the plush cocktail lounge, you'd be hard pushed to find a more spectacular venue. At Nuvo we are proud of our reputation for rustling up new and inventive cocktails served in our exquisite ground floor bar. Our mixologists can conjure up all manner of delights from traditional cocktails such as cosmos and mojitos right through to those with a contemporary twist.


Civic Catering is a professional caterer, hosting a wide range of events including; conferences, drinks receptions, canapé receptions, dinners, awards ceremonies, meetings, product launches, luncheons and dinners. The grandeur and beauty of this venue will impress your guests. You will have a dedicated Event Co-ordinator that will assist you with the pre-planning of your event and experienced manager to ensure a professional and smooth running of your event on the day.


Available for hire for exclusive use, set within it's own grounds, Highbury Hall can accommodate up to 100 guests for a luxury banquet within the Main Hall. Highbury Hall is perfect for birthday parties, corporate events such as training sessions or away days as you can arrange to book it out for exclusive use. The gardens make Highbury Hall the ideal venue during the warmer months for outdoor events such as drinks receptions, workshops and for breaks. A unique venue with excellent service, quality catering, on-site parking.WiFi, laptop, projector, screen and PA system are available

Hagley Hall Birmingham Worcestershire

If you are hosting a business event for up to 250 people, the Long Gallery is a striking and unique setting. The Long Gallery is sure to impress clients and colleagues alike and is perfect for any business meeting or networking event.


The West 3 Suite is an intimate private area available for meetings and private dinners. It is an ideal meeting room and is adjacent to West Point and West Two and is also a a great syndicate room space if required. It is perfect for day time meetings in an informal atmosphere or ideal for networking drinks for those smaller numbers. It is in close proximity to the Brew Bar Restaurant for your tea and coffee break outs.


A reincarnation of "The Ballroom" which stood proudly as the cities entertainment hub in the 1960’s for over 20 years. In the 80’s, it became known as "The Hummingbird" which hosted some of the most legendary performances of the decade from bands such as Nirvana and the Beastie Boys. Rebranded once again in the 2000's as "O2 Academy Birmingham", again it became the beating heart of Birmingham’s culture with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Ed Sheeran storming the stage.


Forum Birmingham is available for a range of private hire and corporate events. From drinks receptions and comedy shows to awards ceremonies and corporate conferences, we can tailor a package to suit your every need.


We provide affordable but premium range of customized, highly regarded and globally recognised business space solutions for all types and sizes of businesses with flexible terms and conditions. Our Business Centre comprises of fully refurbished, luxurious and modern designed Serviced Offices, Highly regarded customized flexible Hot Desks, Fabulous Meeting Rooms, multifunctional conference venues and a variance of outstanding virtual offices. We pride ourselves with a warm and welcoming reception lobby with facilities that are offered at affordable prices.

IET Birmingham: Austin Court Birmingham City Centre

Ideal for social gatherings from summer BBQ lunches to warm, breezy drinks receptions, the Courtyard space is a beautifully landscaped garden area that adds a unique outdoor element to any event. This outdoor terrace at the heart of the venue can keep the mood fun and informal with benches and picnic tables.


Another of our four floors of fascinating gallery space. This one is dedicated to the industrial heritage of Birmingham, complete with steam engines, cars and trains plus great views of our Spitfire and Hurricane planes. We can accommodate dining on this floor for up to 200 people or drinks receptions for 350. A fascinating and unusual space to entertain!

About Formal Venues


If you're organising a formal event, you'll want a wow-worthy venue to match. And luckily, Birmingham is simply packed with awe-inspiring formal event venues, from historical ballrooms to quirky spaces and iconic buildings.

We've listed our top venues for a black tie event in Birmingham. So, whether you're planning a formal dinner, a ball or a glitzy party, all you have to do is have a browse and take your pick. Enjoy!

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