Formal Venues in Birmingham

Organising a black tie event in Birmingham? We've handpicked the best formal event venues in Birmingham, perfect for a ball, party or formal dinner.

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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.

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.


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


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.

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.

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.

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.

IET Birmingham: Austin Court Birmingham City Centre

Located on the floor above our reception, at IET: Austin Court is our Brindley Room. This cosy space may be small but provides a peaceful ambience and in-built technology to allow for stress-less and productive meetings and presentations. Great for interviews or boardroom discussions, The Brindley Room looks out across our landscaped garden and allows plenty of natural light into the room.


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!


A stunning dining experience in a renovated Victorian space with high ceilings and beautiful original windows. The venue offers a real "wow factor" that is perfect for a conference or a dinner.


On Weekends the Pub is available for complete Private Hire. The customer can then choose whether to use just downstairs or whether they would like use of both floors. It is a perfect opportunity to hold a private party for a special occasion. With a Fully stocked bar serving a range of fantastic drinks and the opportunity to have catering from our in-house kitchen team, we can cater to all your needs. A state of the art Music system can allow the customer to play their own music and playlists over all rooms, or if they prefer a DJ can plug into the house speaker system.

Ikon Gallery City Centre

The Events Room is ideal for smaller, intimate events, workshops, meetings, presentations, and seminars. It can host up to 40 people. The modern space is elegant yet comfortable for your colleagues and business needs. The catering is deliciously provided by Café Opus at Ikon.

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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