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Written by Luke Bull
September 7, 2022
The Top 10 Party Venues in Birmingham
Looking for the perfect venue to host a party in Birmingham? We’ve got you covered.
When it comes to picking a venue for your next party, Birmingham has plenty of spaces to choose from. To help make your search easier, we’ve selected some of the best party venues in Birmingham. Whether it's a huge bash or a small party, these iconic Midlands party places will get you and your friends summoning your early-era Ozzy Osbourne in no time at all. Just don't eat any bats.
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1. Bar Aluna
Featuring high-quality food and sleek interiors, Birmingham’s Aluna Bar is the perfect place to host a private party. This trendy space offers floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Birmingham’s canals.
The unique, quirky decor, velvet seating and neon lights give this space a fun ambience, while the specially-crafted selection of cocktails and wide range of menu items offer something for everyone. Aluna can seat from 23 to 100 people.
2. The Compound
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
Looking for something a little different for your next work party in Birmingham? The Compound might be just the space for you. This former textile factory has been transformed into a multi-functional creative space, making it a great place to host a variety of events.
This impressive venue includes a 25-seater cinema, speakeasy bar, art studio and more. The large size of the space, along with its stylish ceiling panels, brick wall and greenery, make it a welcoming and inspiring place to host a large-scale party.
Located in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, The Compound is 10,000 sq. ft and can host up to 130 guests.
3. Dirty Martini
Next to Colmore District is Dirty Martini, an impressive party venue hire with a bold design that will wow your guests. Dirty Martini has a capacity of up to 330 people over two floors, making it a truly versatile event space.
This glamorous venue has everything you need to make your next party a big success. But, if you really want to take your event to the next level, opt for a private hire which includes a full management team, staff, security and DJ capabilities.
4. Lounge Bar, The Glee Club
For your next big party hire, look no further than the Lounge Bar at the Glee Club, one of Birmingham’s top party venues. Located close to New Street Station and the Hippodrome, this trendy space is operated by a friendly and experienced team, ready to answer any of your questions.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the many other features available in the space, from event and venue management to box office capabilities. The industrial-style ceiling, sleek charcoal-coloured floors and unique light fixtures give this space a fun, edgy feel.
5. Bar Opus
Nothing says Birmingham like a party, and Bar Opus is the perfect place to enjoy drinks in the sun. Guests can expect modern decor and a warm ambience.
Take advantage of the tasty bar plates from Monday to Friday and the all-day brunch on Saturdays. This party venue in Birmingham also offers an excellent selection of draught beers, including Estrella and Bombardier.
Located in the trendy Colmore Business District, Opus can seat from 60 to 150 guests and has everything you need to make your next party in Birmingham a huge success. Come spring and summer, Bar Opus also has a beautiful terrace to enjoy your guests' company and watch the world (well, Birmingham) go by.
6. Council House Birmingham
For a truly impressive party venue hire in Birmingham, look no further than the Council House Banqueting Suite. This grand space is one of the best options for hosting a party or event, combining Victorian elegance with modern style and flexibility.
Located in the heart of Birmingham city centre, the Council House Banqueting Suite provides an elegant backdrop to any work gathering and is sure to take your party to the next level.
Featuring opulent interiors and plenty of space, the Banqueting Suite can seat anywhere from 350 to 450 guests, making it a stylish-yet-versatile venue to host your next big party.
7. Wine Room, Gaucho
When it comes to elegant small party venues in Birmingham, Gaucho’s private wine room is one of the first that comes to mind. This classy and intimate dining area has everything you need, from modern decor to excellent dining and a great selection of fine wines.
Located in the heart of the city, Gaucho Birmingham’s cosy wine room can seat up to 14 guests.
Really, though, the headline here is it is a room dedicated to wine. Have you ever revelled in a wine room? Have you ever uttered the words "oh yeah, let's go down to the wine room"? Well, now you can.
8. Gallery 2, RBSA
If you’re looking for an unusual party venue hire like no other, why not opt for a stylish gallery? The Gallery 2 at the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts (or RBSA) is a modern, quirky space perfect for your next private party.
Situated in the Jewellery District, the RBSA Gallery offers plenty of natural light and can seat anywhere from 40 to 60 people. Guests will feel truly inspired by the various artwork throughout the space.
Just please don't spill wine on the art, we know what you're like.
9. Adam's Restaurant
Considered to be one of Birmingham’s top restaurants, Adam’s is a classy and unique party venue hire in the city. This space can be hired exclusively for up to 52 seated guests, or 75 for a standing reception.
Guests can expect stylish interiors, modern light fixtures and plenty of natural light. Hosting a more formal party? Don’t forget to take advantage of the seating plan and named placard capabilities.
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Your guide to party planning in Birmingham
If you’re planning a private party in Birmingham and you’re looking for the perfect venue for your big celebration then you’re in the right place. HeadBox is the easy way to party plan, simply tell us what kind of venue you’re looking for, sit back and let the venues come to you. You’ll only receive responses from available venues, so we’re taking the guesswork out of planning too.
Party planning isn’t always easy, so we’ve put together a few top tips to help you find the best venue for your celebration.
Small is beautiful
Big isn’t always best, we love an intimate party too. Birmingham has a plethora of small venues perfect for cosy celebrations with your nearest and dearest. Private dining rooms or exclusive spaces in bars are great options - they tend to be a bit cheaper too if budget is a consideration.
The weather isn’t always on our side in the UK but outdoor celebrations are great all year round. Celebrate the summer on a rooftop, host an elegant garden party or even a BBQ with friends at one of Birmingham’s best venues with outside space. We love the rooftop at The Library of Birmingham or the terrace at The Button Factory.
Organise something unusual
If you’re planning for a really special occasion like an engagement party, anniversary or big birthday then why not consider something a bit more unusual and make it really memorable. We love unique, out of the ordinary venues - something cool that really gets your guests talking. We love the creative vibe of Digbeth with its warehouses (perfect for a big party) or the iconic city centre buildings filled with history.
Consider your party planning budget
Whether you’re planning an engagement party, an office party or a family party, there are hundreds of venue options to suit your budget. Fancy splashing out on a luxury party? Why not hire a private dining room with your own private chef or go all out at one of Birmingham’s best rooftop venues.
Want to keep it simple? Perhaps looking for an affordable venue for a christening, children’s birthday or a family party? There are plenty of options in Birmingham if you look a bit beyond the city centre. Consider community halls or try a dry hire venue where you can provide the catering and decorations yourself - this is a great way to keep costs low.
For party venues in Birmingham, you're spoilt for choice. Here are a few extra special ones that we vouch for:
The Compound – With a 25-seat cinema, an art studio and a speakeasy, this impressive party venue speaks for itself.
Aluna – Everything from the quirky decor, and neon lights to the floor-to-ceiling windows and canalside views of Brum, makes this venue a fun place to have your next private party.
There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of exclusive hire of a party venue. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon, or the night? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.
There are lots of ways to book a Birmingham party venue. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best party venues in Birmingham and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.