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Birmingham Events Buzz: What’s Hot in the Heart of the UK?

Updated: Mar 8

Demand for Birmingham events is off the scale in 2024 and beyond. And this city is a goldmine for association and corporate event planners looking for that perfect venue.

Birmingham is right in the middle of the country. In fact, it’s acknowledged by many as the UK's second city, with an international airport and extensive public transport links. The Bullring and the Balti Triangle are added bonuses!

Unsurprisingly, the metropolis of the Midlands is bursting with hotels, venues and facilities to make Birmingham events an insane success.

So, buckle up and join me on a whistle-stop tour of the best conference and event venues in Brum (IMHO!).

Six Hotels & Venues I Love for Birmingham Events

·        Eastside Rooms - Imagine a venue combining traditional elegance with contemporary pizzazz. It’s a gem on the Birmingham events circuit, in the flourishing Knowledge Quarter. This venue flexes to fit, with 23 uber-adaptable meeting rooms and the stunning Affinity Suite for up to 1,200 people, plus plug-and-play tech, (beloved by the self-confessed tech dinosaurs among us!). And with the adjoining 195-bedroom Aloft by Marriott Hotel, it’s like they’ve thought of everything - except maybe your gala dinner outfit.


·        Edgbaston Stadium – It’s not cricket, as the saying goes.  In contrast, Edgbaston Events is a fast-bowling solution for any business gathering. It’s less than two miles from major road networks and a short journey from Birmingham International Airport, with 400+ free parking spaces and an eye-popping 39 dedicated event spaces for up to 800 people. Is it any wonder Edgbaston makes our it-list for Birmingham events, from small team meetings to full-on symposiums?


·        Grand Hotel - Perfection for organisers who are down with Downton. And it’s ready to steal the spotlight again after a grandiose £50 million face-lift. Everybody from royalty to rock stars have stayed here over the years, and its Grand Ballroom for up to 300 people is nothing short of spectacular. Planning a meeting, conference, dinner, or afternoon tea with a touch of grandeur? There’s an event space at the Grand Hotel with your name on it.


·        ICC Birmingham - Looking for the ultimate in state-of-the-art event flexibility? The ICC Birmingham might just be the answer to your prayers. With soundproofed rooms for a whopping 3,000 people, customisable exhibition spaces and dedicated registration areas, we’re talking market-leading Birmingham events guaranteed. Accessibility is a breeze, with street level access to key halls and minimal setup fuss. It’s practically begging to host your next major event.


·        Macdonald Burlington Hotel - Just a minute from Grand Central and New Street station, it's as middle-diddle as you can get. But its classic luxury makes you feel like you’re miles away.  With 17 flexible meeting and function rooms for up to 500 guests, it’s a go-to for Birmingham events where all mod cons meet old school service. PS. Being a stone’s throw from the Bullring means your post-conference shopping spree is sorted.


·        Park Regis Hotel - From the moment you set foot in the sparkling Reception, this hotel screams “luxury” at the top of its voice. Conveniently located a hop, skip and jump from key landmarks, it’s perfect for all sorts of Birmingham events, from brainstorming sessions to all-singing all-dancing conferences with breakout rooms, for up to 400 people. Plus, there’s classy on-site audio-visual support to help bring your dream event to life.

 If the time and effort of finding the best venues for Birmingham events is holding you back, drop me a line. The Venue Hunters’ free and non-obligatory venue finding service for corporate and association bookers is second to none. All I need to crack on are some details about what you’re looking for, so you can get on with the other 10 million things on your to-do list.

The only question remaining is this… Which venue will play host your next meeting or event in Birmingham?


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