Planning a drinks reception in Birmingham
Birmingham is a popular city for business and leisure. The city’s central location makes it ideal for a drinks reception, whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a large networking event.
VenueScanner has made the job of finding the perfect place to host your drinks reception easy, with a wide selection of venues on offer that can accommodate all types of events. From exclusive use spaces to historic buildings, all of our venues can be hired out in the evening and can provide food and drink packages to suit your occasion.
This vibrant city has been transformed in recent years due to huge redevelopment projects like the Bull Ring, Mailbox and Brindley Place, which have brought together restaurants, bars and retail outlets with cultural institutions and business centres. Birmingham is also home to over 60 museums and art galleries, so if you’re looking for something different for your event, why not consider these venues as well?
Things to consider when looking for a venue in Birmingham
Looking for a venue to host your drinks reception can be quite a task. You will want somewhere with plenty of atmosphere, good food, friendly staff and of course, a well-stocked bar. It is also important when booking a venue for your drinks reception that you are aware of the location – you don’t want to be miles away from where you are holding your event.
There can be more to consider than you think when looking for a venue in Birmingham so we have put together some top tips on things to look out for.
Check the Location: We all know that feeling when you’re having an amazing time with your friends and then someone asks where the next bar is… or worst-case scenario, it’s last order and you still need to find somewhere that is open till late. This can easily be avoided if you choose a venue in the city centre surrounded by other bars and pubs so if your guests want to carry on into the early hours there will be plenty of choices.
Check the Facilities: Is there enough space for everyone? Make sure the venue has enough space for all your guests and that they can get there easily, especially if they’re coming from out of town.
Once you have an idea of what you are looking for then it’s time to start the fun part – your venue search.
Our favourite venues for drinks receptions in Birmingham
We love a party! Whether it's an intimate gathering or a grand affair, we have selected some of our favourite venues in Birmingham for hosting a drinks reception for any occasion. Here are our top three:
Lulu Wild – We love Lulu Wild for its quirky interior design and original food and drink offering. This space even has a grand piano, not like any you've seen before.
About Dining – This Birmingham restaurant has many versatile spaces perfect for any occasion or size drinks reception. It is ideal for private dinner parties, corporate events or product launches. The private dining room boasts modern décor with low-level lighting, walnut panelling, and neutral coloured walls. It also includes its own built-in projector screen.
The Location House – For those who are looking for a large space to hire for an event that is different from the norm then The Location House is perfect. It can accommodate up to 100 guests and provides full technical equipment such as projectors, screens and sound systems to support any event you may be holding.
How to book a venue through us
VenueScanner is venue search, enquiry, and booking made easy. Simply look through our favourite drinks reception venues in Birmingham and favourite venues you like with the heart icon. That way you’re saving all your top picks to your shortlist and from there you can send out all enquiries at once when you have a good range of options. You’ll be sure to find the best price and set-up for the drinks reception of your dreams.
If you’re not finding the perfect venue
We’re here to help you every step of the way, our professional concierge team knows everything about venue search in Birmingham and are happy to help you with every detail of your event, completely free of charge. You can also have a look at specific venue types like pubs, bars, and restaurants, or check out other cities like London or Manchester. Good luck!