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Birmingham itself is a bustling and vibrant city, but that doesn't mean that you must only stick to the well known hotel venues throughout the city to celebrate your wedding day.
Community centres are not likely to charge a lot of money to use their facilities. This is due to the fact that the buildings are typically modest, have fewer amenities, and occasionally may not look so good as other historic venues. However, don't let this deter you, because community halls are a fantastic venue for DIY weddings and it's surprising how great community centres and halls can look once professionally decorated. Another great reason to hold your wedding reception here is they are often seriously spacious! Great for when you have lots and friends and family on your guest list.
Whether you simply dislike traditional wedding cakes or are fixated on a particular sweet treat, your wedding dessert is the ideal way to introduce different ideas to your guests and Birmingham is packed full of specialist bakers happy to assist you with your special day.
Think about enhancing a conventional wedding cake with extra delights (like macarons or doughnuts), choosing an altogether different dessert (hello, brownies and waffles! ), or embracing a non-cake dessert that honours your wedding's setting or cultural background. Your wedding venue will want to know how and when you are going to serve dessert to the guests, so be mindful of organising these details ahead of time.
If you are opting for an alternative such as a stacked cheese ‘cake’, your wedding venue may be able to provide this as part of their catering so it’s worth asking while you're you're touring venues if you think this is something you might opt for.
Per person, a half-bottle of wine is considered a normal amount at a wedding. You may think that you know individuals who will gladly consume more alcohol than that at a wedding reception, but it's been proven to even out amongst those who aren't drinking or prefer a different drink with their meal.
Your wedding venue will gladly assist you when it comes to deciding on how much food and drink to account for per person and if you choose a Birmingham-based supplie,r they may also be able to help you when it comes to providing locally produced food and drink that can bring an added element to your big day.
You won't be let down by the variety of thrilling wedding venues you can find if you're considering holding a special Birmingham celebration in one of the city's outstanding "dry hire" locations. Dry hire is where, as the organisers, you will be in charge of pulling all the different elements of your wedding together yourself from organising the ceremony, table and chairs, catering and other elements to ensure an exciting and well-put-together wedding day. You could look at venues like The Kitchen Garden, The custard Factory and Unique Venues Birmingham if you want to look at some ways in which you can really leave your mark on your venue. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to put together a wedding like this with so many different elements to think about but venues that specialise in dry hire will help you to ensure nothing is missed so you are able to celebrate in style.
Photobooths are a great way to get guests mingling at the event and talking about your wedding for weeks to come! Birmingham is home to fantastic photobooth suppliers who will transform the space inside your venue into a fun and exciting activity that can be enjoyed by all your guests. When on the hunt for suppliers speak with your venue to see if they have any special recommendations for suppliers that have worked in their space before. Make sure that you pick a reputable company who are happy to give you a firm idea of what is included within the package, as well as holding the relevant Public Liability insurance.
The best way to book a church wedding in Birmingham is to contact the Vicar of the Church you are hoping to get married in as different churches can have slightly different policies when it comes to being married there. In most cases, Banns will need to be read out for 4 weeks prior to the wedding which you will have to be in attendance for. To add to this, each church will also have different costs associated with getting married there so it's best to understand these before you book at the church. After a church wedding, most couples will then take their pick of one of the stunning wedding venues in and around Birmingham to celebrate their nuptials alongside their family and friends so you will also need to think about transport from the church to the venue ceremony.