Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Where: In the leafy suburbs of East Birmingham.

What: An amazing 10 acres of 18th Century formal garden.

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Weddings: Not licensed, but the nearby 17th Century church and hotel (the former ‘big house’) both are. Great site for a marquee or a tipi-based reception in utterly amazing surroundings comprising elements such as a holly maze, large lawned areas, ponds etc.

Who: Your contact at this venue is Glynis Powell or Sue Brain and both are available on 0121 749 4100 or by e-mail at admin@cbhgt.org.uk

Web: www.cbhgt.org.uk

 

Blakesley Hall

blakesley hallWhere: In the northern suburbs of Birmingham.

What: Late sixteenth century timber framed farmhouse built by Richard Smalbroke who was from a local merchant family.

Weddings: The Hall and Barn (both ancient) are licensed for weddings, but you need to find a separate reception venue.

Who: Anne-Marie Hayes books weddings and she can be phoned on 0121 464 2193 or e-mail her on anne-marie.hayes@birmingham.gov.uk

Web: www.bmag.org.uk

The Dudley Canal Centre

the dudley canal centreWhere: Dudley, North of Birmingham (or rather beneath Dudley).

What: You get married in the unique underground ’Singing Cavern’ – how unique is that!

Weddings: The space is licensed for up to 50 guests seated in the caverns. Guests travel by boat and are joined by the Bride and Groom for the ceremony. Licensed for weddings, but no reception facilities on site. June (administrator) can point you in the direction of nearby venues such as Stourton Village Hall which is not far from this site, and in a rural location. Contact the Village Hall Secretary, Margaret Rogers on 01384 872073, or e-mail her on margaretmhrg@aol.com

Who: June Hodgetts runs the wedding bookings and may be phoned on 01384 236275, or e-mailed on bookings@dudleycanaltrust.org.uk

Webwww.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk

Hire (and transform) a Village Hall.

hire and dress a village hallVillage Halls can make great wedding reception venues and often have kitchens your caterers can use as well as water, power, toilets, tables and parking. To find a hall in your area try www.hallshire.com

What you save on hire charges can be put into hiring a professional hall dresser (and the catering!).

We know a few excellent venue stylists who can transform a village hall or a scout hut. The picture to the right shows what  ‘Debonair Venue Styling’ did to a scout hut for a wedding client.

They are at  www.debonairvenuestyling.co.uk or call 01922 649399 or e-mail them at    info@debonairvenuestyling.co.uk.

We also know Abigail Cunningham of Pumpkin Events, another passionate venue stylist with a great team behind her – go to www.pumpkinevents.co.uk or call 0800 046 1027 or e-mail her at abigail@pumpkinevents.co.uk

Debonair Venue Styling and Pumpkin Events DON’T just transform Village Halls either. They work in marquees, stately homes – indeed they can utterly transform any space you wish.

Kemp & Kemp customers who have booked their wedding catering qualify for preferential rates with Debonair Venue Styling.

Kemp & Kemp Catering

kemp and kempWedding catering that features food that is always homemade by us. We make everything from scratch with nothing brought in or ‘from frozen’.

Karen Kemp is an inspired, passionate cook, heavily influenced by Nigel Slater, with more than a little ‘River Cafe’, some early Jamie and plenty of fresh Delia.We don’t do ‘Package A, Package B’ style catering because we believe it is important to design your food around you, your venue and the season.

We can work at every site listed on this website and will travel 75 miles from our base in Stafford. Marquee weddings are a speciality too.

No Corkage, No Set Menus – Just sensational food with exceptional service. 

The Wedding Industry Award Winners ‘Wedding Caterers of the Year‘ for the West Midlands in 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017! 

Call 0800 6444566 or visit www.kempandkempcatering.co.uk