With its convenient position in the UK and excellent transport links that take you straight into the heart of the action, Birmingham is an ideal place to host a small or large event. The diverse culture and vibrant community vibe also make it a lively and exciting place to experience city life while enjoying a host of unique destinations such as the Jewellery Quarter, Symphony Hall and The NEC.
So with more people visiting the city than ever before, take a look at why you should consider hosting your next event in this thriving location.
Getting to Birmingham has never been easier, and it’s even more straightforward if you hop on the train. Cities are renowned for expensive or limited parking. However, encouraging the use of public transport means more people can access your event. The city’s central station, Birmingham New Street, has seen a vast £600 million redevelopment in recent years. It gives you access to surrounding areas and other UK destinations within a few hours. Planning transport for an event is essential, and using the city as your base opens up a world of opportunity to showcase your offering.
Rich cultural scene
Birmingham is renowned for having some of the largest shopping areas in the country, but that’s not all that’s special about this spot. The city is home to a diverse cultural vibe that has transformed the food and arts scene. It boasts award-winning street food and Michelin starred restaurants, plus has a host of different cuisines available to impress your guests. Hosting an event here gives you access to all this delicious food and many small and large catering companies can supply tasty dishes tailored to your audience.
Plenty of event venues to choose from
Whatever type of event you’re planning to have, there is a host of venues available across the city that can host it. On a large scale, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is one of the most infamous locations that have all types of events throughout the year. There is also an abundance of smaller venues that can cater for private parties, meetings and conferences. Hiring an open space for outside events is also an option, and you could find a marquee for sale so you could use it time and time again for future events instead of hiring one.
Tons of accommodation options
If attendees are coming from near and far, ensuring they have sufficient choice of accommodation is essential. Fortunately, Birmingham has plenty to offer your guests, including luxury hotel stays and out of city bed-and-breakfast options. The range of overnight stays is suitable for all budget ranges and gives people the chance to explore the city before and after attending an event. Many spots have excellent transport links directly into the centre, and trains and buses serve the wider community and further afield too.
Birmingham is an excellent location for a potential event location and gives you the chance to capture a wider audience from across the UK.