Great wedding locations within the Midlands you may not have thought of

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Managing Wedding, Wedding tips |

midlands wedding venuesWhen you live in the Midlands, there are several great places available for a wedding that are worth looking into. There are several locations perfect for wedding festivities that you may not have even thought of. Choosing to have a wedding in one of these lesser-known locations may give you a more memorable experience.

Sutton Coldfield

One of the most interesting things about Sutton Coldfield is that it is home to Sutton Park, one of the nicest urban parks in the region. The picturesque New Hall Mill is in the park, and open several times per year. These locations are ideal for memorable photos. If you’re looking for that fairytale wedding experience, consider the Belfry Hotel, with indoor and outdoor facilities for up to 300 guests and a delicious gourmet menu. There are several churches here that are old and scenic, making great wedding locations, including medieval Holy Trinity Church, Arts and Crafts-Gothic-inspired Four Oaks Methodist Church, and Arts and crafts-influenced Church of All Saints.

See wedding photography in Sutton Coldfield (Lee Glasgow) for some ideas about scenery in the area.

Charlotte + Matt | New Hall, Sutton Coldfield | Sutton and Birmingham Wedding Photojournalist Stuart James


Lichfield is quite famous for its medieval cathedral with three distinct spires and Church of St. Chad, famous for its well. These locations will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into another era. The Wyatt Pavillion at the famous School House restaurant has stunning views that are ideal for your wedding photography, with a meadow, brook and lovely bridge easily in view.

Lichfield wedding


Solihull is a picturesque little town that offers several unique places for a dream wedding. Though it is small, two of its venues are in high demand at all times. The Regency Hotel is known for its all-inclusive wedding packages and dedicated wedding planners who help everything go smoothly. Another great place for an ideal wedding is the St. John’s Hotel, which specialises in ethnic weddings, as well as civil and religious services.

Solihull wedding


Though it is one of the bigger cities in the Midlands, many couples getting married overlook wedding venues in Birmingham in favour of other locations. A hidden jewel tucked away in the city is the Old Library, which was founded as one of the first public libraries in the city in 1866. It has undergone extensive restoration, with plenty of open space maximised to its fullest potential for wedding photography. Another great place to bear in mind if you prefer being married in a garden setting is the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. There are three spaces for special events nestled inside 15 acres of beautiful landscaping.

Birmingham wedding