2 Weddings (no funeral)

On Thursday 3 April we were invited to the Wedding Open Evening of two of Fazeley Events’ unique wedding venues in Digbeth, Fazeley Studios and the Old Library. Not been before? Well you are in for a treat…

When we received the invite, I knew I wanted to go, as I had been to both of these venues previously and had fallen in love with them. However, I needed an engaged friend to go with.. Bingo! Caralyn, our Business Development Manager has just got engaged.. the perfect excuse, ‘helping a friend’.

Firstly we went over to The Old Library which once upon a time was, (funnily enough) an old Library, in fact one of the first free Libraries in Birmingham. The first thing that caught my eye was the character of the building, the tall arched windows and original pillars which gives the venue a natural beauty. The tables were each laid out with a simple flower arrangement in the centre, headed up with the top table. With the nights getting lighter as we head into summer (hoorah), we viewed the venue in daylight, however I can imagine with the creative lighting the venue offers, it would look spectacular in the evening and really ‘wow’ your guests. The Old Library speaks for itself, there’s no need for all those extra ruffles and ribbons, it’s beauty in its natural form.

The Old Library is available for wedding ceremonies, seated receptions and evening receptions, so you could have the whole sha-bang there… How handy? It can accommodate up to 150 guests for the ceremony and sit-down reception and up to 300 guests for the evening reception, and can be made equally intimate for smaller weddings.

After leaving The Old Library we took a short walk over to Fazeley Studios, which is a converted Unitarian chapel from 1870’s. It has also recently been featured in British Vogue as a “breathtaking blend of period and modern design.” As you walk through the large blue doors, off an unassuming road in Digbeth, you step in to the Grand Gallery, a magnificent reception area with high ceilings and arched windows, staying true to its origins.

The unique venue is split into an array of areas, giving a great deal of space whilst maintaining that exclusive and intimate feel, not to mention your own private courtyard in the middle. Again, Fazeley Studios speaks for its self and is a unique venue that I would consider as one of Birmingham’s greatest hidden gems, which no doubt will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests!

With the ability to seat 150 guests, full catering services and a fantastic team on hand to ensure everything is spot on from start to finish, I think it could only be a recipe for success!

A blog post isn’t enough to really explain the beauty and potential of these two venues; however I hope I have been able to bring them to life a little and entice you enough to check them out for yourselves!

Ellie (10/4/14)

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