Best Venues in Birmingham for Small Events

When it comes to organising an event, location is key. Whether you are hosting a party, conference or reception, Birmingham is always everyone’s favourite city. And rightly so! For those of you who are looking for the perfect venue for a smaller affair, Birmingham has something for everyone. We know that venue hunting can be a task and a half, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best venues for small events in Birmingham. If you are looking for something a little more specific, head over to our website and make use of our free venue finding services.

Hare & Hounds

The Hare & Hounds has been around for a pretty long time, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a great time there. Playing host to local Birmingham legends UB40’s first ever gig in 1979, the venue has quickly established itself as one of the most influential music venues in the UK. This bespoke pub in Kings Heath is a great venue for a small event such as a party or mini celebration; with two downstairs bars serving fantastic food, and live music (from the likes of Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and Ellie Goulding) and club nights upstairs.


High St.
Kings Heath
B14 7JZ

Sunflower Lounge

Located just a short walk away from New Street Station, the Sunflower Lounge is a popular and independent music venue, hosting some of the greatest live music shows in the country. Not only is the lounge a fantastic place to kick back and relax to some local music, the venue also acts as a restaurant. You can guarantee that you’ll get food of the best quality here, so why not book for a private get together, or any other small event. If delicious pub grub is your thing, the Sunflower Lounge is perfect for you. Their drinks aren’t half bad either!


76 Smallbrook Queensway
B5 4EG


Not many people would think of booking an apartment for an event, but you’ll be surprised at what you can do with the space. Not just a sleeping space and hotel, the City Nites is a luxury, self-catering living space that can be hired out for a range of small events. As with most hotels, all you need to do is hire out a room and you can make the venue suit your individual event needs. What more could you ask for from a venue? You can choose between the Arena Suite and the King Suite, both parties and events with around 20-25 guests.


Arena View
2 Edward St.
B1 2RX


Located in Birmingham’s creative hub, the Custard Factory, the Old Library is a beautiful venue that is like nothing you have ever seen before. With the ability to be transformed into anything from a magical party to a small conference meeting, this space is unique and completely versatile. An elegant venue with stunning surroundings, it is on par with Leicester’s iconic Empire Hall. The Old Library is an extremely popular venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions, but don’t let that put you off hosting a memorable meeting or party. It provides an inspiring backdrop for any smaller event – certain to spruce up a boring old meeting.


Gibb St.
B9 4AA


Calling all music lovers. For all those rockers out there, the Flapper is one of the best places to grab a few drinks. Although it may not be the swankiest joint in town, it definitely offers a fantastic experience. Gigs and live music performances are on the regular here, so you can be sure to be treated to some great music. If you are looking for a pocket sized pub to hold your party, this alternative/rock & roll canalside pub is perfect. Over the years it has established itself as being one of the most popular, independent live music venues. Why not come down and see for yourself?


Cambrian Wharf
Kingston Row
B1 2NU

Can’t find what you are looking for? Head on over to our website and use our free services to help you find the perfect venue. Simply fill in our quick and easy enquiry form (it only takes about 2 minutes!) and you’ll soon be on your way to finding the best event space for you. Feel free to get in touch with one of our team by calling 0800 210 0647 to get the ball rolling.