Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is a Grade II* listed building that provides a unique and sophisticated venue for your wedding or civil partnership. It's central location in the heart of Birmingham makes it an ideal venue for your guests. We can accommodate your civil ceremony, your reception or your whole celebration.

For more information see below, alternatively download the text of this page as a PDF document: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Wedding Brochure (PDF).

Your Ceremony

Waterhall is licensed for civil ceremonies so you can say your vows in a bright and airy venue with high ceilings, stunning architecture and fine art adorning the walls.

Our capacity for civil ceremonies is up to 200 people so no one will miss out on seeing you say “I do”.

Civil Ceremonies in the Waterhall are priced at £1,500 (inclusive of VAT) and include:

  • Exclusive hire of the Waterhall for a three hour period
  • A private room to meet with your Registrar
  • A dedicated wedding coordinator on hand to ensure your ceremony goes perfectly
  • All necessary furniture and arrangement of chairs for your guests
  • Use of designated areas in the museum for photography

You can choose to book the Waterhall for just your civil ceremony or we can take care of your entire special day. Whatever works best for you!

Live Stream your Wedding

We know how important your Big Day is and now we can help you to share it with your friends and family wherever they are in the world. There can be many reasons why some guests may not be able to be with you on the day, but now they can all tune in and take part in the excitement and emotion as if they were with you in the room.

Our discrete and professional live streaming service is the perfect way to include all your loved ones and to ensure that they don’t miss a moment. 

Your dedicated wedding co-ordinator will be with you all the way ensuring that everything runs smoothly from start to finish. The final bonus is that we give you a copy of the stream to keep for ever – a wonderful way to save the memory of your perfect day!

Included in the price:

  • Pre ceremony consultation
  • Full professional technical support throughout
  • Two cameras offering full coverage of the event – one wide angle and one to follow the ceremony
  • High quality audio capture
  • A recording of the live stream available after the wedding

Contact our team for a quotation.

Your Reception

If you choose to host your wedding reception with us, your party will congregate in the Round Room with its ornate glass domed ceiling.

The Industrial Gallery will then play host to your wedding breakfast where your guests will be seated with magnificent views of the stunning space whilst toasting to your long and happy marriage.

Wedding reception in the Industrial Gallery

Once your dinner is over, prepare to dance the night away in the Edwardian Tearooms before setting off into the night as a newly married couple.

We are able to accommodate 50 - 140 for seated dining at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, or 50 - 250 for a drinks reception or standing buffet.

You’ll find information on our two Reception Packages below, but if you’ve got something particular in mind do let us know. Our in-house team can create bespoke packages and menus to suit your special day!

Silver and Gold Reception Packages

Both our Silver and Gold Wedding Reception packages include:

  • A dedicated wedding co-ordinator
  • Exclusive use of the hired spaces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Tables, chairs, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • White linen table cloths and napkins
  • Presentation table for your wedding cake including silver cake knife
  • Use of the hired spaces for photography
  • Complimentary menu tasting for the Bride and Groom
  • Afternoon Tea in the Edwardian Tearooms to celebrate your 1st Wedding Anniversary 

Silver Edition Package - all guests will receive:

  • Welcome drink
  • Three course Wedding Breakfast
  • Tea, coffee and after dinner mints
  • One glass of house wine
  • Still or sparkling water (one bottle of each per table)
  • One glass of Prosecco for the toast

Gold Edition Package - all guests will receive:

  • A glass of Prosecco or Elderflower & Lime Cocktail on arrival
  • Three course Wedding Breakfast
  • Tea, coffee and after dinner mints
  • Half a bottle of house wine
  • Still or sparkling water (one bottle of each per table)
  • One glass of Prosecco for the toast

For both packages we are able to cater for 50 - 140 people (prices on request).

Contact Us

For more information or to book please call our expert team now on 0121 348 8082 or email