Gay-Friendly / Same-Sex / LGBTQ Wedding Venues in West Midlands
Reasons to Get Married in the West Midlands
Your wedding day is one of the – if not the – most important days of your life. Unfortunately, that often leads to a lot of unnecessary pressure and stress on the brides/grooms! At Pink Wedding Venues, we take pride in the fact we reduce some of that stress. We’ve compiled a list of all the best gay-friendly wedding venues in the country, so you no longer have to worry about if your venue will be not just accepting of your same-sex marriage, but actively proud to celebrate it. They’re nicely arranged into counties, so all you have to do is select the county. If you haven’t already got your heart set on a certain county – or if you’re just shopping around – why not go for the West Midlands?
Okay, so the West Midlands may not be the most obvious choice when picking a wedding venue county, but then again, who wants to be traditional? How many weddings have you been to in coastal towns in Southern England? How about London weddings? Yep, we’ve been to a few! Getting married in the West Midlands is unusual (unless you live there), and will make you stand out. Plus, not only is it the second most-populated county in the UK, but it is also home to lots of stunning gay-friendly wedding venues – how convenient!
While most people think of the city skylines of Birmingham and Wolverhampton when they picture the West Midlands, there are heaps of stately homes and country manors that make the perfect setting for tying the knot. Imagine sipping champagne on the lawn of a stately home, listening to the birdsong as newlyweds, surrounded by your family and friends. Doesn’t that sound perfect?!
If you don’t fancy a large stately home – it’s not for everyone! – wait til you hear what else the West Midlands has in store. Ever fancied getting married in an old library? How about a trendy converted studio? Both of these dreams can become reality if you choose to tie the knot in the county. There are also a ton of hotels that vary in size, so whether you’ve got 10 guests or 200, you’ll be able to find something to suit your wedding party.
Due to the bustling nature of the county, there are loads of great activities on offer, from art galleries to shopping, zoos to museums, and for chocolate lovers, you can also visit Cadbury world. This means your guests will be able to enjoy a few pre/post wedding activities if they decide to make a weekend of it. There is also an airport in Birmingham, so if you’re dying to get away on your honeymoon, you can be sat on that plane ASAP.
Here are some interesting facts about the West Midlands (which make great talking points!):
1. The world’s first Odeon cinema opened in Birmingham in 1930!
2. Coventry was the only place in the UK to lose a cathedral in the world war bombing. The replacement was designed by architect Basil Spence.
3. Not a traditional choice for wedding cuisine, but the Balti curry was actually invented in Birmingham.
For information on the legalities of getting married (Eg. Informing the registrar of your "Intent to Marry") please look at the West Midlands Council's Website