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The Old Library

The Old Library

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The Old Library

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  • Restored Victorian architecture
  • Light, open and airy atmosphere
  • Literary themed cocktails at the Library Bar
  • Exquisite on-site catering with lots of choice
  • Stunning Original period Victorian windows
  • Centrally located in the city of Birmingham
  • Hires exclusive to you and your wedding needs
  • Experienced events team to help with planning

This building is a marvel of lovingly restored Victorian architecture and is widely known for its colourful quirks and airy, romantic atmosphere. The unique setting will ensure a truly special day for both you and your guests.

After you've said your 'I dos' under the magnificent arched windows, impress your guests with canapés and literary themed cocktails at the Library Bar. All drinks are paired with the food to add that special attention to detail and make your day as memorable as possible.


This venue was originally opened in 1866 as one of Birmingham's five free libraries. After being bought several times, it's now the only one remaining, sporting an air of Victorian elegance and boasting years of charm and personality. Although it's over 150 years old, the interior is fresh and oozes with romance containing white walls and skylights.


Main Hall

The Main Hall showcases some of the venues best features such as original Victorian windows and high-vaulted ceilings and a further space through three grand archways for additional room for your guests.

This gorgeous room is open and flooded with natural light thanks to its immense arched windows, vaulted ceilings and skylights. It seats ceremonies and has an adjoining bar and dance floor for receptions.

The natural character of the hall makes it the perfect place to share your vows with your partner and your dearest family and friends. Following the ceremony, the hall is transformed into the reception room where you can drink, eat and dance the night away.

Ceremony capacity - 150 guests
Reception capacity - 150 guests


This unique and beautiful setting is the perfect location for a drinks reception, filled with colourful, quirky furniture. It's a great space for guests to mingle and enjoy themselves whilst you are taking your wedding photographs in the surrounding area.

Reception capacity - 150 guests


The in house catering team at The Old Library offer a delicious range of treats and sweets for you and your guests to indulge.

With sumptuous menus for three course meals, evening buffets where you can choose either a standard or deluxe array of food and late night snacks, you'll feel spoilt for choice.

The wide range of choices include vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options in order to suit your needs.


Though there is no accommodation on-site, the venue is only a quarter of a mile from Birmingham city centre, where there are plenty of hotels and B and B's. Ask the experienced events team for more information.

If this lovely literary location has swept you off your feet, click the contact buttons for more information.

Gibb Street,
B9 4AA
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