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On since 2022

Last update: February 2024

With its soaring vaulted ceilings, breath-taking original windows and its blend of functional, open plan space and Victorian Gothic elegance, it is easy to see why The Old Library is a much-loved venue for weddings.
Since being faithfully restored from The Old Library’s origins as one of Birmingham’s first free libraries in 1866, this historic setting has played host to many happy and unique wedding days. Wedding guests will be left mesmerised by the architecturally stunning building, which is flooded with natural daylight and exudes a romantic atmosphere.


You can rest assured that your guests will be amazed by our beautiful venue. It’s original gothic Victorian windows, soaring high beamed ceiling and four grand archways exude a romantic atmosphere that will put your guests in the perfect mood for watching your special moment. The Old Library is nestled amongst the bustling and diverse community of Digbeth, providing a variety of unique backdrops for those all-important wedding photos. This hidden gem can easily cater to a particular theme that has been envisaged for a wedding day.

Whether you want a civil, celebrant or humanist ceremony with us – the choice is yours. We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies and also host a variety of fun and personalised celebrant and humanist ceremonies.

Our friendly and experienced team of wedding coordinators are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. You will be invited to at least three meetings in the run up to your big day, where you will be guided step-by-step through all the timings of the event and to chat through your catering, décor, and entertainment choices. We will be on hand right through from enquiry, to your wedding, and post-wedding.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for The Old Library

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Victoria B. Sent on 20/07/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and impressive venue

Happy with service provided on the day. They wanted to make sure everything went right on the day and were very attentive to any requests we had. They ensured everything was set up between ceremony and meal including our own homemade table centrepieces. Very friendly staff. There were a few miscommunications between ourselves or between our caterers before the day but they went over and above on the day. They did well to accommodate our external Indian caterers and everyone pulled together on the day.
Caroline B. Sent on 27/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic experience!

The staff at The Old Library were so helpful. They were flexible when we had some last minute changes, and were always available on the other end of the photo for a quick chat. I would highly recommend The Old Library!
Allouise Sent on 30/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the wonderful compliments from all our guests on the venue, the staff and the food!! We had a chorus of ‘best wedding food ever’ to a barrage of enquires chiming ‘can we take left overs home.”
Chantelle Sent on 30/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating
“Can I just say another huge thank you to you and your team. I can't express how grateful we are to you for helping us with the best day of our lives! So many people commented on how wonderful you were throughout the day.”
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The Old Library Real Weddings

Izzy & Nancy
53 photos · 25/03/2023
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73 photos · 28/12/2018

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