In this month’s hidden gem venues, venue co-ordinator Rosie Harper gives an insight on some new, unusual and outside of the box venues within the UK that would be great to use for hosting an event. As the demand of quirky venues outside of London is on the rise, below are some great venues that you must check out!

The Compound, Birmingham – Located in the Jewellery Quarter, this artistic space is full of industrial character and is truly a hidden gem in Birmingham. The former textile factory can accommodate up to 110 standing and is made up of 3 self-contained living spaces, a 25-seat cinema, a speakeasy bar, art studio, 4 bedrooms and an indoor garden. This venue has held events for some leading troupes in the film, music and media industries such as MTV, Red Bull, Warner Brothers and Channel 4, to name a few. This space would be great for product launches and any experiential events.

Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire – This venue is a renowned award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire. The venuepot team previously used the sculpture galleries for events, but recently, we have discovered the warehouse space. The Calder – a contemporary art space is an 800 square metre Victoria Mill that has been converted from a former textiles mill. The space can hold up to 280 people theatre style and is great for product launches, photo shoots and gala dinners. This venue has a real mixture of modern and industrial spaces and the venue is also located on a river, so the area is very picturesque.

Palm House Sefton Park, Liverpool – Located in Sefton Park this stunning Grade 2 Victorian Glasshouse will truly create the ‘wow’ factor for your event. The stunning Glasshouse can accommodate up to 220 guests for a dinner and up to 400 guests for a drinks reception. You can dine amongst the palm trees, orchids and many more colourful rare plants. The space really speaks for itself! You really don’t have to do much to make your event look magical at this venue.

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