Wedding Photography Birmingham

Birmingham is the second most populous city in the United Kingdom with over 1,075,000 residents. A medium sized market town during the medieval period, Birmingham grew to international prominence in the 18th century at the heart of the industrial revolution, which saw the town at the forefront of worldwide developments in science, technology and economic organisation, producing a series of innovations that laid the foundations of modern industrial society.

By 1791 Birmingham was being hailed as “the first manufacturing town in the world”. Birmingham’s distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity to provide the base for much of the prosperity seen in the last quarter of the 20th century. Under leaders Thomas Attwood and Joseph Chamberlain, Birmingham was to be given unparalleled political influence outside of the capital and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy.

Today Birmingham is a major international commercial centre, with a GDP of $90bn – the economy, the second largest in the UK and 72nd largest in the World. Birmingham boasts 6 universities, the most outside of London. The city’s major cultural institutions, include the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and The Birmingham Royal Ballet. Birmingham also boasts three major Theatres, Symphony Hall, NIA, NEC and the O2 Academy.

Birmingham also boast two major Football Clubs, Aston Villa and Birmingham City as well as Edgbaston Cricket Ground – home to Warwickshire CCC

Although Christianity is the largest religion in Birmingham, the city’s religious profile is highly diverse – outside of London, Birmingham has the UK’s largest Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist communities, its second largest Hindu community and the 7th largest Jewish community.

St Philips Cathedral was upgraded from church status in 1905, there are two other cathedrals St Chad’s ( Roman Catholic ) and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and St Andrew.

Wedding Venues Birmingham

The list is an endless one – so here is a list of the top 5 as voted for by the Birmingham Evening Mail

Botanical Gardens – www.birmingham 01231 454 1860

Highbury Hall – 0121 303 2050

The Bond Company – 0121 766 7400

The Old Library –  0121 224 8486

The Council House – 0121 303 2050