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Over 25 years of History at Hilton Birmingham Metropole

As Event Professionals, who have grown up in the exciting world of events, we’ve been visiting many venues in our teens and watched the changes as they open, grow and develop. We present some nostalgic memories and events over the past few years of one of our favourite venues Birmingham Hilton Metropole.

When we first started working at Birmingham Hilton Metropole, we recall the first few years when the famous Monarch Suite opened. Now over the years, we have worked on numerous events at Kings Suite, Monarch Suite and have even held events at our own at the Palace Suite and Library Suite!

The venue has a great Sales Team and Operations team to support client events teams deliver spectacular events. The venue is the largest venue in the West Midlands hosting over 1500 events annually.

A Venue for Large Events in The West Midlands

Birmingham Hilton Metropole is so centrally based, its location makes it so convenient for event companies and clients across the country. The venue has 33 function rooms to all many types of meetings and conventions of different sizes. From the Monarch Suite with a capacity of 2,000 delegates to smaller event space – the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel is one of the premier conference hotels in both the UK and Europe.

We have worked at Hilton Birmingham Hotel for many different events from charity events, to gala dinners to scrumptious breakfast meetings to an impressive, dazzling awards dinner.

Highlights of the Hotel

  • 33 flexible meeting and event rooms for up to 2,000 people
  • Easily accessible via road, rail or air, with 600 parking spaces
  • 15 minutes to Birmingham city center
  • Dedicated event planner onsite, large range of catering menus available
  • Branding opportunities throughout the hotel
  • 790 guest rooms

We share some of our most favourite events at the hotel over the years which gives you great ideas of how versatile the venue is for a range of events and just why we love working there!

Catwalk design in 2010

Eventologists worked on a stunning catwalk design with a theme that resembled Alice in Winterland. A gorgeous ribbon canopy ceiling which swayed and displayed rainbow colours as light hit it!

Tree Hire at Luxury Wedding 2012

In 2012, we booked Palace Suite for our own family wedding. The event was attended by over 600 people and it was this event that we designed and made our stunning blossom trees that we are so well known for. Following the impeccable service that we experienced from Hilton Hotel, we have been the biggest fans of the venue, always recommending it as a great space to hold events! 

Venue Transformation in the Palace Suite 2016

In 2016, we designed and produced a stunning domed floral chandelier for an event in the Palace Suite for the after party for a Pub Group. This was bespoke production transformed the room into a luxury nightclub that was attended by almost 3000 guests over 4 nights. 

Venue Transformation with Metro Production Group October 2017

We worked with Metro Production Group on a stunning gala dinner and awards event where they had designed and installed an awesome stage set with a heart design and really funky lighting. Inspired  by the design, Eventologists designed table centres that held hearts to link with the stage design. 

Las Vegas Theme for PWC March 2018

Our Event stylists worked on an awesome event for PWC in the Monarch Suite where the after conference theme was Vegas. The Eventologists team transformed the Monarch Suite into a an opulent dining area with a stunning Vegas style entrance with iconic Vegas Props that you would expect to see at the famous Vegas Hotels include 2 large Sphinx props at the doorway and an Eiffel Tower. After dinner, we transformed the Warwick Suite and lobby into a classy casino with slot machines, casino games and even roaming magicians!

Bar Design for Ciroc Vodka 2019

The brief was cool and contemporary for a Ciroc branded bar and Eventologists Design Team created a stunning uber chic VIP bar with funky seating, contemporary ceiling with pixel tubes hanging from the ceiling, a stunning mirror floor along with mirror furniture and Ciroc branded angel wings!

Hilton Christmas Party December 2019

Eventologists delivered the most gorgeous Peaky Blinders Themed Party for the Hilton Birmingham Metropole staff. No guys deserve to let their hair down more than the Hilton Team. This 20’s Great Gatsby theme night inspired many to dress up, reenact scenes from Peaky Blinders and even act like gangsters from the Prohibition age. Eventologists delivered a stunning 20’s themed entrance outside the Monarch Suite, opulent Gold Lamp Table Centres and a gold tree prop in the chill out seating area – 20’s themed entertainers added to the ambience on the night – what a great memorable night for everyone!

Crufts at Hilton Birmingham Metropole March 2020

One of the very last installations before lockdown was a very British theme to celebrate Crufts 2020 including some very cute lit Dog Table Centres. We created a Traditional Pub Garden Theme for this very famous British annual show which included chill-out sofa hire, picnic table hire and other Pub Themed Décor to make both owners and their pooches as comfy as possible.

And this is why we love Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The rooms offer so many possibilities for all sorts of events and we have worked there for such a long time that our history that they are our friends and right now we miss being there right now during lockdown. We miss working there and having the banter that we usually have with staff and colleagues. They stand as a beacon for the events industry in Birmingham and we wish them well as they start to return back to business in the not so distant future!