Weddings at Edgbaston: Rohit & Happi’s story
C & E
20 Jan 2017
6 minutes read
One of our lovely couples held their wedding reception here at Edgbaston Stadium on 28th August 2016. Here they share their story with us:
Rohit & Happi met when they started working together. Through daily banter and common interests they started dating and fast forward 4 years Rohit finally plucked up the courage and set the scene for a romantic proposal on one of Hawaii’s beautiful beaches – and of course Happi said YES! For both it was truly magical and the whole trip was unforgettable.
Why you chose Edgbaston as your wedding venue?
We chose Edgbaston Stadium as the package was somewhat unique. There was so much included with multiple spaces on offer and all at a very competitive rate. The most important factor was whether they had our date available as it was on a popular bank holiday weekend.
"Our liaison manager, Navneet was extremely accommodating, helpful and approachable throughout the entire process."
Our liaison manager, Navneet was extremely accommodating, helpful and approachable throughout the entire process. The Banqueting suite is a blank canvas and with the help of our suppliers, they helped bring our vision to life and give the room the WOW factor.
It is a quirky venue in the sense that it’s not the norm and it’s an international cricket ground. The space on offer is unrivalled within Birmingham. We had our champagne and canapes reception in the 1882 room which overlooks the iconic pitch. Guests then moved into the main Banqueting Suite which is a huge space and can also be partitioned if need be.
Other important factors we considered was the location and car parking, which the stadium has plenty of. The stadium is near the city centre with excellent motorway links – a real winner for all of our out of town guests.
How many guests attended your wedding?
A testimonial about the day and how it all unfolded
The team at Edgbaston Stadium alongside our suppliers transformed the room into our perfect dream vision through the décor, production and lighting. With delegation, communication and teamwork everything ran like clockwork and it was a relief to know our meticulous planning was paying off.
Guests arrived for the drinks reception from where everyone could admire the views of the cricket pitch on a lovely summer evening. We were able to have our photo displayed on the scoreboard - this special touch went down well with our guests. The 1882 Club offers fantastic views with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pitch. When we arrived we were secretly escorted to one of the Executive Boxes without being seen, so we could relax before making our big entrance.
As it was an evening reception, the curtains were drawn and the whole room was draped. We even had a custom ‘tunnel’ built which meant guests would enter the Banqueting Suite more towards the middle of the room, rather than pitch side. With spotlights adorning the ceilings and surrounding the dancefloor, the room was set – our masterpiece had come to life.
The G4S and Edgbaston staff made us feel at ease in what felt like a military operation at the time but it was all an exciting experience. The DJ played a short dramatic video we had professionally prepared and then we entered the room and walked to the front serenaded by a live Saxophonist. It was an experience we will never forget – all eyes were on us.
Your experience with Edgbaston through the booking and planning process
It was a long year but because of Navneet’s help in the process (not to forget, patience) it all paid off. The event was a major success, all of the guests had nothing but glowing feedback of our reception and the extra touches like the scoreboard photo were truly admired.
"Our vision combined with the venue’s help along with the other fantastic suppliers made our wedding reception spectacular."
Our vision combined with the venue’s help along with the other fantastic suppliers made our wedding reception spectacular. The venue was unique, spacious and adaptable which made our wedding a very special day.
What was your favourite part/ highlight of the wedding?
The highlight of our wedding was the amazing food provided by Mahirs and music/dancing. They did not let us down, everyone was blown away by the food. On to our award winning DJ’s, ‘USR’. They kept the dance floor rocking with hit after hit. The staging and light show (with credit to Delsonic) also wowed us when it was complete and lit up the room, ready for a rave. Another highlight was our incredible outfits which we had a huge part in designing ourselves in collaboration with talented designers. We wanted to ensure we complimented each other and didn’t have any regrets with how we looked on our big day(s).
Any advice for couples currently planning their special day?
Convey your vision accurately and in as much detail to your suppliers. Don't be afraid to be critical as it's the only way to ensure you get exactly what you ask for. Also don't skimp on quality, especially with food and service - trust us! When it's done well, your guests will never forget it.
Contact us today for more information
If you would like more information on our Catered and Self-Catered Weddings, please call Navneet Mangat our Special Events Sales Coordinator on 0121 446 3632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wedding is very personal to you and we’re here to help you every step of the way