While Birmingham city centre is the prime choice for an unforgettable night out, Eastside is often overlooked. However, whether you’re looking to have a boozy night out or a day surrounded by creativity and fun activities, Eastside has loads to offer. It’s an excellent location for everyone’s night out, whether you’re a student, celebrating with friends or spending time with family. So here are a few reasons why your next night out should be spent in Eastside.

1. It’s close to transport links 

Eastside is located near a range of transport links, making it easy for you and your family and friends to travel in and out of Birmingham. This is perfect if you can’t find a designated driver and it allows you to get home safely after a night of drinking. Transport links include:

2. It’s close to Birmingham city centre 

Eastside is also just a short walk from Birmingham city centre, placing you close to a range of bars and restaurants. This allows you to explore different bars, restaurants and activities to make your night unforgettable. 

Being in close proximity to the city centre means you can forgo expensive taxis and Ubers when travelling to different venues, helping you save money that can be spent on things that make your night extra special. 

2. A range of student accommodation is close by

Eastside’s proximity to Birmingham City University and Aston University’s student accommodations provides the perfect setting for an exciting yet affordable night out. Pubs located within Eastside tend to have student deals like happy hour or discounts giving students the opportunity to do more with their night on the town. This also offers excellent opportunities to meet new people and make more friends.   

Birmingham City University’s Student Union is also located nearby, providing great opportunities for students to get involved in a range of activities. This could include things like:

There’s also a range of pubs situated in Eastside, including Gosta Green and Eagle & Ball. These both host excellent social events and student offers, making them a fun and affordable night out. You can expect events like:

Millennium Point is in the heart of Eastside 

Millennium Point is positioned in the heart of Eastside making it a great venue to centre your next evening out around. We host a range of exciting events throughout the year and have some excellent upcoming events, including:

Dirty Dancing bottomless brunch 

Date: 25th May 2024 

Time: 1PM

Price: £35pp (plus booking fee)

Dance the day away with our Dirty Dancing bottomless brunch. Enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco and fabulous food in our fully licensed bar. You can choose from a beef, chicken or vegan burger and add your desired toppings, salad and chips at our build-your-own-burger station. If you’re still wanting more, you can purchase further food and drinks throughout!

Loki summer wine & spirits fair

Date: 6th July 2024 

Loki has spent the last couple of months travelling the world, tasting different wines to find the most exciting and interesting ones for you to take home! 

They’ve gathered their favourite producers, trusted suppliers and newly made wines from friends around the world to share their best bottles with you! Over 30 tables will showcase delicious wines, gins, whiskies, cognacs and liquors for you to taste test. 

Over 250 beverages will be available to try including sparkling and dessert wines allowing you to experience a vast tasting selection.   

An assortment of artisan cheeses from Anderson and Hill will also be available to buy throughout the day, as well as Laghis deli who will be serving delicious pizza and sweet treats. 

If you’re looking to have your next night out in Eastside, explore our range of events.

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Summer may be just around the corner but there’s no better time to start planning your office’s Christmas party! We know this probably isn’t something you want to hear but, as experts in the field, trust us when we say it comes round quicker than you think, and that party spaces are already being snapped up!

Make Millennium Point your place to go this Christmas in our award-winning Birmingham city centre venue. Expect to receive first-class hospitality, hassle-free planning, and a high-quality service when you book with us. Confirm your Christmas party at Millennium Point by 31st July 2024 and we will upgrade your package to include a complimentary bottle of prosecco for every 5 guests booked. Terms and conditions apply

So, get your Santa hat on and read more about our early bird incentive and festive packages below.

Make Millennium Point your place to go this Christmas for your exclusive private party

Give your guests a VIP experience with our Exclusive Party Night. Guests will be treated to a drink on arrival in our stunning Atrium before sitting down to enjoy a sumptuous three-course Christmas banqueting menu.

Later, guests can party on the dancefloor with our resident DJ and take full advantage of the private fully licenced bar. Tickets cost just £49.95 + VAT.

Want something more on brand?

We want to make every Christmas party special, so if you have something more bespoke in mind for your private party, our events team are happy to help! Get in contact to discuss more.

Early bird gets the prosecco

Confirm your Christmas party at Millennium Point by 31st July 2024 and we will upgrade your package to include complimentary prosecco for every 5 guests booked. Meaning you can truly bring in the Christmas cheer with your team.

Terms and conditions can be found here.

Our Christmas Tree makes the perfect selfie backdrop

Our 39ft Christmas tree is put together by Christmas experts The Christmas Decorators. It takes a team of 5 installers and a team of 7 decorators, to prepare the branches and baubles. The Christmas tree takes around 10 hours to complete. With good reason too as there are over 21,000 lights and 1,500 baubles to set up!

We boast one of the largest indoor Christmas trees in Birmingham at 12 metres tall. It’s also accompanied by two nutcrackers giving visitors lots of opportunities to snap a festive selfie.

Make your event sparkle when booking with Millennium Point

Choose Millennium Point to book your event with our beautiful 39ft tree on display to give your event the wow factor at no additional cost. Our multi-award-winning venue has 11 versatile spaces to choose from ensuring the perfect space is offered for your event.

If you have something in mind our friendly events team are happy to help. Get in contact for any questions you may have with our team.

Hosting a charity event is exciting, but it does require a lot of thought to get it right.  There are so many worthy causes out there and with the ease of donating online, you need to show guests why they should attend your event. As a result you need to make sure it’s engaging. You can do this by:

Showcasing how guest’s donations will make a difference 

Showing donors where their money is going and the positive impact it’ll have on your cause will make them feel as though they’re making a difference and encourage further donations. You can do this by:

Highlighting how attendees’ donations are making a difference will leave guests inspired and encourage them to make contributions outside of the event. 

Providing opportunities for guests to get involved with the cause beyond the event 

While it’s important to meet your event donation goal, you also want to foster long-term connections with your donors to help you raise money outside the event. You can do this by:

Incorporating fun ways for people to get involved with donating 

Incorporating fun ways to raise money will encourage more people to donate. You can implement things like:

By adding creative ways to donate you can further incentivise giving while making it fun, helping you leave lasting memories and encourage future contributions.   

Providing photo opportunities 

Photos are a great way to create user-generated content that raises brand awareness. By providing opportunities for photos through implementing things like photo booths you can inspire them to capture memories and post them on social media. This can help you reach a wider audience and encourage further engagement, helping you reach donation targets and make a real difference for your cause. 

Hosting a charity event at Millennium Point

At Millennium Point we have a wide range of event spaces perfect for your next charity event, no matter how big or small. Some of our spaces include:

The Auditorium 

This space is perfect for larger events and our newly refurbished stage and screen allows you to host an exceptional charity event. With 354 tiered seats and the ability to host a hybrid event, you can reach your desired number of guests, helping you increase contributions and support for your charity. 

Platform 

Platform can hold up to 350 delegates and has a built-in bar, helping you create the celebratory atmosphere you want. This can be incorporated with outdoor space, helping you create more interactive donation opportunities and better engage guests.

Station

For those looking to host a smaller event, Station can hold up to 150 delegates and has multiple rooms, allowing you to create a range of interactive activities. It can also adhere to a range of layouts, such as:

This allows you to create the ideal layout for your charity event. 

So what are you waiting for? Host your next charity event at Millennium Point!

Millennium Point Events presents a bottomless brunch and a special screening of the romantic drama, Dirty Dancing. You’ll have the time of your life at the event, which will include a delicious brunch, 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco and a screening of the film all for £35.00 per person (plus fees). The event will be taking place on Saturday 25th May and starts at 1pm.

Hosted in our giant screen Auditorium, guests can see the iconic romantic drama on Birmingham’s BIGGEST screen.

Purchase your tickets here before they sell out!

‘Nobody puts baby in the corner’

Head back to Kellerman’s Holiday Resort, this time with bottomless prosecco! Join Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman as she develops hungry eyes for the resort’s hot dancer, Johnny Castle. And cheer on Baby and Johnny as they attempt *that* dance lift.

‘This is my dance space. This is your dance space.’ (You after drinking prosecco probably.)

Tickets are priced at £35.00 (plus fees) and you’ll get more than just a screening!

Guests can expect to enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco, accompanied by a delicious brunch of burgers, wedges and coleslaw.

After you have had your fill, head up to our Auditorium, one of the biggest screens in Birmingham to watch the film.

Our bottomless prosecco brunch events are not to be missed!

Check out our recent Love Actually Bottomless Brunch. Guests got to enjoy the festive favourite, bottomless prosecco and a fantastic brunch overlooking our spectacular 39ft Christmas tree.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5 minutes’ walk from Moor Street and 15 minutes’ walk from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking onsite parking which means we’re easy to get to regardless of how you travel. For more information, please click here.

Charity events are a great way to raise money for important causes. But this can be a little daunting. That’s why we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you effectively plan a charity event that gains donors and attendees and achieves your fundraising goals. 

Here are a few steps you should follow:

Step 1: Determine the goal of your event 

Like any event, it’s important to determine what you want to get out of it. Determining goals allows you to track and measure the success of your charity event. For example, it’s a good idea to set a goal on how much money you want to raise. This will encourage larger donations from attendees as they’ll want to help you reach your desired amount.

Other goals may include:

Set a budget 

For a charity event to be successful it’s important to remember that significant money and time may need to be invested. To ensure you keep on top of costs, raise as much money as possible and deliver an engaging event, it’s a good idea to create a detailed budget before you start spending money. Your budget should include costs for things like:

Choose the type of event you want to hold 

When planning your charity event, it’s important to define the type of event or theme you want to use. When deciding this you should consider what will resonate more with your guests and encourage better engagement. To get a better understanding of this there are a few questions you can ask yourself:

These questions will allow you to narrow down the type of charity event you hold and any set themes. For example, some types of charity events include:

Research and book a venue

Choosing the right venue is crucial to having a successful charity event. You’ll want to make sure your venue fits your theme, accommodates your cause and is easy to get to for your audience.

Venues are usually the biggest cost and while you want to create an excellent event, you don’t want to overspend or significantly underspend your budget. When looking for a venue you can ask yourself a few questions, such as:

Promote the event, send invites and sell tickets

After spending numerous hours planning the perfect charity event, you don’t want to neglect to promote the event, send invites or sell tickets.

Marketing your event helps you reach a wider audience and encourage people to buy tickets, helping you to sell out your event and reach your fundraising goal. 

Social media is a great way to promote your event as it’s often free and helps you reach an already acquired audience. It also allows you to post regular updates and photos taken during the event for guests to easily access and keep up with any changes or updates. 

You can also send out invitations to those you want to attend helping you curate the perfect set of donors and attendees. This can also encourage others to buy tickets as influential people relating to your cause may influence ticket purchases and conversations about your event. 

Set up the event 

It’s the big day! That means it’s time to start putting all of the finishing touches in place. This may include:

To ensure the day runs smoothly it may be a good idea to create a clear and thorough schedule for the day. This could also include information on dress codes and the times different team members need to arrive. Creating these should, in theory, mean that everyone is on the same page and understands their requirements and the overall plan. 

Get in touch with attendees after the event 

Getting in touch with your attendees after the event makes them feel valued and like they’ve played an integral part in something special. 

Sending thank you notes and updating guests on how much was fundraised lets them know the impact the event has had on the cause. This also helps you build strong relationships that lead to returning guests and donors helping you make significant contributions to your cause in the long-term.  

Hosting a charity event at Millennium Point

We have extensive experience in hosting a whole range of events, including charity events and our spaces benefit from:

Many of our spaces also come with tables and chairs allowing you to create your desired seating plan if required. Our Auditorium is also perfect for a range of events like awards shows and auctions due to our giant screen and stage. 

Formerly known as the first IMAX, the Auditorium has comfortable tiered seating where up to 354 delegates can be seated. It’s also equipped with Datavideo PTC-280 cameras giving you the opportunity to live stream your event. 

If you’re looking to host an exceptional charity event, explore our range of event spaces and their benefits.

We have launched our new and improved catering brochure! Our new menu is brimming with delicious choices to make your event first class!

We review our offer on a regular basis, to ensure our multi-award-winning event service remains current and competitive, and are thrilled to present our latest update. Whether you’re looking to host your film premiere with canapes, or a 3-course meal for your next awards, you can expect an unforgettable experience!

View the menu here.

Our most sustainable menu yet

We are excited to launch our new catering menu which is full of tasty choices perfect for your next event. Our mission is to make our catering options as sustainable as possible without compromising on choice for our clients. With more locally sourced ingredients and wider range of vegan options, it’s our most sustainable menu yet.

Victoria Webb, Event Sales Manager says ‘Millennium Point’s new catering menu is the newest upgrade we have made to continue to provide our guests with the best experience. This update reflects our commitment to providing environmentally conscious options while enhancing the overall event experience for our clients’.

Keep up to date with Millennium Point

Upgrading our menu is just one of the ways we continually develop Millennium Point to give the best experience to our guests, tenants, and customers. With a lot planned for 2024, keep up to date with the latest here.

Millennium Point has announced an exclusive screening of acclaimed docudrama LOVE?, with live introduction from writer and actress Samantha Beckinsale, on 8 March.

Born out of lived experiences and the creative vision of Samantha, award-winning director and editor Jason Figgis, producer Simon W. Golding, and composer Scott Buckley, LOVE? is a feature-length docudrama depicting coercive control, which is one of the least recognised forms of domestic abuse.

The film has already welcomed incredible early reviews with Domestic Abuse Specialist Nicky Brindley MBE describing it as “a true masterpiece”, and Domestic Abuse Advocate Dorothy Zimmerman hailing it as a “revelation to start a revolution.” West Midlands audiences will now be able to experience it at an exclusive free screening on Millennium Point’s giant screen on Friday 8 March.

Writer and star, Samantha Beckinsale will be joining the event to introduce the film. Samantha said: “I’m over the moon that Millennium Point and all the sponsors have supported this LOVE? Project event and am very much looking forward to introducing LOVE? to West Midlands audiences. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, be perpetrated by anyone, and has common patterns across the world. By spreading this message via our film, we hope to help people recognise the signs and effect of domestic abuse and the tactics used by perpetrators of these crimes. Coercive control kills and without a fist being raised.”

Samantha will be joined by multi-award-winning family lawyer and Domestic Abuse Advocate Richard Port MBE, family barrister Rachel Bloxwich from 3PB Chambers, and representatives from Our Family Wizard, who are proud sponsors of this event. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy drinks and networking after the screening.

Rebecca Delmore, Commercial Director at Millennium Point, said: “We are honoured to be able to amplify the reach of this incredibly important and powerful film on Millennium Point’s giant screen. I hope that audience members will feel empowered to further spread the film’s important message.”

Tickets can be booked here.

What’s new?

We have officially opened the doors to Station – the latest addition to our award-winning venue.

In addition to 16 popular event spaces, including the Auditorium, Connect and Express, Station brings a brand-new opportunity to the mix for businesses, charities and beyond.

Why choose Station?

With multiple rooms, including a main room that is perfect for engaging with audiences and multiple boardrooms that can be used as offices, speaker green rooms or quiet spaces, Station offers flexibility and can be tailored to individual needs with a choice of seven possible layouts.

Whether opting for the room to be laid out in theatre style for a big presentation or classroom style for teaching and learning, Station can be adapted quickly and easily to suit diverse and wide-ranging needs. Alternatively, the space can enjoy a standing layout, boardroom set up, an exhibition stands format, a banquet style or cabaret – all in one space!

Plus, with a maximum capacity of up to 150 delegates, the space is ideal for team activities, workshops, or networking, alongside further presentation opportunities, and catering.

The space also has high-speed Wi-Fi and access to an on-site AV technician as standard, ensuring that each and every event runs smoothly and without hassle.

How do I book Station?

Offering unbeatable flexibility, could Station be the perfect space for your next event? If so, simply fill out our enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Additionally, with multiple flexible venue spaces to choose from, we have what you need to put your event on the map. If Station isn’t right for you, you can discover more about our other event spaces here.

 

Providing training for staff is critical to a business’ success and can help improve employee retention. In some industries training and qualifications are mandatory and therefore helping your staff achieve them can help boost your company’s reputation and staff retention. 

Furthermore, as a result of the pandemic many businesses have adopted a hybrid working model, making training rooms more popular as they can hold larger numbers of people, are affordable to rent for a day or so and aren’t needed very regularly. The pandemic increased the popularity of training rooms as many businesses downsized their offices due to more people working remotely even after the lockdowns ended.

When planning a training event, the venue is crucial for success. With Birmingham’s thriving business community, great transport links and rich history, it’s a great place to hold your next training event. As a result, this blog will explore why you should hire a training room in Birmingham. 

The benefits of hiring a training room

For advice on choosing the right training room, read our blog.

Why choose a training room in Birmingham?

Birmingham showcases many benefits for hiring a training room, including:

It’s excellent transport links

Birmingham’s central location makes it a convenient location for everyone in the UK to get to, especially due to it having major railway routes, Birmingham Airport being close by and it having great access to motorway links. These transport links make it easy for everyone to attend the event, as they have multiple travel options. 

It has an amazing cultural and social hub

Birmingham is known for having lots of great restaurants and activities throughout the city. With Birmingham boasting an array of museums and galleries, excellent dining options and great nightlife, it provides a great place to undertake team bonding activities after the training has been provided. This gives you the opportunity to boost your team’s skills while socialising and getting to know each other better.

It has a range of affordable accommodation

Another great thing about Birmingham is its great range of accommodation. This is perfect for those travelling far for the training event or if you’re holding a training event that lasts for more than a day. 

You can also benefit from staying at more affordable hotels or opting for more expensive slightly more luxury hotels depending on what you or your staff prefer. 

Training venues tend to have modern facilities 

Many training venues in Birmingham have modern facilities helping your event run smoothly. For example many venues are equipped with audio-visual technology, high speed WI-FI and climate control systems. 

On top of this, many venues offer catering options, perfect for longer training events. 

It has a fantastic business community

Birmingham is the home of many businesses both big and small, making it a great place to hold a training event, as it may provide opportunities for networking and discovering new clientele.

Why choose Millennium Point for your next training event? 

Millennium Point is perfect for your next training event as we have a range of rooms that are great for both big and small events. With us being located in Birmingham City centre we are close to Moor Street, New Street and Snow Hill station, as well as being close to Birmingham International airport and bus routes.

We also have a range of training rooms that could be perfect for your next event, including:

Curzon Rooms

Our Curzon Rooms are great for training and can hold up to 60 people. They also benefit from:

To discover more about our Curzon Rooms, visit our website.

Curzon Suite

The Curzon Suite is a part of the Curzon Rooms, but has a few extra benefits, such as:

To learn more about our Curzon Suite, visit our website.

St Basils are back planning the oldest and biggest sleepout in the UK in Birmingham. On Friday 1st December, St Basils will host their annual big sleepout at Millennium Point in Birmingham to raise vital funds to support young people experiencing homelessness in the West Midlands.

This year our own Millennium Point team member Liam will also be taking part to help raise important funding for the amazing work St Basils do.

St Basils are a homelessness charity based in the West Midlands that have been supporting young people in in fear of losing their home since 1972.

St Basils are not charging for this event, it is FREE! But get involved and raise as much as you can by having people sponsor you. Free vegan curry and hot drinks will also be served by Langar Aid on the night! The atmosphere will be set by a Christmas Brass Band before the challenge ahead of keeping warm on a cold winter’s evening.

Before heading outside, participants will watch a presentation inside Millennium Point, where St Basils will share heart-warming stories from young people.

You can register for the event here.

Homelessness shouldn’t be part of growing up

St Basils work with young people ages 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to enable them to find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills, increase opportunities, and prevent homelessness.

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium point, said: “We are pleased to offer our venue, for the third year, to support the brilliant work St Basils does. Their commitment to improving the lives of young people aligns with our own charitable mission here at Millennium Point. We urge as many people and businesses as possible to sign up and join us at the sleepout. Together we can raise funds so St Basils can continue to provide life changing support to young people in dire need throughout our community”.

Challenge yourself and make a difference

The Big Sleepout sees hundreds of people from companies, families and groups taking part by challenging themselves, raising money and having fun; particularly in the much coveted ‘creative shelter competition’.

Can’t make it to Millennium Point, you can still make a difference

St Basils will also be running ‘The Big Sleepout from Home’ at the same time. So, if you can’t make it to Millennium Point, you can still get involved in your back garden, office, community hall or ‘sofa surfing’ at home.

You can find out more and apply for your Big Sleepout pack by emailing fundraising@stbasils.org.uk.

Supporters can also make one off donations here, it costs £9 a day to support a young person and keep them at a St Basils project.

Want to book an event space with Millennium Point?

The multi-award-winning Millennium Point has over 20 versatile event spaces to choose from and an experienced events team to help you with your event.  

For further information about the event, charity, or venue you can get in contact with our team.