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.

Awards ceremonies are exciting and are worth celebrating, but they can be hard to plan. Due to this we’ve put together 11 simple tips to help you plan a successful awards ceremony. 

Write a brief

Writing a brief is a great way to get all your ideas down and make sure you tick off everything you need or want to do before and on the day. When creating a brief you should consider:

Consider choosing a theme

Giving your ceremony a theme can be a simple way to make it memorable. When picking a theme you should think about:

What’s your budget?

When setting a budget, this may depend on whether you’re going to sell tickets or allow people to attend for free. 

Choose a venue

When choosing a venue there are various factors you’ll want to consider such as:

Do you want to create a floor plan?

Creating a floor plan is a great way to ensure things go smoothly on the day of your event by knowing exactly where you want people to sit and what the event will look like. It would be a good idea to place award nominees near the stage so that they can access it more easily. 

What entertainment are you going to implement?

Entertainment is crucial to a successful awards ceremony. You need to decide whether you want live music or other types of entertainment like dancers, comedians or magicians. Providing these sorts of things will help keep the audience engaged throughout the whole ceremony and will make it more interesting in between awards sections.

How are you going to present your awards?

One of the most important parts of an awards ceremony is the host. You need to decide whether you’re going to host the ceremony yourself or hire someone else to do it. 

The role and responsibilities of a ceremony host can include:

You’ll also want to decide whether you want to use multiple presenters, for example using different people to host each award like they do at the Brit Awards or just use your host to announce each section. 

Another thing to consider is whether the host will make a speech at the beginning and end of the ceremony and how long the award winner can speak for when they make their speech. 

Do you want to create a programme?

Creating a programme for the ceremony will allow both your staff and guests to know how the event is going to run on the day. Printing these out and giving them to guests can also act as a souvenir, making your ceremony even more memorable and can be a great way to get attendees to post about your event on social media.. 

When creating a programme you should consider factors like:

How are you going to promote the awards ceremony?

Promoting your ceremony is important as you don’t want all your hard work planning the ceremony to go to waste if no one knows it’s happening. When it comes to promoting your ceremony you’ll want to think about:

How are you going to invite your guests?

When it comes to inviting your guests you should consider how you’re going to invite them. You should also think about who you’re inviting and they’re preferred form of contact. For example you could send invitations through the post, by email or text or phone them up to invite them personally.

Why choose Millennium Point for your next awards ceremony? 

Here at Millennium Point we have multiple rooms that could be perfect for your next awards ceremony. We’re also close to bus, train and airport transport routes, as well as parking areas, making it easy for you and your guests to get to your event. 

Rooms that could be great for your next event include our Auditorium (Birmingham’s biggest screen), the Platform (perfect for dinner awards) and Atrium. 

Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you find the perfect room for your next awards ceremony. 

When it comes to your business, providing training for your staff is so important, as it helps them and your business grow and develop. However, we know that looking for a training venue can be quite stressful. 

Due to this we’ve put together a few tips to help you choose the right venue for your next training session.

Consider where you want your venue to be located

When looking for a venue you’ll want to choose a location that’s easy to find and has good transport links. It would be ideal to choose somewhere close to a train station, bus stops and the motorway. It’s also a good idea to choose somewhere that’s close to the staff’s usual commute so that it doesn’t take too long to travel.

How much are you willing to pay? 

When looking for somewhere to hold your training session you need to consider your budget and how much money the venue will take out of your budget.  When creating your budget you’ll need to think about:

What facilities are included in the venue?

When looking for a training venue, it’s a good idea to write down what features you need to make the event run smoothly. This checklist could include:

What size venue do you need?

When figuring out what size venue you need, you will want to consider how many people are attending and how big of a room you need or if you need more than one room.

It’s important to consider these as well as required facilities so that you find the perfect building for you to help everything run smoothly and efficiently.

Will you need to provide catering?

If your event is going to take place all day you’ll probably want to consider catering options. You can provide things like sandwiches, salads, cakes, teas and biscuits etc. A buffet style lunch is ideal as it will give a variety of options for people to pick and choose from allowing you to easily cater for dietary requirements. It will also help people focus on the training session if it is taking place for several hours. 

Should you use an event organiser?

A great way to reduce the pressure of hosting a training event is to use an event organiser as they will help you plan your event properly. This will help everything run smoothly and help your staff get the most out of the training as possible.

Does the venue come with parking?

This is obvious, however not all venues come with parking. Picking a venue with parking, or even better free parking, will make it more easily accessible for staff, making it more likely for you to get a better turnout for your training session. 

Have you considered accessibility? 

Accessibility is massively important as it gives everyone the opportunity to access training, including providing access for those with disabilities. When looking for accessible buildings you should see if they provide things like ramps for wheelchair access as well as providing accessible seating. 

Do you want to provide breakout spaces? 

Breakout spaces are a great idea, especially if your training event lasts all day. This gives staff the opportunity to take breaks and move into different spaces so they can differentiate between where they’re learning and where they’re not. This will help people make the most out of your training session and increase the likelihood of them retaining information from the session.

Why choose Millennium Point to host your next training event? 

Here at Millennium Point we have multiple new rooms perfect for your next training event. Our Curzon rooms 1-5 are great for smaller training sessions (can cater for up to 60 people) and our Curzon Suite is ideal for larger events. We also offer catering options for your events.

If you’re looking for an even larger room then our Express room can fit up to 100 delegates and features 3 small boardrooms that can be used as offices, speaker green rooms or quiet spaces. 

Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you find the right room for your next training session.