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Parties and dinners

No matter if you’re organising an elaborate night of fine dining, cocktails, and entertainment or a low-key networking event with drinks and canapes, Austin Court is a great choice of venue for your corporate party in Birmingham all year round.

What our party venue offers your event:

  • Courtyard garden access, ideal for networking or catering
  • A delicious, flexible catering to perfectly suit your event
  • Exposed brickwork alongside period features like beamed, vaulted ceilings.
  • In-built LCD screens, Wi-Fi and high-end AV facilities
  • Plenty of fresh air and natural light
  • Stunning canal views.

Which space is right for your party or drinks reception?

Waterside Room

The Waterside Room is one of our most striking spaces with riverside views, exposed red brick walls and beamed ceiling.

The space is a stylish choice for any party and can comfortably accommodate up to 150 reception guests, 120 attendees for a fork buffet, and 60 diners for a sit-down meal.

Large windows and double doors open out onto the canal, not only providing a fabulous backdrop but also flooding the room with lots of natural light and fresh air. When dressed, the room is a stunning choice for any reception, party or special occasion including weddings.

For organisers who need multiple spaces, the Waterside Room is located right next to the Kingston Theatre, our state-of-the-art auditorium, and has easy access to our landscaped Courtyard.


It’s no mean feat to find a peaceful outdoor space in the heart of Birmingham city centre so we’re particularly proud of our beautifully landscaped courtyard garden. It’s an ideal space for summer parties, barbeques, and drink receptions; a great way to make the most of warmer months.

Nestled in the centre of our historic venue, summer party or outdoor event your guests will be able to take in the wonderful contemporary design of our atrium and admire the carefully preserved period features of the main buildings.

The Courtyard offers surroundings to inspire conversation and imagination, as well as offering a tranquil place for your guests to take five minutes and enjoy themselves. Easily able to accommodate up to 80 guests, they will also benefit from a unique garden layout that encourages them to mingle.

Lodge Rooms

The Lodge Rooms have a fantastic atmosphere and are our most versatile spaces, able to host up to 120 guests when used together. They each overlook our stunning Courtyard and the large windows flood the room with natural light.

This combined with their striking, vaulted ceiling and oak beams, creates a space that never fails to impress and excite guests.

No matter whether you’re hosting a networking event, awards ceremony, or corporate bash, our Lodge Rooms offer the flexibility to accommodate your ideal layout while our in-house caterers will create the perfect menu for your celebration.

The versatile Lodge Rooms can be used in the following configurations:

  • Lodge Room 1 (up to 40 guests)
  • Lodge Room 2 (up to 20 guests)
  • Lodge Room 3 (up to 30 guests)
  • Lodge Rooms 1 and 2 (up to 80 guests)
  • Lodge Rooms 1, 2 and 3 (up to 120 guests)

COVID secure venue

IET Birmingham: Austin Court is open for conference and events business including meetings, filming and streaming, hybrid events, and more.

While the Government have eased COVID restrictions, we are still encouraging social distancing and expect you to wear face coverings in public areas of the building.

IET members

Don’t forget that if you’re one of over 158,000 IET members, you’re entitled to a range of discounts and free meeting space opportunities.

Contact one of the sales team to discuss your venue needs.