Cross Cultural Wedding Planning

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Top 5 Wedding Venues for Cultural Food in the West Midlands

Here at the Alternative Wedding Group we strongly believe that all brides (and grooms) should get to eat the food that represents them on their big day. We do not believe in sacrificing cultural (or preferential) food choices for the sake of having a nice venue. Food is such an integral part of many cultures that compromising is just not an option.

With that being said, we want to highlight some of the best venues in the West Midlands that accommodate a variety of food choices.

Chesford Grange, Warwickshire  


Chesford Grange is set in 17 acres of beautiful grounds and woodlands. The grand Kenilworth Suite can accommodate up to 400 guests for your evening reception and up to 600 for your ceremony. With full air-conditioning, a conservatory-style private reception area and foyer, it is perfect for mingling with your guests. Chesford Grange has partnered exclusively with Itihaas Weddings & Events based in Birmingham to provide authentic Asian cuisine.

Villa Park, Birmingham

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With facilities to host up to 604 guests, Villa Park is one of Birmingham’s top inclusive wedding venues able to cater for large weddings and celebrations. Your guests will be impressed by their state of the art design features, modern and spacious suites. They offer delicious Asian and Caribbean menus.

MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham


With facilities to accommodate for up to 400 guests and boasting features such as glittering chandeliers, this venue will help to add to that unique sense of occasion on your big day. The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and therefore you can have your ceremony and reception in one place. The wedding coordinators specialise in coordinating self-catered weddings and therefore is perfect for individuals wanting to bring it non-standard cuisine.

Ramada Park Hall, Staffordshire  *Star Pick*


This grade II listed Georgian hotel is one of the most elegant wedding venues in the West Midlands. The hotel is set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens, with distant views of the Staffordshire countryside beyond; a stunning backdrop to your wedding photos. They are also a licensed venue for outdoor weddings that take place in the beautiful garden pagoda. The venue can accommodate for up to 600 people. They have extensive Caribbean, Greek Cypriot and Asian menus making it truly inclusive.

Marriott Forest of Arden, Warwickshire


This venue boasts manicured lawns and parkland with roaming deer, pheasants and rabbits. Licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and qualified for weddings of all types, including ethnic and military. The elegant outdoor marquee accommodates for up to 350 with the largest indoor space accommodating up to 250 people. This venue allows self-catering and also has a number of recommended Indian preferred Indian caterers.

If you know of any amazing self catering venues or venues that provide a range of cuisines please drop us a line at