What our clients say
Here are some of our latest testimonials and client reviews for events we have held at both Fazeley Studios and the Custard Factory.
“Thank you for a great day. The venue was fabulous, food was great, and the staff were second to none – we couldn’t have asked for more!
“Thank you so much, we will definitely be using you again in the future!”
Victoria Mustard, Sales Development Workstream Manager, npower
“Fazeley Studios provided us with the perfect backdrop for our event and we have had lots of very positive feedback. This was in no small part down to the hard work and professional approach of the Fazeley Events team, who worked really hard to make sure all of our guests had a great experience.”
Louise Ducker, Facilities and Events Manager, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
“We recently hosted an event at Fazeley Studios which was a resounding success. The Fazeley team ensured the event was well organised and were on standby throughout the afternoon to assist as and when needed.
“We ended up having more attendees than planned (a nice problem to have!) and the team were on hand to help set out more chairs and refreshments to ensure everyone could be accommodated. I would happily use the venue again for future events and would strongly recommend it to others.”
Alexandra Mawer, Associate Director of Lexington Communications
“We had a really good evening and would definitely come back should we have any future events which would suit the space.
“I must also ask you to pass on our thanks to Ben, Georgina and Joe. They were all fabulous and couldn’t have been more efficient, helpful or generally lovely. It has probably been the best venue we have used not only for its space but for the fantastic organisational capabilities of the team!”
Lyndsey Hardiman from Musicians’ Union, who held a networking event on August 15th
“We recently had a corporate evening at Fazeley Studios, this is an annual event and without a doubt this years has been the most successful.
“Abbi, Julian, Ben and the rest of the team were outstanding as they met our every need and the food, service and value for money was exceptional. We have received numerous comments from our guests praising the choice of venue and we would not hesitate to hold further events in this beautiful building.”
Jan Speller, Marketing Assistant at Galderma Ltd, July 10th 2012
“A unique, spacious, funky venue with loads of natural light. We’d definitely come back and our guests had a great afternoon!”
Naked Wines, who held their Tasting Tour 2012 at Fazeley Studios on July 1st
“I was delighted with my experience. Making the booking was easy, and all communication regarding my booking and requirements was professional, friendly and timely. The room was perfect for my requirements and the facilities offered were excellent. An excellent venue to host my team meetings, and one which I will be using again.”
Rob Smith, Regional Operations Director (Central Region), Costa Coffee
“With its classic architecture and contemporary design, Fazeley Studios is a venue full of character and its central Birmingham location makes it ideal for corporate events. We chose Fazeley Studios for our company’s Christmas party, and from the champagne reception to the delicious three course meal, we were accommodated for excellently and will certainly look at Fazeley Studios again for future events”
Paul Mitchinson, Head of the Social Committee, McCann Erickson Birmingham
“Amazing place, professional staff and brilliant ambience. The Fazeley Events team did an amazing job and we were more than impressed by the service they provided. Our Christmas event was a great success in a magical location. The venue and experience exceeded all expectations and all of the guests went home happy. Thanks a lot again to all of you.”
Agnese Reinika, Capgemini UK
“Fazeley Studios provided the perfect setting for our event – an excellent and unique venue.”
Lindsey Turner, Atkins Global
“When organising our Winter Ball we wanted a venue that was breathtaking and gave you an instant feeling of wonder when you arrived. Fazeley Studios was the obvious choice and the events team were supportive throughout in helping us create the perfect evening. I would recommend this as a top venue in Birmingham if you want to offer your guests something extra special. Huge thanks from the Teach First team.”
Emma N, Teach First
“The staff are always very courteous and helpful, and accommodating towards our needs. They have often had to arrange meetings for us at the last minute and have done so quickly and efficiently. Fazeley Studios itself is a fantastic location with excellent facilities, and I expect we will be repeating our custom in the future on many occasions.”
Kate Webber, Access to Music
“We are always happy to use Fazeley Events for meetings and events. The spaces are bright, clean and funky and provide an interesting environment.
David Viney, Health & Wellbeing Manager, Birmingham LGBT
Weddings and Parties
“We had our wedding reception at Fazeley Studios on Friday the 17th August, with over 350 guests in attendance. The venue, not to mention the staff, was absolutely amazing. From the moment we stepped foot into the venue back in March 2011, we knew it was the venue for us.
“Tara the Events Manager was fabulous, so accommodating and helpful. Throughout the planning and preparation that followed she was amazing and towards the end we met the Bar Manager Julian who was fabulous. I cannot thank you enough for all your help and professionalism that was shown to Andrew and I.
“On the day everyone worked amazingly as a team and our caterers EKY Catering and Event Dresser Paula Rooney, commented on how helpful the staff were. Our guests also commented that the bar staff were polite and very friendly, and even when the bar became a bit hectic, nobody had to wait long to be served. Thank you so much for making our day as special as could be, what an amazing day.”
Jacquie and Andrew Pendley, held their wedding at Fazeley Studios on 17th August
“Having both been married before, and both a long way from our home city, we knew exactly what we were looking for. We wanted somewhere that reflected our city and somewhere that had the wow factor. Following a short internet search, we found Fazeley Studios, arranged a viewing and, after about eight seconds, we knew we had found our venue. I have been a fan of the Pre-Raphaelites for many years and couldn’t believe the beautiful pictures that decorated the interior of Fazeley. The deal was sealed when we realised how close it was to the hallowed turf of St. Andrews – my husband is a lifelong supporter and I have been converted!
“From start to finish, the staff made the whole process so easy and enjoyable. From Tara helping us with all of the planning, to Jules and Ben who made our day the most special we have ever had. The time and trouble that both boys took with all of the details meant we had nothing to think or worry about, they took care of everything. The food was fantastic, all of the waiting and bar staff were so friendly – they just felt like guests at the party.
“The venue is beautiful as it is but we really wanted to put our stamp on it for our day and everyone was amazingly helpful and accommodating to make sure that happened. We were lucky enough to be able to go to the venue the day before the wedding and get everything ready which took all of the pressure off everyone. The whole venue looked stunning and we have had so many compliments from our guests about the fantastic place we found for our wedding.
“I would not hesitate to recommend Fazeley Studios to anyone for any type of event, it is a beautiful place, full of great people and should you choose it for your celebration, you will have a day to remember forever, just like we did.
“All of our thanks to everyone that was involved in our day.”
Tracey and Neil Evans who were married on June 16th, 2012
“Fazeley Studios was the perfect venue for our wedding day. We have received so many comments from our guests and suppliers saying what an amazing place Fazeley is, and it’s true, it was a genuine find. The elegant and spacious surroundings offered the perfect atmosphere for our wedding ceremony and provided a number of unique backdrops for our photographs.
“Tara, Ben and the team at Fazeley worked incredibly hard to ensure that the whole day ran like clockwork. The friendly manner of the staff, the fantastic food served throughout the day (especially the spare ribs that went down a treat) and the attention to detail in getting everything just how we wanted it, all contributed to a relaxed atmosphere that left us free to enjoy our special day with our family and friends without needing to worry about anything.”
Esme and Graeme Carruthers, who recently held their wedding with us
“People will tell you that planning a wedding is stressful, but everyone at Fazeley Studios made it a real pleasure and absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them; we really felt we had a day which was completely ‘ours’, not just another version of every other wedding. Since the day, our friends and family have not stopped raving about how good the venue is – the balance between elegant wedding venue and relaxed party atmosphere is absolutely spot on.”
Claire and Ben Evans, who held their wedding with us
“Fazeley Studios is a beautiful venue and was the perfect setting for our event. The space was flexible enough to accomodate the guests and the different events we had planned throughout the evening. The guests were blown away as soon as they walked in and that provided a great start to the evening. Right from the start, the events team were very professional and efficent in dealing with us. Their approach and experience gave us confidence that our event would run smoothly. I recommed the venue and the team extremely highly, they helped make our event truly memorable and unforgettable!”
Sanjy Atwal, who held her husband’s 40th birthday party with us
Events and Exhibitions
“The venue I chose for the launch of my first business was the Custard Factory and its Theatre space. The Custard Factory is full of hidden gems and the theatre is one of these! It’s cosy and compact feel created a warmth for my launch and made our performances and presentations extremely intimate.”
Dan Bridgewater, The Fourth Wall Theatre Network
“I was part of a trio of artists based at Eastside studios in Digbeth, exhibiting in the lower ground space of Zellig. We all felt the space was absolutely wonderful and visitors to the exhibition were very impressed at the high quality of the show. Other artists who have exhibited in the space have also commended its excellent qualities and support from Fazeley Events and the Custard Factory.”
Saranjit Birdi, artist