Harvey Nichols Birmingham will dazzle your guests!
It’s renowned as the city’s most luxurious store but did you know that Birmingham’s Harvey Nichols also boasts an impressive range of stylish event spaces to hire too?
We asked the team to share their ten top reasons why any event planners in the Greater Birmingham area and beyond should consider Harvey Nichols for their next corporate meeting or function.
1. THE VENUE:
Opened in July 2015, the iconic Harvey Nichols Birmingham offers the last word in design, providing the perfect stage to display the best edit of fashion, beauty and accessories. Blending the eccentric and the eclectic, the store responds to the modern customer’s expectations – and from the 1,956 grey bricks that form the background wall to the 2,350 LED lights in the digital entrance, it doesn’t disappoint.
The ‘all in one floor’ layout seamlessly combines retail departments with a stylish Champagne bar and critically-acclaimed Brasserie, beauty treatments rooms and a hairdressing salon. The 45,000 sq ft innovative space was designed in collaboration with Virgile + Partners and epitomises the future of retail through high-tech innovation, luxury experiences and the very best in service. Since its launch, it has won countless awards and now acts as the blueprint for all future Harvey Nichols stores.
Add to that the most Instagram-worthy entrance in the city, and it’s easy to see why it’s fast becoming the venue of choice for stylish gatherings, networking sessions and business meetings.
Offering premium casual, flexible all-day-dining (executed exquisitely, of course) the award-winning Harvey Nichols Brasserie is the first word in modern dining served in seriously stylish surroundings. Enjoy a seasonal menu that showcases innovative flavours, sourced locally where possible. Relax in leather banquette booths, to dine at the Chef’s table or opt for a more secluded dining experience in the Private Dining Room. Whether you’re looking for a unique space for a corporate event or the ideal venue to celebrate a special occasion, there’s a selection of versatile areas to choose from.
3. THE BAR
Accessed via a sweeping staircase for after-hours drinks, the glamorous Harvey Nichols Bar is the destination of choice for discerning drinkers, cocktail lovers and wine enthusiasts. Window-style display cabinets house jars and bottles filled with interesting ingredients in the style of a high-end apothecary. Pull up one of the high-back velvet chairs or sit at the leather banquettes and enjoy an extensive list of wines and spirits away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
And if cocktails are your thing then you’ll be more than spoilt for choice. So much so that the store even offers weekly cocktail making masterclasses – ideal for event planners looking for something a little different to the standard buffet and glass of warm wine!
4. STYLE CONCIERGE
As you enter Harvey Nichols through the immersive 12 metre-long digital light “tunnel” entrance, you’re greeted by the highly trained Style Concierge team who are on hand to offer expert advice on seasonal trends and styling tips. The Style Concierge area features an oversized baroque crystal chandelier while the space boasts contemporary seating, generous fitting rooms that include a ‘state of the art’ digital 360o mirror, ambient lighting, modesty cupboards and phone charging points.
Whether it’s a gift for a work colleague or something a little more self-indulgent, Harvey Nichols Pamper Packages offer the ideal excuse for a little “me” time. New and exclusive to the luxury Birmingham store, the tailor-made treatments have been created to leave you and your guests looking and feeling thoroughly spoilt. From manicures to makeovers, simply relax and enjoy a glass of bubbly while you’re buffed and polished to perfection.
The packages can be geared for special occasions or a specific corporate function, and there’s a range of treatment options specifically for men. Choose from some of the most sought-after brands including La Mer, Fenty Beauty, Dior, Elemis and Yves Saint Laurent.
Harvey Nichols is situated in Birmingham’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination, the Mailbox. The ultimate location for designer fashion, luxury home furnishings and canal-side restaurants in the Midlands, Mailbox opened in 1998 in for the former Royal Mail sorting office. It’s one of Europe’s largest mixed-use buildings, incorporating retail, leisure, offices and residential in a well managed, security patrolled complex of the highest quality.
There’s even a 24-hour, award-winning car park offering flexibility, security and the reassurance of a safe, covered location any time of the day or night. And there’s an entrance directly into the Harvey Nichols Bar & Brasserie.
7. THERE’S A WINE EXPERT IN STORE
Wine tastings at Harvey Nichols Birmingham offer the ideal opportunity to mix with new clients while sampling some of the best bottles on the market. For an unrivalled experience, join the Wine Shop team under the glass chandelier at the wooden tasting tables to discover Harvey Nichols’ award-winning Own Label tipples as well as premium and exclusive wines and spirits.
Led by Wine Specialist Siofra O’Brien, your guests are guided through an impressive range of contemporary and classic choices. The informative and informal tasting sessions take up to two and a half hours, and bespoke corporate or private parties packages – which can even focus on a favourite spirit – can be created to suit your company’s needs.
The Wine Shop itself also provides a versatile space available to hire after 8pm for tastings, masterclasses, food pairing evenings and drinks receptions.
8. BE BESPOKE
Want something a little different from your event? Then you’ve come to the perfect place! From bespoke beauty treatments to a one-off dining experience – specially created by the Head Chef and Wine Specialist – the team at Harvey Nichols Birmingham will work closely with you to understand your needs and match your expectations.
9. PRIVATE DINING
While it can be enjoyable to soak up the atmosphere in a bustling restaurant, sometimes you need a bit more privacy with your guests. The Private Dining Room at Harvey Nichols provides an intimate setting for up to 12 guests; here you can experience the Head Chef’s three-course menu, while the Wine Specialist can pair wines with for any special occasion.
And if you wanted to add an extra touch of luxury, then why not toast your event in style. Harvey Nichols’ extensive range of Champagnes includes some of the finest labels in the world, such as the exclusive Armand de Brignac, Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon, Louis Roederer and the beautifully bottled Perrier-Jouët; while a popular choice in Birmingham – one of the UK's Champagne hotspots – is the critically acclaimed Own Label selection.
10. CORPORATE GIFTING
Nothing says luxury quite like a gift from Harvey Nichols. From the very latest designer fashions and accessories to tantalisingly good food, drink and sweet treats, the in-store team can help you choose the right gift to convey the right message. And they’ll even gift wrap and deliver.
From delectable duos of fine port and Champagne to the ultimate culinary collections, a Harvey Nichols hamper caters to all tastes. The store’s Hospitality team can advise on budgets, delivery and themes. And who doesn’t love a goody bag ... especially when it’s a Harvey Nichols one! Give your guests the right impression when leaving your event with a specially chosen selection of treats from the store’s beauty, food and drinks collections.
"After recently attending a private circle event hosted by the Birmingham PA Forum we cannot recommend Harvey Nichols Birmingham as a private venue hiring option highly enough!"
Sinead O’Herlihy , Marketing Manager at Harvey Nichols would be delighted to assist you and welcomes any special requests you may have to ensure your event is a memorable experience from start to finish.