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The Vale Village

Olympic-style Village, festival, teambuilding or conference: the choice is yours.

The Vale Village outdoor spaces and accommodation sit in rolling green parkland, around an attractive lake. Located just a short stroll from central campus via a well-lit foot and cycle-path, the Vale is ideal for supporting major sporting events, with en-suite rooms and catering matched with the University’s own world-class facilities, and excellent transport links. It’s also a popular summer conference destination, and offers multiple options for marquees and stages.

The view from Chamberlain Tower

Let’s bring your next event to life.

A friendly team of professionals will work with you to create a great event experience, on budget.

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People enjoying the Transplant Games festival at the vale
A bridge going over the lake at the Vale Village
Attendees at the Games Village
Mason accommodation at the Vale

Venue capacity

Outdoor Space9,999

Marquees, tents, stages and other equipment will impact standing capacity. Please enquire for further details.

Accommodation capacity

Additional en-suites and rooms with shared bathrooms are available at the Vale Village, subject to availability. Please enquire for further details.

Dining and bar capacity

Vale VillageSeatsFloor space
Infusion dining hall375620m2
The Melt café9046m2
The Duck & Scholar bar150 Standing
The Hungry Duck takeaway counter50 seats90m2

Staggered entry times and use of marquees and street food stalls can extend dining capacity.

Tour the Vale Village

Please note: the Vale reception and a number of other interiors have been renovated since this was created.

Tour a Vale Village bedroom


Parking is not available at the Vale Village. Guests with cars are encouraged to use the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA, then take the off-road footpath to the Vale Village. The North East Car Park costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available at the Vale Village, and on campus through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.


If you or your guests have specific requirements, please let the team know and they’ll advise on your best accommodation option.


The Vale Village is located on Church Road, Birmingham B15 3AS

24 min from University station
19 min from North East car park
B15 2SA
15 min from Edgbaston Park Hotel
23 min from the Aston Webb Building

Is the Vale Village perfect for your next event?

Get in touch with the team today to talk over your plans.

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Unwind in one of two hotels after your event. They’re open all year round, and right here on campus. For summer conferences, University accommodation offers a comfortable alternative.

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Edgbaston Park Hotel entrance

Everything taken care of

You want to create event experiences to remember. We’re here to help, every step of the way.

Experts on your side

A friendly, knowledgeable team to transform your ideas and stay on budget

Food and drink

Great catering from an award-winning
team of chefs

A complete service

Support from start to finish, from initial brief to event planning and delivery

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