Charlotte Balbier
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cool venue alert: inox, sheffield

January 16th, 2018 | Rachel Parry

Inox

With a rise in the number of cool city locations available for weddings, we’re delighted to be introducing a brand-new Brides Up North Sponsor venue to the blog today, which is situated in the heart of Sheffield.

Contemporary and flexible, Inox is a stunning event space located within the University of Sheffield Students’ Union Building, which boasts fabulous ceremony and reception spaces, amazing cityscape views and an award-winning kitchen team.

Able to accommodate weddings of all sizes, couples are invited to utilise and design the space as they wish (which includes a fabulous outdoor balcony area!) to produce a day that is truly unique to them.

If Inox sounds right up your street, then be sure to mark Saturday 27th January in your diary as the venue will be hosting a Wedding Open Day 11am to 2pm, providing a great opportunity to view this impressive space for yourself while meeting Inox team and a selection of local suppliers.

In the meantime, we’ll hand over to the Inox team for more information on the venue’s awesome wedding offering…

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Where is the venue located?

inox say: Inox is located on level five of the University of Sheffield Students’ Union Building. Situated in the heart of Sheffield, Inox has a cool city centre vibe and is ideally located close to transport links making it an easy location for guests to reach.

Can you tell us a little about the history of the venue?

Inox was opened in 2013 as part of a multi-million-pound redevelopment of the University of Sheffield Students’ Union Building. We have developed our offering over the years to suit couples’ needs and provide very flexible and bespoke services for individual wedding celebrations.

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How would you describe the look and feel of the venue?

Stylish, contemporary and unique, Inox offers a flexible option, which is fully adaptable. Inox aims to provide a fun, modern and unique venue for couples to design and use as they wish. It boasts a large bar and outdoor balcony area too, with fabulous views of the city.

Can you tell us about the ceremony and reception areas and how many guests the venue can cater for?  

Inox is ideal for celebrations of all sizes. The venue can host wedding receptions of up to 250 guests, or is suitable for intimate wedding breakfasts for just close friends and family. It is available for civil ceremonies in the restaurant and the Discovery Rooms, which boast incredible views across Sheffield, providing a stunning backdrop to the proceedings. Couples get exclusive use of the venue’s facilities for their wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

What makes Inox a special wedding venue and sets it apart from others?

Inox includes a first-class restaurant and bar, catered for by award-winning head chef Joe Berry and his team, using only the freshest, seasonal produce from Sheffield’s finest local producers. The chic bar serves cocktails, a wide range of spirits, beers and fine wines. You can shape our suites to cater for anywhere between ten and 200 guests and put your own unique spin on our space in order to make your special day truly yours.

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What sort of bride would be a Inox bride?

Glamorous and fun, with a quirky edge! Though any bride could be an Inox bride. Our space is so flexible that we can adapt it to suit any couple. We allow all sorts of decorations and amendments and aim to be as accommodating as possible.

How can your staff help to make the planning process easier and the big day amazing?

We offer a dedicated wedding coordinator who will help with the planning process of your big day. They will meet you as little or often as you like and will also be there on the day with the operational team to ensure the smooth delivery of your day.

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Can you tell us about the accommodation at the venue?

We can offer nearby accommodation just a two-minute walk from Inox at our short stay serviced apartments Studio 300, and our Halifax Hall and Jonas hotels are only a few minutes’ drive away.

Tell us about your catering services and what makes them special?

Our team of talented chefs are headed up by Master Chef of Great Britain, Joe Berry. We offer the chance for brides to create bespoke menus to suit their desires, and will look to source the best and finest ingredients for their big day from local suppliers. We also offer a wedding tasting for couples before their big day, so they can try their chosen dishes before the big day.

What is the feedback like from couples about Inox?

We get lots of lovely feedback from our couples. Here are just a few testimonials that we have received:

“Andrew and I just wanted to say how fantastic everything and everyone was on the day. We couldn’t have asked anymore from anyone on the day. From James waiting with some much-needed fizz after the ceremony and sorting me out a cup of tea when I was flagging to Alice asking me throughout the day if there was anything else we needed, we were blown away by the level of service from all involved.

Everything went so smoothly on the day and the feedback from guests was that it was the perfect mix of formal and informal, which is exactly what we wanted. Guests were also raving about the food. Some of the family had high expectations after being told about Inox from friends and we’re pleased to say Inox exceeded their expectations.

I can’t begin to thank you enough for your patience and willingness to understand what we wanted. The way the venue was decorated and set up was more perfect than I could have ever imagined. I didn’t have a single worry about anything and your attention to detail was worth its weight in gold.

Once again thank you to you and the Inox team for making our dream wedding a reality. It’s a day we will cherish for the rest of our lives.”  Claire and Andrew Wood – 29th July 2017

“Just wanted to drop you a message to say thanks ever so much for everything you did for the wedding, and to give my thanks also to James and all the wonderful staff at Inox who made our day so special. It was pretty much perfect, and we have family members still talking about it even now

We really had an amazing day and were so glad everything went smoothly, the food was great, the cocktails went down well, the staff were so professional but still had fun, and it made all the difference.” Zoe and Matt Davis – 23rd September 2016

“We wanted to say thank you to you and the staff at Inox for your brilliant service from the initial enquiry about hiring Inox right up to saying bye on Saturday night.

We were both so happy with how the evening went and the place looked better than we could have imagined. Many of our guests commented on how great the place was and how they could not believe it was part of the Student Union and they also commented on the fabulous staff.

It was great to have the balcony as well, this really gave it a different and memorable element!” Hannah and Iain McGowan – Saturday 10th October 2015

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

Of course: Ceremony only – £600; wedding breakfast and evening reception – £1,200.00; evening reception only – £800; ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception – £1,800.

How can our readers get more information on the venue?

Find information on our website or through our online brochure. Or alternatively they can contact the team by emailing momentous@sheffield.ac.uk, or contacting 0114 222 8822.

Do you have any special events or open days coming up shortly that our readers should know about?

Yes, we are holding a Wedding Open Day on Saturday 27th January, 11am to 2pm, and invite all couples interested in hiring a Sheffield venue for their big day to come along and see the fabulous Inox for themselves. There will be goodie bags for brides, and a free drink on arrival. We will also have a mix of local suppliers in attendance, including Sheffield florist, Plantology.

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Rachel Parry
Rachel joined the Brides Up North editorial team as Features Editor in February 2015. Rachel draws on her news reporting background, experience in features, bridal & lifestyle editing for previous regional titles and time spent working for Yorkshire’s most successful PR agencies. Yet to tie the knot herself, Rachel's own wedding looks set to be very, very pretty...

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