£2,000 - £2,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
An historic venue - giving you the unique wedding day of your dreams! There's no other backdrop quite like it....
Christie's Bistro Pricing & Costs

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The venue hire price includes: exclusive use of the venue, all day access with a late licence until 1am, all tables / chairs / crockery / cutlery and glassware, crisp white table linen and linen napkins, all staffing costs and a Master of Ceremonies to host your guests throughout the day.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

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What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Set menu options only
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

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Number of Guests Included
All packages are bespoke to your requirements, we can cater for anything from a traditional three course meal followed by a large evening reception, to an intimate informal celebration! Please contact our events team who will be happy to discuss further with you.
Christie's Bistro Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Christie's Bistro Full Description
About The University of Manchester Based around Oxford Road in Manchester City Centre, The University of Manchester, one of the UK’s most prestigious and well-known institutions, offers an array of historic and iconic venues on the University campus that provide a truly inspiring backdrops to a memorable wedding celebration. Our Venues Christie’s Bistro is located around the Old Quadrangle at the heart of the campus, dating back to 1873 and designed by Alfred and Paul Waterhouse – the same architect to design Manchester Town Hall. These beautifully built spaces are steeped in history, original design and artefacts to help create some beautiful spaces to enjoy on your special day. The Bistro and surrounding spaces are fully licensed, allowing you to host your entire day with us and concentrate on enjoying all the celebrations. Our Team Our highly experienced wedding team will assist you in the planning of your special day, from your first enquiry right through to the departure of the very last guest. From a grand, large scale affair to an intimate ceremony followed by drinks, the team are happy to accommodate your wishes. Service is paramount to us, attention to detail and personal touches are second nature – it’s what we’ve built a reputation on. Our dedicated and experienced Hospitality and Events team are on had every step of the way ensuring peace of mind with each detail, so that your day is everything you ever dreamed of.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Adam
We understand that your wedding day is a truly unique and memorable occasion and we’re on hand to ensure it’s just that. Our team has a wide range and depth of experience and knowledge collected over the years that we use help every couple make their special day everything that it means to them. It would be a pleasure to host your special day.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in March
April 2023
Family wedding yesterday in the Whitworth chambers followed by the wedding reception in Christies
Family wedding yesterday in the Whitworth chambers followed by the wedding reception in Christies. A great venue, lovely quadrangle outside for photos, Christies is in the library upstairs which is a great location.. The food was excellent, better than expected for such large numbers. Prawn cocktail was good, the lamb was superb and fell off the bone and the cheesecake was delicious.
Happy couple married in March
April 2023
We had our wedding reception here in early August 2015 and could not be happier with how it went
We had our wedding reception here in early August 2015 and could not be happier with how it went. The staff at Christies were so well organised and everything ran like clockwork. Our tables were decorated exactly how we wanted and our guests were impressed with the venue itself but especially the quality of the food which many of them said was the best they had eaten at a wedding which is definitely a compliment! Special thanks to Emma and Rebecca the wedding coordinators who helped with everything beforehand and on the day. Can't recommend this place enough.
Christie's Bistro Location & Contact Details


The Old Quadrangle, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9LP, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Oxford Road

Nearest Airport

Manchester International Airport

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