£1000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Brilliant backdrops, a unique location, superb food and drink, and the sort of setting that makes for a memorable day: Manchester Art Gallery is a natural choice for weddings and civil partnerships
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,000
Ceremony only is available from £1,000.00 Gallery 16 for your ceremony, Victorian Galleries for drinks and the Atrium for dinner from 4pm until 11pm £2,995.00 Additional hours may be booked until 1am at £450.00 per hour Venue hire is VAT exempt Bespoke quotes will be provided on request

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£37
All our food and beverage is supplied in-house by our Gallery Cafe. We offer great quality British food and our very own Victorian kitchen garden provides some of the fabulous produce for our kitchen.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Museum
Attraction
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
300
Usual Access Time
06:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Halal Catering

Venue

City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Your ceremony is held within a gallery, with you and your guests surrounded by priceless works of art - and what better setting can there be for the momentous exchanging of vows? You'll be able to take advantage of other spaces too all suited to your individual style and taste. Our Events Team can help with suggestions on room dressing, picking suppliers and ensuring your wedding has a personal touch. Just like our exceptional exhibitions, no two Manchester Art Gallery weddings are ever the same. Our kitchens are on site and everything is freshly made and locally sourced. We will help you create your own bespoke menu or choose from our range of three course dinners or buffet options. If you'd like to arrange a viewing then please do not hesitate to contact us, and we'll be happy to help make your wedding day unique and hassle free.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Victoria Wilson
Thank you for your enquiry and interest in Manchester Art Gallery as the venue for your wedding. At the gallery we offer something truly extraordinary and romantic and I would be delighted to meet you and show you our beautiful event spaces. Please do contact us for further details or to arrange a coffee and a chat about your special day. May I take this opportunity to say congratulations and we shall look forward to hearing from you soon. Victoria

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(8)
L
Lee and Phil
Wedding: December
May 2022
A dream wedding venue
Our wedding at the Art Gallery on Weds 29th Dec was a day that far exceeded our expectations and thanks to all of the fantastic people involved in organising our day , with be one of the best and happiest days of our lives. It was an absolutely wonderful event. Victoria, Debbie, Adam, Ryan and all of their staff where an absolutely dream. The welcome was extraordinary, the drinks perfect..and the food was heaven and all of our guests Carnivores-Vegans and everything in between praised the food to the highest. The wonderful team at the Gallery all went the extra mile and made our occasion extra special. It’s rare to find such wonderful people all of who do such an amazing job, so on behalf of me and my husband I wanted to recommend the venue and say if you're lucky enough to be able to get married there you should grab the opportunity with both hands. And that's just because of the people involved ...when you add in the most amazing surroundings ... the architecture, art work, lighting, history....wow..wow..wow... you have a breathtaking event that would be hard to beat.
E
Emma and Ste
Wedding: October
May 2022
We couldn't recommend Manchester Art Gallery More Highly!
We can’t recommend the gallery and the team who work there enough - they made our day so memorable and their support was invaluable throughout the process. Our co-ordinator Victoria was extremely knowledge and helpful, always trying to help us in whatever way she could. The food was delicious and top quality, everyone commented on how it was presented and the innovative menu.
J
Jonathan and Chris
Wedding: September
May 2022
Amazing venue and fantastic team
We can’t recommend the gallery and the team who work there enough - they made our day so memorable and their support was invaluable throughout the process. Our co-ordinator Victoria was extremely knowledge and helpful, always trying to help us in whatever way she could. The food was delicious and top quality, everyone commented on how it was presented and the innovative menu
P
Polina and Mikele
Happy couple Married on January
January 2021
Art gallery helped us create our dream day
During the pandemic the art gallery provided exceptional support to us for our special day. We cannot thank Victoria enough, it was the best day of our lives.
R
Richard
Wedding: June
June 2019
It was perfect in every aspect
Just to thank you and your entire team on behalf of all of us for last night’s event. It was perfect in every aspect. The venue worked fabulously well and got so many great comments. The food was great, the wine and table service was just right and the attention to detail impressive. The perfect venue for a stylish wedding. Kind regards Richard.
H
Helen & James
Happy couple Married on June
October 2019
Manchester Art Gallery was, without a doubt, the best venue we could have picked for our wedding
"Manchester Art Gallery was, without a doubt, the best venue we could have picked for our wedding reception! The events team were fantastic in the run-up to the event, helping ensure we had everything in place and any special requests were catered for. When it came to the day, all the guests commented on how special the venue was, and how brilliant the in-house catering was. If you want a stunning drinks reception among paintings, dinner surrounded by artwork, and a great party after, then look no further! We would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone!"
Location & Contact Details

Address

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3JL, England

Travel Notes

Please note there is no on site parking at Manchester Art Gallery but car parking is available at NCP car parks nearby. Discount available.

Nearest Town

Manchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Manchester Picadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road

Nearest Airport

Manchester International Airport

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FAQ
(8)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's your special day. Aim to have the things that make you both happy !

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A little note for the guests when they arrived for the ceremony .... 'Pick a seat not a side, we are all family once the knot is tied'

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Creative, grand, historical, beautiful, elegant

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In front of a beautiful painting, or in the grand Victorian Hall as seen in our photo gallery. The gallery is the perfect place to get some unique photographs of your special day.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Its difficult to choose but if we had to .... the Lancashire rarebit or the vegetarian black pudding are both delicious and both on our current menu. We also offer dessert canapes too. If you are interested in coming in for a tasting session, we hold them free of charge for our prospective clients, so please get in touch if you wish to see our full menu!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon butties

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The romantic Neoclassical surrounds of the gallery provide the perfect backdrop to ensure your wedding is extraordinary.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our small and dedicated team are here to make your wedding unique and memorable. We will assist you every step of the way. We thoroughly enjoy being a part of your special day.