£10 - £40 pp
Up to 60
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
A beautiful Victorian warehouse situated right on the canal. A fantastic backdrop to any wedding.
Rain Bar Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
Rain Bar Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence


Exclusive Use
City View
Water View

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Rain Bar Full Description
Located on Great Bridgewater Street, Rain Bar is sat in the heart of Manchester City Centre. With two function rooms as well as the outside terrace by the canal, acting as a picturesque backdrop for your wedding party. Our spaces offer the ideal locations for you to host your ceremony, wedding breakfast and wedding party. Our experienced team are on hand to help you plan your perfect day and night.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr and Mrs G
Happy couple married in February
February 2024
Fantastic wedding reception
Our whole wedding party thouroughly enjoyed our afternoon/evening at the rain bar. Service was exceptional 5* and praised by all our guests. Food was delicious, generous and surpased our expectations. Evening DJ was so much fun.. Beyond thrilled with our wedding reception and wish i could do i all again exactly the same.The Alex's are a absolute pleasure to deal with and amazing at there jobs.
Trip Advisor
Wedding: August
January 2022
Amazing service
I had my hubby’s surprise 50th here, everything about this place is excellent, the staff, the food, the room were all exceptional, nothing at all was too much trouble, we had the room upstairs overlooking the water of which I would highly recommend, will definitely be booking this bar for any future party’s , thanks so much To all at the rain bar
Trip Advisor
Happy couple married in August
January 2022
Amazing Wedding Reception
We had our wedding reception in the room above the main bar, this was a great space that we could set up in whatever way we wanted. All the staff (especially Sarah!) made the night perfect for us, they did everything they could and made sure the bar was always well staffed, that our needs were met and that everything went smoothly. We had a large buffet with a great range of foods all of which was loved by our guests and it was very reasonably priced. Sarah made it really easy for us to get everything we wanted from the night and was so helpful the next day when we went to collect our gifts, decorations, etc that we couldn't take with us the night before. Sinead and I can't recommend Rain Bar enough, we were so happy we decided to go with them for our wedding reception, they took all the stress out of it, we felt in safe hands from the minute we met Sarah. Thankyou so much Rain Bar
Trip Advisor
Wedding: June
January 2022
Great venue for Retirement do
I booked this bar for a joint Police retirement do on Friday 25th May 2018, for around 200 people.it has an upstairs bar with outside roof terrace,which is a big enough venue for a large gathering. I initially made contact by e-mail with the bar manager Sarah,who promptly replied with various options in relation to time and date and food available.Every query I e-mailed was answered promptly by Sarah or her colleague Alex,who were very helpful,in me making this the choice for a joint retirment venue so we went ahead and booked it. Prior to the date of the do,we went there in the afternoon and had lunch, which was excellent,and I recommend for a pit stop if your ever in Manchester,and near the bar one afternoon. On the evening of our retirement venue we arrived at 5.30pm, and found the bar area upstairs was all ready and set up as we had requested,and there was plenty of bar staff to cope with the expected crowd of people. By 8pm when we had requested food be served,the staff brought out a wonderful selection of our requested choice of sandwiches and chunky chips,samosas etc, amongst other food items which was plenty enough to cater for all the guests present,all at a reasonable price. The venue came to an end at mid night,with everyone having had a good night. Great venue,Great staff service, great food afternoons and evenings.Great value for money,so I would recommend the RAINBAR ,and probably use it again for other future celebrations.
Trip Advisor
Wedding: September
January 2022
Great party venue
We held our evening wedding party in the function room at Rain Bar earlier this month. We had great support from Sarah organising the party . It's a lovely room and the balcony was a great hit with the guests ( it did help that we had great weather). All the food was amazing and the staff that looked after us on the night couldn't do enough for us. A highly recommended place if your looking for a party venue. We have eaten the the bar a few times and the food in the main bar is great too.
Trip Advisor
Wedding: August
January 2022
Wedding Reception
Both myself and my husband would like to thank Alex, Sarah and all of the team at Rain Bar. Also Simon the previous manager who helped with our arrangements. We had the most amazing evening at the bar and all our guests who hadn't visited the venue previously were blown away by this hidden gem. Sarah and Alex couldn't have done enough to carry out all our requests. The stress of the day was taken away from ourselves regarding setting out the room...it looked amazing ! The canapes and buffet were excellent quality and plentiful. We had so many compliments about how everyone enjoyed it. From start to finish everything was carried out so professionally . We would highly recommend Rain Bar for any function.
Rain Bar Location & Contact Details


80 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5JG, England

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Manchester Oxford Rd

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