£1440 - £1740 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
This amazing architectural landmark could be the perfect place for you and your guests to celebrate your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Hire cost for a ceremony & reception from £1440 Hire cost for a reception From £1200

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Our menus are designed with complete flexibility in mind and we have an extensive menu to choose from. All our catering is prepared in house so if there is something on that menu that you would like and it's not there, let us know and we will try our very best to offer it to you.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Arts Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

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


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
City View
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The Lowry is a dramatic, award winning landmark located at the heart of contemporary Salford Quays, only a few miles away from Manchester city centre. Our contemporary arts venue offers a range of unique spaces to create your perfect day. Our circular Compass Room is truly stunning. Privately located on the top floor of the building, the space is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows which give a 360-degree view of Salford Quays. A private balcony also means that you and your guests can step outside to enjoy the magnificent views. The Compass Room comes with the option of lighting the room with a bespoke canopy of fairy lights. The Compass Room can accommodate upto 150 for a ceremony and 200 for a reception. For ceremonies and smaller receptions, choose from either our Hexagon and Pier Eight rooms, which are intimate spaces with fantastic waterside views. We understand that every wedding is as individual and unique as every bride and groom and we pride ourselves on our bespoke service. We believe that our special day should not have to fit into a package - each detail no matter how large or small should be exactly how you want it to be. To plan your perfect day contact our wedding co-ordinator today.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Sean Darlington
Happy couple married in September
September 2018
Perfect Wedding Venue
We got married here yesterday (Sat 8th Sept 2018) Absolutely blown away with the entire experience right from the day we booked it 2yrs ago. Lucy Markey our wedding planner was an absolute delight to deal with,did everything she could to ensure we had the perfect day,cannot praise her enough,thank you so much Lucy. On the day the entire staff were amazing,special thanks to Frankie,Connie & Iain.Made our special day run so smooth,thank you so much guys,we will never forget all you did for us. As for the venue.....wow!!!! You really need to see it to believe it,no words really can describe how amazing it is. On behalf of my new wife Pam and i thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts,we really couldn't of picked a better venue and team of helpers to make our day perfect Sean Darlington
Tiffany & Jonny
Happy couple married in May
May 2018
I would recommend the Lowry a million times over.
From the second we stepped into 'The Lowry,' we were welcomed with a smile and a cup of tea from Lucy Markey. She was so lovely and personal and did everything she could to make us happy, finding out what we wanted from the venue. Then she showed us around the venue and we were blown away. Especially when Lucy turned on the lights in the compass room. It was stunning with an amazing panoramic view. We knew it was the one. From that moment on, Lucy answered countless questions and emails efficiently and always encouraged us to ask her about anything. She was so willing to help!! She was informative and helpful and did everything she could to help give us our perfect wedding. We were able to go to the restaurant to food taste as well. On the day itself, the Lowry were flawless. The food was incredible, the Lowry looked phenomenal and our guests were taken care of. We were greeted with a smiling, helpful team from the Lowry who's aim was to be the best the could be. And they were. We have had countless compliments about the venue and food and have been told it was the best wedding they've been to. I would like to say thank you for Lucy and the rest of the team for making our day so special. You were perfection. I would recommend the Lowry a million times over.
Mark & Aryan
Happy couple married in April
April 2018
Perfect wedding day at amazing venue!
We had our wedding breakfast and reception in the Compass Room of The Lowry. The run up to the wedding went without a hitch, Lucy was great and was always there to answer any questions and did her best to cater for any special requests we had. When we arrived on the day and looked at the room, the staff had set everything up perfectly - exactly how I'd pictured it in my head. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Luckily, we had the most amazing sunny day for the wedding so as well as the room looking lovely and bright, we were able to make full use of the balcony which has amazing views of the quays. As the darkness came, the fairy lights came on which look beautiful and really were one of the reasons we chose the venue. The staff, food, service and venue were spot on and we're so happy we chose The Lowry for our wedding - I wish we could do it all over again!
Emma & Nick
Happy couple married in April
April 2018
We cannot recommend this venue enough!
Over two years ago we visited The Lowry and was shown around all of the wonderful spaces that it has to offer, each room offers something different. We chose to have our welcome drinks in the Pier Eight room, lovely views and easily accessible for our less able guests. Followed by the Compass Room, this is at the very top of The Lowry. It is an amazing room that offers AMAZING views, balcony, beautiful room and fairy lights to top it off! From the very first interaction with Lucy and the team at a wedding fair to weeks after the wedding, it has been a pleasure. Most people who have been married speak of how stressful it can be. However, dealing with The Lowry and all its staff has been nothing but easy! Each and every query, problem and need was dealt with quickly! It made the run up to our big day super stress free! Our wedding day was everything we wanted and so much more! The rooms were perfect, drinks and food were great, staff were wonderful and our day ran PERFECTLY!!! Thank you so much to each and every person at The Lowry who made our day so special and a huge thank you to Lucy our Special Events Coordinator who helped, supported and pointed us in the right direction over the past two years!
Mike & Jenny
Happy couple married in December
December 2017
The whole thing was just perfect.
The room looked amazing when we walked in and the event managers helped make sure everything ran smoothly. Nothing was too much to ask and even when we had left the thank you cards at the other venue, some of the staff ran over and picked them up! The whole thing was just perfect.
Emily & Anthony
Happy couple married in December
December 2017
All I can say is Wow!
From walking into The Lowry after visiting many local venues, we were greeted by Lucy Markey who showed us round each aspect of the venue and from walking into the compass room for our reception, all I can say is Wow! What a room! It’s absolutely amazing and if your from salford it’s perfect! No matter what time of year, this venue would be stunning. We received so many compliments and still are getting them from the venue to how friendly the staff were to the food. Everything went smoothly! Lucy and all of the staff did an amazing job from bringing the stuff in for the wedding to the actual day. Lucy is amazing. She has answered every question and makes you feel at ease throughout the whole process. We had a few people drop out on the actual day, but we was able to fill our seats and even this wasn’t a problem. We had our wedding on a evening where there was a show on, and even this wasn’t a problem. A band wasn’t able to come on until 10 but you were able to have a DJ with the music being slightly lowered. This didn’t cause a problem as guests were able to hear themselves talk, and by 10pm everybody was ready to have a good time! I wouldn’t change anything about my wedding, it was perfect! Thanks!!
Location & Contact Details


Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Travel Notes

The Lowry has excellent public transport links, with the MediaCityUK Metrolink only a few minutes walk away. The Lowry is located in the heart of MediaCityUK, which is located half a mile from Junction 3 of the M602.

Nearest Town

Manchester City Centre

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M602, Junction 3

Nearest Train Station

MediaCityUK Metrolink Stop

Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport
Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

MIA Accreditation

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Contemporary, artistic, landmark, unique, (with fantastic views!)

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Everywhere! The building is iconic with great architecture so there are some great photography spots within the building. The surroundings of Salford Quays means you can get some great waterside shots too!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Compass Room certainly has the wow factor - a circular shaped room surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, add in the fairy lights and there is no other venue like it. The building itself is full of great architecture, so you can get some outstanding wedding photographs.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The Lowry is a not for profit organisation and a registered charity. All income supports our world-class theatres programme, the care and display of the LS Lowry collection, our exhibitions programme and our life changing community and education work.