The Monastery Manchester

£3,500 - £9,250 for Venue Hire
Up to 400
Exclusive Use
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At the Monastery Manchester, we provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. This magnificent venue is breathtakingly romantic, peaceful and visually stunning, guaranteeing a day to remember.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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The hire price includes use of the Welcome Wing, Great Nave, Courtyard Garden, Cloisters and Organ Loft for photographer’s use, dedicated wedding coordinator & event manager, full ceremony set up to include cream or red aisle carpet, plinths, and room turnaround, master of ceremonies, use of PA & sound system for background music, atmospheric lighting, use of tables & chairs (subject to on hand stock), black & white dancefloor, white table linen & napkins, table numbers & stands, wooden easels for your welcome sign & table plan, cake stand & knife, unlimited wi-fi , and free overnight car parking.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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What is included in this pricing:
Minimum numbers apply
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Cutlery included
Corkage charge applicable
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Pet Friendly
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The unique and inspiring Grade II* listed buildings are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil ceremonies. We can accommodate wedding parties from 70 to 350 guests in the majestic Great Nave. The elegant Cloisters and tranquil Archangel Garden provide perfect backdrops for beautiful, memorable wedding photographs to cherish forever. Your love can really help make the world go around, as every event held here supports our charitable projects with the local community. Monastery income also contributes to the on-going restoration of these precious historical buildings, helping to secure a part of Manchester’s heritage for the enjoyment of generations to come. The Monastery is the ideal setting for a variety of specialist weddings including Hindu, Indian and Jewish celebrations. Please contact us for details of our recommended external caterers and the relevant tariff. Our stunning venue is complemented by free on-site parking and outstanding levels of service in every department.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chloe Brookes
Here at The Monastery every member of the team is committed to making sure every detail of your day exceeds your expectations! There are no silly questions or requests too small, we are here to help you every step of the way from your initial enquiry right up to the big day itself (you can even pop in after the day for a coffee if you fancy, we love catching up with our past couples!)


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
The Runagles
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Our Perfect Day
The team at The Monastery were simply wonderful and ensured that our day ran smoothly. We had the most amazing time with our family and friends and my instructions for the table decorations for the meal were followed perfectly. A breathtaking venue and an excellently supportive team.
Stephen and Gareth
Happy couple married in February
February 2022
Such a fantastic day
Fabulous. We booked our wedding before the pandemic and were meant to marry on the 1st August 2020. After rescheduling twice (the first time to April 4th 2021), we eventually tied the knot on the 12 February 2022. Nothing was too much for the team at The Monastery to do. Fran was there every step of the way and helped with every query. The day was beautiful - We provided our own table centrepieces and decorations which Fran was happy to set up before our arrival! Every member of the team was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. Requests were carried out right away. We had such a fabulous day, celebrating with family and friends in a stunning building with an amazing team to cater for us. It could not have been better.
Carina & Joey
Happy couple married in January
January 2022
Perfect Venue
From the moment we first viewed the Monastery we fell in love with it, it really does sell itself. Like many who’ve married over recent months, we’d had to postpone our original date but it was worth the wait to have the prefect day with all of our family and friends there. The whole process from the first meetings and booking, dealing with the postponement and rearranging everything and also dealing with some special requirements we had for a disabled family member was dealt with perfectly by Fran and the team. Fran made everything much easier and less stressful than it could have been especially in the current climate, we were always put at ease and felt confident that everything would come together when the day finally arrived! All staff on the day were great too, we really couldn’t recommend the Monastery highly enough, we had the perfect day
Natalie & Jamie
Happy couple married in October
November 2021
Monastery Manchester
The venue is stunning and makes for beautiful pictures. The staff were helpful and responsive. They were flexible with us dropping stuff off, setting up and suppliers! The staff on the day couldn’t have done more. Everything we asked was done with a smile! Fantastic day!
Kate & Mike
Happy couple married in October
October 2021
Kate & Mike
"From first contact at the Monastery to the very day they were absolutely amazing!! It was honestly all down to the team there that it all turned out so perfect on the day!! It really was an amazing day and everything looked and turned out better than we could have imagined! To have people who supported us in our wedding and make you feel like you have gained new friends is a massive credit to the team."
Carolyn & Jack
Happy couple married in August
November 2021
What a fabulous day
Thank you so much for all of your help with our special day! The venue sold itself and the staff at the Monastery were awesome. We could not have planned a better ceremony.
Location & Contact Details


Gorton Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M12 5WF, England

Travel Notes

Easily Accessible from Manchester City Centre and all major motorway networks

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M60 Junction 24

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (8)

Finalist for the Best Town/City venue at The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards
County Champion in the Best of Bridebook 2022
Winner in the Hitched Wedding Awards 2022
Finalist for the Best Manchester Venue at The NorthWest Wedding Awards 2018
Winner of Best Venue Manchester at the 2021 North West Wedding Awards
Winner of Best Venue no Accommodation at the 2019 North West Wedding Awards

Accreditations (1)

Nominated for the Best Unique Venue at the M&IT Awards

Bridebook Awards (3)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each wedding is so unique and each couple so special, that it is impossible to choose a favourite.

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

Make lists! There is nothing more satisfying than crossing things off your lists! On the day my tip would be - Make some time in your schedule of the day for just the two of you, the day goes so fast and it is nice to just take 10 minutes to soak it all in.

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

Name cards with each guests individual photo, this was incredibly unique, and all of the guests loved it!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique Inspiring Beautiful Stunning Historic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Amazing Architecture at the main church doors

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?


What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini fish and chip with tartare sauce

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The incredibly detailed architecture of the beautiful High Altar.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our commitment to sustainability and providing an excellent service to all.