The Monastery Manchester

£3500 - £6500 for Venue Hire
Up to 400
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COVID-19 Update
Our lovely team of event planners are working from home at the moment, so please do let us know if we can be of any assistance with your wedding planning and we can email over the information and a link to a virtual tour of The Monastery! Hope you stay safe :)
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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Packages include: o Exclusive hire of the Great Nave (time dependant on day of the week/rate) o Use of the beautiful walled garden for photos and drinks reception o Use of the Welcome Wing as a welcome and drinks reception area o Use of the banqueting kitchen for our approved caterers o Round banqueting tables o Gold chairs o Two hours complimentary de-rig / cleaning time o Complimentary car parking for guests (approximately 140 spaces) o Red or white carpet o PA system for background music o Handheld microphone for speeches o Easel for your table plan o 2 x Security guard
What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

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


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

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 100 to 500 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: Fran Wormald
Here at The Monastery every member of the team is committed to making sure every detail of your day exceeds your expectations!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Katy & Andy
Married in November 2019
November 2019
Katy & Andy
“We recently had our wedding at The Monastery and couldn't have asked for a better day! The venue is so fantastic everyone is still commenting on how spectacular it is! The staff were amazing and the food was wonderful, the ox cheek just fell apart with a fork it was cooked to perfection. Thank you so much for helping make our day so special we couldn't have possibly asked for any more!”
Chloe & Ash
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Chloe & Ash
“We both had an amazing time and so did all our guests. Many complimented on how fantastic the venue was and how good the food was. The serving staff were brilliant, very atentive and couldn’t do enough to help. Thank you to our wedding coordinator and the operations manager, both did a great job overseeing things on the day.”
Michael & Victoria
Married in September 2019
September 2019
Michael & Victoria
“The day was perfect, everything went to plan and it was so special from the moment we met our wedding coordinator until the wedding day itself. The staff calmed our nerves and ensured everything went to plan, making our day unforgettable.”
Becky & Matt
Married in September 2019
September 2019
A Beautiful Family Affair
“The day was everything I imagined and more. Our wedding coordinator did a great job, she did so much for us before the day and I appreciated it so much, the gentleman in charge on the day also could not do enough for us.”
Ged & Lauren
Married in September 2019
September 2019
Ged & Lauren
“The Monastery is undeniably beautiful but what makes it so special is the staff. Our wedding planner was unbelievable and professional, making sure our requests were met to the finest details. The food was fantastic and all of the staff work together as a polished team. Thank you for making our day so special.”
Ky & Craig Grimsley
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Fantastic and historical place to hold a wedding!
"Very grand and beautiful setting based in Manchester, I was over the moon with the outcome of my day! Food was fantastic and the staff was very helpful. I had two fantastic wedding planners who help organise the whole day and who were constantly at the end of an email for me, very professionally ran and everyone had an incredible day!"

Little White Books Wedding Fair

29th March 2020
Free Entry Branded goody bag & Magazine One big day, one important decision, one spectacularly easy choice. The team from The Monastery Manchester will be on hand to answer all your questsions
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

Accreditations / Associations (1)

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

Industry Awards (4)

Finalist for the Best Town/City venue at The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards
Finalist for the Best Manchester Venue at The NorthWest Wedding Awards 2018

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 favorite.

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

Make lists! There is nothing more satisfying than crossing things off your lists!

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?

Mini Cheese and bacon burgers

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The incredibly detailed architecture of the beautiful High Alter.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

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