Weddings at The University of Manchester

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£1000 - £3500 for Venue Hire
Up to 300
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
Although the University's campus is closed, the team are still on hand to answer enquiries about our venues, including availability and virtual walk-rounds.
We deliver bespoke weddings in some of The University of Manchester's most historic and iconic venues, all located in the city centre of Manchester.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,000
Maximum Price
£3,500
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
City Hotel
Venue
Dining Capacity
300
Reception Capacity
450
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

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

Venue

City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Full Description
Congratulations on your engagement! We would be delighted to host your special day, and make it as memorable as possible. Our team is part of the Hospitality Services' team at The University of Manchester and have built a reputation for exceptional hospitality, exquisite food and attention to detail - all brought together to create truly special day for you. We are able to deliver weddings in some of the University's most historic and iconic venues on campus, including Christie's Bistro, Whitworth Hall, Whitworth Council Chamber and Manchester Museum. Each of our venues has a distinctively different ambience, but all stay true to our ethos, featuring delicious locally sourced food served by friendly and attentive staff. These impressive venues make wonderful spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions, through to a brilliant evening party. You'll be supported throughout your wedding planning by our dedicated coordinators, and looked after by our experienced Hospitality and Events team to ensure that your wedding day is perfect in every way.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Adam
We understand that your wedding day is a truly unique and memorable occasion and we’re on hand to ensure it’s just that. Our team has a wide range and depth of experience and knowledge collected over the years that we use help every couple make their special day everything that it means to them. It would be a pleasure to host your special day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2004
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
99
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Location & Contact Details

Address

University of Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Nearest Town

Manchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M60

Nearest Train Station

Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Piccadilly

Nearest Airport

Manchester International Airport

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We've had quite a few - one of the best occasions was when Elvis made a surprise entrance as the evening entertainment!

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

It's you're special day - it's a one off occasion to be cherished. Take the time to plan it carefully and make it want you want it to be.

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

Oh there's been many - from students who met in the library and recreating that moment for a wedding photo, to surprise family members and special gifts!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, iconic, memorable, historic, unrivalled

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Outside - has to be our main archway Inside - either our beautiful stone staircase or "secret" window

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

Yes - we've had quite a few soap stars!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked salmon!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Has to be sweets surely! Or a piece of wedding cake!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Has to be Stan - the T-Rex skeleton in our Fossils Gallery!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team - they are passionate about what they do and pride themselves on delivering memories and great service!