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Manchester Wedding Venues

Who wouldn’t want to get married in Manchester: the centre of the universe? Whether you and your loved one are Manchester born and bred or the city is just a special place in your relationship – whatever your story – get wed in Manchester and show the world how much you love each other.

Why you should have your wedding in Manchester

Christmas a magical time of year. It’s also the busiest time of year for marriage proposals. According to, around 100,000 couples are thought to have become engaged over the festive season.

January becomes the busiest time of the year for planning weddings. New and excited brides-to-be will begin making their initial enquires, and putting together perfect Pinterest mood boards. I mean, there’s a reason Manchester was named the most photogenic city in the UK.

So you’ve found Mr or Mrs Right, you’ve met the in-laws and they’re just about bearable. You’ve picked your ring, you’re engaged. Now what?

It’s time to start thinking about where you see yourself walking down the aisle.

A lot of us have fantasised about our dream wedding. What it’ll look like, where it’ll be, who we’ll invite – and who we won’t. It can be stressful to say the least. But one decision we’re making a little easier for you is where to have your wedding. And if you love Manchester as much as we do you’ll probably want to have your perfect wedding in Manchester.

We’ve whittled the list of options down to the very best Manchester wedding venues, each with their own unique charm, size, style and character.

Whether you want to tie the knot in a beautifully elegant memorial hall or go off the beaten path with a bowling alley wedding – yes, it’s a thing – we’ve done the hard work for you.

Wherever you decide to have it (in Manchester), the important thing is to let loose and have fun. You’ve found someone who’s willing to spend the rest of their life with you. That’s the hard bit. Now it’s all plain sailing.

Here’s our picks of the very best venues in and around the city centre, in no particular order.

The best wedding venues in Manchester

Featured Manchester venues licensed to hold weddings or civil partnerships



280 people

50 Dearmans Pl, Chapel Wharf, Salford, M3 5LH

Everlasting bliss starts with us. A wedding venue filled with romance and excitement. This is where the magic happens

Get the party started. Finger food or a feast. You decide. We can cater for a large and loud crowd or a more refined gathering.

The Lowry Hotel is the only hotel in Manchester to have a kosher license from the city’s Beth Din. All Simchas, from weddings to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, can be held here, co-ordinated by staff who understand Jewish traditions.



2 – 170 people

55 Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PQ

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and should be exactly as you always imagined, and most importantly what’s right for you.

Whether it’s a lavish wedding breakfast for 180 or an intimate ceremony, just for two. Hyatt Regency Manchester is a modern contemporary venue with a mix of traditional and unique spaces that set the scene perfectly for your special day.

The 18th Floor lounge is a modern masterpiece with 360 views of the Manchester skyline and the pennines, our wood panelled ballroom offers a more traditional space or for a more intimate celebration our Club and Turing rooms have floor to ceiling windows and contemporary furnishings.



Up to 500 people

36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT

Creating your most memorable day.

Host your wedding inside the iconic, grade II listed building. Maintaining the original listed features, this former Freemason hall has been infused with a wonderfully modern twist. Ensuring the wedding of your dreams, find out why Manchester Hall is the perfect wedding venue located in the heart of Manchester.

Take a look at what they have to offer and rest assured that the dedicated wedding team will always be on hand to answer any questions and make sure your wedding at Manchester Hall is all that you imagined. They offer guided tours of our building where our wedding planners will show you each room and help you tailor the venue to suit your needs and dreams.



70 – 150 people

Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ

Fall in love with our inspirational venue and hold your special day against an unrivalled creative backdrop. Our award-winning dockside venue offers a uniquely vibrant location to hold your special day.

Exchange vows before views of the iconic Manchester ship canal and hold your wedding reception in our glass-walled circular room with panoramic views. Enjoy your delicious wedding breakfast prepared in-house by our experienced chefs, then take to the floor for your first dance under the twinkle of fairy lights.

Celebrate your dream wedding in a venue like no other.



20-740 people

16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS

The Midland is one of the most iconic hotels and wedding venues in Manchester, so we can guarantee the most beautiful day for you and those closest to you.

Timeless sophistication. Celebrate your love in one of Manchester’s finest venues, with a wedding day that is as unique as you are.

At The Midland we understand that every wedding day is special and unique for all. Each couple puts their personal stamp on their day in order to create lasting memories.



50 people

11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB

The Fitzgerald is the Northern Quarter’s drinking den, and is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding party.

A hidden gem. The Fitzgerald is an atmospheric drinking den, with splendid décor and a vintage vibe.

Just like the secret drinking spots of the prohibition era, The Fitzgerald has an air of mystery with its back street entrance and dark and moody interior. It channels the classic speakeasy perfectly, with 1920s glassware and vintage décor and is renowned for its delicious cocktails and lively playlist.

Booking your Manchester wedding or civil partnership

Wedding ceremonies can take place in hotels, suites, theatres, even bars and restaurants, and other places that are licensed by the local authority.

Notice of marriage or civil partnership has to be given in the district where you live. We recommend making a provisional booking at the Manchester Register Office as soon as possible if you wish to marry or enter into a civil partnership at an approved venue in Manchester. Before giving notice, it’s very important that you make a provisional booking at the venue of your choice and check that registrars from the local register office are able to attend to register the event and conduct the ceremony. While the venue may be able to hold your wedding or civil partnership on a certain date and time, there is no guarantee that registrars will be available. So, the sooner you book the better…

All Your Wedding Needs

Designed from the ground and split across two floors, KSG is focussed on comfort & style for its customers. The ground floor is exclusively for all your haircuts, fades, beard trims & restyles with their expert team of men’s barbers.

The recently transformed two story space houses a premium barbers and dedicated treatment rooms, catered to the modern man’s needs. KSG provide an elevated experience from your usual city centre barbers where the team will always leave you feeling confident, refreshed, and ready for your wedding day.

Arthur Kay & Bro will help you find the perfect rings to profess everlasting love to your partner on the special day.

Look out for the iconic gold façade of one of Manchester’s best-known jewellers at The Royal Exchange. This traditional, flagship store stocks high-quality, new and pre-owned jewellery, as well as vintage and antique pieces. 

With over 165 years of tailoring experience, Moss Bros. is the ideal place to find fashionable, affordable menswear.

Whether you’ll be front and centre in the wedding party or taking a back pew, our selection of men’s wedding suits has your back no matter the dress code.

From lounge-inspired two-pieces to opulent black tie, regular fits to sharper slim silhouettes, our range of wedding suits for men will have you looking the part in just a few clicks.

We are specialists in wedding dress alterations and offer this service across all of our stores.

Most brides require some alterations, whether that be necessary alterations such as shortening or taking or they may be unnecessary but preferred such as adding straps or a belt.

Whatever those alterations are, necessary or not, your dress is safe in our hands and our expert team will make sure your dress fits you perfectly and is exactly how you want it for your big day.

All Manchester Wedding Venues

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