Christmas a magical time of year. It’s also the busiest time of year for marriage proposals. According to Bridebook.co.uk, 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.
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.