Choosing your wedding venue can be the most time consuming part of your wedding planning. If you’re looking for a special location for the big day, here are ten of the best venues to be found in and around Manchester, all chosen to help you make your wedding the happiest day of your life.
If you still can’t decide, The North West Wedding Fair at Event City in September brings together the best collection of wedding suppliers in the north west. Everything from bridalwear to favours, cakes to cars, entertainment to accessories, venues to stationery, photography to florists, bridesmaid dresses to hair and beauty, venue dressing to menswear and everything else in between. In fact, everything you need to plan your dream wedding under one roof.
King Street Townhouse
Wow! The views from the heated South Terrace over Manchester city centre at King Street Townhouse are incomparable. There are two areas which can be used for weddings and both offer a mix of modern and historic decor. Food choices include a traditional sit down wedding breakfast or if you’re looking for something a little more informal, an Eclectic BBQ or hog roast on the terrace. Or what about an afternoon tea? Accommodates up to 150 guests and licensed for civil ceremonies. Venue exclusive to the wedding party.
10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW
Great John Street
This former Victorian school house has been transformed into a chic luxury townhouse hotel which can also accommodate civil ceremonies and receptions in several areas, the two most popular places being the south facing Rooftop Lounge and Garden and the grand Oyster Bar. It’s a sister hotel of King Street Townhouse and offers bespoke weddings to suit your needs with a capacity of up to 200 guests. Venue exclusive to the wedding party.
Great John St, Manchester M3 4AW
Didsbury House Hotel
Another member of the Eclectic Hotels family, the decor at Didsbury House Hotel is quite spectacular with period and original features throughout. The Victorian villa is a chic urban retreat in fashionable Didsbury with easy access to Manchester city centre and Manchester Airport for a quick honeymoon getaway. Wedding hire includes the full use of the entire house and all 27 bedrooms with breakfast the following morning. Licensed for civil ceremonies on site. This exquisite venue will definitely put that extra romantic touch on your special day.
Didsbury Park, Manchester M20 5LJ
The Midland Hotel
There’s lots of choice at The Midland with five different suites available to suit your guest list, all with exquisite decor. The executive head chef is happy to discuss your requirements with you. Weddings with more than 50 guests receive a complimentary menu tasting for up to two people when you choose certain packages. Prices range from £400 per suite hire.
16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
The Castlefield Rooms
The Castlefield Rooms offer an elegant atmosphere and perfect venue for a stylish and romantic wedding day. The range of event spaces can cater for 30-200 guests. With two different function rooms and The Gallery for drinks receptions, it caters for breakfasts and evening receptions. Package prices start from £44pp. Also licensed for civil ceremonies. Unlike some venues, there are no rules or set numbers and the wedding coordinators will help you plan the day of your dreams.
18-20 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ
This laid back restaurant offers bespoke weddings with events coordinators happy to help you with the specifics so you can enjoy a relaxed day. The restaurant offers Australian cuisine which combines Pacific flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, blending the flavours of Indonesia, South East Asia and Japan to create exquisite out of this world dishes. Hidden away underground, it gives you that extra little privacy and is perfect for an intimate setting.
1 The Avenue, Manchester M3 3AP
Grand Pacific is an extension of Australasia but instead of being hidden away it has a large outside area with heaters. We love the saxophone player which they have at weekends and the beach decor. Again, perfect for an intricate wedding but with more room and space to relax outside as well as inside. Offers bespoke weddings rather than packages. What’s not to love about a beach scene in the city?
1 The Avenue, Manchester M3 3AP
The Lowry Hotel
The Lowry Hotel offers two packages from £1,500 or can work per head to suit your needs. Both packages include masters of ceremonies, champagne on arrival for all guests, chair covers and overnight stay as well as combining the a la carte wedding breakfast and evening buffet.
50 Dearmans Pl, Chapel Wharf, Manchester M3 5LH
The Hilton Hotel
The exquisite Deansgate Suite can accommodate weddings and civil ceremonies from 70-500 guests and offers fantastic views of the city skyline. Their team of planners are on hand to provide a customized service to ensure your wedding day is unforgettable.
303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ
Home to the Rowlinson family for over 28 years, Abbeywood Estate is surrounded by stunning gardens which are open to the public all year round. Abbeywood offers a bespoke service for your wedding breakfast using local suppliers. Ice cream carts, sweet tables, cakes and wedding cakes, floristry, photography and other services are available on request. Prices start at £2,400 which includes the use of all rooms and facilities.
Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2HS
Heaton House Farm
Heaton House Farm is a charming former dairy farm with a collection of stunning sandstone barns which blends rustic charm with contemporary chic. This lovingly designed hidden gem offers exclusive use for a wide range of wedding celebrations. A glamorous bridal preparation room, pretty water gardens, luxury accommodation and an award winning events team are all available. Choice of four different locations on the farm to marry including underneath the night sky as gentle fairy lights twinkle over you and your guests. This venue does not sell packages but creates bespoke options based on your requirements.
Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 0RD
Peckforton Castle is an enchanting and captivating venue certain to make your wedding extra special. At the higher end of the market and catering to your every need, you can wed here from a minimum of £7,500 for 50 guests. You can get married in The Great Hall, enjoy a three course wedding breakfast, bespoke evening buffet and party till late with your own private bar in the wine cellar from midnight. The sister hotel Nunsmere Hall also has a range of packages to choose from.
Stone House Ln, Peckforton, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9TN
For everything else, there’s The North West Wedding Fair at Event City in September which brings together the best collection of wedding suppliers in the north west.