Best wedding venues in Manchester


wedding venues manchester


Manchester is an energised and bustling city that’s bursting with character. There are a range of magical places to tie the knot and celebrate your nuptials with your nearest and dearest. 

With the huge choice of wedding venues in Manchester, ranging from swanky hotels to historic buildings, you’ll definitely find the right venue for you. Here are the best wedding venues local to Manchester.


1. Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa

A beautiful 17th century farmhouse in a traditional village on the outskirts of Manchester, Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa offers a unique and romantic wedding venue. The function room is lovely and the expansive grounds give plenty of opportunity for striking and impressive photos. There are plenty of rooms on site if you want your guests to be able to stay, and of course, making use of the spa to calm your nerves is a must!


2. Whitworth Locke

This 19th century cotton factory has been repurposed as a stylish venue in the city’s Civic Quarter. At Whitworth Locke, you and your wedding party will benefit from a central location, exquisitely styled spaces, and the most luxurious accommodation. Your entire day can be planned here as the venue is licenced to host civil ceremonies – say “I do” under the warm glow of the overhead market lights for perfect photo opportunities.


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3. fivefourstudios

This boutique photographic studio is the perfect blank canvas for your wedding. At fivefourstudios, there’s three floors, a bar, an outdoor area, and three pure white studios. Adorn these rooms with your own decorations, from bold and beautiful flowers to minimal vintage touches. This versatile venue is fully licenced for civil ceremonies up to 120 people. It also has an evening reception capacity of 240, so invite absolutely everyone you want to share your special day with.


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4. Rain Bar

Popular as a wedding venue, so book in early, Rain Bar is a licensed venue that’s perfect for a ceremony up to 50 and a reception up to 120. The outdoor terrace offers a striking and memorable spot for enjoying your celebratory drinks for the first time as a married couple. This is one of the most sought after wedding venues in Manchester, and we can definitely understand why!


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5. The Monastery

The extraordinary Grade II listed building, The Monastery, is bursting with romance and charm for a dreamy Manchester wedding. There are very few venues in the whole country, let alone Manchester, that can compare to a reception in the Great Nave.

Ambient lighting mixed with impressive florals work beautifully with the high ceilings, arches and windows to ensure your guests are totally awe-struck. If that’s not enough, your wedding photos taken in the outstanding Archangel Gardens, or whilst wandering through The Cloisters, will be incredible and stand the test of time. 


6. Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

Reliable and classic, the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel is a good choice of wedding venue in Manchester, with a range of choices to suit party sizes. Their largest options can accommodate up to 240 guests. There are lots of different and attractive places to mingle, and their knowledgeable wedding planners are really helpful. Of course, there’s plenty of room for everyone to stay as well!


7. Ashfield House

An independent and luxury country house, only available for exclusive hire, Ashfield House is one of the most incredible wedding venues in Manchester. You can make your celebrations here truly unique, and the team of staff are on hand to ensure you get the dream you envisage. The grounds are stunning and offer ample opportunity for perfect wedding photos. For a truly personal wedding venue, you should definitely consider Ashfield House.


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8. Didsbury House Hotel

A boutique townhouse hotel, Didsbury House brings you Victorian decadence combined with contemporary style. The atmosphere here is perfect for a sophisticated wedding, whether you’ve got large or small numbers. Luxury is the name of the game – both inside and out – and you’ll be pleased you chose Didsbury House both for the photo opportunities and the skilled events team. 


9. Emirates Old Trafford

Football fans or not, getting married at Emirates Old Trafford is sure to be a brilliant choice. The views of the stadium will make for some of the most iconic wedding shots in the whole of Manchester. The function rooms here are designed to cater for huge party numbers, up to 800, if you really want to go to town! The events team here are experienced at bringing you the perfect day and you can definitely get the exact wedding you want here.


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10. Britannia Sacha Hotel

An affordable and convenient wedding venue, the Britannia Sacha Hotel has long been a popular place to tie the knot. The atmosphere is elegant and romantic, and there’s plenty of choice inside for how to carry out your ceremony and celebrations.


11. Manchester Art Gallery

For a striking and different place to get married and celebrate your vows, check out Manchester Art Gallery. With impressive artwork and a vibrant buzz, Gallery 10 is licensed for weddings. You can then mingle and enjoy celebratory drinks amongst the Pre-Raphaelites before dining in either the Gallery Restaurant or impressive glass Atrium. Your guests will always remember your wedding for its fabulous venue, that’s for sure. 


12. Halle St. Peter’s

Halle St Peter’s is a truly wonderful Mancunian wedding venue. A beautiful Grade II listed church, with elegant and impressive architecture both inside and out, Halle St Peter’s is a romantic and classic option. With an atmosphere imbuing history and charm, this is a sophisticated and stylish setting for your big day. 


13. The Midland

A characterful hotel, The Midland is a beautiful wedding venue. With a balance of contemporary and Edwardian features, and a red carpet entrance, brides will most definitely feel like the star of their own show here. The hotel is light and bright and offers a perfect place to say “I do” and to celebrate afterwards. 


14. Waterside Arts Centre

Found in Sale, the Waterside Arts Centre has beautiful views of the Bridgewater Canal as well as a 1930s Council Chamber perfect for your ceremony. Once your vows have been said you can then choose between The Lauriston Art Gallery and the Robert Bolt Theatre for your reception. This is a unique venue that can ensure you and your guests have a wonderful time. 


15. The Place Aparthotel

The Place Aparthotel is a Manchester wedding venue that brings you Victorian architecture combined with characteristic interiors. It’s welcoming and you’ll love the exposed brickwork, oak beams and high ceilings, all lending to an impressive vibe. 


When you’ve chosen your venue, it’s time to choose who you’ll trust with hair and makeup on the big day. Secret Spa’s elite bridal specialists will help you look and feel your best. 

You can book in for a pre-wedding hair and make-up trial, to make sure you nail the perfect look for your big day.