Manchester is a sprawling city packed to the rafters with wonderful wedding venues. If you’re heading North to say ‘I do’ check out our following 4 venue recommendations: Manchester United FC, The Lowry Art & Entertainment, Manchester Art Gallery and Museum of Science & Industry.
Manchester United FC
Old Trafford, otherwise heralded as the Theatre of Dreams is a rather intriguing venue choice. Your gorgeous groom will certainly be thankful. For a truly remarkable experience, this venue houses a variety of over-stadium banquet suites each the ideal surrounding for either a wedding breakfast or wedding reception. An on-site devoted wedding planner will assist with every facet of arrangements from preliminary enquiries to the actual day’s arrangements.
Old Trafford is licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and provides a plethora of suites able to accommodate between 30 to 1,200 guests. The suites themselves stand in unison amongst a myriad of boxes and rooms. Each and every suite is disable friendly and offers WiFi access. With ample car parking available, 5,000 vehicles can park on-site and various occasions are catered to including birthdays, anniversaries and corporate events.
The venues dedicated events and meetings team offer endless guidance and assistance with over 20 years of insider experience.
The Lowry Art & Entertainment
Every woman wants her big day to be the best of her life or at least in the top 10! In order to ensure that the day unravels as planned, The Lowry Art & Entertainment, situated in the city centre of Salford Quays offers an exclusive and elitist experience for wedding services, civil partnerships and a plethora of further festivities. Their jaw dropping beauteous waterside scene is a stunning environment for photo opportunities. Positioned alongside notable theatres and galleries, this area is prestigious and wedding friendly.
Each couple will be assigned with their own skilled Wedding and Civil Partnership co-ordinator who will boast the best knowledge including dream menus, floral arrangements, photography spots and appropriate entertainment.
Manchester Art Gallery
The Manchester Art Gallery is another exclusive little spot flaunting a beauteous balcony and endless artwork that really serves as a fairy tale background for exceptional photography. Each and every wedding service is conducted between the paintings within the Lowry and Valette gallery offering a completely unique setting which will make you feel like you’re in a picture book. Revellers can then enjoy a drink or two in the Pre-Raphaelite Galleries followed by dinner and dancing at the Atrium or Gallery Restaurant.
Every couple that opts for the Manchester Art Gallery will be bestowed with a complimentary one year Manchester Art Gallery Friends membership so that you can re-live your special day time and time again.
Museum of Science & Industry
Nestled in the serene surroundings of the world’s oldest lasting passenger railway station, this historical site tops lists of astonishing galleries and exceptional collections and offers an unusual, opulent choice of background.
The unique selling point here is the kindly, committed team able to answer any query and happy to assist with any need. Occasionally, wedding parties require help formulating delicious wedding fare, disarming decoration befitting of their chosen theme and exciting entertainment options. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, parties can enjoy the matchless scenery of the Station Master’s House and are eligible for drinks on the station platform prior to the reception which is located behind their imitation 1830 Planet Steam Train. Dinner typically occurs at the Power Hall, home to one of the world's largest selection of steam mill engines and trains. For an extraordinary effect, you can book presenters to work the machines whilst your guests walk into the hall. For brides and grooms looking for an utterly novel experience, the Museum of Science & Industry provides exactly that.
The museum itself has been certified as 'Investors in People' which is a highly acclaimed accreditation reflecting a nationally recognised high standard. As part of your package you'll receive a warm welcome, value for money, a safe and striking setting and help every step of the way.
The museum is also a recognised charitable trust which receives funding from The Department of Culture, Media and Sport.