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At the Monastery Manchester, we provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. This magnificent venue is breathtakingly romantic, peaceful and visually stunning, guaranteeing a day to remember.


  • Venue Type: Historic Building - Monastery
  • Seated Dining Capacity: 450
  • Reception Capacity: 600
  • # Bedrooms: 0
  • Sleeps # of People: 0
  • Usual Access Time: 08:00 AM
  • Usual Finish Time: 12:00 AM
  • Late Night Extension Available: Yes
  • Bridal Suite: Changing Only


  • Exclusive Use
  • In-house Wedding Coordinator
  • Outdoor Reception Space
  • Disabled Access
  • On-site Parking
  • bridal Changing Facilities
  • Marquee Permitted
  • Open Flame Permitted
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Water View
  • City view
  • Grade I/II Listed Building
  • Ballroom
  • Spa On-site

Ceremony and Reception

  • Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
  • Outdoor Ceremony Licence
  • Church Within Walking Distance
  • Sound System Available
  • Dancefloor Available
  • Fireworks Permitted
  • Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

  • In-house Catering
  • External Catering Permitted
  • Halal Catering
  • Asian Catering
  • Alcohol License
  • In-house Wine List
  • Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
  • No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Experience

  • Asian Weddings
  • Jewish Weddings
  • Muslim Weddings
  • Greek, Italian



Amazing Day & Amazing Venue
By Richard & Adele  (see publication here) in Apr 2016

Thank You!
By Uneesah  (A happy couple) in Apr 2016

Thank you for all you're support and help through these days, you all have been fantastic. It was a lovely day and everybody had nice more

Detailed Description

The unique and inspiring Grade II* listed buildings are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil ceremonies. We can accommodate wedding parties from 100 to 500 guests in the majestic Great Nave. The elegant Cloisters and tranquil Archangel Garden provide perfect backdrops for beautiful, memorable wedding photographs to cherish forever.

Our talented in-house chefs source high quality, local food to create dishes that are cooked with love and served with soul. This passion spans the entire team and reflects the unique quality of The Monastery itself. Every aspect of your special day is carefully planned and executed so that all you have to do is arrive in style – and enjoy every moment.

Your love can really help make the world go around, as every event held here supports our charitable projects with the local community. Monastery income also contributes to the on-going restoration of these precious historical buildings, helping to secure a part of Manchester’s heritage for the enjoyment of generations to come.

The Monastery is the ideal setting for a variety of specialist weddings including Hindu, Indian and Jewish celebrations. Please contact us for details of our recommended external caterers and the relevant tariff.

Our stunning venue is complemented by free on-site parking and outstanding levels of service in every department.


- Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Each wedding is so unique and each couple so special, that it is impossible to choose a favorite.
- What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make lists! There is nothing more satisfying than crossing things off your lists!
- What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Name cards with each guests individual photo, this was incredibly unique, and all of the guests loved it!
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Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nancy Bennett

Here at The Monastery every member of the team is committed to making sure every detail of your day exceeds your expectations!


  • Year Business Was Established: 2009
  • # Of Weddings Hosted: More than 50
  • # Of People In Team: 40
  • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

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Industry Awards

Finalist for the Best Town/City venue at The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards

Accreditations / Associations

Nominated for the Best Unique Venue at the M&IT Awards

Bridebook Benefits

  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne

    Getting here

    • Address:
    • Gorton Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M12 5WF, England
    • Nearest Town:
    • Manchester
    • Nearest Train Station:
    • Ashburys
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
    • M60 Junction 24
    • Nearest Airport:
    • Manchester Airport
    • Travel Notes:
    • Easily Accessible from Manchester City Centre