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Great John Street Hotel

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From £95 pp
Up to 150
30 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Possibly Manchester’s most urban wedding venue, this original Victorian school house has been transformed into a chic luxury townhouse hotel.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Minimum Number of Guests
• Exclusive hire of the Rooftop Lounge & Playground – music allowed until 23.00 (reverting to background music - bar open until 01.30) •...
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Bridal Changing Facilities
City View
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Tucked away in the heart of the city of Manchester, Great John Street is a unique and charming setting for your wedding celebrations. The venue enjoys an unrivalled location near some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants, theatres and shopping areas. Originally a Victorian school house, the building has been completely transformed to provide a luxury town house hotel. The venue embraces its traditional charm and elegance whilst infusing modern style and chic décor to create an eclectic and unique atmosphere. You and your guests are sure to be bewitched by the stunning interiors, complete with a pewter bar and exquisite overhead chandelier. The real showpiece is the south-facing Rooftop Lounge and Playground which provides the perfect setting for a glamorous wedding celebration. Whether you are planning an intimate event or a grand occasion, the venue offers plenty of choice for your big day. You can choose between a number of fantastic rooms, or a combination of a few, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. In addition, the hotel boasts 30 individually designed bedrooms and suites to accommodate you and your overnight guests. Private hire areas include; Rooftop Lounge and Playground for up to 120 guests Library or Headmaster’s Office for intimate ceremonies and private dining Boys’ and Girls’ classrooms for family ceremonies and dining The ground floor Oysters Bar, Library, mezzanine, kitchen and Headmaster’s Office for up to 200 guests

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Bronwen
Congratulations on your engagement! If you have any questions about our beautiful property please do get in touch, I'd love to meet with you and show you what this stunning venue has to offer Look forward to speaking soon, Bronwen


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Location & Contact Details


Great John Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4FD, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

I couldn't possibly decide on just one, all the weddings I've seen usually leave me feeling quite emotional! My most favourite weddings are when the entire hotel is taken and the party can just freely explore the hotel - it's such a nice homely feel, a really unique celebration!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make sure you soak it all up and enjoy the moments together

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

One of our couples gifted all of their guests with Afternoon Tea vouchers to return and celebrate their anniversary!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Chic, charming, stylish, romantic, Eclectic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The entire venue acts as a beautiful backdrop letting even the most impromptu shots look picture perfect!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Now that would be telling....

What’s your favourite canapé?

The Salmon & Dill macaron is sensational!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The homemade pizza slices...

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The history of the venue brings so much character, from the references to the names of the rooms to the layout of the building, to the personal touches in decor

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The care and attention to detail that goes in to every aspect of the hotel, from the team members to the bespoke menus