Brilliant backdrops, a unique location, wonderful food and drink, and the sort of setting that makes for a memorable day: Manchester Art Gallery is a natural choice for weddings and civil partnerships
Features & Capacity
Museum / Attraction
Seated Dining Capacity
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Late Night Extension Available
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Ceremony and Reception
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
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Your ceremony is held within a gallery, with you and your guests surrouded by priceless works of art - and what better setting can there be for the momentous exchanging of vows? You'll be able to take advantage of other spaces too all suited to your individual style and taste.
Our Events Team can help with suggestions on room dressing, picking suppliers and ensuring your wedding has a personal touch. Just like our exceptional exhibitions, no two Manchester Art Gallery weddings are ever the same.
Our kitchens are on site and everything is freshly made and locally sourced. Mary-Ellen McTague our award winning chef will help you create your own bespoke menu or choose from our range of three course dinners or buffet options.
If you'd like to arrange a viewing then please do not hesitate to contact us, and we'll be happy to help make your wedding day unique and hassle free.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Victoria Wilson
Thank you for your enquiry and interest in Manchester Art Gallery as the venue for your wedding. We offer something truly extraordinary and romantic and I would be delighted to meet you and show you our beautiful event spaces. Please do contact us for further details or to arrange a coffee and a chat about your special day.
May I take this opportunity to say congratulations and we shall look forward to hearing from you.
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Location & Contact Details
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3JL, England
Nearest Train Station
Manchester Picadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road
Please note there is no on site parking at Manchester Art Gallery but car parking is available at NCP car parks nearby. Discount available.
Manchester International Airport
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What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's your special day. Aim to have the things that make you both happy !
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A little note for the guests when they arrived for the ceremony ....
'Pick a seat not a side, we are all family once the knot is tied'
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Creative, grand, historical, beautiful, elegant
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
In front of a beautiful painting, or in the grand entrance as seen in our photo gallery. The gallery is the perfect place to get some unique photographs of your special day.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Its difficult to choose but if we had to .... home smoked salmon with mustard cream, Welsh rarebit or lobster rolls from our current menu.
If you are interested in coming in for a tasting session, we hold them free of charge for our prospective clients, so please get in touch if you wish to see our full menu!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The Neoclassical surrounds of the gallery provide the perfect backdrop to ensure your wedding is extraordinary.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our small and dedicated team are here to make your wedding unique and memorable. We will assist you every step of the way. We thoroughly enjoy being a part of your special day.