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This amazing architectural landmark could be the perfect place for you and your guests to celebrate your special day.
Pricing & Costs

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Hire cost for a ceremony & reception £1,260. Hire cost for a reception £960

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Our menus are designed with complete flexibility in mind and we have an extensive menu to choose from. All our catering is prepared in ...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Arts Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension


City View
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The Lowry is a dramatic, award winning landmark located at the heart of contemporary Salford Quays, only a few miles away from Manchester city centre. Our contemporary arts venue offers a range of unique spaces to create your perfect day. Our circular Compass Room is truly stunning. Privately located on the top floor of the building, the space is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows which give a 360-degree view of Salford Quays. A private balcony also means that you and your guests can step outside to enjoy the magnificent views. The Compass Room comes with the option of lighting the room with a bespoke canopy of fairy lights. The Compass Room can accommodate upto 150 for a ceremony and 200 for a reception. For ceremonies and smaller receptions, choose from either our Hexagon and Pier Eight rooms, which are intimate spaces with fantastic waterside views. We understand that every wedding is as individual and unique as every bride and groom and we pride ourselves on our bespoke service. We believe that our special day should not have to fit into a package - each detail no matter how large or small should be exactly how you want it to be. To plan your perfect day contact our wedding co-ordinator today.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Sean Darlington
Married in September 2018
October 2018
Perfect Wedding Venue
We got married here yesterday (Sat 8th Sept 2018) Absolutely blown away with the entire experience right from the day we booked it 2yrs ago. Lucy Markey our wedding plan...
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Tiffany & Jonny
Married in May 2018
October 2018
I would recommend the Lowry a million times over.
From the second we stepped into 'The Lowry,' we were welcomed with a smile and a cup of tea from Lucy Markey. She was so lovely and personal and did everything she could ...
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Mark & Aryan
Married in April 2018
October 2018
Perfect wedding day at amazing venue!
We had our wedding breakfast and reception in the Compass Room of The Lowry. The run up to the wedding went without a hitch, Lucy was great and was always there to answer...
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Emma & Nick
Married in April 2018
October 2018
We cannot recommend this venue enough!
Over two years ago we visited The Lowry and was shown around all of the wonderful spaces that it has to offer, each room offers something different. We chose to have our ...
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Emily & Anthony
Married in December 2017
October 2018
All I can say is Wow!
From walking into The Lowry after visiting many local venues, we were greeted by Lucy Markey who showed us round each aspect of the venue and from walking into the compas...
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Mike & Jenny
Married in December 2017
October 2018
The whole thing was just perfect.
The room looked amazing when we walked in and the event managers helped make sure everything ran smoothly. Nothing was too much to ask and even when we had left the thank...
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Location & Contact Details


Pier 8, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ, England

Travel Notes

The Lowry has excellent public transport links, with the MediaCityUK Metrolink only a few minutes walk away. The Lowry is located in the heart of MediaCityUK, which is located half a mile from Junction 3 of the M602.

Nearest Town

Manchester City Centre

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M602, Junction 3

Nearest Train Station

MediaCityUK Metrolink Stop

Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport
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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

MIA Accreditation

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Contemporary, artistic, landmark, unique, (with fantastic views!)

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Everywhere! The building is iconic with great architecture so there are some great photography spots within the building. The surroundings of Salford Quays means you can get some great waterside shots too!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Compass Room certainly has the wow factor - a circular shaped room surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, add in the fairy lights and there is no other venue like it. The building itself is full of great architecture, so you can get some outstanding wedding photographs.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The Lowry is a not for profit organisation and a registered charity. All income supports our world-class theatres programme, the care and display of the LS Lowry collection, our exhibitions programme and our life changing community and education work.