Up to 150
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This amazing architectural landmark could be the perfect place for you and your guests to celebrate your special day.
Features & Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Ceremony & Reception
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Jewish Wedding Specialist
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.
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Fiona & James
Married in July 2017
Better than I could have imagined
Everything about the day was better than I could have imagined. The space/environment, food and drink, and especially the events team were outstanding so that our guests ...
Krista & Iain
Married in October 2016
We held our wedding in the Compass Room at the Lowry at the start of October 2016 and we have to say that it's been an incredible experience throughout. Lucy, our wedding...
David & Katy
Married in September 2016
The Compass room is simply amazing
Right from the off our experience of dealing with The Lowry has been positive. The events staff have been fantastic and the Compass room is simply amazing. We received so...
Wesley & Carla
Married in June 2016
Everything we wanted and more.
We had a fantastic wedding reception at the Lowry at the start of June and it simply couldn't have gone better. From the moment we first walked into the Lowry to take a l...
Kate & Darren
Married in February 2017
It was perfect!
On the 17th February 2017 we had our wedding at The Lowry Theatre and it was perfect! The venue is stunning, but the staff made the day incredible! From how helpful they ...
Kirsty & Nicholas
Married in June 2017
It definitely has the 'Wow factor'
We held our summer wedding here in June 2017 and honestly I couldn't recommend it enough, it's perfect for any occasion but as a wedding venue it's unique, modern and bre...
Location & Contact Details
Pier 8, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ, England
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.
Manchester City Centre
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M602, Junction 3
Nearest Train Station
MediaCityUK Metrolink Stop
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (1)
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.