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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
Venue Type
Arts Venue
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
City view
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Ceremony and 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 Experience
Jewish Weddings
Pricing & Costs

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 we... 
By Fiona & James on 18th September 2017
A happy couple
Married in July 2017

Incredible experience
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 experi... 
By Krista & Iain on 18th September 2017
A happy couple
Married in October 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... 
By David & Katy on 18th September 2017
A happy couple
Married in September 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... 
By Wesley & Carla on 18th September 2017
A happy couple
Married in June 2016

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 ... 
By Kate & Darren on 18th September 2017
A happy couple
Married in February 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... 
By Kirsty & Nicholas on 18th September 2017
A happy couple
Married in June 2017

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.
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
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Accreditations / Associations (1)
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Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Pier 8, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Manchester City Centre
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M602, Junction 3
    • Nearest Train Station
    • MediaCityUK Metrolink Stop
    • 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 Airport
    • Manchester Airport
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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.