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The Monastery Manchester

£3500 - £9250 for venue hire
Up to 450
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At the Monastery Manchester, we provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. This magnificent venue is breathtakingly romantic, peaceful and visually stunning, guaranteeing a day to remember.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Food and Drink
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Cultural Experience
Asian Weddings
Jewish Weddings
Muslim Weddings
Greek, Italian
Pricing & Costs
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• Complimentary venue hire for wedding breakfast and evening • Reception Drink (one glass per person) • Three course meal w...
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Best Day Ever!
We had the best day ever and massive congratulations to you and your team for making it so special and run smoothly. The feedback from t... 
By Tracey & Michelle on 5th December 2016
A happy couple
Married in October 2016

A Beautiful Family Affair
We celebrated our daughter's wedding at the Monastery. It was simply stunning. Beyond expectations. The staff were excellent. Nothing wa... 
By Mother of the bride - Kim on 5th December 2016
A couple's parents
Wedding: May 2016

Lovely Summer Wedding
We had a lovely wedding day in June. Nancy and they team went out of their way to make sure our day ran smoothly. Beautiful venue, perfe... 
By Melanie & Joseph on 5th December 2016
A happy couple
Married in October 2016

Thank You!
Thank you for all you're support and help through these days, you all have been fantastic. It was a lovely day and everybody had nice t... 
By Uneesah on 29th April 2016
A happy couple
Married in April 2016

Amazing Day & Amazing Venue
Thanks guys for an amazing day. The venue was brilliant, the staff fantastic!
By Richard & Adele on 29th April 2016
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Full Description
  • The unique and inspiring Grade II* listed buildings are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil ceremonies. We can accommodate wedding parties from 100 to 500 guests in the majestic Great Nave. The elegant Cloisters and tranquil Archangel Garden provide perfect backdrops for beautiful, memorable wedding photographs to cherish forever. Our talented in-house chefs source high quality, local food to create dishes that are cooked with love and served with soul. This passion spans the entire team and reflects the unique quality of The Monastery itself. Every aspect of your special day is carefully planned and executed so that all you have to do is arrive in style – and enjoy every moment. Your love can really help make the world go around, as every event held here supports our charitable projects with the local community. Monastery income also contributes to the on-going restoration of these precious historical buildings, helping to secure a part of Manchester’s heritage for the enjoyment of generations to come. The Monastery is the ideal setting for a variety of specialist weddings including Hindu, Indian and Jewish celebrations. Please contact us for details of our recommended external caterers and the relevant tariff. Our stunning venue is complemented by free on-site parking and outstanding levels of service in every department.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Gaynor Jones
    Here at The Monastery every member of the team is committed to making sure every detail of your day exceeds your expectations!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Accreditations / Associations (1)
Nominated for the Best Unique Venue at the M&IT Awards
Industry Awards (1)
Finalist for the Best Town/City venue at The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards
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Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • 89 Gorton Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M12 5WF, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Manchester
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M60 Junction 24
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Ashburys
    • Travel Notes
    • Easily Accessible from Manchester City Centre
    • Nearest Airport
    • Manchester Airport
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Each wedding is so unique and each couple so special, that it is impossible to choose a favorite.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make lists! There is nothing more satisfying than crossing things off your lists!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Name cards with each guests individual photo, this was incredibly unique, and all of the guests loved it!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique Inspiring Beautiful Stunning Historic
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The St Francis Gardens
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
What’s your favourite canapé?
Mini fish and chip with tartare sauce
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Mini Cheese and bacon burgers
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The incredibly detailed architecture of the beautiful High Alter.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our commitment to sustainability

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Special Offer – Weddings in 2018 receive a complimentary upgrade to the drinks package to include 1 glass of prosecco following your ceremony and ½ bottle of wine per person with their meal. Complimentary upgrade to white carpet for the ceremony, normally £250.00, Complimentary Atmospheric Lighting Package, normally £500.00. *subject to dates and availability.