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Party Venues in manchester

Event planners book Manchester party venues with the confidence that the city will provide an unforgettable occasion. With an energetic arts scene and some of the most cutting-edge music acts in the UK, the Rainy City has plenty on offer for entertaining your guests.

Manchester is the perfect location for party venues, whether your goal is sophisticated banqueting or delightfully uncivilised fun at a live music festival. A focal point of culture in the North West, students consistently rate the nightlife as one of the most diverse and entertaining in the UK – and who would know better?

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It’s the perfect setting for Christmas parties, with many offering special sound and lighting equipment, dinner and dance areas, and catering option. There are many opportunities for after parties from the upmarket Deansgate to the trendy, independently minded Northern Quarter.

For civil ceremony and wedding planners, Manchester venues can foster any vision by providing the right environment, with exciting prospects for stag and hen organisers. The city has a number of stunning churches and cathedrals, while Manchester Town Hall is a popular place for public weddings.

Manchester has national and international transport links, covering air, rail and road, while delegates commute from their chosen accommodation using one of the UK’s most successful tram systems.

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Manchester has a vibrant conference scene with a host of contemporary venues able to accommodate any style or budget. Its landscape an eclectic blend of Victorian industrial mills and glass skyscrapers, it is the second most popular destination for meetings and events in the UK, outside London, after Birmingham.

Organisers and PAs looking to plan events in Manchester are confident in its reputation for commitment to customer service and imaginative conferencing. The third largest economy in the UK and the 74th largest in the world, the city has a proliferation of major companies and leading media organisations that ensures a busy events agenda.

From project leaders booking a room for a management training course to tiered auditoriums for large corporate conventions, Manchester is easily accessible with national and international transport links. Delegates can commute from their chosen accommodation using one of the UK’s most successful tram systems.

For wedding or civil ceremony planners, the city has a number of stunning churches and cathedrals, while Manchester Town Hall – a towering Neo-Gothic fortress – dominates Albert Square in the centre of town, a popular place for public weddings.

Evening entertainment is easy, with hundreds of bars and restaurants to choose from. The North Western metropolis is renowned for its cultural history, and there’s something for all tastes. There are several art galleries and museums in the city centre, while Old Trafford is only a short tram ride away.

According to a study by Visit Manchester, conferences and business events generated £822 million for the Greater Manchester area alone during 2011. With a range of innovative venues catering to any requirement, it’s easy to see why Manchester is the nerve centre of conferencing in the North West.

Facts and Figures

Visit Manchester
Bureau Details:
Name: Visit Manchester
Address:   Carver’s Warehouse
77 Dale St
M1 2HG
Tel: 0161 237 1010
Fax: 0161 228 2960
Email: Email Visit Manchester
Website: www.visitmanchester.com
Largest venue: EventCity - 28,000m², 7,500 seated
Largest stadium: Old Trafford - 75,765 seated
Largest hotel: Bewleys Hotel Manchester Airport - 365 bedrooms
Largest banqueting venue: 7,500 people
Largest conference venue: 28,000 seats
Largest exhibition venue: 28,000m²
Largest hotel: 365 bedrooms

Transport Links


Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and the largest outside the London area, serving national and international flights.


A major transport hub, Manchester has some of the busiest railway stations in the UK. Manchester Piccadilly is the main central station, serving routes to London Euston, Birmingham New Street, South Wales, the North and South of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow Central. Other stations include Manchester Victoria, which largely serves routes to the North and East of England.


Manchester has a modern light rail network called the Metrolink, which is one of the UK’s most successful tram systems. It serves commuter routes into and out of the city centre, with stops including Beetham Tower (the Hilton Deansgate) and Piccadilly Gardens for the Northern Quarter and main retail district.


Manchester has two main ring roads. The M60 runs within the Greater Manchester region, providing good inter-suburban transport links, while the A57/A57 (M), popularly known as Mancunian Way, runs from the centre to the south of the city. Other main motorways include the M56 for Birmingham and the M62 for Liverpool.


The Manchester Ship Canal is the only purpose built ship canal in the UK, and today it’s also used for leisure trips past MediaCityUK and Spinningfields.

Special Offers

AJ Bell Stadium
AJ Bell Stadium
Jinglefest NHS Staff Offer (from: 14/08/2015 to 20/12/2016)

Jinglefest 2015 would like to offer a Special Offer for NHS Staff

NHS staff will receive:
2 free drinks vouchers per person
redeemable against:
House Wine (175ml) or Bottled Beer

When bookin... more

AJ Bell Stadium
AJ Bell Stadium
Summer Scorcher (from: 14/08/2015 to 30/09/2016)

Scorching Summer Offer
Looking to book a meeting, training course, conference or networking event?
Look no further than the AJ Bell Stadium!

Book a day delegate package in the summer months of
... more

Manchester Conference Centre & The Pendulum Hotel
Manchester Conference Centre & The Pendulum Hotel
Complimentary Drinks Reception (from: 15/09/2015 to 30/11/2016)

Receive a complimentary drinks reception when you book a conference in November!!

For groups with 10-30 delegates, enjoy a glass of Pimms per person. For groups of more than 30, choose from a glas... more

Manchester United
Manchester United
Free Room Hire (from: 01/01/2015 to 31/03/2016)

Hold your next conference or event at Old Trafford in January, February or March 2015 and receive free room hire (a potential saving of up to £8,000*).

... more

The Monastery Manchester
The Monastery Manchester
New Event Offer (from: 27/11/2015 to 31/03/2017)

Free room hire for all dinners and events. This applies to all new enquiries for events to take place before 31st March 2016, based on minimum number of 150 guests. Contact the events team on 0161 223... more

The Monastery Manchester
The Monastery Manchester
Special Winter Offer on Meetings & Conference (from: 27/11/2015 to 31/03/2017)

Host your meeting or conference at the Monastery Manchester before 31st March 2016 and receive a special Day Delegate Rate of £35.00 per person (reduced from £45.00). Don’t miss out on an opportunity ... more

The Monastery Manchester
The Monastery Manchester
Wedding Offer for 2016 Weddings (from: 27/11/2015 to 31/03/2017)

Book your 2016 wedding at the Monastery Manchester and receive Complimentary Ceremony Room Hire (normally £2000). This excludes bank holidays and is subject to availability.

Call the Wedding Team ... more

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
1 in 10 Delegates go Free (from: 30/08/2014 to 31/12/2015)

1 in 10 delegates go free

An offer thats stands out from the crowd! Get an extra helping hand this summer. We know everyone wants a little extra and is looking for great value, which is why we are ... more

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
5% added value or price match (from: 30/08/2014 to 31/12/2015)

Get 5% added value when you book your conference this year. We will give you 5% of the value of your conference free to spend on added values such as drinks receptions, menu upgrades, coffee and bacon... more

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
Autumn Day Delegate Sizzlers - (from: 16/05/2015 to 31/12/2015)

From £43.00 + VAT per person
*Use of main meeting room set to your specification
*Complimentary LCD projector and screen for meetings over 10 delegates
*Professional AV technician on site
*High sp... more

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
Autumn Residential Sizzlers (from: 16/05/2015 to 31/12/2015)

From £139.00 + VAT per person
*Use of main meeting room set to your specification
*Complimentary LCD projector and screen
*Professional AV technician on site
*High speed internet access
*Dedicate... more

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
Charity Dinner Packages (from: 30/06/2015 to 31/12/2015)

The Palace Hotel boasts some of grandest banqueting facilities
in the North of England. Situated directly opposite Oxford
Street station and within easy walking distance of Piccadilly
Station, as w... more

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
Christmas Party Packages (from: 01/08/2015 to 31/01/2016)

Christmas in the city. Sparkle, fun and Champagne bubbles all in one of
Manchester’s landmarks. The Palace Hotel is doing Christmas 2015 how it
should be done. Great food, fun events and wonderful a... more

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
Try before you BUY (from: 30/06/2015 to 31/12/2015)

The Palace Hotel find everything you need to inspire your conference delegates to learn and achieve their full potential.
So why not take advantage of our special Try before you BUY offer and exper... more

The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
Win a £10,000 nest egg (from: 30/08/2014 to 31/12/2015)

Starting married life can be an expensivetime. Thats why at PH Hotels we'll not only help you plan your pefect day to a budget that works for you byt if you book your wedding by 31st December 2015, yo... more

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
AN OPUS ONE CHRISTMAS CAROL (from: 27/10/2015 to 31/12/2015)

Join us as we combine two great holiday traditions - Festive Afternoon Tea and Christmas Carols.

Sit back and relax in the warmth and comfort of Opus One whilst listening to the angelic sounds of c... more

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
CHRISTMAS DAY MENU (from: 27/10/2015 to 31/12/2015)


Roasted parsnip & apple soup, herb gnocchi, parsnip crisps, coriander cream
Tian of Scottish salmon set with mélange of crab and prawns, honey and saffron emulsion, sh... more

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
FESTIVE MENU (from: 27/10/2015 to 31/12/2015)


Roast celeriac and apple soup with apple shavings (v)
Home cured salmon with pickled lemon and shallots, caper dressing, organic bread
Slow c... more

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
From Rates for Q1 2016 (from: 01/01/2016 to 31/03/2017)

From Rates for Q1, rates are subject to availability and include
• Room rental
• Free high-speed wireless broadband access with speeds of up to 100Mb
• Flipchart/Whiteboard/LCD/Screen
• Radisson ... more

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Free Trade Hall
PRIVATE DINING (from: 27/10/2015 to 31/12/2015)

Butternut squash soup with maple syrup, chilli & coriander
Salmon rillettes with comfit of lemon and avocado purée
Pressing of slow cooked Cheshire ham and free range chicken with chorizo ... more
Tourist Attractions
  • Manchester Evening News Arena
  • Lowry Outlet Mall
  • Aerial Extreme
  • Manchester Museum
  • Manchester Gay Village
  • Chinese Arts Centre
  • Cloud 23
  • Royal Exchange Theatre
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Salford Watersports Centre

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This award-winning five-star luxury hotel is on the site of the legendary Free Trade Hall (a Grade II listed building), one of Manchester's most beautiful…
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Welcome to the AJ Bell Stadium (formerly The Salford City Stadium), Manchester’s newest conference and events destination. The AJ Bell Stadiumis ideally…
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Manchester’s iconic and prestigious concert venue, The Bridgewater Hall, is not only built to provide the best possible space for music, but is also home…
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Superbly positioned in historic Castlefield in the heart of Manchester City Centre, The Castlefield Rooms offer a range of event spaces that are perfect for any…
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EventCityis an exhibition and events venue situated adjacent to intu Trafford Centre, Britain's most successful shopping and leisure destination. The venueis…
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It's just 5 minutes by free courtesy bus from Manchester International Airport to the Hilton Manchester Airport hotel. Work out in the gym or relax in one of 3…
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A VENUE WITHOUT PARALLEL Unique and Exclusively Yours. IWM North is situated on The Quays in the heart of the new cityscape of MediaCityUK, the new home of…
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The spectacular Etihad Stadium is the home of Manchester City Football Club. The Stadium itself is an exciting and unique venue with extensive and versatile…
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When searching for event or conference venues in Manchester, the Manchester Conference Centre is the leading venue for your business needs. The diverse…
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Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) can offer you a selection meeting and conference facilities in award-winning buildings in the heart of Manchester. Host…
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Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United is the perfect place to host an unforgettable and unique event. Delight your guests in the Theatre of Dreams, the…
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The Monastery Manchester 3 times winner of the M&it best uk unique venue. Situated 1.9 miles outside the city centre & following a £6.5 million…
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In the heart of buzzing Manchester, close to Manchester Central, sits the iconic Palace Hotel, a Grade II listed building with a striking clock tower. The venue…
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The Pennine Swathed in natural daylight, The Pennine is a large meeting and function room with floor to ceiling windows providing a light and airy space for…
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Our Manchester Studio is located in Manchester's vibrant Northern Quarter. Featuring11 vibrant event spaces accommodating from 2 to 220 guests, each with the…

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