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Venues in manchester

Manchester venues have a long-standing reputation for professionalism and customer service in the events industry. They are able to accommodate any style, budget or objective, from small boardrooms for meetings to large management training course seminars. Whether you’re a wedding planner or a conference organiser, the Rainy City has a variety of imaginative venues to choose from.

A nerve centre of events innovation in the North West, Manchester venues range from flagship exhibition centres to hidden gems. The city centre is a hub for major companies and financial institutions, which ensures a vibrant meetings scene with state-of-the-art conference centres and modern, spacious offices.

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

With three universities, the city has an abundance of academic venues offering a wide range of modern technology to support large conferences, including tiered auditoriums for seated presentations, specialist sound and lighting equipment, meeting rooms and dorm accommodation.

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
Manchester
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

Air

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

Rail

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.

Metro

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.

Road

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.

Canal

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.

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