The Monastery Manchester

Up to 600

About The Monastery Manchester

The Monastery just outside Manchester city centre is a unique venue able to host weddings, banquets, conferences, meetings, memorials and more. Located on a grade II-listed heritage site, this large multi-use venue boasts a wealth of top-class conference and meeting facilities for groups of between 10 and 450 people. You'll also find private dining spaces, party rooms and exclusive hire options to boot, offering event-planners ultimate flexibility and choice.

One of its hero spaces is The Great Nave, a magnificent room with triple-height ceilings, stone columns and historic features. This phenomenal space can be hired for banquets, gala dinners and awards celebrations - or any other large private dining event you can think of. The Great Nave is its largest space, able to accommodate up to 450 people and can be illuminated with colourful mood lighting to add extra-wow factor. The room’s excellent acoustics have also made the venue a regular choice for competitions and performances hosted by BBC’s Songs of Praise.

Equally, for smaller corporate affairs such as meetings or team-building activities, you can hire one of its dedicated meeting rooms for between two and 55 delegates. Or head out into the central garden for a spot of fresh affair between meetings to ensure guests feel revitalised before returning to a day of brainstorming.

Planning a party instead? The Monastery is able to host private celebrations, be it an engagement or christening. Due to its grand architecture, the site is a popular choice for film and photography projects too, with room for a large cast, catering facilities and broadcast vehicles.

You’ll find the venue is kitted out with the latest tech and AV equipment. From HD screens to its 4D Immersive Pod, The Monastery has been designed to cater for all your conferencing needs.

Venue Facilities
Balcony or rooftops
Dance floor

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Up to 600
Venue Hire Cost
Venue Type
Hall, Party venue
Venue Style
Blank canvas, Cool, Creative, Historic, Light and Bright, On trend, Quirky and unusual, Traditional

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Summer Family Fun Day

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We’re talking children’s funfair, vintage bus, music, stalls, local community groups, arts and crafts, face painting, tombola, raffle and a whole lot more - come on down and bring the whole family!

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The Monastery Manchester Rooms

The Great Nave

The Great Nave

Room size: 722m²

The Great Nave is the main event space here at The Monastery Manchester. The Nave is the perfect space for all celebrations, standing at just under 100 feet tall, this dramatic space is like no other.

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The Monastery Manchester 's Pricing Summary

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Dinner packages from £55 per person.


Gorton Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M12 5WF

0161 223 3211


Testimonials For The Monastery Manchester

A pleasure to work with you. APRIL, 2024

I just wanted to express my gratitude in this email for how accommodating and understanding you and the operation team have been regarding our event. The event turned out really well and it wouldn't have been the case without your help.  Also, all the staff during the night were extremely friendly and the whole night went by very smoothly thanks to them. Please extend my gratitude to the operation team, but again thank you so much for what you have done for us and it has been a great pleasure working with you. I hope we can have the opportunity to work together again in the future!

Singapore Students Society - UOM

Everything ran perfectly APRIL, 2024

I can't tell you how pleased we were with the running of the whole day and evening. I did speak to the catering team throughout the night – never have I seen a more efficient dinner service. We finished ahead of schedule and did manage to turn round and get the band on a little earlier. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone as we got set up throughout the day. Everything ran perfectly. I do want to say a massive thank you to the whole Monastery team!

Vitality Health

Your venue is superb FEBRUARY, 2024

Thank you so very much for you and your teams hosting our very 1st Iceland Awards night, it was such a huge succes, and this was down to you and your teams.  Your venue is superb, the look on the guests faces when they walked in was a sight to see . . the catering team were flawless, the food service expertly executed and exceeded our timescales. and Katy  . . Thank you for your time, your patience and allowing us to make the changes we needed to make the event what it was. I would definitely recommend you and hopefully we will have the opportunity to work with each other again.

Iceland Foods

From the moment we stepped foot in The Monastery, we knew it was going to be our wedding venue. JANUARY, 2024

From the moment we stepped foot in The Monastery, we knew it was going to be our wedding venue. We were looking for a place with history, true Northern roots and elegance, whilst still having charm, and The Monastery was the perfect choice. We also loved the fact that The Monastery is independently owned by a charitable trust, with any event proceeds used to maintain The Monastery and support it's community and outreach work. The team at The Monastery were incredible from day one, particulary our Wedding Coordinator, Chloe, to whom absolutely nothing was ever too much trouble, and the Event Manager, Neil, who was on hand for the entire wedding day to make sure everything went perfectly. The Monastery looked spectacular, and our day was a complete dream. I am so grateful to the Monastery for making this happen and giving us the best day of our whole lives. 

Sarah & Dan Etherington


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