The Monastery Manchester

Up to 500
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence

About The Monastery Manchester

Found just outside the city centre, The Monastery Manchester is a wedding venue well-known for its gothic revival architecture and urban-leaning cathedral design. Built in 1872, the red-brick building boasts high vaulted ceilings, a grand altar, frescos and carvings. The stained glass windows of the Great Nave create a romantic glow for daytime ceremonies, and by night - should you wish to host your reception here too - it transforms into a dramatic night-time party venue complete with a quality sound system and lighting.

The Monastery Manchester is a licensed venue accommodating 70-400 guests for weddings and civil ceremonies. It’s a flexible space, catering to several types of weddings from multi-faith to LGBT+, classic and traditional. And with a private courtyard garden, white cloisters, and an organ loft there are ample photo opportunities.

On Fridays and Saturdays, you can go for an exclusive hire for a private and personal event. Or, you can book a weekday afternoon or evening with a twilight ceremony if you’re keen to keep the costs low. Whichever suits you best, there’ll be a dedicated wedding coordinator and event manager on hand to make your day truly special. It’s a site with all the amenities, a dancefloor, use of PA, atmospheric lighting, wooden easels for welcome signs,  tables and chairs. As for the catering, you can also choose from an extensive selection of menus, or bring in an external caterer. Plus, you can even request a cream or red carpet for an extra special first-look picture. 

To say this is an unforgettable wedding venue is an understatement, this Grade II listed building was once included alongside the Taj Mahal and Pompeii in the world’s top 100 most important and endangered sites. So if you’re searching for your something old for good luck on the big day, this is an impressive option.

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Wedding Facilities
On site parking
Alcohol Licence, Exclusive Use, Late Night Extension , Wedding Licence
Type of Venue
City venue , Historic, Large capacity wedding venues
Venue Style
Cool, Luxury, Traditional

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The Great Nave

The Great Nave

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 350 | Size: 722m2
Ceremony Capacity: 500
Reception Capacity: 350

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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Late Availability for The Monastery Manchester

Due to last minute cancellations, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July are currently available. Hire of the space would be from 9am until midnight and we are currently offering 15% off the venue hire fee for these dates.

Available Dates: (select a date to enquire)

Fri 26 Jul 24
Sat 27 Jul 24

The Monastery Manchester 's Pricing Summary

Price Guarantee

Venue Hire from £3,500


From £30

Location for The Monastery Manchester

Gorton Lane , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M12 5WF

0161 223 3211


Testimonials For The Monastery Manchester

Incredible Wedding Venue JUNE, 2024

The Monastery was the best place we could have chosen for our wedding. The venue itself is so impressive and with the decoration that the team put together on the day it was spectacular, all of our guests were blown away.The team at the Monastery were all incredible on the day, they were attentive, friendly and efficient. The day ran so smoothly.Katy, who was our wedding coordinator at the Monastery, is absolutely brilliant. From day one she made everything so easy for us in organising our special day, she gave us advice when we asked for it, was so quick to respond to any request we might have and was just lovely to talk to.An organ has just been installed so we were able to have an organist play for our ceremony, the sound was so rich in the hall of the Monastery. The Monastery were also able to provide a full vegan menu for us, which was delicious.We had the time of our lives and couldn't be happier with how the day went, thank you!

Mr and Mrs Pettitt

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

The perfect day NOVEMBER, 2023

We had our wedding at The Monastery in November 2023 and it was sensational. The team there are kindly, reassuring and professional. From start to finish the wedding planner Chloe was organised, helpful and reassuring - I enjoyed every moment of planning the wedding with her. She was there with me on the day and helped create a relaxing morning with zero worries.The operations team made the day run smoothly and the transition from ceremony to drinks/photos and then into the meal was seamless.The food was top tier, my guests could not compliment it enough and the catering team and staff were efficient and attentive.Overall, it really was a perfect day.

Siobhan Kay


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