(9 reviews) 9 5
Long Millgate Manchester Greater Manchester M3 1SB
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About Chetham's

Long Millgate, Manchester
Greater Manchester, M3 1SB

Fall in love with the magical atmosphere of Chetham’s and say your vows in the medieval Baronial Hall with its beautiful inglenook fireplace and magnificent timber roof. Dating back to 1421, the mellow sandstone buildings, ancient stone cloisters and richly appointed rooms are full of character and history.

You and your guests will usually have exclusive use of the medieval buildings for your special day, and can wander through the cloisters, secret passageways and hidden courtyard soaking up the unique atmosphere of this haven of tranquillity. The gorgeous time-worn sandstone and sumptuous oak-panelled rooms provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs, and the stunning Baronial Hall will give your ceremony the wow factor.

In the heart of Manchester city centre with excellent transport links, Chetham's offers the perfect combination of history and heritage in a contemporary setting. Ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts can be hosted in a suite of period rooms with the flexibility to accommodate anything from the most intimate gathering to larger groups.

Your guests can also have access to the stunning seventeenth-century interior of Chetham’s Library, which provides a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos.

We offer fully catered wedding packages through our exclusive event partners Vanilla in Allseasons, who will work with you from beginning to end to create your perfect day. Smaller, ceremony-only events are offered on an in-house basis, either with or without drinks.

• 'A hidden gem in the heart of the City' • Unique and beautiful historic venue in the heart of Manchester city centre • Exclusive use of the medieval buildings for you and your guests • Suite of period rooms available, licensed for weddings and civil partnerships from 12 to 100 guests • Exquisite catering by our event partners Vanilla in Allseasons

Facilities at Chetham's

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests

Chetham's Reviews (9)

City centre venue with the wow factor
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By Dani and Jimmy, on 04 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

If you’re looking for a Manchester city centre venue with the ‘wow’ factor, then look no further! Our guests would not stop complimenting the venue all day and we decided to have minimal decorations as the location itself was gorgeous enough, which saved us a few pennies too! The Chetham’s wedding staff could not have done any more for us and we had the most perfect day. As a result – we would 100% recommend Chetham’s Library to other couples planning their big day.

Best wedding
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By Jen and Russell, on 03 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

I wanted to quickly thank you and all your staff for a beautiful day. We have had quite a few "it's the best wedding I've been to" comments!

Gorgeous venue
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By Lynsey, wedding coordinator, on 29 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

It was a pleasure getting to work with you and your team and to hold a wedding at such a gorgeous venue is a privilege. The wedding ran very smoothly and both Mikey and Dom have said it was the best day of their lives

A really wonderful experience
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By Nicky and Matt, on 29 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2019

Our guests were so impressed with the venue. The lady who showed people around the library itself was so knowledgeable. Guests really enjoyed the history lesson! It was a really wonderful experience.

The perfect hosts
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By Bekki and Rob, on 14 May 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2019

Just wanted to say thank you so much for making the wedding day run so smoothly and going the extra mile for us. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were so made up with how well the day went. The building looked amazing and fitted so well with everything. Again thank you so much for being the perfect hosts!

Tick excellent in every box!
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By Liz and Mark, on 14 May 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2019

We had the most wonderful time and you can tick excellent in every box. From beginning to end it has all been smooth in terms of organisation and high quality in terms of service, food and friendliness of staff. Our guests thought it was an amazing venue and loved the food. I think it will be a day to remember for everyone - not just us.

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By Steph, on 17 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Mar 2018

Brilliant venue and staff, I couldn't be more grateful to them! Absolutely recommend the space if you want something different in a great location!

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By Mari, on 17 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2017

The service provided by Simon and his team it is absolutely brilliant! lovely and dedicated staff, Great food and unique building! Made my very special day even better than I imagined.

Forever Grateful!
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By Nicola, on 17 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2017

Lovely staff! Emma and Steph were so helpful to me and my guests. Simon was always available when I needed him. Definitely recommend this venue!

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