Great John Street

(98 reviews) 98 5
Great John Street Manchester Greater Manchester M3 4FD
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About Great John Street

Great John Street, Manchester
Greater Manchester, M3 4FD

Great John Street

Tucked away in the heart of the city of Manchester, Great John Street is a unique and charming setting for your wedding celebrations. The venue enjoys an unrivalled location near some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants, theatres and shopping areas.

Originally a Victorian school house, the building has been completely transformed to provide a luxury town house hotel. The venue embraces its traditional charm and elegance whilst infusing modern style and chic décor to create an eclectic and unique atmosphere. You and your guests are sure to be bewitched by the stunning interiors, complete with a pewter bar and exquisite overhead chandelier. The real showpiece is the south-facing Rooftop Lounge and Playground which provides the perfect setting for a glamourous wedding celebration.

Whether you are planning an intimate event or a grand occasion, the venue offers plenty of choice for your big day. You can choose between a number of fantastic rooms, or a combination of a few, to be tailored to suit your specific needs.

In addition, the hotel boasts 30 individually designed bedrooms and suites to accommodate you and your overnight guests.

Private hire areas include;

  • The Rooftop Lounge and Playground for up to 120 guests
  • Library or Headmaster’s Office for intimate ceremonies and private dining
  • Boys’ and Girls’ classrooms for family ceremonies and dining
  • The ground floor Oysters Bar, Library, mezzanine, kitchen and Headmaster’s Office for up to 200 guests
• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in several areas • Available for formal seated wedding breakfasts • Informal BBQs and hog roasts available for summer and winter receptions • Exclusive use of the hotel • The Roof Terrace boasts views overlooking Manchester city

Facilities at Great John Street

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Great John Street Reviews (98)

Couldnt have been any better!
Venue Service

By M & Mrs Rowe, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

To Eleanor We both had the most perfect day! We can't thank you enough for making everything such a breeze for us, we felt like we were in really safe hands from the very start right through to the end of this whole process and no request has been too big or too small for you and your team to accommodate. Please also pass on our thanks in particular to Carole and Tamara who were both fantastic on the day and worked really hard to make everything run smoothly. Thanks again to you and all the staff who were involved in our big day, it really couldn't have been any better. Mr & Mrs Rowe

Mr & Mrs Wallace
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By Mr & Mrs Wallace, on 06 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Nov 2018

We had an absolutely amazing day/night and your staff couldn’t do enough to ensure that our day went as well as it did, so thank you all. Once again, thank you so much to everyone at Great John Street for making our day so amazing.

Amazing Team at Great John Street
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By Lucy & Thom, on 03 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Jul 2018

Thank you so much, we had the most perfect day it was everything we could have dreamed of, and most of that was because of all the amazing team at Great John Street. There is not anything that we would have changed at all. We will defiantly be back very soon. Thank you again. Lucy & Thom

Best Day of our Lives
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By Mr & Mrs McDonald, on 30 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2018

Well all that planning paid off. It truly was the best day of our life. I cannot thank you enough in helping us plan the day, I couldn’t have done it without you. You made it seem effortless and nothing was too much trouble. Massive thanks to everyone on the day, especially Martyna for pulling off our perfect day. The attention to detail, the special little touches, the room set up for ceremony, dinner and evening, along with the service from the hotel staff were incredible. Everything was perfect from checking in on Thursday to checking out on Saturday. Big shout out too to Tom, we felt like we were saying good bye to a friend yesterday. We are off on honeymoon tomorrow, we fly to Singapore then on to Bali for 2 weeks but we will be leaving a review on trip advisor as soon as we get chance. I thought you might want to see some photos Mr and Mrs McDonald xx

Our Daughters Wedding
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By Mr & Mrs Thomas, on 13 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2018

Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your assistance and support on making Rachel Sate and Nick Thomas wedding day 8th July, such a lovely memorable and happy day. You were both really great and very supportive. From when we arrived on Saturday evening all the staff were so helpful leading up to the wedding on Sunday and throughout the day. Sophie and all the reception staff were again welcoming and helpful throughout the weekend. The food was delicious and again the staff on the terrace and bar staff were again so helpful and made the day so memorable. All the guests commented on how lovely the staff were and what a lovely day they had. Once again Many thanks for all your assistance.

Perfect Day
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By Mr and Mrs Kirkland, on 13 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

We just wanted to thank you all for everything you did to make our day perfect. We had the most amazing day. Everything went exactly to plan and we didn’t have to worry about a thing thanks to all of you. I’m sure we will be back soon for a drink on the rooftop and to reminisce but for now we are enjoying a margarita in Mexico!! Thank you all so much! We couldn’t have asked for anymore.

Absolutely Perfect
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By Alice & Paul, on 24 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

We had the most amazing day and couldn't have asked for anything more. We had high expectations and all of them were surpassed from start to finish. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff at Great John Street, especially the chefs as the food was absolutely incredible and all our guests commented on how amazing it was. Lastly, on a personal note - you have been absolutely amazing. One of the main reasons why we chose Great Joh Street was because of you. From our first meeting we had absolute confidence in you and that you would deliver everything we had wished for on our special day and you really did. We cannot thank you enough and we'll definitely be coming back. Once again, many thanks,

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By Sam & Jonathan, on 24 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2018

So sorry for the delay, it's been a manic few weeks! We had an absolutely perfect day and everything went just as we'd hoped, we want to say a big thank you to you & the team for helping us plan a brilliant day - us and all of our guests had so much fun and there's nothing we would have changed! We also had loads of compliments from guests about the venue & the stunning rooms, we'll definitely be back! We've been to pick up the bits that we left at the venue too ??

Perfect Day
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By Andrew & Samantha, on 24 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Feb 2018

Thanks for your email and sorry for the late reply. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and we don’t know where the time has gone. Just about getting used to my new surname :-). The day for us was perfect, and we were so happy with the service we received on the day, couldn’t fault it.. Our only complaint is that the day went far too fast, but I doubt there’s much you can do about that haha ;-). You’ve been great throughout the planning and made our special day run smoothly. We’ve already decided where we would like to spend our first anniversary :-)

Wonderful Day & Night
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By Lindsay & Adam, on 24 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Dec 2017

Happy new year to you and all at GJS. What a wonderful day/night we had. The guests had an amazing time. Everything went so perfect and wouldn't have changed a single thing. Yourself and Jordan have made our wedding experience so easy and faultless. The staff on the day/night looked after us all so well, nothing was too much for them. What amazing staff, please thank them all for there hard work and outstanding courtesy and manors. As you can imagine we are still on a high, the wedding feels like it was forever ago. I'm told this must mean we had the day of our lives.

Perfect Winter Wedding
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By Jordan Simpkins, on 19 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2017

We had our wedding here on 2nd December 2017, we could not fault the hotel or the staff in any way. We booked it in February 2016 and we were very looked after the whole time. Lauren and Jordan in particular were fantastic. Our guests commented throughout the day and evening about how great everything was, the food and the hotel staff especially. They really made our special day perfect. The rooms were stunning and I love their duplex design. If you are thinking about having your wedding here then please do, everything was amazing and we are so sad it is all over. I have also been to the hotel for drinks and afternoon tea, every time I visit I have an amazing experience.

Our Wonderful Wedding
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By Simon & Vicky, on 09 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2017

From start to finish, the team at Great John Street hotel in particular Lauren and Martina were superb. We had the most perfect wedding imaginable. We had the top floor including the heated outside veranda which was perfect even taking into account the November weather. The hotel itself is stunning and has a quirky but classy feel which really helps set it apart from the average wedding venue. My wife and i would recommend Great John Street whole heartedly, it was simply perfect !

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