Manchester Art Gallery is a unique wedding venue situated in the heart of Manchester, England. This refined destination is the perfect place for upscale urban events and private parties. Your guests will be treated to a cultural experience, immersed in world-renowned artworks as they celebrate your romantic journey. The building is lofty and bright and this combined with beautiful paintings makes the ideal backdrop for wedding photographs. Couples who are passionate about the arts and who are seeking an unusual way to mark their special day will love this convenient and creative city-centre venue.
Facilities and Capacity
Art lovers will relish the chance to say ‘I do’ at this unique venue. Whether you are planning a party for 120 guests or a micro wedding for a select few, this versatile space has everything you need. Civil ceremonies are held in Gallery 16, where you can exchange vows surrounded by Lowry and Valette paintings. Drinks parties take place in the Pre-Raphaelite Galleries, giving your guests a chance to soak up stunning surroundings as they mingle. Evening receptions can be curated to your liking in the Atrium, the galleries, or the Gallery Café, depending on your preferences. Manchester Art Gallery provides dance floors and live-entertainment equipment to ensure you and your guests can dance the night away in style. Wedding parties are welcome to use preparation rooms on-site for their convenience and wheelchair-accessible facilities are also available here.
An in-house event coordinator oversees wedding planning to ensure couples’ preferences are brought to life. They connect with to-be-weds to plan everything from floor-plan curation to custom menus and wine lists. Catering is provided on-site, but you are welcome to choose private caterers also. Your personal event manager will first meet with you via a virtual consultation, allowing you to proceed with exciting plans in spite of Covid-19 restrictions. There are pre-designed packages to choose from, made specially to take into account varying budgets and thematic preferences. You can opt for a custom package wherein the team will tailor their services accordingly. Experienced servers tend to guests throughout the day, endeavouring to make everyone’s experience at Manchester Art Gallery special and unforgettable.
4 Reviews for Manchester Art Gallery
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Julia M. · Married on 15/04/2016
A special wedding despite Covid times.
We had to make many changes to our wedding due to Covid so it made it a small family wedding.
Victoria keep in touch with us and liaised with her colleagues to make our day happen .
We had a very special day even though it was a very pared down affair and not how we had in mind originally it was such a lovely ceremony in the Lowery gallery so I would definitely recommend anyone to have their wedding at Manchester Art Gallery.Sent on 05/01/2021
Manchester Art Gallery's reply:Thank you for your kind review Julia. Its great to see the photos from your wedding day - I appreciate you taking the time to post the comment and the pics. It was a real pleasure helping you and Andrew with the arrangements for your ceremony, just such a shame it couldn't all take place as planned. Nonetheless it was all lovely and the smaller more intimate ceremonies are indeed very special!
Polina K. · Married on 13/08/2020
Art gallery and Victoria helped us create our dream wedding
During the pandemic the art gallery provided exceptional support to us for our special day. We cannot thank Victoria enough, it was the best day of our lives.Sent on 05/01/2021
Manchester Art Gallery's reply:Polina and Mikele
Michelle · Married on 28/10/2018
It really was magical from start to finish ....
Morning VictoriaSent on 01/11/2018
Myself and my husband (eeks) would just like to say a MASSIVE thank you again to you and your team for helping us (sorry Russell ha) turn around a wedding in just a few weeks. It really was magical from start to finish, and you helped us achieve everything we dreamed it would be and more.
Everyone was talking about how perfect the room was and our photos are amazing, especially of Russell’s mum, who was beaming.
You really did go above and beyond to help make our day special.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Michelle and Russell xxx