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Manchester Art Gallery

Deansgate, Greater Manchester View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating 8 reviews
Starting at £1,000
10 to 120 Guests

About

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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    Liz V. Married on 02/04/2022
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    Perfect Venue, Great Gallery Team

    Manchester art gallery was the perfect venue in every way for our recent family wedding. The backdrop is stunning and the 94 guests comfortably accommodated for the wedding meal with a further 50 or so in the evening. Everything flowed with great ease from the ceremony in the Lowry Room, drinks in the Pre-Raphaelite gallery, photos in the main hall and outside, wedding meal in the Atrium and evening party in the cafe. The evening space meant that people could dance in one room and others relax in a separate seated area where the buffet was served. The cafe is the perfect size for the dance floor, large enough for a few seats and the bar, and not "cavernous".
    The gallery team worked with our other suppliers, the table decorator, photobooth, DJ and hiring of extra items such as white chairs for the wedding - it all just worked so well.
    The gallery staff were highly professional and flexible throughout the planning process and this continued on the day,. Everyone was discreet, kind and helpful, patient and polite.
    The food was fabulous, both the daytime and evening menus - there were repeated compliments on the food from our guests.
    The whole day was everything our bride and groom dreamed of.
    I cannot compliment the Gallery Team more highly.

    Manchester Art Gallery's reply:

    Hi Liz
    Thanks so much for such a glowing review. It was a delight to host your daughter Jackie's wedding here at the gallery over the weekend. We have thoroughly enjoyed helping her along the way with all of the plans and taking them to fruition!
    We did receive lots of lovely compliments on the day - so it's so great to have this supported by your kind words.
    Your suppliers were a dream to work with too, shout out to Kate at Florence & Vera who helped to make the set up effortless and organised some beautiful table decorations, the
    Northern String Quartet for playing the beautiful ceremony music, and to DJ's Karl & Kate for ensuring a big party vibe in to the early hours.
    I hope to see you and Jackie (& Andy of course) here at the gallery again some time soon.
    Very best wishes
    Victoria
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    Polina K. Married on 13/08/2020
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    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.

    Manchester Art Gallery's reply:

    Polina and Mikele
    Thank you for such a kind review. It was certainly a rollercoaster ride thanks to the pandemic but we got there in the end. It was a pleasure to help you along the way and also to be there on the big day.
    I know you will have a wonderful future together with lots of adventures along the way.
    Take care and stay safe
    Victoria
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    Emma Married on 24/10/2021
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    October Wedding - Manchester Art Gallery

    We couldn't recommend Manchester Art Gallery more highly. From start to finish - and with a 12 month delay due to the pandemic thrown in! - Victoria and her staff were so helpful, supportive and enabled us to have the most wonderful day that was 100% 'us'. The staff worked so hard on the day, and everything went perfectly. We've lost count of the number of people who have contacted us to tell us how gorgeous and unique our wedding venue was!

    Manchester Art Gallery's reply:

    Hi Emma and Ste
    So amazing for us to receive these reviews that are so complimentary. We are blown away by the fantastic feedback we are receiving. It fills me and the team with so much pride about where we work and we are just so delighted to hear that you and your guests really did have such a special day. All our couples are different so for us to be able to give something that is 100% you is just brilliant!
    We really hope you are enjoying married life.
    The gallery doors are open and you are very welcome to visit and come say hello, any time! Victoria
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    Jonathan F. Married on 11/09/2021
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    Amazing venue and fantastic team

    We can’t recommend the gallery and the team who work there enough - they made our day so memorable and their support was invaluable throughout the process.
    Our co-ordinator Victoria was extremely knowledge and helpful, always trying to help us in whatever way she could.
    The food was delicious and top quality, everyone commented on how it was presented and the innovative menu.

    Manchester Art Gallery's reply:

    Hi Jonathan & Chris
    I hope married life is treating you both well.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We had some ups and downs thanks to Covid but it was a real delight to be able to host your wedding just as we had originally planned way back in early 2020. Its so wonderful to hear how much you and your guests enjoyed your big day! and I thoroughly enjoyed helping you along the way with your plans.
    Very best wishes to you both for the future, and hope to see you in the gallery some time soon. Victoria
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    Julia M. Married on 15/04/2016
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    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.

    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!
    Hope you are both well, stay safe
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    Michelle Married on 28/10/2018
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    It really was magical from start to finish ....

    Morning Victoria

    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
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    Sarah Married on 01/09/2018
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    Beautiful Venue and Great Support from Events Team

    The venue was absolutely stunning, great for pictures and such a unique and fun place to have our ceremony and reception.

    The events team (Debbie and Victoria especially) were brilliant: they were friendly, answered all of our questions, were very quick to respond to emails, looked into special requests for us, and were very accommodating and professional. Debbie helped us coordinate on the day and made sure everything went smoothly, which was such a great help.

    The food was fantastic - we got great feedback from our guests - and the catering team gave great service and was really great in answering our queries and being flexible on requests like evening snacks etc.

    The ceremony room was all set up and ready before the guests arrived, then the setup of the gallery for the cocktail hour was also well-timed and organized, and the atrium for dinner was simply stunning.

    I would 100% recommend the venue to anyone looking for a beautiful and unique place to celebrate their wedding.

    Manchester Art Gallery's reply:

    Hi Sarah

    What a fantastic review. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this.

    It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and we were so pleased to be able to help you and Craig with the arrangements for your special day.

    We are so pleased you chose the gallery for such a special occasion and hope to see you again soon

    Best wishes

    Victoria



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