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The Albert Square Chop House

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The Albert Square Chop House is a historic wedding venue situated in Manchester, England. This renowned building was designed by Victorian architect, Thomas Worthington. As part of Manchester Memorial Hall, this destination is steeped in history and was constructed in memory of Queen Victoria’s late husband, Albert. To-be-weds seeking a bespoke celebration characterised by fine dining and an ambient setting will find all they are looking for at this family-run banquet hall.

Facilities and Capacity

This iconic venue overlooks Albert Square and the Town Hall and is in a convenient, central location. The Venetian Gothic architecture sets the tone for sophisticated and stately affairs. With a capacity for 150 people, this versatile space is suited to gatherings both large and small. The Albert Square Chop House is licensed for civil ceremonies and so you can exchange vows in an elegant and airy setting. Receptions and wedding breakfasts are held in the main hall, a room that fuses contemporary accents with traditional charm. Floor plans are curated to reflect individual preferences, from round tables to banquet-style seating. Charming and glamorous framed photographs adorn the walls while lavish drapes frame large windows that allow abundant natural light to seep in.

Services Offered

In-house coordinator Lawrence Hallows delights in collaborating with to-be-weds to bring their vision to life. He pays close attention to every tiny detail and strives to ensure that each event is unique and memorable. This experienced professional offers advice on everything from photographers and florists to live entertainment. Exclusive wedding packages are customised to reflect varying tastes and preferences and can be designed upon contacting Lawrence and his dedicated team. The Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria plans also provide ample services and bundled options. Renowned for exquisite cuisine and carefully-curated, award-winning wine lists, the culinary team devises menus and beverage options bound to impress your loved ones. You can connect with Lawrence today and avail of an on-site viewing and consultation. For regal refinement and an unforgettable experience, The Albert Square Chop House is a place where lifelong memories are made.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Pub or Restaurant
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
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
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Jennifer Married on 16/06/2018
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    Our Wedding Ceremony & Reception

    We recently had our ceremony and reception at the chop house, within the upstairs memorial hall. I had researched several venues prior to the chop house and upon meeting Lawrence I immediately felt very positive. Lawrence is an absolute credit to the business as I am sure they are aware. He is a charming, warm, friendly young man who is very good at his job. I felt so comfortable and at ease with Lawrence and his confidence that we allowed him to make several decisions about the whole day based on his recommendations. Without going overboard, we had the most amazing wedding. Our ceremony was intimate and beautiful, exactly as we wanted it to be. The venue is classy without being overbearing or pretentious. Lawrence will be involved as much or as little as you’d like him to be. We are both very impressed with this place and have been told by many of our guests how enjoyable the whole evening was. Thank you also to Marina who spent the whole day and evening with us to ensure it was perfect!
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    Joanne Married on 25/05/2018
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    Here for our wedding day

    We got married here on the 25th May. From the moment we decided on the venue it was all so easy. Before the wedding we met Lawrence and made arrangements for the menu etc. On the day Marine was amazing and everything went beautifully. The service was so attentive from all of the staff and the food was excellent. Several of the guests that had not been there before are booking another visit. Thank you to everyone at the Albert Square Chop House!
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    Daniel Married on 12/05/2018
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    Our Wedding Party

    The Memorial Hall is a light and airy room with great windows framing the surrounding streets of Manchester and Albert Square. We had 40 wedding guests seated around 5 round tables which felt great in the space, but the room could take more. We had enough room for a band and dance floor. We also had use of the Thomas Worthington Suite throughout the event which gave our guests extra room to roam and chat.

    The food was the usual Chop House standard, interesting twists on English food, done well with delicious wines to accompany. We had lots of positive comments from our guests who clearly enjoyed eating the menu of their choice.

    Lawrence was always supportive, making good suggestions and responded promptly to any queries, throughout we felt confident that our Wedding Party would be a success. However, the thing that made the event on the night was the Chop House staff who worked the event. The whole evening went like clockwork due to their professionalism and a genuine desire for you to have a great time. They are friendly, engaging and fun. We certainly had a lot of fun and a great Wedding Party.
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    Andrew Married on 10/02/2018
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    Wedding Reception in the Memorial Hall

    We booked the Memorial Hall for our wedding reception and had a great time. The food was excellent, the service faultless. All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the whole day. A day, I might add, which was made as stress-free as possible for us by the excellent planning, organisation and implementation of the Albert Square Chop House staff. I would recommend this highly (and it's just across the road from the Register Office!)
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    Emma Married on 11/11/2017
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    Stunning from Start to Finish

    Just had our wedding reception there and it surpassed all of my new wife and my expectations.

    The canapés during our time downstairs we’re to die for, the wedding breakfast is still getting talked about today (the beef......!! Wow!) and the buffet was perfect.

    I think what really stands this place apart is the service. Every member of staff did absolutely everything for us. Dannii was always there making sure we were ok, Marine was brilliant and special mention goes to Jess who requested that she worked after our menu tasting night!! Finally, Lawrence has been an absolute star from the very beginning. He helped us plan and then delivered the very best day we’ve ever had. He kept us calm when we were stressing, made us feel like and King and Queen all the way through and is an absolute expert at what he does. Thank you!!

    The Albert Square Chop House is a true Manchester institution and we’re so proud we had our special day there. We’re going back for every major party we have.
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    Mandy Married on 14/10/2017
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    Perfect Wedding Day

    When we choosing our wedding venue we had very set ideas about what was important to us. To my husband, it was the food and the wine. For me, it was a quirky city centre location. Albert's Chophouse is in one of my favourite parts of Manchester and we've enjoyed eating there many times in the past, so it was an obvious contender for our big day.

    Lawrence, the wedding coordinator, was fantastic. Planning a wedding is a long-winded affair and he was there for us every step of the way, even when the transformation into Bridezilla started at the end when the nerves kicked in!

    The food - well, just amazing! So many people told us afterwards it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding.When we were looking around potential wedding venues early on, lots of places were very fixed about what they would and would not allow. Albert's Chophouse even let us have an owl deliver our rings! One of the highlights of the day for lots of our guests I think!
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    Rachel Married on 27/05/2017
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    Wedding Venue

    We got married and held our reception meal and evening party at Albert's. We couldn't have been happier with the service provided by Lawrence in the planning stages and then the team on the wedding day. We had initially planned a 'big' wedding elsewhere and about 6 months before the day decided that we wanted to change everything to a small intimate wedding. Lawrence was great at helping us plan this as we didn't want all the fuss and stress that can surround a wedding. Lawrence was brilliant at advising things and was never pushy, he's a credit to the Chop house company! We had the Thomas Worthington suite during the day where 14 of us had a lovely meal, everyone has commented on how great the food was. The room is beautiful as it is so we simply decorated the table, we loved it! Then in the evening we had a party in the memorial hall for 80 guests, another great room and lots of comments on it being a lovely venue. We served chip, bacon & sausauge butties in the evening, unfortately I didn't get a taste as I remained on the dancefloor all night but I have heard they were a hit! We had done our own table dressings so were delivering them the day before and one of the guys that worked there helped us get our things from the car. Marine was great on the day of the wedding, she regularly checked that we were happy with things and was happy to go with any additional requests we made on the day.
    I would like to finish by saying a huge thank you to all of the team, we had the best day and night, thank you!!!
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    Angelo Married on 01/04/2017
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    Our Wedding Reception

    We held our wedding reception in The Memorial Hall. Over the months leading up to the event Lawrence (the venue event planner) was excellent in guiding us through the choices leading up to the big day. The attention to detail and creative ideas were just what we were looking for, so choosing The Albert Chop House was a really easy decision.

    The quality of the service we received was second to none. During the event (which was over 12 hours long) the whole team were friendly and helpful, nothing was too much for them. We received feedback from friends and family on how much they enjoyed the event.

    The food we had arranged was perfect, canapes on arrival, later followed by a great quality (and quantity) buffet, and even nibbles in the evening. The bar had also been stocked with our favourites which was perfect. Special arrangements were made for those with dietary needs which was also very much appreciated.

    Thank you to the whole team who made the day even more special!
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    Jenna Married on 06/01/2017
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    Where history is made

    Planning a wedding in Manchester when you live in Australia and only have 5 months to play with technically should be a very difficult task, not when Lawrence Hallows from the Albert Square Chop House is involved!

    From the get go, Lawrence was amazing in his approach to helping us plan our big day. In the planning phase, Lawrence spoke to us regularly on facetime and replied almost instantaneously to any queries we had - by text, email or phone.

    Lawrence sourced all our requests from his suppliers which took a massive wright off our minds

    Prior to the wedding the Albert Square Chop House team were happy to host my in laws for a pre-wedding food and wine tasting, their reviews were fantastic, which gave us a lot of confidence in our menu choices.

    On our wedding day, hubby and I were greeted at the door of the chop house by Lawrence who gave us each a complementary glass of champers. Thanks Lawrence! Lawrence's welcoming, relaxed yet professional stance really set the tone for the rest of the day and from then on everything ran seamlessly.

    The wedding breakfast and wines were delicious, we had so many rave reviews and we didn't see any empty plates!

    The Albert Square Chop House staff as a whole worked as a brilliant team, they seemed to know instinctively when to step forward and when to hang back. The staff were always right on cue just when we needed them.

    This summary gives the tiniest snapshot of the most wonderful day and evening. We have no doubt that our wedding day was as special as it was because of Lawrence and the team at the Albert's Words will never be enough to convey our gratitude to all of you!
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    Jennifer Married on 30/12/2016
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    6 out of 5 stars

    We picked Albert's for our wedding reception because Lawrence was really warm and friendly and listened to all of the things we wanted to do on our big day and confirmed that they could do it for us (unlike other places we visited). We weren't tied to a package and we felt like nothing was too much trouble. We didn't feel like we were just a number to him which we also experienced when looking elsewhere.
    We loved the decor and feel of the entire place - cosy and a bit quirky and the reputation of great food also helped.
    The service we received in the run-up to our wedding day was brilliant, again nothing seemed like too much trouble.
    The day itself was perfect in every way. It all played out exactly as we'd discussed with Lawrence. The food was fantastic and all of the staff were brilliant - attentive and engaging. Lawrence arranged the DJ for us too, he was great and only to happy to cater to our every (random!) musical whim.
    We were confident that everything would go to plan but it exceeded our expectations in every way and I wish we could do it again!
    Thanks to Lawrence and all of the team for helping us have the best day ever.
    Cannot recommend highly enough!
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    Natasha Married on 17/12/2016
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    Wedding bells at the Chop House

    I can't recommend this venue enough. If you're planning a city-centre wedding, then this is the place for you. The venue itself is stunning, full of Manchester history and charm; the staff are beyond helpful and attentive; and the food and wine choices are exceptional.

    The greatest asset of the Chop House venue is their Wedding Planner, Lawrence Hallows. He turned our simple ideas into the best day of our lives, looking after every detail - large and small - and going above and beyond every time we asked for any help. He made sure that the lead up to the day was stress free, and was on hand on the day to make sure everything went to plan - which it did.

    Truly an amazing experience and a testament to the Chop House's good name.

    A huge thank you to the whole team! xx
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    Anthony Married on 21/10/2016
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    Our amazing wedding

    We booked our wedding at the chop house and can only say it was the best choice we could have wished for.
    From the moment we met Lawrence and the team to plan our special day the service, attention to detail and food has been superb.
    We have visited several times and each time everything has been perfect.
    On the day the room surpassed our expectations along with the team who looked after us and our guests impeccably.
    We cannot recommend the chop house enough and once again would like to thank Lawrence and all the staff.
    We will be back.

    The Pods xx
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    Wedding Reception, Amazing in May

    We held our Wedding Day breakfast meal and evening wedding reception on the Function Floor at the Albert Square Chop House, May Bank Holiday. The guests could not praise the food enough (all 55 of them), with some promising that they would be back, now they had found this gem of an eatery. Food was gorgeous, all courses arrived on time and presented stunningly. The Memorial Hall was spacious enough to allow us to have a 3-piece band in the evening and has great sound quality. Even the bar staff were dancing and singing along with big smiles on their faces. The staff were exceptional, could not do enough for us, very polite, friendly and non-imposing. Special praise also to our wedding coordinator (Lawrence) who was exceptional at organising our event which led to the day running very smoothly. Lawrence even ensured that access to a games console was made available to keep the children entertained. A Big thanks to all at the Albert Square Chop House, highly recommend you and look forward to visiting you again soon.
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    Great place for a wedding venue

    We decided on Albert's as the venue for our wedding. As regular diners there we knew the food was going to be excellent and wanted a location which could provide a simple yet elegant wedding.

    Huge credit to Lawrence who ensured the day went off without any problems and delivered exactly what we asked for. The ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception all took place there and it completely met our expectations from pre ceremony drinks through to last orders.

    Our guests were impressed with the quality of the food and the high level of service given with a smile. Special requests for foods were also taken into consideration and provided without any fuss.

    When the rooms needed to be converted from ceremony to wedding breakfast to reception. We were given a large section of the bar downstairs. There is a wide selections of beers, wines and spirits to keep thirsty guests happy.

    Kids were kept happy as a Wii and games were provided by Albert's.

    We had 75 guests and the room felt spacious and is big enough to accommodate a singer and dance floor (Tris Parrock a Gary Barlow tribute act and a very good one too!)

    If you don't want a DJ there is a system for you to plug your IPod in and provide your own playlist. Either way the sound quality is excellent.

    Feedback from friends and family is that it is a fantastic place to have a wedding and some guests have been back for a visit since.

    Thanks for making our day so special
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    Wedding Reception 22.05.15

    From the moment I met Lawrence (wedding planner extraordinaire) I knew our choice of wedding venue was the right one. He was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and most of all just knew what you wanted. Great communication skills throughout the whole booking process, taster meal was a good experience but nothing compared to the actual day. Up to the day he phoned to make sure everything was in place or if there was anything he could help with. On the day, well, they were excellent, all the staff were welcoming, efficient, food was amazing and everyone said so. Instinctively the staff just knew what we wanted and got on with it. I could go on gushing but all there is left to say is that they are great and the staff a credit to the company x thanks for making our day so awesome and stress free xxxxx

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