Stunning from Start to Finish
By Emma & John Davies, on 20 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Nov 2017
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.
Perfect Wedding Day
By Mandy & Nick Owens, on 20 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2017
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!
By Rachel Scott, on 20 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 27 May 2017
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!!!
Our Wedding Reception
By Angelo & Chris, on 11 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Apr 2017
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!
Where history is made
By Jenna Thornton, on 11 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Jan 2017
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!
6 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer Lovell, on 11 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Dec 2016
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!
Wedding bells at the Chop House
By Natasha Bidad, on 11 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Dec 2016
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
Our amazing wedding
By Anthony & Heidi Podmore, on 11 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2016
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
Wedding Reception, Amazing in May
By Bernie Connor, on 30 Sep 2015
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.
Great place for a wedding venue
By Stuart Swann, on 30 Sep 2015
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
Wedding Reception 22.05.15
By Sally Burton, on 30 Sep 2015
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
By Louise Pearson, on 30 Sep 2015
Lawrence was a gem, especially when I sent him one of my special emails garbling away and flapping, he would call me and settle my stress instantly!
Walking in to the room at the back to meet the registrar was the most exciting moment as I knew it was going to be special and I hadn't seen any of it!
I walked in to the most perfectly decorated room I've ever seen, and although all brides say this; my wedding was perfect and the best ever! Mainly due to the staff and the attention to detail.. Even Lawrence in his marvellously snazzy tartan suit! ;-)
The whole experience was excellent. The food was awesome and we had so many positive comments about the food on the night and afterwards.
The service was excellent and standards continuously high throughout.
The afternoon and evening flowed beautifully and although we were expecting to have a small area of the bar for drinks while the room was turned around for the evening, they actually closed the bar for two hours so we had private use of it which was fabulous.
The evening was entertaining as the staff behind the bar danced some smooth coordinated moves during the music and they were a highlight, for sure.
Everyone commented on how relaxed and lovely it was... And this was our goal; our perfect day on a beautiful setting with excellent staff and service; couldn't have asked for more! The cost for a central Manchester evening wedding was manageable and the chop house made this happen for us!
A great big thanks to Lawrence and his team!