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Based in the bustling heart of Manchester, just off Oxford Road, The Deaf Institute is a unique and unusual venue for weddings and other private parties. This building has a rich history dating back to 1878 and has since been lovingly refurbished to host concerts, club nights, and other live events. This venue is spread across three floors, featuring purpose-built entertainment areas with iconic decorations. Ideal for music fans or anyone seeking something different, couples are welcome to gather their loved ones here for an intimate and unforgettable celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

The Deaf Institute offers exclusive use of this venue for weddings and gives you complete freedom to decorate each space as you see fit. From the large Music Hall with a wall covered in speakers and iconic mirror ball seating 100 to The Lodge, an intimate room with a private bar and characteristic decor seating 60, there are options for secret elopements and larger gatherings. You can hold a civil ceremony within the historic walls and enjoy a confetti moment at the entrance to the property. Afterwards, your celebrations can continue inside the ideal facilities for a full reception. There is ample space for a seated meal, and The Deaf Institute welcomes you to invite your favourite private catering vendors. With a dedicated dance floor, an alcohol license, and excellent facilities for a live band or DJ, this venue is an outstanding choice for couples who want to enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Services Offered

The team at The Deaf Institute will work alongside you in the lead-up to your event, checking in with you and assisting in whatever way they can. They can provide a complete supplier list to help you choose trusted wedding vendors and aid with planning. You can contact the team for more information about their venue and services and decide if it suits your special day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Other features:

Exclusive use
Confetti permitted
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135 Grosvenor Street M1 7HE Manchester (Greater Manchester)
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