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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

Set in the iconic Memorial Hall building, The Fountain House is a historic wedding venue nestled in the heart of Albert Square, Manchester. Tucked between Spinningfields and Manchester Piccadilly, this charming gastro bar offers couples a choice of dining experiences across its three floors. Here, in the modern confines of the Venetian Gothic building, to-be-weds can enjoy an authentically British pub wedding celebration with all the trimmings, plus a little extra.

Facilities and Capacity

The Fountain House provides a charming choice of rooms for wedding events of up to 150 guests. The Memorial Hall is such an impressive venue full of character, named for the building's origins as a meeting space in the late 19th century. The room is a versatile private space where classic architecture combines effortlessly with a contemporary industrial, rustic aesthetic. The suite boasts incredible character alongside luxury amenities, such as a private grand staircase entrance, cloakrooms, a bar within the room, and a surround sound system. Elsewhere, The Thomas Worthington Suite is a charming decorated space with a capacity of up to 20 guests. This private dining room is perfect for smaller intimate weddings who invision more of a family banquet wedding. The suite also comes with a minibar, butler service, and lounge area where you can enjoy a glass of bubbles whilst taking in the city center views.

Services Offered

At The Fountain House, expert wedding planner Natalia is on-hand to help couples throughout their booking. Natalia is on hand from the first initial wedding enquiry up to the day of your wedding. This experienced wedding planner is happy to offer advice and minor adjustments to make the most out of the gorgeous setting. To-be-weds are welcome to avail of a no-obligation meeting where they can take in the surroundings before designing a bespoke package. Natalia offers completely bespoke packages to ensure your wedding day is truly one of a kind. When it comes to wedding feasts, the Head Chef Mitchell can provide innovative seasonal dishes and gastro pub classics that are sure to be a big hit. From wedding brunches to the reception dinner, each menu contains cuisine designed to appeal to every taste and dietary need. Whether you are looking for a grand, intimate or just a ceremony venue we will be on hand to make sure your day is perfect.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Julie W. Sent on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Julie & Wayne Farrar

We held our intimate wedding reception at the Fountain House on 23rd September 2023 and it was the most wonderful day and beyond our expectations. From the quality of the food which was amazing and how the rooms were set up was just perfect. The whole day ran like clockwork and i would absolutely recommend the fountain house to any couple looking for a wedding venue.
Karla B. Sent on 27/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

We got married here last weekend & had the perfect wedding. Chloe & Lawrence took out all the stress of the arrangements, they gave ideas & suggestions when needed, were responsive & flexible. Everything ran smoothly on the day. All the guests said the food was delicious, we ordered bowl food to keep the party going. We loved the informality of the venue, it was beautiful in the evening with all the candles lit. It has recently been refurbished but has retained its lovely character. I have no hesitation in recommending the Fountain House to others. I just wish we could do it all again!
Sarah M. Sent on 13/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect day

The Fountain House did everything they could to make our day just as we wanted it. From tweaking the menu to ensuring the room was perfect to running over to Tesco for an emergency!
Jodie C. Sent on 31/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

amazing fountain house

LOVED our experience at the fountain house, excellent staff easy to talk to and no request to much. had the most amazing wedding!!
Shanise T. Sent on 19/05/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding

I had my wedding at fountain house on 14/5/22 and it was absolutely perfect the day ran so smooth and we were completely stress free. I spoke with Chloe over email to arrange the the finer details and nothing was too much for her. On the day Norah was the one running the day and she went above and beyond to make sure it ran smoothly and stress free.
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