The Lowry

(49 reviews) 49 5
Pier 8, Salford Quays Salford Manchester Greater Manchester M50 3AZ
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About The Lowry

Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, Manchester
Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ

Fall in love with our artistic venue and hold your special day against the backdrop of our creative life.  Our award winning waterside venue offers a unique vibrant and creative location to hold your special day.

Our venue is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies in three of our dedicated spaces - the Compass Room, Hexagon Room and our Pier Eight room.  All our spaces are unique in style and each feature tranquil waterside views and the backdrop of the iconic MediaCityUK buildings.

The spaces vary in size - accomodating between 20 - 150 guests for a seated ceremony.  So whether you desire a small and intimate celebration, or a ceremony filled with all your friends and family, we can accomodate your special day. 

For wedding breakfasts and receptions, our Compass Room is the show stopper with its unique circular shapre, floor to ceiling windows and unparalleled views.  This inspiring space can accomodate upto 150 for a seated wedding breakfast and upto 200 for an evening reception. 
For more intimate celebrations our Hexagon Room or Pier Eight spaces make an ideal choice.  If you're getting married abroad or wishing for an intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast, we can put together a bespoke reception package for a memorable occassion with all your friends and family. 

At The Lowry, no two weddings are the same and we guarantee each celebration to be truly unique, detail perfect and completely unforgettable.  We take pride in the high standard of our service.  Our dedicated and friendly team work hard to provide an experience so exemplary that your wedding takes centre stage in our venue.   Throughout your plans and preparations, you will benefit from the dedicated services of our wedding co-ordinator. They will be on hand every step of the way to ensure your big day exceeds all of your expectations.

For more information and to start creating your big day at The Lowry contact our team who will be waiting to hear from you. 

• The Compass Room can accommodate up to 150 seated and 200 standing guests • The Hexagon Room can accommodate up to 80 to dine and for an informal reception • Contemporary and artistic venue • In house catering with a fantastic selection of menus with bespoke options available • Set at the heart of Salford Quays with panoramic views • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator on hand to guide you through your wedding preparations

Facilities at The Lowry

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Lowry Reviews (49)

Best wedding ever
Venue Service

By Matt & Ciara, on 23 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 20 May 2019

We celebrated our wedding in the Lowry Theatre. Myself and my partner could not recommend the venue and the staff enough. The Compass room provides a lovely environment in the day turning into spectacular views in the evening. It is a unique place in the heart of Greater Manchester, the fact it has catering on site means the food quality is amazing, and the bar staff kept the drinks flowing.

We had the best day
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By Chris and Laura, on 07 May 2019Date of Wedding - 05 May 2019

Thank you so much for helping to organise our wedding. We had the best day and the staff were absolutely amazing! Everything seemed seamless and nothing was too much trouble. I had so many comments from my friends and family on the quality of service and also how nice the food was! Tracey was amazing and unfortunately I don’t remember the names of the DMs in the evening, or the amazing bar staff, but they were also spot on! I cannot express enough how happy we both were with the venue and the whole day.

Amazing venue for an amazing day
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By Kirsty Harrison, on 27 May 2019Date of Wedding - 04 May 2019

We got married here a few weeks ago and still on a high from how wonderful our day at The Lowry was. The venue is amazing - the views from the Compass Room are beautiful and even more better at sunset and then night time with all the lights. Food was great, staff were fabulous. Lucy did a great job of organising and the event staff on the day were top as well (especially Victoria and Grecia). We found this venue to be very cost effective in comparison to some of other Manchester venues we looked at. Would 100% recommend.

A fantastic venue for our wedding!
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By Emma & David, on 26 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Apr 2019

The Lowry was recommended to us as a wedding venue by our friends who had been married there a few years previously. It’s an amazing venue for a wedding - really unique with the backdrop of the Quays, and the lighting looks brilliant for photos after dark. We had our ceremony at a local church and used the Lowry for our wedding breakfast and evening do. We used the Compass Room right at the top of the building. You have to see it to appreciate how wonderful it looks with the 360 degree views across the Quays from the floor-to-ceiling windows and the balcony.

Wedding venue with a difference
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By Richard & Christopher, on 26 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2019

We knew we wanted a wedding venue that was unique and special to us, and when we heard that The Lowry offered wedding services we knew it was the one. We didn't even look at another venue once we saw what was on offer. We have been frequent visitors to The Lowry Theatre for many years and the place has some special memories for us - even more so now! We first met with Lucy, our Wedding Coordinator, a year ago and she took is through all that we would need to do to plan our event in fine detail. Lucy put us at ease right away and gave us loads of help to make sure we got the best out of our day. Lucy was able to recommend venue dressers, photographers, bakers, DJ's... you name it, Lucy has a great suggestion every time. When it came to the day, even though it was a busy theatre day, you would not even know that there is anything else going on in the building apart from your event. They treat you as though you are the most important people all day long. Our Events Managers during the day, Tracy and Frankie, were superb in making sure everything went seamlessly without a hitch and on time. Everything from the ceremony room, the lighting and music, the amazing Compass room with panoramic views across Salford Quays and Media City, the stunning restaurant quality of the food, the service team and bar staff, lighting and sound technicians - we could not find fault with anything at all. If you want a wedding with a difference, one that you and your guests will remember for all the right reasons for years to come, consider The Lowry. You will not be disappointed!

This venue is perfect for weddings
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By Jonathan & Carol, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2018

We first booked our wedding here in March for a ceremony in November. Lucy the Senior Events coordinator was fantastic - making sure that all our questions were answered (and answering some we didn’t realise we needed to ask!). The event managers on the day were all amazing and made our day run so smoothly. The venue itself is perfect for weddings, such a quirky and fun space with well equipped function rooms and private bars. The compass room is very romantic, with an impressive view out to the lights of Media City. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the venue and the staff.

We had such an amazing wedding at The Lowry
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By Simon & Sarah, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

We can't thank the Event Coordinator, Lucy, and everybody else (Event Duty Managers, Chefs, etc) at the Lowry enough for their help with our wedding on 15th September 2018. Everything was so well organised and every single person made sure everything went smoothly and according to plan. We didn't have to worry about anything as we knew the staff had everything under control. The Lowry were so accommodating and no request that we had was too big, even the last minute changes! Lucy was a big, big help in the run up to our wedding and she communicated so well to ensure our wedding was everything we wanted it to be. We got married in The Compass Room which is a lovely room overlooking the Salford Quays; the views are just amazing and our guests loved it. The guests loved the canapes too!! I can't thank Lucy & the chef enough who went out of their way to look into the ingredients of every single item of food we ordered to ensure they did not contain any nuts due to my nephew's severe nut allergy. We had such an amazing wedding at The Lowry and a big part of this was down to the amazing staff!!

Perfect Wedding Venue
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By Sean Darlington, on 09 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

We got married here yesterday (Sat 8th Sept 2018) Absoloutley blown away with the entire experiance right from the day we booked it 2yrs ago.Lucy Markey our wedding planner was an absolute delight to deal with,did everything she could to ensure we had the perfect day,cannot praise her enough,thank you so much Lucy. On the day the entire staff were amazing,special thanks to Frankie,Connie & Iain.Made our special day run so smooth,thank you so much guys,we will never forget all you did for us. As for the!!!! You really need to see it to believe it,no words really can describe how amazing it is. On behalf of my new wife Pam and i thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts,we really couldn't of picked a better venue and team of helpers to make our day perfect Sean Darlington

We are both so happy that we chose the Lowry
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By Danny & Steph, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2018

We booked the compass room for our wedding reception in June this year. The venue itself suited us perfectly & after meeting with Lucy the events coordinator, we had our heart set on having our reception here. Lucy looked after us right from the off and kept in close contact right up to our wedding day. The venue itself is fantastic and so many of our guests commented on how amazing it was! Even some of the suppliers we used commented on how lovely it is. From the compass room, the views are stunning! Both day & night with an almost 360 view across the quays, you have to see it to believe it. On the day the venue was clearly sign posted so that guests could navigate around with ease, which also made it easy for our evening guests to locate the compass room. The staff were absolutely fantastic & the attention to detail was spot on. Wedding breakfast meals were all cooked in house by the chefs & tasted lovely (there is a great choice of food). The surroundings of the building offer opportunities for really great photographs with some beautiful backdrops. Overall, both myself and my wife could not have had a more perfect day! We are both so happy that we chose the Lowry for our special day. If you are looking for a modern, bright & spectacular wedding venue we strongly recommend you go and visit the Lowry, meet Lucy & have a look around. Thanks again to Lucy & the event duty managers! (30th June 2018).

Perfect wedding day at amazing venue!
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By Mark & Aryan, on 16 May 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2018

We had our wedding breakfast and reception in the Compass Room of The Lowry. The run up to the wedding went without a hitch, Lucy was great and was always there to answer any questions and did her best to cater for any special requests we had. When we arrived on the day and looked at the room, the staff had set everything up perfectly - exactly how I'd pictured it in my head. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Luckily, we had the most amazing sunny day for the wedding so as well as the room looking lovely and bright, we were able to make full use of the balcony which has amazing views of the quays. As the darkness came, the fairy lights came on which look beautiful and really were one of the reasons we chose the venue. The staff, food, service and venue were spot on and we're so happy we chose The Lowry for our wedding - I wish we could do it all over again!

We cannot recommend this venue enough!
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By Emma & Nick, on 16 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2018

Over two years ago we visited The Lowry and was shown around all of the wonderful spaces that it has to offer, each room offers something different. We chose to have our welcome drinks in the Pier Eight room, lovely views and easily accessible for our less able guests. Followed by the Compass Room, this is at the very top of The Lowry. It is an amazing room that offers AMAZING views, balcony, beautiful room and fairy lights to top it off! From the very first interaction with Lucy and the team at a wedding fair to weeks after the wedding, it has been a pleasure. Most people who have been married speak of how stressful it can be. However, dealing with The Lowry and all its staff has been nothing but easy! Each and every query, problem and need was dealt with quickly! It made the run up to our big day super stress free! Our wedding day was everything we wanted and so much more! The rooms were perfect, drinks and food were great, staff were wonderful and our day ran PERFECTLY!!! Thank you so much to each and every person at The Lowry who made our day so special and a huge thank you to Lucy our Special Events Coordinator who helped, supported and pointed us in the right direction over the past two years!

All I can say is Wow!
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By Emily & Anthony, on 16 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Dec 2017

From walking into The Lowry after visiting many local venues, we were greeted by Lucy Markey who showed us round each aspect of the venue and from walking into the compass room for our reception, all I can say is Wow! What a room! It’s absolutely amazing and if your from salford it’s perfect! No matter what time of year, this venue would be stunning. We received so many compliments and still are getting them from the venue to how friendly the staff were to the food. Everything went smoothly! Lucy and all of the staff did an amazing job from bringing the stuff in for the wedding to the actual day. Lucy is amazing. She has answered every question and makes you feel at ease throughout the whole process. We had a few people drop out on the actual day, but we was able to fill our seats and even this wasn’t a problem. We had our wedding on a evening where there was a show on, and even this wasn’t a problem. A band wasn’t able to come on until 10 but you were able to have a DJ with the music being slightly lowered. This didn’t cause a problem as guests were able to hear themselves talk, and by 10pm everybody was ready to have a good time! I wouldn’t change anything about my wedding, it was perfect! Thanks!!

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