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Last update: June 2024

Located along Manchester’s traditional shipping canal, The Lowry is a unique wedding venue in Salford, Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. This waterfront venue is home to a not-for-profit theatre and event space that champions the performing arts. The dedicated team welcomes couples looking to celebrate their special day against the backdrop of a thriving creative center. The venue features contemporary architecture and artistic accents that blend with traditional elements. All three function rooms offer panoramic views of Salford Quays and the famous MediaCityUK buildings.

Facilities and Capacity

For couples looking for a memorable wedding venue, this world-class arts centre offers three beautiful ceremony spaces with tranquil waterfront views. As well as Weddings Pier Eight and The Hexagon Room are perfect for intimate gatherings and private dining parties, while The Compass Room is ideal for larger events, accommodating up to 160 guests for a seated wedding breakfast. With its circular shape, high ceilings, full-length windows, and modern decor, The Compass Room is the perfect place to host a truly unforgettable celebration.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at The Lowry strives to make each and every event unique and unforgettable. The in-house coordinator will collaborate and learn about your vision and personal tastes. You can arrange an initial meeting with the team to begin your wedding journey. From decor and design to floor plans and menu creation, they will take you through every step of the process. On-site catering is provided by talented chefs who use locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients to produce British-inspired cuisine. As can be expected at a theatrical venue, their dishes are presented in an artistic, visually-stunning fashion. Experienced bartenders and serving staff are on hand to ensure that your guests are tended to and events run smoothly from start to finish.


The Lowry is nestled amidst Manchester’s docklands, an innovative area that champions modern architecture while retaining its authentic, historic character. Manchester city centre is two miles away and the venue is not far from bars, restaurants, hotels, and shopping districts. The M602 and Metrolink station are close by, making this a convenient destination for your friends and family.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
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:

Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Lowry

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Sarah Sent on 24/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

What more could we ask for??

My husband and I had the best day ever and everything went just the way we wanted it. The rooms were stunning and the food was amazing. All the guests commented on the quality of food as sometimes wedding food can be hit and miss, but this was absolutely a hit. Everyone loved the venue and commented how different it was to anywhere else where they have been before - amazed that a city could provide such a beautiful venue and view.

The day couldn't have gone the way it did without Olivia and Bobby. From the day before, to the setting up on the Friday, right up till kick out time they went above and beyond to make sure everything happened exactly how it should do. They both made any potential stressful things be all fine and were there whenever we needed anything.

Thank you so much for providing such a brilliant place for us to have a brilliant day/night. It really made the day that extra bit special so thank you once again.
Matt Sent on 23/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding ever

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.
Kirsty Sent on 27/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue for an amazing day

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.
Chris Sent on 07/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had the best day

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.
Emma Sent on 26/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A fantastic venue for our wedding!

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.
Richard Sent on 26/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding venue with a difference

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!
Simon Sent on 17/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We had such an amazing wedding at The Lowry

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!!
Danny Sent on 17/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We are both so happy that we chose the Lowry

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).
Jonathan Sent on 17/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

This venue is perfect for weddings

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.
Sean Sent on 09/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Venue

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
Emma Sent on 16/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We cannot recommend this venue enough!

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!
Tiffany Sent on 16/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Venue

From the second we stepped into 'The Lowry,' we were welcomed with a smile and a cup of tea from Lucy Markey. She was so lovely and personal and did everything she could to make us happy, finding out what we wanted from the venue. Then she showed us around the venue and we were blown away. Especially when Lucy turned on the lights in the compass room. It was stunning with an amazing panoramic view.
We knew it was the one. From that moment on, Lucy answered countless questions and emails efficiently and always encouraged us to ask her about anything. She was so willing to help!! She was informative and helpful and did everything she could to help give us our perfect wedding. We were able to go to the restaurant to food taste as well.
On the day itself, the Lowry were flawless. The food was incredible, the Lowry looked phenomenal and our guests were taken care of. We were greeted with a smiling, helpful team from the Lowry who's aim was to be the best the could be. And they were. We have had countless compliments about the venue and food and have been told it was the best wedding they've been to. I would like to say thank you for Lucy and the rest of the team for making our day so special. You were perfection. I would recommend the Lowry a million times over.
Mark Sent on 16/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding day at amazing venue!

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!
Abby Sent on 16/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We couldnt have asked for anything more

We can't thank you enough for everything - the venue and everyone involved were perfect, I couldn't have asked for anything more. All of our guests were so impressed with the whole day and we heard nothing but compliments the whole evening, especially about the food! We were completely overwhelmed by the effort you had all put in to setting up the room (I had an emotional moment when I first saw it all put together!), and if we could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing.
Mike Sent on 16/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The whole thing was just perfect.

The room looked amazing when we walked in and the event managers helped make sure everything ran smoothly. Nothing was too much to ask and even when we had left the thank you cards at the other venue, some of the staff ran over and picked them up! The whole thing was just perfect.
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