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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: November 2023

The Monastery is a Grade II* listed heritage site and neo-gothic architectural treasure once listed in the world’s top 100 endangered sites alongside Pompeii and the Taj Mahal. This truly unique and inspiring venue provides a breathtakingly romantic backdrop to your special day.

The Great Nave, the main event space at The Monastery, with its spectacularly high ceilings, stained glass windows and grand altar, can cater for 70 to 350 guests.

The Monastery’s beautiful lighting can transform this striking Manchester wedding venue from a stunning daytime ceremonial space to a dramatic night-time party venue.

Located just outside of Manchester city centre, The Monastery offers a cathedral-like setting with an urban twist. The Monastery’s Secret Garden offers an intimate space perfect for photographs and outdoor reception drinks, providing a peaceful retreat only a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Monastery is owned and operated by a Charitable Trust - holding your wedding here helps to maintain and protect this important site of historic, architectural significance for generations to come.

We know your wedding day is as unique as you so here at The Monastery we build all of our weddings on a bespoke basis.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated team to discuss your wedding in more detail.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Landmark
In the city
Church
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
Horse baraat permitted
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Carolyn E. Sent on 21/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

What a fabulous day❤️

Thank you so much for all of your help with our special day! The venue sold itself and the staff at the Monastery were awesome. We could not have planned a better ceremony.
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Stephen W. Sent on 18/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever

Fabulous. We booked our wedding before the pandemic and were meant to marry on the 1st August 2020. After rescheduling twice (the first time to April 4th 2021), we eventually tied the knot on the 12 February 2022. Nothing was too much for the team at The Monastery to do. Fran was there every step of the way and helped with every query. The day was beautiful - We provided our own table centrepieces and decorations which Fran was happy to set up before our arrival! Every member of the team was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. Requests were carried out right away. We had such a fabulous day, celebrating with family and friends in a stunning building with an amazing team to cater for us. It could not have been more perfect.
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Natalie S. Sent on 27/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Monastery Manchester

The venue is stunning and makes for beautiful pictures. The staff were helpful and responsive. They were flexible with us dropping stuff off, setting up and suppliers!

The staff on the day couldn’t have done more. Everything we asked was done with a smile! Fantastic day!
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Chantel R. Sent on 21/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and mrs Rockhead

We got married 3.7.21 after having to postpone 3 times due to covid and the monastery was fantastic every time even though we were still in covid restrictions on our day the team made it absolutely beautiful and amazing could not fault 1 thing it was still our dream wedding and every single guest commented how beautiful the whe day and the monastery is we had 51 to the day and about 150 for the evening and everything and every detail was amazing to decor and food and even the evening food as we had to do it a little different due to restrictions but I loved it that way like little afternoon tea sets on each table the monastery and there staff definitely went the extra mile for us and we highly recommend we done our own package (added all bits together seperate) and this worked out better in price for us for the numbers we wanted so if the package ain't right for you ask about doing it all separate because we are so glad we did
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Rebecca Sent on 07/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The ultimate venue

This venue is breathtaking. You can spend very little in terms of decoration because your canvas is so beautiful on its own. The staff are so helpful and well prepared for your day and there was no job too much trouble.
For me this venue gave me the tradition of a spectacular venue with the modern and stylish food and bar. Absolutely stunning
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Siobhan Sent on 27/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We really were blown away on Saturday and everythi

Hi Gaynor,
Lovely to speak to you earlier!
Thank you again so much for all your work and help with the planning. We really were blown away on Saturday and everything surpassed all our expectations. Lots of our guests have been saying not only what an amazing venue it is but also how incredible the food was and how seamless everything was on the day. Please do pass our thanks to all the staff as they were fantastic!
Yes, please do feel free to use any of the images. We are also so pleased with Damian’s photos. He’s certainly very talented and has captured the day amazingly well!
We’ll definitely pop in to see you to thank you in person when we are back from our honeymoon!
Best wishes,
Siobhan and Giuseppe xx
23.3.19
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Kerri Sent on 27/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The venue, food, staff and of course yourself was

Hi Gaynor,

Honeymoon was great thanks and we are both back to reality which a huge bump ?

I cannot thank you guys at The Monastery enough, the venue, food, staff and of course yourself was amazing from start to finish, anyone that does a job as good as you at keeping me on my toes deserves an award.

Our friends and family are still talking about how amazing the day was. Thank you from the bottom of our heart.
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Lorna Sent on 27/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The whole event was fabulous and the entire team w

Hi Gaynor,
Thank you so much for all you did for us for the day. The whole event was fabulous and the entire team were superb! We have had so much great feedback from friends and family about everything from the food, to the building and again the staff. Please please pass on our sincere thanks to everyone that helped be a part of such a fantastic day!
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Emma Sent on 27/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had the most amazing time

Hi Gaynor,
We wanted to say thanks to everyone at The Monastery for our special day. We had the most amazing time!
Thanks!
Emma
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