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On since 2023

Last update: June 2024

The Old School Rooms is a historic wedding venue nestled in the heart of the Golden Heritage Cluster in Middleton, Manchester. It's part of a grade II-listed complex designed in the late 19th century by architect Edgar Wood. This visionary created some of the most exciting architecture of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Today, this venue is the perfect choice for those dreaming of a rustic barn wedding but with an added touch of vintage grandeur.

Facilities and Capacity

The Old School Rooms blend rustic arts and crafts and elegant art nouveau and are a must-see for architecture lovers. The site attracts visitors from around the world. The main hall can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests alongside a separate ceremony room registered to host your civil marriage or blessing. Both are set around a beautiful private courtyard garden, ideal for summertime drinks receptions or evening BBQs. The main hall boasts an original late victorian stage ideal for live evening entertainment. An impressive choir loft accessed from outside the hall invites surprise performances. Middleton Methodist Church is attached to the complex and forms one side of the courtyard, with access directly to the School Rooms via internal corridors. Marriage ceremonies at the church itself are possible in consultation with the vicar.

Services Offered

Following a multi-million-pound heritage renovation project that has restored the venue to its former glory, the venue can offer a range of packages. The team at The Old School Rooms will help you find the right option for your style and budget. You'll find many nearby accommodations, as the venue is just 30 minutes from Manchester's heart. You'll also have access to transport and parking facilities and disabled parking.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
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:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Old School Rooms

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
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97% recommend it
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Emily Sent on 26/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Emily Jorgensen

We booked our wedding reception at the Old School Rooms. Trish and Dave were fab from the get go. Easily contactable and happy to help with everything. The wedding day ran beautifully, the whole team of staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. Food was perfect , had lots of good feedback around the menu choices. Couldn’t have asked for more from this venue and the staff, the venue is stunning and is a little hidden gem in middleton.
Josie K. Sent on 06/06/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Lovely venue really accommodating team

Very professional and accommodating team in what is a relatively new wedding venue. Lots of options for whatever type of day you want with helpful suggestions and guidance. Worked really well with other suppliers - we had a fabulous day, lots of compliments on the food
Connor Sent on 22/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Faultless from start to finish!

Don’t know where to start! The team at the old school rooms were nothing short of exceptional! From start to finish they made the process stress free and were happy to change what we wanted and accommodate any needs no matter what! Can’t wait to attend another event at this beautiful venue and I’m already looking for an excuse to book it again!
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Long Street, M24 6UN Middleton (Greater Manchester)
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