Weddings at The University of Manchester

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Starting at £1,000
20 to 360 Guests


Starting at £1,000
20 to 360 Guests

About The University of Manchester

Based around Oxford Road in Manchester City Centre, The University of Manchester, one of the UK’s most prestigious and well-known institutions, offers an array of historic and iconic venues on the University campus that provide a truly inspiring backdrops to a memorable wedding celebration.

Our Venues

Weddings at The University of Manchester make use of some unrivalled spaces at the University. All of the venues are located around the Old Quadrangle at the heart of the campus, dating back to 1873 and designed by Alfred and Paul Waterhouse – the same architect to design Manchester Town Hall. These beautifully built spaces are steeped in history, original design and artefacts to help create some beautiful spaces to enjoy on your special day.

All our venues are licenced, allowing you to host your entire day with us and concentrate on enjoying all the celebrations.

Our venues include:

  • Whitworth Council Chamber – an historic room steeped in institutional history.
  • Christie’s Bistro – our old library, full or original books and portraits of previous Vice-Chancellors
  • Manchester Museum – a unique backdrop for your celebrations, including having your ceremony under the watchful gaze of Stan, the magnificent T-Rex skeleton.
  • Whitworth Hall – our great hall used for graduations and ceremonial events throughout the year.

Our Team

Our highly experienced wedding team will assist you in the planning of your special day, from your first enquiry right through to the departure of the very last guest. From a grand, large scale affair to an intimate ceremony followed by drinks, the team are happy to accommodate your wishes.

Service is paramount to us, attention to detail and personal touches are second nature – it’s what we’ve built a reputation on. Our dedicated and experienced Hospitality and Events team are on had every step of the way ensuring peace of mind with each detail, so that your day is everything you ever dreamed of.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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    We found Whitworth Hall by accident. I was actually looking for another venue on line and the University of Manchester link came up. We fell in love with the neo-gothic Hall and the old science library that is now Christie’s Bistro, straight away. Rebecca and Adam made the planning experience so easy, enjoyable and uncomplicated which lead to the most perfect wedding day. We had an August wedding and it poured down with rain….. But it didn’t matter one bit. The Hall was so spacious and there was plenty of room downstairs to wander without needing to be outside. We got the whole place to ourselves – the ceremony and breakfast was in the hall and we had the reception in Christie’s Bistro next door which was open all day and night for us. All our guests were so complementary of the venue, it is in such a convenient location with a variety of accommodation and train stations within a mile of the hall. Yet, for the whole day, it felt secluded, quiet and ‘ours’. The breakfast was delicious and the wine was incredible (We had many grateful comments regarding the wine!) We can’t thank the staff enough for the most incredible of wedding days. What a perfect venue, what kind, generous staff and what a location. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a relaxed feel yet enjoys architecture, books, history and fancies a little bit of ‘wow factor’ on their day. Thank you all who were involved, Lou and Mike


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