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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.
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 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.
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A beautiful venue, for a memorable day that went so smoothly!
The wedding day went without a hitch, it was evident that Adam, Charlotte and all the staff involved, were working so hard and to a top tier standard. They all moved with friendly professionalism and grace, like swans, they were paddling so hard underwater, but never let it show.
We cannot thank you all enough for the hard work everyone put in. It was so greatly appreciated and honestly you made it the most perfect day for us.
Amy & Ian
The best day of our lives 💕
Charlotte was absolutely fantastic and was always at the end of the phone/email if we needed her during the planning process, and helped make sure the day went by without a hitch!
The museum itself is the most amazing setting for such an important day, and after having one of our first dates at the museum, many years ago, we couldn't have pictured getting married anywhere else.
My only gripe, and the reason I haven't given 5 stars for quality of service, is the fact that the museum have nothing set up/available for playing music on the day. We had to connect to the speaker system using Bluetooth, and there wasn't any member of museum staff available to be control of the music, so my MoH ended up having to control the music from her phone for the entire ceremony and wedding breakfast.
Having your bridal party playing music from their phone whilst walking down the aisle really isn't ideal - having a member of staff available to control the music would have made this a 5 star experience all round!
Great from start to finish
Unfortunately the covid pandemic hit our original date and can honestly say the team especially Adam Woof was amazing at helping us reorganise!
Adam took over as our support and honestly was amazing throughout. From liasing, arranging dates for deliveries, food tastings, venue previews and walkrounds, everything felt personalised to us.
We had our ceremony in the council chamber and breakfast & receptions in Christie's Bistro. The location was exactly what we were looking for and in comparison to other venues was far less expensive for the great service and facilities!
The food from the canopes, breakfast and evening buffet offered great variety and quality (tasted amazing too) and offered veggie/vegan options. Great variety of drinks!
We and the wedding party stayed at the Hyatt Regency, 5 minutes walk away, where the University hotel booking team got us a greatly discounted block booking for 25 rooms and a suite!
Adam was an amazing help and supported us to do some whacky things on our day, including a silent disco, which worked perfectly in the venue! On the day he was ever present, co-ordinating the team and ready to aid with tasks.
From entering the breakfast in a glass elevator, using the beautiful courtyard for reception and photos and access to some amazing spaces all added to our spectacle. The location is close to oxford road station, hotels and bus routes for guests.
Thank you again, we would definitely recommend the venue, facilities, personal touches, food and support to anyone!
Bryn and Samantha
The perfect Wedding Venue
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