Evening events

Evening event at Manchester Art Gallery

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Corporate Offers

1 glass of sparkling wine on arrival, 3 course dinner from our £37.50 menus and half a bottle of wine pp at £35+vat. Minimum numbers of 50. Until 30th September 2014.

2 glasses of sparkling wine and 4 canapes per person for £12.50+vat. Minimum numbers of 100. Until 30th September 2014.

*Room hire is extra.

Drinks receptions, dinners and parties

Manchester Art Gallery is the city’s most popular art gallery, with outstanding art collections and superb, fully accessible, Victorian and contemporary settings for your event.

Whether you’re planning a small drinks reception in our award-winning galleries or a large Christmas party, the gallery offers a number of unique and special locations guaranteed to impress your guests. The gallery’s dedicated Events Team are always on hand to help you organise the details of your event, please contact us to find out more.

Choose from a range of stunning spaces for your event:

  • The contemporary glass Atrium
  • The grand Victorian Entrance Hall
  • The Pre-Raphaelite Galleries, housing the stars of the city’s art collection
  • The Gallery Restaurant

Depending on which space you prefer, we can organise:

  • Seated dinners (for up to 120 guests)
  • Drinks Receptions (for 50-500 guests)

Energising breakfasts to decadent dinners

At the gallery we have our own experienced in-house chefs who can provide whatever you require, from breakfasts, lunches and buffets to formal dinners.

To view sample menus or to discuss your bespoke catering requirements*, please contact the events team.

* We may not be able to meet some religious dietary requirements.

Parking

NCP ManchesterDiscounted parking rates are available for all delegates and organisers of evening events at NCP Chorlton Street. Please ask your event manager for details.

What our guests say

"The gallery staff deserve additional praise for going the extra mile in relation to ensuring the whole event went smoothly. All of our guests were impressed with the venue and the smooth transitions between the different locations within the gallery. Thank-you very much!"

Dinner party guests.

"Many thanks for the invaluable advice and support. We were really pleased with the event – there cannot be a better location, for an event of this kind, in the North West."

Michael Gorman Manchester Metropolitan University 2011

To find out more

Download our Events Information Pack for more details on evening events at Manchester Art Gallery. Or contact the Events Team to discuss your exact requirements, and we will advise you on current exhibitions and displays, and which event spaces would offer the very best location for your occasion.

Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8866/62
Email: eventsteam@manchester.gov.uk

Venue capacity

Atrium

 

Entrance Hall

 

Dinner

 50-110

Dinner

 20-40

Dinner dance

 50-110

Dinner dance

 -

Reception

 50-200

Reception

 100

Disabled access

 Yes

Disabled access

 Yes

Overall size

 135m²

Overall size

 116m²

Restaurant

 

Pre-Raphaelite Galleries

 

Dinner

 50-100

Dinner

 -

Dinner dance

 50-100

Dinner dance

 -

Reception

 50-150

Reception

 50-300

Disabled access

 Yes

Disabled access

 Yes

Overall size

 130m²

Overall size

 294m²


Conferences, meetings and seminars

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Weddings and civil ceremonies

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Unique and stylish ceremonies and receptions.

Christmas 2014

Evening event in the glass atrium

Christmas at Manchester Art Gallery.