Weddings and civil ceremonies

Wedding at Manchester Art GalleryWedding set up in the Channel Crossings galleryA wedding couple in the PreRaphaelite gallery

A wedding couple in the entrance hall

Weddings amongst the paintings

Manchester Art Gallery is a beautiful and unforgettable setting for weddings and civil ceremonies, and the galleries and artworks provide a backdrop for photographs which is second to none.

Ceremonies are held amongst the paintings in Gallery 10, which provides an exclusive setting for you and your guests. After the ceremony, your wedding party can celebrate with drinks in the romantic Pre-Raphaelite Galleries, followed by dinner and dancing in the glass Atrium or the Gallery Restaurant.

Our event managers will guide you through the planning process, and our caterers will work with you to ensure that you and your guests have a truly memorable and distinctive wedding experience.

Wedding Offers

Book your wedding for 2014 and you can enjoy our fantastic catering offer*

A glass of sparkling wine during your reception
3 course dinner (from our £37.50 menu)
Half a bottle of wine per person

£42.00 per person inc VAT per person

Also book your wedding in September, October or November 2014 and receive 1 extra hours complimentary room hire (saving £295)

*Room hire is extra.

Complimentary Manchester Art Gallery Friends membership


All couples getting married at our gallery receive a years complimentary Manchester Art Gallery Friends membership. Find out more about the benefits of Friends membership here.

What our newlyweds say

"The staff we liaised with were always extremely helpful and quick to respond to the various follow up queries we had once we had made our decision to proceed with the Gallery as a venue. We also felt continually reassured by the prompt and helpful answers we received to all our more detailed questions and requests. Overall a stunning venue supported by a fantastic staff team."

Katie Spencer 2012

"The gallery exceeded our expectations. The events staff were very helpful right from our first meeting to our wedding day. The gallery helped to make our wedding a truly memorable day. We have had some amazing feedback from our guests about both how fabulous the venue was and how good the catering was. We would have no hesitation in recommending the gallery for an event."

Wedding couple 2013

To find out more

Call the Events Team to discuss your exact requirements, and we will advise you on which combination of event spaces would work best for your special day.

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



Images

Black and white wedding shot courtesy of Gemma Mcauley Photography.

Evening events

Evening event at Manchester Art Gallery
A range of distinctive spaces for evening events with a difference.

Conferences, meetings and seminars

Venue hire at Manchester Art Gallery
A versatile Lecture Room to accommodate all types of daytime events.

Christmas 2014

Evening event in the glass atrium

Christmas at Manchester Art Gallery.