15 Affordable (Yet Stylish) Wedding Venues in Manchester
Published date: 23rd July 2021 | Author: Molly Malsom
Manchester is a busy metropolitan city up north with centuries of thriving history. So it probably comes as no surprise that there is high demand for wedding venues near or in the area. From traditional-style country houses to contemporary and unusual architecture, Manchester has every style and size of wedding venue you could think of.
With the average cost of a wedding in Manchester sitting just shy of £20,000, you might be thinking about how to budget for your dream wedding day. But don’t worry, you don’t actually have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on your wedding venue. In fact, you can find some seriously stylish wedding venues in Manchester at super affordable prices.
We’ve rounded up a few of the best wedding venues in Manchester that will make your wedding day truly memorable!
1. The Monastery
Pricing starts at £60 per person
Home to stunning Gothic architecture, high ceilings and ornate features, The Monastery in Manchester is a beautiful location for your wedding. There are three spaces to choose from when it comes to the ceremony, with The Great Nave, Private Chapel and The Cloisters all licensed to tie the knot. And with capacity for guests numbers ranging from 50 to 400, The Monastery is the perfect Manchester venue for weddings intimate and grand!
It’s not just the interior spaces that wow. Head outside to their Walled Garden, an oh so special space to gather and take those all-important wedding photos you will treasure for years to come. And speaking of photography, why not take advantage on their in-house photographers who know the wedding venue better than anyone else?
2. Manchester Art Gallery
Pricing starts at £1,000 venue hire
Anyone a bit of an art lover? Then why not marry surrounded by beautiful masterpieces? Manchester Art Gallery is a truly unique and unforgettable venue, with the opportunity to say ‘I Do’ in Gallery 16, a space filled with incredible paintings by the likes of Lowry and Valette.
They also have an abundance of space for your wedding reception, with the choice of the glass Atrium, Galleries or Gallery Cafe, completely your choice depending on your wedding size and feel. And with it’s ideal location just a stone’s throw from Manchester City Center, there is plenty of accommodation options and travel links, super handy for you and your guests!
Pricing starts at £5,400 venue hire
For something a bit more modern and contemporary, fivefourstudios is the perfect blank canvas for you to really put your own stamp on your wedding decor. With fresh white interiors, this Manchester wedding venue gives you the opportunity to adapt its aesthetics to really suit your wedding theme, whether you dream of gorgeous green botanicals or dramatic deep-toned florals!
Choose between three main function rooms, plus a bar, for you to take advantage of. Head to the loft for a smaller ceremony with 60 guests, or if you have bigger celebrations in mind, studio one can fit up to 120 guests to enjoy your wedding ceremony. What’s more, when it comes to the all-important wedding menu, you have the choice between using the fabulous chefs the venue work closely with, or perhaps you’d prefer to bring your own?
Finish off your wedding reception and celebrations by partying the night away with up to 200 guests, and perhaps a few fancy drinks in the bar. If you ask us, it sounds like the perfect way to start married life!
4. The University of Manchester
Pricing starts at £1,000 venue hire
Yes, that’s right, you can get get married at university! Specifically the University of Manchester. Now, don’t worry! You won’t be surrounded by stressed students cramming in study time and revision. This quirky Manchester Venue actually offers three spaces for your wedding, all bursting with period featured and historical charm.
Whether you choose to marry in Christie’s Bistro, Whitworth Hall, or Whitworth Council Chamber, you will be surrounded by beautiful architecture and decor, whether you choose to stick to the charming interiors or spruce them up to match your wedding theme. Catering is also offered, prioritising fresh, local produce and ensuring your wedding breakfast menu lives up to your expectations. What more could you want?
5. Hallé St Peters
Pricing starts at £2,500 venue hire
If you want the convenience of Manchester City Center’s location, but don’t want to feel like you’re surrounded by urdan city, you might want to take a look at Hallé St Peters. With it’s high, ornate ceilings and beautiful original features, this wedding venue looks absolutely breathtaking decorated for a wedding.
The real selling point at the Manchester wedding venue isn’t just the grade 11 listed church’s architecture, but its flexibility to suit your tastes and theme. Whether you choose to keep it traditional, celebrating the period features, or go all out with florals and twinkling lights, you and up to 230 of your guests are sure to be wowed on your special day.
6. Victoria Warehouse
Pricing starts at £24 per person
Looking for something more unique? Victoria Warehouse is a fantastic, versatile space for your Manchester wedding. Previously a cotton storage warehouse, you can take advantage of as much or as little space as you want and need, whether you’re planning and intimate or lavish affair.
The Bays and The Cotton Sheds are licensed for your entire wedding, from the ceremony, to the reception and wedding breakfast. Oh, and let’s not forget your evening party, too. The Bays offer historic architecture, like the industrial pillars and original brickwork (which forms a gorgeous backdrop), perfect for a ceremony guest lists of up to 300 and dining for up to 260.
If it’s more space you need, The Cotton Sheds can accommodate up to 1000 guests for your wedding ceremony and 700 for your reception. Better get sending those invites ASAP!
7. Manchester Hall
Pricing starts at £98 per person
When it comes to Manchester wedding venues, no one gives you as much choice as Manchester Hall. Offering 13 rooms (yep, that’s not a typo!) for you to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find something that fits your wedding theme perfectly. And if it’s space you are worried about, you really don’t need to. The smallest spaces like The Lounge and The Study accommodate up to 50 guests, and the largest space, John Rylands Roof Top Terrace, can host up to 500 guests!
Every space other thean the roof terrace offers drinks, cabaret, banqueting and dinner facilities, so have fun with these spaces and really make them your own. It’s also worth noting its handy location in Manchester means you are never far from accommodation and transport links, so everyone can enjoy your wedding party (and a drink or two) without worrying about how to get home!
8. Castlefield Rooms
Pricing starts at £50 per person
It’s really rather rare to find a venue that offers both contemporary rooms as well as rustic one’s but Castlefield Rooms have exactly that. The Merchant room is a modern space, with floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views and light, airy decor.
If you head to the Brindley Room, you will find the complete opposite. With wooden ceiling beams a main feature of the room and dark wooden flooring, you won’t be surprised to find out this room was once a carpenter’s workshop. Now lovingly converted to be a beautiful event space, you can achieve the rustic barn farm vibe for your wedding whilst still being in a favourable Manchester city location.
9. Didsbury House Hotel
Pricing starts at £7,000
Traditional and elegant, Didsbury House Hotel is a Victorian villa hotel located in the Manchester village Didsbury. We absolutey love the diversity of this wedding venue, offering both formal banqueting facilities for your wedding breakfast as well as something a bit more casual in the way of BBQs and buffets. The choice is all yours!
Fancy staying the night? No problem. With 27 beautifully designed bedrooms on the premises, you and your guests can really party the night away. Don’t forget to take advantage of all the fabulous backdrops on offer, from the building itself to the stunning walled garden, perfect for those all-important wedding photos!
10. The Wellbeing Farm
Pricing starts at £10,000
Let’s switch it up a little bit. If the urban city surroundings aren’t your cup of tea, why try a wedding venue near the more rural stretches Manchester has to offer? The Wellbeing Farm is home to beautiful barns for your wedding, making it the perfect summer wedding venue surrounded by natural landscapes and plenty of outdoor space.
The Wedding Barn is the main space at this wedding venue, with capacity to accommodate 170 guests for your wedding ceremony and banquet, or up to 300 guests for drinks and dancing. And talking of dancing, The Wellbeing Farm have a late-night license, so the party doesn’t have to end until 1 am!
11. Ashfield House
Pricing starts at £700 venue hire
Okay, now this wedding venue is pretty spectacular. Ashfield House is a beautiful historic house surrounded by picturesque gardens. But what makes this venue so special is their efforts to make your wedding as unique and personal to you and your partner. From your ceremony to your wedding banquet and party, it’s all about you!
The ceremony room is a bright, blank canvas style room so you can really put your own style of the venue. But when we say blank, it’s not a sterile room with no character. The wow factor is really in the vaulted ceiling with decorative features. Whether you dress it up or keep it minimal, the space looks truly beautiful!
12. The Saddleworth Hotel
Pricing starts at £50 per person
For grandeur and luxury on your wedding day, The Saddleworth Hotel is one of the finest wedding venues in Manchester. With space to accommodate 400 guests for dining, luxurious bedrooms and gorgeous gardens, it really is the full package.
Your wedding ceremony can take place in the character-filled function room, or outdoors beneath their beautiful sandstone gazebo, with picturesque views on the surrounding green land. Oh, and if it’s a stylish arrival you’re dreaming of, they have a Rolls Royce at your disposal. It’s a big yes from us!
13. Ordsall Hall
Pricing starts at £1,850 venue hire
Opulent Tudor exterior and sympathetic interior design with exposed beam work, Ordsall Hall is the historic Manchester wedding venue couple’s dream of marrying at. Combined with the picturesque gardens just outside, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to taking your beautiful wedding photos.
Your wedding at Ordsall Hall doesn’t end at the ceremony. With fabulous canape, drinks and buffet menus on offer, you will really feel at home. With a dedicated wedding manager focused on making your wedding so special, you are sure to have a day to remember.
14. Oddfellows On The Park
Pricing starts at P.O.A
A city like Manchester offers some really quirky and unusual wedding venues if you want a wedding that’s a bit more unique. Oddfellows On The Park is one of these venues, a Victorian, Gothic mansion inspired by Scottish architecture – the perfect backdrop for wedding pics!
Choose between their spaces to suit your wedding tastes, and why not take advantage of the well-designed bedrooms at the hotel, all reflecting the venue’s quirky decor. We promise you won’t find a better wedding venue for your alternative, quirky wedding!
15. Bolton School
Pricing starts at P.O.A
Since we’ve recommended a university for your wedding, you probably won’t be surprised we are now bringing you a school. Dating back to the 1500s, Bolton School’s dark, dramatic exteriors are all the proof you need to know this is a wedding venue and a half! 32 acres of grounds surround the Grade II listed building, so you really won’t feel like you are at a school.
The Great Hall and the Banqueting Hall are both available for your civil ceremony, both grand and charming in their own ways. You and 120 guests can also enjoy a wedding breakfast, with some absolutely delicious menu option to choose from. Good luck, that might be your hardest decision yet!
As you can see, there are some truly beautiful wedding venues in Manchester for a really reasonable price. Even more importantly, you don’t have to compromise on style, with the choice of wedding venue types from barns with rustic charm and an outdoor wedding surrounded by nature, to grand country houses and quirky hotels. We hope you feel inspired by our top 15 Manchester wedding venues! Good luck with the rest of your wedding planning!