Awards

The Monastery is one of Manchester leading venues to host awards dinners, this historic, inspirational building has leant itself to a variety of awards celebrations.

M&IT Awards - voted for by our clients
The Monastery has been recognised in the Best UK Unusual Venue for a record fifth year in a row, at the prestigious industry-leading Meetings and Incentive Travel Awards 2015.

The Pugin-designed Grade II* listed buildings have won the Gold Award in this category in each of the last three years, so expectations are high for another placing. Since its first nomination for the 2011 event, the Monastery has scooped a total of seven Gold and Silver Awards, in this and other categories, making it by far the most successful venue in the North of England during that period. No other venue has won a Gold award for more than two consecutive years in the 26 years of the awards, until last year when the Monastery made it 3 in a row. 

The awards are voted for by clients and as such are a real reflection of the support and affection that the Monastery's customers have for these unique and inspiring buildings. The vast majority of nominations are for venues in the South and the Monastery is proudly carrying the torch for Manchester and for the region.

Queens Award for Voluntary Service
In June 2013 we learned that our loyal team of volunteers had been recognised with a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade for UK voluntary groups.

Heritage Hero Award
Our chairman Paul Griffiths DL was honoured with a Heritage Hero Award in December 2012, in recognition of the work to restore and return the 12 Saints statues, completed in May 2012.

RICS North West
The Monastery restoration project was named Project of the Year, 2009 by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, NW.