The Monastery


At the Monastery Manchester, we can provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. This magnificent venue is breathtakingly romantic, peaceful and visually stunning, guaranteeing that your special day is truly and occasion to remember.

The unique and inspiring Grade II* listed buildings are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil ceremonies. We can accommodate wedding parties from 100 to 500 guests in the majestic Great Nave. The elegant Cloisters and tranquil Archangel Garden provide perfect backdrops for beautiful, memorable wedding photographs to cherish forever.

Our talented in-house chefs source high quality, local food to create dishes that are cooked with love and served with soul. This passion spans the entire team and reflects the unique quality of The Monastery itself. Every aspect of your special day is carefully planned and executed so that all you have to do is arrive in style – and enjoy every moment.

Your love can really help make the world go around, as every event held here supports our charitable projects with the local community. Monastery income also contributes to the on-going restoration of these precious historical buildings, helping to secure a part of Manchester’s heritage for the enjoyment of generations to come.

To view the first wedding that took place here in 20 years, in June 2009, and to see what we can do for your wedding at the Monastery Manchester, click here and then click on the play button. To enlarge the video click on the Full Screen button between HD and Vimeo.

The Monastery is the ideal setting for a variety of specialist weddings including Hindu, Indian and Jewish celebrations. Please contact us for details of our recommended external caterers and the relevant tariff.

Our stunning venue is complemented by free on-site parking and outstanding levels of service in every department.

To begin the journey of creating the most magical day of your lives, please do not hesitate to contact the Sales Team on 0161 223 3211, or email for availability and details. Our office hours are 8:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

Please see below for details of our new “All Inclusive” St Francis & All Saints Wedding Packages, and contact us for late availability offers for remaining dates in 2013.

The St Francis Package - Monday – Thursday - £85.00 per person (inc VAT).

The All Saints Package - Friday, Saturday and Sunday -  £95.00 per person (inc VAT).

Packages include:

• Venue hire
• One glass drinks reception
• Red carpet
• Master of Ceremonies
• Three course meal with coffee
• Half a bottle of wine per person
• Glass of sparkling wine for each guest for the toasts
• PA system
• Dance floor
• Evening buffet
• White table linen
• Candelabras & candle
• Table holders & numbers & easel for your table plan
• Atmospheric colour-changing up lighters in Great Nave, Cloisters, Altar and Archangel Garden with tree lights
• Cake stand and knife


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