To discuss holding your wedding or any event at The Monastery, contact Kate or Fran to arrange a personal welcome tour.

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Kate or Fran now.

We would love you to visit us at The Monastery! You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and we know you’ll enjoy the time you spend with us.

For more information, click here.

Keep up to date with the amazing array of events we hold all year around.

**The Monastery is open to the public 10am-4pm, Sun-Thu with free entry, parking, secret garden and an onsite café. All welcome!**

Our Magnificent Monastery Wins Best Manchester Venue 2021!

We’re absolutely thrilled to report that The Monastery just won the title of Best Manchester Venue 2021 in the County Brides North West Wedding Awards!

The prestigious, annual award ceremony was held at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa on Thursday 21st October 2021 and as we at the Monastery accepted our award, we couldn’t have been prouder of our magnificent building and awesome team.

Here’s a photo of our glittering award!

This huge win for the Monastery coincided beautifully with our wedding fair at the weekend and we were delighted with the stunning turn out and all of the high-quality service providers who brought their excellence and amazing energy to the great Nave. In fact, our social media channels were on fire with tags from photos and videos taken on the day. Here’s just a couple of our favourites!

We’d like to thank all of our brides, grooms, suppliers and partners for all of your support, collaboration and all-round awesomeness since we reopened in June, just 4 short months ago. This award really means the world to us.

If you’re getting married and looking for the best venue in Manchester, please go right ahead and check out our weddings or contact us here.

Every penny generated by our events goes straight back into our Charitable Trust, to help maintain our beautiful, Grade II listed building and grounds and preserve them for future generations.

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Love & gratitude from the whole Monastery team 💖

NEW Advice and Support Drop-In Every Monday with Be Well @ The Monastery

We all need a little help climbing life’s mountain sometimes, right? That’s why we’re absolutely delighted to announce a brand NEW community advice and support drop-in centre at Manchester Monastery’s Sanctuary.

Launching at 12pm on Monday, November 1st, in collaboration with Be Well, the new drop-in centre will be a free service to the Manchester community, assisting with all kinds of issues and challenges that can all too often produce negative effects on health and wellbeing.

The Be Well team offer a range of practical and emotional support to folk who really need it and we’re honoured to offer this valuable community service here at Manchester’s modern-day Monastery.

Life in the way of healthy living?

The Be Well initiative can help you find a way to live and feel well whatever twists and turns life brings. Together, we can even help you get on top of work, housing, family and money worries. When you come to our Be Well drop-in centre, you’ll be assessed by a trained coach. They’ll talk to you about the help you need and the goals you want to achieve, and set you up with the most appropriate person in the team to get you to where you want to be.

Who is the Be Well service for?

Be Well is for anyone who lives in Manchester, or whose GP surgery is based there. You’ll come to us if you speak to your GP and think that you could be helped by ongoing support in the community, rather than just by a medical approach.

What kind of help can I expect?

You can expect regular one-to-one sessions– either face-to-face or over the phone. Together with your worker, you can talk through any changes in your life you would like to make; and ways to keep you motivated along your journey.

How will I benefit from the sessions?

Through coming to our Be Well drop-in centre, we can help you to feel motivated to make changes that stick and you’ll learn some new ways of staying on the right track.

It might be that you have one particular issue that’s central to you. Because Be Well is a partnership of local organisations, we’ll also have coaches who specialise in certain areas.

If your needs include issues with work – for instance if you need help to stay in work through physio or HR support, or you’re looking for a job – you’ll see a specialist coach with experience in that area.

If you need advice around welfare issues, housing, money management and so on, you’ll be able to access a telephone line run by Citizens’ Advice Manchester.

Do I need an appointment to come to the drop-in centre?

No, it’s not necessary, although if you already have a GP referral, you can make an appointment if you wish by calling the Be Well team on: 0161 470 7120

Where can I find more information about Be Well?

You can check out their website right here.

We invite anyone who needs this service to pop into the drop-in centre in The Sanctuary. If you’re fortunate enough to not need this service, please feel free to share the information with anyone you know who might.

The drop-in centre will be open from 12pm – 3pm, Monday November 1st, then each Monday (except November 8th) through to December 20th.

Related Services @ The Sanctuary

Don’t forget that The Sanctuary at Manchester Monastery also offers a daily silent meditation, Sunday-Thursday, from 12-1pm, which you can find out more about by clicking here.

We also offer free counselling via our listening service from Sunday-Thursday each week which you can find out more about by clicking here.

Admission is free and so is parking. We’re here for you so please don’t be shy. We’re a friendly, helpful bunch and warmly invite you to become a part of our growing, mutually supportive community.


Spooktacular Half-Term Family Activities at Manchester Monastery

FREE Family Activities at Manchester Monastery

Things are going to get spooooky this half-term!

Join us for some spooktacular family activities.


Activities run from 11am to 4pm over three days – Tuesday 26, Thursday 28, & Sunday 31 October.

Full details on the flyer below – please feel free to download, print and/or share 🙂


Our Welcome Café will be open from 10am to 4pm each day, with snacks and refreshments.

Admission and parking are free of charge.

No need to book. Just come along on the day (and bring your best scary face with you!).

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