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The Most Consistent

Award-Winning UK Venue

In Industry History

When we say that Manchester, modern-day Monastery is an award-winning UK venue, we’re actually putting it rather mildly. If excellence is your normal and you’re looking for an exceptional event space, speak to us.

The ‘Oscars’ of Industry Awards

A serial and uncurable award-winning machine, Manchester Monastery has collected top awards for 5 consecutive years in the industry ‘Oscars’ – M&IT. The first time in its 26 years history that this has happened – making The Monastery the most consistent award-winning UK venue in the treasured Most Unusual Venue category.

Leading the Way in Regeneration

Winner of the Regeneration & Renewal Award (BURA) for an Outstanding Example Of Best Practice.

Winner of The Architects AwardAustin-Smith: Lord Architects.

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Conservation Winner.

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Project Of The Year.

RICS International Finalist.

Our Heart is in the Community

Our dedicated team of volunteers has been recognised at the highest level with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Built-In Quality Awards: National Winner Best Public / Community Project 2008.

Manchester Rotary Award for Outstanding Charitable Work.

Marque of Excellence by the North West Multi-Faith Tourism Award for Excellence 2010.

The Dedication of Two Visionary Leaders

CEO Elaine Griffiths was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her Services to Heritage in 2007. Trust Chairman Paul Griffiths DL was acclaimed as a Heritage Alliance Hero, in 2012.

Their tireless and selfless efforts over more than two decades have been the platform on which Manchester modern-day Monastery has survived and thrived.

Full Awards Chronology | The Entire List

2007

Elaine Griffiths was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her Services to Heritage

2008

Built-In Quality Awards | National Winner Best Public / Community Project 2008

Manchester Rotary AwardOutstanding Charitable Work

2009

Regeneration & Renewal Award (BURA) | An Outstanding Example Of Best Practice

Inspiring Women Finalist | Elaine Griffiths

Architects Award | Austin-Smith: Lord Architects

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) | Conservation Winner

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) | Project Of The Year

RICS | International Finalist

2010

Marque of Excellence by the North West Multi-Faith Tourism | Award for Excellence

2011

Silver Award for Best Unusual UK Venue at the Meetings and Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards, London, UK

Accorded AIM status by the Meetings Industry Association for the Consistent Quality of Corporate Events

2012

Gold for Best Unusual UK Venue at the M&IT Awards

Trust Chairman Paul Griffiths DL is awarded Heritage Alliance Hero

2013

Our dedicated team of volunteers is recognised at the highest level with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Gold for Best Unusual UK Venue at the M&IT Awards  (for the second year running)

2014

Gold for Best Unusual UK Venue at the M&IT Awards (for an unprecedented third consecutive year!)

2015

Silver for Best Unusual UK Venue M&IT Awards

No other venue has achieved this consistent success in the 26-year history of the awards.

Positive Action Disability Awareness Award

Wedding Industry AwardsBest Town Or City Venue in North West England

2018

Finalist for Best Venue at the North West Wedding Awards

Finalist for Venue of the Year at the Asian Wedding Awards

2019

Finalist for the Best UK Unusual Venue at the M&IT Awards

Finalist for the Most Creative Venue at the Great Northern Wedding Awards

Finalist for the Best Town/City Venue at the Great Northern Wedding Awards

Winner of Best Venue No Accommodation at the County Brides North West Wedding Awards

Finalist Manchester Culture Awards

2020

Finalist Wedding Venue of The Year, Regional Wedding Awards 2020

Finalist Venue Manchester Category at the 2020 North West Wedding Awards