Invitation

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

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy 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 most consistent

winner

in awards history
The 'Oscars' of industry awards

The 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-winner 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. 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.

Our heart is in the community

Our dedicated team of volunteers has been recognised at the highest level with the Queens 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 amazing 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 has been the platform on which The Monastery has survived and thrived.

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 Award for Outstanding Charitable Work

2009

Regeneration & Renewal Award (BURA) for  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

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 Queens 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 Awards – Best Town Or City Venue in North West England

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