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.

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


“We had the best day ever and massive congratulations to you and your team for making it so special and run smoothly. The feedback from the guests has been outstanding!! The food was amazing!! Everyone loved it!!”

Tracey & Michelle

“We had a lovely wedding day in June. Nancy and the team went out of their way to make sure our day ran smoothly. Beautiful venue, perfect lighting. Honoured to have had our special day at such a treasured location in Manchester.”

Melissa & Joseph

This beautiful narrative was crafted by a wonderful supporter, describing The Monastery’s 21 year journey.

Read it by clicking here.

Hems de Winter

“Thank you so much for all your support, we had the best day ever, it was perfect ? Thanks again for helping to make our dream day come true.”

Jane & David

“The day was beyond special and we were so happy with everything. Speaking to all our guests, they have told us how beautiful it was and it is with thanks to you and your organisational skills! We really are touched by the whole experience.”

Marianne & Steve

“Please accept our gratitude for all the work you and all the staff did at The Monastery during our wedding day.  It was a truly beautiful day and a delight for all who attended.  We were blown away with how amazing everything was managed.”

Amy & Ged

“Feedback from all of the guests were that they had a fantastic day! Best food they have had at a wedding, excellent service run like clockwork, brilliant atmosphere. We were looked after on the day and left without a worry.”

Kim & James

“Just want to say another huge thank you to you and all the team at The Monastery for putting on such a great day for us.  We had the best time and nothing but compliments from our guest about the venue.

Laura & Kyle

“It was fantastic! Absolutely amazing day! Would like to thank all the staff involved. It was an absolute privilege to get married in The Monastery!”

Ash & Alec

“The Monastery forward thinking vision of housing a permanent education hub that is a joyful place for creativity and spirituality, continues The Monastery story in a way that is both necessary and important in the modern day.”

Dr Jeannine Goh, Director and Founder, The Enchanted Child Project.

“We loved every minute of it & you guys were all incredible; so helpful & professional. 

We can’t thank you enough!”

Abbie & James

“Few people at that time had any hope that this vision would come to fruition but by their dedicated work Paul and Elaine have in fact achieved the impossible. The Monastery at Gorton is a centre to be proud of and is playing a vital role in the regeneration of a poor area in Manchester.”

Terry Waite CBE

“We had an amazing time and everything was perfect. I am in love with our wedding and I can’t believe that it was ours! honestly cannot express my gratitude with words. Thank you so much, and a thousand times thank you!”

Alex and David

“Thank you, The Monastery and your team. You all helped us achieve a standout WOW event for our client and delegates.”

Touch Media Solutions

“I’ve not been here since my childhood and now my daughter will be married here next August. My late Mum and Dad would have been thrilled. God Bless all these people who helped restore this beautiful, Majestic Monastery to its former glory!”

Colette Mealing

“The Monastery has provided inspiring opportunities to RECLAIM teenagers, such as singing in front of Prince Charles, meeting The Queen, and ensuring that our young people and staff never feel like the poor relations but rather treasured VIPs.”

Ruth Ibeguna, Founder and CEO, RECLAIM.

”We all had a lovely time thank you very much. The talk was fascinating and everyone was buzzing getting back on the coach. It must be a great place to work.”

Judith from The Oddfellows, Monastery Talk

“We had the most amazing day and loved every single minute. Your staff were incredible and our friends and family all commented on the beautiful venue and brilliant staff. Just wish we could do it all again!”

Heather & Colin

Announcing The Monastery as winner of the prestigious  Positive Action Disability Awareness Award:  “The Monastery has proved that it is perfectly possible to properly accommodate people with Disability in a Grade II* Heritage building.”

Dave Thompson MBE DL MBA

“The event was absolutely fantastic and the guests have given nothing but outstanding feedback on the venue.”


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