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.

Banquets & Awards

At the Monastery
A place to make you proud

Whether a celebratory banquet or honouring achievement, there is no better place for pride to take centre stage. Class is built into our DNA, and our award-winning team will ensure your expectations are exceeded.

Events that
will take
your breath away




The splendour of the Great Nave at The Monastery provides a magnificent backdrop for breathtaking banquets, gala dinners and awards celebrations with formal seating for up to 450 guests. Food and hospitality is our passion, cooked with love and served with soul.

A place for winners

We host so many awards ceremonies at The Monastery, we think there may be a natural synergy with our own penchant for picking up trophies. Now thirty something and still counting.






A feast of spectacular sensations

Whatever your event, the backdrop of our fabulous Great Nave will always be accompanied by food which is often described by guests
as 'a work of art'.
This example from Chef John Rose perfectly makes the point.

Having so many wonderful events at The Monastery creates the incredible aura which has become the hallmark of our beautiful venue.  It’s an honour when you have your Banquets & Awards with us!  Paying attention to every last detail is built into our DNA.  We want to ensure that everything is exactly as our clients request.  Taking the burden of organisation on the day is a big part of our job, working alongside the event planners as best suits our clients. Anticipating changes in requirements is also part of our job as we know that occasional ‘adjustments’ are inevitable.

Ensuring that guests at our events enjoy their day with us is paramount.   An important part of this is the quality of the food and drink that we offer, as well as the speed and consistency of the service delivery.

Not only that you will be helping the building keep maintained and in a great condition by holding your event here!

The Monastery has the most versatile spaces that you’ll find in any events venue, offering incredible flexibility for ensuring plans for the day exactly match the needs and guest numbers for all of our clients.  For precise details of those spaces, a PDF of our floor plans is available by clicking here.

Directions to find your way to The Monastery

A direct link to google maps can be found on our Directions page by clicking here.  As an alternative, you can navigate using Michelin Maps by clicking here.

Or Street Maps, by clicking here.

Parking at The Monastery is FREE.

If in any doubt, please contact us in advance about any transport arrangements that are proving a difficulty for you.  We are only a few minutes from Manchester City centre, and can easily assist with additional transport arrangements.

Please don’t hesitate to ask about anything that you think will make your event easier or more enjoyable for you and your guests.

  • As winners of many awards ourselves we know how to put on a show!
  • Sound system will ensure maximum clarity for the audience
  • Large monitors can be positioned throughout the nave for bigger audiences
  • Dressed to match your theme with computer controlled lighting
  • Staging and set build as required
  • Food service at tables, with separate bar if required
  • Menu to match your occasion and your budget
  • Staffed to match your brief and to exceed your expectations

"I can't think of any other place where the word 'Grand' is more appropriate."

Send us your contact details and we’ll be in touch immediately to arrange for you to have a personal tour of The Monastery, so we can discuss your needs. You'll be able to see for yourself how the spectacular Great Nave, the fabulous cloisters and the delightful garden combine to offer a unique space for the classiest of events.

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