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.

An iconic setting
for a special day

No one ever forgets their wedding day.
But it helps to have those memories enriched by the glittering setting of our spectacular Great Nave, where guests have been known to gasp at the splendour.


“We were lost for words. It was the greatest day of our lives made even greater by where we were. It was impossible not to feel special in such magical surroundings.”

to your wishes

“The Monastery staff really looked after us, and made sure that everything was exactly the way we wanted. Their attention to detail was faultless, and we can't thank them enough.”

The spirit
everlasting love

“We were making our own piece of history in a place that was steeped in it. I honestly felt that we were surrounded by a hundred years of love, and it will stay with us forever.”

Having so many wonderful weddings at The Monastery creates the incredible aura which has become the hallmark of our beautiful venue.  It’s an honour when a bride and groom decide to have their special day with us, so we treat every wedding as if it was our our own celebration.  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 wedding planner and the bride and groom 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 weddings 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.

The Monastery has the most versatile spaces that you’ll find in any weddings 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.

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.

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 day easier or more enjoyable for you and your guests.


A unique and inspiring Grade II* Listed Building

We can accommodate weddings from 60 to 450 guests in the spectacular Great Nave.

Click on the button below to arrange your personal tour of this very special place. Grade II* status has been awarded to just 6% of listed buildings in the country, so this is a rare opportunity to make a once-in-a-lifetime decision.

Join us on Sunday 30th September 2018 for an amazing Wedding Fair organised by Wedding Venues of England.
Drop in any time between 11 am and 3 pm. There will be over 25 wedding suppliers attending.
Entry is FREE, parking is FREE, and you'll leave with a goody bag and memories of a stunning venue

All images on this page courtesy of Mark Copeland.
Venue dressing courtesy of

  • Venue Hire
  • Use of the Archangel Gardens and Cloisters
  • One Glass Drinks Reception
  • A Glass of Sparkling Wine for the Toast Drink
  • A Glass of wine per person
  • Three course Wedding Breakfast
  • Tea & Coffee after the meal
  • Evening Buffet
  • Red carpet
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • PA system for your own music or we'll accommodate your DJ or band
  • First class attentive and delightful staff
  • Photography by Mark Copeland of Envision Images

“When you've visited The Monastery, no other venue will come close to what they can offer. An incredibly beautiful setting plus a value for money package that includes venue dressing, a superb catering service and a whole lot more."

Send us your contact details and we’ll be in touch immediately to arrange for you to have a personal tour of The Monastery. We can answer all your questions when we meet, and we’ll give you a flavour of what it might be like to hold your special day in the unique setting of our iconic building.

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