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

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Kate or Fran 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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**The Monastery is open to the public 10am-4pm, Sunday to Thursday each week. Free entry & parking. All welcome!**

A Unique, Multi Award-Winning

Wedding Venue

In Manchester

If you’re searching for a truly unique and inspiring wedding venue in Manchester, you’re in exactly the right place. In fact, we just won Best Manchester Venue 2021 at the North West Wedding Awards. You can read more about that right here.

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The Perfect Setting

Here at Manchester’s modern-day Monastery, we delight in providing you with the perfect setting for the wedding day of your dreams. The Monastery’s Grade II listed building is an architectural treasure at once breathtakingly romantic and visually stunning.

The Monastery of St Francis and Gorton Trust owns and operates this precious heritage site built by the famous Victorian architect, Edward Welby Pugin. Holding your wedding here helps us to maintain and protect this important site of historic, architectural significance for generations to come.

Practical and Flexible

A short drive from Manchester city centre, well connected by public transport and with ample free parking, we’re conveniently located and beautifully formed.

We can cater from the smallest, most intimate affairs to the largest, most grandiose occasions and everything in-between. Just tell us what you need and we’ll happily explain your options.

Browse our weddings photo gallery here.

An Award-winning Wedding Venue In Manchester

When you want to be sure that your chosen wedding venue is of the highest calibre, it’s reassuring to check the venue’s award-winning reputation and find over a decade of consistent success.

Manchester Monastery is such an award-winning venue, having won over 30 industry awards and accolades. Loved by all, from locals to royalty (HRH The Queen and HRH Prince Charles are fans), The Monastery has collected top awards for consecutive years in the industry ‘Oscars’ – the M&IT Awards – making The Monastery the most consistent award-winner in the treasured Most Unusual Venue category.

Read more about Manchester Monastery’s many industry awards right here.

A Very Special Venue For A Very Special Day

Your wedding day is said to be the most special day of your life and it deserves a very special venue. The Monastery’s beautiful Grade II* listed buildings were once named as one of the world’s top 100 most important & endangered sites. Right alongside the Taj Mahal, Macchu Picchu, The Valley of the Kings and the ancient ruins of Pompeii.

We think that’s pretty special!

Unique Weddings For Unique Partnerships

We recognise that every partnership is unique. That’s why we’re proud to offer a uniquely inclusive wedding venue in Manchester; truly open to all. We welcome celebrations of love & commitment of all shapes and sizes. That includes all faiths, beliefs, genders, colours & creeds. Please contact us with your needs and wishes and we’ll explain all of your options and provide detailed costings on request.

Read more about our extraordinary venue here.

Licensed For Up To 400 Guests

Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, we can accommodate parties of up to 400 guests with ample, free onsite parking. Our wonderfully tranquil, internal gardens are the perfect backdrop for stunning photographs of your big day, where you can record those precious memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Browse through our gallery here.

Flexibility & Freedom

Our ‘venue hire only’ model gives you the freedom and flexibility to choose everything you need for your perfect day and we can supply you with a list of our trusted favourites and recommended partners.

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Exclusive Full-day Weddings

The Monastery can provide exclusive venue hire for a full day of joyous, private celebrations. Availability is limited and only on Fridays and Saturdays, so please be sure to enquire well in advance of the big day. We’ll provide you with clear and transparent pricing on request so that you can plan the cost of your wedding easily. Quotes are free and without obligation.

Just let us know what you need and we’ll happily explain your options.

Twilight Weddings

If you’re wondering where (or when) to get married in Manchester, then The Monastery can offer you the perfect setting. An unspeakably romantic, twilight ceremony is a very popular choice and is available Sunday to Thursday, subject to availability. Moreover, this extraordinary wedding venue offers the flexibility – from intimate ceremonies to lavish affairs – to accommodate all of your nearest and dearest under one, perfect roof.

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The Spirit Of Everlasting Love

It is often said that Manchester Monastery was built on a foundation of love, making it the perfect venue to begin a marriage, surrounded by all that love. Our delighted newlyweds wholeheartedly agree:

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.”

Ask Us Anything

Please don’t hesitate to ask about anything that you think would make the day easier or more enjoyable for you and your guests. We’ll move mountains to make it happen.

The nearest Registry Office to The Monastery can be found here.

When you've visited The Monastery, no other venue will come close to what they can offer. An incredibly beautiful setting plus fantastic wedding packages.

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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