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

**The Monastery is open 10am-4pm, Sun-Thu each week, with free entry, parking, café, gift shop & healing garden. All welcome!**

A Unique, Multi Award-Winning

Wedding Venue

In Manchester

Congratulations On Your Forthcoming Wedding!

If you’re searching for a truly unique and inspiring wedding venue in Manchester, you’re in exactly the right place. This Grade II* listed heritage site is a neo-gothic architectural treasure at once breathtakingly romantic and visually stunning.

If you’d like to see for yourself the Great Nave dressed for a magnificent wedding, including full wedding breakfast set-up, then you’re warmly invited to join us on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 for our dedicated Wedding Open Evening. We’ll be serving complimentary refreshments and canapés whilst we answer any and all wedding related questions.

Click here for Wedding Open Evening info and free tickets

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Award-Winning Manchester Wedding Venue

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 King Charles III is a fan), 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.

“We had the absolute best day of our lives, it was perfect in every single way and we are eternally grateful to you and all of the Monastery staff for making it so magical. We absolutely delivered on the vision, Chloe! I was completely overwhelmed when we saw the room set for the breakfast, it was beyond my wildest dreams. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou. Everybody has said what a spectacular day it was, some even saying the best wedding they’ve ever been to.

We’re just about to take off to Thailand, but just know than we are a very, very happy couple right now, and the Monastery was a million percent the right choice – we will remember our day, and you, forever.”

~ Mr & Mrs Etherington, November, 2023

Your Wedding, Your Way

Here at our modern, multi-faith Monastery, we can always guarantee a stylish wedding celebration that’s bursting with YOUR personality.

There are no rules on wedding themes, colour schemes or seasons when it comes to urban wedding venues. Whether you want to tie the knot in summer with pops of bright pink, or if you’re dreaming of an autumn wedding with edgy jewel tones – the choice is completely yours.

Wedding Photographs

This is where things get exciting. Our urban setting provides you with a wealth of options and unique spaces like nowhere else. The Monastery itself has some very cool backdrops for your big day from stained-glass windows, gothic inspired architecture to cathedral high altars. Our picturesque & tranquil secret garden is a perfect backdrop for stunning photographs – romantic with a chic urban twist.

Practical And Flexible

A short drive from Manchester city centre, well connected by public transport and with ample free parking, our modern-day, multi-space Monastery offers incredible versatility. Our weddings are legendary & your guests will LOVE attending a unique city wedding day full of character.

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

Unique Weddings For Unique Partnerships

We know 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 that includes all faiths, beliefs, genders, colours & creeds.

Read more about LGBTQ+ weddings, multi-faith weddings or discover more about our extraordinary venue.

Or simply contact us with your needs and wishes and we’ll explain all of your options and provide detailed costs on request.

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.

A Special Venue For Your Special Day

Your wedding day is said to be the most special day of your life and it deserves a memorable 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.

Pretty special right?!

Flexibility & Freedom

We offer different options depending on the kind of wedding you want.


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 Monastery of St Francis and Gorton Charitable Trust owns and operates this precious heritage site. Holding your wedding here helps us to maintain and protect this important site of historic, architectural significance for generations to come.