10 of The Best Unique Event Venues in Manchester

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Manchester offers a diverse range of unique event venues that cater to various preferences and occasions. From meetings and conferences, banquets and award ceremonies, exhibitions and product launches to parties and private dining.

Here are ten of the best unique event venues for hire in Manchester:

Victoria Warehouse:

A converted warehouse offering industrial charm and versatile event spaces. It’s perfect for large gatherings, exhibitions, and live performances.

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Science and Industry Museum:

This venue provides a historic setting with a range of spaces, including the atmospheric 1830 Warehouse and the Power Hall, ideal for corporate events or product launches.

The Monastery Manchester:

A beautifully restored Victorian monastery featuring stunning architecture, including a Great Nave and Cloisters, offering a unique setting for weddings, conferences, and cultural events.

Whitworth Hall:

Found in the Whitworth Building,the magnificent Whitworth Hall can accommodate meetings and conferences for up to 600 attendees and banquets for up to 300.  Connected to the Whitworth Hall is the impressive Council Chamber, complemented by six nearby boardrooms that seat 12 to 24 delegates each.  The adjoining Christie’s offers a refined atmosphere,  offering a pleasant retreat after work is finished. This space is suitable for hosting drinks receptions and private dinners.


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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience:

Perfect for a fun and interactive event, this venue offers the opportunity for team-building activities and corporate events inspired by the popular TV show.

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Cloud 23: Located in the Beetham Tower at Hilton Deansgate, this bar offers stunning panoramic views of Manchester, making it an excellent spot for cocktail receptions and smaller gatherings.  There are three different spaces available for hire, all offering amazing views over Manchester.

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The Refuge by Volta at The Kimpton Clocktower Manchester:

This stylish space combines Victorian grandeur with a modern twist and offers multiple areas suitable for various events, from private dining to parties.

The Whitworth Art Gallery:

With its contemporary and historic spaces, this art gallery is suitable for receptions, dinners, and meetings, and provides an artistic backdrop for events.

The Lowry:

A prominent cultural centre in Salford Quays, offering a range of spaces including theatres, galleries, and studios for performances, exhibitions, and conferences.

Ordsall Hall:

A historic manor house with beautiful gardens and various rooms that can be used for weddings, private functions, and cultural events, providing an intimate and historical atmosphere.

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Whatever event you are planning, you will be sure to find a venue in Manchester that ticks all of the boxes!

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