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Conference Venues in Manchester

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Hilton Deansgate
    DeansgateHilton Deansgate600 People

    The Deansgate Suite is a bold statement by anyone’s standards. It’s vast, pillar-free space is superbly flexible, catering for up to 600 training workshop, meeting or conference delegates, and can be paired with breakout area and syndicate rooms. In a meeting room of this size, all conference configurations are available including classroom and theatre-style layouts. The adjoining foyer area is particularly suited to a pre-conference drinks reception or exhibition space.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Manchester International Conference Centre

    This suite lies at the heart of our venue, offering panoramic views of Spinningfields for up to 350 delegates. As our largest space available for hire, this conference suite is highly adaptable and can be transformed into various layouts to suit the scale, theme and format of your desired event. The modern space also features four syndicate rooms, some featuring interactive smart TVs, that are perfect for intimate.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel

    This modern room is suitable for board meetings, conferences, product launches, presentations, networking events and seminars. If a larger area is required partitions between other spaces can be removed, or additional spaces can be hired in the Halle Conference Centre for use as breakout and refreshment areas. If required, delegates can enjoy luscious working lunches, sandwich or deli platters, fork buffets or sit down dinners from the hotel's superb restaurant.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Concorde Conference Centre
    AltrinchamConcorde Conference Centre600 People

    The Hangar offers a unique opportunity to hold you conference or exhibition directly under the wings of the world-famous Concorde. However big or small your event, we offer high-quality catering and additional services to make your event an unforgettable experience. Our smaller meeting space, the Alpha Charlie suite, can also be used in conjunction with the Hangar, or as a stand alone meeting space.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - King's House Conference Centre
    Oxford RoadKing's House Conference Centre48 People

    Seminar Room 5 is a medium sized space located on the ground floor of King's House Conference Centre. The room hire includes all standard equipment including flip charts, whiteboard, pull down projector screen and coat rack with hangers. The room is typically used for breakout space, exams, seminars and training sessions.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Science and Industry Museum
    DeansgateScience and Industry Museum30 People

    John Dalton was a famous chemist, meteorologist and physicist and the suite named after him is a well-equipped meeting room with a range of technical equipment and breakout areas which makes it suitable for conferences, lectures and training sessions. The Dalton Suite can be hired individually or with the Joule Suite to host conferences and presentations for up to 70 delegates, boardroom meetings for 30 or corporate dinners for 50.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester

    Barony is a flexible space, able to host a variety of meeting, conference and seminar configurations. It is an airy, modern room complete with the latest generation audio-visual technology. The hotel's dedicated and multi-lingual staff can provide comprehensive corporate packages and will ensure all events comply with the hotel's exceptionally high professional standards.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Pendulum Hotel
    City CentrePendulum Hotel120 People

    This bright and airy space is a brilliantly designed conference suite. The venue has seating for 120 guests, with writing supports, making it ideal for lectures, presentations, seminars and talks. There is a stage, a lectern, a built-in PA system, and a full suite of microphones. A dedicated catering area and space for registration are also offered as part of the room hire, making this the ultimate easy event venue.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Hilton Deansgate
    DeansgateHilton Deansgate600 People

    The Deansgate Suite is a bold statement by anyone’s standards. It’s vast, pillar-free space is superbly flexible, catering for up to 600 training workshop, meeting or conference delegates, and can be paired with breakout area and syndicate rooms. In a meeting room of this size, all conference configurations are available including classroom and theatre-style layouts. The adjoining foyer area is particularly suited to a pre-conference drinks reception or exhibition space.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - The Lowry
    Salford Quays The Lowry20 People

    Situated on the ground floor of the Lowry Theatre, the North Room is a well-equipped, brightly-coloured meeting room. The space comes with a full AV-system, colourful walls and lighting, and air conditioning. The North Room can be hired in combination with the South Room, as breakout space for larger conference rooms, or by themselves as an ideal location for meetings and trainings.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Bridge 5 Mill
    AncoatsBridge 5 Mill100 People

    The Conference Floor is a magnificent space on the top story of Bridge 5 Mill. Brimming with character and warmth from the exposed red brick walls, high oak beamed ceiling and cascades of natural light falling from the skylights, The Conference Floor is the perfect environment for conferences, meetings, training sessions and presentations.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - The Bridgewater Hall
    Manchester The Bridgewater Hall1800 People

    With theatre-style seating for 1800, and a sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere, the Auditorium is unbeatable as a conference space within Manchester. This stand-out venue is centrally located with excellent transport links, and offers superb in-house catering and plenty of spacious, stylish rooms that can be hired in conjunction with the Auditorium.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Emirates Old Trafford
    StretfordEmirates Old Trafford 1000 People

    The Point offers a blank canvas to inspire creativity, and can host a wide range of events including conferences and meetings, AGM's, seminars, exhibitions, gala dinners, product launches, fashion shows, panel discussions, presentations and examinations. The Point is an elevated suite with seven-metre windows, allowing unrivalled panoramic views of our world famous cricket pitch. The room can be sub divided into 4 separate areas meaning we can cater from 100 to 1000 delegates. This large and versatile space is free from pillars, has built in projectors and screens and coloured LED lights

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - Emirates Old Trafford
    StretfordEmirates Old Trafford 60 People

    The Brown Shipley Club Suite is the perfect setting for medium sized meetings and presentations, or for use as a syndicate area in conjunction with one of our larger spaces. This suite can accommodate 32 delegates cabaret style (based on 4 tables of 8 delegates) or 60 delegates theatre style. Formally the home team dressing room, the walls are now lined with cricketing imagery which reflects the history of the Club whilst offering a unique setting for your event. With remarkable views of the pitch and natural daylight, the Club Suite truly is an outstanding space to impress your guests.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
    Spinningfeilds , Castelfeild The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel360 People

    The John Logie Baird Suite at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel is a flexible and adaptable space for business meetings. The room can accommodate up to 70 delegates in a conference layout, or up to 140 in a classroom seating style. On-site catering and valet parking is provided.

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  • Conference Venues in Manchester - The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel

    The Walters Suite is named after Edward Walters, who designed the Free Trade Hall's iconic façade and structure. It is a stylish, self-contained suite, equipped with advanced AV technology, complimentary wi-fi, floor-to-ceiling windows, LCD projection screens. It is a versatile venue, ideally suited to host business meetings, presentations, seminars, conferences and training workshops. An event technician is available to ensure the successful execution of all presentations and corporate events.

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More about Conference Venues in Manchester

When it comes to planning a conference, your venue is key to its success. The right location can make all the difference in ensuring your attendees have a productive and enjoyable experience. With its central location and excellent transport links making it easy to get to from all over the UK, Manchester is a great choice for those looking to host a conference. And with a wide variety of fantastic conference facilities available, you're sure to find the perfect space to suit your needs. So whether you're looking for a large conference venue or an intimate meeting room, a city centre venue or just outside the city, here are our top tips for finding the ideal space.

How much do conference venues cost in Manchester?

The cost of a conference venue in Manchester will vary depending on the size and location of the space, for example whether it's located in Manchester city centre, or in the suburbs, and whether you're looking for a huge hall with capacity for 700 or a collection of meeting rooms. As a broad guide, you can expect to pay anything from £100 per day for a small meeting room to several thousand pounds per day for a large conference centre in central Manchester.

You should keep in mind, though, that catering will cost extra if you hire the venue on a dry hire basis, so you'll need to budget for this. Alternatively, many venues will offer a day delegate rate which keeps the costs inclusive and can often work out to be cheaper overall. This can include all catering, stationery, and tech equipment, so usually works out to be an easier option overall! It's always worth asking about packages while you're venue searching so you can find the best deals.

What should you consider when booking a conference venue?

When booking a conference venue, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Firstly, think about the size of the space you need and the number of attendees you expect. This will help you narrow down your search to venues that are suitable for your event. You can use the filters on Hire Space's search tool to find venues that accommodate your required number of guests, so you only get suggestions that will work for your numbers.

Secondly, consider the location of the venue. Manchester is a large city, so you'll need to decide whether you want a central location or something further out. If your attendees are coming from all over the country, then a centrally located venue may be more convenient. There are plenty of city centre venues that offer flexible spaces for everything from a company seminar to a large convention. However, if most of your attendees are local, then a venue outside the city centre could be a good option to avoid city centre traffic - hotels often have excellent conference facilities and have the added bonus of offering spaces for your team or delegates to stay.

Thirdly, think about the facilities and services you'll need for your conference. Many conference venues offer additional services such as audio-visual equipment and session filming, and the top conference venues may also have event technologists and planners on hand to help out with making your event run smoothly. You should make sure the venue you choose has everything you need to make your event a success, as finding the right conference venue is about more than just the layout of the space.

What are the best conference venues in Manchester?

The top conference venues in Manchester will depend on your specific needs and requirements. You'll need to take into account the size of your event, the location, and the facilities and services on offer but in general there are certain venue types that work best for plain-sailing conferences. Here are a few recommendations to help you find the events venue you're looking for:

Best large conference venues in Manchester

If you're looking for a large conference venue in Manchester, The Lowry is a great option. The theatre has a capacity of up to 1,650 guests, making it perfect for large conferences and events. The venue also offers state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and a wide range of catering options to ensure your event is a success. Manchester's Concorde Conference Centre is another popular choice for large conferences, offering a variety of event spaces, on-site parking, and catering options.

Best small conference venues in Manchester

If you're after a smaller, more intimate conference venue in Manchester, The Cotton Theatre at the Pendulum Hotel is a great option. With a capacity of up to 120 people, this space is perfect for smaller events and conferences. The suites at the studio on Quay Street are also popular choices for smaller conferences. With space for up to 60 people in different formats, these suites offer a variety of flexible layouts to suit your needs.

Best unusual conference venues in Manchester

If you're looking for an unconventional venue, Manchester Central Library is a great option. With its grand architecture and range of event spaces, the library provides a truly unique setting for your conference. For something a little different, consider The Bridgewater Hall which is one of Manchester's most iconic and prestigious venues and offers a range of function rooms for events. another striking venue is Bridge 5 Mill, which is a converted cotton mill that now offers a variety of unique and unusual event spaces. The Salford Museum and Art Gallery is also a great option, with a variety of event spaces available to hire at competitive rates. The museum also offers a range of audio-visual equipment and a dedicated events team to help make your event a success.

Best conference venues with accommodation in Manchester

If you're looking for a conference venue that also offers accommodation, The Edwardian Manchester is a great option. This luxurious hotel offers a range of meeting and conference rooms, as well as a variety of accommodation options for your delegates. The Hilton Deansgate is another stylish setting for a conference that also offers accommodation. This hotel offers a variety of meeting and conference rooms, as well as a dedicated events team to help with planning and organisation.

Best affordable conference venues in Manchester

If you're working to a tight budget, then there are a number of affordable conference venues in Manchester. Pendulum Hotel offers a variety of conference and meeting rooms at competitive rates, as well as a range of on-site facilities and services. The conference suites at The Federation are also popular choices for those on a budget. With a range of function rooms and suites available, this venue offers great value for money.

Best city centre conference venues in Manchester

If you're looking for a conference venue in the heart of Manchester, the [Manchester International Conference Centre(https://hirespace.com/Venues/Manchester/80086/Manchester-International-Conference-Centre) is a great option. This hotel offers a range of meeting and event spaces, as well as a central location that's convenient for delegates. The Midland Hotel is another popular city centre venue, offering a variety of conference and meeting rooms, as well as stunning views of Manchester.

Best conference venues outside Manchester city centre

If you're looking for a conference venue outside of Manchester, the St Thomas Centre in Cheetham Hill is a great option. This conference centre offers a variety of event spaces, as well as on-site parking and easy access to public transport. The Life Centre in Stockport is another popular option, with a variety of conference and meeting rooms available to hire. The centre also offers a range of audio-visual equipment and a dedicated events team to help make your event a success.

Best conference venues with views in Manchester

If you're looking for a conference venue with stunning views, the V&A Hotel in Manchester is sure to impress. This hotel offers a variety of event spaces, as well as riverside views for a taste of nature. Or for something really spectacular, opt for Cloud 23 in the Hilton Deansgate. This venue offers panoramic views of the Manchester cityscape from the 23rd floor, as well as a variety of event spaces and a dedicated events team.

How to organise a seamless conference in Manchester

Organising a conference can be a daunting task, but with careful planning and organisation, it's sure to be a success. Here are a few tips to help you plan your conference in Manchester:

Choose the right venue: Make sure you take into account the size of your event, the location, and the facilities and services on offer when choosing your venue.

Create a detailed plan: Put together a detailed plan of your conference, including a schedule of events, a list of speakers and guests, and a list of any additional services you'll need.

Delegate tasks: Make sure you delegate tasks to a team of trusted individuals to help with the organisation and running of your event. Hire Space provides event support and management on the day and in the lead-up to the event so you know your event is in safe hands.

Plan for the unexpected: No matter how well you plan, there's always the possibility that something will go wrong on the day. Be prepared for any eventuality by having a contingency plan in place.

By following these simple tips, you can be sure that your conference in Manchester will be a success. Whether you're looking for conference facilities in Manchester city centre or further afield, Hire Space can help. We have a wide range of venues available to hire, as well as a dedicated team of event experts who can help with planning and organisation. Get in touch today to find out more!

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About Conference Venues in Manchester

Planning a conference can be a hectic experience, and only the very best in customer service, equipment, catering and location will do. Don't worry, we get it: our selection of the top conference venues in Manchester will more than live up to expectations.

From large conference venues to intimate meeting rooms, from city centre venues to those in South Manchester and near Manchester, there's a fantastic conference space to suit every budget and every event. If none of these fit the bill, get in touch, and we'll find you exactly what you're looking for.

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