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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - Manchester Art Gallery
    Greater ManchesterManchester Art Gallery100 People

    The exceptionally grand Victorian Hall at Manchester Art Gallery is perfect for a memorable reception for up to 100, or for a private dining experience for 40 seated guests. The Hall features spectacular Neo-Classical architecture, fantastic art and can also be hired for filming and photography shoots. If desired, guided tours of the Gallery's exhibitions can be added to enhance the evening.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - Emirates Old Trafford
    StretfordEmirates Old Trafford 1000 People

    High Ceilings, Black-Out Blinds, 6 Bars, a Cloakroom, LED Lighting which can be personalised and an Artist's Dressing Room. The Point is the perfect space for dinners, catering for up to 1000 guests banqueting style.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - The Lowry
    Salford Quays The Lowry300 People

    The Compass Room is a fantastic event venue. The space is contemporary and neutral in decor and also benefits from stunning views of the surrounding area. A private bar makes it a perfect location for corporate and private events, while our Christmas party packages are an ideal party night out.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - The Sheridan
    The Sheridan2500 People

    The Sheridan Suite provides a blank canvas of 2300sqm, which has a flexible capacity allowing for optimum creativity for a range of party sizes. We have our very own in-house catering team who have thoughtfully crafted menus using the very best authentically sourced ingredients. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and creativity, specialising in bespoke dining experiences for all occasions.

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

    The Hangar offers a unique opportunity to hold your event directly under the wings of the world world-famous Concorde. This, coupled with our exceptional hospitality, ensures your event will live long in the memory of your guests. Concorde G-BOAC, flagship of the British Airways fleet and aviation legend, takes pride of place inside the purpose-built super hangar. While you're on site, impress your guests with a trip on board and get a real taste of what it was like to fly faster than a bullet...and in the lap of luxury.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - Pavilion, Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club

    Built in 1895, but redeveloped in 2013, the Point has many fantastic event spaces, including the Member's Suite. With a high ceiling and arch windows it is a decadent setting for a stylish wedding ceremony or reception, memorable birthday party, or private function. It is highly customisable, able to accommodate creative themes, formal celebrations or a relaxed 60th party. Head Chef Nic Ashurst can provide innovative and delicious dinners or canapés to accompany events.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - National Football Museum
    Manchester City CentreNational Football Museum400 People

    **New: We can now host daytime conferences for up to 200 guests Monday to Wednesday. The Pitch Gallery offers the perfect setting for parties, drinks receptions, and large dinners. Be inspired by the football memorabilia drawn from the largest collection in the country, or wow your guests with state-of-the-art technology and sound facilities. We can offer tours of the museum as part of the package and our in-house catering team offer delicious bespoke catering packages, served in this light and airy space.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - AJ Bell Stadium
    Barton Upon IrwellAJ Bell Stadium1150 People

    This iconic suite boasts incredible views of the Greater Manchester City Skyline with it's floor-to-ceiling windows which span across the entire 86m length of the room. With no pillars to impede the view of the guests, adaptable lighting, projectors and a PA System with in-built speakers, the main suite of the AJ Bell stadium offers a stunning venue for parties, ceremonies and corporate events.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester

    A highly functioning meeting room which can be hired individually or in conjunction with Atholl (116.16m2) to comfortably host 130 for a drinks reception, 62 for a corporate gala dinner, 52 for a boardroom meeting and 105 for a theatre style presentation. In addition to Atholl's excellent facilities, delegates can enjoy DoubleTree's numerous breakout and dining areas, as well as their superb fitness center, bedrooms and suites.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - Imperial War Museum North
    Trafford ParkImperial War Museum North500 People

    If you require an exceptional venue to impress guests, then contact Hire Space regarding the IWM's Main Exhibition Space today! It is a unique, visually stunning space which can be hired for an exceptional gala dinner, private banquet, dinner dance, drinks and canapé reception or buffet. Exquisite menus have been created by head chef Tony Pickup using the finest seasonal ingredients.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - The Monastery Manchester
    GortonThe Monastery Manchester650 People

    The Great Nave at The Monastery Manchester is a large, beautiful space that’s also very functional and flexible, catering for a wide range of events including Christmas parties, private dining, banqueting or large-scale drinks receptions. This spectacular piece of ecclesiastical architecture has been restored to its former glory. The room can accommodate 450 guests in a banqueting style, or 320 people in a cabaret style.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - Science and Industry Museum
    DeansgateScience and Industry Museum250 People

    The Power Hall is a fantastic venue in Manchester which is available to hire for a range of events from a dramatic birthday party, to a prestigious corporate celebration, private dinner, gala, banquet Christmas or Summer party. It is home to one of the world's largest locomotive and steam mill engine collections. Explainers can be booked to operate the machines and engines to impress guests upon their arrival.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester - Imperial War Museum North
    Trafford ParkImperial War Museum North500 People

    Impressive event space at one of Manchester's most illustrious venues for Christmas Parties. It features the 360° Big Picture Show which can transform the area to suit a limitless variety of themes or to screen short films. The experienced in-house events team can organise guided gallery tours as well as delicious dinners, drinks or canapé platters to complement and enhance all events from birthday parties, to anniversaries, award ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding receptions and special social gatherings.

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More about Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester

Manchester is a great city for events and gala dinners thanks to its abundance of function halls and event venues, as well as its vibrant culture and history. With its central location, excellent transport connections, and numerous places to stay, it's easy for guests from all over the country to attend your event or gala dinner here. And whether you prefer a historical setting with traditional elegance or a modern space that can be tailored to suit your tastes, this city has it all! To help you find the perfect gala dinner venue in Manchester, here are some tips from our team.

How much does a venue for a gala dinner cost?

The cost of a function hall or gala dinner venue in Manchester will vary depending on the size and facilities of the space, as well as the time of year and day of the week that you require it. Generally speaking, function halls in Manchester start at around £500 for a small space that can accommodate up to 50 guests, and go up to around £5,000 for a large function hall that can hold 500 guests or more. If you require an exclusive use venue, such as a private function room in a hotel, then the cost will be higher. However, there are often discounts and special deals available, so it's always worth checking with the venue in advance. It's important to plan your budget carefully. Gala dinners can be costly affairs, so make sure you factor in things like food, drink, entertainment and decor. Once you've got an estimate of the cost, start shopping around for the best deals on everything from catering to flowers.

What are the best areas of Manchester for a gala dinner?

One of the best areas for hosting a gala dinner in Manchester is the city centre, which is home to an impressive array of beautiful function halls. With its historical architecture and vibrant atmosphere, this area offers an ideal setting for those looking to create an elegant and sophisticated event. The city centre is also easily accessible via public transport, making it convenient for guests to travel to and from the event.

Another great option for a gala dinner venue is Didsbury, which is located outside of the bustle of Manchester city centre. This area is known for its stylish restaurants and bars, making it the perfect place to host a chic and stylish drinks reception and dinner event. Didsbury is home to many private function rooms in large venues that can be hired for exclusive events, and its secluded location makes it perfect for more.

What kind of venues can you use for a gala dinner?

There are a variety of different types of venues that you can use for your gala dinner. Hotels are a popular choice as they often have function rooms or ballrooms that are perfect for large groups. Banqueting halls are another option, and these tend to be more flexible in terms of décor and layout, and of course, banqueting venues are well-equipped for dinner events. Blank canvas spaces are also becoming increasingly popular for gala dinners, as they offer a blank slate that can be transformed into the perfect event space.

If you're looking for a more unique setting for your gala dinner, consider holding the event in one of Manchester's many museums or art galleries, like the Science and Industry Museum. Unusual venues like galleries and museums offer a stunning backdrop for your event and are sure to impress your guests!

Function halls for gala dinners in Manchester

Function halls are a popular choice for gala dinners in Manchester, due to their variety of features and benefits. These venues offer spacious event spaces that can accommodate large groups, as well as flexible floor plans that can be customized to suit your needs. They also tend to have experienced event planners on staff who can help you to create the perfect gala dinner experience. If you're after grandeur and historical significance, some of the most popular function halls and event spaces in Manchester for gala dinners include:

  • Manchester Hall: With its grandiose architecture and beautiful chandeliers, this function space is perfect for a traditional gala dinner.
  • Manchester Cathedral: This stunning Gothic cathedral features high ceilings and stained glass windows, making it an ideal location for a cultural evening do.

Unique gala dinner venues in Manchester

If you're looking for a truly unique setting for your gala dinner, Manchester has a variety of unusual and interesting venues that are sure to impress your guests. From converted warehouses to historic buildings, there's something to suit every taste. A couple of our top recommendations to check out are the Imperial War Museum North, which features a soaring atrium and modern exhibition galleries, and the Manchester art Gallery, which boasts a beautiful function room with stunning views of the city.

How to choose the perfect venue for your gala dinner

When choosing a venue for your gala dinner, there are several factors that you should take into consideration. One of the most important things is the size and layout of the space, as this will affect everything from your guest list to the flow of your event. Make sure there's enough room and different spaces to accommodate the format of your event, and - importantly - that your venues is accessible to all guests. You should also consider the venue's location, as this can impact things like travel and accommodation for your guests.

Once you've narrowed down your options, it's a good idea to visit the venues in person to get a feel for the space and to see if it meets your needs. It's also important to work closely with the venue manager, as they can offer valuable input and help ensure that your event runs smoothly.

Top tips for planning a gala dinner

If you're planning a gala dinner, there are a few things that you can do to make the process easier. Start by carefully selecting a venue that has the right size and layout to accommodate your event. Hire Space's search tool is the easiest way to do this, with hundreds of venues in Manchester to browse. Once you've found a few potential venues, reach out to them through their profile and check they can meet your requirements.

Hire an MC or host to help keep the evening running smoothly, and take some of the pressure off. This can add an element of professionalism to your event, and ensure that everyone stays on schedule.

Make sure to choose a delicious menu that will impress your guests. Find out about the food and drink options available at the venue, and work with a catering company that has experience in both large-scale events and gala dinners.

Choose the right entertainment for your event, whether it's a live band or DJ, and make sure to book them in advance. It's important to fit the entertainment to the theme or mood of the event, to match the occasion if it's a formal gala dinner.

Finally, don't forget to add those finishing touches like decorations to create a truly memorable and immersive experience for your guests. Be sure to plan ahead and book all necessary vendors well in advance to ensure a seamless event!

How to find the best gala dinner venues in Manchester

Looking for the perfect venue for your gala dinner in Manchester? Use Hire Space to find the ideal location for your event. Our search tool makes it easy to browse a wide range of venues and filter results according to your preferences, making it simple to find the right space for your needs.

We hope these tips have been helpful in your search for the perfect gala dinner venue in Manchester. If you have any questions, our team of experts are on hand to offer advice and assistance. For more advice on planning your event, be sure to check out our blog or get in touch for more help!

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About Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester

These Manchester gala dinner suites are show-stopping, awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping venues for all-round amazing dining experiences. Perhaps you're looking for an historical venue with grandeur, or maybe a more modern blank canvas that you can tailor to your taste. Whatever your preference, Manchester sure knows how to do stunning dinners on a big scale. Found one you like? Enquire through Hire Space to receive a quick quote for your event.

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