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The Monastery Manchester

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The Great Nave is the main space at The Monastery Manchester. The large, open room features stunning architecture and beautiful partially-restored original features, providing an impressive backdrop for corporate events, conferences, and business meetings. The room can accommodate up to 550 delegates in a theatre style layout or 320 guests in a cabaret layout. We can cater to all AV and refreshment needs.


  • Wifi
  • Archangel garden
  • AV equipment
  • Cloisters
  • Free on-site parking
  • Friary (breakout) rooms
  • Incredible acoustics
  • Close to City Centre
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Disables Access
  • Full catering services
  • Grade II Star Listed Building
  • Unique Venue
  • WIFI

 Food And Drink

  • External catering allowed
  • Corkage Charge
  • Kitchenette
  • Space for catering equipment
  • Catering equipment
  • Professional Kitchen
  • Halal Catering


  • Licensed until 12am
  • Wedding licence


  • 150 Boardroom
  • 320 Cabaret
  • 146 Classroom
  • 450 Dining
  • 650 Theatre
  • 160 U-Shaped


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Amplified Events
  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 733m2 (7890ft2)
  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Space
  • 130 Parking Spaces
  • 89 Gorton Lane
  • Gorton
  • Greater Manchester
  • M12 5WF

More about 

The Monastery is a magnificent building designed by Augustus Pugin, and was listed in the world’s 100 most endangered sites. Following an extensive restoration scheme, the hidden treasure is now a beautiful and stunning location for a range of corporate, social and cultural occasions.

This stunning gothic venue is the perfect setting for any special event. With impressively versatile internal spaces, The Monastery's in-house team can help create an experience which guests will never forget.

Located in East Manchester, The Monastery is easily reached with good transport links.

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