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The Whitworth Council Chamber was originally a grand venue for meetings within John Owen's College, and now the University's Council. Today it hosts meetings for the University's Senate and Board of Governors, as well as other key ceremonial events.

This intimate setting creates the perfect atmosphere for wedding, with up to 70 of your nearest and dearest to witness this ceremonial occasion. Set within the Whitworth Building, the secluded Council Chamber is a historical point of interest, soaked in beauty and charisma.


  • Natural daylight
  • Bespoke Menu Options
  • Close to City Centre
  • Dedicated Events Team
  • Disabled Access
  • Full Catering Services Available
  • Gallery Seating
  • Licensed for Wedding Ceremonies
  • Original Historical Features


  • 300 Dining
  • 600 Reception
  • 300 Wedding


  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 502m2 (5403ft2)
  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Space
  • Storage Space
  • The Old Quadrangle, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road
  • The University of Manchester
  • Greater Manchester
  • M13 9PL

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The Council Chamber provides an ideal setting for your special day. It is a peaceful and amicable room witness to many important University decisions both past and present. It presents a stunning intimate setting for ceremonies up to 70 guests.

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