The Main Exhibition Space at IWM North is nothing short of exceptional. it features the jaw-dropping 360° Big Picture Show which can envelope guests in a limitless number of themes or even screen short films. The expert in-house events team can organise guided gallery tours as well as fabulous banqueting menus for the most momentous of occasions.
The Great Nave at Gorton Monastery 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 an intimate cabaret style.
The Compass Room at The Lowry is a spectacular banqueting space. This circular room offers magnificent sweeping views of the surrounding area through its floor to ceiling windows. Exquisite dining options and service combine to create an unforgettable experience for up to 180 guests.
The Hangar is one of the most unique dining locations in the UK. Up to 750 guests can soak up the incredible atmosphere underneath the iconic Concorde G-Boac and even arrange for brief guided tours of the aircraft itself. With bespoke AV and lighting to compliment the fantastic catering, The Hangar is certain to leave your guests in awe.
Boasting stunning views across the Greater Manchester Skyline and overlooking the home of rugby in Salford, AJ Bell Stadium offers a wonderfully unique location for a banquet. Spanning the entire length of the pitch, The Main Suite can host up to 750 guests and boasts blackout facilities, colour wash interior lighting and 5 drop down projectors - perfect for a large-scale celebration.
Sheridan Suite is a highly adaptable space for all kinds of celebrations, from awards dinners, to drinks receptions, to charity fundraisers. Our Event Planners will help you tailor the decor to suit your own breathtaking theme, whilst our talented in-house caterers are supremely flexible and can design a menu that exceeds all expectations.
In the heart of the old Chetham's School, the Staff Dining Room is an intimate and personal space for your private dining event. With cool stone walls, beautiful wooden furniture, and large latticed windows, the Staff Dining Room is a characterful atmospheric setting.
The Collections Gallery is the largest of our spaces. The gallery showcases a range of temporary and touring exhibitions and is a bright, airy space. The area is ideal for presentations and seminars, and has also been used for business events such as breakfast networking and product launches.
The 1844 room at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel is a smart and modern spot for private dining, cocktail parties or intimate dinner parties. With classic yet stylish décor, the 1844 room can seat up to 16 in a banquet seating style layout. An on-site catering team is available to put together a delicious menu for you guests.
The Alexandra Suite which is situated on the ground floor benefits from natural light, air conditioning and disabled access and also has three phase power. It is a very versatile space which can be dressed up or down for any private or corporate banqueting event and comes with 10 pieces of staging, each measuring 8ft x 4ft. There are a number of ceiling rigging points and we can also offer pin spot table lighting.
For a more intimate group dining experience, book our private dining room with the Cotton Factory restaurant. Featuring a banquet-style table with beautiful Peruvian inspired decor, our PDR can seat up to 16 guests. Choose from an exciting range of dining options to suit your preferences; from mouth-watering group feasting menus to pintxos and light bites.