Conference Venues in Manchester

From the historical to the modern, the large to the intimate, we've selected the best conference venues in Manchester. Take your pick!

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The main conference suite is a prestigious, open space, boasting natural daylight and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the main Spinningfields square. It is modern, versatile and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We will work with you to create the design and style you want for your event. The conference suite is a flexible space and can be set up to your requirements. Whether you want theatre style for a presentation, classroom style for a learning session or set up with tables for a reception, we have a layout that will fulfil your needs.


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.


The Deansgate Suite is a bold statement by anyone’s standards. Its 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.


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. Delegates can enjoy delicious refreshments in the beautiful waterside restaurant and valet parking is provided.


The Concorde Room is a quirky yet highly practical space to host meetings, conferences, team building workshops and training sessions. Located under the wings of the legendary Concorde aircraft, this is an inspiring conference space that will be remembered for a long time! With seating capacity for up to 750 people, the Concorde Room also provides bespoke AV and lighting equipment, and free car parking for delegates with good motorway links.


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, and 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.


The Conference Floor is a magnificent space on the top floor 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.


The Palaces are a collection of 7 rooms, each ideal for individual board meetings, trainings or presentations, or they can be hired as a group for a conference with breakout rooms. They have plenty of natural daylight, free wifi throughout, full AV facilities, and attractive decor. Our catering team can provide refreshments from coffees and teas to full-service dinners.


The sleek Boardroom boasts a range of advanced technical equipment to aid presentations and seminars. It is suitable to hire for executive meetings for up to 24 people, as well as conferences, lectures, product launches and networking events for up to 50 people. If your meeting coincides with breakfast or lunch, enjoy a culinary selection in both Podium and Cloud 23


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.


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.


Livingstone is ideal for various type of functions, from meetings, conferences, training course and private dining. The beautifully decorated meeting room can host a stylish boardroom for up to 14 delegates. Intelligent technology makes everything beautifully simple, with intuitive touch-screen control systems.

Conference Venues FAQs


What conference venues are there in Manchester?

Manchester has many great conference venues - for all sizes. These include Kings Conference Centre, Spinningfields Conference Centre and CityCo


What is a DDR or Day Delegate Rate package?

DDR stands for 'day delegate rate' and it is essentially the price per person for a full day conference. Usually, including hire of the main space, 3 refreshment breaks, lunch and other miscellaneous costs.


What conference venues are there in Manchester with accommodation?

If you have delegates coming in from outside Manchester, there are many hotels that have in-house conference facilities. These include the Principal Hotel, the Lowry Hotel and Hilton Deansgate.

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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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