Gala Dinner Venues in Manchester

A gala dinner calls for great food, entertainment and a venue to remember. Take your pick from the best gala dinner venues in Manchester.



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  • Gala Dinner Venues - Brickhouse Social
    Oxford Road Brickhouse Social 200 People

    Our private rooftop terrace space is perfect for all manner of events. Summer parties, barbecues, cocktail classes, corporate events, live sports screenings, birthday parties - and as the terrace is covered we can take bookings all year round, whatever the weather!

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

    Impressive event space at one of Manchester's most illustrious venues for gala dinners in Manchester. It features the 360° Big Picture Show which can be transformed.

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

    This iconic suite boasts incredible views of the Greater Manchester City Skyline with its floor-to-ceiling windows which span across the entire room.

  • Gala Dinner Venues - Dog Bowl
    Oxford RdDog Bowl180 People

    Our New York style bowling alley, bar and diner is now available to hire exclusively for all events! Whether it be a birthday party, Christmas, corporate event, networking or something a bit different - if you want an unusual and memorable venue Dog Bowl is the place for you! When booking for private hire at Dog bowl you get exclusive use of all five ten-pin bowling alleys, arcade area, restaurant and the bar area. Dog Bowl has full DJ facilities and a surround sound music system - our resident DJs are also available to hire. Bespoke buffet package meals are available to pre-order.

  • Gala Dinner Venues - Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter
    Northern QuarterBlack Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter100 People

    The pool hall is a semi-private area at black dog NQ consisting of 4 full sized pool tables and some seating. The space is great for all occasions and goup sizes from birthdays to corporate events. For larger groups we can also reserve extra seating in the bar area. We have food and drinks packages available in the pool hall including our extensive cocktail list.

  • Gala Dinner Venues - The Offices at 53 King Street
    City CentreThe Offices at 53 King Street 40 People

    Built in 1914 this luxurious building is steeped in history and is grade-II listed offering an air of exclusivity and stability to your business. 53 King Street is well-know as Manchester traditional office core and is surrounded by luxury brands such as mulberry and DKNY. Our charming buildings offer a unique environment for start-up businesses and large corporate clients. Offering everything you would expect from high class serviced offices with its stunning business lounge and boutique feel no other meeting room space in Manchester offers more.

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

    The Compass Room is a fantastic event venue. This space is contemporary and neutral in decor and also benefits from stunning views.

  • Gala Dinner Venues - Cane and Grain
    Northern QuarterCane and Grain100 People

    Our Tiki themed Liars Lounge is the perfect space for someone looking to hold their event in a quirky and memorable location. With it's colorful artwork, tiki-style bar, rustic barrel seating and orb lighting the Liars Lounge really is the place to be if you're looking for somewhere a bit different for your event. Birthday parties, cocktail parties, Christmas parties, corporate events - you name it we've done it. Buffet packages are available to order from our mouth watering rib joint food menu. Order drinks from our extensive cocktail menu and play your own music using our soundystem

  • Gala Dinner Venues - Concorde Conference Centre
    AltrinchamConcorde Conference Centre700 People

    The Concorde Hangar is suitable for a range of large-scale events, including gala dinners, product launches, conferences and exhibitions and gala dinners.

  • Gala Dinner Venues - The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
    Spinningfeilds , Castelfeild The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel360 People

    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. On-site catering and valet parking is provided.

  • Gala Dinner Venues - 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, the perfect venue for a gala dinner.

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

    The exceptionally grand Entrance Hall at the Manchester Art Gallery is perfect for a memorable birthday party, canapé or drinks reception.


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More about Gala Dinner Venues

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

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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