Large Conference Venues in Manchester

Take a look at our list of large conference venues in well-connected Manchester, and choose one that's perfect for your delegation.

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Ideal for conferences and large events, the Wesley Hall is our largest space. The raised stage area is perfect for presentations, seminars and training. We have a state of the art sound, light and video projection equipment available to clients. The space is suitable for up to 350 people theatre style, or 400 with the partition to the Liddell Hall open too. There is also the option for cabaret style seating too.


Located on the second floor and with plenty of natural light, this stylish and versatile meeting room can be readily adapted to host a range of executive meetings, large conferences, training workshops, networking events, award ceremonies, gala dinners and other corporate events. It is the Radisson's largest event space and is fully equipped with the latest technology. Furthermore, the experienced in-house events team will ensure your event is successfully delivered in a flawlessly professional manner.


Unusual and unique, the Revolution Manchester Gallery is the Museum's newest gallery. It provides an overview of Manchester's rich industrial and scientific heritage with sections dedicated to Transport Revolutions, Computer Age, Engineering, Energy, Cottonopolis and Structure of Matter. There is a stunning digital media wall and photo chandelier which can be utilised to complement and enhance corporate gala dinners, product launches, award ceremonies, large conferences and presentations within the gallery.


Hall 4 is our dedicated conference and gala dinner space and is perfect for hosting events for numbers up to 4,500 (theatre style). Hall 4 is 5,850 sq.m in size and benefits from pre-installed trusses, coloured LED lighting and a sound system. The hall is also perimeter draped with a star cloth and carpeted throughout. Theses added additions saves installation costs and time. Hall 4 has its own dedicated entrance and foyer and enjoys its own vehicle access doors - making load in and out very simple and straight forward.


Stunning exhibition space at one of Manchester's pre-eminent large conference venues. It features the 360° Big Picture Show, which can create a stunning backdrop and digital wallpapers to complement and enhance conferences, seminars, presentations, lectures, product launches, exhibitions, drinks receptions, corporate celebrations and events. Additionally, it boasts high ceilings and exceptional artefacts, including a Harrier Jump Jet.


Located on the second floor - the Auditorium benefits from lift access just outside of the room, natural daylight and air conditioning. There is a stage area to the front of the room and raised decking areas at the rear which are typically used as breakout spaces, meeting spaces and cloakroom facilities. The high technical spec of this room means it is perfectly suited for exhibitions, product launches, training courses and large presentations.

thestudio Manchester Northern Quarter

Rise (102.6m2) and Shine (98.1m2) boast a strong technical specification and are well suited to hosting successful conferences, presentations, seminars, product launches and team building events. The meeting rooms can be hired individually or together to suit individual requirements. Delegates can also relax in numerous welcome and breakout zones where healthy snacks, two course meals, homebaked cookies and cakes are served throughout the day by The Studio's attentive events team and catering staff.

AJ Bell Stadium Barton Upon Irwell

With stunning views of the Manchester City skyline as well as overlooking the rugby pitch, the Irlam, Cadishead and Barton Lounges' floor-to-ceiling windows add something special to any corporate event. Equipped with 2 x drop down projectors and screens, changeable coloured bulbs, and blackout facilities, the Lounges are a superb location for presentations, award ceremonies, conferences and meetings. They can be hired separately or together.

The Lowry Salford Quays

With seating for 1730 and state of the art technical facilities, The Lyric Theatre is the perfect corporate hire space for events such as large conferences, presentations and annual meetings. The venue is impressive and impactful, with modern and vibrant decor. Our expert events team are well accustomed to ensuring large-scale events are a big success.


Based on the second floor of the Makerfield stand, the newly refurbished Park suite offers panoramic views of the racecourse. This modern and fresh suite can be split into 2 levels making it perfect for large conferences, dinners and meetings.


With striking oak panelled walls, large windows and traditional features, the Directors Suite is an impressive setting for a board meeting, smaller conference, training session or workshop. The Directors Suite offers access to two smaller rooms, also exquisitely decorated, for breakout spaces or refreshments.


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

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With a central location in the UK, an international airport, fantastic train links, and a huge range of top-quality hotels, Manchester is the ideal place for a large conference. There are venues to suit every budget and size, and there's plenty to enjoy during downtime in the UK's fastest-growing city.

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