Courtyard at Islington Mill
The beautiful Courtyard at the Islington Mill surrounds you with flowers and greenery with wooden benches for seating. This picturesque setting is a fantastic outdoor space, sure to add a tonnes of character for any drinks receptions, garden parties, birthday parties, corporate events and Christmas Parties.
Great Nave at The Monastery Manchester
The Great Nave at The Monastery Manchester 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 a cabaret style.
The Hangar at Concorde Conference Centre
The Concorde Room is a magnificent venue for a range of events including banquets, product launches and awards ceremonies. The venue offers bespoke AV and lighting and guests can even enjoy private tours of the iconic Concorde G-BOAC in between courses. With a capacity of 750 for receptions, The Hangar is the perfect venue to host any large-scale events.
Power Hall at Museum of Science and Industry
Housed around one of the world's largest collections of locomotive and steam mill engines, The Power Hall is certain to add a real sense of occasion to corporate celebrations, dramatic birthday parties, Christmas parties and banquets. Explainers can be booked to operate machinery and engines to wow guests on arrival.
Black Milk Cereal Dive
Situated in the iconic Afflecks Palace, Black Milk Cereal Dive is a versatile and dynamic space. This venue is ideal for those looking to host an event in an informal and cool location. The space can easily seat 20 guests around multiple tables. The menu offers cereal served up in a number of ways. You can order single, double or triple sized bowls - able to add an extra type of cereal as you go up a size, plus there's an extensive drinks menu.
Main Exhibition Space at Imperial War Museum North
Impressive event space at one of Manchester's most illustrious venues for Christmas Parties. It features the 360° Big Picture Show which can transform the area to suit a limitless variety of themes or to screen short films. The experienced in-house events team can organise guided gallery tours as well as delicious dinners, drinks or canapé platters to complement and enhance all events from birthday parties, to anniversaries, award ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding receptions and special social gatherings.
The Hall of Fame at National Football Museum
The Hall of Fame offers the perfect setting for parties, drinks receptions, and large dinners. Be inspired by the football memorabilia drawn from the largest collection in the country, or wow your guests with state-of-the-art technology and sound facilities. We can offer tours of the museum as part of the package, and our in-house catering team offer delicious bespoke catering packages, served in this light and airy space.
About Unusual Event Venues in Manchester
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