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Venue price From £40 per person
Venue capacity 18 - 300 people

Spaces at Manchester Art Gallery


The Atrium is a contemporary space which is a beautiful counterpoint to the Museum's Victorian architecture. It is spacious and versatile, able to accommodate up to 200 guests for a spectacular reception, dinner dance, Summer or Christmas party. The dedicated events team can organise guided tours of the phenomenal galleries and diverse temporary exhibitions. The space is filled with light and guests can spill outside on to the terraces in the summer months.


The exceptionally grand Victorian Hall at Manchester Art Gallery is perfect for a memorable reception for up to 100, or for a private dining experience for 40 seated guests. The Hall features spectacular Neo-Classical architecture, fantastic art and can also be hired for filming and photography shoots. If desired, guided tours of the Gallery's exhibitions can be added to enhance the evening.


The two mirror image Meeting Rooms (Rutherston and Greg) are suitable for boardroom meetings, conferences or training sessions for up to 18 delegates. It is an accessible room and it features AV equipment and free wi-fi . Refreshments can be served throughout the day in the room or in the adjacent cafe.


Contemporary meeting room, available for daytime corporate events including assessment centres, away days, conferences, interviews, meetings, and training workshops. The room features AV equipment, natural daylight, blackout facility, free wi-fi and an adaptable room layout. Energising refreshments can be served in the Lecture Room or in the Atrium breakout area.


Following an exclusive civil partnership or wedding reception, guests can enjoy a drinks reception in the highly romantic Pre-Raphaelite gallery before adjourning to the Atrium for the wedding breakfast and further celebration. It is a glorious gallery, displaying sumptuous pieces from some of the leading Pre-Raphaelite artists.


Bespoke menus can be created for delicious buffets, canapé platters and formal sit down meals in the comfortable surrounds of the gallery restaurant. Featuring huge windows, panelled walls and period features enhanced by historical colours from our supporters Farrow & Ball, the space is flexible and relaxed.


Gallery 16 is truly an unforgettable space and it is available for a civil partnership or wedding ceremony for up to 120. Exchange your vows surrounded by atmospheric Mancunian paintings by Lowry and Valette. The Gallery's extremely helpful wedding coordinators offer comprehensive support with wedding packages including venue decor, floristry, entertainment and more.

About Manchester Art Gallery


One of Manchester's pre-eminent venues, the award-winning Manchester Art Gallery is a visually stunning and highly adaptable location. It is able to successfully host a range of events from corporate entertaining, meetings, training courses, receptions, to charity balls, gala dinners, birthday parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions within its purpose built meeting rooms or internationally significant galleries.