This site has been a place of welcome and hospitality for over 1300 years.
The current medieval structure built by Henry V dates from 1421. Book your event now and be part of Events @ Manchester Cathedral.
When attending an event at this magnificent building our hospitality team will be there to greet you at the door and lead you to the splendour of this great space.
The public realm together with the interior setting of the cathedral offer an ideal place to host an array of multi-faceted events, including fashion shows, brand launches, intimate fine-dining spot, grand gala dinners and weddings.
Dining at Manchester Cathedral is a delicious experience. In keeping with the setting, we offer traditional and contemporary menus; we pride ourselves on the quality of our suppliers and the care they take in delivering our events.
Modern audio-visual equipment can be provided — a digital projector, a presentation point for laptop computers, a slide projector and screen and an overhead projector. The acoustics are excellent, microphones are not necessary at all events, but can be used if required. We provide an AV supplier who can help you make the most of the great space on larger functions and customise the Cathedral’s lighting to suit your event.
We look to forward to welcoming you to events@manchestercathedral and connecting people.
Take a trip around the inside of Manchester Cathedral with our interactive 360° virtual tours. Explore the confines of the Nave, the Quire and the High Altar.
Use the controls at the bottom of the viewer, or click on the red icons in the map at the top left of the viewer to switch to a different viewing point.
Manchester Cathedral would like to thank Claude Lorkowski for producing the virtual tour.
Outstanding hospitality in the heart of Manchester
In 2009 we were delighted and privileged to be one of the first organisations to host our Association Gala Dinner in Manchester Cathedral in 600 years. The history and setting of this medieval building was an incredible experience on the night and is a great asset to Manchester in being able to provide a unique setting for Associations (such as ours) and other corporates to host memorable events /dinners.”
Doosan Corporation, an Official Patron of The Open Championship (also known as British Open), hosted its Gala Dinner in the Nave of Manchester Cathedral in 2012. The setting was a fitting place for our Chairman to host a myriad of world’s decision and policy makers; we were very pleased to be able to hold our dinner at Manchester Cathedral. The history and setting of this medieval building was an incredible experience on the night for all of our guests who attended from across the world.”
The European Nuclear Society (ENS) had the privilege in organising the ENC 2012 Dinner in the magnificent space which is Manchester Cathedral. Our dinner hosted in this prestigious venue was one of the highlights of ENC 2012 social calendar. We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to Manchester Cathedral and to Anthony O’Connor for your openness, flexibility and warm welcome extended to us. The professionalism of the team, together with the hospitable welcome and the music played by the Cathedral Organist, Christopher Stokes was wonderful. The dinner and entertainment went smoothly and to plan, this was very much appreciated by the delegates who had journeyed to Manchester from all over the world.”
Two years ago ICMIF, a global insurance federation for mutual and cooperative insurance companies, had to relocate their biennial conference from Tokyo to Manchester due to the Japanese earthquake. With six months to go, finding a location for a gala dinner for 400 people in the city centre was not easy. However, we found the absolutely and unexpectedly perfect venue in Manchester Cathedral. From the moment we walked in for a planning meeting, to be warmly greeted by Anthony and his team, we knew we would have a success on our hands. The evening itself was stunningly spectacular, with the backdrop of the elegantly gothic and beautifully illuminated cathedral around us, the scene was set for the most successful and enjoyable evening I have ever been involved with. Thanks to Anthony O'Connor (Director of Fundraising), Sue Cottingham (Design and Entertainment) and Jamie from Pickled Walnut (caterers) all of our delegates from all of the world were amazed, awestruck and truly honoured to spend such an entertaining evening in magnificent surroundings. I do hope someday that I will be able to use the venue again.”
City Centre Events to suit your needs
With an expert eye for detail and the finest cuisine, sample the creativity and flair for which Harvey Nichols is renowned, as an official catering partner to Manchester Cathedral.
Offering a unique space in the heart of the city in which to host an array of private events, the Cathedral and Harvey Nichols can cater for any occasion from intimate dinners in the Regiment Chapel, to grand gala celebrations in the Cathedral Nave.
The Harvey Nichols events and sales team will provide assistance as you formulate your event plans and guidance on catering for an unparalleled dining experience from start to finish, ensuring your event is simply fabulous.
Holding a first class reputation as an event caterer for 25 years doesn’t come without an exceptional eye for detail and creative vision for events. Everybody at Chapman Holmes has a passion for perfection with cuisine and a sparkling personal service. Praised by Clarence House for our fabulous dinners and Coronation Street Stars for our mouth-watering canapés - a firm favourite being our ‘Betty’s Miniature Hotpots’ (over many years) and ‘Fizz’s Chipolata Sausages with Ginger and Honey’!
The proof is in the pudding as they say…and the starters and mains…but catering for a gala dinner, corporate event or canapé reception is about so more than just the food.
Meet with our team of award winning chefs, event directors and in house service staff at our tasting studio in Manchester and find out how we can make your event at Manchester Cathedral simply enchanting!
Innovative ideas, distinctive delivery
Winners of Best Outside Catering Company at The CHS Awards 2017
Grape and Grain Catering Co. was created with the aim of setting itself apart from all other food and drink companies. From the day we started, it was our vision to provide outstanding service, create imaginative menus and deliver unprecedented events.
We pride ourselves on our products, passion and creativity, offering clients different bespoke options from; simple and stylish catering solutions, extravagant dining experiences as well as full venue management and marketing services.
Award-winning Heritage Portfolio are known for creating something that little bit special.
Foodies through and through our culinary team are on trend, on point and always creating the unexpected. Using only the freshest, local ingredients where possible this is a gang of experts that live by the ethos of being ‘brave’. Our Executive Development Chef, Brian Canale, encourages his team to push themselves to use innovation in the dishes they create and to think as much about the presentation as the taste.
Our event design team scour the globe (mostly on the internet!) to seek out the latest styles and blend that with anything from British tradition, international flavour or even a crazy theme to create an event that is completely bespoke to each of our clients and works perfectly with Manchester Cathedral.
Whether it’s a formal corporate event or a fun reception or gala dinner, each proposal is created specifically for our individual clients so that we can ensure that each event is unique, appropriate and most importantly a complete success. We will work with you to tend to every detail so that your vision is realised, your guests and clients have a fantastic time and you enjoy the process from start to finish.
As partner to Manchester Cathedral, you can be assured our live events team will take the strain out of organising your event. You and your guests will be able to truly enjoy the occasion in the knowledge that you have a professional and dedicated events team who will ensure that your every requirement, to the smallest detail, is catered for.
At mclcreate we have many years of experience creating stunning events whilst offering the calm, dependable service that we know our clients value highly. The creative use of technology lies at the heart of our events work. If you’re looking for impact, excitement or an atmosphere of pure celebration, we’ll help you achieve it. Our experience spans conferences, seminars, exhibitions, award shows, road shows, product launches, gala dinners and many other types of live event, both large and small.
For more information about all our mclcreate services visit our website www.mclcreate.com or to speak about an upcoming event at the Cathedral please email Michael Hamilton or call 0161 745 9933 where one of our team will be able to help.
Saville has been providing award winning professional conference and live event solutions for over 40 years both nationally and internationally.
As a key partner to Manchester Cathedral we provide a complete range of award winning event production solutions and services for live events, product launches, awards ceremonies, gala dinners and conferences on any scale.
Our teams of experienced, dedicated professionals are driven by a passion to bring innovative technologies combined with creative inspiration to every event. In our world creativity is at the core of every project and this flair for great design is underpinned by our ability to turn your vision into reality, creating stunning events designed to surpass your expectations.
Your vision… Your values…Our passion! Welcome to our world.
Creative AV and Technical Production to Bring Your Event to Life
Over the past two decades Sterling Event Group have developed a solid reputation from our Manchester base, combining cutting edge technologies, in house expertise and a passion for live events, enabling you to engage, communicate with and inspire your audience. We are proud to bring this extensive experience to the beautiful Manchester Cathedral as a preferred AV supplier.
Whether it be a small boardroom meeting, international conference, unique product launch or glitzy awards dinner, our friendly team are committed to helping you deliver your message and achieve the optimum from your event.
Our range of services includes:
HD projection with mapping & blending technologies | Modular LED video walls | Large format HD display screens | Live camera, graphics & video production | Webcasting & Video Conferencing | Professional PA systems | Striking lighting designs | Staging and set design & build | Dancefloors and starcloths | Logo projection & branding solutions | Pyrotechnics & effects | Audience response/voting systems | Event apps | Generators & temporary power distribution | Pre-production & onsite technical support
For more information on our services or to request a quote, contact Nikki Urquhart on +44161 436 4444 or email email@example.com
Hotel Gotham is a new five-star luxury property in central Manchester. Located at 100 King Street, within the famed art deco fortress at the heart of Manchester’s designer shopping district, it is a grade II listed Lutyens building. Gotham will be spread over seven floors and feature 60 rooms, alongside 5 suites, Honey Restaurant serving modern British cuisine, as well as Club Brass, a bar and member's club situated on the top floor offering panoramic views of the city.
Situated within a 5 minute walk from Manchester Cathedral is the 4* Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre Hotel, offering a stylish place to stay with preferential rates available for individual and group accommodation. Set in the vibrant Northern Quarter of Manchester city centre, the all-new Crowne Plaza is one of the most impressive hotels Manchester has to offer; encapsulating the heart, vibe and soul of Manchester. All of our luxury rooms feature one king bed or two doubles with superb contemporary bathrooms boasting separate bath and shower, LCD televisions, large desks, free Wi-Fi access, and air-conditioning.
Working in partnership with the Manchester Cathedral we can tailor a package to meet you and your guests needs whilst in the city. To contact the hotel please visit ourwebsite www.cpmanchester.com or get in touch directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0161 828 8600.
Crowne Plaza offer a discounted rate to Manchester Cathedral visitors, click here to take advantage of the discount.
Situated within a 5 minute walk from Manchester Cathedral is the 3* Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre MEN Arena offering a contemporary place to stay with preferential rates available for individual and group accommodation. A new hotel set in the bustling heart of Manchester city centre’s Northern Quarter. Enjoy a stay in the stunningly modern express hotel and receive all that Manchester has to offer right on your door step. All of the rooms include flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi access, and air-conditioning. All of the rates include a free continental hot buffet breakfast.
Working in partnership with the Manchester Cathedral we can tailor a package to meet you and your guests needs whilst in the city. To contact the hotel please visit our website www.hixmanchester.com or get in touch directly by email to email@example.com or by phone on 0161 836 9600.
The Holiday Inn Express offer a discounted rate for Manchester Cathedral visitors, click here to take advantage of this offer .
Infusion Bars provide a bespoke mobile bar service which will give your event the wow factor. We work at all types of events such as weddings, concerts, cooperate events, fashion shows and product launches. We are centrally based, just outside of Manchester and our highly skilled and experienced team will ensure that your customers receive the best possible service. Please get in touch with us to find out more and/or receive a quote for your event.
By Parallel's is a creative contemporary and chic style of event agency that specialises in seamlessly delivering all aspects of events which will inspire you with fresh and innovative ideas for your event. We offer full event and project management services to a range of national and regional clients on events as diverse as award dinners, ceremonies and product launches. Our team are able to work as part of your team and we offer the inspiration, creativity and levels of service you should expect from a professional event management agency Whether it's a conference or product launch, gala dinner, exhibition or a wedding, By Parallel's experience and expertise in the event market is unparalleled and guaranteed to make your event one to remember.
With over 20 years’ experience is the Event market we use the best suppliers who share our desire and passion for excellence and make us the best in our field. By Parallel have had the pleasure of coordinating and delivering events for the following:
For a complimentary consultation, please call Alison on 0161 498 9046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q-Park is an independent international parking company with good to strong market positions in many European countries. We fulfil the need for quality parking solutions at strategic locations.
We have a recognisable house style, trustworthy image, solid overall performance, hospitable people and an outstanding financial base. We embrace cultural and social sensitivities in our quality ambition.
The nearest car park is Q-Park to Manchester Cathedral is Deansgate North which is located at 2 Chapel Street, Manchester, just a few minutes walk away.
We are pleased to offer discounted parking for those attending concerts if parking is pre-booked in advance. Enter the code of “MC1421” to receive a further 10% .
For directions to the car park and to pre-book your tickets, please click here.
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0161 833 2220
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We are situated just off Deansgate in Manchester City Centre.
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