Manchester Cathedral

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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.

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Dining, Conferences and Much More...

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.

  • The Nave (905 sq.m) has a capacity of 1103 people and can seat 940 for dinner.
  • The Regimental Chapel (206 sq.m) has a capacity of 190 for dinner
  • The Library 53 sq.m) has a capacity of 50 for dinner
  • The Chapter House (26 sq.m) has a capacity of 15 for dinner.
  • The Refectory (48 sq.m) has a capacity of 80 (theatre style).

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.

 

Cathedral Virtual Tours

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.

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Our Partners

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Jamie Griffin, Events Manager, Harvey Nichols, Manchester

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.

Grant Chapman, Managing Director, Chapman Holmes Catering & Special Events

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!

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MICHAEL HAMILTON, SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, MCLCREATE

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.

Adlib Sound, Light and Visual Solutions

Suzanne Adams , Corporate Development Manager, Adlib

Established in 1984, Adlib is one of the most well-known and well respected names in the industry, and can provide everything you need for all aspects of live entertainment production. Our rental and installation divisions can provide professional public address, lighting and audio visual systems. Our on-site, on-demand manufacturing plant means that we can create bespoke flight cases, speaker cabinets and racks to provide exactly what you need, when you need it.

If you need a professional sound, lighting or AV system, installed by experts, with the peace of mind that it will be properly maintained and serviced, you need look no further. With over 25 years of experience and countless successful installations, Adlib’s installations department can provide the right system, understanding and interpreting your business needs to make sure your venue can function the way you need it to.

Saville Audio Visual

Jennifer Toothill, Sales/Account Manager

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.

Creating events with a difference – contact us now on 0161 873 5600 Jennifer Toothill or visit our website www.saville-av.com/hire 

Hotel Gotham

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.

Bob Fairweather, General Manager, Crowne Plaza, Manchester City Centre

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 reservations@cpmanchester.com 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.

Holiday Inn Express, Manchester City Centre

Bob Fairweather, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express, Manchester City Centre

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  reservations@hixmanchester.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 .

Katie Mills, Director of Sales, Hilton Manchester Deansgate

Hilton Manchester Deansgate showcases stylish rooms and suites, a stunning cocktail bar with panoramic views, and elegant spa, all in the heart of Manchester.

Relax in a spacious guest room with stunning city views. Choose a Deluxe Room for a higher floor or an executive room for access to the Executive Lounge.

Go all out and stay in the Presidential Suite with breathtaking views of Greater Manchester, the Cheshire Plain and the Pennines.

Our Guests on the executive level enjoy exclusive access to our Executive Lounge on the 23rd floor featuring complimentary breakfast, snacks and refreshments.

Unwind in the sophisticated and dramatic atmosphere of our renowned sky bar, Cloud 23. Enjoy panoramic views while you sip champagne or your favorite cocktail.

Meet with friends at our informal bar, Podium, and sample innovative cuisine and afternoon teas at Podium Restaurant.

Website: manchesterdeansgate.hilton.com 

Email: reservations.manchesterdeansgate@hilton.com

Infusion Bars

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.

www.infusionbars.co.uk

twitter: @infusionbars

By Parallel Event Management

Alison Hibbert

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: 

  • Manchester Law Society
  • Chill Factore
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Q Hotels
  • Manchester City Council
  • British Red Cross
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer
  • North West Air Ambulance
  • Malmaison Hotels

 For a complimentary consultation, please call Alison on 0161 498 9046 or email alison@byparallel.co.uk

Q-Park

John Denton, Head of Sales and Marking, Q-Park

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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