Manchester Cathedral

Connecting People

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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What's On Offer

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.

Manchester Cathedral would like to thank Nikhilesh Haval for producing the virtual tour.

Outstanding hospitality in the heart of Manchester


City Centre Events to suit your needs

Our Partners

Grape and Grain Catering

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. 

Contact Grape and Grain Catering Co.

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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!

Coriander Group Catering

Coriander Group was founded by Lalit Sodhi, an award-winning Indian Chef, his love affair with Indian cooking started in 1972 at the age of 16. Sodhi has trained in many great restaurants for some of India’s most prestigious chefs. All the experience he has gained has been poured into Coriander:  a catering and events company that will delight your guests with its authentic, mouth-watering food.
An adventurous spirit runs throughout the Coriander experience, in both our food and event creation. You’re guaranteed fresh, handmade food using only ingredients sourced from top quality suppliers. Modern, innovative and unique creations that will add that ‘wow’ factor to your day. Every detail is carefully considered, and nothing is too much trouble for our organisers.’

Coriander Group are proud to have a close partnership with Chapman Holmes offering a fusion blend of both cuisines, as a team we are committed to turning your visions into a reality. Please get in touch with our dedicated events team to find out more.

GG Hospitality

GG Events and Catering was created with a desire to do things differently, and to deliver experiences with unparalleled service and inspired menus.

Our goal is to provide outstanding bespoke menus and a dedicated team to surprise and delight your guests. We pride ourselves on quality, creativity and passion to deliver an exceptional event for you.                    

Our journey so far has allowed us to work with iconic venues such as Manchester Cathedral, Hotel Football, Salford City FC and more. The diversity of our portfolio ensures that we have an ideal venue for any occasion.

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.

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Sips Bar Services

Manchester Cathedral offers a truly memorable setting for any event and as a chosen preferred partner, we take great pride in offering our professional bar service in this historic building.
With over 30 years’ extensive experience in the hospitality and retail licensed industry, Sips Mobile Bar Services delivers a high quality, professional drinks catering service.

In keeping with the setting, we offer traditional and contemporary bars and we pride ourselves on the quality of service delivered by our experienced team, befitting this amazing venue.

We supply and stock our bars to suit your occasion and taste, if you require a particular theme, brand or special cocktail, we’ll make sure it’s available for you.
The excellent service we offer and level of understanding of your event means that we are the right choice when it comes to selecting a bar provider. Don’t just take our word for it; see what our clients say about us…..

For further infomation please contact us:

facebook: @sipsmobilebar  // instagram: @sipsmobilebar
telephone: 07852 803616

We look forward to hearing from you.

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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 or to speak about an upcoming event at the Cathedral please email Giovanni Re or call 0161 745 9933 where one of our team will be able to help.

Jenni Toothill, Account Manager

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 Jenni Toothill on +44161 436 4444.

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Kai Leek, Director of Verdure

Verdure Floral Design is an award winning floral design business providing quality flowers for all occasions, especially weddings, private and corporate events.

Visit the Verdure website.

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.

Roomzzz in the Corn Exchange

Roomzzz Hotel located in the Corn Exchange are pleased to offer a 15% discount for visitors to Manchester Cathedral. To take advantage of this offer, bookings must be made via the Central Reservations team on 020 3504 5555 quoting ‘Manchester Cathedral Visitor’.

Our 114 beautifully designed apartments come in all shapes and sizes, embracing the quirks and history of the beautiful and iconic Grade II listed Manchester Corn Exchange, formally known as The Triangle. With spectacular ceiling heights and unique features, all of our apartments offer incredibly comfy king size beds, relaxing living areas, fully equipped kitchens and designer ensuites.

A Complimentary Grab & Go breakfast is available every day between 6.30am and 10.30am to shake up your wake up, including hot drinks, orange juice, a variety of yoghurts, freshly baked pastries, and a selection of fruits.

For our guests who want to treat themselves with a meal out, there are 14 fantastic restaurants to suit all tastes downstairs in the Corn Exchange. And if you over-indulge don’t worry, you can take advantage of our onsite gym. 

Our Essentialzzz 24 hour shop includes everything you need from toiletries and organic ready meals to treats and drinks. Our 24 hour concierge is always on-hand for your every need.

You’ll find Victoria train station, Manchester Arena, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and The National Football Museum are only just a stone’s throw away, making Roomzzz Corn Exchange ideal for those who want to experience everything the city has to offer. 

For more information, visit Roomzzz.

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


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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