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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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

Harvey Nichols Manchester Logo

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.

Chapman Holmes Catering & Events Management

Working 'hand in hand' with Manchester Cathedral for the past decade 

We are immensely proud of what we have achieved as a company over the past 30 years and more. 
No less, than serving all our Royal family on many occasions, award ceremonies, conference dinners, champagne receptions, product launches and many private soirees! 

Food concept successfully served at the Cathedral include a banquet for 500 International guests, 'street'- 'funky' bowl food for 200 delegates for a world class Brand along with Northern style canapes for 850 government invitee's. 

We have expertise on hand and can keep everything to one point of contact, if required. Our handpicked suppliers we partner with, offer entertainment, flowers, centre pieces, fashionable glassware, linen, AV, lighting, stages and event styling.

Tel: 01617893262 Mob 07831502088 

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.

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.

twitter: @infusionbars

Sips Bar Services

Sips Mobile Bar Services provide bespoke bar solutions for weddings and events held at Manchester Cathedral. As a chosen preferred partner, they take great pride in delivering their professional bar service to all of our clients in this historic, stunning building.

With over 30 years’ extensive experience in the hospitality and events industry, adaptable bar structures, refrigeration and equipment, as well as talented, uniformed bar staff, Sips is the ideal bar provider for any wedding or event.

They build their packages to suit their clients needs and offer table wines and toasting drinks, cocktails, welcome and celebration drinks receptions, full bar service, champagne towers, beers, craft ale, equipment and glassware hire.

For further information, please contact:

T: 07852 803616 

Instagram: @sipsmobilebar
Facebook: @sipsmobilebar

Dovetail Drinks

We are a proud bar supplier at the iconic Manchester Cathedral and help to deliver a range of Candlelit Concerts throughout the year.  Dovetail Drinks, created by cocktail experts The Laundrette and The Washhouse, offer fully staffed and managed luxury mobile bars for all types of events. We work closely with our clients to deliver a bespoke experience unique to you. Let us know what you have in mind – Your vision, our drinks.

Mobile Bar Hire for all types of events from Festivals, Weddings and Private Functions. We work closely with you when creating your custom menu to suit your occasion, which in turn provides a fantastic talking point for any event.

We offer a range of mobile bars which can be branded to suit your theme, with logos, photos and images all included in the hire price – brilliant for corporate parties and social events.
Instagram: @dovetaildrinks

Jonny Cocktail Bars & Events

Established in 2004 By Jonny Horkin who comes from a background of High Volume & Creative Bartending. In the last 19 years we have grown into one of the Northwest’s leading event Bar companies.

With a wide arrange of Highly functional Mobile bars which can be tailored to the needs of just about any event with Branding or Glamorous finishes and a Team of highly dedicated & experienced Staff who can add the extra shot of style to just about any event. 

We work closely with all our clients to ensure the service being delivered is exactly what is needed. 

We Have experience in every events sector from large Corporate Gala dinners, High end private events to concerts and festivals. 

We would love to work with you on your next event at the iconic Manchester cathedral so feel free to get in touch for more info. 

Phone 01706 633133 
Mobile 07890266438 (Jonny)

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.

Lightech Sound & Light

Lightech specialise in providing the most stunning lighting for marquees and venues of every type around the UK and abroad. We have a wealth of design experience with which we can transform any space and enhance any theme or mood.

Our creative lighting has been seen at many of the most notable private and corporate events during the last 20 years, and is always carried out with care and expertise by our friendly team.

Likewise our breathtaking firework displays are highly acclaimed and have painted the sky around the country since 1987.

Whatever your project or event we are here to discuss your ideas with you and to help translate these into fabulous realisation, delivered on time and in-budget.

Large or small events are handled with equal consideration, and with our large stocks of equipment and full-time staff we are able to respond at short notice when needed.

Big Purple Group - Audio Visual Specialist and Production Management

Big Purple Productions Ltd is a family run Audio Visual specialist and Production Management company.

Through a team of creative production managers and expert technical engineers, we offer all the services required to deliver outstanding events.

At Big Purple Productions we work with you to understand your event requirements and expectation.

We then develop an event concept building on your brand and deliver all the necessary technical elements, production aspects and stage management to bring your event to life.

Working with you to produce inspirational events that leave a lasting impression.

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.

Hampton by Hilton

Located in the heart of Manchester’s stylish Northern Quarter, and 8 minutes from Manchester Cathedral, Hampton by Hilton Manchester is an ideal destination base. Relax in the modern bedrooms with all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay.  Stay energised with our range of hot and cold delights from the 24-hour snacks menu. 
Fuel your day at breakfast, with unlimited coffee and the famous Hampton by Hilton waffles.  Stay connected with free WiFi in the lobby and all guest rooms – great for checking emails or uploading your latest city-break-snap to social media. 

Remember you can always fit your workout when you stay with us – all guests have complimentary use of the well-equipped gym with cardio machines and free weights.  
Manchester Victoria Station, Manchester Arena and the major shopping district are all only a short walk away. Helping you be at the heart of all Manchester in minutes and in a great location to enjoy all that the city has to offer.

Further transport connections are available at Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, which is only a short drive away. Wherever your journey takes you, we’re happy to help make it better along the way.

Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter
41 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M4 4HT
0161 511 5000


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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