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

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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.

twitter: @infusionbars

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.

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

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.

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.


Staycity, Europe’s leading aparthotel provider offers the perfect blend of home and hotel. Enjoy all the comforts of home with hotel quality amenities. All apartments include fully equipped kitchenettes, living, dining and work spaces, and complimentary highspeed WiFi. We have two properties in Manchester and both offer a Staycafé, gym and 24 hour reception. 

Staycity Manchester Northern Quarter is located in the heart of the creative district close to Victoria station.
Staycity Manchester Piccadilly is next to Piccadilly station and within walking distance to retail and business hubs.


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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