Weddings and civil ceremonies
Manchester Art Gallery is a beautiful and unforgettable setting for weddings and civil ceremonies, and the galleries and artworks provide a backdrop for photographs which is second to none.
Ceremonies are held among the atmospheric paintings by Lowry and Valette in Gallery 16, which provides a unique setting for you and your guests. After the ceremony, celebrate with drinks in the romantic Pre-Raphaelite Galleries, followed by dinner and dancing in the glass Atrium or the Gallery Café.
Our friendly event managers will guide you through the planning process, and our catering team, lead by award-winning chef, Mary-Ellen McTague – best known for her restaurant, Aumbry, as well as working in Michelin-starred kitchens – will work with you to ensure that you and your guests have a truly memorable and distinctive wedding experience.
All couples getting married at our gallery receive a complimentary Manchester Art Gallery Friends membership.
Ceremony and reception package
£83.00 + VAT per person. (based on 100 guests)
• Exclusive use of Gallery 16 for your ceremony
• Venue hire until midnight
• A glass of prosecco for reception drinks
• Three course meal
• Half a bottle of house wine
• A glass of prosecco for the toast
• White table linen and napkins
• Licensed bar
Take a look at our sample menu.
Ceremony or reception only packages are also available, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
What our newlyweds say
The staff we liaised with were always extremely helpful and quick to respond to the various follow up queries we had once we had made our decision to proceed with the Gallery as a wedding venue. We also felt continually reassured by the prompt and helpful answers we received to all our more detailed questions and requests. Overall a stunning venue supported by a fantastic staff team. The gallery exceeded our expectations. The events staff were very helpful right from our first meeting to our wedding day.
The gallery helped to make our wedding a truly memorable day. We have had some amazing feedback from our guests about both how fabulous the wedding venue was and how good the catering was. We would have no hesitation in recommending the gallery for an event.
To find out more
Call the Events Team to discuss your exact requirements, or fill out the form below, and we will advise you on which combination of event spaces would work best for your special day.
Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8866/62
Download: our Venue hire brochure
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