The bright glass atrium connects the old and the new buildings of Manchester Art Gallery, creating a contemporary space filled with light. A central hub for the gallery in the daytime, the Atrium is transformed to become a striking and sometimes surprising event space after hours. It’s the perfect space for drinks receptions and dining. The Atrium is fully equipped with two large ceiling flown plasma screens and integrated PA system ideal for presentations, awards ceremonies or for ensuring those embarrassing childhood photos are seen by all during your wedding breakfast!

Food & drink

Our in-house catering team offers food and drink for any event thrown at the gallery – and anything’s possible. Simply tell us what you’re after and leave the rest to us. We prepare everything from canapés to business lunches to lavish dinners – always with an eye on fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients – and you can wash it all down with our fine selection of wines, soft drinks, and Fairtrade coffees and teas.

One off extras

We are also able to offer you the opportunity to create a unique experience for you and your guests whether it be a guided tour, art workshop, wine or gin tasting or a cocktail making class. Please talk to us about your requirements and our team will work with you to ensure that you and your guests have a truly memorable and distinctive experience.

Let us help you craft the perfect event

Call the Events Team to discuss your exact requirements or fill out the form, and we will advise you on which combination of event spaces would work best for your special day.

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