Charles Rutherston Meeting Room

The Charles Rutherston Meeting Room is adjacent to the main entrance of the Gallery, in the original Royal Manchester Institution building. With huge windows overlooking Mosley Street and period architectural features, combined with comfortable seating and user friendly AV, the room is ideal for smaller meetings or lunches.

This meeting room is a functional room, set in a boardroom layout,  retaining original architectural features combined with contemporary furniture and AV. While guests will enjoy being in the heart of a busy public art gallery, you’ll enjoy a bright, easily accessible room, free WiFi, and included AV. Refreshments are served within the meeting room or you could pre order lunch to be served in the Gallery Cafe. We also have additional meeting rooms that can be used on their own or for breakout sessions.

Charles Rutherston was a significant contributor to the collections of Manchester Art Gallery. He was not an artist, but a retired Bradford-based textile businessman and philanthropist with a passionate love of art both as a collector and a generous friend and patron to artists. He gifted his collection to Manchester Art Gallery in 1925 as he was impressed by Manchester’s reputation for being ‘public spirited’.

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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