Manchester Art Gallery

Weddings and civil ceremonies

We know that it is currently a difficult time to be planning your Wedding but we are happy to help and can provide images and details of the beautiful spaces at Manchester Art Gallery, along with our menus and wine list to help you consider your options for when the situation eases. Zoom meetings are also an option – the Events Team can chat to you and talk you through the options. Let us know if we can help – you can contact the Team on

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.

Weddings and civil ceremonies are held among the atmospheric Mancunian 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, Galleries or the Gallery Café.

We are also able to accommodate ceremony and receptions only – talk to us to discuss your requirements.

Our event managers will guide you through the planning process and work with you to ensure that you and your guests have a truly memorable and special day.

Wedding tables at Manchester Art Gallery
Bride on atrium steps at Manchester Art Gallery
Wedding cake in a gallery space at Manchester Art Gallery

Wedding couple at Manchester Art Gallery
Valette Gallery set out ready for a wedding
Wedding couple at Manchester Art Gallery

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. Take a look at our Rate card for more details on wedding venue hire at Manchester Art Gallery.

Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8866/62
Download: our Venue hire brochure 

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Main image courtesy Ayesha Rahman Photography
Bottom right, courtesy Shane Webber Photography