Manchester dining & social experiences
Located within Manchester’s Medieval Quarter, the city’s Grade I-listed cathedral offers a beautiful banqueting backdrop and a choice of versatile spaces.
Manchester Cathedral’s Nave is the widest of any Cathedral in northern Europe. It has a capacity of 1,103 people and can seat 940 for a sit-down dinner.
For dinners, the Regimental Chapel has a capacity of 190, while The Library can host 50. The Refectory can seat 80 theatre-style or The Chapter House can seat 15 for more intimate gatherings.
The Monastery Manchester
The Monastery Manchester is a very special place. Once a Franciscan Church and Friary, and described as architect Edward Pugin’s gothic masterpiece, it is run by volunteers and owned by the same charitable trust that rescued it from ruin during the late Eighties.
The splendour of the Great Nave at The Monastery provides a magnificent backdrop for breathtaking banquets, gala dinners and awards celebrations with formal seating for up to 450 guests. Profits from events and activities are donated back to the Trust to support ongoing maintenance, as well as charitable projects in arts, health, skills and education.
The Midland Hotel
Combining luxury with history in the heart of Manchester, the 312-bedroom Midland Hotel is where Rolls famously met Royce over 100 years ago, creating the luxury car marque we know today.
Today, the Grade II-listed, four-star hotel is one of Manchester's most-loved icons, located just minutes from Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations, and situated directly opposite Manchester Central convention centre.
The Midland offers 14 impressive conference and meeting rooms, with the largest suite able to host up to 700 guests. Treat groups to fine dining from two critically acclaimed restaurants.
The French has received four AA Rosettes and been named one of the top 15 restaurants in the UK. While the dining room at Mr Cooper’s features trees and birdhouses amongst a green and white colour scheme, bringing the outdoors in.