Best Instagram Spots & Engagement Photoshoot Locations In Manchester, UK | Urban Photo Lab

Updated: Feb 6

Manchester is a city bustling with culture and history at every turn. Whether you’re looking for an urban, natural or alternative vibe to your instagram- wedding and engagement photos, this city offers plenty of beautiful locations to capture your special moment. 

Manchester Art Gallery

Located right in the city centre, Manchester Art Gallery is a favourite spot for wedding and engagement shoots. Consisting of three connected buildings, the outside provides a stunning choice of Greek Ionic and Italian Palazzo style architecture. Inside the gallery, there is a breathtaking glass staircase, and plenty of paintings, sculptures, prints and decorative glass to serve as a backdrop for your engagement photos. And if that hasn’t quite convinced you, the gallery has an impressive entrance staircase as well. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an art enthusiast or not - the Manchester Art Gallery is sure to inspire you. 


Castlefield, Manchester

Our favourite place for an engagement session. It's pretty quiet in the morning (we recommend 7am). Bridgewater Canal is very picturesque. You can walk through the streets and find a lot of beautiful little places for a great photos.

Salford Quays, Media City

Salford Quays, Media City

A beautiful and amazing place in Manchester - really modern and unique - worth a visit - a bit windy sometimes, but it gives you an amazing view on Old Trafford Stadium if you are a football fan.

Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter , Manchester City Centre

Manchester is known for its urban, edgy feel. If you’re looking to capture this in your photos, then look no further than the Northern Quarter. With plenty of street art and bohemian bars, there is a real unique character to this corner of the city. The Northern Quarter is renowned for its vintage stores and record shops, so if you’re a fan of fashion and music, then this area is perfect for you.

Manchester Town Hall & University

Manchester University & Manchester Animal Museum

It wouldn’t be a list of photoshoot locations without including Manchester Town Hall. This neo-Gothic, Victorian building in the heart of the city offers plenty of stunning angles both internally and externally. The Clock Tower rises to 85m and serves as a majestic backdrop for your photos. Inside, the Great Hall has high windows and a glazed skylight which bathes the room in natural light. The Sculpture Hall features beautiful stone ceilings, as well as statues and busts of influential figures. If you’re a fan of historical buildings and Gothic architecture, then Manchester Town Hall should be high on your list. 

Heaton Park, Manchester

Heaton Park is the 'biggest and best' park in the North West! Great place to go out and spend some time with the nature.

King Street Townhouse, Manchester City Centre

King Street Townhouse, Manchester

King Street Townhouse is a remarkable Italian renaissance building in the city centre. With its beautifully styled interior, it’s no surprise that this 4-star hotel is a popular wedding venue. The hotel also features a lounge and terrace with stunning views over Manchester. If it’s dramatic backdrops that you’re after, King Street Townhouse does not disappoint. 

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