Manchester Urban Wedding Venues That Will Leave You Speechless | Manchester Wedding Photographer

Updated: Nov 22, 2019

Your wedding day will be a truly unforgettable day. Such a special occasion deserves that extra special treatment. Picture the wedding album that you'll be showing your grandchildren. It's full of beautiful photos of you and your soulmate together on the happiest day of your life, and serving as a stunning backdrop to this perfect day is the perfect venue. These venues are truly stunning, classic to quirky, with some incredible views, fabulous staff, and ornate spaces. From museums that are steeped in history, to modern art galleries, our venues are wonderfully diverse and unique. City wedding can be pretty incredible experience. Graffiti- and mural-covered walls make an edgy backdrop for what could otherwise be ho-hum pics. Be sure to explore the neighborhoods near your venue for the most intriguing spots.

King Street Townhouse

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(Prices start from £6500)

Kind Street is a Manchester icon right in the heart of the city centre so it’s not a surprise it’s one of the preferred urban wedding venues for some many couples wanting a city wedding. With fabulous views over the Albert Square and an exceptional skyline view of the Manchester City Centre, this venue offers the perfect space for a spectacular city wedding. This centrally located hotel does have a beautiful formal ballroom, but if you are really looking for a wow factor, than head upstairs to the rooftop. The King Street Townhouse is part of the Eclectic Collection Group of Hotels who have some other absolutely awesome places in Manchester. It is a real treat for a wedding Photographer to be able to photograph wedding in this beautiful setting. King Street Townhouse boasts magical views from the heated South Terrace overlooking Manchester city centre.

© Manchester Art Gallery | Manchester

Manchester Art Gallery

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(prices starting from £1750)

Exchange your vows in a gallery setting surrounded by beautiful paintings. Manchester Art Gallery is a great place for an artsy wedding. Following a memorable civil partnership or wedding ceremony in the critically acclaimed Lowry/Vallete gallery, guests can enjoy a champagne drinks reception in the romantic galleries before adjourning to the contemporary Atrium for a stylish dinner. Remain in the Atrium or host your evening reception and dance floor in the Georgian panelled restaurant with up to 200 wedding guests. The Gallery's professional events team are on-hand to ensure the successful, hassle-free organisation and execution of your special day.

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© Victoria Warehouse | Manchester

Victoria Warehouse

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(from £6000 per day)

Victoria Warehouse is based in Manchester, close to Media City. The venue was established nearly 100 years ago and is an important part of the industrial history it emerged from. Victoria Warehouse offers an amazing, industrial backdrop perfect for an unconventional wedding day filled with character and style. The industrial pillars and original brickwork have been lovingly restored to reveal a striking backdrop across two rooms; ideal for both traditional and contemporary celebrations. You really couldn’t get married anywhere more unusual and atmospheric. With the venue open to guest lists up to 1,500 people, Victoria Warehouse is primed for the ultimate wedding action.  

Great John Street Hotel @ Manchester
© Great John Street Hotel | Manchester

Great John Street Hotel

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(Prices from £720.00 - £3600.00 )

Manchester’s Are you looking for a wedding venue with a difference? Then take a closer look at Great John Street Hotel, one of Ecolectic Hotels! You really can't beat Great John Street's prime location among other hotels in Manchester. With more than a dozen unique event spaces, the hotel is really flexible when it comes to being accomodating. We think this is the most most urban wedding venue in Manchester or even in whole North West, this former Victorian school house has been transformed into a luxury townhouse hotel which can also accommodate civil ceremonies and receptions. In conjunction with the Rooftop Lounge, the Rooftop Playground offers the most unique backdrop for any event and celebration in Manchester perfect for rooftop BBQs, launch events, cocktail parties and wedding receptions. As a Wedding Photographer we must admit love this venue!

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© Oddfellows On The Park | Manchester

Oddfellows On The Park

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(from £8500 per day)

Oddfellows On The Park is situated within the 120-acre Bruntwood Park, just 6.4 km from Manchester Airport and 14.4 km from Manchester city centre. Oddfellows On The Park is the newest member of the Oddfellow’s family. This is the second in a new group of quirky, design-led hotels, the first of which is in the centre of Chester, and highly popular. This one is different: set in a Victorian Gothic mansion in the middle of a popular public park offering lovely walks and plentiful recreation facilities. Like its sister hotel in Chester, design is important, service is crucial and playfulness is a requirement. This exciting new hotel set within a beautiful Victorian mansion houses 22 gorgeous bedrooms a destination restaurant , cocktail bar , flexible event spaces with views to die for and a statement ‘salon de beaute’ fondly named The Pigsty.

The ethos of Oddfellows is one of quirky individuality and fun, but some of the ‘playful’ elements employed seem too deliberately contrived to feel naturally amusing. Oddfellows on The Park is an unusual, inspiring and intimate venue offering a beautiful charmed and enticing backdrop for your special day. Whether you're planning a more natural affair, a really posh bash or an informal celebration, your wedding at Oddfellows on The Park will be tailored just for you. 

© Albert Hall | Manchester

Albert Hall Chapel | Albert's Schloss

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(from £8000 per day)

Ideal for those looking for the best alternative Manchester wedding venues, this building blends history with contemporary décor. Historic building of Albert Hall got their wedding license granted in 2014. Originally designed as a church and subsequently renovated for the celebration of weddings and other events, Albert Hall is Grade II listed building and is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies, meaning you can have the ceremony, the drinks, the feast and the party all under one beautifully restored roof in a venue that is replete with character and original features.

The Grade II listed building has an eclectic style with Baroque and Gothic elements, set over three storeys - but previous owners, nightclub Brannigans, only used the ground floor.

The Albert Hall is one of Manchester's premium venues for weddings of up to 300 guests. You can celebrate a wonderfully memorable wedding by having your marriage in the renowned Wesleyan Chapel with stained glass windows and vaulted ceiling. Just few steps down you have an incredible sister-venue Albert's Schloss, so you might want to pop in for few pints after ceremony.

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Cloud 23 | Hilton Hotel Deangate, Manchester

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(prices start from £1000)

It really doesn't get any more central than this. Hilton Manchester Deansgate is renowned as one of the most exclusive conference and events venues in the city. Combining creativity, gastronomic flair, and the ability to rise to any occasion, we provide the space, style and personalized service that you want and expect. From grandiose galas and meticulous meetings to private parties, weddings and social soirees, your special occasion is our main event. Clous 23 is the most spectacular is cocktail bar, which offers views across Manchester’s skyline.

It's natural to feel sky high on your wedding day - but if you want to enhance this head-in-the-clouds feeling further then head to Manchester's only sky bar for your nuptials. With a licence for civil ceremonies, you can walk on air while you walk the aisle, and get married against a backdrop of Manchester's glittering skyline.

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