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The Monastery Manchester

Location pin

89, Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF - 

  • Users

    Up to
    650 guests

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

The Monastery Manchester is a magnificent building designed by Augustus Pugin, and was once listed in the world’s 100 most endangered sites.

Following an extensive restoration scheme, the hidden treasure is now a beautiful and stunning location for a range of corporate, social and cultural occasions. This unique Grade II* listed venue is the perfect setting for any special event. With impressively versatile internal spaces, The Monastery's in-house team can help create an experience which guests will never forget.\

Located only minutes away from Manchester city centre, The Monastery is easily reached with good transport links.

The Monastery Manchester is managed by the same charitable trust that saved it from dereliction 23 years ago. All profits from events go back into the community outreach projects and restoration work on the Grade II* listed building.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 60

Theatre

Theatre

up to 650

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 150

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 320

Classroom

Classroom

up to 105

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Amenities

Tea

Tea

Stage

Stage

Flipchart

Flipchart

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Whiteboards

Whiteboards

Disabled access

Disabled access

Lectern

Lectern

Print/Scan/Copy

Print/Scan/Copy

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Telephone

Telephone

Audio & visual

Whiteboards

Whiteboards

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

Conference phone

Conference phone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

TV screen

TV screen

Flipchart

Flipchart

WiFi

WiFi

Other

Our event planners are happy to help you arrange any audio-visual equipment you may require.

Space rules

Cancellation policy

From 12 to 6 months prior to the event 50% of all costs and pre-ordered items From 6 to 3 months prior to the event 75% of all costs and pre-ordered items From 3 months to 4 Weeks prior to the event 90% of all costs and pre-ordered items From 4 Weeks prior to the event 100% of all costs and pre-ordered items or losses

Location

Reviews

  • Ann

    November 2019

    Everything was perfect for my get together, all the ladies enjoyed themselves thoroughly. The table settings were lovely and the food was excellent. We even had a sing in the Nave. We couldn’t believe when it was time for us to leave even the sun shone so we could walk in the Healing Garden. Thank you so much for making my day so pleasurable I will not hesitate to recommend the Monastery for a function and I am sure a lot of the ladies will be back. Thanks again Ann

  • Julie Pearson

    April 2024

    Another lovely visit to the Monasrwry. It was a lovely sunny day and was nice to enjoy some peaceful time in the healing garden.

  • Manchester Food and Drink Festival

    November 2019

    Thanks once again to you and the Monastery team for making the evening a great success. A special thanks to John and Glen for everything they did on the day too which I know is always a full on day but they were both incredibly helpful and a pleasure to work with so please pass on our gratitude.

  • Adele Corbett

    April 2024

    The most beautiful old building, restored to it's former monastic glory with love and patience, and offers so much to Manchester, including a daily silent hour in the wonderful old church. Lovely tea rooms and friendly staff and volunteers.

  • Martin Feast

    March 2024

    Currently attending a course based at the Monsatery. We were given a brief tour of the facilities and grounds on the first day. Amazing setting and being built on leylines the energy is amazing. Free to the public to access Sunday to Thursday and some free events during these days such as sound sessions in the church. Also on each of the days a silent hour between 12pm and 1pm in the church. The cafe is great for a hot drink and serves a small variety of dishes for lunch such as soups, jackets and sandwiches. Amazing courtyard garden to sit and relax in. The architecture and renovation to the buildings are amazing to see and all the photography of the renevation and previous attractions locally such as Belle Vue zoo as way back as the 1970's and prior to.

  • denis mclaughlin

    May 2024

    We had our wedding reception at the Monastery. Would highly recommend considering having your day here. Chloe was fantastic from start to finish working as our single point of contact. She was accommodating, flexible and provided great suggestions. The day went very smoothly, all of the guests commented on how great the building is and how nice the gardens were. The staff were helpful, and Glen and Neil did everything they could to make the day as good as it could be.