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No matter what your preferences and where you are reading from, we take the hard work out of finding the best birthday party places near to you. We’re particularly proud of our selection of the best birthday party venues Manchester has on its books!


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How to plan a Manchester Birthday Party

Properly planning a birthday party beforehand will ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. There’s a lot to plan – you have to think about catering, where you’re going to put all the guests and how you’re going to decorate the area… But let’s start from the beginning.

Work out your guest list

The first thing you need to sort before you start planning a big birthday party is who is going to be attending. Find out how many people to expect before you settle on a suitable venue for your party. If you are going to be working on a relatively tight budget, then you might have to put together a shortlist of guests that you then whittle down.

Send out invitations

You’ll probably have spoken to most or all of the people attending, but it’s still a good idea to send out invitations. Nothing too fancy - create a Facebook event or send group message to all your friends and family. 

You can also use the invitation to pass on information to your guests about the venue’s location, and anything else they need to know regarding your party.

Don’t forget about food

We are sure that the drinks are already taken care of, but you should also think about the food. It doesn’t have to be 3-course dinner, but is always good to have some nibbles on the tables. 

We’ve got lots of pubs, bars and restaurants in our catalogue, and when you rent these places, you are usually also renting the services of the catering staff. However, if you are opting for dry hire, you’ll need to organise your own food and drinks.

How to choose the right venue 

Choosing the right venue is essential for creating the ideal atmosphere for your birthday party. 

Work out your requirements, then compile a shortlist

Once you know how many people will be attending and what kind of entertainment you will be providing, you can then begin to compile a shortlist of venues that meet your requirements.

Set a budget

One of the most important factors in determining which birthday party venue in Manchester you ultimately choose to hire will be the budget you have available. Establishing exactly how much you have to spend as early in the process as possible will enable you to narrow down your shortlist much more efficiently. 

See what’s available

If you decided about the date already, then you can check the venues on your shortlist to see whether they are available or not. This lets you eliminate a few options and focus your energies on venues that might actually be of use to you.

What are the best areas for birthday parties in Manchester?

The truth is, there are spots all over the city perfect for birthday parties of all sizes, from small get together in beer gardens, to large party with your favourite DJ. It’s no surprise that we’re kicking this off with our favourite canal spots! Not only does this mean you’ve got the chance to make the most of the little sun that comes in Manchester, but also get to enjoy the lovely views of the canal. Our top pick here is the aptly named Rain Bar. Rain Bar’s terrace is a perfect spot for a birthday bash with a garden party feel.

Another top canal choice, situated conveniently next to Deansgate station, is Lock 91. With a terrace or balcony option perfect for exclusive hire, with full fittings ready for a DJ for your next big party event, there is everything to love.

If you’re seeking out the alternative vibes of the Northern Quarter, then look no further than Dive NQ.

How do I get started?

If you’ve read all the way down to here: fair play. You must really love learning about Manchester best birthday venues.

To get started, simply head to the top of this page and begin searching. Once you’ve found your way to a results page like this one, you can apply additional filters to start narrowing your options and honing in on the space that’s best suited to all your needs.

You can get all the latest updates from the industry via our blog, and contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions along the way.

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