Chetham's - Manchester | Wedding Venues | Britain's Finest


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Wedding Venue
Chetham's is a unique and atmospheric location, ideal for events from seminars to weddings. Fall in love with the magical atmosphere of Chetham's Library and say your vows in the Baronial Hall, with its beautiful inglenook fireplace and magnificent timber roof. Dating back to 1421, the medieval building is full of character and history.

What makes Chetham's a unique wedding venue?

Chetham's offers the perfect combination of history and heritage in a contemporary setting. Ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts can be hosted in a suite of period rooms with the flexibility to host anything from the most intimate gathering to larger groups.

What is a typical wedding like at Chetham's?

You and your guests will have exclusive use of the medieval buildings for your special day, and can wander through the cloisters, secret passageways and hidden courtyard soaking up the unique atmosphere of this haven of tranquillity. The gorgeous time-worn sandstone and sumptuous oak-panelled rooms provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs, and the stunning Baronial Hall will give your ceremony the wow factor.

What Wedding Packages does Chetham's offer?

We offer fully catered wedding packages through our exclusive event partners Vanilla in Allseasons, who will work with you from beginning to end to create your perfect day. Smaller, ceremony-only events are offered on an in-house basis, either with or without drinks and canapés.

Where is Chetham's located?

In the heart of Manchester city centre with excellent transport links.

Top facilities

Wedding Coordinator Available


Based on 13 reviews

If you're looking for a Manchester city centre venue with the ‘wow' factor, then look no further! Our guests would not stop complimenting the venue all day and we decided to have minimal decorations as the location itself was gorgeous enough, which saved us a few pennies too! The Chetham's wedding...


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I wanted to quickly thank you and all your staff for a beautiful day. We have had quite a few "it's the best wedding I've been to" comments!


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All of our guest loved the food and the service was excellent. We didn't worry about a thing as Adam and his team delivered a flawless service.


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A personalised menu was delivered for us to reflect an Italian theme which we wanted to create for the food including anti pasti sharing platters as starters which was also a great way to get guests talking on each table. The portions were a very generous size for the main course and so many guests...


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It was a pleasure getting to work with you and your team and to hold a wedding at such a gorgeous venue is a privilege. The wedding ran very smoothly and both Mikey and Dom have said it was the best day of their lives


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Our guests were so impressed with the venue. The lady who showed people around the library itself was so knowledgeable. Guests really enjoyed the history lesson! It was a really wonderful experience.


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The caterers were brilliant from the first meeting, guiding us through the selection process, offering suppliers for other elements that were not finalised, food tasting & of course on the big day. Guests still talk to this day of our wedding & how amazing the food was. Liked the fact that they use...


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Just wanted to say thank you so much for making the wedding day run so smoothly and going the extra mile for us. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were so made up with how well the day went. The building looked amazing and fitted so well with everything. Again thank you so much for being the...


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The service provided by Simon and his team it is absolutely brilliant! lovely and dedicated staff, Great food and unique building! Made my very special day even better than I imagined.

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Facilities & information


50 - 100 Guests Capacity

50 Guests or Less Capacity

Parking Available

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Buffet Catering

Corkage Option

In House Catering

Seated Catering

Evening Entertainment

Entertainment licence

Staff Assistance

Wedding Coordinator Available

Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 100

Wedding Capacity Civil License: 100

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 80

Minimum Wedding Capacity: 10

Minimum Wedding Capacity Civil License: 10

Minimum Wedding Capacity Indoor: 10


0161 834 7961

Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ManchesterM3 1SB, United Kingdom

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