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Top Christmas Party Venues in Manchester

Already thinking about the most wonderful time of the year? Then it's time to look for Christmas party venues in Manchester! Thanks to its world-famous markets and celebrations, Manchester is a lovely place to be during the holiday season. From quirky pubs through casual bars to elegant Christmas dinner restaurants, the city boasts a variety of venues you can book! You will definitely find what you need to throw your dream Christmas party in the city. So what are you waiting for? Hop on Tagvenue and see how easy it is to find and book the perfect Manchester holiday event space with us.

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Christmas Party Venues Hire Guide

Almost any type of venue can be a good choice for a Christmas party depending on how you are going to decorate it and what vibe you're going for! However, some of them have a special place in our hearts. What are they, you may ask?

Popular kinds of Christmas party venues in Manchester:

  • Party spaces in Manchester city centre – from eye-catching venues near Deansgate, King Street or Princess Street to secret spots you wouldn’t notice at first sight, we’re listing the best Christmas office party venues in the centre of Manchester. Whether you’re looking for a cosy pub or a dry hire function room for your holiday celebration, you can find it here!
  • Bars – a classic option that never disappoints. Manchester has a good deal of bars, and we know how to pick the ones that are perfect for corporate receptions and Christmas drinks.
  • Boats – feel like going for a festive canal trip? Christmas parties on barges and boats are a thing in Manchester. We know where to find the best offers for Christmas canal cruises!
  • Art galleries – works of art serve as a wonderful backdrop for holiday celebrations. The elegant vibe and unique ambience of Manchester art galleries for hire make them a popular choice for Christmas parties.
  • Restaurants – Chefs in Manchester prepare exclusive menus for Christmas parties every year! Whether you’re after merry mince pies, traditional puddings and gingerbreads or more contemporary Christmas cuisine, we’re sure to help you find a restaurant you can rent for Christmas Day that will fit your concept.
  • Christmas party venues in Greater Manchester – being one of the UK’s largest metropolitan areas, Greater Manchester offers a wide variety of spaces, from manor houses to all kinds of banqueting halls. Often, straying away from the city centre allows you to find more affordable Christmas party venues!

Christmas party ideas in Manchester:

  • If you’re after an alternative holiday party, try searching in the Northern Quarter. Venues there are as unique as the area itself – a perfect option if you want a Christmas party with an interesting vibe.
  • Manchester has a rich culinary scene. How about going for a Christmas dinner party? At Tagvenue we’re listing the best Mancunian holiday restaurants with private dining rooms, perfect both for corporate and private occasions. Plenty of venues offer special Christmas party menus, too.
  • Home to big bands such as Oasis, The Smiths and Bee Gees, Manchester is known for being an exceptionally musical city. No wonder karaoke Christmas parties are a hot trend here! It’s a brilliant occasion to sing your heart out to both classical carols as well as today’s top hits.
  • Themed Christmas parties are now a thing in Manchester. Need inspiration? Think of a 20’s style Great Gatsby winter evening in the town or an ugly Christmas sweater bash. Also, movie themes (Home Alone, Grinch) never get old – and if you’re after something eccentric, we suggest The Nightmare Before Christmas.

How to organise a Christmas party in Manchester – tips & tricks:

  • The earlier, the better – the best Christmas party venues in Manchester book out months in advance. The sooner you decide to start looking, the more choices you'll have. It’s better to have a few potential event dates in mind, too – this increases your chances of finding what you want. Remember to send out the invitations a few weeks in advance, too.
  • Good things come in packages – as mentioned above, many of Manchester's Christmas party spaces have special offers for the holiday time. Christmas party packages usually consist of special (often bespoke) festive food and drink menus. Sometimes decor, entertainment and event manager services are included as well. And the best part? By choosing Christmas party packages you can save a lot – we know how to find the best deals in Manchester!
  • Music can make it or break it – a fun Christmas playlist is essential for a successful night. For laid-back office Christmas parties, play upbeat holiday pop songs, while for a fine dining experience, a soft Christmas jazz backdrop will work better. Remember to make your set long enough, too – don’t bore your guests with listening to the same short mixtape over and over again. If you don’t feel like creating your own playlist, you might want to hire a DJ specialising in Christmas parties – they know how to please the crowd.
  • Decorations create the atmosphere – there are some things that Christmas can not go without. They are part of tradition that we just cannot ignore. What does every Christmas party need to build a true Christmas atmosphere? Some Christmas lights, a mistletoe, a door wreath, themed napkins and tablecloths, and of course, you shouldn’t forget about the Christmas Tree!
  • Convenient location – when organising a Christmas party in Manchester, bear in mind the location where the party is going to happen. The venue should be somewhere easily reachable for all the guests, for example, close to public transport hubs.

FAQs about Christmas Party Venues in Manchester

How much does it cost to hire a Christmas party venue in Manchester?

The minimum spend to hire a small Christmas party venue can range from £50 to £200, which is a great budget-friendly option! If the space is larger, the minimum spend can reach up to £10,000 and more. If you're looking for traditional Christmas venue hire, the fees start around £20 per hour at the cheapest spaces, and go up to even £12,000 per day. (All data from

How far ahead should I book a venue for a Christmas party in Manchester?

You should start to look for a venue approximately 3 months before the event if you're organising a small bash or even 6 months for larger events! If you want to make sure your favourite venue won’t have been booked by the time you decide on it, you should make a booking as soon as you know all the necessary details. Manchester's most popular Christmas party venues book out pretty quickly, and the festive season is busy!

Where in Manchester can I find the best Christmas party venues?

Some of the highest-rated Christmas party spaces we're listing in Manchester, our 'Supervenues', are often located in Northern Quarter, Spinningfields, Piccadilly and Ancoats. Customers have praised them for excellent communication with venue managers, friendly staff, excellent location and delicious catering. So if you are looking for a well-tried venue, take a look at those locations!

Is it possible to cancel the Christmas venue booking?

It is, however, bear in mind that in some cases you will not get a full refund. We always recommend checking the cancellation policy of the venue before signing and contact the venue manager to discuss the details.

Guests Reviews of Christmas Party Venues on Tagvenue

Emma H.
Booked Coconut Cabana at Tiki Hideaway Manchester
I was trying to arrange some kind of Christmas party, with no real budget and an unknown number of guests, all very last minute. Heather was very helpful and responsive throughout the booking and right up until the day itself. The bar staff on the day were very friendly and helpful.
Lisa G.
Booked Chef's Table at Manchester235 Casino
Went above and beyond for a member of staff with a gluten intolerance. Staff were really polite and attentive. Fabulous Christmas night out
Mrs M.
Booked Arch 2 at Revolution Deansgate Locks
Our Venue was the Loft on Oxford Road which we had our private party on Friday 9th December 2022. Fantastic party and well organised from start to finish. Molly and the team were brilliant and they looked after us throughout the night. Would highly recommend for a party venue anytime of the year. We'll definitely be back.
Jemma B.
Booked Exclusive Venue Hire at The Fitzgerald
Best venue we've had for our roaring twenties Christmas party! The room is ambient and quirky. The bar staff were fabulous and the food was so good for a buffet. Everyone was so happy with the service and food quality. Thank you for having us.
Booked Basement Bar at Foundry Project
We needed a room not too big and not too poky. The room was perfect. The food was excellent (we ordered too much). Drinks packages were very reasonable given the location. Our hostess Taymar was amazing, and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely book for any future events.
Carissa N.
Booked Coworking Lounge at Whitworth Locke Manchester
The venue went above and beyond to make sure our Christmas Party was a smashing success. I can not thank them enough for all of the help and support that they have given me with the planning.
Sinead R.
Booked The Dining Room at Rendition
From the moment we arrived the team were amazing! The drinks were waiting for us so the party could start to mingle. Downstairs was all laid out and I was welcomed by Pippa who then introduced me to the rest of the team. I can not fault anything during the evening and my whole party enjoyed the evening from start to finish! All of the food was served to perfection and tasted amazing
Sophie H.
Booked Semi Private Mezzanine at Gusto Italian Manchester
It was really good, had the whole area to ourselves which was fab and the food was amazing!

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