Planning a civil ceremony in Manchester can be a stressful undertaking. We are here to help you relieve some of that stress by making it easier to find the perfect venue for your event. Manchester is full of licensed civil ceremony venues perfect for your big day. A hotel, a banqueting hall or even a warehouse can be the perfect location for your ceremony if they have been licensed by a local authority. Whether you are looking for a venue in the Northern Quarter, one in Spinningfields or want to explore all of the options available in Manchester, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Search through our listings and book directly!
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A licensed wedding venue in Manchester is a space approved by a local authority for holding a wedding ceremony. However, that is only the beginning. A registrar is required for conducting a wedding ceremony, so prior to organising a wedding, the couple must notify the town hall about their marriage or civil partnership. This can prove difficult at times because the availability is often limited. It is best to double-check that your desired wedding date is in line with the registrar’s agenda before filing the notice. You will also want to be prepared to pay a fee to the local authority.
In Manchester, there are many options available for a wedding ceremony, but some are more popular than others. Here are a couple of the most sought-after venue types:
Manchester is one of the biggest cities in the UK – choosing the right location for your wedding can be a daunting task. We are here to help! Here are the most popular Manchester districts when it comes to licensed wedding venues:
The average hire fee of a civil ceremony venue in Manchester is around £500-£700 per session or £50-£100 per hour. The price will vary depending on the venue and the size of your event. For example, if you’re planning an intimate wedding ceremony with around 30 guests, it might cost at least £100-£250 per session to hire the venue. However, if you are looking for a venue that can accommodate up to 100 people, then expect to pay about £600-£1,200 or more per session. For per-person packages, the average price is from £25-£30 per guest. Some civil ceremony venues in Manchester operate on minimum spend, which means that you have to spend a certain amount of money on food and drinks. Such venues have a minimum of at least £750 per session. (All data from Tagvenue.)
The best venues don't stay open forever. In fact, they book up fast, so if you want to be the one who gets to say "I do" in the most beautiful place of your choice, you need to act fast. We recommend booking your venue at least 9-12 months in advance. If you wait too long, you might miss out on your dream venue that may be booked or no longer available.
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