Civil Ceremony Venues for Hire in Manchester

Civil Ceremony Venues for Hire in Manchester

Browse our collection of licensed wedding venues

Trusted by over 500k customers

UK > Manchester > Wedding Venues > Civil Ceremony Venues

Top Civil Ceremony Venues in Manchester

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!

1 of 22

Civil Ceremony Venues Hire Guide

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:

  • Hotel. This can be one of the most elegant and easy-to-organise venues available. Staff are available to assist you with decorations, lights, and the overall set-up for your wedding ceremony so you will be able to sit back and relax.
  • Hall. What if you have something grandiose on your mind? Pick a licensed wedding hall! It’s like a blank canvas ready to be painted with your ideas. If you love planning and organising events, this kind of venue is the best option for you. You can find some of the best ones in town around Quay Street and Bridge Street.
  • Unusual venues. If you’re looking for something a little quirky, you may want to look into hiring an art gallery, museum or loft for your wedding ceremony. It will allow you to add a special touch and ensure a unique and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We’re listing a range of unusual spaces licensed for civil ceremonies, so why not take the opportunity?

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:

  • Deansgate. Hip and modern, Deansgate is on top of its game when it comes to chic facilities. Here you can find an abundance of both big and small civil ceremony venues in hotels, bars and restaurants. Many of these are located within Grade II listed buildings, so if a historical touch is what you’re keen on, Deansgate is the place to look for your dream wedding space.
  • Spinningfields. This location is home to dapper venues with a unique feel. Filled with classy and stylish eateries, hotels and galleries, Spinningfields offers many options for you to choose from. Some of the wedding venues in the area boast waterfront views, too! Checking out wedding ceremony spots in Spinningfield is definitely worth the effort.

FAQs about Civil Ceremony Venues in Manchester

How much does it cost to hire a civil ceremony venue in Manchester?

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.)

What are some of the best civil ceremony venues in Manchester?

  • Victorian Galleries at Manchester Art Gallery. With its soaring ceilings, elegant architecture and wide variety of intricate artwork, this extraordinary and unique venue fit kings and queens.
  • Directors Room at Kimpton Clocktower Manchester. With its emphasis on classic features, architectural detail and craftsmanship, this venue is sure to make your ceremony one that leaves a lasting impression.
  • fivefourstudios. Three white studios, each with its own unique aesthetic and feel, offer you the chance to add your personal touch and create a truly bespoke ceremony space that is unique and tailored to you.

How far in advance should I book a civil ceremony venue in Manchester?

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.

Guests Reviews of Civil Ceremony Venues on Tagvenue

Booked Royal Suite at Trafford Hall Hotel
The royal suite where we had our wedding ceremony and reception was beautiful. The whole day went perfectly and the food was amazing. Bogi was really helpful with everything all the planning went smoothly and she was always nice and helped with any questions we had. I can’t think of a single negative about our entire experience. The hotel room was beautiful too and breakfast was really nice. Thank you for making our day perfect.
David S.
Booked The Drawing Room at Elizabeth Gaskell's House
Absolutely beautiful venue. Great central Manchester location. Perfect for our wedding party of 35. The booking process was easy, we had a lovely guided tour by Ellen and she was very reassuring.
Eleanor S.
Booked The Servant's Hall at Elizabeth Gaskell's House
The venue was the most perfect atmosphere! The staff were accommodating and extremely friendly, which made the day even more perfect. Katie the manager was amazing with communication and helped us any way she could. Everything exceeded expectations.
Nicky M.
Booked The Chapel at The Monastery Manchester
Fran & Katie’s event coardnators communication was excellent they prepared and carried out my sons wedding event. They listened & cared to our requests All went smoothly with the added benefit of being in the monastery which is a truely magical unquie building. The wedding experience was SO special. Gorton monastery is a hidden gem. You will feel that from the moment you walk through the door. GREAT team who made our day one to remember. Great appreciation ♥️ Nicky

Used by over
really smart customers

Civil Ceremony Venues in other cities