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Top Conference Hotels in Manchester

Searching for hotels with conference facilities in Manchester? Look no further, because we have a complete list of all the best hotel venues for meetings and conferences in the city! Whether you’re looking for somewhere in the city centre or close to the airport, there’s plenty of possibilities for you. Manchester is jam-packed with amazing conference hotels that can host small company conferences and huge industry conventions alike! Read up on tips and tricks, compare all the venues and create a shortlist of your favourites. You’ll be on track to finding the best space with modern facilities in no time!

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Conference Hotels Hire Guide

As one of the largest cities in the north of the UK, Manchester plays host to a number of different conferences across the year and is a diverse hive of business and leisure. This has in turn brought about a huge demand for hotel conference venues. Here are some of the top things to consider when hiring your next venue there:

  • Accommodation - Much of the motivation behind choosing a conference venue with accommodation is to give your attendees an easy place to stay the night. This makes it vitally important to check whether your potential conference venue has the availability and capacity to accommodate all of your guests in the same space. In a busy city such as Manchester, demand is high, so be sure to look into this early so not to miss out.
  • Location - With Manchester welcoming conference guests from all over the UK and Europe, it’s vitally important that the space you choose is also well-located. Make sure there are convenient transport links and all delegates can commute to the destination without trouble. If anyone will be driving to the hotel, check if there is a car park nearby, preferably at the venue.
  • Services and extras - Many hotels will offer standard and premium services with optional extras. Before booking, it’s important to understand what is included in your conference package and whether any extra services you’d like are up to standard and fit within your budget. Bear in mind that technology plays an increasingly important role in modern conferences, so be sure to check that your conference venue has access to whatever you will need - as well as, most importantly, good and free WiFi.
  • Facilities – Choose a hotel that has all of the components that you will need. Examples: audiovisual equipment, stages, podium, microphones, etc. By choosing a venue that includes these things, you will save a lot of money having to rent or buy them elsewhere.
  • Compare venues and services – We’ve done our best to make it easy for you, nonetheless, don’t forget to compare your top venue choices before booking your event. Click on each venue that seems like a good fit and weigh your options by considering their differences, pros and cons. A lot of smaller hotel meeting rooms may fit the style you want but can’t provide other needs like larger hotels are able to.
  • Staffing – Check with the hotel and make sure that they will have sufficient staff on site during your event. The last thing you want is to have to move your own chairs when you have other important matters on your mind.

Conference Hotels in Manchester FAQ

How early should I reserve the hotel venue for my conference?

Availability varies from hotel to hotel, depending on its location, popularity, and time of the year. We recommend booking your conference venue at least three months in advance, but if your event is large, you should consider hiring it even up to a year prior. Conferences that require a lot of accommodation for the delegates need to be booked as soon as possible to ensure the benefits of organising them at a hotel. You don’t want to deny a room to some of your guests because you hadn’t booked early enough!

How much does it cost to hire a hotel conference venue in Manchester?

Hire fee pricing is a charge you will see the most. This typically includes the use of a conference room only. The cost usually ranges from £100 to £3,500 per session or per day. The per delegate packages are another type of fees you are likely to come across, especially with hotels that could provide catering for your conference as well. The per person cost ranges from £30-£140 per person. Minimum spend is less common at conference venues and hotels. It means that as long as you spend a pre-agreed amount of money on food and drinks, you won’t have to pay for using the space. These values usually range from £400-£4,000. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Which areas of Manchester are best for conference hotel hire?

Plenty of hotels with conference facilities are located in the city centre, especially close to the city’s major railway station Manchester Piccadilly. Areas such as Castlefield and Deansgate also offer some great venues with modern equipment and on-site accommodation. If you aren’t focused on a central location, taking your conference to a hotel in Trafford is a great idea. In case some of your delegates are flying in, there’s some great conference hotels available for hire near Manchester Airport.

What are the best conference hotels in Manchester?

According to Tagvenue users, some of the top rated hotels with conference facilities in the Manchester area include:

  • King Street Townhouse - situated in the gorgeous Upper King Street Conservation Area, this hotel offers a variety of traditional and elegant spaces perfect for conferences. It’s rated 4.9/5 stars.
  • The Edwardian Manchester - this luxurious hotel in Deansgate offers 23 spaces of different kinds and sizes that can be used for your next conference, big or small! It’s rated 5/5 stars.
  • Whitworth Locke Manchester - occupying a convenient spot near Manchester Piccadilly train station, this apart-hotel is a unique and vibrant option for your conferencing needs. It’s rated 5/5 stars.
  • Hotel Football - if you want to think outside the box, this venue in Trafford is for you. Host your conference in a suite overlooking the Old Trafford stadium or a stunning rooftop space! The venue is rated 5/5 stars.

Guests Reviews of Conference Hotels on Tagvenue

Kristy Eighteen
Booked Portland Room at Townhouse Manchester
Great location, the room was plenty big enough & we were able to use the space just outside the room as a breakout space too. Lovely pastries & coffee machine, good choice of tea too! Staff were all brilliant & super friendly.

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