You’ve been to the pub and you’ve been to the club but now you’re bored and need to find some unusual party venues in Manchester? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you’d like to party in the Northern Quarter, or further away from the centre, we’ve got a list of alternative, quirky, and just cool party hot spots for hire around the city. There is a lot more going on in Manchester beneath the surface and we’re here to help you find the places that really stand out. So why not start browsing our curated list now? You’ll be spoiled with options.
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Now at this point, you’re probably thinking that we’re full of it, but there really are a lot of unusual party venues in Manchester. You can find all sorts of spaces for hire, such as old industrial age mansions, a full-blown cathedral and an actual hangar with a Concorde parked inside. Sounds like a bit too much? You can always shake things up by booking something like one of the city’s many old warehouses. Many of them have been updated with high ceilings, lovely brickwork and decor pulled straight from old-school theatres.
So, which parts of Manchester offer the best choice of unique party venues in town? Going up and down Quay Street will put you in contact with a variety of unique party venues alongside their more mundane cousins. If you make it all the way to Water Street and the River Irwell, you’ll be well set up to take advantage of what Manchester has to offer. If you don’t mind going a bit further south, the area around Oxford Road will also reward the curious with a selection of reasonably priced quirky party venues.
Everyone knows the etiquette when you go out for a party at the bar or your favourite club, but what things should you keep in mind when booking something a bit more unusual?
The cost of hiring a venue in Manchester will depend on the type of venue you will choose. For example, prices at restaurants, bars, pubs, etc. tend to be around £18 to £35+ per person. A minimum spend falls anywhere between £500 to £1500+. It is also possible to hire a space per hour, and prices in Manchester typically range from £50 to £150+. Keep in mind that it's always worth asking venue managers about special offers and discounts, as well as inquiring about off-peak rates. (All data from Tagvenue.com.)
If you want to have a long list of available spaces, you should act fast and secure the booking anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks before your party. That way, you won’t need to worry about having fewer options to choose from and can focus on other party elements of your planning list.
Start your search in the bohemian Northern Quarter - this party neighbourhood is famous for its long list of quirky, independent restaurants, pubs and bars. Some of the famous and unusual spaces that you can find there are the Printworks and the Albert Hall. If you’re looking for a space with some more flair, then swing by Deansgate. It’s home to a number of stylish and sophisticated venues - from upscale restaurants with unique decor to amazing bars and wine lounges in the city that boast eccentric themes and a fun party atmosphere.
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