The Study at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

  12 reviews  – 
84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
Ardwick

About this space

William Gaskell’s study has been carefully restored with Victorian furnishings and an incredible selection of books from the period. This cosy book-lined room is perfect for a small and intimate ceremony for up to 10 people. This includes the couple and 8 guests.

Order of the day:
The couple will arrive first and you can access Elizabeth Gaskell’s bedroom as a prep room and private space. Guests will enter through the original front doors into the entrance hall. They are then free to mingle and explore.

Our wedding coordinators will ensure that everyone is seated so that you can make a grand entrance down the sweeping staircase.

After the ceremony, you can enjoy a drinks reception in the entrance hall and period rooms.

If you’re wedding party includes more than 10 people, you will need to book the Drawing Room or Garden for your ceremony. But don’t worry, all of our couples have exclusive hire of the house on their wedding day so you can access all of the rooms.


Prices

Monday
10:00 – 23:00
from £950 hire fee per day
Per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £950 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
These prices are based on our 3 hour package. Prices are subject to change. Please get in touch for a quote.

We offer a 3 or 5 hour package and additional hours can be booked on top of this.

We suggest the following timings:
3-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos
4-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, canapes only downstairs
5-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering downstairs
6+hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering, and reception/dancing downstairs
Tuesday
10:00 – 23:00
from £950 hire fee per day
Per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £950 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
These prices are based on our 3 hour package. Prices are subject to change. Please get in touch for a quote.

We offer a 3 or 5 hour package and additional hours can be booked on top of this.

We suggest the following timings:
3-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos
4-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, canapes only downstairs
5-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering downstairs
6+hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering, and reception/dancing downstairs
Wednesday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
These prices are based on our 3 hour package. Prices are subject to change. Please get in touch for a quote.

We offer a 3 or 5 hour package and additional hours can be booked on top of this.

We suggest the following timings:
3-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos
4-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, canapes only downstairs
5-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering downstairs
6+hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering, and reception/dancing downstairs
Thursday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
These prices are based on our 3 hour package. Prices are subject to change. Please get in touch for a quote.

We offer a 3 or 5 hour package and additional hours can be booked on top of this.

We suggest the following timings:
3-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos
4-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, canapes only downstairs
5-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering downstairs
6+hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering, and reception/dancing downstairs
Friday
10:00 – 23:00
from £1100 hire fee per day
Per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £1100 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
These prices are based on our 3 hour package. Prices are subject to change. Please get in touch for a quote.

We offer a 3 or 5 hour package and additional hours can be booked on top of this.

We suggest the following timings:
3-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos
4-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, canapes only downstairs
5-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering downstairs
6+hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering, and reception/dancing downstairs
Saturday
10:00 – 23:00
from £1100 hire fee per day
Per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £1100 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
These prices are based on our 3 hour package. Prices are subject to change. Please get in touch for a quote.

We offer a 3 or 5 hour package and additional hours can be booked on top of this.

We suggest the following timings:
3-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos
4-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, canapes only downstairs
5-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering downstairs
6+hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering, and reception/dancing downstairs
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
These prices are based on our 3 hour package. Prices are subject to change. Please get in touch for a quote.

We offer a 3 or 5 hour package and additional hours can be booked on top of this.

We suggest the following timings:
3-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos
4-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, canapes only downstairs
5-hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering downstairs
6+hours: couple arrival, guest arrival, ceremony, drinks reception, photos, sit down catering, and reception/dancing downstairs
Pricing updated by venue 5 months ago
Minimum booking duration: 3 hours

Capacity

Standing
up to 10
Cabaret
up to 10

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
PA system / speakers
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Free on-street parking
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Ground level
Disabled parking space available
Lift to all floors

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

No smoking in the building.

No naked flames are permitted anywhere in the venue or on the premises.

Biodegradable confetti ONLY.

No food and clear drinks ONLY are permitted in the Victorian period rooms. This is to protect the museum collection.


Situated just outside the hustle and bustle of Manchester City Centre, sits the former home of Manchester’s most famous Victorian writer, Elizabeth Gaskell. This beautifully restored Victorian house, with spectacular period rooms and villa style garden, provides a unique and stunning backdrop for any occasion.

Wedding ceremonies can be held in the cosy book-lined Study, the elegant Drawing Room, or the award-winning Garden. Complete with Victorian furnishings and a boudoir grand piano, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is perfect for couples wanting something special, intimate and with plenty of charm.

Following the ceremony, we can provide a drinks reception in the Victorian period rooms, including the Dining Room where Elizabeth wrote her famous stories and letters. Weather permitting, the beautifully restored garden with its mixed heritage and native planting schemes offers another option for your drinks reception and is a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs.

Our light and airy basement includes the original Servants’ Hall and kitchen, providing the perfect space for your wedding celebrations including wedding breakfast and reception.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is hired on an exclusive use basis and can accommodate up to 36 people in a wedding party. This includes the couple and 34 guests.

If you’re interested in in booking a meeting, workshop, away-day or conference, Elizabeth Gaskell's House has a choice of seminar rooms.

We can accommodate up to 35 delegates per room in various layouts. Each space includes a deluxe screen for your presentations and we have a variety of refreshment/ catering options available.

The house is fully accessible and disabled parking is available on-site. Our meeting rooms all have hearing loops installed.

Our servants' hall and garden are perfect breakout spaces, subject to availability.


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