The Drawing Room at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Plymouth Grove, 84, Manchester, M13 9LW Show map
Ardwick
Ellen C.

Ellen C.

Safety rules may apply in this venue
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Pre-booking food and drink venues is recommended
All entry to premises is controlled, and alcohol served to seated patrons only
Groups limited to 4 people unless from a single household
Wedding receptions are limited to 15 with table service only
Outdoor gatherings based on 2m social distance rule
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About this space

For Event groups up to 35 people, the Drawing Room at Elizabeth Gaskell's House provides a stunning space for your day.

The Drawing Room is filled out with Victorian furnishings and furniture that can be arranged to suit your wedding party. It also includes use of a Boudoir Grand piano which may be played by an experienced pianist.

Before the event, your guests can wait in the entrance hall and look around the Morning Room of the house. Following the ceremony, we can provide a drinks reception in the period Dining Room, which is where Elizabeth wrote her stories and letters.

The surrounding gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for photographs, as does the staircase and front steps of the house.


Capacity

Standing
up to 35
Theatre
up to 35

Prices

Monday
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Friday
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
Approved caterers only
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Flipchart
Natural light
Storage space
Free parking is available on-site
Free on-street parking
Boudoir Grand piano
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
PA system / music speakers available

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled parking space available
Lift to all floors

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

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 house with spectacular period rooms and villa style garden, will provide a unique backdrop for every occasion.

The House can provide a unique and stunning backdrop for your wedding.
From the cosy, book lined Study to the grand Drawing Room with its Boudoir Grand piano, both rooms provide a special space for your wedding ceremony. Both complete with Victorian furnishings and furniture to suit your wedding party, these period rooms are perfect for the couple wanting something special, intimate and with plenty of charm.

Following the ceremony, we can provide a drinks reception in the period Dining Room, which is also where Elizabeth wrote her famous stories and letters. The beautifully restored gardens with its mix heritage and native planting schemes offer another option for your drinks reception and is a charming backdrop for wedding photographs.

The Houses light and airy basement, includes what was originally the Servants Hall and former Kitchen and provide the perfect space for your wedding celebrations, whether that be a traditional afternoon tea, a buffet or a formal sit-down meal.

If you’re interested in hiring the House for your meeting, workshop or conference, the house offers a choice of seminar rooms and Victorian period rooms, each accommodating up to 35 people and with use of deluxe screens. The house is accessible with lifts to all floors and disabled parking is available onsite. Hearing loops are also available in some of the spaces.

The restored gardens with its mix heritage and native planting schemes is an ideal space for all events to utilise, during their event.



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