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The Shipping Office at CityCo Event & Meeting Spaces

About this space

This unique, stunning venue with heritage features, original pitched ceiling & bay window overlooking Manchester Town Hall can host a range of meetings and events from 1 – 70. Whether it’s for a small conference, seminar or training, presentation, celebration or away-day, art exhibition or photo-shoot our historic Mancunian venue will truly impress .

The room can fit up to 70 people in a standing and theater layout, up to 60 in a cabaret setup and up to 40 in a classroom and u-shape layout.


Capacity

Standing
up to 70
Theatre
up to 64
Boardroom
up to 24
Cabaret
up to 60
U-Shaped
up to 21
Classroom
up to 27

Prices

Monday
8:30 – 17:30
from £120–£960 hire fee
Per morning
8:30 – 12:30
from £570 hire fee
Per hour
8:30 – 17:30
from £120 hire fee per hour
Per day
8:30 – 17:30
from £960 hire fee
Per afternoon
12:30 – 17:30
from £570 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Room Hire Prices Include:
Natural daylight to room
High Ceilings
Event furniture with flexible layout
High-spec AV equipment
Free Wifi
Break-out spaces (subject to availability)
Filtered water
Meeting stationery
Varied Catering Options at additional cost.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits:
Full Day £3.75 pp + VAT
Half Day £2.25 +VAT
Breakfast £7.50 +VAT

Catering options provided by Manchester’s famous Chop House Group:
Cold Buffet Bronze £12 + VAT
Cold Buffet Silver £15 + VAT
Hot Buffet Gold £19 + VAT
Tuesday
8:30 – 17:30
from £120–£960 hire fee
Per morning
8:30 – 12:30
from £570 hire fee
Per hour
8:30 – 17:30
from £120 hire fee per hour
Per day
8:30 – 17:30
from £960 hire fee
Per afternoon
12:30 – 17:30
from £570 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Room Hire Prices Include:
Natural daylight to room
High Ceilings
Event furniture with flexible layout
High-spec AV equipment
Free Wifi
Break-out spaces (subject to availability)
Filtered water
Meeting stationery
Varied Catering Options at additional cost.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits:
Full Day £3.75 pp + VAT
Half Day £2.25 +VAT
Breakfast £7.50 +VAT

Catering options provided by Manchester’s famous Chop House Group:
Cold Buffet Bronze £12 + VAT
Cold Buffet Silver £15 + VAT
Hot Buffet Gold £19 + VAT
Wednesday
8:30 – 17:30
from £120–£960 hire fee
Per morning
8:30 – 12:30
from £570 hire fee
Per hour
8:30 – 17:30
from £120 hire fee per hour
Per day
8:30 – 17:30
from £960 hire fee
Per afternoon
12:30 – 17:30
from £570 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Room Hire Prices Include:
Natural daylight to room
High Ceilings
Event furniture with flexible layout
High-spec AV equipment
Free Wifi
Break-out spaces (subject to availability)
Filtered water
Meeting stationery
Varied Catering Options at additional cost.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits:
Full Day £3.75 pp + VAT
Half Day £2.25 +VAT
Breakfast £7.50 +VAT

Catering options provided by Manchester’s famous Chop House Group:
Cold Buffet Bronze £12 + VAT
Cold Buffet Silver £15 + VAT
Hot Buffet Gold £19 + VAT
Thursday
8:30 – 17:30
from £120–£960 hire fee
Per morning
8:30 – 12:30
from £570 hire fee
Per hour
8:30 – 17:30
from £120 hire fee per hour
Per day
8:30 – 17:30
from £960 hire fee
Per afternoon
12:30 – 17:30
from £570 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Room Hire Prices Include:
Natural daylight to room
High Ceilings
Event furniture with flexible layout
High-spec AV equipment
Free Wifi
Break-out spaces (subject to availability)
Filtered water
Meeting stationery
Varied Catering Options at additional cost.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits:
Full Day £3.75 pp + VAT
Half Day £2.25 +VAT
Breakfast £7.50 +VAT

Catering options provided by Manchester’s famous Chop House Group:
Cold Buffet Bronze £12 + VAT
Cold Buffet Silver £15 + VAT
Hot Buffet Gold £19 + VAT
Friday
8:30 – 17:30
from £120–£960 hire fee
Per morning
8:30 – 12:30
from £570 hire fee
Per hour
8:30 – 17:30
from £120 hire fee per hour
Per day
8:30 – 17:30
from £960 hire fee
Per afternoon
12:30 – 17:30
from £570 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Room Hire Prices Include:
Natural daylight to room
High Ceilings
Event furniture with flexible layout
High-spec AV equipment
Free Wifi
Break-out spaces (subject to availability)
Filtered water
Meeting stationery
Varied Catering Options at additional cost.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits:
Full Day £3.75 pp + VAT
Half Day £2.25 +VAT
Breakfast £7.50 +VAT

Catering options provided by Manchester’s famous Chop House Group:
Cold Buffet Bronze £12 + VAT
Cold Buffet Silver £15 + VAT
Hot Buffet Gold £19 + VAT
Saturday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Room Hire Prices Include:
Natural daylight to room
High Ceilings
Event furniture with flexible layout
High-spec AV equipment
Free Wifi
Break-out spaces (subject to availability)
Filtered water
Meeting stationery
Varied Catering Options at additional cost.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits:
Full Day £3.75 pp + VAT
Half Day £2.25 +VAT
Breakfast £7.50 +VAT

Catering options provided by Manchester’s famous Chop House Group:
Cold Buffet Bronze £12 + VAT
Cold Buffet Silver £15 + VAT
Hot Buffet Gold £19 + VAT
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Room Hire Prices Include:
Natural daylight to room
High Ceilings
Event furniture with flexible layout
High-spec AV equipment
Free Wifi
Break-out spaces (subject to availability)
Filtered water
Meeting stationery
Varied Catering Options at additional cost.
Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits:
Full Day £3.75 pp + VAT
Half Day £2.25 +VAT
Breakfast £7.50 +VAT

Catering options provided by Manchester’s famous Chop House Group:
Cold Buffet Bronze £12 + VAT
Cold Buffet Silver £15 + VAT
Hot Buffet Gold £19 + VAT

Catering

In-house catering
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Can provide alcohol
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Flipchart
Audiovisual (AV) equipment
Air conditioning
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Disabled access
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

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About CityCo Event & Meeting Spaces

CityCo, Manchester’s city centre management company, has a unique location right in the heart of Manchester. We can cater for a range of meetings and events from 2 - 60 in The Shipping Office, The Cotton Room and The Sorting Room. Whether it’s for a small conference, seminar or training session, pitch or presentation, celebration or away-day, bring your colleagues to a truly impressive, heritage venue.

Our event and meeting spaces are on the top floor of Lloyd’s House overlooking Manchester Town Hall. The building has a fascinating history. Designed by the architectural practice of Speakman & Charlesworth in 1867, the site was originally for the Manchester Shipping Office and Packing Company Ltd. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


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