The Bronte Room at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

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84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
Ardwick

About this space

Our purpose-built seminar rooms are ideally suited to a meeting, workshop, away-day or conference, offering a unique and inspiring backdrop for your event.

We can accommodate up to 35 delegates per room, depending on the layout. Each space includes a deluxe screen for your presentations, flip charts and hearing loops.

The Bronte Room is named after Elizabeth’s close friend and fellow author, Charlotte Bronte.

One of our exhibition rooms, the Bronte Room is located on the first floor of the main house, overlooking the garden and the park. This room is fully accessible via our lift. Hire prices include a deluxe screen, flip chart and Wi-Fi.

The Bronte Room is available for hire on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It can be hired individually, or in a package with the Darwin Room and the Nightingale Room.

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

We have a variety of refreshment and catering options available.

The house is fully accessible and disabled parking is available on-site.

Discover the benefits of our offerings, including a dedicated events team at your service on the day, three purpose-built seminar rooms tailored to your needs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and accessibility every day of the week. Opt for either half or full-day hire, with the convenience of a day delegate rate. Explore diverse refreshment and catering options to elevate your event experience.


Prices

Monday
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
The above prices are based on an a full day (8-hour) hire. We also offer a 4-hour hire package.

Business hours for room hires are between 8am and 6pm. Hours after 6pm are charged at a higher rate. Hire time must include all set-up and breakdown time.

Various catering options are available for an additional fee.
Tuesday
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
The above prices are based on an a full day (8-hour) hire. We also offer a 4-hour hire package.

Business hours for room hires are between 8am and 6pm. Hours after 6pm are charged at a higher rate. Hire time must include all set-up and breakdown time.

Various catering options are available for an additional fee.
Wednesday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
The above prices are based on an a full day (8-hour) hire. We also offer a 4-hour hire package.

Business hours for room hires are between 8am and 6pm. Hours after 6pm are charged at a higher rate. Hire time must include all set-up and breakdown time.

Various catering options are available for an additional fee.
Thursday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
The above prices are based on an a full day (8-hour) hire. We also offer a 4-hour hire package.

Business hours for room hires are between 8am and 6pm. Hours after 6pm are charged at a higher rate. Hire time must include all set-up and breakdown time.

Various catering options are available for an additional fee.
Friday
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
The above prices are based on an a full day (8-hour) hire. We also offer a 4-hour hire package.

Business hours for room hires are between 8am and 6pm. Hours after 6pm are charged at a higher rate. Hire time must include all set-up and breakdown time.

Various catering options are available for an additional fee.
Saturday
8:00 – 18:00
from £520 hire fee per day
Per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £520 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
The above prices are based on an a full day (8-hour) hire. We also offer a 4-hour hire package.

Business hours for room hires are between 8am and 6pm. Hours after 6pm are charged at a higher rate. Hire time must include all set-up and breakdown time.

Various catering options are available for an additional fee.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. All prices include VAT.
The above prices are based on an a full day (8-hour) hire. We also offer a 4-hour hire package.

Business hours for room hires are between 8am and 6pm. Hours after 6pm are charged at a higher rate. Hire time must include all set-up and breakdown time.

Various catering options are available for an additional fee.
Pricing updated by venue 5 months ago
Minimum booking duration: 4 hours

Capacity

Theatre
up to 30
Boardroom
up to 16
Cabaret
up to 15
Classroom
up to 16

Catering and drinks

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

Facilities

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