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The Cotton Sheds at Victoria Warehouse

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Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Rd,, Manchester, M17 1AB Show map
Trafford Park
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About this space

Draped head to toe in industrialist aesthetic, the Cotton Sheds regularly host enthralling shows and conferences with as many as eight separate areas and room for up to 5,000 people.

Built in 1925 as a cotton warehouse, The Cotton Sheds cover an incredible 4,533sqm, making them our largest and most dramatic event space. Each ‘Shed’ varies in size and layout, labelled alphabetically with areas that include a bar/reception and a VIP Mezzanine.

Shed A, our most famous space has been home to events produced by top brands; Nike, Heineken, Jeep, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership and BBC Radio 6 Music festival. This vast area within The Cotton Sheds is perfect for launches, conferences, dinners, sporting events and music shows. Sheds B, C, D, E, F and G can be hired collectively as breakout rooms, separate catering areas or exhibition space. From catwalks to luxury cars, The Cotton Sheds have the capacity and versatility to accommodate even the most unusual requests. Backed by the passion and expertise of our events team, you can pull off ambitious concepts with ease.


Capacity

Standing
up to 3500
Dining
up to 900
Theatre
up to 1650
Cabaret
up to 720

Event offers and packages

Package per person

Whether you’re looking to arrange a meeting, conference, business breakfast or training seminar; we’ll take care of all your requirements, ensuring you and your delegates benefit from a successful and productive day.
- Hire of the main event space
- Registration area
- Free flowing delegate refreshments
- Chef’s selection working buffet lunch
- Delegate stationery
- Inbuilt AV
- Complimentary wifi
- Dedicated event manager

Christmas Party Offers

Your Christmas Party starts right here... Who’s ready to hit the slopes this Festive Season?
Grab those Victoria Warehouse ski passes, and we’ll see you at the bar!

You can add to your APRÈS SKI party some extras:
- Light Up Letters (from £72.00 each)
- Photo Booth (prices start from £360)
- Beer Pong Table (24 beers, table, cups & balls) - prices start from £180
- Midnight Munchies (Pizza Twists, Nachos or Dirty Fries) - from £7,2 each
- Ice Luge (Bottle of Spirit) - from £300
- Entertainers & Performers - £POA
Unlimited Drinks Wristbands (prices start at £42)
£42 per person
The offer is for five hours maximum.

SILVER WRISTBAND (£ 42):
- beer, wine and softs

GOLD WRISTBAND (£ 50,4):
- single spirit & mixer, beer, wine and softs
Grazing Chalets (prices start at £52,8)
£52.80 per person
Prices per person are based on date, availability and guest numbers.
Allow your guests to browse all our Grazing Chalets at their own leisure, choosing as much or as little food as they like throughout the serving hours

LOADED LODGE:
- Raclette fondue with fried Parmentier potatoes
- Add your own; Balsamic pickled gherkins, black pepper mushrooms, bacon lardons and cured meats, caramelized onions & garlic, sundried tomatoes & olives, mixed peppers, freshly baked rustic breads

STAG SHED:
- Venison burger, brioche bun, hot fruity cider chutney, Swiss cheese and chard
- Loaded beetroot burger, brioche bun, grilled courgette strips, hot BBQ glaze (v) (vg)
- Seasoned straw potatoes

STEW SHACK:
- Red pepper & lentil goulash, smoked paprika, crispy cabbage (v) (vg)
- Served in a rye bread bowl or soup pot
- Add your own; Toulouse sausage, fiery chilli oil, toasted chestnuts

SUGAR HUT:
- Warm churros with chocolate dip and Kirsch soaked berry coulis
- Dark chocolate & caramel brownie sandwich (gf) (vg)
- Hot chocolate & Baileys shot, Chantilly cream, mini marshmallows
APRÈS SKI 3 Course Meal (prices start at £64,8)
£64.80 per person
Please choose one dish per course for all your guests; dietary requirements and allergies
are catered for separately.

STARTER:
- Chicken liver parfait with port, brandy, spiced red onion jam, truffle toast
- Baked petite camembert, crisp bread, mulled winter fruit chutney (v)
- Roasted red pepper, lentil & tomato soup finished with balsamic glaze(v) (vg)

MAIN:
- Seared chicken supreme, baked potatoes, baby mushrooms and onions, tarragon cream
- Confit Barbary duck leg, potato gratin, burgundy braised red cabbage, grated celeriac with a redcurrant jus
- 12 hour braised beef bourguignon, creamed potatoes, Parisian carrots and pearl onions, thyme and garlic pastry
- Roasted cauliflower nut crumble, cheddar style cream, rosemary and chestnuts, truffled sweet potato wedges (v) (vg)

DESSERT:
- Duo of chocolate mousse alpine bar, chocolate shards, snow crisps (v)
- Lemon tart, vanilla cream, festive berries (v)
- Blueberry crumble cheesecake, blueberry jam, chocolate soil (v)
- Glazed apple tart, blood orange gel, whipped brandy cream (v) (gf) (vg)

Prices

Monday
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Per session
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Per session
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Per session
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Per session
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Friday
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Per session
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Per session
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Per session
8:00 – 1:00
from £29 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.

Catering

In-house catering
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
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed

Licences

Alcohol licence until 01:00

Extension available

Wedding licence

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Facilities

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

Music & sound equipment

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

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events
Loud music/events
VIP events
Enhanced security events

Victoria Warehouse is an event space like no other in the heart of Manchester.

Our heritage in the cotton trade has been a symbol of strength and innovation in the city for more than a hundred years. Now, we’re channelling that spirit into Manchester showmanship.

The historic nature and unconventional surroundings of Victoria Warehouse have inspired Britain’s greatest brands. Co-op, Topshop, Mini, Jaguar Landrover, Kellogg’s and Manchester United have all chosen us to deliver an eclectic mix of sports and music shows, parties, gala dinners, conferences and meetings. And the verdict was unanimous: we are the venue for enthralling events.

But it’s not just a venue. Victoria Warehouse is supported by a team that know two events are never the same. They work hand in hand with our clients to adapt the space for large and small-scale events alike. Victoria Warehouse can be anything you want it to be. The limit is your imagination.

Contact us about our latest 'Meetings & Conferences Club' offer, which includes a complimentary drink and wind-down session afterwards. Prices start from £29pp.


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