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About this room

The lavish Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite Galleries are versatile and an unparalleled event space in Manchester. An array of highly detailed, gloriously colourful paintings, designs and crafts are displayed within these stunning galleries.

The perfect location for pre dinner drinks or private drinks receptions for up to 300 guests.

You may now also dine in Galleries 9 and 10. A truly unique setting, with a capacity to seat up to 80.

Guests may also enjoy a guided tour of the vast collections and diverse temporary exhibitions.




up to 300



up to 80

Starting prices

Hire Fee


18:00 - 20:00

from £1620 Per evening


18:00 - 22:00

from £2220 Per day

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

The Victorian Galleries may be hired in conjunction with any other space. The additional cost of this is £450.00 + vat.
Additional hours from 10pm until 1am are also available to book @ £450.00 per hour + vat

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Sample catering prices

Canapes from £7.50 per person + vat
Bowl food from £18.00 per person + vat

Sparkling wine from £24.50 per bottle + vat
House wine from £18.00 per bottle + vat


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


Alcohol licence until 01:00

Wedding licence

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Disabled access Disabled access


Flatscreen TV



Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities

Natural light

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Venue welcomes

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Rules of the space

Evening hire is generally from 6pm with access to set up from 5pm once the gallery closes
Hire is available until 1am
We are located approx one mile from Piccadilly train station and the nearest tram stop is just across the road at St Peters Square.
We don't have on site parking but we do have a 20% discount at a local NCP
We can help make recommendations for suppliers, from hotels to entertainment, equipment to event planners.

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About Manchester Art Gallery

Beautiful architecture. Light filled spaces. Home to one of the country's finest collections of art, design and fashion.

Manchester Art Gallery is an inspired choice for private events, weddings, business meetings, networking sessions and conferences.

Located in the heart of the city centre, the gallery provides a perfect backdrop to extraordinary events.

With facilities ranging from a purpose built lecture room to on-site catering, and with our team ready to tailor packages to suit your needs, hosting your event at Manchester Art Gallery is hassle free.

All our catering is in-house and our menus have been created by our award-winning chef Mary-Ellen McTague. Mary-Ellen is best known for her restaurant, Aumbry, as well as working in Michelin-starred kitchens.

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