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About this room

The Mary Greg or Charles Rutherston rooms come with natural daylight and complimentary WiFi access. The event spaces are perfect for those smaller more intimate meetings, and offers seating for 2-18 people.

Equipped with a large plasma screen (included in the hire), perfect for presentation purposes




up to 18

Starting prices

Hire Fee


9:00 - 17:00

from £234 Per day

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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Sample catering prices

Tea, coffee @ £2.45pp + vat
Tea, coffee & biscuits @ £3.50pp + vat
Soup and Sandwich lunch @ £11.00pp + vat
Finger buffet lunch from £15.00pp + vat

For smaller parties it may be possible to book a table in our Gallery Cafe. Please do ask if this is of interest.

Package per person details

Based on a minimum of 10 guests

Venue hire
Arrival & mid morning tea, coffee
Sandwich lunch with refreshments
Afternoon tea with sweet treats
Plasma TV for presentation purposes
Pads and Pens
@ £39.50pp + 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

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Flatscreen TV Flatscreen TV

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light



Conference call facilities

Disabled access Disabled access

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.

Manchester Art Gallery is a #Supervenue

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Customers rated communication with this venue and their event experience as Superb

Response time: within couple of hours

Response rate: 100%

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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