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The Gallery Café at Manchester Art Gallery

About this space

Our Gallery Café is a contemporary and flexible event space bordered by Neoclassical windows.

A perfect venue for drinks receptions, dinners or for dancing the night away as an entertainment space.


Capacity

Standing
up to 150
Dining
up to 100
Theatre
up to 120

Prices

Monday
18:00 – 22:00
from £1620–£2200 hire fee
Per day
18:00 – 20:00
from £1620 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £2200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Along with the hiring of The Gallery Cafe, it is possible to use The Atrium and/or Drawing Room for no additional fee.

Hire fee for additional hours after 22:00 until 01:00 is £540.00 per hour

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes from £7.50 pp + vat
Hot buffets from £22 pp + vat
Three course dinners from £35 pp + vat

Drinks packages and wine list available on request
Tuesday
18:00 – 22:00
from £1620–£2200 hire fee
Per day
18:00 – 20:00
from £1620 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £2200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Along with the hiring of The Gallery Cafe, it is possible to use The Atrium and/or Drawing Room for no additional fee.

Hire fee for additional hours after 22:00 until 01:00 is £540.00 per hour

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes from £7.50 pp + vat
Hot buffets from £22 pp + vat
Three course dinners from £35 pp + vat

Drinks packages and wine list available on request
Wednesday
18:00 – 22:00
from £1620–£2200 hire fee
Per day
18:00 – 20:00
from £1620 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £2200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Along with the hiring of The Gallery Cafe, it is possible to use The Atrium and/or Drawing Room for no additional fee.

Hire fee for additional hours after 22:00 until 01:00 is £540.00 per hour

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes from £7.50 pp + vat
Hot buffets from £22 pp + vat
Three course dinners from £35 pp + vat

Drinks packages and wine list available on request
Thursday
18:00 – 22:00
from £1620–£2200 hire fee
Per day
18:00 – 20:00
from £1620 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £2200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Along with the hiring of The Gallery Cafe, it is possible to use The Atrium and/or Drawing Room for no additional fee.

Hire fee for additional hours after 22:00 until 01:00 is £540.00 per hour

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes from £7.50 pp + vat
Hot buffets from £22 pp + vat
Three course dinners from £35 pp + vat

Drinks packages and wine list available on request
Friday
18:00 – 22:00
from £1620–£2200 hire fee
Per day
18:00 – 20:00
from £1620 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £2200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Along with the hiring of The Gallery Cafe, it is possible to use The Atrium and/or Drawing Room for no additional fee.

Hire fee for additional hours after 22:00 until 01:00 is £540.00 per hour

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes from £7.50 pp + vat
Hot buffets from £22 pp + vat
Three course dinners from £35 pp + vat

Drinks packages and wine list available on request
Saturday
18:00 – 22:00
from £1620–£2200 hire fee
Per day
18:00 – 20:00
from £1620 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £2200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Along with the hiring of The Gallery Cafe, it is possible to use The Atrium and/or Drawing Room for no additional fee.

Hire fee for additional hours after 22:00 until 01:00 is £540.00 per hour

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes from £7.50 pp + vat
Hot buffets from £22 pp + vat
Three course dinners from £35 pp + vat

Drinks packages and wine list available on request
Sunday
18:00 – 22:00
from £1620–£2200 hire fee
Per day
18:00 – 20:00
from £1620 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £2200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include VAT.
Along with the hiring of The Gallery Cafe, it is possible to use The Atrium and/or Drawing Room for no additional fee.

Hire fee for additional hours after 22:00 until 01:00 is £540.00 per hour

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Canapes from £7.50 pp + vat
Hot buffets from £22 pp + vat
Three course dinners from £35 pp + vat

Drinks packages and wine list available on request

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 01:00

Wedding licence


Space features

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