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About this room

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.




up to 150



up to 100



up to 120

Starting prices

Hire Fee


18:00 - 20:00

from £1620 Per day


18:00 - 22:00

from £2200 Per evening

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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

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Sample catering prices

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


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 23:00

Wedding licence

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access


Flatscreen TV



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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