Julia M.

Christie's Bistro at Christie's Bistro

University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL Show map
Ardwick

About this space

Christie's Bistro is a wonderfully atmospheric space. Formerly the old science library for The University of Manchester it retains much of its historical past with walls lined with original bookcases and manuscripts and textbooks.

A versatile space the Bistro is perfect for a wedding breakfast of up to 150 guests and has a late license until 1 am so the party can continue with all your friends and family!


Capacity

Dining
up to 150

Prices

Monday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Per day
10:00 – 0:30
from £2000 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 21:00
from £300 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Per day
10:00 – 0:30
from £2000 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 21:00
from £300 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Per day
10:00 – 0:30
from £2000 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 21:00
from £300 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Thursday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Per day
10:00 – 0:30
from £2000 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 21:00
from £300 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Friday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Per day
10:00 – 0:30
from £2000 hire fee
Per evening
17:00 – 21:00
from £300 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Saturday
10:00 – 0:30
from £500–£2000 hire fee
Per day
10:00 – 0:30
from £2000 hire fee
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Sunday
10:00 – 0:30
from £500–£2000 hire fee
Per day
10:00 – 0:30
from £2000 hire fee
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available . All prices include VAT.

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 00:00

Extension available

Wedding licence


Space features

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

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events
Loud music/events
Own music equipment /DJ
VIP events
Enhanced security events

The Bistro is unique with its secluded location, set in one of the flagship venues of The University of Manchester. Built in 1890 as the new Study of Education, the Christie’s Library was a gift from the former law professor, historian and bibliophile Richard Copley Christie.

For much of the twentieth century, it housed the University’s principal science library. One hundred years later, after the building of the main University of Manchester Library, the Christie Science Library was converted into a Bistro, steeped in the institution’s history and character, with portraits of previous Vice-Chancellors gracing the walls and endless rows of original books and manuscripts.

Our wedding service caters for celebrations varying in size from an intimate wedding for close family and friends, up to a large celebration for up to 150 guests. We are fully licensed for ceremonies as well, so are able to offer the whole day under one roof.


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