About this room

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

Dining

up to 150


Starting prices

Hire Fee

M T W T F S S

17:00 - 21:00

from £300 Per evening

M T W T F S S

12:00 - 17:00

from £500 Per afternoon

M T W T F S S

10:00 - 0:30

from £2000 Per day

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

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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


Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Flatscreen TV Flatscreen TV

Whiteboard Whiteboard

Flipchart Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Storage space Storage space

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Parking 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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