Christie's Bistro

University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL Show map
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Spaces for hire at Christie's Bistro

from £300
hire fee / per evening
Christie's Bistro
150
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...

Prices and opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Tuesday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Wednesday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Thursday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Friday
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
10:00 – 0:30
from £300–£2000 hire fee
Saturday
10:00 – 0:30
from £500–£2000 hire fee
10:00 – 0:30
from £500–£2000 hire fee
Sunday
10:00 – 0:30
from £500–£2000 hire fee
10:00 – 0:30
from £500–£2000 hire fee

Facilities and catering options

Up to 150
seats
Up to 0
standing
In-house catering
Parking available
Accommodation available
Promoted / ticketed events
Alcohol provided
External catering allowed
BYO alcohol

Location

University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL

About Christie's Bistro

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.