Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Historic Building
  12 reviews  – 
84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
Ardwick
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Spaces for hire at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

from £950
hire fee / per day
The Study
10
10
William Gaskell’s study has been carefully restored with Victorian furnishings and an incredible selection of books from the period. This cosy book-lined room is perfect for a small and intimate ceremony for up to 10 people. This includes the couple and 8 guests. Order of the day: The couple will arrive first and you can access Elizabeth Gaskell’s...
from £950
hire fee / per day
The Drawing Room
36
36
The Gaskells’ drawing room has been carefully restored with authentic Victorian furnishings, including a boudoir grand piano which can be played by an experienced pianist. This comfortable room is perfect for intimate ceremonies for up to 36 people. This includes the couple and 34 guests. Order of the day: The couple will arrive first and you can ...
from £260
hire fee / per day
The Darwin Room
35
35
The Darwin Room is aptly named after Charles Darwin, as he and Elizabeth Gaskell were related. It's perfect for a meeting, workshop, away-day or conference, offering a unique and inspiring backdrop for your event. We can accommodate up to 35 delegates per room, depending on the layout. Each space includes a deluxe screen for your presentations, fl...
from £240
hire fee / per day
The Nightingale Room
32
32
Our purpose-built seminar rooms are ideally suited to a meeting, workshop, away-day or conference, offering a unique and inspiring backdrop for your event. We can accommodate up to 35 delegates per room, depending on the layout. Each space includes a deluxe screen for your presentations, flip charts and hearing loops. The Nightingale Room is name...
from £220
hire fee / per day
The Bronte Room
30
Our purpose-built seminar rooms are ideally suited to a meeting, workshop, away-day or conference, offering a unique and inspiring backdrop for your event. We can accommodate up to 35 delegates per room, depending on the layout. Each space includes a deluxe screen for your presentations, flip charts and hearing loops. The Bronte Room is named aft...

Prices and opening hours

Monday
8:00 – 23:00
from £220–£950 hire fee per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £950 hire fee per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £950 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £260 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Tuesday
8:00 – 23:00
from £220–£950 hire fee per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £950 hire fee per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £950 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £260 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Wednesday
8:00 – 18:00
from £240–£260 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £260 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee per day
Thursday
8:00 – 18:00
from £240–£260 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £260 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee per day
Friday
8:00 – 23:00
from £220–£1100 hire fee per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £1100 hire fee per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £1100 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £260 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £240 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £220 hire fee per day
Saturday
8:00 – 23:00
from £520–£1100 hire fee per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £1100 hire fee per day
10:00 – 23:00
from £1100 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £520 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £520 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £520 hire fee per day
Sunday
8:00 – 18:00
from £520 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £520 hire fee per day
8:00 – 18:00
from £520 hire fee per day
Pricing updated by venue 5 months ago

Facilities and catering options

Up to 36
standing
Up to 36
seats
External catering allowed
Parking available
Promoted / ticketed events
Alcohol provided
BYO alcohol
In-house catering
Accommodation available

Location

84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW

Reviews and ratings

(12 reviews and ratings – )

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Colin P.
April 2023

Very friendly team that gave a great service and always available when needed

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Steph L.
February 2023

Absolutely amazing venue and Katie, the wedding and events coordinator, couldn’t have done more to make sure that we were happy and that the day ran smoothly. We would definitely recommend EGH and the team to anyone wanting a stress free and memorable day!

D
David S.
August 2022

Absolutely beautiful venue. Great central Manchester location. Perfect for our wedding party of 35. The booking process was easy, we had a lovely guided tour by Ellen and she was very reassuring.

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Eleanor S.
August 2022

The venue was the most perfect atmosphere! The staff were accommodating and extremely friendly, which made the day even more perfect. Katie the manager was amazing with communication and helped us any way she could. Everything exceeded expectations.

About Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Situated just outside the hustle and bustle of Manchester City Centre, sits the former home of Manchester’s most famous Victorian writer, Elizabeth Gaskell. This beautifully restored Victorian house, with spectacular period rooms and villa style garden, provides a unique and stunning backdrop for any occasion.

Wedding ceremonies can be held in the cosy book-lined Study, the elegant Drawing Room, or the award-winning Garden. Complete with Victorian furnishings and a boudoir grand piano, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is perfect for couples wanting something special, intimate and with plenty of charm.

Following the ceremony, we can provide a drinks reception in the Victorian period rooms, including the Dining Room where Elizabeth wrote her famous stories and letters. Weather permitting, the beautifully restored garden with its mixed heritage and native planting schemes offers another option for your drinks reception and is a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs.

Our light and airy basement includes the original Servants’ Hall and kitchen, providing the perfect space for your wedding celebrations including wedding breakfast and reception.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is hired on an exclusive use basis and can accommodate up to 36 people in a wedding party. This includes the couple and 34 guests.

If you’re interested in in booking a meeting, workshop, away-day or conference, Elizabeth Gaskell's House has a choice of seminar rooms.

We can accommodate up to 35 delegates per room in various layouts. Each space includes a deluxe screen for your presentations and we have a variety of refreshment/ catering options available.

The house is fully accessible and disabled parking is available on-site. Our meeting rooms all have hearing loops installed.

Our servants' hall and garden are perfect breakout spaces, subject to availability.

FAQ

Please contact Elizabeth Gaskell's House using the enquiry form to confirm the cancellation and refund policy for your event.

At Elizabeth Gaskell's House, the following catering options are available:

  • Bringing your own catering/food is allowed
  • Refreshments for guests are offered
  • Bringing your own alcohol is allowed
  • Free on-street parking is available
  • Paid parking facilities are available nearby
At Elizabeth Gaskell's House, you can host various events such as Baby Shower / Tea Party, Social Parties, Performances / Exhibitions, Studio / Production, Filming and Photography, Weddings, Drinks Receptions, Generic Tags, Outdoor, Building, Style, Corporate Events, Conference / Seminar, Meetings, Art Spaces.

Here are the recent pricing details for various rooms at Elizabeth Gaskell's House:

  • The Darwin Room hosting 12 guests: £186
  • The Study hosting 10 guests: £506.67
  • The Nightingale Room hosting 20 guests: £160
  • The Drawing Room hosting 25 guests: £680

For detailed pricing tailored to your event, please contact the venue.

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is located at 84 Plymouth Grove, in the Ardwick district of Manchester.