My top 5 Manchester Wedding Venues
Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph weddings in eight different countries, but as a Manchester wedding photographer there’s nothing quite like shooting in my own fair city.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of my personal favourite Manchester wedding venues (in no particular order).
Not only does Victoria Warehouse host weddings, it has also become an iconic live music venue in it’s own right with the likes of Supergrass, Thom Yorke and the Stereophonics performing here recently.
Built in the early 1900s, the warehouse is a real symbol of Manchester’s industrial history and innovation.
The venue lives by the mantra “we are what you make us” and for sure, it’s certainly not for every couple. I absolutely love it, it seems to attract the type of party-loving couples I adore photographing.
Leaf on Portland Street
When I photographed Emma & Damian’s wedding here back in March 2019, I made a prediction that Leaf on Portland Street would soon become one of Manchester’s most sought after urban wedding venues.
With the proliferation of coffee shops all over Manchester, it’s great to have a place for tea lovers like myself to visit. Leaf is designed to bring people together with great food & drink, music, art as well as other events such as weddings.
It’s one of my favourite spots in Manchester and I’m super excited to be back here shooting a wedding again in August.
Great John Street Hotel
A haunt for many a local celebrity for a number of years due to the close proximity to Granada Studios until 2013, Great John Street Hotel is a former Victorian School House which has been transformed into a luxury hotel with an incredible rooftop garden.
The hotel has numerous areas for private hire as well as unique, individually designed bedrooms & suites alongside stylish lounges, such as the beuatiful ground floor Oyster Bar and the south-facing rooftop garden.
As well as being one of my favourite Manchester wedding venues, I also highly recommend booking in for afternoon tea on the rooftop. I took my mum there for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago and she absolutely loved it!
Fairfield Social Club
This is a bittersweet one for me as Fairfield Social Club have now stopped hosting weddings to focus on other things. I’m absolutely gutted as it is such a cool space.
I’m not 100% sure what the current owners have planned but their website gives a little bit away – We’re building a new place where all sorts of nice things are going to happen. You’ll be able to come along and have fun and listen to music and laugh and watch movies and enjoy a nice pint. Everyone will have a nice time.
Although that sounds excellent, I hope that one day whoever owns the venue will make the decision to host weddings once more!
King Street Townhouse
Famous for the infinity pool on the top floor giving unrivalled views across Manchester city centre, King Street Townhouse is part of the same hotel group as Great John Street.
Situated within the upper King Street conservation area of Manchester city centre, the hotel is a stunning Italian renaissance building, originally built in 1872 for the Manchester & Salford Trustees Bank.
Much like the other Manchester wedding venues, this place always seems to attract the party animal types that I love to photograph.
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I’m pretty much full for 2020 although I may take on a couple more if I have availability.
2021 is 33% fully booked with peak dates going fast. Please get in touch if you don’t want boring wedding photos – I’ll look forward to hearing from you!
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