ONCE LISTED AS ONE OF THE WORLDS 100 MOST ENDANGERED SITES, THE MONASTERY OFFERS A UNIQUE SPACE FOR EVENTS
Our Story, which begins in Victorian Manchester, is a tale of inspiration, determination, love and community. The Monastery, designed by E.W. Pugin and built back in 1872 for the Franciscan Order, operated as a consecrated place of worship until 1989, when the building and grounds were sold to property developers for a project that was later abandoned. The Monastery was subsequently stripped, vandalised and left tragically derelict. The Grade II* listed building was brought from the brink of destruction in 1996 by a community of volunteers led by Elaine and Paul Griffiths, who bought the ruinous shell for just £1, before proceeding to raise the funds urgently needed to restore this renowned architectural masterpiece.
After many years of painstaking restoration, Manchester Monastery operated with great success as a commercial venue hosting weddings, conferences, private meetings and all kinds of events winning over 30 industry awards of excellence.
We can provide a number of services for your event including; audio visual hire, projector hire, lighting hire and design, PA hire, wedding lighting, staging hire, LED screen hire, marquee lighting, dance floor hire, catwalk hire and event production.
- The Learning Space - Maximum 60 delegates
- Community Hub - Maximum 40 delegates
- Great Nave - Maximum 650 delegates
- Private Chapel - Maximum 60 delegates
- Free Parking
- Close to Transport Links