A beautiful venue is one of the most integral factors to consider when planning an event. Irrespective of what the event entails – a wedding, a corporate retreat, a product release – the list is vast. But the venue sets the scene for the day. Some venues are really going to pull on the purse strings! Sometimes you need a cost effective hire venue that will fit your budget and not compromise on quality! So that’s why our team have selected these budget-friendly venues for hire in Manchester!
Manchester is definitely one of the most in-demand cities for business and leisure. The city effortlessly blends English romanticism with hip, urban facilities and lifestyle. This is why there are so many grand, aesthetically pleasing event spaces to hire in Manchester. Luckily for clients, that means most of these awe-inspiring hotels and properties can be hired without having to burn a huge hole in the budget!
Here’s a list of five beautiful event venues in Manchester that you could book for your next grand event on a budget:
Manchester City Football Club
One of the best amongst the budget friendly venues for hire in Manchester is definitely Manchester City Football Club. You know you’re in for an absolute treat when one of the world’s premier football club’s stadium serves as the venue for your event. A football fanatic’s utopia, the Etihad Stadium stretches over a vast expanse and is the ideal setting for black tie events as well as meetings and conferences.
The venue is equipped with world-class infrastructures and jaw-dropping architectural designs. The event team at Manchester City Football Club are well trained and will adapt the premises to match a range of events. The first-class gourmet cuisine and excellent meeting room facilities make it hard to believe the venue could fall into the category of budget friendly venues for hire in Manchester! But it does!
For events with a long guest list or large-scale participation, the Mancunian suite is a perfect event space. The front of the suite has stylish glass offering an unobstructed view of the famous football pitch. The Commonwealth suite is equally as beautiful with interior decorations certain to score with delegates.
For more intimate events, there are 66 Platinum boxes available for hire, all with an unmatched view of the pitch. Plus the budget-friendly venue has smaller rooms for break-out space and syndicate needs.
With day delegates rates starting from just £29, this is a cheap event venue. Don’t let that fool you though! The quality of the venue, AV provisions, staff and catering are nothing but Premier League!
Copthorne Hotel Manchester
Another excellent choice for a function room in Manchester, where affordability is matched with quality, is the Copthorne Hotel Manchester. The hotel is accredited with 4 stars, and lives up to its reputation by providing its guests with some of the finest industry standard experiences. Plus, it is a part of the vibrant Salford Quays neighbourhood, which is known for its excellent nightlife and shopping boutiques. The area has plenty of sights that deserve to be seen and a lot of activity going on.
The hotel offers 166 guest rooms and five conference suites which have a simple yet lovely architecture and design. These suites can accommodate up to 160 guests and are spacious, well-lit and well-ventilated. The Clippers Brasserie restaurant has a reputation for the tastiest British and international dishes. Valet parking is available too.
The quality of the services provided by the hotel prove that its 4-star rating is well-deserved. Apart from affordable meeting rooms with sophisticated, yet relaxing interiors, the hotel provides state-of-the-art facilities. A dream venue for event organiser who requires AV facilities or some form of technological backup. Plus the expert hotel event team are on hand to help throughout the event.
Day delegate rates start at £29.50.
Weddings are the most special day of a person’s life. You want your wedding day to be memorable, to stand out. That is exactly what a venue like the Victoria Warehouse does to any event. Of course, it has budget friendly halls for hire and is one of the most celebrated affordable venues in Manchester, but that’s not all it offers.
The venue is a definite one of its kind. It incorporates a rich cultural heritage into a unique concoction that translates to nothing short of actual showmanship! The venue boasts brands like Jaguar, Kellogg’s and Manchester United as clients who have hosted events and celebrations here, and they all have only praises to sing.
As for the cheaper halls for hire, shows, conferences, seminars and meetings can be held in The Cotton Sheds. Designed with a distinct industrial feel, the warehouse has six distinct spaces and can accommodate up to 5,000 guests! The Bays space is perfect for that idyllic, countryside fairy-tale wedding that you’ve always wanted. It was built in the 1930s and later served as a storage unit for companies like Cadbury and Kellogg’s. It also makes a superb setting for a corporate celebration, exhibition or product launch.
These classy yet cheaper meeting rooms and spaces are perfect for demonstrations that require on-stage showcasing. The Archives and The Cellars are historically decorated as well and make for an exceptional venue.. All suites and halls are extremely spacious and can accommodate a considerable number of guests.
So think the Victoria Warehouse is sure to blow your budget? Nope! As budget-friendly venues to hire in Manchester go, we think the day delegate rate of £29 is a bargain!
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
The name Marriott may not be synonymous with budget friendly function rooms, but the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel promises that and so much more! With bungalow-style suites and simplistic décor, this is one of those budget venues that will stay with you for a long time. The picturesque River Irwell flows right by the hotel premises, which are located in the same vicinity as the Opera House and Palace Theatre. The history of the place and its idyllic nature is perfect for a wedding or leisure retreat or even a corporate getaway! This 4-star hotel that was originally built as a warehouse in 1844, has been refurbished with original hardwood oak beams and a contemporary makeover.
The budget-friendly hire venue has nine cheap function halls, all of which are equipped with the best AV technology. These rooms are perfect for hosting conferences and guests are guaranteed to enjoy the finest catering too. The V&A Restaurant and the V&A Lounge Bar, located on-site, are the best places to unwind. You may even spot the occasional celebrity sighting.
The premise stretches over 8,000 square feet and the rental space accounts for 726 square metres. There are five function rooms available, with a maximum capacity of 360 guests. As always, you will have a dedicated event planning team creating a bespoke itinerary for your event, including a specially curated menu from the kitchen team.
And all of this for a day delegate rate of £30.
Park Inn Manchester City Centre
The Park Inn Manchester City Centre is another venture of the Radisson group, and they truly went all out to make it one of the best hire venues available. One look at the venue and you will definitely agree!
The hotel promises versatility and its nine affordable function rooms can be set up in distinct ways so as to match all requirements. There are breakout rooms available as well, each with their own climate control features and audio-visual facilities, all of which are state-of-the-art. These facilities include high contrast projectors, wall-mounted screens and Barco ClickShare technology.
The room with the largest capacity can accommodate up to 220 guests, and the event space for hire covers an expanse of 382 square metre. The hotel’s affordable halls all come with a splendid view of the city. There’s centralised air-conditioning, plus good lighting that helps blend aesthetic appeal with practical comfort. Plus, if you need to stay overnight, accommodation consists of 252 en-suite guest rooms.
It might please you to know that the hotel has been recognized for its responsible role and dedication to the environment which is why it has been awarded eco-friendly labels.
Venue facilities include a spa, indoor pool and gym and the RBG Bar & Grill is a great place to unwind. Day delegate rates start at just £30.
Manchester is a venue-hunter’s paradise for finding excellent cost-effective halls for hire. A word to the wise, these venues can be booked very quickly! Speak with us as soon as you’ve made your mind up and there may even be an early bird offer available too!