The Whitworth Building

  1. Name of venue

    The Whitworth Building

  2. Address

    University of Manchester,
    Oxford Road,
    M13 9PL

  3. Phone number

    0161 275 2675

  4. Email address,

  5. Venue website

  6. Approved room and capacity

    Whitworth Hall (max occupancy - 550 persons),
    Council Chamber (max occupancy - 120 persons)
    Christie's Bistro (max occupancy - 650 persons)

    Outdoor spaces:
    The Old Quadrangle

  7. Description

    Your most important day needs a memorable setting, and in Manchester, not many come close to the Whitworth Building. This beautiful neo-gothic building, standing at the heart of the University's main campus on Oxford Road, offers two stunning oak panelled rooms for your Civil Wedding or Partnership Ceremony.
    The Council Chamber, a room steeped in atmosphere and witness to many important University decisions in the past, is licensed for 70 guests (£500 including staffing).
    The Whitworth Hall is the University's imposing ceremonial venue,where the stained glass, stone pillars and impressive vaulted wooden ceiling provide an elegant and unforgettable venue. The Whitworth Hall is licensed for 550 (£1,500 including staffing).Alternatively, it can accommodate up to 250 guests for the wedding breakfast and evening function with a very high standard of catering offered by our in-house caterers.
    Christies Bistro, set in what was the original University library, is adjacent to the Whitworth Building and offers a sophisticated and calm venue amongst its bookshelves and deep sofas. Receptions and wedding breakfasts for up to 140 people here, are tailored to your needs by Chancellors at Christies Bistro.

  8. Contact person

    Charlotte McLean, Wedding and Events Coordinator
    Adam Woof, Operational Manager
    Steven Smith, Venue Hospitality and Events Manager
    Nicola Clark, Assistant Hospitality and Events Manager

  9. Location

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