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					Just ask…
Nothing beats seeing the space. If you’d
like to arrange a time to look around,
find out more or reserve an event space,
just get in touch.

The events team
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester
M2 3JL

Tel: 0161 235 8866/8862
Fax: 0161 235 8805

                                                                                   Your event
Textphone: 0161 235 8893
Email: eventsteam@manchester.gov.uk
www.manchestergalleries.org/venue-hire

                                                                                   at our gallery
                                                                                   Manchester
                                           Writing and design: mild-design.co.uk




                                                                                   Art Gallery
                                                                                   From cocktail parties to
                                                                                   conferences, dinners, weddings
                                                                                   and civil ceremonies
                                        What’s the
                                        occasion?
                                        Whether you’re planning a business or
                                        private event, you’ve come to the right
                                        place. Our gallery is Manchester’s premier arts
                                        venue. It’s central. You’ll find it right in the
                                        heart of the city. It’s versatile. There are seven
                                        very different event spaces to choose from. It’s
                                        unique. Where else will you find magnificent
                                        Victorian architecture sitting alongside a
                                        contemporary glass atrium, housing a world
                                        renowned collection of fine and decorative
                                        art and design?
                                        But it’s not just our gallery that’s award winning, our events team
                                        is too. That’s because the person who takes your booking will
                                        collaborate closely with you to plan out the details and make sure
                                        everything runs smoothly on the day. The result is unforgettable
                                        events that linger long in the mind of those lucky enough to receive
                                        your invitation.



Cover image:
At the Golden Gate
Valentine Cameron Prinsep, 1882

Oil paint on canvas; 137.5cm x 95.8cm




                                                                                                               1
Welcome.
Come on in
For ease, we’ve organised this
booklet by event, with fold-out
floor plans right at the back
(which you can keep open as
you flick through this book)
First, you’ll probably like to see our
spaces in action so we’ve included
photographs of some recent events
in the next section.




04–29    Events in pictures
10–11,   18-19, 24-25 What our clients say
30–31    Cocktail parties, receptions and dinners
32–33    Conferences, meetings and seminars
34–35    Weddings and civil ceremonies
36       Catering for your guests
37       Before you go…
38–39    How to find us
40–47    Your space
48       Floor plans
         Back page Just ask…



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4   5
6   7
8   9
“I just wanted to
 say thank you so,                    “We found your
 so much for all the                   event staff highly
 care and attention                    professional and
 you lavished on our                   helpful to work                     “I have had lots of thank you emails from
 wedding. The art                      with in both the                     clients who have commented on what a
 gallery was every                     lead up to the day                   tremendous venue the art gallery is… If
 bit as fantastic as I                 as well as on the                    the teams at all the venues we hold our
 had wished for and                    night. We would be                   dozens of events at each year gave the
 everything really                     delighted to work                    same professional service our lives would
 was just perfect.”                    with you again.”                     be so much easier.”

 Mrs Belinda Martin                   Cathy Shay,                           Louise Cope,
                                      Account Manager,                      PA to NW Senior Partner
                                      SXS Events Ltd, Bristol               PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),
                                                                            Manchester

 Wedding reception                    Celebratory 10th anniversary          PwC’s first PA
 Event spaces:                        party for AEC, a Health and           networking event
 Grand entrance hall, glass atrium,   Safety company based in               Event spaces:
 Pre-Raphaelite gallery and gallery   Manchester                            Grand entrance hall, glass atrium
 cafe and bar                         Event spaces:                         and gallery cafe and bar, followed
 Catering:                            Grand entrance hall, glass atrium,    by a tour of our 20th century galleries
 Dinner                               Pre-Raphaelite gallery and gallery    Catering:
                                      cafe and bar                          Cocktails, wine, soft drinks
Number of guests:
120                                   Catering:                             and finger buffet
                                      Champagne, canapés, fresh             Number of guests:
                                      juices and hot beverages              80
                                      Number of guests:
                                      250
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                                                                    “I just wanted to
                                                                     pass on my thanks.
                                                                     The event was
“A really big thank you to all the staff                             extremely popular
 who made our daughter’s wedding on            “The reception at     and we had some
 28 December such a memorable occasion.         the gallery was      fantastic feedback
 The staff and caterers did a first class job    superb, relaxed and about the venue,
 of the whole event and they and you            a very memorable     staff and
 should be congratulated on having such         evening! Thanks      organisation. We
 a superb gallery and a staff who can pull      to all of you for    felt fully supported
 out all the stops when required.               making it a night    every step of the
 Many thanks.”                                  to remember!”        way.”

 Chris and Rosemary Trigwell                   Anika Prodhan (bride)                Simon Brownbill,
 (parents of the bride)                                                             Director of Marketing,
                                                                                    Hurst & Company Accountants
                                                                                    LLP, Manchester

 Wedding ceremony                               Wedding reception                   Cocktail party to increase the
 and reception                                 Event spaces:                        company’s profile in the city
 Event spaces:                                 Grand entrance hall, glass atrium,   Event space:
 Glass atrium, Valette gallery                 Pre-Raphaelite gallery and gallery   Pre-Raphaelite gallery
 and Pre-Raphaelite gallery                    cafe and bar                         Catering:
Number of guests:                              Number of guests:                    Canapés and cocktails
120                                            120                                  Number of guests:
                                                                                    200




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“Thank you for      “You and your team                    “A good number of people – including
 all your help in    were immensely                        our distinguished guests – commented
 deciding upon       helpful, and the                      to me about the stylish venue and quality
 and organising our running of the                         of the refreshments. Many noted how
 wedding… The        event was all the                     smoothly everything has gone and I did
 gallery staff were  more smooth                           appreciate your taking time and trouble
 brilliant and made  thanks to your                        over the last nine months to see that all
 everything run so   efforts. The food                     our needs were met and nothing was
 smoothly.”          was also delicious.”                  left to chance.”

 Rob White (groom)             Melanie Wells,             Andrew Bradstock,
                               Organise This,             Director, Christian Socialist
                               Wells, Somerset            Movement, London


 Wedding reception             Sales conference            Cocktail party and presentation
Event spaces:                  and training session        for guests attending the Labour
Glass atrium, Pre-Raphaelite   Event spaces:               Party Conference
gallery and gallery cafe       Lecture theatre and         Event spaces:
Catering:                      gallery cafe bar            Grand entrance hall and gallery cafe
Wine, champagne, soft          Catering:                  Catering:
drinks and finger buffet        Finger buffet and coffee   Wine, tea, coffee, finger buffet
Number of guests:              and tea, with biscuits     and canapés
140                            Number of delegates:       Number of guest:
                               20                         100




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Join Dante
Gabriel Rossetti
for champagne
and canapés                                        Glass atrium
                                                   Dinner
                                                   Dinner & dance
                                                   Reception
                                                                         50–120
                                                                         50–100
                                                                         50–200
                                                   Disabled access       Yes
Cocktail parties, receptions and dinners           Overall size          135m2
Dine and dance against a stunning backdrop
                                                   Grand entrance hall
in our glass atrium. Mix and mingle amidst the     Dinner                20–40
magnificent Victorian architecture of our grand    Dinner & dance        –
                                                   Reception             50–100
entrance hall. Pick a blank canvas: our simple,    Disabled access       Yes
elegant gallery cafe. Or host your event in our    Overall size          116m2
lavish Pre-Raphaelite gallery, where your guests   Gallery cafe
can enjoy a private view of our famous             Dinner                50–100
collection of art.                                 Dinner & dance        50–90
                                                   Reception             50–150
                                                   Disabled access       Yes
Let us know your thoughts for the                  Overall size          130m2
event and we’ll advise you on the
ideal space.                                       Pre-Raphaelite gallery
                                                   Dinner              –
                                                   Dinner & dance      –
                                                   Reception           50–300
                                                   Disabled access     Yes
                                                   Overall size        294m2
Turn to the back page for floor plans


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Make a lasting
impression on
your colleagues
and clients
Conferences, meetings and seminars
Our purpose-built lecture theatre, in the gallery’s
new wing, offers easy-to-use, touch-screen
presentation equipment, natural light and high
standards of comfort. It’s a unique, creative
space, with a specially commissioned artist wall
painting. Or for more intimacy, meet in our           Lecture theatre
granada study room, filled with hundreds of           Lectures          50–100
decorative art pieces from our collection.            Boardroom         20–40
                                                      Seminars          20–40
Inspiration will come as second nature there.         Disabled access   Yes
                                                      Overall size      86m2
And when it’s time for a break,
our gallery bar is the ideal place                    Granada study room
for coffee, tea and biscuits.                         Lectures          20
                                                      Boardroom         12
                                                      Seminars          12
                                                      Disabled access   Yes
                                                      Overall size      31m2
Turn to the back page for floor plans


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 Marry your
 oil painting here
(or Greek Adonis)                                                Glass atrium
                                                                 Dinner                50–120
Weddings and civil ceremonies                                    Dinner & dance        50–100
                                                                 Reception             50–200
Celebrate your big day. Whatever the size                        Disabled access       Yes
of your party, we’ve got the perfect space –                     Overall size          135m2

from our contemporary glass atrium to our                        Grand entrance hall
magnificent Victorian grand entrance hall; from                  Dinner                20–40
                                                                 Dinner & dance        –
the simple, elegant gallery cafe to our lavish                   Reception             50–100
Pre-Raphaelite gallery. You can even hold your                   Disabled access       Yes
                                                                 Overall size          116m2
ceremony in our stunning and much-loved
Valette gallery.                                                 Gallery cafe
                                                                 Dinner                50–100
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more romantic and beautiful     Dinner & dance        50–90
setting for the occasion and your photographs. We’ll help you    Reception             50–150
with all aspects of the day, from creating a menu to advice on   Disabled access       Yes
entertainment.                                                   Overall size          130m2

                                                                 Pre-Raphaelite gallery
                                                                 Dinner              –
                                                                 Dinner & dance      –
                                                                 Reception           50-300
                                                                 Disabled access     Yes
                                                                 Overall size        294m2
Turn to the back page for floor plans


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Time                                                 Before
for food                                             you go…
Catering for your guests                             Why not combine your event with one
Anything’s possible. Tell us what you’re after       of our gallery tours or a visit to the shop,
and leave the rest to us. We can prepare             where you’ll enjoy a 10% discount?
everything from canapés and business lunches         One of our guides can introduce you and
to lavish dinners – always with an eye on fresh,     your guests or delegates to the highlights of
seasonal ingredients. Then wash it down with         our collection, reveal some hidden treasures
the finest choice of wines, soft drinks, Fairtrade   or, for a relaxing break, take you on a
coffees and teas.                                    tranquillity tour.
With our catering partners, Milburns,                There are a number of tours to
we collaborate closely with you to                   choose from. Just get in touch.
deliver the ideal catering for your event.




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Floor plans
There are seven very different
and versatile event spaces to choose
from at our gallery. If you need any
guidance, just ask

01 Glass atrium                       05 Lecture theatre
Meet, dine, dance… against            A unique, purpose-built theatre,
a stunning, architectural stone       combining high standards of
and glass facade.                     comfort with touch-screen
                                      presentation equipment and
02 Grand entrance hall                a specially commissioned wall
Magnificent Victorian architecture    painting.
makes for a traditional sense of
occasion.                             06 Granada study room
                                      An inspired, intimate setting,
03 Gallery cafe and bar               with over 400 decorative objects.
A blank canvas: a simple, elegant
space. Our Gallery bar, next to the   07 Valette gallery
Gallery cafe, is the ideal place to   Hold your wedding or civil
take a break between lectures,        partnership amongst a remarkable
conferences and seminars.             group of impressionist paintings
                                      of Edwardian Manchester by the
04 Pre-Raphaelite gallery             French Impressionist, Adolphe
Sumptuous colours, lavish             Valette. Or ask us about our
patterns and tales of seduction,      other wedding spaces.
religion and Victorian morals
await your fine company.




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     07 Valette gallery

				
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