Hello and welcome to my new series on urban wedding venues. I love an urban wedding so I thought I would put together a series of blogs showcasing my favourite venues that I have found on my travels in the urban wedding jungle. I haven’t photographed a wedding at all of these venues, but I really want to. To start the series I have picked out and researched four of my favourite Manchester wedding venues. Below you will find the essential info for each of my favourite venues. I have also found out as to whether they are dog friendly!

Victoria Baths

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Address: Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE.

Person to contact re weddings: Gill Wright at the Victoria Baths Trust on 0161 224 2020 / [email protected]

Are they dog friendly? Yes

Capacity: 50-350 depending on which suite to hire

Catering / corkage: Bar available, corkage charged and discussed on booking. Catering allowed, but no onsite catering provided from this venue.

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Deaf Institute

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Photography credit: Mike Plunkett Photography

Address: The Deaf Institute 135 Grosvenor Street Manchester M1 7HE

Person to contact re weddings: [email protected]

Are they dog friendly? Yes! They’re very welcome.

Capacity:  The Den 70 people, The Ground Floor 175 people and 260 people in the Music Hall

Catering / corkage: All catering inhouse – bespoke menu for each event. £8 per bottle corkage fees but offer good offers on buying inhouse.

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Lock 91

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Images used with permission from the venue

Venue address: Lock Keeper’s Cottage, 9 Century St, Manchester, M3 4QL

Person to contact re weddings: Andi [email protected]0161 819 5444

Are they dog friendly? Yes although not for food being served

Capacity: Terrace 35-90, Attic Breakfast 50-80, Attic weddings 120.

Catering / corkage: No corkage policy, they can source a full bar for you, they use an outside catering company called Circle Events & Weddings

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The Victoria

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Address: Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1AB

Person to contact re weddings: Freyer Glenn & Nina Bragg [email protected] / 0161 974 1200

Are they dog friendly? For walking up the aisle and photos only

Capacity: The Cotton Sheds can hold ceremonies for up to 1,500 guests with dining for up to 900 guests. The Bays can hold ceremonies for up to 300 guests with dining for up to 250 guests. Evening receptions can increase to 300 guests across both Bay 1 and Bay 2.

Catering & Corkage: Corkage prices available via pdf from £5-£22 depending on drink required. Grape & Vine catering company available

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 Website / 
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

So, get in touch if you are planning to get married in any of these Manchester wedding venues, or any others in the area. I specialise in urban wedding photography for couples wanting to have fun. Check out my portfolio and prices to learn more.

Lead image of Victoria Baths, Photography credit: Jon Parker Lee photography (used with permission from the Press Office at the venue)

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