Manchester & North West England

Unique and unusual venues to hire in Manchester and North West England

Manchester venues unique unusual hire
Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

Max Capacity 300

A multi-award winning venue, close to Manchester city centre, Imperial War Museum North is an iconic landmark available for daytime events and exclusive evening hire. Within its striking, aluminium-clad structure, you will find a unique venue for your Conference and Events.

Museum of Science and Industry (MSI Manchester)

Museum of Science and Industry (MSI Manchester)

Max Capacity 300

Whether it's a conference, product launch or informal gathering, you'll find the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester makes every event unique.

The museum opened its doors in 1983 and is located on the original terminus of the worlds first inter-city railway, Liverpool Road. There are 5 Listed buildings, 2 of them listed as Grade I.

Chill Factore

Chill Factore

Max Capacity 120

Chill Factore is an exciting adrenalin filled venue which dominates the skyline.

Combining the 'cold side' technology of real snow slopes with a warm mix of hospitality, the event facilities are presented around an authentically themed Alpine Street creating a truly unique venue for an unforgettable occasion.

Aintree Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Aintree Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 4500

There’s nowhere quite like Aintree Racecourse, home of the world famous Crabbie’s Grand National. Steeped in history, drama, triumph and achievement, it is simply unique. Combine this inspirational sporting legacy with state of the art facilities and you’ll discover a stage for conferencing and events that is second to none.

Carlisle Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Carlisle Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 470

For conferences, meetings, seminars and exhibitions, weddings or parties, Carlisle Racecourse offeres the most flexible facilities around. Located just off Junction 42 of the M6, we offer superb facilities for both race day and non race day events with a variety of sized rooms and ample free parking.

Haydock Park Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Haydock Park Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 500

Haydock Park is a place that makes your heart race. From the thrill of watching your horse cross the finishing line to the delight of indulging in its fantastic facilities, it guarantees a great day out. But just as importantly, we’re also well known as a venue that leads the field in holding events that are every bit as memorable as our race days.

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Why book a venue in Manchester?

Lime Venue Portfolio proudly present a selection of top-quality conference, team building, meeting, training and corporate party venues in Manchester. Whatever your requirements may be, this dynamic city has a great deal to offer to make your event a huge success. Our team of experienced event professionals will gladly help you to find the one that creates a lasting impression on your guests.


What was once the largest centre of manufacturing in the world has once again transformed into a thriving destination for business. Manchester is the world-class business capital of the North-West, attracting large numbers of innovative brands and bright minds. With excellent transport infrastructure, this buzzing hub provides opportunities to connect people both within the UK and internationally.


Leisure time outside of your meeting or event

For those who wish to experience the culture of this lively hotspot, Manchester has it all. This idyllic location caters for all tastes and world cuisine can be located all across the city. The ‘Curry Mile’ is a mini spectacle that is not to be missed. A strip of neon-lit Asian restaurants, offering spicy cuisine and chilled Shisha lounges.


The nightlife is widely talked about and many visit for the variety of pubs, bars and clubs on offer. Live music, up-and-coming DJ’s and festivals – there is something exciting happening every night. The annual Mardi Gras festival is hosted on Canal Street every August and is popular for both residents and tourists. Similarly the German Markets each Christmas, provide a good opportunity to relax after a busy day of meetings.


For shopping, the city has a lot to offer, with opportunities to purchase vintage clothing, homeware and street food. Other shopping districts include the independents in the North Quarter, Arndale Centre and the upmarket retailers on King Street. Retail therapy is a highly recommended way to treat yourself after a productive meeting and is a satisfying way to ‘stretch the legs and refresh’.


Booking an exciting event experience

For the thrill-seeker, Chill Factore is the largest real snow ski-slope in Britain. This state-of-the-art venue is perfect if you wish to bring both excitement and adventure to your next event. It also offers the unique option of fun snow-based activities: a fantastic team builder!

History at your fingertips – historical event venues

There is a lot to learn and experience on the history that shaped the society we know today. Trace history of this dynamic city at the interactive Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), which is ranked on TripAdvisor as one of the top 3 places to visit in Manchester. MSI is a truly inspirational venue, with historic buildings, fascinating galleries and purpose built Conference Centre.


Alternatively, the Imperial War Museum North sits proudly on the revitalised Salford Quays, offering a beautiful reflection of the tragedies during the war. This award-winning venue was designed by the acclaimed architect, Daniel Liebskind, and offers various spaces that perfect for small meetings or large exhibitions.


Transportation to Manchester

For business events, Manchester is one of the North West’s most popular cities. There are great transport connections via the M6, M56, M62 and M61, train links to all major cities and Manchester International Airport less than 30 minutes away.


Reaching further afield – The North-West of England

Outside of Manchester, there are some of the country’s finest national parks for you to visit, including the Peak District. Scenic destinations such as this are the perfect way to refresh your mind and allow clear, creative thought.


Versatile event spaces are offered at a number of our racecourses in the North-West. These include the picturesque Market Rasen in the heart of Lincolnshire, Carlisle Racecourse and Haydock Park in St Helens. Aintree Racecourse, the home of the Grand National is arguably the top corporate event venue in Liverpool. From the second you arrive, there is a sense of history, excitement and sheer achievement of those who have steamed past the finish line. The venue has recently undergone a £35million redevelopment and is now at the forefront of excellence for meetings and events spaces.


If you are located near Bradford, The National Media Museum’s state-of-the-art Pictureville Cinema can accommodate up to 300 delegates for launch events, awards and other corporate presentations. The venue offers a highly-interactive setting where guests can reminisce at original props from childhood TV classics or try their hand at reading the news and presenting the weather.


Thinking of visiting Manchester or hosting an event here?

You might find the following resources useful in planning:

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