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Reception Venues In Manchester

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

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

Iconic and inspiring, choose a completely unique venue for your next corporate event.

REAL SNOW, 500 FREE Parking spaces and FREE WIFI are just 3 excellent features that Chill Factore can offer.

Whether you're planning a meeting, conference, product launch, networking event, team away day, or team building - look no further.

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 Randox Health 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.

Railway Museum

Railway Museum

Max Capacity 600

Having opened in 1975 as the first National Museum outside of London, the National Railway Museum is now the largest of its kind in the world. Steeped in heritage & history the former locomotive depot houses many famous & record breaking locomotives including Mallard & Bullet Train. The elegant surroundings are sure to add prestige to any event.

Science and Media Museum

Science and Media Museum

Max Capacity 300

If you're looking for an event venue with a difference in West Yorkshire then look no further. Located in the heart of Bradford, the National Science and Media Museum is a unique choice offering five floors of spectacular galleries, two state-of-the-art auditoria and the IMAX experience – all housed within a magnificent glazed frontage.

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Some venues are just so unusual and unique that they become conversation starters in their own right.  If you’re hosting a corporate reception in Manchester and are looking for exclusive Manchester reception venues, then look no further.  Guaranteed to impress your guests and get them talking, here are just three bespoke Manchester reception venues you can be sure will make for a memorable evening…


Three Manchester Reception Venues Guaranteed to be Conversation Starters

Imperial War Museum North (IWM North)

The Imperial War Museum North is one of those unique Manchester reception venues which has become a city landmark thanks to its truly breathtaking architecture. Designed by award-winning architect Daniel Libeskind, this atmospheric venue showcases the most cutting edge, contemporary design and has plenty of incredibly versatile floorspace you can fully customise for your Manchester reception event.

IWM North has already hosted major reception events for the likes of Bentley and Umbro, and the expert hospitality and catering teams are always on hand to see your event is a roaring success.  Treat your staff or clients to fantastic bowl food and canapes, and enjoy drinks and networking during a relaxed evening in this fantastic, top quality Manchester venue.

The venue has also recently (July 2017) launched some fantastic new space, with the Watershard Conference Centre and significant upgraded their 360 degree projection system to create stunning backdrops on any theme.

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)

Putting on show all that is great about Manchester’s rich industrial history, the Museum of Science and Industry could be the perfect location for hosting your receptions in Manchester. Located on the original terminus of the first inter-city railway in the world, the MSI occupies a number of listed buildings and has floorspace enough to comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests.

Your guests can enjoy an extensive wine and drinks list as well as buffet food brought round by tray service, leaving everyone free for networking and letting their hair down.  They can also spend some time exploring the museum’s incredible collection of exhibits from the worlds of science and engineering, including the world’s oldest stored computer.  With its stunning architecture, laid-back atmosphere and some fantastic catering, this exclusive venue is among the finest to be found in Manchester.

Chill Factore

For a venue with a difference, you can’t go wrong with Chill Factore.  This incredibly unusual venue includes a 180m indoor ski slope, giving you and your guests the chance to experience a fantastic wintry adventure as part of your evening’s entertainment during your Manchester reception.  This iconic venue also features intimate Alpine-themed bars and stylish, log cabin inspired restaurants, while the versatile reception room floorspace can easily accommodate up to 120 guests.

With competitively priced packages available to those hosting corporate reception events, this could be the perfect venue for your reception in Manchester.  Your guests can enjoy tray service and drinks from an experienced catering team, whilst taking in panoramic views over the indoor slopes and basking in the cosy après-ski atmosphere.  This is definitely one of the city’s most inspiring and creative venues, and will certainly make this a night to remember for all invited.

There can be no doubt that between the stunning architecture, fine food and drink and amazing, fully adaptable floorspace, you’re guaranteed to find a Manchester reception venue ideally suited to the style or theme of your corporate event.  With expert hospitality teams able to help you prepare and support you on the night, you can rest assured that you’ve come to the right place.

For more information on these incredible Manchester reception venues or any of the other venues we have right across the country, simply get in touch with Lime Venue Portfolio today.