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Banqueting and Dinner Venues In Manchester

Unique and unusual banqueting and dinner 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Some people find it hard to fully let their hair down at the office Christmas party when the dress code calls for ‘formal attire’.  Many of us spend hours worrying over and shopping for that ideal party dress or perfectly tailored suit and tie, when we might in fact be more comfortable flexing our creative muscles with a more unusual and creative dress code.  If you’re hosting your annual Christmas party at an unusual Christmas party venue in Manchester, why not be a little more daring and invite your guests to embrace a different theme this December?


Four Formal Dress Alternatives for Your Manchester Christmas Party

With so many fantastic, exclusive Manchester Christmas party venues to choose from, finding an alternative to formal dress can be a really fun way to liven up your event and see guests dressed in keeping with your venue’s unique style.  Here are just four alternative suggestions to the little black dress and penguin suit…

Add Some Vintage Glamour

Manchester played a key role during the Second World War, and what better way to celebrate the city’s history than with a ‘vintage’ themed Christmas party.  The timeless elegance and glamour of 40s and 50s Hollywood or the simple British style which made this period so iconic could be great recreated at your office Christmas party, particularly if you choose a fitting venue such as the Imperial War Museum North.

This multi-award winning venue has everything you could need to throw a fantastic vintage Christmas party, and the events team will be only too willing to deck the halls with all the festive bunting and retro touches you could need to suit your theme.  Alternatively, this unique venue also offers Alpine Skiing, Alice in Winterland and Narnia themed decorations, giving you a few more alternatives to formal dress.

A Day at the Races

It might be December and the wrong time of year for watching the races, but a ‘Day at the Races’ theme can really work for an office Christmas party.  Celebrate the festive season in style at Aintree Racecourse, and invite those on your guest list to go to town and dress to the nines.  Some fantastic dresses and elaborate headgear always put in an appearance at Ladies’ Days at the races, while the gents might vie to out-do each other with ever-more garish ties and suits.

Aintree is one of the UK’s most impressive sporting venues, and bespoke Christmas party packages are available to help you let your hair down and enjoy the night in style. 

An Alpine Theme

Nothing says ‘winter wonderland’ quite like a cosy log cabin, taking to the slopes and enjoying a little après-ski, all of which can be enjoyed at Chill Factore.  One of our most exciting, unusual venues, Chill Factore boasts the UK’s longest and widest indoor snow slope, as well as an alpine-themed street, comfy log cabin bar and stylish restaurants.  Guests can enjoy a little fun on the slopes followed by a tipple in front of the log fire, perhaps dressed for the occasion in winter sports attire or furs.

Chill Factore allows you to enjoy the truly unique experience of a Manchester Christmas party transported to your very own Alpine winter wonderland, making this one of the most memorable and magical of Christmas party venues.

Step into the Future

You could adopt a ‘futuristic’ theme for your office Christmas party, perhaps suggesting a dress code involving shimmering, industrial-style metallics, especially with silvers and coppers very much on trend for parties and events this year.  If you decide to host your Manchester Christmas party at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), a ‘space age’ theme could allow guests to get very creative with the dress code!

The MSI is a perfect Manchester Christmas party venue.  Enjoy pre-dinner drinks, glittering table settings as you eat your sit-down meal and then let your hair down on the dance floor, partying the evening away at one of the city’s most exclusive corporate venues.

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