A multi-award winning venue close to Manchester city centre, the Imperial War Museum North is an iconic landmark available for daytime events and exclusive evening hire. Within its striking aluminium-clad structure you'll find a unique venue for your conference or event.
Reception Venues In Manchester
Unique and unusual reception venues to hire in Manchester and North West England
There’s nowhere quite like Aintree Racecourse, home of the world famous Randox Health Grand National. Steeped in history, drama, triumph and achievement, it's 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.
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 and history, the former locomotive depot houses many famous and record-breaking locomotives including the Mallard and a Japanese Bullet Train. The elegant surroundings are sure to add prestige to any event.
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.
Do you need help getting back on track?Reset map
From Our Blog
Established for over 25 years, Sternberg Clarke are the leading suppliers of live entertainment to corporate events, weddings and private parties up and down the country as well as overseas.
Trevor George Entertainment
Trevor George Entertainments supply entertainment to every county in England and Scotland. With a huge network of acts, you can be sure that the entertainment you require is sourced locally to where the event is happening.
As the name suggests, we are an experienced, skilled and talented team of Event Specialists dedicated to delivering superb event organisation and theming nationwide.
Pharmatologists are a talented and experienced team of event organisers dedicated to delivering creative and engaging events for their Healthcare clients.
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.
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.