Couples planning their nuptials have a host of things to plan for, such as hiring a top wedding photographer from Manchester or the surrounding area, and finding that most unique of venues to host their special day.
A traditional route
For those who like the grandiose and classic buildings, then the Albert Hall is one that will tweak the interest. The refurbished building has become known in recent times for hosting some of today’s best bands, but it has also recently branched out into weddings.
This elegance may not be to everyone’s taste however, and couples who have a slightly more eccentric sense of style may want to consider Victoria Baths, which, perhaps surprisingly, has a waiting list until 2017. However, if this is too long a wait, there are other options such as Chill Factore, which will host the entire day and even allow the party to go down the slopes, making the day cool in more ways than one.
A flair for culture
Culture lovers are certainly not without their options either with the Manchester Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Manchester Art Gallery all able to host a wedding ceremony. For all concerned, hopefully these venues would allow wedding guests to be a little more raucous than their regular visitors.
A city such as Manchester, with its great sporting history, will naturally have to provide a sporty backdrop for happy couples in the city who want it. Rugby fans have the A J Bell stadium to host their special day, and lovers of football will be keen to know that both Manchester clubs – City and United – host wedding ceremonies. Some may baulk at such a venue, but in these modern times, stadiums such as these have all the facilities future brides and grooms require, as well as a dedicated wedding coordinator.
Perhaps one of the most stunning venues available in Manchester though is the Monastery, which re-opened its doors to weddings back in 2009 and is still hosting ceremonies today to the citizens of Manchester and beyond. This is a favourite venue of professional wedding photographers, though it’s safe to say that all the venues mentioned here offer unique photo vantage points that will create memories for the happy couple and their family for years to come.
There are, naturally, more venues than those listed here, and many a quirky setup is out there waiting to be discovered, and perhaps turned into the newest wedding hotspot. Couples today are more and more turning to those weird, whimsical and wonderful wedding venues that this city has.