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MANCHESTER The home of great conferences and events


Welcome to Manchester Manchester is the city of ideas. A city of culture, of enjoyment and of life lived to the full. It is an experience. Quite simply, this city thinks differently. Birthplace of everything from the Industrial Revolution and the computer to the football league and, most recently, graphene – the world’s strongest material - Manchester is truly a city of firsts. It is the powerhouse of the region, the gateway to the neighbouring counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside, and a world-class conference destination. With the UK’s largest regional airport offering direct flights from over 190 destinations around the globe - not to mention the excellent national connectivity offered by our road and rail infrastructure getting here couldn’t be easier. We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester soon. Andrew Stokes, Chief Executive, Marketing Manchester

The home of great conferences and events On the following pages you’ll find all the information you could possibly need to organise a meeting, incentive experience, event, conference or exhibition in Manchester. Each of our venues – be they a purpose-built conference centre, a hotel, an academic venue or something unique - has outlined what they have to offer. To compliment that, you’ll also find details of the free services that Visit Manchester offers to conference organisers. From finding the perfect venue and securing accommodation for delegates to helping with suggestions for partner programmes. We’re happy to discuss your requirements over the phone (0161 238 4597), you can check out our services on our website (visitmanchester.com/conference) or why not send us a tweet (@mcr_conf). We hope to hear from you soon. Paul Simpson, Managing Director, Visit Manchester

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Contents Features

Venue & Services Directory

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The complete conference destination

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Planning conferences and exhibitions in Manchester

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Planning meetings and AGMs in Manchester

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Planning gala dinners and drinks receptions in Manchester

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Incentives and team building in Manchester

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Visit Manchester

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Getting to Manchester

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Getting around Manchester

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Call in on the neighbours

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Venues and services at a glance

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Conference and Exhibition Centres Hotels Unique Venues Airport Venues Academic Venues Accommodation Only Service Providers

123 - 126 Transport Providers Visit Manchester is the Tourist Board for Greater Manchester and is a division of Marketing Manchester, the agency charged with promoting Manchester on a national and international stage. For further information please visit marketingmanchester.com or call (0161) 237 1010. Editorial Photography: Jonty Wilde, Jan Chlebik, Ben Page, Carl Hodgson, Craig Easton


How to use We hope you find the information in this Guide useful. We’ve tried to include all you need to make choosing Manchester and planning your event as easy as possible.

ISO20121 - is a management system standard that has been designed to help organisations in the events industry, improve the sustainability of their event related activities, products and services.

The directory part of the Guide is broken down into eight easy to use sections, each giving detailed information about the venues and service providers. We’ve also included at-a-glance facts about the venues’ meeting and events facilities.

Leisure – this indicates whether a venue offers an onsite gym, swimming pool or leisure facilities.

GTBS – indicates whether a venue is part of the Green Tourism Business Scheme. This is a national sustainable tourism certification scheme recognised by VisitBritain.

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The complete conference destination Manchester is easily accessible to both national and international visitors and it can accommodate all events, from the most simple to the most demanding. With a dedicated, professional support team, it is easy to see why Manchester is one of the world’s top conference destinations.

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Its transport infrastructure and range of venues, coupled with its cuisine scene and commitment to customer service, ensures that Manchester is ranked as a leading conference destination for planners and delegates alike.

Innovative and inspirational Manchester is a city renowned for innovation: a city of firsts, driven by people and results. Having undergone a series of transformations from its earliest incarnation as a formidable Roman fort, to an industrial epicentre centuries later, Manchester is internationally recognised as one of the UK’s most progressive destinations.


Manchester is a hot-bed of cultural activity. From the thriving music scene to one of the many world class festivals or sporting events – the city is constantly finding new ways to express itself. Throw into the mix an impressive range of galleries, museums and libraries and business visitors are certain to be stimulated and invigorated.

Discover Manchester Conference delegates are always grateful for a little free time to explore what the host destination has to offer. Never disappointing, Manchester offers an endless choice of entertainment and leisure options that will keep delegates and those accompanying them busy for days. There’s no better way to discover Manchester and get to grips with its surroundings than taking part in a walking tour of the city centre. Manchester has over twenty professional tour guides who know the city inside and out.

Friendly and welcoming The city's cheerful welcome to newcomers makes each visit to Manchester unique. Mancunian hospitality is legendary and an enthusiastic reception is guaranteed! Manchester’s Visitor Information Centre (MVIC) is the first point of call for any visitor to the city. Crowned winner of Visit England’s 'Visitor Information Provider of the Year' at the VisitEngland Award’s for Excellence in 2012, all visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome.

Here to help Visit Manchester is able to offer a range of services that are guaranteed to turn a good event into a great one, increase delegate numbers and ensure that every visitor makes the most of their time in Manchester.

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Planning conferences and exhibitions in Manchester Manchester venues offer flexible spaces for all kinds of events – from low-key boardroom discussions to large-scale conferences with attendant break-outs, coffee stops and keynote speakers. Manchester Central, the city’s flagship venue, has completed its three-year, £30m redevelopment. The venue is now offering free access to high-capacity WiFi for all exhibitors, delegates and visitors. A first-class concierge has been launched and new banqueting facilities for up to 1,200 delegates in one purpose-built space are available in the

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Exchange Hall. The venue forms part of the city’s Petersfield conference quarter, a cluster of venues, hotels and cultural spaces all within short walking distance of each other. Amongst the city’s academic venues, The University of Manchester, home to the high-tech University Place facility, recently refurbished two venues on the Sackville Street campus – located by Piccadilly train station. The Renold Building upgraded facilities for clients across its three theatres, boosting capacity of the largest to 524. The Staff House space for day events benefitted from a technical upgrade and added an additional space, making 12 rooms in total with capacities up to 90 delegates theatre style.


Manchester Metropolitan University, meanwhile, has unveiled the new Business School facility. Designed to a green-development ethos with photovoltaic panels that collect energy and at the same time refract the sunlight away from the building, it can host up to 250 delegates theatre style with multiple syndicate rooms on the upper floors for 70 people cabaret style. A further new development, the Manchester School of Art, will follow after a £34m investment in the Art and Design Faculty. The building will boast a roof terrace with a capacity of 200 people adjoining a flexible presentation and exhibition space, plus smaller meeting rooms. Finally, EventCity, the large-scale exhibition and events venue located next to the Trafford Centre on the outskirts of Manchester, has converted 5,800sqm of event space into a conference and dining facility for up to 5,000 delegates theatre style as part of a £2.5m refurbishment.

For a snapshot of more conference and exhibition options for event planners, see the Venue Directory.

Testimonial “It was a thrill to hold the European Chemoreception Organisation congress in Manchester and the help from the staff at Visit Manchester has been invaluable. The congress is an established forum for interaction of leading scientists and young researchers, and achieved intense scientific discussions as well as social interaction.” Professor Krishna Persaud, The European Chemoreception Organisation (ECRO)

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Planning meetings and AGM’s in Manchester Running events like clockwork is a Manchester trademark. Just ask the organisers of the Commonwealth Games or Britain’s political leaders who have staged their party conferences many times in the city. The historic Midland Hotel, a Manchester meeting place since Edwardian times, can accommodate up to 700 delegates theatre style in its Alexandra Suite, boasting direct street-level access, its own new prefunction area and bar. There’s an on-site Production Manager and support for audio-visual production to ensure every detail is covered. The Midland has recently recruited chef Simon Rogan of Michelin-

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stared L’Enclume fame to relaunch the hotel’s famous restaurant, The French, with a modern twist. He is also taking charge of the new bar-eatery, formerly known as The Colony. Nearby, the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Free Trade Hall Manchester, already home to 17 meeting and function suites accommodating up to 400 delegates, will be expanding business tourism facilities since its acquisition of the historic Theatre Royal. The adjacent building to the hotel first opened in 1845 and retains its period façade. For business lunches between meetings, the hotel’s new dining concept is Steak & Lobster at Alto restaurant, a choice of two mains for a set


price, while the new Reserve @ Opus One Champagne bar offers a range of Champagnes accompanied by food-matched taster plates. To hold your meeting in a venue with a sense of history, Manchester Town Hall offers delegates the chance to round off a day of meetings with a clocktower tour – with panoramic views. The Grade I listed building, with its flagship space, the Great Hall, accommodating up to 500 theatre style, recently served as the location for Hollywood blockbusters Sherlock Holmes and The Iron Lady. Purpose-built for meetings the Manchester Conference Centre and Hotel combines 16 meeting spaces with an onsite, 117 bed hotel; upgraded technical facilities for lighting, staging and videography, the latter including edited footage and video streaming; whilst WiFi is free across the venue. The key meeting spaces are the Weston Theatre with a capacity for 280 delegates theatre style and exhibition space, and the Cockcroft Theatre with a capacity for 120 delegates theatre style.

For more out-of-the-box ideas for meeting spaces, consult the Venue Directory.

Testimonial “From the minute I stepped off the train, I was absolutely amazed by the experiences and welcome I received. From the fantastic hospitality to some of the most stunning venues and the great service, I simply couldn’t find fault with my trip. As a delegate, Manchester certainly does the conference and meeting industry proud. I can’t wait to go back.” Samme Allen, MPI President speaking after the MPI UK & Ireland Board Meeting

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Planning gala dinners and drinks receptions in Manchester Manchester’s bar and dining scene is booming. Venues can cater for imaginative, statement events from a sporting motif to dining with dinosaurs. The new £8m Pavilion opens at the Lancashire County Cricket Club just in time for the return of the Ashes Test Match. It features a new Members Suite for gala dinners catering for up to 270, plus another large meeting room for 160 guests and nine executive boxes overlooking the ground. The new Players and Media Centre has 15 meeting spaces, accommodating up to 120 delegates theatre style for meetings.

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Cloud 23, the panoramic bar on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, has unveiled its new look. Its exclusive new zones are named after the Gods of Ancient Greece, like the bar itself, seated in the lofty position in the heavens. Event buyers can rope off a private function for 40 in Zeus, the former East Lounge, while Eros, the Executive Lounge, can entertain 100. For a more cerebral take on entertaining, Manchester Art Gallery offers an art-themed backdrop to events, leading from talking-point artworks to wider networking. Work on display includes new Dutch and Flemish paintings and a contemporary collection of inter-war artworks. The Pre-Raphaelite Galleries can host up to 300 guests


for a drinks reception and canapés, starting with an optional introduction from a curator, while The Atrium accommodates 120 delegates for a seated dinner. It’s possible to arrange a private viewing of an exhibition, combining dinner with a tour of the gallery. The Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester’s South Campus, offers banqueting surrounded by artefacts from the natural world and ancient civilisations. Guests can even dine underneath a skeleton of Stan the T.rex! Capacity for an evening event ranges from a seated dinner for 160 guests to a drinks reception for 700, including mood lighting and live music.

For a flavour of more options to raise a glass to, refer to the Venue Directory.

Testimonial “Visit Manchester has been invaluable to us in sourcing a suitable dinner venue for our annual conference. They can provide a wealth of knowledge of venues in and around the city and offer excellent support in liaising with venues to help relieve the burden of work involved.” Jeanette Oliver Chief Executive, The Vascular Society

The People’s History Museum in the Spinningfields district can accommodate up to 100 guests for banqueting, or 200 for a drinks reception, in the Engine Hall. Newly installed ISDN lines for video conferencing are now available to clients with their own equipment.

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Incentives and team building in Manchester Manchester has fostered inspiration throughout history – from Rutherford splitting the atom in 1917 to Kilburn and Williams testing Baby, the world’s first stored-program computer, in 1948. Manchester venues are still serving up inspiration today and you can reward your team in a number of ways.

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The Lowry, a stunning waterfront performance space at Salford Quays, recently celebrated the 125th birthday of its eponymous “simple-man” artist with a major exhibition of L. S. Lowry’s work. Treat your team to a private viewing of the Lowry Galleries over pre-dinner drinks, dine whilst taking in views across MediaCityUK and then enjoy a spectacular theatre performance from the comfort of your own private box. Close by at the “Theatre of Dreams”, United Events offers the opportunity for teams who have raised their game to be rewarded. Discover the secrets of a winning team on a behind-the-scenes stadium tour and enjoy a football fun fair at Old Trafford.


Crowned “Hotel of the Year” at the Manchester Tourism Awards 2012, Rocco Forte’s five star The Lowry Hotel offers private Pamper Packages for groups of twelve upwards with exclusive use of The Lowry Spa. Why not indulge in a shopping spree package or cocktail masterclass afterwards? For a picturesque rural location, Tatton Park offers incentive options with a Downton-style stately pile set in 1000 acres of deer-stalked parkland – just 20 minutes from Manchester by car. Following recent refurbishment of the business facilities, the suite of rooms forming Lord Egerton’s Apartment is a selfcontained dining, meeting or event area and now includes WiFi, while the Tenants’ Hall, previously Lord Egerton’s private museum, is a unique space for 400 delegates theatre style. For team building activities try a treasure trail of the mansion and gardens, an eco-conscious hedge laying session, or deer-feeding tours in winter.

This is just the start. For more inspiration, check out the Venue Directory.

Testimonial “The team at Visit Manchester has been invaluable in working with our team to develop a comprehensive site visit to Manchester. It would have been impossible to bring the level of US corporate buyers to Manchester for the golf site inspection without the help of Visit Manchester. In my travels to the area, I found Manchester to be a vibrant, exciting destination and we look forward to our event later this year.” David Bruce, Director, CMP Meeting Services

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Visit Manchester Manchester has a proven track record of hosting world-class events, and is firmly established on the worldwide convention and events stage as a leading destination.

Visit Manchester provides a variety of complimentary services to assist you in event planning including:

Visit Manchester understands how daunting a prospect it can be to host a conference in a destination that you may not be familiar with. But with a team of dedicated conference and meeting professionals who specialise in event planning and client support, and who also have local knowledge that is second to none, you can be sure that every aspect of your event is expertly planned and runs smoothly. The team understands what you need to make a good event a great one.

• Production of bid documentation and support

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• Venue location service • Accommodation booking service • Organisation of site visits • Social and partner programme planning • Advice on civic funding • Conference marketing support • Local expertise and industry knowledge • Team members with European language skills • A dedicated professional to assist you from conception to completion


Meet the team The team, and the city as a whole, take great pleasure in hosting events. With a particular focus on the association and corporate markets, the conference and event specialists work tirelessly with organisers so that they gain an understanding of their key objectives. You’ll be assigned a single point of contact for your conference – meaning that a dedicated professional will be with you from your initial enquiry through to post event evaluation.

Head to visitmanchester.com/conference for regular updates on where to meet the team.

Contact the team Discover first-hand what Manchester can do for you. Call the team on (0161) 238 4597 or check out visitmanchester.com/conference or follow us on Twitter: @mcr_conf to find out how the team can make your event a resounding success.

With a regular presence at some of the most important trade shows in the UK, Europe and North America; and with the Visit Manchester flagship destinations showcase ‘Manchester Live!’, there are plenty of opportunities to discover more about Manchester.

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Getting to Manchester Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK, thanks to its location and connectivity with national and international transport infrastructure.

Trains There are four main stations in the city centre: Piccadilly, Oxford Road, Victoria and Deansgate. Piccadilly welcomes the majority of visitors and is the main arrival point for those flying into Manchester Airport or travelling from London. The city has direct rail services south to Birmingham, Bournemouth, Reading, Bristol and Plymouth as well as north to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Operators include: CrossCountry Trains (crosscountrytrains.co.uk) First Great Western (firstgreatwestern.co.uk), Northern Rail (northernrail.org) and TransPennineExpress (tpexpress.co.uk).

Coach National Express provides services from all over the country into Chorlton Street Coach Station in the heart of the city centre (nationalexpress.co.uk).

Road Manchester is well connected to the rest of the UK via excellent motorway links. The M60 ring road connects the city to motorways north, south, east and west.


Manchester Airport Manchester Airport is the largest airport outside London and has received numerous “Best Airport� awards. With three terminals handling over 19 million passengers each year, Manchester Airport is the global gateway to the North of England. Sixty-five airlines ensure Manchester is directly connected to over 190 destinations around the world. Manchester Airport offers a host of facilities and services to help ensure hassle-free travel: Airport shopping and dining Delegates can join the vast number of savvy shoppers already taking advantage of exclusive tax and duty free savings at the airport.

Escape Lounges For those looking to complete some last minute business, the Escape Lounges in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 offer a tranquil environment. Free WiFi Stay connected to the outside world, with free WiFi for up to 30 minutes, across all three terminals. The Manchester Airport App For the perfect travel companion download the free Manchester Airport app, it’s the one-stop guide for flight and airport information.

For the latest information visit manchesterairport.co.uk or follow @manairport on Twitter.

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Getting around Manchester Once you have arrived in the city, getting around couldn’t be easier thanks to a fleet of buses, trains and trams. Of course, the compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular choice.

Trains

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The city’s Metrolink network is one of the most extensive light rail systems in the UK, carrying nearly 20 million passengers every year. With services roughly every five to ten minutes, running across the city connecting to Bury, Oldham, Salford Quays, Media City and Trafford, it is a great mode of transport for those not on a strict timetable. Don’t forget to purchase your ticket on the platform before boarding. metrolink.co.uk

Within the city centre, Metroshuttle provides a free ‘hop on, hop off’ service that links all of the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas. It runs every ten minutes from 7am - 7pm Monday to Saturday and 10am - 6pm on Sundays. Across Greater Manchester, Arriva (arrivabus.co.uk), First (firstgroup.com) and Stagecoach (stagecoachbus.com) operate a comprehensive network to get you out and about.

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In addition to the inter-city links, the rail network connects you to neighbouring towns and districts of Manchester including Oldham, Rochdale, Ashton under Lyne, Stockport, Bolton and Wigan.

Trams


Car parking In the city, NCP has over 13,000 car parking spaces across 43 sites, including a number of exclusive parent and child bays and green bays for vehicles with low emissions. Parking with NCP in the city centre starts from just ÂŁ1.60 an hour. ncp.co.uk

Journey planning Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the official public transport body for the city. Its website has a wealth of information to help you plan your journey, including details of Park & Ride services, accessible transport, bus service maps and a journey planner. tfgm.com

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wide-reaching area from Bolton and Bury in the north to Stockport and Altrincham in the south, Oldham and Rochdale in the east to Standish and Wigan in the west. It can make your travel planning much simpler and save you money too. systemonetravelcards.co.uk

Manchester on foot Manchester is easily explored on foot, with plenty of pedestrian-only zones. It is possible to traverse the main central locations within around 20minutes. Use the walkit.com app for smartphones to plot your route.

Manchester maps Refer to the handy fold out maps at the back of the Guide to help find your way around the city centre and beyond.

Want to travel on any bus? Or a combination of bus and train, or even bus, train and tram? Why not purchase a System One Travelcard. It covers a

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Call in on the neighbours The beautiful counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside are within easy reach of Manchester. From the breathtaking landscapes of the Lake District to the Roman city of Chester, the North West offers a variety of experiences to entice you to extend your stay in the region once your business is done.

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Blackpool A county of contrasts, Lancashire offers breathtaking countryside combined with bustling market towns and is home to Britain’s best-loved holiday resort - Blackpool, famous for its Tower and Promenade and seven miles of award winning beaches. New additions bring an extra dimension to Blackpool’s first class attractions including the Comedy Carpet and the new Tower Festival headland. There’s also the beautifully renovated St John’s with its modern art sculpture, dancing fountains and café vibe. Fantastic world-class events include gigantic firework displays, the annual air show and the world-famous illuminations. Alongside are family favourite attractions including the iconic Blackpool Tower and trams, Sandcastle Waterpark, Zoo and Pleasure Beach Resort. visitlancashire.com


Chester Its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain’s most popular places. Founded by the Romans in AD79, the city has a long and fascinating history and plenty of things to see and do. Take a stroll around the most complete City Walls in Britain exploring the towers, Eastgate Clock, the River Dee, the largest Roman Amphitheatre and the oldest racecourse in Britain. Visit the city’s cathedral, relax in Grosvenor Park or enjoy a guided tour. Just don’t forget to visit the Chester Cross and enjoy the Town Crier’s midday proclamation. visitchester.com

Liverpool For evening excitement head over to Liverpool, whether it’s for a family meal, cocktails with friends, sampling locally brewed real ale or live music, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Liverpool. Needing no introduction is the world famous Cavern Club, in Mathew Street, whereThe Beatles performed almost

300 times in just 18 months, now with live music daily it’s a must for any Beatles fan. Hidden gems include Leaf Tea Shop & Bar, a real hive of activity for creatives, Bar Four at Hard Days Night Hotel for cocktails; real ale at The Lion Tavern and Alma De Cuba for Brazilian dancing and carnival atmosphere. visitliverpool.com

The Lake District A region of incredible beauty, the Lake District is famous for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage. The area is made up of ancient woodlands and forest, river valleys, lakes and mountains and simply stunning coastlines. Also renowned for the warmth of its hospitality and the quality of its food and drink, the huge landscape supports a variety of fresh produce with local cafés, traditional inns, hotels and Michelin starred restaurants offering the freshest possible ingredients. golakes.co.uk

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Venues at a glance PAGE

VENUE

MAP NO.

MAP REF.

CAPACITY CAPACITY TOTAL THEATRE BANQUETING BEDROOMS

CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION VENUES 26

Manchester Central

1

D5

9,000

4,000

-

30

Manchester Conference Centre & Hotel

2

F6

280

180

117

32

EventCity

3

GM Map DD4

17,500

7,500

-

HOTELS 34

Britannia Airport Hotel

4

GM Map EE5

150

120

212

35

Britannia Country House Hotel

5

GM Map EE5

350

350

255

36

Britannia Daresbury Park Hotel

6

GM Map AA7

350

250

189

37

Britannia Hotel Bolton

7

GM Map CC3

100

50

96

38

Britannia Hotel Stockport

8

GM Map FF5

400

400

187

39

Britannia Hotel Wigan

9

GM Map AA2

300

250

124

40

Britannia Manchester Hotel

10

F4

200

180

363

43

Britannia Sachas Hotel

11

F3

300

550

223

44

Hilton Manchester Deansgate

12

C5

600

550

279

46

Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

13

B4

250

240

148

47

The Renaissance Manchester Hotel

14

D3

400

360

203

48

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

15

GM Map DD7

700

550

81

50

The Palace Hotel

16

E5

1,200

850

275

52

The Place Apartment Hotel

17

G4

250

250

107

54

Radisson Blu Edwardian

18

D4

450

280

263

56

Rocco Forte’s The Lowry Hotel

19

C3

400

300

165

58

Copthorne Hotel Manchester

20

Quays Map

160

150

166

59

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

21

F4

170

130

285

60

Malmaison Hotel

22

F4

100

88

167

61

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

23

E4

800

650

280

62

The Midland Hotel

24

D5

700

620

312

63

Novotel Manchester Centre

25

E5

100

100

164

64

Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

26

E1

220

200

252

65

Portland by Thistle

27

F4

300

220

204

66

Ramada Manchester Salford Quays

28

Quays Map

150

120

142

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Venues at a glance PAGE

VENUE

MAP NO.

MAP REF.

CAPACITY CAPACITY TOTAL THEATRE BANQUETING BEDROOMS

UNIQUE VENUES 68

The Lowry

29

Quays Map

1,730

280

72

The Bridgewater Hall

30

D5

1,875

600

-

74

De Vere Venues Whites

31

GM Map BB2

1,500

1,000

125

-

76

Hard Rock Cafe

32

E2

200

200

-

78

Lancashire County Cricket Club

33

Quays Map

1,000

1,000

68

80

Manchester City Football Club

34

Sportcity Map

800

750

-

82

Manchester Town Hall

35

D4

500

350

-

84

Manchester United, Old Trafford

36

Quays Map

1,104

850

-

86

The Albert Square Chop House & Function Suites

37

D4

180

122

8

87

Aspect Viewing Facilities

38

F4

60

30

-

88

Chetham’s School of Music

39

D2

200

48

-

89

CUBE Gallery, University of Salford

40

E5

80

-

-

90

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Training and Development Centre

41

G2

208

120

-

91

Haydock Park Racecourse

42

GM Map AA4

500

450

-

92

IWM North

43

Quays Map

300

300

-

93

Manchester Art Gallery

44

E4

130

120

-

94

The Manchester Museum

45

Oxford Rd Map

110

160

-

95

The Monastery Manchester

46

GM Map FF4

650

500

-

96

MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)

47

B5

300

250

-

97

National Football Museum

48

E2

250

250

-

98

People’s History Museum

49

C3

150

150

-

99

The Royal Exchange Theatre

50

D3

700

70

-

100 Royal Northern College of Music

51

F7

616

250

-

101 thestudiomanchester

52

F3

220

120

-

102 Tatton Park

53

GM Map DD7

400

350

-

103 Vermilion Cinnabar

54

Sportcity Map

200

500

-

55

GM Map EE6

350

230

360

AIRPORT VENUES 106 Radisson Blu Manchester Airport

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VENUE

MAP NO.

CAPACITY CAPACITY TOTAL THEATRE BANQUETING BEDROOMS

MAP REF.

ACADEMIC VENUES 108 Manchester Metropolitan University

56

E6

280

250

350

110 The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues

57

Oxford Rd Map

1,000

400

4,000

112 University of Salford

58

A2

1,020

90

2,710

114 Manchester Business School

59

F7

200

200

101

115 MANDEC

60

Oxford Rd Map

120

90

-

61

G4

-

-

84

ACCOMMODATION ONLY 118 Staycity Serviced Apartments Manchester

Services at a glance PAGE

SERVICE PROVIDER

SPECIALISM

SERVICE PROVIDERS 122 Saville Audio Visual

Audio Visual supplier

122 Clear Presentations

Event production agency

122 Congrex

Professional conference organiser

122 H2 Events

Professional conference organiser

122 Kenes

Professional conference organiser

TRANSPORT PROVIDERS 124 Swans Travel Limited

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126 Bullocks Coaches

-

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Conference and Exhibition Centres Meetings were born in Manchester’s Petersfield district in 1819 with an impassioned push for parliamentary reform. People have gathered here ever since to meet, discuss and debate, close to where a red plaque commemorates the legacy of St. Peter’s Fields.


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MANCHESTER CENTRAL

Manchester Central A business resort Manchester Central is a globally renowned, award-winning business resort located in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. With the capacity to handle everything from intimate corporate functions to large scale national and international conferences, trade and public exhibitions and gala banquets, Manchester Central offers event organisers a truly exceptional venue experience. Located in the heart of Manchester city centre, the instantly recognisable vaulted arches and station clock have made Manchester Central an iconic feature of the city’s skyline for almost 130 years. Following the completion of a recent £30m redevelopment, which was partly funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the venue combines historic architecture with state-of-the-art facilities, to provide a truly unique venue offering.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI ISO 20121 accredited

9,000 4,000 26 n/a 10 miles D5 In the city centre Oxford Road (0.8 mile) M602, J3 (1.5 miles) Yes – chargeable Yes Yes – full No Available Available Certified

An outstanding conference and event proposition Manchester Central provides a full complement of halls and conference rooms to meet every possible conferencing, exhibition or event need. The famous Victorian Central Hall is renowned as a feat of engineering and with 10,000m2 of column free space, is ideal for hosting exhibitions, conferences and banquets of all sizes. The venue also offers a number of different spaces, including the purpose built 804-seat Exchange Auditorium and the recently completed Cobden Rooms; a self-contained meeting space that can be used for events for up to 450 people or as breakout rooms during larger conferences. Manchester Central offers free high-spec WiFi to exhibitors, delegates and visitors. Step outside the venue, and you’re minutes away from world class restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment, as well as over 2,500 hotel rooms all within a five minute walk.

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World-class hospitality Manchester Central prides itself on its outstanding hospitality. The catering team is headed by internationally celebrated chef, Simon Firth MWMCS (Member of the World Master Class Society). The Manchester Central hospitality team caters for all types of events, from a business lunch for 40, formal dinner for 1,000, or a buffet for 4,000.

Unrivalled event delivery Manchester Central is renowned for delivering ‘best-in-class’ global conferences and events. Having hosted some of the biggest political, medical and public sector events in the UK, the events team at Manchester Central has unparalleled knowledge and experience when it comes to creating international and national conferences, exhibitions and events. Manchester Central has become one of the first major conference and events venues in the UK to achieve the industry’s most sought after credential in sustainable event delivery – ISO 20121 certification.

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MANCHESTER CENTRAL A globally accessible location Whether travelling from across the country or across the world, Manchester Central is quick and convenient to reach. Manchester has the excellent transport links expected of a leading global business resort, and the venue benefits greatly from its city centre location:

• Travel from London to Manchester in just over two hours and there are also frequent daily flights to and from all major London airports

TESTIMONIAL:

RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner 2012

• Manchester Airport is just 20 minutes away by car or train, serving over 190 destinations worldwide

“It was a real pleasure working in collaboration with everyone at Manchester Central, from the initial meeting all those months ago everyone has been incredibly supportive and helpful throughout... everything ran like clockwork and all tasks were executed with the greatest professionalism, friendliness and attentiveness”

• The M60, Manchester’s orbital motorway, is on the doorstep, providing direct access to the rest of the UK • On-site, there is a 720-space car park with a range of additional parking options nearby • Manchester is well served by an extensive national and local network of trains, as well as trams and buses which run throughout the compact city centre

Marietjie Donaldson, Events Manager, Royal Institute of British Architects

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

SUITE

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Central Hall (1,2 combined)

9,000

2,400

-

4,000

-

10,033

26.38

Central 1

2,000

720

-

1,200

-

2,644

26.38

Central 2

8,000

1,800

-

3,000

-

7,275

26.38

Central 3 – 4 combined (divisible)

128

36

48

60

-

114

3.37

Central 5, 6, 7 combined (divisible)

170

60

60

100

-

189

3.46

Central 8

80

24

30

40

-

70

3.46

Exchange Auditorium

804

-

-

-

-

540

9.5

Exchange Hall

1,600

1,200

-

1,200

-

1,835

7.8

Exchange Room 1

80

24

36

40

-

68

3.29

-

Exchange Rooms 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

40

12

20

20

Exchange 8, 9,10 combined (divisible)

400

150

-

300

Exchange 11

150

48

48

100

Charter 1, 2, 3 combined (divisible)

800

306

60

510

Charter 4

190

60

42

100

-

208

3.33

Cobden 1, 2, 3, 4 combined (divisible)

341

102

36

160

450

579

2.48 - 3.18

33

3.29

604

2.59 - 3.47

-

202

3.57 - 5.56

951

3.68 - 4.89

-

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX t. (0161) 834 2700 | e. sales@manchestercentral.co.uk | w. manchestercentral.co.uk

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Manchester Conference Centre & Hotel An unbeatable city centre venue, equipped with state-of-the-art AV and offering versatile conference suites and unique tiered theatres, the Manchester Conference Centre (MCC) suits all requirements and budgets. Perfectly located in the heart of Manchester city centre, just 300 metres from Piccadilly railway station and 20 minutes from Manchester Airport. The Conference Centre offers direct access from the Manchester ring road and is close to the Metrolink, making MCC one of the most conveniently located conference venues in the North of England. It offers a choice of two lecture theatres with a variety of AV options to suit conferences, seminars, lectures or corporate events. A dedicated entrance foyer and registration desk is provided, making the management of your conference seamless. The ten additional conference rooms are able to deal with a range of capacities and requirements alongside four syndicate rooms with can be added onto your main conference or hired individually.

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Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

280 180 16 117 10 miles F6 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.3 mile) M602, J1 (2.4 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Weston Theatre

280

-

-

-

-

199

3.7

Cockcroft Theatre

120

-

-

-

-

80

3.7

HEIGHT

Weston 1

280

90

48

180

300

259

4.6

Weston 2 & 3

100

50

30

60

80

97

2.7

Conference Room 1

70

28

28

30

60

58

2.4

Conference Room 2

33

14

22

20

30

34

2.4

Conference Room 3

33

14

18

20

30

29

2.4

Conference Room 4 & 4a

60

21

28

30

40

29

2.4

Conference Room 5

45

21

24

30

40

45

2.4

Conference Room 6

70

28

28

30

40

58

2.4

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB t. (0161) 955 8000 | e. conference@days-mcc.co.uk | w. manchesterconferencecentre.co.uk

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EventCity Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

17,500 7,500 10 n/a 9.8 miles GM Map DD4 4.5 miles Deansgate (4.2 miles) M60, J9 (0.5 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full No No Available No

EventCity is an exhibition and events venue situated close to the M60 motorway. The second largest space outside of London; the venue offers over 28,000 square meters of versatile space across four inter-connecting halls presenting an ideal blank canvas for exhibitions, conferences and events. Hall 4 is a dedicated conference and banqueting facility which can hold up to 5,000 guests and be reduced to create smaller spaces to suit a range of events. The hall comes with an intricate lighting and AV system, carpet and star

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cloth. The in-house catering team can prepare up to 5,000 dinners of the highest standard. The unrivalled location boasts free parking with over 3,000 spaces, immediate access to the M60, excellent public transport links and over 60 restaurants and bars at The Trafford Centre Britain’s most successful shopping and leisure destination. EventCity visitors can also enjoy the benefits of accommodation on the doorstep plus a range of superb leisure facilities nearby at the Trafford Quays Leisure Village. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Hall 1

2,500

850

-

2,200

3,000

3,566

6

Hall 2

2,000

800

-

1,800

2,500

2,761

6

Hall 3

12,000

4,500

-

10,000

13,000

16,000

8.5

Hall 4

5,000

1,800

-

4,500

5,500

5,850

6

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Phoenix Way, off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TB t. (0161) 870 9800 | e. info@eventcity.co.uk | w. eventcity.co.uk

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Hotels In 1966 Bob Dylan was branded “Judas� in a venue now reborn, in 1976 the Sex Pistols inspired northern punks and in 1904 Messrs Rolls and Royce first met to talk torque. Today, Manchester hotels flaunt their heritage and pop-culture references with post-industrial pride.


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Britannia Airport Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

150 120 7 212 3 miles GM Map EE5 7 miles Mcr Airport (3 miles) M56 J3 (0 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – partial No No Available No

This purpose-built hotel is only three miles from Manchester Airport; a shuttle service to the Airport operates on a regular timetable, 24-hours a day. Located adjacent to Junction 5 of the M60 and Junction 3 of the M56, Manchester city centre, The Trafford Centre, Old Trafford, and Manchester’s universities are all within a 15-minute drive. The

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hotel has modern bedrooms and a good range of meeting rooms. WiFi is complimentary throughout the conference suites and public areas. The hotel has 300 on-site car parking spaces. This is a great venue in a prime location for training, meetings and exhibitions.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Northenden Suite

150

120

80

100

150

134.4

2.5

Northenden A

30

-

15

-

-

33.6

2.5

Northenden B

30

-

15

-

-

33.6

2.5

Northenden C

30

-

15

-

-

33.6

2.5

Northenden D

30

-

15

-

-

33.6

2.5

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Palatine Road, Northenden, Manchester, M22 4FH t. (0161) 455 0166 | e. conf720@britanniahotels.com | w. britanniahotels.com

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Britannia Country House Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

The Country House Hotel is located in the Didsbury area of Manchester, next to a superb 18-hole golf course. The hotel is quietly located in its own grounds and an on-site car park boasting 650 parking spaces, yet it’s only five minutes from the motorway network, 5.5 miles from Manchester city centre and only five miles from Manchester Airport. All 255 en-suite bedrooms are fitted with modern facilities and are comfortable and

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350 350 8 255 5 miles GM Map EE5 5.5 miles East Didsbury (3 miles) M56 J1 (1 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full Yes - chargeable Available Available No

tastefully furnished. The Country House Hotel is a fantastic corporate venue offering eight conference, exhibition, meeting and banqueting rooms. All rooms are conveniently located on the ground floor with natural light holding up to 360 delegates and can be arranged for all styles of events. WiFi is complimentary throughout the conference suites and public areas.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

The Lancashire Suite

200

90

50

120

200

224

4

The Britannia Suite

200

25

-

200

184

3

The Cheshire Suite

90

40

35

60

100

The Derbyshire Suite

80

30

30

40

80

87.5

4

The Boardroom

30

-

25

-

30

52.5

2.5

4

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2WG t. (0161) 434 3411 | e. conf703@britanniahotels.com | w. britanniahotels.com

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Britannia Daresbury Park Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

350 250 16 189 17.8 miles GM Map AA7 26 miles Runcorn East (3.1 miles) M56, J11 (0 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full Yes Available Available No

Daresbury Park Hotel is a modern hotel located just three minutes drive from the M56, offering easy access to Manchester, Chester and Liverpool, with the Peak District only 40 minutes away. Whatever your needs, the Daresbury Park Hotel is the perfect choice for short breaks, business travel,

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conferences and wedding receptions alike. If you’re looking for fantastic conference facilities, exhibition space or a social venue, the Daresbury Park Hotel offers 21 state-of-the-art meeting rooms - all of which feature free WiFi access and much more to help make your event a success.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Alice Suite

350

160

-

250

250

294.8

3.5

Kingsley Suite

120

80

48

120

120

144.72

2.77

Cheshire Suite

100

64

40

100

100

121

2.6

Bridge Suite

80

48

40

80

80

113

2.5

Daresbury

40

32

14

40

40

57

2.59

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Daresbury Business Park, Warrington, WA4 4BB t. (01925) 215132 | e. catherine.mitton@britanniahotels.com | w. britanniahotels.com

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Britannia Hotel Bolton Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Situated close to the major M6 and M61 motorways, the Britannia Hotel Bolton offers 120 parking spaces, six conference rooms and is suitable for 1-120 delegates. All types of events are catered for, including civil ceremonies and partnerships. The largest suite has a separate

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100 50 6 96 15 miles GM Map CC3 12 miles Lostock (1.3 miles) M61, J5 (1.1 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full No Available Available No

entrance and is ideal for exhibitions. The hotel offers a full range of catering and all diets can be catered for. The hotel offers day delegate and 24hour rates and complimentary Internet access is available. This quiet, accessible location is perfect for any event. Contact the dedicated conference and events booking line on (01204) 855582.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Beaumont

100

70

40

50

80

134

3

Garden

50

-

25

-

50

48

3

Lostock

20

-

15

-

30

26

3

Rivington

20

-

15

-

30

22

3

Syndicate 49 and 50

8

-

10

-

15

6

3

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Beaumont Road, Bolton, BL3 4TA t. (01204) 855582 | e. conf731@britanniahotels.com | w. britanniahotels.com

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Britannia Hotel Stockport Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

400 400 7 187 7 miles GM Map FF5 8 miles Stockport (2 miles) M60, J27 (1 mile) Yes – free of charge No Yes – partial Yes No Available No

The Britannia Hotel Stockport is a modern hotel situated in a quiet residential district close to Stockport's bustling town centre with its wide range of shops and entertainment. The spacious lounge and bar areas compliment the carvery restaurant and there is also an attractive leisure centre with pool. The Hotel offers spacious rooms

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that are ideal for training courses, conferences, or a private dinner party. All of the stylish rooms provide the perfect location with first-class facilities catering for up to 400 people, so ideal for larger conferences and meetings. WiFi is available in a number of the meeting rooms, bedrooms and lounge area.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Shires Suite

400

300

-

250

250

540

3.5

Lancashire

200

120

-

100

100

196

3.5

Cheshire

200

120

-

100

100

204.6

3.5

Shropshire

70

60

30

-

70

103

2.8

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

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Britannia Hotel Wigan Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

An attractive, modern hotel which is situated in a quiet location only one minute from J27 off the M6. The 14 dedicated meeting rooms, ample parking, general ambience and excellent motorway connections make this hotel the perfect location for meetings and conferences.

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300 250 14 124 25 miles GM Map AA2 22 miles Wigan (4 miles) M6, J27 (0.5 mile) No Yes – free of charge Yes – full Yes Available Available No

The Hotel offers 124 en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant offering English and international cuisine, excellent leisure facilities, as well as a dedicated and professional team.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Brooks

300

160

-

250

350

250.5

3

Standish

170

120

50

120

150

158.6

2.6

HEIGHT

Langtree

60

30

30

55

80

105.7

2.3

Mawdsley

45

20

30

-

-

60.9

2.5

Rivington

30

15

24

-

-

45.9

2.5

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Almond Brook Road, Standish, Wigan, WN6 OSR t. (01257) 499988 | e. conf723@britanniahotels.com | w. britanniahotels.com

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Britannia Manchester Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

The Grade II listed Britannia Manchester Hotel is one of Manchester's premier architectural buildings featuring a balconied stairway throughout. All bedrooms are equipped with a TV, hairdryer, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel offers three restaurants and nine conference, meeting and banqueting rooms, capable of catering for up to 200 people. WiFi is available throughout the Hotel’s public areas and

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200 180 9 363 10 miles F4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.5 mile) M602, J3 (4 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes – full No No Available No

in certain bedrooms. This centrally located hotel is close to everything the city offers including Manchester Central, the city’s financial district and a myriad of bars and restaurants. Excellent transport links offer easy access to most of Manchester’s famous attractions. Manchester Airport is only 10 miles away and Piccadilly railway station is a five-minute walk.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Crystal Suite

200

100

50

180

200

283

4.8

Cheshire and Lancashire Suites

70

30

28

-

30

107.5

3

Oxford Suite

20

-

12

-

-

31.1

3

Portland Street

20

-

10

-

-

41.8

3

Boardroom

20

-

12

-

-

33.3

3

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

35 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LA t. (0161) 228 2288 | e. conf723@britanniahotels.com | w. britanniahotels.com

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Britannia Sachas Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Britannia Sachas Hotel offers excellent facilities for any type of conference or banqueting event for up to 600 people. Exhibitions, product launches, training sessions and business workshops can be held with ease. A wide variety of menus for banquets and conferences is offered along with individual private bars for the function rooms.

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300 550 8 223 10 miles F3 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.5 mile) M56, J3 (4 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby – free of charge Yes – full Yes - chargeable Available Available No

A dedicated professional team can help you design and run a successful conference. For an additional cost, in-house accommodation, flowers, place cards, menu printing, table decor, balloons and band or disco, can also be provided.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

USA

300

300

-

550

600

911

3.66

Washington

150

90

50

150

180

250.3

3.66

Lincoln

200

120

50

-

-

317.3

3.66

Madison

100

40

40

30

50

132.7

3.66

Roosevelt

50

20

20

-

-

68

2.9

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Tib Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH t. (0161) 228 1234 | e. conf705@britanniahotels.com | w. britanniahotels.com

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Hilton Manchester Deansgate Situated within the lower 23 floors of the stunning 47-storey Beetham Tower, this contemporary hotel presents an iconic landmark on Manchester’s impressive skyline. Just 25 minutes from Manchester Airport, this modern hotel offers stunning views from floor-to-ceiling windows of Manchester’s constantly changing cityscape. Host a business meeting in one of eleven contemporary meeting rooms for up to 600 delegates. Stay connected with WiFi access in the fully equipped business centre. Or upgrade to an Executive Room or Suite for Executive Lounge access, including free continental breakfast, canapés, drinks and complimentary high-speed internet access. Catch up with colleagues at Podium Bar and indulge in a delicious meal before savouring cool evening cocktails at Cloud 23. With its contemporary design, superb drinks menu and stylish soundtrack, Cloud 23 has an atmosphere like no other. Work out in the hotel’s LivingWell gym, refresh in the steam room or sauna, and rejuvenate with a range of spa treatments at the hotel’s fabulous Spa 303. Delegates can also enjoy the 20-metre indoor pool with underwater viewing panels or unwind in the poolside whirlpool.

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Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

600 550 11 279 9 miles C5 In the city centre Piccadilly (1 mile) M602, J3 (1 mile) Yes – chargeable Yes –chargeable Yes – full Yes Available Available No

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Deansgate Suite

600

450

-

550

600

588

7

Deansgate Sections 1/2/3

200

100

80

120

200

197

7

Meeting Rooms 1 - 4

25

-

14

-

-

27.7

3.1

Meeting Rooms 5 -7

25

-

14

-

-

25

3.1

Meeting Room 9

40

-

22

-

50

61.6

3.1

Meeting Room 10

10

-

8

-

-

13.5

3.1

Boardroom

40

-

8

-

-

37.8

3.1

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ t. (0161) 870 1600 | e. events.manchesterdeansgate@hilton.com | w. manchesterdeansgate.hilton.com

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Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

250 240 8 148 9 miles B4 In the city centre Deansgate (0.5 mile) M602, J1 (0.5 mile) Yes - chargeable Yes - chargeable Yes - full Yes - offsite Available Available No

The Marriott Victoria & Albert is Manchester's original, modern hotel. Set in the vibrant city centre on the banks of the River Irwell, located adjacent to Manchester’s newest business and leisure district, Spinningfields, the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel is a perfect venue for business or leisure. The Grade II listed building displays architectural detail with contemporary flair, comfort and services. Guest rooms are

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graced by oak beams and exposed brick with city or river views. The hotel has eight flexible conference rooms, two outdoor patio areas and is ideal for a variety of social and corporate events. On-site valet parking for residents ensures a smooth arrival and an experienced hotel team creates a professional, but welcoming environment for all guests.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

John Logie Baird Suite

250

120

70

240

400

337

2.5

JLB 1, 2 and 3

80

30

32

50

70

81

2.5

The Victoria Room

50

30

20

50

60

49

2.4

The Boardroom

15

-

15

-

15

23

2.4

The Irwell Room

-

-

14

-

-

21

2.4

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The Renaissance Manchester Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

The Renaissance Manchester Hotel - Manchester’s best address in the heart of the city on the corner of Blackfriars Street and Deansgate. The modern dedicated conference, exhibition and banqueting floor, all located in one area, provides one of the largest and most flexible venues in central Manchester. Whether staging a large conference for 400, board meeting for 12 or an elegant dinner

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400 360 12 203 10 miles D3 In the city centre Victoria (0.3 mile) M60, J5 (5 miles) Yes - chargeable Yes - chargeable Yes - full Yes - offsite Available Available No

for 360 you can be assured of making the right impact. Offering over 200 bedrooms with stunning city views, the Renaissance is the ideal venue for large residential events. The Renaissance has a proud culture of customer care that puts your needs at the heart of everything they do. Your expectations will always be exceeded.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Medici Ballroom

400

256

100

320

450

381

3.35

Michelangelo

100

70

50

120

160

209

3.35

Galileo

100

70

48

150

300

300

3.35

Raphael

40

20

20

-

40

42

2.8

Vasari

40

20

20

-

40

42

2.8

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Blackfriars Street, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2EQ t. (0161) 831 6000 | e. uk.pennines.sales.office@marriotthotels.com | w. RenaissanceManchester.co.uk

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The Mere Golf Resort & Spa The 81 bedroom hotel includes ten suites and expansive conference and banqueting facilities for up to 550 guests. There is also an award-winning Spa & Health Club with a 20-metre indoor pool and thermal zone, which is surrounded by an 18 hole Championship golf course and the Cheshire countryside. The contemporary meeting and event facilities can accommodate conferences, business meetings, exhibitions, team building events and formal dinners, with a wide range of suites and meeting rooms available. The James Braid Suite is perfect for an exclusive event and can hold up to 550 delegates for a reception or dinner, and has stunning views of the Mere lake. The George Duncan Suite can accommodate up to 200 delegates theatre style and has its own bar, lounge area and connecting syndicate room which can accommodate 120 delegates. Additional meeting rooms include The Executive Boardroom and George Duncan Boardroom which are ideal for smaller meetings, interviews and syndicate work.

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Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

700 550 5 81 9 miles GM DD7 15 miles Knutsford (3 miles) M6 J19 (1 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – partial Yes Available Available No

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

The James Braid Suite

700

350

n/a

550

600

682

4

The George Duncan Suite

200

70

40

120

200

137

2.5

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The Mere Suite

150

100

40

80

150

254

4

Executive Boardroom

30

14

22

22

30

30

2.5

George Duncan Boardroom

30

14

18

20

30

358

2.34

The Riley Room

70

50

30

50

70

103

2.3

Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6LJ t. (01565) 830155 | e. sales@themereresort.co.uk | w. themereresort.co.uk

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The Palace Hotel The Palace Hotel is a fabulous Grade II listed building and an iconic landmark in Manchester with its distinctive 217ft clock tower. From holding a large scale conference or a small board meeting, The Palace has a range of flexible spaces, with the largest facilities in Manchester. The hotel can accommodate up to 1,200 guests in the magnificent Grand Room, with natural day light and a 27ft high ceiling. With a range of 19 function rooms which include the dedicated business centre, The Palace offers the perfect space for conference, events, exhibitions, training and banqueting. All of the 275 spacious luxury bedrooms have high-speed broadband internet access. The Tempus Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place to meet for afternoon tea or a pre-theatre dinner, with the best local produce and international wines and cocktails. The Palace is committed to a range of sustainability initiatives and is proud to be the first Principal Hayley hotel to have been awarded the Gold Green Business Tourism Scheme Award.

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Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

1,200 850 17 275 8 miles E5 In the city centre Oxford Road (0.2 miles) M602, J12 (3 miles) Nearby - chargeable Yes – free of charge Yes – full Yes - offsite Available Available Gold award

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

The Grand Room

1,200

500

50

850

1,000

885

7.0

Whitworth Suite

200

100

40

200

200

285

5.5

Buckingham Suite

220

120

50

250

300

415

3.7

Director’s Suite

100

60

40

80

100

109

5

Palace 1

50

30

24

20

50

62

4.8

Palace 2

24

12

12

12

24

33

4.8

Palace 3

24

12

12

12

24

33

4.8

Palace 4

40

24

20

20

50

44

4.8

Palace 5

40

32

20

30

50

56

4.8

Palace 6

60

32

30

30

60

50

4.8

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Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA t. (0161) 288 1111 | e. palacesaleslead@principal-hayley.com | w principal-hayley.com/thepalacehotel

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The Place Apartment Hotel The Place Hotel can host everything from conferences and corporate dinners to exhibitions. The unique Grade II listed setting gives an inspirational backdrop for your meetings. Choose between the Heritage Suites, three selfcontained meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 60 delegates. For larger conferences and exhibitions the hotel can offer The Bistro and Pennine Room. The Bistro boasts a multitude of Grade II listed features, including open brickwork, barrelled ceiling and iron girders, all of which make an unusual and unique environment for your delegates. The Pennine boasts a private entrance into The Place’s very own Victorian garden, which is home to an array of fabulous exotic plants, ornate furniture and a relaxing water feature, all of which makes for a tranquil environment. This area can be used as a welcome area, drinks reception or as a refreshing breakout space.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

250 250 5 107 10 miles G4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.1 mile) M602, J3 (5.6 miles) Yes –chargeable Yes –chargeable Yes – full No Available No No

The Place Hotel offers a Manchester city centre location, with convenient onsite parking, and is located only one minute’s walk away from Manchester Piccadilly railway station.

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DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

The Bistro

250

100

40

250

400

450

4.1

Pennine Room

180

120

40

120

200

292

4.1

Manchester Suite

60

35

26

-

50

53

2.3

London Suite

15

-

12

-

-

22

2.3

Piccadilly Suite

8

-

10

-

-

21

2.3

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Ducie Steet, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2TP t. (0161) 778 7500 | e. reservations@theplacehotel.com | w. theplacehotel.com

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Radisson Blu Edwardian In Manchester’s most celebrated building, the Free Trade Hall, the Radisson Blu Edwardian is one of Manchester’s finest luxury hotels, offering 263 bedrooms and suites just moments from Manchester Central. The hotel’s 22 flexible meeting rooms can host events for up to 500 delegates with meeting spaces where everything you need is close by, and event managers are at your service from your first enquiry to the moment you leave. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel for guests; all-inclusive meeting packages are offered along with the “Points for Planners” loyalty scheme. The hotel offers a health club, swimming pool and Sienna Spa as a blissful urban hideaway. Through the hotel’s soaring lobby, Alto is a relaxed alternative for dress-down dining all day whilst Opus One bar and restaurant showcases the season’s best British ingredients.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

450 280 22 263 10 miles D4 In the city centre Piccadilly (1 mile) M60, J17 (1 mile) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes – full Yes Available Available Gold award

The Radisson Blu Edwardian is committed to reducing the environmental impact of meetings and events, meaning a clearer conscience for event planners – whatever the size and style of your event. SUITE Hallé Conference & Banqueting Suite

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CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

450

220

90

280

500

357

3.6 2.25

Walters Suite

80

36

32

-

70

106.4

Stanley / Livingstone

100

56

32

-

100

125

2.1

Dickens / Thackeray

80

36

32

-

70

106.4

2.25

Pankhurst

70

25

18

-

70

88

2.25

16

-

30

34

2.1

36

2.25

Peterloo / Hunt / Bamford Peel / Disraeli / Gladstone

30

14

14

-

30

Cobden / Bright / Villiers

-

-

12

-

-

24

2.1

Kenney / Mursell / Collier

-

-

10

-

-

28.8

2.1

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP t. (0161) 835 9929 | e. manccb@radisson.com | w. radissonblu-edwardian.com

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Rocco Forte’s The Lowry Hotel Part of the Rocco Forte hotel group, the exclusive Lowry Hotel offers the ultimate in comfort, leisure and cuisine, as well as boasting extensive conference, exhibition and business resources. The dedicated conference area, with exclusive entrance at street level, allows for exhibition exclusivity. All function suites are equipped with the latest technology, and events can be tailormade to accommodate a maximum of 600 delegates and suites to accommodate smaller meetings. There are 13 dedicated meeting spaces, many of which can be combined to suit your needs. The fully equipped Business Centre is available to assist you with any administrative task and to ensure that all messages are delivered with the utmost speed and efficiency. All meeting rooms are individually climate-controlled, with easy access to all public facilities including cloakrooms and telephones. Broadband and wireless internet technology is available throughout the hotel. The Lowry Hotel also offers an in-house kosher catering service.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

400 300 15 165 10 miles C3 In the city centre Victoria (1 mile) M602, J1 (3 miles) Yes – chargeable Yes – chargeable Yes – full Yes – free of charge Available Available Bronze

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

SUITE

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Grand Ballroom

400

150

-

300

600

360

3.8

Ballroom 1

175

80

40

150

250

180

3.8

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Ballroom 2

125

70

40

130

150

180

3.8

Meeting Rooms: 1 – 6

35

12

16

20

30

33.7

2.86

Meeting Room 7

40

12

18

30

35

49

2.86

Meeting Room 2, 3 & 4 (combined)

90

42

38

60

90

101

2.86

Meeting Room 7 & 8

80

36

38

60

90

91

2.86

Meeting Room 8

40

12

18

40

35

42

2.86

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Salford, Manchester, M3 5LH t. (0161) 827 4000 | e. enquiries.lowry@roccofortehotels.com | w. roccofortehotels.com

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Copthorne Hotel Manchester Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

160 150 11 166 12 miles Quays Map 2 miles Piccadilly (2 miles) M602, J2 (1 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – partial No Available Available No

The Copthorne Hotel Manchester is a modern four star hotel located on the attractive waterfront at Salford Quays. The hotel is only a short distance from the city centre, yet its picturesque location overlooking the Quays seems a world away. The Metrolink tram stop, Exchange Quay, is directly opposite the hotel, providing easy access to both the city and Manchester Piccadilly. The motorways and Manchester Airport are within easy reach.

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Local attractions within walking distance from the hotel include the Manchester United Football Club & Museum Tour. With an excellent range of purpose built and syndicate rooms to choose from, seating up to 160 guests, the Copthorne Hotel Manchester offers the ideal combination of space, facilities and expertise and is an excellent choice of venue for a wide range of meetings and events.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Heritage Suite

160

90

70

150

155

148

3

Kings Suite

75

40

40

-

-

74

3

Regents Suite

75

40

40

-

-

74

3

Chandlers

40

20

20

70

70

135

3

McCallum Suite

30

20

20

-

-

53

3

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3SN t. (0161) 873 7321 | e. events.manchester@millenniumhotels.co.uk w. millenniumhotels.co.uk/copthornemanchester

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DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Conveniently located within a minute’s walk from Piccadilly railway station, the hotel offers 15 modern and stylish meeting rooms with breakout areas. Each room is designed for productivity, technology and spatial orientation, with floods of daylight, enhanced fresh air-conditioning, sound proofed walls, complimentary WiFi access and an Apple iMac. The first floor has 14 meeting rooms for up to 170 theatre style. Eleven of these rooms are able to divide by fully sound proofed partition walls ideal for flexible syndicate spaces.

170 130 15 285 9 miles F4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.1 mile) M602, J3 (1.5 miles) Yes – chargeable Yes – chargeable Yes – full Yes Available Available Silver award

The spacious breakout area offers space for delegate registration, coffee breaks, exhibitions, lunches and pre-dinner drinks. All rooms on the first floor are suitably designed as private dining, wedding and party spaces for a maximum capacity of 130 for dinner. The stunning SkyLounge, located on the 11th floor, is flooded with light from its three floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. The room offers an outside balcony area providing a unique location for meetings, dinners, weddings and social parties for up to 60 guests. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

SUITE

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Palaces

170

78

70

130

200

184.8

3.1

SkyLounge

50

24

24

44

60

81.8

2.3

Brodick & Cawdor

77

30

36

50

90

89.7

3.1

Barony & Glamis

66

30

26

46

75

75

3.1

Inverary to Borthwick

70

32

33

65

48

77

3.1

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There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn Street, Manchester, M1 3DG t. (0161) 242 1000 | e. manpd.info@hilton.com | w. manchesterpiccadilly.doubletree.com

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Malmaison Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

100 88 6 167 9 miles F4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.1 mile) M60, J5 (5 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full Yes Available Available No

In the home of the beautiful game you’re about to turn Moulin Rouge. A short trundle for wheelbased luggage from Piccadilly station and you’re at the Mal – somewhere in the midst between Paris and the 24-hour party city, with 167 bedrooms including 13 stunning suites. The Malmaison puts the show back into business. Malmaison Manchester is the perfect venue for business meetings and conferences for up to 100 delegates. If you’re planning a high powered

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board meeting or an annual conference there are a range of professional meeting rooms to suit your needs. For more informal occasions, why not book a booth in Smoak Bar & Grill and for special events take advantage of the luxury of a private dining room. Cross the chessboard reception and suddenly you’re a king for the knight. It’s your move. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Mal 1

50

30

25

44

50

52.5

2.3

Mal 2

100

60

35

88

90

85

2.7

Mal 3

16

-

12

12

-

25

2.7

Mal 4

20

-

14

14

20

33

2.7

Mal 5

36

24

20

30

35

32

2.7

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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is the perfect venue, boasting some of the largest and most flexible meeting space in the heart of Manchester city centre, whether you are looking to hold a large conference, event or smaller meeting. Natural daylight, complimentary WiFi, flexible break out areas and a dedicated meeting host all come within the package to ensure that your event runs smoothly. Take advantage of the loyalty programme for meeting planners, Le Club Meetings available to all meeting agents and

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800 650 10 280 9 miles E4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.5 miles) M56, J1 (5 miles) chargeable chargeable Yes – full No Available Available Silver award

corporate companies organising events and conferences of any size. The hotel has 280 modern bedrooms with high speed broadband connection and is the perfect space for delegates to relax. Located just a five minute walk from Piccadilly railway station, ten minutes from major motorway links and just over nine miles from Manchester Airport, the hotel has secure on-site car parking available.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

International

800

330

-

650

1,000

819

6

Park Suite

130

80

-

110

160

154

3

Senate Suite

100

48

30

80

90

94

2.5

Executive Suite

100

48

28

80

90

66

2.4

Park Avenue

60

30

28

-

70

68

3.5

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Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PH t. (0844) 815 9024 | e. csales.mercuremanchesterpiccadilly@jupiterhotels.co.uk w. mercuremanchester.co.uk

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The Midland Hotel Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

700 620 11 312 10 miles D5 In the city centre Oxford Road (0.2 mile) M602 (J3) (0.5 mile) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes – full Yes Available Available Gold award

This historic Edwardian hotel is set in the heart of Manchester, within minutes of major road networks and rail links with direct services from London and Edinburgh. The Midland offers 312 en-suite, air conditioned rooms, a large open lounge bar and a choice of dining options including fine dining in the stunning French restaurant. Conference facilities consist of eleven versatile meeting and event rooms including the Alexandra

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Suite, capable of holding up to 700 delegates theatre style and The Trafford Suite, located on the ground floor and able to accommodate 200 guests for a dinner. The hotel provides the scope and capacity for any event, from the most high profile AGM to informal meetings. Complimentary high speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel. The Midland is situated opposite Manchester Central, making it the ideal venue to stay if attending events held there. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Alexandra Suite

700

300

-

620

750

696.4

4

Trafford Suite

240

100

50

200

300

246.1

5.3

Stanley Suite

100

60

40

80

160

181

4.7

Derby Suite

130

70

44

96

150

114.5

4

Lancaster Suite

90

40

34

40

80

75.6

4.3

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Novotel Manchester Centre Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Beautifully refurbished, the Novotel Manchester Centre is a four star, stylish and contemporary hotel; committed to sustainable development through Accor’s ‘Planet 21’ programme. Offering an extensive range of facilities including 164 bedrooms and seven versatile meeting rooms, Novotel Manchester Centre is a clear choice for a successful meeting or event. Centrally located in Manchester’s business district close to Manchester Central, Chinatown and Manchester Town Hall, the hotel is easily accessible from all major transport links. SUITE

100 100 7 164 9 miles E5 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.25 mile) M603, J3 (1 mile) Yes – chargeable Yes – chargeable Yes – full Yes Available Available No

The hotel offers a great range of food and beverage with room service available 24 hours a day. The wellness facility offers a roof top view with free weights, training circuit, cardio machines, sauna, steam room, monsoon shower and heated tile loungers. Enjoy full connectivity with a variety of options or take advantage of the new state of the art complimentary iMac workstations in the lobby.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Rylands

100

50

28

50

75

80

2.25

Chetham

50

24

20

30

50

49

2.25

Portico

24

12

14

-

-

25

2.25

Piazza

25

14

16

20

20

28

2.25

Boardroom

-

-

12

-

-

27

2.25

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Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

220 200 7 252 10.7 miles E1 1.0 mile Victoria (0.3 mile) M602, J3 (2.1 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes – full Yes Available Available Gold award

The Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre hotel is an award-winning four star hotel, which exudes style with its modern, contemporary design evident from the outside, and which continues as you walk through the doors with its fresh, open plan interior design and modern artwork.

Day delegate rates start from just £30.00 per person and include complimentary room hire, delicious lunches and refreshment breaks with added extras throughout the day. All seven, versatile conference rooms have WiFi availability and projectors/screens built-in.

Opened in 2009, the hotel boasts 252 spacious and vibrant bedrooms with impressive floor to ceiling windows offering superb views of the cityscape from its prime position in the city’s Green Quarter and opposite the Manchester Arena.

Parking is located across the road with discounts available for hotel guests.

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CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Victoria 1, 2 & 3

220

130

32

200

250

202

3.96

Piccadilly

70

35

24

50

100

83

3.96

Castlefield

30

21

16

24

40

35

3.96

Deansgate

24

14

12

16

30

41

3.96

Trinity

18

-

14

-

-

21

3.96

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Portland by Thistle Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

300 220 9 204 9.6 miles F4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.2 miles) M602, J3 (3 miles) Yes – chargeable Yes – chargeable Yes – full Yes Available Available No

Located just a five minute walk from Piccadilly railway station, the Portland Hotel provides an ideal venue for business meetings, events and celebratory occasions.

There are six further rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining, or for use as breakout areas and syndicate rooms.

The largest function room, the Lakeland Suite, seats up to 300 delegates theatre style, or 200 for a dinner dance; traditionally decorated and fully accessible, it is also one of Manchester’s most popular wedding venues. This flexible suite can be split into three smaller rooms, seating 65 to 100 guests, if required.

Choose from a wide range of refreshments, including healthy options, and make use of the Portland Street Restaurant and Bar. Whether planning a board meeting or a gala dinner, the hotel’s dedicated Meetings and Events team will be on hand to assist you from start to finish.

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DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Lakeland Suite

300

144

-

220

300

278

3

Windermere Suite

100

40

25

60

100

97

3

Buttermere Suite

65

30

25

50

65

277

3

Mercer Room

30

18

16

20

30

45

2.2

Manchester Room

20

-

16

20

20

36

2.3

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

3-5 Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 6DP t. (0871) 376 9026 | e. mande.manchester@thistle.co.uk | w. thistle.com/manchester

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Ramada Manchester Salford Quays Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

150 120 5 142 8 miles Quays Map 2 miles Piccadilly (2 miles) M602, J3 (0.7 miles) Yes - free & chargeable Yes – chargeable Yes – full No Available Available Bronze award

The stunning four star hotel, overlooking The Quays, is ideally situated a short distance from MediaCityUK, within one mile from the major motorway network and just a short walk from the nearest Metrolink station. The first floor accommodates a choice of five purpose built AIM accredited meeting rooms. Boasting free WiFi, comfort cooling air conditioning systems and plenty of natural light, whilst Stresa restaurant offers a range of cuisine and delicious refreshments to keep delegates sustained.

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Priding itself on being able to tailor events to your exact requirements, whether it’s an interview for two, boardroom for 30 or a seminar for 150, there is a room to suit your needs. All meeting rooms offer flexible layouts for any type of meetings, exhibitions or training session. The combination of unparalleled service from the conference coordinators and value for money, means you really are on to a winning formula for your meeting.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Oasis Suite

150

80

72

120

150

299.6

2.7

Academy Suite

130

66

54

80

130

81.6

2.7

Boardwalk Suite

80

48

36

60

80

76.3

2.7

Songbird Suite

100

42

36

60

100

109.6

2.7

Cinnamon Suite

42

24

18

30

42

37.1

2.7

Trafford Road, Salford Quays, M5 3AW t. (0161) 876 5305 | e. conference@ramadasalfordquays.com | w. ramadasalfordquays.com

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Unique Venues The home of 200 years of cricketing excellence; a machine to pitch your penalty-striking-velocity against Rooney’s impressive 77mph; Richard Arkwright’s cotton mill and a Daniel Libeskind designed venue; Manchester does sport and innovation like no other city!


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THE LOWRY

The Lowry The Lowry is a world-class visual and performing arts centre and an established conference, meeting and events venue, offering a unique and alternative solution, in an innovative, contemporary and inspirational environment. Set against the impressive backdrop of Salford Quays and close to the soaring architecture of MediaCityUK, it offers a perfect mix of high quality facilities, inspirational surroundings and excellent transportation links, making The Lowry easily accessible by car or Metrolink tram. The stunning location, experienced team and flexible facilities mean that when it comes to creating your special event, you’ll find The Lowry provides everything you need.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

1,730 280 18 n/a 11 miles Quays Map 3 miles Salford (2 miles) M602, J3 (0.25 mile) Nearby – chargeable Nearby – chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

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The contemporary building has a wide range of conference rooms catering for anywhere between ten and 1,730 delegates, with all of the spaces offering a unique and versatile setting for your next conference, meeting, dinner or exhibition. The fourth floor Compass Room, with capacity for up to 250 delegates, is a magnificent circular room, with floor to ceiling windows offering beautiful views of the waterfront from its panoramic balcony. For larger events, choose from one of two inspirational theatres, accommodating up to 1,730 delegates, perfect for AGM’s and sales conferences. There is also a range of flexible rooms, ideal for conferences and meetings for between ten and 100 delegates. The Lowry provides first class facilities with each space being fully equipped with complimentary WiFi, air conditioning and black out facilities as standard. A professional and competitive in-house technical support service is available with highly experienced staff on hand to assist with all of your AV needs.

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The in-house catering service offers a variety of refreshment options to suit every requirement and budget. The menus have been designed to accommodate the needs of all types of conferences and events by combining fresh and healthy ingredients to produce delicious food, fantastic choice and great value for money. The Lowry is proud to offer a bespoke events service where individual packages are tailored to suit your exact requirements. From the moment of your first enquiry up until the day of your event, you will be looked after by a highly skilled and committed team of event co-ordinators who will work with you to ensure that your event is smooth, memorable and utterly unique.


THE LOWRY

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DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

M2

HEIGHT

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

Lyric Theatre

1730

-

-

-

-

Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium Auditorium

Quays Theatre

440

-

-

-

-

Compass Room

250

120

60

220

300

216

4.5

Hexagon Room

90

48

42

70

100

132

4.5

South Room

40

24

18

-

-

64

3

North Room

20

-

14

-

-

36

3

The Studio (all sections)

240

120

66

280

300

403.2

4.5

Studio 1

150

96

60

150

150

191.5

4.5

Studio 2

40

24

18

30

40

65.5

4.5

128.5

4.5

Studio 3

100

48

42

80

100

Conference Theatre

100

-

-

-

-

West Room

60

36

36

-

60

68.6

3.5

East Room

60

36

36

-

60

77.7

3.5

Exhibition Space

240

164

-

-

240

356.3

3.5

Lowry Galleries

-

-

-

-

200

678.5

variable

Auditorium Auditorium

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ t. (0161) 876 2040 | e. conferences@thelowry.com | w. thelowry.com/conference

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The Bridgewater Hall The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester’s iconic and prestigious international concert venue. It was designed to provide the best possible space for music, whilst also providing a unique and exciting environment for a diverse range of events. Situated in the heart of the city centre, its location combines a setting steeped in history with an architecturally stunning, contemporary and innovative building. Adjacent to Manchester Central and with excellent links to hotels and public transport, the venue offers beautiful spaces for a range of events; from intimate meetings to large scale conferences, filming locations and exhibitions to elaborate receptions. The in-house bars and catering team offer an extensive range of options from simple buffets and breakfasts to full banqueting menus and imaginative canapés. The technical team can provide equipment for all your audio visual needs and ensure your event runs smoothly. The conference and events team offer a professional and personal approach from start to finish, always aiming to meet and exceed expectations, and to bring your ideas and inspiration to life.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

1,875 600 5 n/a 9 miles D5 In the city centre Oxford Road (0.2 mile) M602, J3 (2 miles) Nearby – chargeable Nearby – chargeable Yes – full No Available Available Silver

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

SUITE

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Auditorium

1,875

-

-

-

-

Irregular

-

Barbirolli Room

250

136

-

170

250

256

9

HEIGHT

Circle Foyer

-

-

-

240

500

Irregular

3.1

Charles Hallé Room

50

32

34

40

50

101.37

3.3

Green Room

40

24

18

30

40

63

3.1

Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS t. (0161) 950 0000 | e. conferences@bridgewater-hall.co.uk | w. bridgewater-hall.co.uk

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De Vere Venues Whites The De Vere Venues Whites is an ultra-modern venue with extra time – it shares the home of Bolton Wanderers FC. Fully integrated into the Reebok Stadium, Whites is used to the roar of the crowd and provides a memorable location for a stay or an event. This unique, flexible meeting space can be configured to host up to 3,000 delegates. However big your event, Whites’ expert team will take it in their stride and provide a bespoke service, from planning to event finish and ensure you get the perfect event for your needs. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the venue. Relax and take a trip to the health and beauty club or enjoy a home game in style with fantastic pitch-view football packages for the season. Later on, relax with a drink in the Pure Bar and enjoy a local dish in the restaurant.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

1,500 1,000 57 125 19 miles GM Map BB2 17 miles Horwich Parkway (0.25 mile) M61, J6 (0.25 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full Yes Available Available No

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

SUITE

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Premier Suite

1,500

700

-

1,000

1,500

2,278.00

7.5

Lion Of Vienna

550

160

60

400

400

609.00

2.25

Platinum Suite

450

200

-

320

320

549.32

2.7

Hall of Fame

150

100

30

160

160

258.00

2.7

Wanderers Suite

100

80

30

120

120

198.75

2.7

Roy Hartle

50

24

18

40

40

76.5

2.75

HEIGHT

Reebok

70

48

30

60

60

234.41

2.7

Strix / Hopkinson

20

12

20

-

-

42

2.7

Foweraker / John Smiths

20

12

20

-

-

42

2.7

Executive Suites

-

-

10

-

-

15.84

2.65

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

De Havilland Way, Horwich, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL6 6SF t. (0844) 980 2363 | e. whites@deverevenues.co.uk | w. devere.co.uk/our-locations/whites

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Hard Rock Cafe The Manchester Cafe in the heart of the city centre is the largest Hard Rock in the UK. It has an awe-inspiring collection of authentic music memorabilia, with priceless pieces from Oasis, Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Elton John gracing the Cafe walls, along with more recent additions including stage costumes worn by The Arctic Monkeys and Natasha Bedingfield. So, if rock is your thing, you will feel right at home here. A corporate hospitality and party venue available for up to 450 guests, the Cafe can be divided into exclusive areas for all types of events. Hard Rock Cafe caters for all occasions with menus to suit knife and fork diners, drinks receptions or butler served pass food. Menus range from 'Mosh Pit' to 'Groupies' for food offerings, with drinks packages available on request. The 'Shake it Up' cocktail buffet packages are perfect for corporate team building events, birthdays, hen parties or just to have a 'rockin' good time.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

200 200 2 n/a 10 miles E2 In the city centre Victoria (0.25 miles) M602, J2 (2 miles) Nearby – chargeable Nearby – chargeable Yes – full No Available Available No

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

SUITE

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Exclusive use

200

200

-

200

450

Irregular

Irregular

Rock Lounge

-

40

-

40

100

Irregular

Irregular

Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 2BS t. (0161) 831 6700 | e. emma_livingstone@hardrock.com | w. hardrock.com/manchester

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Lancashire County Cricket Club Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC), a prestigious international cricket venue, is the home of The Point, a purpose-built facility incorporating a wide range of environmental innovations built to a high specification. The Point can cater for a variety of events and has capacity for between 100 and 1,000 delegates. An elevated glass fronted suite with a balcony overlooking the famous Old Trafford cricket pitch, the suite offers seven metre headroom with no pillars to impede the view. The room itself is flexible and can be divided into three sections – perfect for smaller events. Accommodation is available at the Old Trafford Lodge hosting 68 bedrooms on site, 36 of which have balconies overlooking the pitch. LCCC is ideally located next to the Metrolink and offers complimentary car parking.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

1,000 1,000 23 68 9 miles Quays Map 3 miles Piccadilly (3 miles) M60, J7 (2 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full No Available Available Gold award

The new Pavilion will open in summer 2013 and will include additional conference facilities with views over the pitch.

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CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

The Point

1,000

1,000

-

1,000

1,000

1125

7.4

1 section of The Point

300

160

84

160

280

283

7.4

2 sections of The Point

660

330

126

400

800

528

7.4

3 sections of The Point

1,000

510

-

620

1,000

839

7.4

14

-

-

24.6

2.8

1864 Suite

250

128

50

160

250

192.5

3.4

Lancaster Suite*

120

48

40

66

120

93.7

2.4

Club Room*

40

48

40

66

120

72.2

2.4

Board Room*

48

24

28

-

48

51.6

3.4

Members Lounge & Longroom*

160

72

50

140

280

223.1

3.1

Executive box (14)

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Talbot Road, Old Trafford, M16 0PX t. (0161) 282 4020 | e. events@lccc.co.uk | w. lccc.co.uk

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Manchester City Football Club Whether organising a conference, seminar or product launch, the Eithad Stadium’s versatile facilities have everything to turn your function into an occasion. With newly refurbished suites introduced in 2012 and an enviable range of flexible spaces, enjoy quality service and first class cuisine planned down to the finest detail. From eight to 800 delegates, Manchester City Football Club can tailor the event to your exact needs. The six individually themed suites, 70 private hospitality boxes and a host of smaller rooms cater for all tastes and provide the perfect space for private meetings, exhibitions or an extraspecial drinks reception. Event organisers can even combine events with a football match, concert, or a memorable Stadium and Club tour. More than 2,500 free car parking spaces are available on-site.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

800 750 73 n/a 11 miles Sportcity Map 2 miles Piccadilly (1.8 miles) M60, J23 (4 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full Yes Available Available No

The Etihad Stadium have a first-class events team who are proud of their venue and are confident that whatever the type of event, they can deliver that little bit extra to make a good event a great one. SUITE

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CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

The Connell Club

100

80

50

80

250

360

3.4

The Mancunian

60

40

30

150

250

380

2.3

HEIGHT

Legends

100

50

30

160

250

460

2.7

1894 Club Suite

150

100

30

150

250

280

2.9

The Citizens Suite

350

200

40

320

500

400

3.4

The Commonwealth Suite

300

120

40

200

400

300

3.8

Internal Marquee

800

600

-

750

800

1000

4.3

Platinum Boxes

-

-

16

16

20

37

2.8

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Etihad Stadium, Etihad Campus, Manchester, M11 3FF t. (0161) 444 4141 option 1 | e. conference@mcfc.co.uk | w. mcfc.co.uk

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Manchester Town Hall There is no finer choice for your event than Manchester Town Hall, one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A Grade I listed building in a magnificent setting, steeped in a wealth of history and definitely a jewel in Manchester’s crown. This unique venue with its comprehensive range of state rooms, chambers and halls is an outstanding choice for your conference or event. You will enjoy an unparalleled level of service from the dedicated events team, in an elegant and impressive environment built in celebration of the trade and commerce for which Manchester is so rightly famous. Manchester Town Hall is the ideal venue to add a touch of prestige and grandeur to your event.

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Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

500 350 5 n/a 10 miles D4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.5 mile) M602, J3 (2.1 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes – full No No Yes - full No

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Banqueting Room

200

60

60

120

200

180

9

Conference Hall

100

40

40

50

120

135

9

Great Hall

500

200

100

270

500

45.75

21

Lord Mayor’s Parlour

100

50

40

50

120

144

9

Reception Room

100

40

40

50

120

135.5

9.1

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Manchester United, Old Trafford Expectations of an event are always high. So start with a unique and inspiring venue. Old Trafford is legendary around the world. Its fame draws visitors far and wide offering a greatness that can’t fail to inspire delegates. A sporting venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Old Trafford’s facilities are world class. As one of the first venues in the UK to achieve ISO20121 Sustainable Event Certification, Old Trafford is a leader in this field and prides itself on delivering events sustainably. Its 24 suites and 155 meeting rooms offer the flexibility of space to create greatness. Whether it’s an AGM for 1,100 or a product launch for 20, Manchester United ensures greatness is delivered to every aspect of an event. For a truly unique and memorable delegate experience, Old Trafford also boasts additional wow factor activities with the Museum and Stadium Tour and Matchday VIP Hospitality. The team behind this iconic venue is the same team that will service your event and since they are used to the eyes of the world upon them, you’ll know they can tend to every detail with exemplary skill.

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Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI ISO 20121 accredited

1,104 850 155 n/a 8 miles Quays Map 2 miles Piccadilly (3 miles) M602, J3 (1 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full No Yes – full Yes – full Certified

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Manchester

1,104

640

-

850

1,100

1,300

4.21

Salford 1

322

168

64

230

350

514

3.08

Salford 2

252

120

46

180

250

433

3.08

International

639

320

-

440

600

790

3.93

Europa

188

136

66

200

280

502

2.96

Trafford

155

120

78

160

300

382

2.71

Stretford

149

72

44

90

180

297

2.71

Premier

80

64

26

160

200

311

2.5

Evolution

176

104

42

200

250

477

4.21

Knights Lounge

204

120

-

200

250

327

3.87

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

United Events, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 ORA t. (0161) 868 8000 | e. united.events@manutd.co.uk | w. manutd.com/unitedevents

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The Albert Square Chop House & Function Suites Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

180 122 3 8* 11 miles D4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.5 mile) M602, J3 (2.1 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

The Albert Square Chop House is a unique Venetian Gothic Renaissance listed building located in Manchester’s business and legislative heart. The unique function floor offers a combination of characterful surroundings and the best of British hospitality, with 21st century event facilities and a dedicated team to make everything easy. The Memorial Hall - 60 to 180 delegates The hall has been restored to provide a spacious environment for conferences of up to 180 delegates. With state-of-the-art facilities and fine SUITE

furnishings, it marries the latest conference technology with the finest in traditional British décor. Total exclusivity is offered with its own private lift, bar and kitchen. The Thomas Worthington Room - up to 30 delegates The traditional boardroom – named after the building’s architect – provides a characterful setting for business and private entertaining. Complete with IT facilities, fireplace, lounge area and views overlooking Manchester Town Hall, it offers a unique atmosphere. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

The Memorial Hall

180

60

60

100

200

-

-

The Thomas Worthington Room

-

22

22

22

30

-

-

Combined Suites

180

-

-

122

230

-

-

*Boutique 8 suite hotel opening later in 2013.

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Aspect Viewing Facilities Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Aspect Viewing Facilities is the premier city centre venue with five unique spaces for hire. The combination of stylish, contemporary studios in an easily accessible location, all with the latest audio visual FocusVision™ recording technology, and experienced and friendly staff, make Aspect the perfect choice for board meetings, interviews, training and any function. Aspect Viewing Facilities have three fully equipped kitchens, with hosts available to serve

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60 30 8 n/a 9 miles F4 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.3 mile) M602, J3 (2 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

refreshments and a full catering service can also be ordered. Televisions, cameras, computers and other audio visual equipment are all available for hire. Located in Manchester's thriving cultural quarter Aspect is less than a three minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly with several car parks in the vicinity. The studios are in a friendly, safe, vibrant location with an array of bars, cafes and restaurants nearby.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Pioneer

60

40

45

30

80

80

5

Studio 1

20

16

12

12

20

25

4

Studio 2

20

16

12

12

20

23.75

3

Studio 3

9

8

8

8

10

18

3

Studio 4

9

8

8

8

10

18

3

3 Canal Street, The Village, Manchester, M1 3HE t. (0161) 242 7858 | e. manchester@aspectviewingfacilities.com | w. aspectviewingfacilities.com

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Chetham’s School of Music Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

200 48 10 n/a 9.7 miles D2 In the city centre Victoria (0.1 mile) M60, J18 (5.5 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – partial No Available Available No

Chetham’s encompasses Chetham’s School of Music, the UK’s largest specialist music school, and Chetham’s Library, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. The organisation resides in one of the oldest buildings in Manchester and is the most complete latemedieval residential complex in the North West of England.

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Chetham’s is a unique and atmospheric location, ideal for events; from meetings and presentations through to private dinners, drinks receptions and concerts. Dating back to 1421, the site offers a wide range of different spaces, from the 15th Century Baronial Hall - one of the best preserved examples of its kind - through to the 21st Century rooms in the New School Building. Chetham’s has full on-site event catering and a comprehensive stock of audio-visual equipment.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Baronial Hall

100

60

-

48

80

82

10

Association Room

50

40

30

24

50

48

8

Audit Room

-

-

20

16

-

51

4

Carole Nash Hall

130

-

-

-

-

180

7

Ensemble Rooms 1,2 & 3

80

60

40

-

-

70

3.5

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Long Millgate, Manchester, M3 1SB t. (0161) 838 7259 | e. events@chethams.com | w. chethams.com

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CUBE Gallery, University of Salford Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

CUBE Gallery is a uniquely designed venue within a Grade II listed building on Portland Street in Manchester city centre. This easily accessible venue, managed by the University of Salford, has excellent transport links with Oxford Road and Piccadilly railway stations and bus terminals, in addition to a large number of nearby hotels and amenities. It is the ideal space to host a conference, seminar, meeting, exhibition or product launch for those who desire something different.

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80 n/a 4 n/a 9 miles E5 In the city centre Oxford Road (0.3 mile) M602, J3 (2 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes – full No No Available No

CUBE is effortlessly contemporary whilst offering the best of the building’s original architecture, making it a stylish yet comfortable environment. The CUBE Complex offers a number of flexible spaces for hire including: three gallery spaces over two floors, a seminar suite and an additional meeting room, which can cater for between eight 450 delegates. Rates for the CUBE Seminar Suite include integrated AV equipment.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Seminar Suite

80

40

25

-

120

120

3.5

Ground Floor

-

-

-

-

200

250

3.5

Lower Ground Floor (includes Seminar Suite)

-

-

-

-

250

300

3.5

Complex

-

-

-

-

450

550

3.5

HEIGHT

CUBE Building, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester. M1 6DW t. (0161) 237 5525 | e. gallery@salford.ac.uk | w. cube.org.uk

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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Training and Development Centre Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI ISO1400 accredited

208 120 9 n/a 11.4 miles G2 1 mile Victoria (1 mile) M60, J22 (4.5 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full No Available Available Certified

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Training and Development Centre is located just a short walk from Manchester city centre with free on-site parking, close to Victoria train station and the M60 and M62.

Rooms are spacious and have been designed with learning in mind, with plenty of daylight. Dedicated staff will support large conferences from start to finish, catering facilities are available and WiFi will be available from May 2013.

It offers ten training and conference suites, including two lecture theatres that can accommodate up to 50 delegates; and the Manchester Conference Suite which can

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accommodate up to 208 delegates theatre style. The suite is equipped with a visual display, professional sound system, climate and lighting control and the option for a large stage.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Manchester Conference Suite

208

96

-

120

120

232

3.5

Wigan Suite

50

-

-

-

-

56

2.3

Salford Suite

20

-

-

-

-

37

2.3

Oldham Suite

-

-

20

-

-

63

2.3

Bury Suite

-

-

20

-

-

51

2.3

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Cassidy Close, Manchester, M4 5HU t. (0161) 908 5155 | e. facilities@manchesterfire.gov.uk | w. manchesterfire.gov.uk

90

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Haydock Park Racecourse Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited Haydock Park isn’t just a leading venue for premier racing events, it is also a firm favourite with businesses looking to host meetings, corporate days, conferences and events. And with a range of executive boxes and first class suites, catering from five to 500, it’s easy to see why. Set in 127 acres of beautiful parkland, with 1,000 square metres of indoor exhibition areas and over 13 acres of hard standing exhibition areas, Haydock Park Racecourse can accommodate up to 20,000 people for major events.

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500 450 49 n/a 22 miles GM Map AA4 25 miles Newton-le-Willows (3 miles) M6, J23 (1 mile) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes - partial No Available Available No

Catering is provided by specialist chefs preparing banquets, light lunches, fork and finger buffets for every occasion with ‘pick and mix’ options to create tailored menus. Haydock Park is situated in the perfect location in the heart of the North West, at junction 23 of the M6 motorway and has guaranteed free parking for all your delegates. The dedicated conference and events team will ensure your event is a great success by helping to plan every detail from start to finish.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Park Suite

500

400

150

450

500

658

3.21

Premier Suite

200

100

45

200

350

407

2.51

Horseshoe Suite

150

80

40

220

360

530

2.2

Lancaster Suite

200

100

45

200

250

445

2.2

Whittle Suite

100

50

30

120

100

228.5

2.63

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Lodge Lane, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, Merseyside, WA12 0HQ t. (01942) 725963 | e. haydockpark@thejockeyclub.co.uk | w. haydock-park.co.uk

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IWM North Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

300 300 3 n/a 10 miles Quays Map 3 miles Piccadilly (3.5 miles) M60, J9 (3 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full No Available Available No

IWM North, the first UK building designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind is situated on The Quays a unique, beautiful waterside location and home to MediaCityUK. You can dine, make presentations, hold launches and entertain in dramatic spaces including IWM North’s sensational Harrier Jump Jet area. Evening events have exclusive use of the entire museum, offering a high degree of flexibility. Using state-of-the-art technology, IWM North’s cutting edge 360 degree digital projection system can SUITE

create a fully immersive space for your brand or event. IWM North offers bespoke digital lighting packages, which includes the ability to create a theme for any event. The new Quay Side outdoor terrace offers a stunning backdrop with views across water and beyond. The Quay Side is included within exclusive hire of the museum during summer months and is able to accommodate up to 600 guests for a drinks reception. IWM North will set the scene for a truly remarkable experience for any event. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Main Exhibition Space

300

200

50

300

600

Irregular

10

Harrier Jump Jet Area

-

-

30

60

300

Irregular

10

WaterShard Restaurant

-

-

-

120

300

300

10

Libeskind Room

100

70

40

-

-

164

2.5

The Quay Side

-

-

-

-

600

Irregular

-

The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ t. (0161) 836 4042 | e. conferencesnorth@iwm.org.uk | w. iwm.org.uk

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Manchester Art Gallery Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Manchester Art Gallery, with its magnificent Victorian architecture sitting alongside a contemporary glass Atrium, is central, versatile and unique; and provides the perfect setting for both daytime meetings and evening events. Situated in the city centre, the gallery is easily accessible and is home to one of the most important art collections in the region.

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130 120 6 n/a 10 miles E4 In the city centre Piccadilly (1 mile) M602, J3 (4 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

Choose from a varied range of spaces for your event, from elegant cocktail parties in amongst the treasured masterpieces of the Pre-Raphaelite collection, to stylish dinner dances in the modern glass Atrium and Restaurant. For daytime events, the Lecture Room is a light and airy, purpose-built conference room located at the heart of the gallery.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Lecture Room

100

25

30

50

-

86

5

Pre-Raphaelite Galleries

25

-

-

-

300

900

7

Atrium

130

60

-

120

200

135

20

Restaurant

100

50

-

100

150

197

4

Entrance Hall

-

20

-

40

100

116

20

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL t. (0161) 235 8866 / 8862 | e. eventsteam@manchester.gov.uk | w. manchestergalleries.org

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The Manchester Museum Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

110 160 4 n/a 9 miles Oxford Road Map 1 mile Oxford Road (0.5 mile) M602, J3 (0.25 mile) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full No No Available No

The Manchester Museum provides a unique setting for your conference, presentation, dinner or drinks reception. Dine amongst the dinosaurs in the Pre-Historic Gallery with Stan the T-rex or hold your drinks reception in the atmospheric Living Worlds Gallery with its Victorian architecture and a collection of exhibits from the natural world.

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The fully equipped conference suite contains a 110-seat lecture theatre, boardroom and seminar rooms complete with audio visual equipment included in the room hire charge.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Kanaris Theatre

110

56

35

-

110

92

4.5

Living Worlds Gallery

100

160

45

160

200

Irregular

-

Fossils Gallery

80

80

40

80

200

Irregular

-

Conference Room

30

24

18

-

-

47

5

Kanaris Foyer

20

-

15

-

40

65

4.2

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL t. (0161) 275 8788 | e. museum@manchester.ac.uk | w. museum.manchester.ac.uk

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The Monastery Manchester Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Manchester’s magnificent Monastery is Pugin’s architectural masterpiece. It sits alongside the Taj Mahal and the ancient ruins of Pompeii as having been listed in the 100 most endangered sites in the world, with a rich heritage that should never be lost. Following a £6.5 million restoration scheme, this hidden treasure has taken its place as one of the UK’s most inspiring venues for any corporate, social or cultural occasion. The Monastery won the UK’s most unique venue award 2012 for its

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650 500 9 n/a 8 miles GM Map FF4 2 miles Piccadilly (2 miles) M60, J24 (2 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes - full No No Available No

creative use of space, demonstrating flexibility and variety throughout the venue. The Great Nave is a truly unique meeting space, with its high ceiling and natural daylight this space has the ability to lend itself to all variety of events. Supporting The Great Nave is the conference suite, which comprises of seven atmospheric Friary Rooms. With an exclusive event management and catering service, The Monastery team pride themselves on delivering world class events. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Great Nave

650

320

150

500

1,000

773

45

Private Chapel

60

35

30

-

75

58.9

9

St. Francis Suite

50

30

14

-

-

33.6

3

Pugin Suite

50

30

20

-

-

35.3

3

Uriel Suite

50

30

14

-

-

33.6

3

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Gorton Lane, Gorton, M12 5WF t. (0161) 223 3211 | e. events@themonastery.co.uk | w. themonastery.co.uk

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MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

300 250 10 n/a 10 miles B5 In the city centre Deansgate (0.2 miles) M602, J3 (1.5 miles) Yes – chargeable Free & chargeable Yes – full No Available Available No

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is an inspiring and exciting venue to hold an event. Located on the historic site of the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station, the museum provides an atmospheric and stimulating environment for conferences, seminars, receptions, dinners, weddings, team building and away days.

Conveniently located in the city centre and with secure on-site car parking, the museum is an excellent choice for any event.

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function room which can accommodate a maximum capacity of 300 theatre style. Four adjacent meeting rooms are also available which are each able to accommodate between 25-70 delegates. An internal balcony area provides a further flexible area for registration, catering or exhibition stands.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Revolution Manchester Gallery

300

-

-

250

450

625.5

4

The Garratt Suite

300

160

160

190

350

302

-

Garratt Suite 1

125

56

56

60

-

120

-

Garratt Suite 2

200

84

84

90

-

179

-

Dalton & Joule Suite combined

70

35

35

-

-

229

-

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP t. (0161) 606 0174 | e. conference@mosi.org.uk | w. mosi.org.uk/venue-hire

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National Football Museum Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

A stunning, modern, contemporary and flexible space, the National Football Museum is one of Manchester’s most sought after evening venues. From gala dinners, awards ceremonies and product launches to summer parties and cocktail receptions, the National Football Museum is the perfect venue for your event. Unusually for a city centre venue, there is also outside space that can be used for drinks receptions in the summer months, allowing even more flexibility for events at the museum.

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250 250 1 n/a 11 miles E2 In the city centre Victoria (0.1 mile) M602, J1 (3 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

With state-of-the-art galleries, interactive gaming exhibits and an ever changing special exhibitions gallery, the museum is the perfect city centre venue that will wow your guests. Combine this with state-of–the-art technology – inbuilt colour wash lighting, a suspended LED ellipse and plasma screens that can be programmed to display corporate logos, wording and presentations - and you have the perfect setting for a host of events. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

250

150

-

250

500

Irregular

7

Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG t. (0161) 870 8330 | e. hospitality@nationalfootballmuseum.com | w. nationalfootballmuseum.com

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People’s History Museum Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

150 150 3 n/a 10 miles C3 In the city centre Salford Central (0.1 mile) M62,J3 (4 miles) Nearby & chargeable Nearby & chargeable Yes – full No Available Available No

There have always been ideas worth fighting for! Choose the People’s History Museum as a venue for a meeting of minds. The People’s History Museum is a national museum telling the story of the development of democracy in Britain. Hold your event in the company of some of the greatest team builders, motivational speakers, revolutionary thinkers and passionate problem solvers of the last two centuries – and a few people who knew how to celebrate success as well! SUITE

The museum’s event and meeting facilities are located in a spectacular venue which fuses a magnificently restored historic Edwardian Pump House and an award-winning new build. Catering is provided by operators of the riverside cafe bar The Left Bank, who specialise in delicious, freshly prepared and locally sourced British food with a twist.

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

The Engine Hall

150

80

-

150

200

222.5

12

The Coal Store Conference Room

60

35

30

-

60

73.1

7

The Meeting Room

25

20

20

-

-

26.6

4

Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER t. (0161) 838 9190 | e. venuehire@phm.org.uk | w. phm.org.uk

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The Royal Exchange Theatre Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

The Royal Exchange Theatre provides the wow factor! Situated in the heart of Manchester, the theatre contains some of the most unusual and attractive spaces in the North West. The former Cotton Exchange Trading Hall houses a striking "in the round" steel and glass theatre seating 700. The Hall holds 700 for standing buffet/drinks reception and the Studio seats 100. The Front Room function room, self-contained with bar and

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700 70 5 n/a 10 miles D3 In the city centre Victoria (0.25 mile) M60, J5 (5 miles) Nearby – chargeable Nearby – chargeable Yes – full No Available Available No

facilities, is licensed for Weddings and Civil Partnerships as is the oak panelled Exchange Suite. Convenient for all major road, rail and air connections, the theatre is also within walking distance of several of Manchester’s top hotels. Catering is of the highest standard, bespoke and prepared on-site by a team of skilled chefs using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients where possible.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Theatre & Great Hall

700

-

-

-

700

Irregular

Irregular

Studio

100

80

-

-

198

4

The Front Room

70

60

20

70

100

114.3

2.7

The Round Restaurant

-

-

-

70

60

277.5

3.5

Exchange Suite

-

-

12

15

30

44.3

3.5

St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH t. (0161) 615 6793 | e. functions@royalexchange.co.uk | w. royalexchange.co.uk

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Royal Northern College of Music Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

616 250 10 n/a 8.5 miles F7 In the city centre Oxford Road (0.6 mile) M602, J3, (3 miles) Nearby - chargeable Yes - free Yes - full No Available Available No

With one of the largest theatres in Manchester, a stylish concert hall, versatile studio and a variety of other spaces for hire, the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) welcomes events of all scales and genres. The RNCM can cover every aspect of your event, be it a small scale meeting or audition, a full day conference or a multi-day convention. The RNCM

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boasts purpose-built conference facilities offering state-of-the-art AV and sound facilities. Catering provides three retail outlets – Brodsky, restaurant and bar, the CafÊ and the Concert Bar. From a working lunch, drinks reception, meeting with breakfast, workshop with lunch, seminar with homemade cakes to a formal dinner, the RNCM will work with clients to make events a great success. Let RNCM conduct your next event!

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

M2

HEIGHT

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

RNCM Opera Theatre

616

-

-

-

-

Auditorium

RNCM Concert Hall

466

-

-

-

-

Auditorium

Carole Nash Recital Room

100

60

40

-

120

Auditorium

Conference Room

60

-

-

-

-

Flat floor

Studio Theatre

110

-

-

-

-

Auditorium

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD t. (0161) 907 5353 | e. heather.wade@rncm.ac.uk | w. rncm.ac.uk

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thestudiomanchester Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

thestudio is a city centre meeting space that is modern, innovative, contemporary and centrally located. Located in the Northern Quarter thestudio is one of Manchester’s most vibrant event venues, and can be found just a short distance from Piccadilly railway station and the public transport network. There are nine flexible conference rooms each equipped with the latest technology and

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220 120 9 n/a 10 miles F3 In the city centre Piccadilly (0.5 mile) A57M, (1 mile) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

accommodating from two to 220 delegates. Rooms are centred around a colourful and light filled catering zone where guests are welcome to network whilst helping themselves to unlimited refreshments throughout the day. On sunny days delegates can enjoy the sun on one of the four outdoor terrace areas during breakouts. thestudio is a venue that has built its excellent reputation on the simple mission statement of putting the customer first. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Rise & Shine

220

105

48

120

200

206

2.53

Buzz

120

50

24

63

100

100

2.53

Work

120

50

24

63

100

100

2.53

Grow

72

50

32

54

50

90

2.53

Evolve

40

20

14

36

-

44

2.53

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN t. (0800) 028 6694 | e. events@studiovenues.co.uk | w. studiovenues.co.uk

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Tatton Park Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

400 350 6 n/a 13 miles GM Map DD7 20 miles Knutsford (3 miles) M6, J19 (8 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – partial No No Available No

Tatton Park is an impressive 18th century mansion house set in 2,000 acres of parkland. It offers first class, modern facilities in a magnificent classical setting. Once the home of the Egerton family, this neo-classical mansion still exhibits the taste and opulence the family displayed for over two centuries.

for you, from team building sessions to formal boardroom presentations or a corporate dinner for up to 350 people. Tatton Park offers a first class service with a personal touch. This stunning venue, amazing facilities and breathtaking setting are guaranteed to impress your colleagues and clients alike.

At Tatton Park there is a refreshingly flexible approach to your event and with several function suites available the right setting can be provided

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CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Tenants’ Hall

400

210

-

350

600

481

9

Lord Egerton’s Apartment

40

24

24

-

90

42

5

-

16

-

-

-

-

Boardroom Rostherne Room

30

-

18

-

-

-

-

Knutsford Room

30

-

18

-

-

-

-

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN t. (01625) 374457 | e. tattonevents@cheshireeast.gov.uk | w. tattonpark.org.uk

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Vermilion Cinnabar Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

Vermilion Restaurant and Cinnabar is already renowned for its unique dining experience. Regarded as Manchester’s best concept restaurant and cocktail lounge bar, offering a blend of cutting edge design and Asian sophistication. Serving Asian Fusion cuisine, this three storey building was designed by Miguel Cancio Martins, most famed for his work at Paris' Buddha Bar.

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200 500 4 n/a 10 miles Sportcity Map 2 miles Piccadilly, 2 miles M60, J23 (4 miles) Yes – free of charge Yes – free of charge Yes – full No Available Available No

Vermilion Restaurant and Cinnabar, owned by one of the world’s leading seafood companies, now also offers the Abacus Gallery, a bespoke space within Vermilion created for private corporate events. It includes 200 free car parking spaces and caters for guests from 50 – 500, a choice of delectable dining options from the exquisite Asian influenced buffet, canapé options and set menus are available. This, together with Vermilion‘s reputation for design, service and food quality, ensure that the Abacus Gallery is perfect for private events with style. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Abacus Gallery

120

72

50

80

200

163

3.04

Private Dining Room

40

24

16

30

20

46

3.04

Vermilion Restaurant

-

160

-

200

250

380

4.5

Cinnabar

200

80

-

200

500

365

3.7

Lord North Street / Hulme Hall Lane, Manchester, M40 8AD t. (0161) 202 0055 | e. events@vermilioncinnabar.com | w. vermilioncinnabar.com

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Airport Venues The international gateway to Manchester and the North of England is easily accessible by air, rail and road. Check in at the business class lounge and clinch that deal, or simply relax with a drink as aircraft arrive from and depart to places across the world.


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Radisson Blu Manchester Airport Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

350 230 31 360 At the airport GM Map EE6 10 miles Mcr Airport (0 mile) M56, J5 (0.5 mile) Yes – chargeable Yes – chargeable Yes - full Yes Available Available Gold award

The Radisson Blu is directly connected to Manchester Airport’s three terminals, train and coach station and easily accessible from the motorway network with extensive onsite parking. The airport’s largest conference venue offers two dedicated conference floors with 31 impressive meeting rooms; ranging from syndicate rooms for eight delegates boardroom set-up, to the impressive Scandinavian Ballroom catering for up to 350 theatre style and 230 guests for dinner. The hotel offers modern, flexible meeting facilities, with daylight, air conditioning, free SUITE

100 MB WiFi, competitive packages, excellent dining options and onsite AV, including a built-in back projection set within the Scandinavian ballroom. The hotel offers 360 bedrooms including Business Class rooms and suites, two restaurants and bars, health club with full gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room and The Beauty Lounge. The hotel’s £10m refurbishment begins in 2013, transforming the restaurants, bars, bedrooms and event space and includes the addition of a Business Class Lounge. DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Scandinavian Ballroom

350

150

-

230

400

337

3.8

Scandinavian Ballroom (Divisible into 3)

120

80

32

70

120

112

3.8

HEIGHT

Dublin Suite

80

36

32

70

100

203

-

Beijing Suite

80

48

36

-

60

96

-

Milano Suite

60

48

32

-

-

91

-

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

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Academic Venues Manchester is the birthplace of both the Industrial Revolution and the first programmable computer, whilst the discovery of graphene dominates scientific minds today. Plus some 25 (and counting) Nobel Prize winners have researched their breakthroughs here. You’re in good company in Manchester, a city of firsts.


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Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester Metropolitan University offers excellent facilities for events within Manchester city centre. The recently opened Business School has spacious and stylish conference and events facilities under a stunning glass atrium. Designed to be at the forefront of green development in the city, it has impressive environmental credentials. With six tiered lecture theatres on the ground floor (max 250), multiple syndicate rooms on the upper floors (max 70), exhibition space (710 m2) and dining for up to 250 delegates, it is definitely a venue with the “wow” factor. Due to open in 2013, the University’s impressive new Manchester School of Art building is a contemporary event space with a spectacular roof terrace.

Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

280 250 100 350 9 miles E6 In the city centre Oxford Road (0.25 mile) M60, J5 (5 miles) Nearby - chargeable Nearby - chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

All the venues are fully equipped with excellent multi-media facilities, WiFi and technical support is available throughout the event. The University’s professional and friendly conference and events team will be on hand from start to finish ensuring your event is a great success.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY

SUITE

THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

Business School

250

70

40

250

250

-

-

Business School Exhibition Hall

-

-

-

-

500

710

-

Ormond Council Chamber

70

64

20

-

100

-

-

John Dalton “The Street”

-

-

-

-

-

165

-

HEIGHT

John Dalton

240

-

-

-

-

Auditorium

-

Sandra Burslem

240

-

-

-

-

Auditorium

-

-

-

-

600

490

-

280

-

-

-

500

Auditorium

-

Geoffrey Manton Atrium Geoffrey Manton

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Venues for Events, Cavendish Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG t. (0161) 247 1565 | e. venues@mmu.ac.uk | w. mmu.ac.uk/venues

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The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues boasts a collection of contemporary and historical venues to excite and inspire, in one of the UK’s most vibrant and easy to reach cities. The choice of competitively priced facilities includes Chancellors, a three star hotel and conference centre. With year round meeting rooms in the city centre for up to 250 delegates, as well as large scale venues for up to 1,000 delegates, and stunning locations for dinners and receptions for up to 500 guests. To ensure every aspect of the event runs smoothly, The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues offers a full delegate registration service, ConferCare, and an experienced in-house events and audio-visual team, delivering exceptional hospitality.

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Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

1,000 400 200 4,000 8 miles Oxford Road Map In the city centre Piccadilly (0.25 mile) M60, J5 (5 miles) Yes - free & chargeable Yes - free & chargeable Yes - partial Yes - chargeable No Available No

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

University Place Theatre A/B

1,000

-

-

-

-

Auditorium

-

Renold Theatre C16

524

-

-

-

-

Auditorium

4

250

500

421

12

120

196

8

HEIGHT

Whitworth Hall

675

300

-

Flowers Theatre

125

80

40

Marquis Room

60

40

26

40

-

75

-

Staff House 4/5

90

50

40

-

-

43

3

Harwood Room

120

65

50

-

150

260

4

Barnes Wallis Function Room

250

150

-

350

500

800

4

Great Hall

250

125

-

200

250

320

9

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Conference Sales Office, Ground Floor, Staff House Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M13 9PL t. (0161) 306 4100 | e. conference@manchester.ac.uk | w. manchester.ac.uk/conference

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University of Salford The University’s main campus is located just over a mile to the west of Manchester city centre and MediaCityUK. MediaCityUK is a unique venue suitable for the most ambitious and imaginative of events blending technology, people and stunning surroundings, making it an excellent and original choice. With a combination of state-of-the-art conference, meeting and creative studio space for TV, radio and live performance - all using the latest AV and communication technology - the University of Salford can provide a balance of creativity and functionality to any event. The university’s location, close to an extensive network of roads, railways and Metrolink trams makes it ideal for travel from all parts of the country. Facilities include concert halls, lecture theatres, conference spaces and meeting rooms. With an on-site leisure centre, football pitches and in excess of 2,700 bedrooms (during the University’s summer vacation period), the University is ideally suited for Summer Schools and football camps. The variety of venues also makes it popular as a filming location.

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Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

1,020 90 30+ 2,710 11 miles A2 2 miles Salford Crescent (0.3 mile) M602, J3 (3 miles) Yes – chargeable Yes – chargeable Yes – full Yes Available Available No

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

100

60

30

-

100

-

-

MediaCity Egg Suite & Reception

100

-

30

-

260

-

-

MediaCity Digital Media Performance Lab

120

80

30

-

260

-

-

Maxwell Hall

1,020

300

-

-

300

405.6

-

Peel Hall

300

-

-

-

-

416

-

Lady Hale Building

240

-

30

-

200

-

-

THINKLab

-

-

30

-

30

-

-

Chapman Building

220

-

-

-

220

-

-

The Old Fire Station

100

60

30

90

100

-

-

Mary Seacole Building

300

-

20

-

-

-

-

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

The Conference Office, Faraday House (Room 114), 43 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT t. (0161) 295 5374/5950 | e. conference-com@salford.ac.uk | w. salford.ac.uk/business/conferenceservices

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Manchester Business School Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

200 200 7 101 8 miles F7 In the city centre Oxford Rd (0.25 mile) M602, J3 (2 miles) Yes - chargeable Yes - chargeable Yes - full No Available Available No

Manchester Business School is rated as one of the world’s leading business schools with a diverse and unique combination of conference facilities. It boasts extensive IT and AV facilities and the services of an expert conference team to ensure the success of your meeting or event.

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With one of Europe’s leading business libraries in-house, a video conference facility and an observation facility where you can remotely monitor and record sessions, Manchester Business School is the ideal choice for your next event.

DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

G6 Lecture Theatre

200

-

-

-

-

Auditorium

-

3.103

-

70

50

-

70

201

-

2.40 Conference Room

-

48

30

-

-

119

-

Private Dining Room

-

30

26

-

40

40

-

Dining Room

-

200

-

200

300

325

-

There are additional meeting rooms available at this venue.

Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB t. (0161) 275 6424 | e. conference@mbs.ac.uk | w. mbs.ac.uk/aboutus/conference-hotel/index.aspx

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MANDEC Max theatre Max banqueting Meeting rooms Bedrooms Distance from Mcr Airport Map reference Distance from city centre Nearest railway station Nearest motorway Parking Accessible parking Accessible venue Leisure Air conditioning WIFI GTBS accredited

MANDEC is a modern and user-friendly facility offering a choice of meeting and event spaces. Ideal for meetings, conferences and training, MANDEC can cater for up to 120 delegates.

120 90 2 n/a 8.5 miles Oxford Road Map 1.5 miles Oxford Road (0.7 mile) M56, J3 (5.4 miles) Yes –chargeable Yes – free of charge Yes – full No Available Available No

MANDEC is a fully accessible venue, located close to Manchester city centre with good and frequent transport links to hand. Car parking is conveniently situated directly opposite.

This unique facility is situated in the heart of the university campus and includes a 120-seat tiered lecture theatre which is fully equipped with state-of-the-art AV facilities. The venue also includes a dual purpose, flexible seminar room along with a dining area for up to 90 delegates and exhibition foyer.

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DIMENSIONS (M)

CAPACITY THEATRE

CABARET

BOARDROOM

BANQUETING

DRINK RECEP

M2

HEIGHT

Lecture Theatre

120

-

-

-

-

140

3

Seminar Room

90

-

50

-

-

128

3

Dining & Exhibition Foyer

-

-

-

90

-

132

3

3rd Floor University of Manchester Dental Hospital, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH t. (0161) 275 6645 | e. mandec.admin@manchester.ac.uk | w. mandec.co.uk

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Academic vacation dates 2013/14

As well as year-round conference facilities, Manchester’s academic institutions offer an increased capacity during vacation periods.

University of Salford Easter 2013

23 March - 14 April

Inter Semester Break 27 May - 2 June

Manchester Metropolitan University Easter 2013

23 March - 14 April

Summer 2013

8 June - 13 September

Christmas 2013/14

21 December - 12 January

Easter 2014

5 April - 27 April

Summer 2014

28 June - 21 September

Summer 2013

22 June - September

Christmas 2013/14

14 December - 5 January

Inter Semester Break 20 January - 26 January Easter 2014

14 April - 4 May

Inter Semester Break 26 May - 1 June Summer 2014

21 June - 21 September

University of Bolton The University of Manchester Easter 2013

25 March - 12 April

Easter 2013

23 March - 14 April

Summer 2013

20 May - 2 September

Summer 2013

8 June - 13 September

Christmas 2013/14

23 December - 3 January

Christmas 2013/14

14 December - 12 January

Easter 2014

7 April - 25 April

Easter 2014

5 April - 27 April

Summer 2014

19 June - 1 September

Summer 2014

7 June - 12 September

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Accommodation Only Manchester has 43,000 beds to rest your head after a hard day’s work and play. Serviced apartments offer a home from home and a place to escape the buzz of the conference.


Staycity Serviced Apartments Manchester Quality city centre serviced apartments with a friendly, professional service at market leading rates. The superb range of 84 generously proportioned one and two bedroom apartments offer more than twice the space of a standard hotel room. Complete with fully equipped kitchens and spacious living / dining areas, complimentary WiFi access, secure on-site car parking and 24 hour reception, all combining to make the ideal home away from home for the discerning business traveller. Relax from the buzz of the city with Staycity.com! 40 Laystall Street, Manchester, M1 2JZ t. (0161) 236 7330 e. manchester.info@staycity.com w. staycity.com/manchester | Map Reference G4

Atrium by Bridge Street

City Stop Serviced Apartments

74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD t. (0161) 235 2000 e. atriummanchester.com w. atriumreservations@bridgestreet.com

6 -16 Dantzic Street, Manchester, M4 2AD t. (0161) 834 2963 e. info@citystopmanchester.co.uk w. citystop.co.uk

Blue Rainbow Apartments – Manchester Central

The Light Boutique ApartHotel

8 Commercial Street, Manchester, M15 4PZ t. (0845) 045 2222 e. reservations@bluerainbowapartments.com w. bluerainbowapartments.com

20 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PN t. (0161) 839 4848 e. reservations@thelight.co.uk w. thelight.co.uk

Lushpads Blue Rainbow Apartments – Manchester High Street 58 High Street, Manchester, M4 1QB t. (0845) 045 2222 e. reservations@bluerainbowapartments.com w. bluerainbowapartments.com

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18 – 20a Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN. t. (07761) 943 455 e. jennie@lushpads.com w. lushpads.com


MAX Serviced Apartments

SACO Manchester

81 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HG t. (0844) 557 5135 e. manchester@max-servicedapartments.co.uk w. max-servicedapartments.co.uk

The Hub, 5 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 3BR t. 0161 870 1909 e. manchester@sacoapartments.com w. sacoapartments.com

Premier Apartments

StayDeansgate

64 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 4AA t. (0161) 827 3930 e. info@premierapartmentsmanchester.com w: premierapartmentsmanchester.com

Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LA t. (01697) 476 254 e. cottages@monkhousehill.co.uk w. staydeansgate.co.uk

Quay Apartments

Stayingcool

250 The Quays, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3BD t. (0843) 289 2949 e. enquiries@quayapartments.co.uk w. quayapartments.co.uk

Box Works, 4 Worsley Street, Manchester, M15 4NY t. (0121) 285 1290 e. hello@stayingcool.com w. stayingcool.com

Roomzzz 36 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY t. (0844) 248 8075 e. manchestercity@roommzzz.co.uk w. roomzzz.co.uk/manchester-city

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Service Providers Last year 5.2m delegates met in Greater Manchester, that’s a lot of satisfied customers. Not to mention a labyrinth of AV cabling, a mountain of freshly laundered tablecloths and an army of floor staff to refill your coffee.


Saville Audio Visual Saville Audio Visual has been providing professional conference and live event solutions to the North West for over 40 years. Promising the very latest in audio visual technologies, from innovative staging, projection, sound and lighting ideas, through to state-of-the-art digital event networking apps. As the UK’s leading supplier of audio visual services, Saville have a passion for innovation, quality and uncompromising customer care.

Unit 2, Fourth Avenue, The Village, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1DB t. (0161) 873 5600 e. manchester.hire@saville-av.com w. saville-av.com/hire

Clear Presentations Congrex UK Clear Presentations is a leading Manchester based creative event production and management agency. Clear Presentations provide a total event management solution from concept through to delivery.

Congrex UK provides a tailored service with a consultative approach supporting clients’ requirements when organising conferences and events. Congrex UK delivers services with valueadded solutions. Let’s meet.

121 Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3YA t. (0161) 448 2424 | e. ce@clearpresentations.com w. clearpresentations.com

26 – 28 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 7HA t. (020) 8748 8868 | e. london@congrex.com w. congrex.com

H2 Events

Kenes UK

H2 Events are providers of first class conferences, exhibitions and event management and are committed to delivering a first class service on time and within budget.

Kenes UK is part of the Kenes Group - a world leader in professional congress organisation and association management for the medical and scientific sectors.

The Events Suite, Bryant House, 61 – 63 Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1HS t. (0161) 477 9877 | e. success@h2-events.co.uk w. h2-events.co.uk

1 Euston Square, London, NW1 2EE t. (0207) 383 8030 | e. ukinfo@kenes.com w. kenes.co.uk

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Transport Providers Delegates can be checking in to their hotel 20 minutes after turning off the M60 or landing at Manchester Airport. From private transfers to coach excursions for team building, local transport providers have Manchester connected.


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Swans Travel Limited Swans Travel is a specialist in the provision of professional transport services for airport and hotel transfers, conferences and corporate hospitality. They have a fleet of executive cars, people carriers and coaches, and are based within close proximity of Manchester city centre and Manchester Airport.

The department’s expertise lies in the planning and co-ordination of every last detail of a client’s requirements, ensuring that visits are well organised and enjoyable. In addition, they can provide a variety of ticketing, hospitality and accommodation packages, enabling you to take advantage of all Manchester has to offer.

The experienced staff in the corporate travel department specialise in providing a professional transport service. Swans is acknowledged as a leading transport provider for major businesses and corporate organisations visiting Greater Manchester.

Swans also offers all aspects of logistical services for any size of conference or event, ensuring that guests, delegates, staff or visitors get to where they need to be, safely and on time.

Stanley House, Broadgate Business Park, Chadderton, Oldham t. (0161) 681 0999 | e. sales@swanstravel.com | w. swanstravel.com

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Bullocks Coaches

For more than 75 years and over three generations, Bullocks Coaches has developed the experience and professionalism that now drives their travel and transport services. The care of a family run company and the expertise and efficiency of a well organised business provides the solution to all your travel needs. With Bullocks Coaches, clients enjoy quality and service delivered by the smart, friendly, informed drivers of the fleet of modern, comfortable, luxury coaches.

Bullocks Coaches can welcome guests from multiple pick-up points, bring them in luxury to a chosen location – for a conference, awards dinner, AGM or to a corporate event. Then afterwards they will deliver guests safely back to their drop-off points. Whether it’s a day trip or a post-conference tour, you can be sure that travelling with Bullocks will always be a pleasure.

Commercial Garage, Stockport Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 2AG t. (0161) 428 5265 | e. coachinfo@bullockscoaches.com | w. bullockscoaches.com

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Everything you need to plan your conference, meeting or event in Manchester. visitmanchester.com/conference

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FF

Darwen

1

Chorley Ramsbottom

Rochdale

2

Bury

9 Bolton

31

7 Middleton

Wigan

3 Oldham

Ashton-inMakerfield

Ashtonunder-Lyne

Leigh

Swinton

42

4

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Stalybridge

Salford

3

46 Stretford

Denton

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4

5

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Manchester Airport

55

Runcorn

Tameside

5

Stockport Hazel Grove Bramhall

6

15

6

Wilmslow

53

7

Knutsford

Macclesfield Northwich

20

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128

5

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30km 15

20 miles

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54

Manchester city centre

26

34 41

39

58

48 32 14 19

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