Manchester Central

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Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities; its vaulted arches and station clock have made it an iconic city feature for more than 130 years.

Manchester Central offers world class flexibility and facilities, providing it with the capacity to host intimate corporate functions as well as large-scale conferences and exhibitions.

Its experienced team of professionals lead the industry with outstanding service standards, taking a bespoke approach to delivering some of the world’s leading events.

Manchester Central’s adaptable facilities, including the divisible Cobden Rooms and the 10,000m2 columnless Central Hall, can accommodate from 10 to more than 10,000 delegates.

The venue’s world class philosophy applies to its facilities, teams and services – making it one of the most professional and versatile event spaces in the UK.

Conveniently located at the heart of the city, Manchester Central is easy to reach thanks to the city’s extensive multi-modal transport network.

Manchester is the destination of choice for event planners; the city is renowned for its strengths in research and innovation and has rich heritage in science, technology, sport and music, making it home to an array of cultural attractions, galleries and museums.

The venue has more than 2,500 hotel bedrooms within a 5-minute walk and is surrounded by a vibrant social scene. Fantastic shopping combines with a diverse mix of bars, restaurants and theatres to ensure that delegates and visitors are entertained outside of event hours.


Ruth Halliday. A member of the Manchester Central team since 2015, Ruth started out in at our sister venue, Manchester Town Hall, working on a whole range of events from business meetings to weddings. Now a member of our corporate team Ruth has established strong relationships with both local and national agencies as well as direct clients bringing in some big-name events such as LUSH and Rolls Royce.





Grace McAvenne. Grace joined the Manchester Central team in 2016 and has worked with clients from a number of different sectors and launched our Small Meetings offer. Now focusing on our corporate sector, Grace is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the industry and building new relationships.