Manchester Met’s Conference & Events team support Big Change Manchester

Manchester Met’s Conference & Events team support Big Change Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University Conference and Events Contribute to Big Change Manchester Since June 2017, Manchester Met’s Conference and Events team have committed to collect direct donations of £1. Collected from each conference day delegate rate for Big Change Manchester. In support of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership. The Partnership is a campaign drawing charities, grassroots groups, Manchester Council, businesses and residents together, and contributions to the Big Change Fund. To support those without somewhere to live by providing grants for education or training courses; furniture, furnishing or essential appliances; clothes for interviews, deposits and rents. Manchester Metropolitan University is delighted to help Big Change Manchester to raise both money and awareness for this invaluable campaign. Fulfilling one of the four pledges to which the University committed when it signed up to Manchester Homelessness Partnership’s Manchester Homelessness Charter in May 2016. Conference and Events at Manchester Metropolitan University would like to encourage other Manchester venues and hotels to become involved and support this great initiative. “Let’s make a difference together.” For more information on donating and raising money for Big Change Manchester, please contact Eleanor Watts on: 0345 1122211 To offer your time or to donate practical items, please contact info@streetsupport.net or visit www.streetsupport.net. Manchester Met offers a range of innovative and flexible spaces, which can cater for conferences, exhibitions, networking events and much more. The Business School and Geoffrey Manton building have multiple facilities ideal for conferences alongside the Brooks building at Birley. Manchester Met has invested £350 million in its estate and facilities during a ten-year plan to create a truly world-class campus in the heart of Manchester and...
Unique Venues by Eclectic Hotels

Unique Venues by Eclectic Hotels

Unique Venues by Eclectic Hotels Eclectic Hotels have great boutique hotels across Manchester, but the real gems are their fantastic, unique and eclectic spaces for conferences, meetings and events. The Rooftop Lounge Housed in Great John Street hotel, originally a Victorian school house, the Rooftop Lounge and Playground truly lives up to its name as a space where you can relax, work and play. The elegant rooms that make up the Rooftop Lounge are unique within the city centre. South facing views that extend over the city and leading out to the Rooftop Playground. This 3rd floor space is one of the most diverse areas within the Old School House. The terrace has adopted its name from its former use as the boys playground. The Playground offers a real vacation flair with its informal wicker furniture and home-nurtured plants. The South Terrace At Kings Street Townhouse is available for private hire from meetings to weddings of up to 150 guests. The heated south-facing terrace with overhead canopy and two-way facing fire is dressed with comfy alfresco furniture. The eclectic mix of chimneys and rooftops amongst the skyline tell an architectural story, a time line of a growing city. This may not be the highest of views, however it may be one of the most charismatic. Showcasing the urban city that we so proudly call our home. Inside the south terrace lounge is a large versatile space with solid wooden flooring, informal furnishings and a bespoke wooden bar. The Walled Garden Set in the leafy suburbs, Eleven Didsbury Park is an exclusive Victorian townhouse. It is a statement of eclectic design,...
Victoria Warehouse celebrates 5 years in business

Victoria Warehouse celebrates 5 years in business

Victoria Warehouse Victoria Warehouse is a completely unique, entirely innovative event space in Manchester. The iconic venue offers clients the prime place for production and delivery of both large and small scale events. Delivered to a wide range of sectors from conferences, meetings and exhibitions to weddings, music and sporting shows. Events venue Victoria Warehouse celebrates 5 years in business. Victoria Warehouse aims to be the UK’s most creatively ambitious event space yet. 5 years on, that goal is edging closer. As a symbol of this city’s industrial strength and innovation, the venue is constantly growing its portfolio of events with clients from all over the UK. Bringing Manchester’s industrial heritage to the future. The warehouse buildings were built in the early 1900s shortly after the industrial revolution. It was predominantly used as a cotton storage facility. The business ‘Victoria Warehouse’ began in 2012. Owner David Cohen purchased the property with a vision to create the events space. Since then, careful renovations have been made to the venue to capture the imagination and needs of the industry. Whilst still keeping its existing Mancunian character. Victoria Warehouse started off a venue that promoted just a handful of music events in the first year. Now is’t a venue that now operates multiple events each week with up to 8,000 delegates every month. And a full calendar with a huge range of corporate, social, music and sporting events. Over the last few years, the venue has successfully achieved to sell and operate events with a magnificent range of clients. With a number of spaces available and the opportunity for high spec AV...
Grape and Grain Catering Co. win management contract with Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre

Grape and Grain Catering Co. win management contract with Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre

Event supplier Grape and Grain Catering Co. have won the contract to take over the management of Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre. To go live this month, the company are set to drive their mobilisation plan, along with a sales and marketing strategy, in order to run and sell the space to full capacity. A key part of the city’s Medieval Quarter supporting the tourist hotspot. The Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre site boasts spacious and brilliantly situated conference and meeting rooms overlooking the Cathedral and its gardens. With the new resource and management, Grape and Grain Catering Co plan to maximise on these spaces. Targeting specifically city centre corporate clients who wish to use the space for training seminars, team building workshops and networking events. Stefan Maciejewski, Managing Director of Grape and Grain Catering Co. adds: “An exciting time for the company, as we’re now able to showcase our focus on strategic management and business development for venues. We look forward to putting the plan in action and of course delivering results.” As the venue stands pride within the heart of the city alongside the Cathedral, the new management insist on continuing with the aim of working towards a better community and promoting the heritage of the area and driving revenue through this historical event space. Background Information. Grape and Grain Catering Co. are currently on the preferred suppliers list for Events at Manchester Cathedral and Victoria Warehouse. Grape and Grain Catering Co. Innovative Ideas, Distinctive Delivery Winners of ‘Best Outside Catering Company’ at The CHS Awards www.grapeandgraincatering.com/ Grape and Grain Catering Co. was created with the aim of setting...
CHS Awards 2017 Finalists

CHS Awards 2017 Finalists

CHS Awards 2017 Finalists Unique Venues of Manchester had a great show exhibiting at CHS17 in Leeds last month. A huge well done to the CHS Group team. We saw some existing and met lots of new customers. Already looking forward to next year! #CHSRocks. What’s even better is that the Victoria Warehouse team have been nominated for two awards. Best Unusual Event Space and Best Independent Venue. It doesn’t stop there. The Monastery Manchester have also been nominated in the Best Unusual Event Space category. And The Bridgewater Hall for Best Auditorium. The potential for a great night for Unique Venues of Manchester members. There are other Manchester venues and hotels with nominations, include Hotel Football for Best Independent Venue. The Lowry Hotel for Best Bedroom. Emirates Old Trafford for Best Large Conference/Exhibition Space and Best Boardroom Small Meeting Room. And EventCity for Best Onsite Audio Visual and Leisure Facilities. So a great opportunity for Manchester! I must also mention Studio Venues Manchester, who’s colleagues in Birmingham have also been nominated in the Best Independent Venue category. And Manchester based Grape & Grain Company for their nomination for Best Outside Catering Company. Now in its third year, the CHS Awards provide hotels and venues with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities.  The awards are designed to be accessible for all types of hotels and venues, allowing even the smallest independent venue to be recognised for an aspect, service or feature of their property or service. The glamourous ceremony and dinner is being held in Leeds on 11th May. Good luck to everyone! I’ll be keeping my fingers...
The Monastery Manchester Opens New Welcome Wing

The Monastery Manchester Opens New Welcome Wing

The Monastery Manchester Opens New Welcome Wing A new £3m extension has opened for events at The Monastery Manchester. The brand new eco-friendly wing provides a fantastic space for both corporate and private events, as well as community activities.   The contemporary space is perfect for conference registration and catering. As well as pre-dinner drinks for corporate dinners, private parties and charity events. The new wing stands on the original footprint of a previous wing, which was torn down in the 1960’s.  The carbon neutral building is 6,650 sq ft and offers lots of natural daylight. It also offers direct access to the gardens and main event space, The Great Nave. The Welcome Wing can accommodate up to 350 guests for a standing reception and 100 guests in a banquet style. The extension was made possible after a National Heritage Lottery Fund grant of almost £2m, and a £1m donation from the Stoller Charitable Trust.  Chief executive officer of The Monastery of St Francis & Gorton Trust, Elaine Griffiths said “This is a tremendously exciting day for us.  This new building blends beautifully with the church and friary and we are delighted with the results. This has been the biggest investment we have made in the building since we completed the major £6m restoration work to save the Monastery 10 years ago, and it’s wonderful to see it finished.” The Monastery is looking forward to welcoming new and existing guests to this beautiful space.  For almost 10 years The Monastery has been hosting world class events of all sizes including conferences, corporate dinners, product launches and Christmas parties.   As a...