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Manchester Central  Manchester


Max. capacity: 9000  |  Bedrooms: 0


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, 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 to deliver 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.

Accreditations, Associations, Memberships and Affiliations


  • Banqueting Suite
  • Conference Centre
  • Convention Centre
  • Exhibition Centre
  • Historic Building
  • Unusual/Unique

Venue Awards

Winner TESA: UK Venue of the Year
Silver winner, Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2011: Business Tourism Award
Highly commended, Exhibition News Awards: Best Exhibition Venue
Winner, Conference Awards: Best Conference Venue outside of London
Winner, AEO Excellence Awards: Unsung Hero for Dave Freeman

Winner of Manchester Tourism Awards: Business Tourism Award
Investors in People: Bronze Award

Exhibition News Award: Best Exhibition Venue
Visit England Award: Business Tourism
MIMA Award: Best Web Site - Silver

Conference Venue & Supplier Award: Best Large Conference Venue

Event Types

  • AGM
  • Awards Dinners
  • Away Day
  • Breakfast Meeting
  • Charity Ball
  • Christmas Lunch
  • Christmas Party
  • Company Fun Day
  • Conference
  • Corporate Hospitality
  • Dinner
  • Dinner Dance
  • Exam
  • Exhibition
  • Fashion Show
  • Gala Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Meeting
  • Networking
  • Other
  • Party
  • Presentation
  • Private Dining
  • Product Launch
  • Reception
  • Road Show
  • Seminar
  • Summer Party
  • Teambuilding
  • Training Course
  • Wedding
  • Workshop


Manchester Central is the first major UK venue to reach triple ISO success
ISO 14001 – International standard for environmental management
ISO 20121 – International standard for Sustainable event management
ISO 9001 – International standard for quality management