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Our Guide to Manchester Christmas Party Venues in 2019

In our latest blog our Business Development Manager, Daniel Rankine, gives his guide to Manchester Christmas party venues.

There are a very few occasions it’s acceptable to mention Christmas in September but sorting the festive party is one of them. As the nights start drawing in it’s time to get your party planning started! Our festive enquiries are ramping up recently, so here’s a guide to some of the best Manchester Christmas party venue options out there.

Exciting shared parties

Vivid at Manchester Central is conveniently located in the heart of the city and the organiser’s have built up a strong reputation for party experiences over the last few years. The theme this year is ‘New York Nights’ and promises to bring the energy of the big apple to Manchester. Tickets including meals and entertainment, with some evenings offering all-inclusive hospitality. The usual high levels of catering, mesmerising entertainment and electrifying production values, suit those searching for a party on a large scale. 

Across town at Event City is another exciting shared party option, the theme is ‘Midnight at Monte Carlo’. Alongside canapés, a three-course meal, dodgem cars and entertainers there is an opulently furnished casino where roulette & blackjack await. What’s more, if you make it until the early hours, you can savour the survivors’ breakfast.

Anyone in search of large-scale extravaganzas will not disappointed be by either of these Manchester Christmas party venues!

Buzzing bars

Manchester has more than it’s fair share of incredible cocktail bars and many of these make great Christmas party venues!

Christmas cocktails at Dirty Martini

If you’re hunting for a party vibe then the buzzing bars of Peter Street are a great option. Magical cocktail wonders await at Impossible with shared parties available in the unique space of the Impossible Theatre and private hire in the Photo-booth. At Dirty Martini on the corner of Deansgate enjoy Christmas cocktail making or hire the VIP area. This intimate space has a capacity of 120 guests and a large beautiful seated booth area and snugs.

Want something more intimate? How about sipping sophisticated cocktails in a glamorous speakeasy? In the Spinningfields business district you can overlook the banks of the river Irwell at Menagerie in private booths, with competitively priced drinks or meal package for parties over seven. Or you can enjoy the privacy of The Refinery, a chic sanctuary in the city that offers crafty cocktails, fine wines and seasonal menus. Whether it’s a mixology masterclasses, champagne breakfast or four course menu they can make sure that your Christmas is merry.

A cosy Christmas setting The Refinery, Spinningfields

Spectacular settings

Of course, there are also plenty of Manchester Christmas party venues that are just that bit out of the ordinary.

Private dining with a view at Cloud 23

For something truly memorable the views from Cloud 23 take some beating, the Iris Lounge can seat private parties from 60 to 100 and boasts stunning city vistas and high-end hospitality. You can book yourself a first-class trip to The Lowry whose festive party nights offer five-star shared party packages with the food, service and atmosphere to match. For a unique venue how about hiring the stunning Manchester Art Gallery and walking the beautiful Pre Raphaelite galleries for reception drinks?  The glass Atrium can seat up to 120 people or the galleries can hold up to 300 reception-style with dancing until the early hours in the stylish Gallery Café.

More good value Manchester Christmas party options

Christmas at Dive NQ

If you are looking for private space and good value why not try Hotel Football, Old Trafford? They offer a special setting overlooking Manchester United’s famous stadium, guests can have exclusive use of the Player’s Lounge with private entertainment and bar. Dive NQ is in the heart of the vibrant Northern Quarter, as well as a private hire space for your party, this venue offers great value and close proximity to Victoria and Piccadilly train stations for the journeys home. Also offering competitive meal packages Alston Bar and Beef is in the beautifully restored Corn Exchange building all within the shadow of Manchester Cathedral, handy if any of your party wanted to join the Christmas carol singing.

There’s plenty more that Manchester has to offer, of course. Bien Venue has great relationships with a whole host of impressive and unusual venues in the city and beyond. If you would like us to help your Christmas Party run as smoothly as a Baileys on ice then drop us an email and we’d love to help!

Email sales@bvevents.co.uk or call us on 01625 877776 today. We look forward to hearing from you.