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The Manchester Monastery

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Address: 89 Gorton Ln, Manchester M12 5WF, England
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+44 161 223 3211
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Manchester's magnificent Monastery is Pugin's architectural masterpiece. It...

Manchester's magnificent Monastery is Pugin's architectural masterpiece. It sits alongside the Taj Mahal as having been listed in the 100 most endangered sites in the world, with a rich heritage that should never be lost. Following a £6.5m restoration scheme, this hidden treasure has take its place as one of the UK's most inspiring venues for any corporate, social, or cultural occasion.

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It's a bit out of town, but the building is impressive and the restoration means the inside is spectacular. Food was very good as are the acoustics. We had 250 people in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoff F
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit out of town, but the building is impressive and the restoration means the inside is spectacular. Food was very good as are the acoustics. We had 250 people in comfortably.

1 Thank Geoff F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently hired the ultimate, sensationally winning combination of The Monastery - Nancy Bennett Qube Events and Productions - Debbie Marks Celia Clyne Banqueting - Mark Clyne Manchesterdj.com - DJ Dan Carolienphotography - Carolien - and fortuitously, we definitely and absolutely couldn’t have chosen better! Atmospheric, steeped in tradition though blended with an eclectic mix of old and new! Acoustically... More 

3 Thank sallyxland
New Mills, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I attended the New Years eve party. I have to say I was impressed with whole evening, the decor and ambiance was excellent. We had a 5 course meal which was absolutely delicious. There was also live singing from two Broadway and West end stars which was fantastic. The night could not have been any better. Thank you

Thank 929cpc2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I attended the Monastery Manchester for a business function. The staff were very helpful and the food was excellent. I would most certainly recommend this establishment.

Thank Chris J
Bury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I attended the monastery on 3/12/16 for our works party and can honestly say it's the worst event I've ever been to. The food was dreadful, service appalling (40 minute wait between courses) an hour queue at the bar and very understaffed. I did a review on their website and was informed that if I provided my details someone would... More 

Thank Margaret S
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This was my second year at The Monastery for Christmas lunch and a talk about the restoration work. This time I took along a friend. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and efficient, the setting magnificent, the talk inspiring, and the other guests were great fun. I and my friend, who travelled up from the midlands just to be... More 

Thank 703roger
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have sung here on several occasions. The acoustic is magical. The staff are helpful, worth trying out this restored gem.

Thank MarkyHes
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit, it won't be our last. . My review is based on first impressions, the monastery was fantastically lit inside and you feel the history of the place all around you. Of course we had a date with G4 and didn't get the opportunity to view everywhere and see the whole building but that's why it... More 

Thank Andrew H
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Loved the building and history of the place. I had no idea it even existed until I made a business visit there and so pleased I did. A great venue but also still abig part of the local life.

Thank Julie C
Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A beautiful and memorable day filled with singing, music, meditation, dancing and a lovely meal, in a fantastic setting, couldn't ask for more.

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