Whitworth Building Overview

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Meeting Capacity: 675
Daily Room Hire from £1650
Function Hire from £2500
  • Oxford Road Campus
  • 1 mile from the city centre
  • Year round availability
  • 8 meeting rooms from 12 to 675
  • Available for exhibitions and product launches
  • Popular filming location
  • The majestic Whitworth Hall for meetings up to 675 and dining for 300
  • Additional 7 boardrooms accommodating 12 to 30 delegates, ideal for training
  • Licensed for civil weddings for up to 550 guests
  • Adjacent to Christies Bistro and Manchester Museum for drinks receptions
  • Opposite University Place and close to all the main lecture buildings
  • Grade II listed building
  • WiFi & wired internet access
  • Disabled accessible
  • Lift access to most parts of the building
  • Close to Booth Street West car park

Whitworth Building Description

The neo-Gothic Whitworth Building is a real Manchester treasure. This elegant, Grade II listed venue offers the stunning Whitworth Hall available for meetings for up to 675, banquets for up to 300, trade exhibitions and product launches. It is also a recognised film location.

Adjoining the Whitworth Hall is the imposing Council Chamber and nearby are six boardrooms seating 12 to 24 delegates. The adjacent Christies Bistro, has a sophisticated and calm atmosphere providing a welcome escape from the business of the day, and can be used for drinks receptions and private dinners.

The Whitworth Building's stunning architecture also makes it a popular choice for weddings. Located at the centre of the campus, it is no more than a 5 minute walk from any of the other lecture buildings including the iconic University Place, where the two venues can be combined for major conferences.

Whitworth Building Facilities

FacilitiesCapacity and Layout
Whitworth Hall 675 theatre style, 550 civil wedding, 300 dining
Council Chamber 30 boardroom style
Knowles Committee Room 24 boardroom style
Keepers Room 15 boardroom style
Committee Rooms B/D/E/F 4x 12 boardroom style
Christies Bistro Up to 120 dining, up to 150 for drinks receptions
Internet Connection Yes, Wired access in all meeting rooms and WiFi available in the Whitworth Hall and ground floor committee rooms
In House Audio-Visual High powered data projector, 10 foot screen, pa system, induction loop, network points and dimmable lighting in the Whitworth Hall. All boardrooms equipped with network point, ohp and flipchart
Summer Accommodation 156 en-suite rooms in George Kenyon Hall, 250 self-catering rooms in Whitworth Park (alternative accommodation is also available on other campuses)

Whitworth Building Pricing

Daily PackagesCost
Room hire for the Whitworth Hall £1650.00 for meetings
£2500.00 for functions and weddings
Room hire for the Council Chamber £300.00 for meetings
£500.00  for weddings
Room hire for the Knowles Committee Room £200.00
Room hire for 12 seat boardrooms £150.00
In House Audio-Visual P.O.A.
Internet Connection Local charges may apply - P.O.A.
Teas/coffees and biscuits £1.80 + VAT
Buffet lunch from from £7.25 + VAT
Conference dinner & wedding reception menus P.O.A.
Bed and breakfast in George Kenyon Hall £41.50 + VAT
Self-catering in Whitworth Park £16.00 inclusive of VAT (minimum booking of 2 nights)

Rates quoted are for weekday hire during normal working hours - for evening and weekend rates, please contact the Conference Sales Office on +44 161 306 4100

Whitworth Building Layout & Events Options

Layout Options
Theatre Yes
Cabaret Yes
Classroom Yes
Exhibition Yes
Boardroom Yes
Event Options
Day Yes
Large Yes
Residential No
Exhibition Yes
Banquet Yes
Accommodation No
Occasion Yes
Wedding Yes
Film Yes
Sport No

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