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Whitworth Building

Fact sheet
Day rate from£2095
Event type
  • Day meeting
LocationOxford Road

About the venue

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 600, banquets for up to 300. 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 Christie's , 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.

  • Grade II listed building
  • Available for exhibitions and product launches
  • 1 mile from city centre
  • Popular filming location
  • Licensed for civil weddings up to 550 guests
  • Adjacent to Christie's and Manchester Museum for drinks receptions
  • Lift access to most parts of the building
  • Close to Booth Street West car park

Take yourself on a journey of the venue by exploring our virtual tour


RoomsCapacity and Layout
Whitworth Hall600 theatre style, 550 civil wedding, 300 dining
Council Chamber28 boardroom style
Knowles Committee Room28 boardroom style
Keepers Room16 boardroom style
Committee Rooms B/D/E/F4x 12 boardroom style
Christie'sUp to 120 dining, up to 300 for drinks receptions

Internet ConnectionYes, Wired access in all meeting rooms and Wi-Fi available in the Whitworth Hall and ground floor committee rooms
In House Audio-VisualHigh 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
AccommodationWithin walking distance of University accommodation and local hotels to suit all budgets


Please contact the Conference Sales Team for rates-the venue is quoted on room hire and catering separately.

Venue tags

  • Year round availability
  • Accessible venue
  • Theatre layout
  • Cabaret layout
  • Classroom layout
  • Boardroom layout
  • Large events
  • Dinners
  • Weddings
  • Private dining

Contact us

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Conference Sales Office, The University of Manchester, Room 2.001, Beyer Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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