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The city of Manchester is located centrally in the UK and has great transport links by road, rail and air for both national and international travellers and is the second most popular destination for conferences and meetings, outside London, and after Birmingham.

Manchester hosts two of the top premiership football teams, 3 universities, is a hub for major companies and financial institutions and its landscape is a mix of Victorian industrial buildings right up to the modern glass skyscraper. It is a city bursting with character!

From 12,000 delegates theatre style or just 10 people in a boardroom layout, Manchester offers a wide range of venues to choose from for your meeting and event requirements. With over 13,000 bedrooms in the city centre alone, there are lots of options to suit all budgets.

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However, you may be looking to hold your Manchester event in a non-hotel venue  so here is a snapshot of some of the more unique venues that the city can offer for corporate events.

Manchester Central


Manchester Central is an award-winning venue located in the heart of the city; the vaulted arches and station clock have made the venue an iconic city feature for more than 140 years.

Their range of flexible spaces provide the perfect platform for events of all shapes, sizes and formats; from team conferences and business expos, to drinks receptions and banquet dinners. Now, due to the new normal & evolving era of hybrid events, the venue boasts a purpose-built broadcast quality studio with a sophisticated plug and play solution that provides a professional interactive live streaming experience to engage with your audiences, wherever they are.

Manchester Central is close to the vibrant social scene and array of cultural attractions, galleries and museums, ensuring your delegates and visitors are kept entertained outside of event hours. There are a whole range of restaurants and bars on the doorstep and plenty of hotel bedrooms of varying standards & categories within a 5-minute walk.

The city-centre location and on-site car park means they are easy to reach, however you chose to travel.

Manchester Central has the space, platforms, service and experience to make your event memorable – whatever type of event you are planning

Concorde Conference Centre

This unique venue provides a stunning backdrop to any event. Ideal for conferences, product launches, gala dinners, exhibitions or meetings, the venue houses one of the world’s most famous icons.

It is located only 3 miles from Manchester Airport and has good transport links by rail and road, being only minutes from the M56.

There are two meeting spaces, The Hangar and the Alpha Charlie Suite.

The Hangar – Home to the Concorde G-BOAC, flagship of the British Airways fleet and aviation legend, the Hangar provides over 1,600 square metres of flexible event space and can hold up to 700 guests. Concorde takes price of place inside the purpose-built hangar & offers a unique experience to hold your event under the world famous wings of Concorde. Impress delegates with a trip on board and get a real taste of what it was like to fly faster than a bullet.


Alpha Charlie – This space is perfect for small meetings, seating up to 50 theatre style, and can be used in conjunction with the Hangar. The room is equipped with a flip chart, 65” plasma TV and WiFi access and a variety of room layout options are possible.


Victoria Warehouse


Historic, flexible & completely unique! For almost 200 years, Victoria Warehouse has been an iconic presence on the Manchester skyline, and today, it is a well-established venue to host landmark events.

The venue offers over 5,326 mof event space, over 2 floors and ranging across 13 individual event spaces.

From the vast industrial Cotton Sheds, the urban ambience of The Archives and Cellars, to the beautiful backdrop of the Bays and much more, the Victoria Warehouse events spaces are diverse, characterful and offer limitless possibilities when it comes to any corporate event.

If you’re looking for a historic venue and unconventional space, this venue should tick the box.

If you are planning to host an event in Manchester and tasked with looking for a venue, DeSouza Associates can help! We can make your life easier by taking away the hassle and strain of finding the right venue to ensure a successful event.

We are the experts and can guide you through the process and help you tick all the right boxes to find the ideal venue for your corporate event whether it is Manchester, UK or worldwide.

Whatever type of venue you’re looking for, we’ve got it covered!

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