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The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues

North West, Lancashire

The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues

The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues offers a range of AIM accredited venues in truly inspiring Nobel Prize winning surroundings-the place where the atom was split, the computer conceived, and wonder material Graphene discovered-this is a great place to consider hosting your next event in Manchester.

Events can be accommodated throughout the year at a number of our venues, including Manchester Meeting Place and Barnes Wallis buildings, located in the city centre,seating from 6 boardroom to 200 theatre style, the stunning neo-Gothic Whitworth Hall, available for formal dinners up to 300 as well as a series of boardrooms within the building for smaller meetings, and the adjacent Christies Bistro, ideal for drinks receptions or private dining. The University also has its own 3 star hotel Chancellors, which celebrates 21 years in 2018, and is available for day meetings up to 130 theatre style and offers 72 recently refurbished bedrooms. It is also a wonderful setting, with 5 acres of landscaped grounds,  for afternoon tea, barbeques, private dining and weddings.

Our large scale venues include the iconic University Place whic has been hosting conferences for 10 years and offers the largest dedicated lecture theatre in the region, seating up to 1000 delegates, and the Renold Building with its choice of well equipped lecture theatres for up 524, both venues feature sizeable exhibition space, and each has 25 additional breakout rooms, supported by our inhouse technical and audio-visual team.

A full delegate registration service , ConferCare, is also available and our dedicated Conferences and Venues team pride themselves on delivering exceptional hospitality and service so that you can be assured of a successful event.


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General Information

  • 120
  • 2000
  • Yes (Complimentary)


  • £30
  • £130

Maximum Delegate Capacities

  • 500
  • 1000
  • 50
  • 300
  • 500


  • 1
  • 1
  • 9

Transport & Parking Facilities

Chargeable car parks at campus venues on Sackville Street and Oxford Road with limited free parking available at the University's Chancellors Hotel and student halls of residence

Official Star Ratings and Awards

AA 3 star hotel

Other Facilities

ConferCare - full conference administration service, a hotel booking agency and exhibition services.
Quick search function on our conference website.
Dedicated inhouse events team
Dedicated in house a/v and IT support team.


Jane James

Sales and Marketing Executive
0161 275 2284

Sarah Evans

Sales Manager
0161 36 4108


Keith Southwell

General Manager

The University of Manchester is an excellent venue for events. The staff are incredibly helpful and forward thinking.

Nothing is too much trouble, and their support and attention to detail during the lead up to the event and during the event is excellent.

When we have faced challenges the team at Manchester have been quick to offer workable solutions and we could ask no more.

We would highly recommend considering the University for your next event.