For years this beautiful building was off-limits unless you were a member of the secretive Masons society. Then in 2017 the Freemason’s Hall became Manchester Hall – an events venue and hotel – and you no longer needed a secret handshake or a well-connected father-in-law to take a look inside.
The multi-million pound restoration created a contemporary hotel based around the building’s stunning original features. With high ceilings and beautiful decor it lends itself perfectly to weddings; this is one of the city centre’s most romantic venues.
The spaces for weddings and events include a range of historic rooms that cater for anything from 24 to 300 guests. There’s also the show-stopping John Rylands Terrace, one of the largest rooftop spaces in the city, which can host up to 500 guests.
With eight boutique bedrooms, the bridal party can stay on-site. Or you can just book in for a city break; you don’t have to be attending an event to stay at Manchester Hall. Each hotel room or suite is named after a Manchester icon (think Emmeline Pankhurst and Elizabeth Gaskell, not Bez and Liam Gallagher) and each is elegantly designed with everything you need for a restful stay. Luxurious touches include freestanding roll top baths, fluffy dressing gowns and goose down bedding.