The Royal Exchange building is unique in Manchester. Did you know that many of our beautiful spaces can be hired for weddings, civil partnerships, parties, conferences and meetings?
The Exchange Suite
Once the boardroom of the former Cotton Exchange, the Exchange Suite is perfect for private working lunches, important business meetings, or elegant entertaining. With its original oak panelling and old-world atmosphere, the Exchange Suite boats a private double-height reception with bar and sweeping staircase leading up to the intimate boardroom. Offering absolute privacy, the Exchange Suite is perfect for a working lunch, an important business meeting or simple elegant entertaining. Available throughout the day, the capacity is 24 (standing lunch buffet).
The Front Room
Overlooking both St Ann's Square and The Great Hall, the Front Room offers striking views of the steel and glass Theatre module, set withing the grand Victorian architecture of the former Cotton Exchange. With access via a scenic glass lift in St Ann's Square, the Front Room is a self-contained enteraining space, with its own toilets and bar.
The Front Room has the following capacities:
Standing Buffet: 90. Formal Dinner: 70. Boardroom Style: 20. Theatre Style: 70. Classroom Style: 40.