The North West of England boasts numerous event venues suitable for conferences, exhibitions, weddings, parties and more. Manchester and Liverpool in particular offer fantastic locations to suit all kinds of events, whether commercial or private.
The best way to source a venue in the North West is to use an event management company in Sheds Haydock Manchester or an event management company in Liverpool.
Here's a rundown of the 10 most popular function venues in these two cities.
The Lowry, Manchester
The Lowry is located on the waterfront in Salford Quays, just outside Manchester city centre, and opened its doors in 2000. It offers several function rooms to suit any kind of event, large or small. As a visual and performing arts centre it is completely suited to holding conferences, dinners and even weddings.
Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford
Perhaps the most famous football club in the world, Manchester United's Old Trafford ground holds over 75,000 and in addition the world class facilities include various suites for conferences, events and weddings. Some overlook the pitch for those wanting the feel of a sporting venue, while others offer different views, making Old Trafford a versatile venue to suit most occasions.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Bridgewater Hall in Manchester city centre is an international concert venue offering five different spaces to suit conferences, meetings, exhibitions, dinners and receptions. It is one of the most stunning buildings in the North West, let alone Manchester, so attendees will feel that little bit more special.
Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
Another waterside venue not far from both Old Trafford and The Lowry, the Imperial War Museum is a stunningly designed building that offers function rooms for all kinds of corporate and private events. In addition it boasts free parking for 160 cars - and you don't get that often!
Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester
Another sporting venue boasting impressive function suites, Lancashire County Cricket Club is a more sedate setting, as you would expect. Nevertheless, the ground - confusingly called Old Trafford, just like the football ground! - offers a unique venue in that they use their new addition to the ground, The Point and configure it to suit your needs through the use of partition walls and the like! Definitely worth a look!
Echo Arena, Albert Dock
The Echo Arena on Albert Dock is a brilliant Liverpool event venue with 7,000m2 of exhibition space, a 1,350-seater auditorium and 18 break out rooms. It is ideal for conferences and exhibitions but also lends itself well to other events.
Knowsley Hall, Prescot
A grand venue for conferences, team building days, weddings and private functions, Knowsley Hall sits in a 2,500 acre privately owned estate which includes not only the hall and the facilities it has to offer, but also a safari park, accommodation and a spa! Something for everyone at this venue.
Haydock Park Racecourse, Haydock
Not strictly Liverpool, but still in Merseyside, Haydock Park racecourse is much loved by horse racing fans and it offers fantastic facilities for corporate events and even weddings. A variety of suites and bars of varying sizes are available in the course's stands, including a sports bar and the grand Horseshoe Suite.
Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool
A beautiful building in Liverpool, the Victoria Gallery & Museum is suitable for recitals, conference receptions and dinners and provides a great setting for the more formal event. The venue is licensed for weddings, too, so you your event can be planned all in one place.
Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
Just outside Liverpool city centre and situated on the waterfront, the Floral Pavilion is an ideal venue for conferences, seminars and trade shows. The modern venue is state of the art and completely geared towards corporate events of all types.
Event planning in Manchester and Liverpool is made simpler by these and other world class facilities. Both cities also offer numerous hotels with suitable function rooms for any event.