The Lowry


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38 Reviews

Information For The Lowry

The Lowry is a unique wedding venue located at the heart of Salford Quays, Manchester. The Lowry is a theatre and arts venue and also the perfect location to hold your special day.

The Lowry at a Glance

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Type of Venue
Unique Venue
Same-Sex Weddings
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Up to 150
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Up to 200
Unique wedding venue located at the heart of Salford Quays, Manchester. Our iconic building is located within the development of MediaCityUK and has magnificent views of the contemporary landscape including the BBC and ITV Our venue is licensed for ceremonies. You can tie the knot in 3 unique spaces - all with stunning waterside views. Our Compass Room is the main reception space and can accommodate 150 for a sit down meal and 200 for a wedding reception. The space has large floor to ceiling windows that surround the room and a private wraparound balcony Our catering is produced inhouse by our restaurant team. We have an extensive menu to choose from, or if you dont see anything you like let us know and our creative chefs will come up with a personalised menu just for you. Our rooms are licensed until 1am so you and your guests can celebrate with you until the early hours The Lowry is a registered charity and all income generated from weddings and special events goes towards the life changing work that we do Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 150Number of People In Team : 20No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The City View More
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Top Wedding Tips

Make sure that you visit a variety of wedding venues. There is so much choice and variety out there! Book an appointment with a wedding co-ordinator as they will help you get a feel for the venue

Look out for open days and evenings, these are a great time to see venues dressed for wedding celebrations - they really help you visualise your special day.

Use your wedding co-ordinator for advice! They will have worked on so many weddings, they know what works and what doesn't and can provide plenty of inspiration for your special day!

The Lowry Reviews

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Matt & Ciara
Wedding Date
20 May 2019
Best wedding ever
We celebrated our wedding in the Lowry Theatre. Myself and my partner could not recommend the venue and the staff enough.
The Compass room provides a lovely environment in the day turning into spectacular views in the evening. It is a unique place in the heart of Greater Manchester, the fact it has catering on site means the food quality is amazing, and the bar staff kept the drinks flowing.
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Chris and Laura
Wedding Date
05 May 2019
We had the best day
Thank you so much for helping to organise our wedding. We had the best day and the staff were absolutely amazing! Everything seemed seamless and nothing was too much trouble. I had so many comments from my friends and family on the quality of service and also how nice the food was! Tracey was amazing and unfortunately I don’t remember the names of the DMs in the evening, or the amazing bar staff, but they were also spot on! I cannot express enough how happy we both were with the venue and the whole day.
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Kirsty Harrison
Wedding Date
04 May 2019
Amazing venue for an amazing day
We got married here a few weeks ago and still on a high from how wonderful our day at The Lowry was. The venue is amazing - the views from the Compass Room are beautiful and even more better at sunset and then night time with all the lights. Food was great, staff were fabulous. Lucy did a great job of organising and the event staff on the day were top as well (especially Victoria and Grecia). We found this venue to be very cost effective in comparison to some of other Manchester venues we looked at. Would 100% recommend.
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Richard & Christopher
Wedding Date
17 Feb 2019
Wedding venue with a difference
We knew we wanted a wedding venue that was unique and special to us, and when we heard that The Lowry offered wedding services we knew it was the one. We didn't even look at another venue once we saw what was on offer. We have been frequent visitors to The Lowry Theatre for many years and the place has some special memories for us - even more so now!
We first met with Lucy, our Wedding Coordinator, a year ago and she took is through all that we would need to do to plan our event in fine detail. Lucy put us at ease right away and gave us loads of help to make sure we got the best out of our day. Lucy was able to recommend venue dressers, photographers, bakers, DJ's... you name it, Lucy has a great suggestion every time.
When it came to the day, even though it was a busy theatre day, you would not even know that there is anything else going on in the building apart from your event. They treat you as though you are the most important people all day long. Our Events Managers during the day, Tracy and Frankie, were superb in making sure everything went seamlessly without a hitch and on time.
Everything from the ceremony room, the lighting and music, the amazing Compass room with panoramic views across Salford Quays and Media City, the stunning restaurant quality of the food, the service team and bar staff, lighting and sound technicians - we could not find fault with anything at all.
If you want a wedding with a difference, one that you and your guests will remember for all the right reasons for years to come, consider The Lowry. You will not be disappointed!
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Jonathan & Carol
Wedding Date
10 Nov 2018
This venue is perfect for weddings
We first booked our wedding here in March for a ceremony in November. Lucy the Senior Events coordinator was fantastic - making sure that all our questions were answered (and answering some we didn’t realise we needed to ask!). The event managers on the day were all amazing and made our day run so smoothly.
The venue itself is perfect for weddings, such a quirky and fun space with well equipped function rooms and private bars. The compass room is very romantic, with an impressive view out to the lights of Media City. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the venue and the staff.
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Simon & Sarah
Wedding Date
15 Sep 2018
We had such an amazing wedding at The Lowry
We can't thank the Event Coordinator, Lucy, and everybody else (Event Duty Managers, Chefs, etc) at the Lowry enough for their help with our wedding on 15th September 2018. Everything was so well organised and every single person made sure everything went smoothly and according to plan. We didn't have to worry about anything as we knew the staff had everything under control. The Lowry were so accommodating and no request that we had was too big, even the last minute changes! Lucy was a big, big help in the run up to our wedding and she communicated so well to ensure our wedding was everything we wanted it to be. We got married in The Compass Room which is a lovely room overlooking the Salford Quays; the views are just amazing and our guests loved it. The guests loved the canapes too!! I can't thank Lucy & the chef enough who went out of their way to look into the ingredients of every single item of food we ordered to ensure they did not contain any nuts due to my nephew's severe nut allergy.
We had such an amazing wedding at The Lowry and a big part of this was down to the amazing staff!!
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Sean Darlington
Wedding Date
08 Sep 2018
Perfect Wedding Venue
We got married here yesterday (Sat 8th Sept 2018)
Absoloutley blown away with the entire experiance right from the day we booked it 2yrs ago.Lucy Markey our wedding planner was an absolute delight to deal with,did everything she could to ensure we had the perfect day,cannot praise her enough,thank you so much Lucy.
On the day the entire staff were amazing,special thanks to Frankie,Connie & Iain.Made our special day run so smooth,thank you so much guys,we will never forget all you did for us.
As for the!!!!
You really need to see it to believe it,no words really can describe how amazing it is.
On behalf of my new wife Pam and i thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts,we really couldn't of picked a better venue and team of helpers to make our day perfect

Sean Darlington
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Danny & Steph
Wedding Date
30 Jun 2018
We are both so happy that we chose the Lowry
We booked the compass room for our wedding reception in June this year.
The venue itself suited us perfectly & after meeting with Lucy the events coordinator, we had our heart set on having our reception here.
Lucy looked after us right from the off and kept in close contact right up to our wedding day. The venue itself is fantastic and so many of our guests commented on how amazing it was! Even some of the suppliers we used commented on how lovely it is. From the compass room, the views are stunning! Both day & night with an almost 360 view across the quays, you have to see it to believe it. On the day the venue was clearly sign posted so that guests could navigate around with ease, which also made it easy for our evening guests to locate the compass room. The staff were absolutely fantastic & the attention to detail was spot on. Wedding breakfast meals were all cooked in house by the chefs & tasted lovely (there is a great choice of food). The surroundings of the building offer opportunities for really great photographs with some beautiful backdrops.

Overall, both myself and my wife could not have had a more perfect day! We are both so happy that we chose the Lowry for our special day.

If you are looking for a modern, bright & spectacular wedding venue we strongly recommend you go and visit the Lowry, meet Lucy & have a look around.

Thanks again to Lucy & the event duty managers! (30th June 2018).
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Mark & Aryan
Wedding Date
14 Apr 2018
Perfect wedding day at amazing venue!
We had our wedding breakfast and reception in the Compass Room of The Lowry. The run up to the wedding went without a hitch, Lucy was great and was always there to answer any questions and did her best to cater for any special requests we had. When we arrived on the day and looked at the room, the staff had set everything up perfectly - exactly how I'd pictured it in my head. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Luckily, we had the most amazing sunny day for the wedding so as well as the room looking lovely and bright, we were able to make full use of the balcony which has amazing views of the quays. As the darkness came, the fairy lights came on which look beautiful and really were one of the reasons we chose the venue. The staff, food, service and venue were spot on and we're so happy we chose The Lowry for our wedding - I wish we could do it all over again!
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Emma & Nick
Wedding Date
06 Apr 2018
We cannot recommend this venue enough!
Over two years ago we visited The Lowry and was shown around all of the wonderful spaces that it has to offer, each room offers something different. We chose to have our welcome drinks in the Pier Eight room, lovely views and easily accessible for our less able guests. Followed by the Compass Room, this is at the very top of The Lowry. It is an amazing room that offers AMAZING views, balcony, beautiful room and fairy lights to top it off!

From the very first interaction with Lucy and the team at a wedding fair to weeks after the wedding, it has been a pleasure. Most people who have been married speak of how stressful it can be. However, dealing with The Lowry and all its staff has been nothing but easy! Each and every query, problem and need was dealt with quickly! It made the run up to our big day super stress free!

Our wedding day was everything we wanted and so much more! The rooms were perfect, drinks and food were great, staff were wonderful and our day ran PERFECTLY!!!

Thank you so much to each and every person at The Lowry who made our day so special and a huge thank you to Lucy our Special Events Coordinator who helped, supported and pointed us in the right direction over the past two years!
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Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, Manchester, Lancashire, M50 3AZ

The Lowry

  • Pier 8, The Quays
  • Salford
  • Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • M50 3AZ
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Lucy Markey

Hello, Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering The Lowry for your special day. Planning a wedding is such an exciting time and I am here to help you create the day of your dreams! The Lowry is a fantastic venue and is a wonderful place to celebrate your special day. Our Compass Room is truly a hidden gem, a showstopper of a room located at the very top of the building and boasts fantastic views of Salford Quays. Our dedicated team provide a personal service and are here to provide as much assistance as you require. I highly recommend coming in for a personal show round of our venue and would love to meet you, so please let me know when you are available and I would be delighted to book in an appointment with you.