Fourth Day

6 Manchester venues for every business occasion

I asked friends, colleagues and partners to share their favourite spots around Manchester for any event – whether it’s a photoshoot, roundtable or creative session.

1. Best for: hosting a roundtable discussion

With a central location and plenty of character in its meeting rooms, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is the perfect spot for hosting a roundtable. Whether you’re keeping it a closed discussion for 5 people or opening it up to 50 attendees, there’s a space for everyone.

Image: Kimpton Clocktower Hotel


2. Best for: your next photo shoot

There are lots of great spaces for this, but fivefourstudios in Salford is a favourite for video and photographic production company, Jason Lock Productions.
They have a stunning bar area that’s ideal for a private events too.

Image: fivefourstudios, Salford


3. Best for: anything creative!

53two, our charity partner, aims to address the issue of accessibility and inclusivity across Greater Manchester’s arts scene and champions disabled, disadvantaged and underserved creators and theatregoers alike.

Aside from the team’s inspiring work, the venue itself is also a pretty amazing space for… just about anything! Whether you’re looking for somewhere to perform and rehearse, meet-up with colleagues, or even throw a party, we couldn’t recommend 53Two enough.

Image: 53two venue


4. Best for: co-working

Manchester isn’t short of coworking spaces but one that Heather Gray put on my radar is Clockwise at Linley House. It’s kitted out for businesses of all sizes and is complete with a gorgeous retro aesthetic.

Image: Clockwise, Linley House


5. Best for: recording your first podcast

Bruntwood Works have done a great job of renovating some iconic buildings in Manchester including Blackfriars House. Its ‘plug and play’ podcast studio can be hired by the hour and is ideal for experimenting with podcasting.

Reform Radio is also a great spot as recommended by our friends Rupert and Suzi at Story Publishing.

Image: Bruntwood Works, Blackfriars House


6. Best for: a catch-up coffee

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee shops – a few of my favourites are Ducie Street Warehouse and Fig + Sparrow.

You can also check out this round-up for more options.

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Lizzie is an Associate Director in the Manchester team

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