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Chetham’s Library Wedding Open Day

  • Sunday 9 September 2018 - Hourly tours from 10am-4pm
  • Chetham's Library
  • Free event

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A free Wedding Open Day for couples interested in holding their ceremony or reception in Manchester’s oldest buildings, dating back to 1421. Choose a timeslot to spend an hour with our wedding coordinator, exploring our different spaces and picking up your special Wedding Goodie Bag! With each timeslot limited to a maximum of five couples, you’ll have time and space to ask questions, explore the site and speak to our exhibitors about plans for your special day.

This is a free event. Please book one ticket for your group to help us manage numbers; you will be asked for your names, and those of any guests accompanying you, later in the booking process to help us personalise your visit.

Your tour will include:

Audit Room

On the wedding day, this space is usually used by the bride and bridesmaids as a private dressing space. During our Wedding Open Day, view a display of wedding dresses, suits and accessories provided by one of our trusted partners

Chetham’s Library

When a couple holds their wedding at Chetham’s, the whole venue belongs to them – including Chetham’s Library, the oldest library in the English speaking world and the perfect space for unique wedding photography. During your visit, meet our photographer and pose for a few sample pictures, which will be sent to you soon after your visit.

Baronial Hall

The centrepiece of your tour, the Baronial Hall is the main space for wedding ceremonies, receptions and evening celebrations. Today we’re splitting this unique, 600 year old space in two – one half set for the ceremony, and half for the reception – to help you visualise your entire day.

Pause here to enjoy a glass of Prosecco and canapés provided by Vanilla in AllSeasons, to enjoy live music and consider a choice of wedding decorations.

Association Room

Usually used to hold drinks during wedding photography and whilst the main room is turned round, the Association Room is another memorable space, with easy access to outdoor areas if the sun shines on you! Finish your tour here with a wedding decoration workshop, creating your own samples of wedding favours to hand out to your guests.

Unable to attend our Wedding Open Day? Get in touch at any time, or find out more about Chetham’s weddings.