A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Manchester.
"It was the first time we have used Chetham’s as a venue. It was absolutely perfect. The pre-event communication and service on the day were outstanding. We will definitely return there and recommend to others."
- Bev Watson, Royal Town Planning Institute
Chetham's is a unique and atmospheric location, ideal for events from seminars and meetings private dinners and concerts.
Dating back to 1421, Chetham's was built as a college for the priests of St Mary's Parish Church (now Manchester Cathedral). It is the most complete late-medieval residential complex to survive in the north west of England.
Chetham's is named after its benefactor, Humphrey Chetham, a successful Manchester textile merchant, who left money in his will to purchase the building, and convert it into a school for 40 poor boys, and a library for scholars, the first public library in the English speaking world. Both School and Library opened in 1653.
Our Baronial Hall is one of the best preserved examples of a 15th century medieval hall. It is a fantastic location if you are looking for an unusual venue to entertain guests for a conference, networking event or formal 3-course dinner.
The other rooms in the medieval building are equally impressive for smaller events and intimate private dining.
Please look through the information on the rooms that are available and if you are interested in hiring rooms for an event then please complete this form or contact Simon Chaplin (Events and Operations Manager) on 0161 838 7259.