A WEDDING TO REMEMBER: CREATE YOUR OWN HISTORY AT MANCHESTER'S ICONIC MEMORIAL HALL
Located in the iconic Manchester Memorial Hall, which was built in memory of the love of Queen Victoria's life Prince Albert, Albert Square Chop House lays claim to two incredible legacies.
The first: the iconic love story of Victoria and Albert, the couple who presided over the industrial revolution that helped turn Manchester into the city it is today.
The second: 1662’s Act Of Uniformity, which the Memorial Hall was commissioned to commemorate. This act served as the inspiration for the non-conformist movement which still epitomises the spirit of Manchester today.
Widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Venetian Gothic architecture in Manchester, the Hall was built by noted Victorian architect Thomas Worthington: also responsible for the Albert Memorial in Albert Square, housing Matthew Noble’s statue of Prince Albert, built in 1867 some years prior to its London equivalent.
The Grade I listed building pre-dates Alfred Waterhouse’s Town Hall and even Albert Square itself, as well as being regarded by Historic England as one of the finest examples of Venetian Gothic Revival architecture in the country.
Add in the venue's close proximity to the Town Hall (because you've got to get those all-important photos somewhere iconic) and the registry office, plus the fact that Albert Square also have their own fabulous in-house wedding coordinator, and it's hard not to understand Albert Chop House's mass appeal.
All of Albert's packages are bespoke and completely tailored to your needs. What's more, Lawrence Hallows, the Chop Houses' in-house wedding coordinator, is on hand to work with your individual requirements and budgets to make your special day one of a kind from inception to break down: overseeing even the smallest of details for you to ensure that your first day of married life is one that you'll both treasure forever.
"After months of preparation, collective hard work and a mutual bond, it’s my absolute pleasure to be a part of a day you will remember forever.
Being involved in weddings for a number of years now, I understand that every wedding is one of a kind. It’s my job to ensure your requirements are met and to take the stress away from something that should be enjoyed from our first meeting to the start of your married lives together.
It’s my love of the job that enables me to understand and deliver the wedding you dream of, and it’s my passion that guarantees you feel comfortable that everything is in hand.
What I love about our venue is that you can do what you like with it. It’s a blank canvas whilst remaining quirky and original. It’s our award-winning food and wine list that makes us a cut above the rest and allows you to really treat your guests on the day.
Due to the experience I’ve gained over the years, I work with the best team from florists to musicians and everything in between. I don’t just provide a venue, I provide a service."
From award-winning food and wine pairings that will blow your socks off, to full-on red carpet treatment from start to finish that include their staff going all-out to meet your needs (even going so far as heading to the shops to get flat shoes so your bridesmaids can have a proper dance), Albert's guarantees a warm Manchester reception from start to finish with plenty of character and history thrown in for good measure.
For a no-obligation meeting and walk-through of this historic Manchester building, contact Lawrence today to find out how you can create your own history at the Manchester Memorial Hall.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Mandy & Nick Owens
Lawrence, the wedding coordinator, was fantastic. Planning a wedding is a long-winded affair and he was there for us every step of the way, even when the transformation into Bridezilla started at the end when the nerves kicked in!
Jenna & Adam Kaye
My brother in law also told me that a staff member went to the shops to find my bridesmaid and my cousin some flat shoes for dancing! Now that is customer service with a difference!
Jennifer & Max Perkins
We picked Albert’s for our wedding reception because they were really warm and friendly and listened to all of the things we wanted to do on our big day. We weren’t tied to a package and we felt like nothing was too much trouble.