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Written by Luke Bull - 09 October 2023

Summer party venuesManchester’s 9 best and brightest

The temperature is rising, the Birkenstocks are out, and the streets of Manchester are aglow with that summer party feeling. There is some magical, alchemical shift in the air when the first rays wash over the old Victorian buildings of the city. Cue a flurry of street parties, house parties, BBQ parties and every other kind of summer party. Excited? So are we.

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GRUB manchester summer party
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1. A quirky summer venue in Manchester: GRUB


GRUB is a gloriously characterful two-floor, three-bar event space in Manchester's Green Quarter (within walking distance of Victoria Station). The multifaceted venue packs a lot of punch: street food vendors clamber above a basement bar, whilst a 108-seater cinema screen adds a little something special.

The real draw, though, is the outdoor garden. It's a hodgepodge mix of covered seating, bright artwork and enough bunting to satisfy a Boomer. At night the space comes alive with fairy lighting and a buzzing atmosphere. 200 guests can fit into the space, making use of the dedicated bar, which can be restocked to spec. That means frozen margaritas and Aperol Spritz. Who wouldn't want that?

2. Hire this complex for a buzzing summer party: Hatch

Oxford Road

Located on the bustling Oxford Road, Hatch is an events complex known for its award-winning food and retail.

This festive village is comprised of 6 unique areas, each full of independent restaurants, rooftop bars and small stores. A courtyard stands in the centre with seating and a stage.

The entire venue can be hired out in full, for up to 900 guests or partially for more intimate events. Try the Hatch Tavern with space for 80 on its rooftop or the Beever Terrace for 40.

Full AV equipped and catering available with bespoke food and drinks packages (even for groups over 600+) Collaborate with Hatch to source entertainment such as live bands and DJs to make your event one to remember.

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3. The Manchester summer party venue with an amazing view: South Terrace, King Street Townhouse


Find a seat, take in the view, and wish the summer would never end. This seems to be the winning logic behind the bewilderingly beautiful South Terrace of Manchester’s King Street Townhouse.

With sweeping views across the gables and chimneys of the Mancunian skyline, summer revels here will be packed with those wonderful (in the literal sense) moments.

The good folk over at King Street Townhouse can complement your summer party with an impressive range of wines, cocktails and carefully curated spirit selection, whilst the food options are seasonal and delicious.

With space for 170 guests and tastefully chosen decor, it’s hard to find fault with this as a summer party venue.

alphabet brewing christmas party manchester
alphabet brewing christmas party manchester

4. A Manchester venue for all shapes and sizes: The Alphabet Brewing Company

Under a Manchester railway arch, you will find The Alphabet Brewing Company. This independent brewery is just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly and offers a versatile event space.

All sizes welcome from 30-300 guests as the space has a variety of set-up options for private hire. The venue is both indoor and outdoor, offering shelter from Manchesters' changeable weather.

Guests can enjoy locally brewed beers with new specials changing regularly. These are available in cans on-site and to take home in 30L kegs. If you are keen on your hops, brewing and tasting tours can be organised alongside.

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5. From Manchester, across the world: Peru Perdu, The Cotton Factory


Paying homage to the city once known as ‘Cottonopolis’, a summer party at The Cotton Factory will give your Manchester event a uniquely Peruvian flavour in a quintessentially Mancunian building.

Open-plan with wide, generous windows and foliage hanging from the ceiling, even indoors this venue can give your summer party that distinct feeling of space, warmth and light.

There are cocktails, wine and beers to drink and, of course, the Peruvian food offerings to evoke the culture of a warmer climate. With a beautiful space and amazing South American dishes, The Cotton Factory is one of our favourites.

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Eleven Didsbury Park Manchester summer party venue 2

6. For a leafy, secluded summer party: Eleven Didsbury Park


Eleven Didsbury Park is a fantastic summer party venue for those wanting something special. A luxury townhouse tucked away into a leafy suburb, this boutique hotel could serve as an endlessly charming setting for a Manchester summer party.

Anyone who’s familiar with Manchester will know that come summer, Didsbury presents a very attractive option to those seeking some pastoral pleasure. Eleven Didsbury Park makes the most of its celebrated setting, whilst granting your summer party the privacy you deserve.

A special shoutout has to go to the garden space. A beautiful green area bursting with foliage, it’s the ideal spot for a summer BBQ with friends. So, why not grab a drink with some close friends and watch the evening light fade out over Manchester’s most idyllic neighbourhood.

Ducie Street Warehouse Manchester summer party venue 1
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7. Party on your very own terrace: Ducie Street Warehouse


Cashing in on Manchester’s seemingly infinite supply of aesthetically pleasing warehouse spaces, Ducie Street Warehouse is a particularly good venue for a summer party.

The sun-trap terrace has played host to all manner of summer events, from DJ nights and creative workshops to cultural talks and pop-up markets. Whatever your creative vision might be, chances are Ducie Street have had had it before.

The sharp, modern outdoor space can cater to 100 guests, whilst the indoors can also be incorporated into the party – meaning the sky is the limit with this one.

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8. Manchester’s glossy Tiki bar: Lola Lo Manchester


Some might think the tropical, endlessly summery vibes of a Tiki bar contradict the infamous rainy drear of Manchester. As Lola Lo shows, we in Manchester love a bit of summer cheer.

Boasting an extensive selection of spirits, and more bespoke Tiki cocktails than you can possibly sample, Lola Lo is summer incarnate. The Deansgate venue offers full private hire for you and an incredible 560 guests. On top of this, they can also source fire breathers and saxophone players and decorate the bar to your bespoke taste.

Fire breathers, now that’s a true party.

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9. A summer party venue that does it all. Is that possible?: YES Bar


A student and young professional favourite, YES bar is a four-floored townhouse on Charles Street, offering a range of spaces that could have you eating, drinking, dancing or sunning, depending on your preference.

Though the roof terrace is not the biggest or affords the best view, it gets a lot of sun and tops off one of the City’s most exciting all-round venues. YES gets the summer party vibe right – cheap drinks, great food and music that makes you want to dance.

Check out Manchester's best summer party venues

Manchester in the summer is arguably the best season in the city and has no shortage of great summer party venues. Whether you're looking for a rooftop in the city, a beach-themed bar or just an outdoor party spot in the sun – we've got the best venues in Manchester available to book now. Alternatively, tell us exactly what you need and we'll make sure the very best Manchester summer party venues respond to your enquiry.

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