Same-Sex Marriage Destination: Manchester

In celebration of the first year anniversary of the Same-Sex (Marriage) Act, The Gay Wedding Guide has produced an infographic highlighting some of Manchester’s most stand-out wedding venues that are not only unique but, crucially, are openly supportive of same-sex marriage.

The infographic showcases some of The Gay Wedding Guide’s top wedding venue recommendations in Manchester based on word-of-mouth recommendations and suggestions from Visit Manchester’s venue location service team. Included in the list is Manchester’s newest exclusive venue – the Central Library, a water palace, a Tudor Hall and a fabulously opulent Art Nouveau restaurant.


Hugh Wright, spokesperson for The Gay Wedding Guide, said:

“Marriage is the formal recognition of the love and commitment of two people; inevitably it is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. No-one wants to get married at a venue where they feel an element of hostility or disapproval. They want to be treated equally and don’t their experience be marred at any stage of the wedding planning process – not by venue staff, potential suppliers or wedding night or honeymoon hotels. Any venue or supplier featured on The Gay Wedding Guide has made a considered, thought-through choice to do so. Couples using the Gay Wedding Guide can do so reassured by the fact that they will be welcomed and treated just the same as any other couple. And that reassurance means a lot.”

Nick Brooks-Sykes, director of tourism at Marketing Manchester, said:

“Manchester is well-known as a friendly and open city with one of the UK’s largest and most visible LGBT communities. The city will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Manchester Pride in 2015 and has, on numerous occasions, been voted one of the best ‘gay friendly’ destinations in the world. LGBT couples planning their nuptials in Manchester will undoubtedly find everything they need for a truly memorable day”.