The Venue

Our in-house catering team provide unique, creative catering packages tailor made to suit your event requirements. From a fleet of Street Food vans to a gourmet sit down gala dinner for 900 guests, our food is delicious, honest and we only use the best seasonal ingredients sourced from artisan suppliers.

Need a Manchester venue for a dinner or award ceremony? The raw and stripped back Cotton Sheds provide a blank canvas to transform any award ceremony into a unique memorable event. Think an urban circus theme, festival style street food vans or a traditional cabaret set up, we can cater for your needs. Looking for a drinks reception before an award ceremony? Our VIP Mezzanine with a large feature bar can host up to 400. We are excited to be hosting The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in May this year in our Cotton Sheds, one of the largest events in the North West business calendar with over 700 guests expected to attend.

The Bays is available for smaller dinners and prestigious events. 1900s architecture, amazing acoustics and exposed brick create an electric atmosphere for your event. This year The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit dinner is coming to The Bays. Think specular entertainment, red carpet glamour against a unique urban backdrop.

It’s no surprise that we won ‘coolest venue for gala dinners’ at the Prestige Events 2016 Awards. We Are What You Make Us.

Key Information
Unique industrial backdrop
3 phase power
In house security
Dedicated event managers
Up to 900 banqueting
Side bars & break out spaces
Green rooms available
Furniture included in The Bays
Installed trusting in Shed A
Catering packages available
Late license
Car parking
What People Say
It's an amazing venue, we've had a terrific night. Audi's a fantastic brand and we're really pleased to be associated with Victoria Warehouse.
Jason Chadwick - Audi
Getting Here

By Car

Please type: Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1AB into your Sat Nav

There is no parking available at the hotel or venue. For non match days at Old Trafford, please follow this link for your local parking options.

if you have pre-arranged event parking as part of our venue hire package, please follow the yellow direction signs marked Victoria Warehouse Event Parking to our off-site Pomona car park (M16 0TT), unless event specifies otherwise. Upon arriving at the Pomona car park please contact the hotel and a minibus will come to collect you alternatively it's a 10minute walk to the venue.


By Tram

The venue is located between two trams stops. Pomona which runs every 6 minutes and Exchange Quary (Media City-Eccles line) runs every 12 minutes. For more information go to or telephone 0161 205 2000

By Rail

The venue is located on a number of a major bus routes: The following bus routes service the venue within 400m walk from the site: 53, 69, 250, 255 & 256. for more information see or call 0871 200 2233


By Bicycle

You are welcome to ride your bike to the venue. There will be a limited bike parking provision available outside the venue during large events. Please be aware it is offence to ride your bike under the inflence of alcohol.

By taxi/Drop off

For large concerts and events there will be a designated drop off point outside the venue, which will be clearly sign posted. Please ensure that the driver only drops off in the designated area.

Contact us

If you're looking to hire a venue in Manchester to host your next event, get in touch with of our friendly staff.

You can also find out more in our venue hire sales brochure which can be downloaded below.

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