We got married at GJS mid-September and would recommend GJS to anyone looking to get married in Manchester.
Having stayed in some of the best hotels the world has to offer we’re not easy to please but GJS and its staff surpassed our expectations.
The hotel is beautiful and everything that a ‘boutique’ hotel should be. We stayed for two nights in one of the Eclectic Grand suites and because the room was so big it was the ideal space for me and my bridesmaids to use to get ready. Breakfast was included in our package and was fantastic – we couldn’t fault it. I had a perfect night’s sleep on the eve of the wedding and I think the luscious blackout curtains played a huge part in that.
Our wedding coordinator Bronwen was always available and nothing was ever too much trouble. As we are based in London we weren’t always on hand to advise on matters in person but this was never an issue and we felt able to trust Bronwen to assist with our decisions.
On the day our event co-ordinator David made sure everything ran perfectly and things that before the wedding day I thought I was going to have to co-ordinate myself seemed to happen as if by magic. We had full use of the Playground and Rooftop terrace and somehow the staff managed to turn the room around from the ceremony, to the wedding breakfast and the evening do without anyone noticing it happening. Everything was laid out impeccably and professionally.
None of our guests had visited GJS before and many of them said that once they stepped through the front door they no-longer felt they were in Manchester; more like a New York loft space (despite the Manchester rain!).
The wedding breakfast was wonderful; we couldn’t fault the food or the service and all of our guests commented on the quality of the food. In the evening we opted for midnight munchies followed by Bailey’s and cookies and the service was wonderful – the staff were attentive without being overbearing our evening guests especially loved the chip cones!
The next morning all of our belongings, left over cake and lost cards were waiting for us – at some point between 2am and 8am the staff had collected together everything left over from our wedding (even including our table confetti!) and boxed it up ready for us to take home.
I would recommend GJS to anyone looking to hold an event or stay at a true 5* hotel in Manchester city centre. I can’t wait to return to GJS.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a stone's throw from Manchester's most exclusive shopping areas, restaurants and theatres, this original Victorian school house has been transformed into a chic townhouse hotel with unique, individually designed bedrooms and suites alongside stylish lounges and Oyster Bar.The Old School House also boasts stunning entertainment rooms and features Manchester only Eclectic Roof Terrace available for exclusive use for your own tailor made event.Being madly eclectic, all of our rooms have a personality of their own, giving the guest a unique experience every visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great John Street Manchester
- Hotel Great John Street