We got married here in August and can't praise the hotel staff enough for the attention to detail and finishing touches. We wanted to avoid a traditional wedding at all costs and just had a small ceremony with only immediate family in the rooftop lounge before all our friends joined us for a BBQ on the terrace (thank god the sun shone!!!) and partied hard afterwards.
Our friends were blown away by how beautiful the venue, the quality of the food, and how stylish the whole thing was. We were so impressed by how such a simple wedding could be transformed by the hotel into a really unique and special occasion.
We were lucky enough to book before they brought in the new policy of having to book a certain amount of bedrooms so I imagine the cost of having your wedding here is now eye watering - but if you are after something modern and stylish I would recommend it.
Yes the drinks are expensive and yes the 10% they add to eveything is a complete rip off but it was so gorgeous I'm willing to overlook that.
The advice I would give anyone getting married / having a civil partnership here is don't even worry about all the finer details - they are experts and will take care of everything for you so just leave it to them - they did an incredible job for us.
My only criticism of the Great John Street is that they are a nightmare about returning calls - not just when we were booking the wedding but also on other occasions when we booked their gorgeous Mother's Day afternoon tea (amazing) and Easter Sunday lunch (average), no one seems to pass on messages and no one ever returns your call and on the rare occasion when I did speak to our wedding co ordinator I got the impression it was an inconvenience so bridezillas beware! However all the staff we met running up to the wedding and during our stay were lovely.
- 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