City Centre Venue Tips

ARE YOU PLANNING A CITY CENTRE WEDDING? THEN YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! WE ARE NOT ONLY BRINGING YOU THE MOST STYLISH CITY CENTRE WEDDINGS WITH INDUSTRIAL VIBES TO FEAST YOUR EYES ON! WE ARE BRINGING YOU GUEST EXPERTS, CITY VENUE REVIEWS, CITY WEDDING FASHION, CITY CENTRE HENS & STAGS AND DIY TIPS FOR ADDING THAT PERSONAL TOUCH TO YOUR CITY WEDDING! 

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How are your wedding plans coming? Have you had to re-schedule, or are you planning yours for 2021? Either way we hope all is going well for you, if you need any help don't hesitate to ask us we're on had to give any advice we can!

THIS WEEK, WE HAVE a city centre venue on the guest blog, the royal exchange theatre in manchester is an amazing venue choice for couples, with its beautiful stage for a ceremony and street like restaurant for your party, you can get creative and have a cool, modern wedding in the city!
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Why pick the city?

For urban wedding couples a city centre provides amazing backdrops from industrial heritage to skyscrapers and everything in between. With so many amazing venues with unique architecture, the buzz of the city is the ideal way to set the scene for your coming nuptials.

As Events Coordinator at the Royal Exchange Theatre I don’t shy away from extolling the virtues of Manchester city centre as the place to say, ‘I will’. We’ve held receptions until the wee hours with 180 guests air guitaring under domed ceilings, as well as intimate ceremonies for a couple and their four guests in the former board room. As you begin to plan, I wanted to give you some tips for organising a city centre wedding.

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city centre venue

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check what else is happening in and around the city!

From St Patrick’s Day to Manchester Marathon we love to celebrate as a community in our cities. Parades, sport, and concerts are a main staple throughout the year. When booking your date do check what else is on and plan-ahead for any road closures, book hotels early if you've chosen the same date  with a big concert or Derby match.

you could even Use the city’s events to your advantage, and incorporate the event into your day. We had a couple who celebrated their wedding the same weekend as Pride, so after their ceremony they and watched the parade. They also had guests dress in the colours of the rainbow, this made for a fabulous day that reflected the city inside and out.
city centre venue

Lottie Elizabeth Photography

Explore the city’s rich history

Urban venues have stunning architecture from Royal Exchange Theatre’s pillared hall with steel and glass theatre, to the local warehouse venues in traditional red brick and Edwardian town houses, we really do have it all. Whether it’s a former Cotton Exchange, Stock Exchange, a deconsecrated holy building or warehouse, get creative with the city’s architecture and embrace it. You can use the venue’s history in your programme or keep it as a theme running through the day, whether that’s a 1920s Gatsby vibe or Edwardian ball, have fun with it.

city centre venue

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Do get some great photos outside of your venue

As we are fully undercover Royal Exchange Theatre is ideal for all weathers (particularly Manchester’s). However, do make sure you scout out the streets, alleyways and squares near your chosen venue in order to minimise time spent moving around looking for that perfect street snap on the day.

Anna and Sean brought St Ann’s Square to life last October with Amy-Rose taking these stunning photographs. And we love the colourful and iconic shot of Rick and Sarah between the tramlines.

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Amy Rose Photography

city centre venue tips

Lottie Elizabeth Photography

Get up High

To get another view of the urban landscape try and get up high for a unique vista. We are lucky enough to have access to Royal Exchange Building’s roof garden (upon request) for wedding couples to have a glass of fizz and a birds-eye view of their city
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Amy Rose Photography

royal exchange theatre
city venue tips

Be Creative

When you go for an urban wedding setting you can break with tradition and try something new.

Get creative with your venue and see what works in the space. From glitter stations, confetti cannons, props and bouncy castles, make sure you embrace your ideas and let the creative juices flow. We love it when couples want to embrace the theatrical and create their own show on stage. Opening night posters or spotlights and sound effects it’s so much fun planning a dramatic, show-stopping wedding day.

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city venue tips

Lottie Elizabeth Photography

city venue tips

LOTTIE ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY

city venue tips

Chris Currie Photography

Supplier Credits

AMY-ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Currie Photography 

LOTTIE ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY


thanks So much to Amelia for YOUR city centre venue tips, if you're interested in this venue get 

in touch with amelia here

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