Weddings at Great John street

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Possibly Manchester’s most urban wedding venue, this original Victorian school house has been transformed into a chic luxury townhouse hotel. The unique atmosphere may charm and bewitch you from the moment you step inside, with the pewter bar, striking overhead chandelier and the showpiece south facing Rooftop Lounge and Playground alongside 30 individually designed bedrooms and suites. 

Great John Street is a versatile venue able to accommodate intimate weddings of just close friends and family to the ultimate house party for up to 200 guests. 

Licensed for civil ceremonies in several areas | Cater for formal sit-down wedding breakfast and informal wedding breakfasts including summer & winter BBQ's or hog roast | Exclusive use of the hotel is available.

Private hire areas include:

Rooftop Lounge and Playground for ceremonies and receptions up to 120 guests | Library or Headmaster’s Office for more intimate ceremonies or private dining | Boys' & Girls' classrooms for family ceremonies and dinners | On the ground floor the Oyster bar, Library, Mezzanine, Kitchen and Headmaster’s Office hold up to 200 guests.

Images provided by: Jon Thorne Photography | David Stubbs Photography | Jonny Draper Photography | Katy Lunsford | 

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Our Testimonials

We wish to offer our many thanks to the wonderful couples who take time to write to us with their compliments of their special day…
With Love, Eclectic x

We have recently got married at GJS and it was the most perfect venue... from the initial booking with the wonderful Lauren... her organisation, patience, understanding, helpfulness... we could go on and on!! She treated us like royalty and ALWAYS had a smile on her face! Then we met the WONDERFUL Jordan... who continued to look after us, nothing was EVER too much trouble... he was so on the ball, so calm and an absolute professional at what he does. He was amazing. Carole continued to the very end in the same vein.. The receptionists are so friendly and personal.. the bar staff.... hardworking, polite and friendly.... the waiters and waitresses... WOW!!! So friendly, so polite, unique, and we loved the way you place down our courses!! Then... there was Alan! What a guy!! So so so very helpful... so professional and what a great smile!!!! We could go on and on and on!,,,, you are a wonderful team and we wish you all complete an utter success at your hotel.. you have worked so hard for it and you deserve it. Thank you so very much for everything. We will miss you all!

Steve & Emma Legg

From start to finish, the team at Great John Street Hotel, in particular Lauren and Martina were superb. We had the most perfect wedding imaginable. We had the top floor including the heated outside veranda which was perfect even taking into account the November weather. The hotel itself is stunning and has a quirky but classy feel which really helps set it apart from the average wedding venue. My wife and I would recommend Great John Street whole heartedly, it was simply perfect !

Simon Clough

We had our wedding here on 2nd December 2017 and could not fault the hotel or the staff in any way. We booked Great John Street Hotel in February 2016 and we were very looked after the whole time. Lauren and Jordan in particular were fantastic. Our guests commented throughout the day and evening about how great everything was, the food and the hotel staff especially. They really made our special day perfect. The rooms were stunning and I love their duplex design. If you are thinking about having your wedding here then please do, everything was amazing and we are so sad it is all over. I have also been to the hotel for drinks and afternoon tea, every time I visit I have an amazing experience.

Simpkins & Inman

We had the most amazing day and couldn't have asked for anything more. We had high expectations and all of them were surpassed from start to finish. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff at Great John Street Hotel, especially the chefs as the food was absolutely incredible and all our guests commented on how amazing it was. A special thanks to Tom who couldn't do enough for us, to Isabelle who made sure everything ran so smoothly (her attention to detail was perfect and her support for me and Paul throughout the day meant a lot) and also to Carol who continued the exceptional service to the end. Lastly, on a personal note - you have been absolutely amazing. One of the main reasons why we chose Great John Street Hotel was because of you. From our first meeting we had absolute confidence in you and that you would deliver everything we had wished for on our special day and you really did. We cannot thank you enough and we'll definitely be coming back. Once again, many thanks,

Mr & Mrs Hulley

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