Manchester Hall Wedding – Jessica & Philip

On the 30th of December 2023, the enchanting St. Mary’s Church, known as the “Hidden Gem,” became the backdrop for a wedding that will forever be etched in the hearts of Jessica and Philip. As the year drew to a close, their love story began a new chapter, filled with joy, love, and timeless elegance.

The Hidden Gem: St. Mary’s Church

The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Church, a true hidden gem nestled in the heart of the city. The church’s stunning architecture and intimate atmosphere created the perfect setting for Jessica and Philip to exchange their vows. As the couple stood before the altar, surrounded by loved ones, they embarked on a journey that would bind them together for a lifetime.

Meal at Piccolinos Caffe Grande: Family and Friends Gather

After the church ceremony, Jessica and Philip, along with their family and friends, enjoyed a heartwarming meal at Piccolinos Caffe Grande. The intimate gathering allowed them to savor precious moments with their loved ones before the evening festivities.

Evening Reception at Manchester Hall: An Elegant Celebration

The evening reception took place at Manchester Hall, a historic venue known for its timeless charm. The grandeur of the hall perfectly complemented the elegance of the occasion. Guests were greeted with a warm and inviting atmosphere, setting the stage for a night of celebration.

Jessica and Philip’s winter wedding on the 30th of December 2023 was a celebration of love and elegance. Every detail, from the stunning venues to the exquisite attire and heartfelt moments, came together to create a day that will be cherished forever. As the year came to a close, their journey as a married couple began, and it was a journey filled with the warmth and beauty of their winter wedding.

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The Bride’s Elegance: Ava Rose Hamilton

Jessica was the embodiment of grace in her wedding gown from Ava Rose Hamilton. The dress, a masterpiece of lace and silk, draped elegantly over her figure. The intricate details and delicate train added to the timeless beauty of the bride. As she walked down the aisle, she left a trail of admiration in her wake, and the look on Philip’s face as he saw her for the first time spoke volumes of his love and awe.

The Groom’s Elegance: Whitfield and Ward

Philip, equally dashing, wore a tuxedo from Whitfield and Ward. The classic black tuxedo was perfectly tailored, and he looked every bit the debonair groom. The attention to detail in both the bride and groom’s attire showcased their commitment to making this day unforgettable.

Makeup Artistry: Anna McClen

Anna McClen, the makeup artist, highlighted Jessica’s natural beauty. The soft and elegant makeup complemented her features, allowing her radiance to shine through on her special day. Jessica’s makeup was the epitome of timeless bridal beauty.

Hair Styling: Hair Creations by Colette

Hair Creations by Colette worked their magic on Jessica’s hair. Her hair was styled into an exquisite updo, adorned with delicate accessories that added a touch of sophistication to her overall look. Every strand was perfectly in place, ensuring that Jessica looked nothing short of breathtaking.

Floral Elegance: Bud and Pot

Bud and Pot, the florists, created stunning floral arrangements that adorned both the church and the reception venue. The floral color palette of deep reds, whites, and lush greens perfectly captured the essence of winter. From the elegant bouquets to the breathtaking altar arrangements, every floral creation was a work of art that added to the overall beauty of the day.

The Modern Rolls-Royce Phantom: A Grand Arrival

Jessica and Philip arrived in style in a modern Rolls-Royce Phantom. The sleek and luxurious car added a touch of grandeur to their special day, making their arrival and departure nothing short of regal.

The Cake: Belle Bakes It

Belle Bakes It crafted a wedding cake that was not only visually stunning but also a delicious treat. The multi-tiered cake featured intricate detailing and a flavor that left guests craving for more. It was a true centerpiece at the reception, showcasing Belle Bakes It’s impeccable craftsmanship.

Entertainment by The Skynights: Dancing the Night Away

The Skynights, the evening’s entertainment, kept the dance floor alive with their electrifying performances. Their music filled the air, and guests danced the night away, celebrating the love and happiness of Jessica and Philip.

About Manchester Hall

A uniquely historic venue situated in the heart of Manchester city centre. Formerly a Freemason Hall, Manchester Hall was designed in 1929 by architect Percy Scott Worthington. After a multi-million pound restoration, Manchester Hall now combines traditional structure with contemporary glamour, making it the perfect venue hire for weddings.

Manchester Hall is home to some of the UK’s most popular restaurants including Honest Burgers and Dishoom. Award-winning Masons Restaurant Bar can be found on the ground floor of the building and their ethos is to always provide locally sourced produce, Independently farmed and creatively prepared.

Vanitas Bar resides in the centre of the building and is home to some of the northwest’s best DJs, live musicians, and a private bar.

Facts About Manchester Hall

  • A Grade-II listed former Freemasons Hall in the popular Spinningfields area of Manchester.
  • 14 unique rooms for ceremonies and wedding breakfasts with space for up to 500 guests!
  • The John Rylands roof terrace with sweeping views over the Manchester cityscape.
  • The popular Goulburn Suite with lavish original features and a grand design dating back to 1920.
  • A unique spiral staircase with modern lighting fixtures makes for an excellent wedding portrait location.
  • 8 brand new uniquely furnished bedrooms.
  • The Vanitas main hall for evening parties and events.

How can you get in touch with Manchester Hall about weddings?

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Call via – 0161 832 6256

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Address – 36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT

Instagram – manchester_hall

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