Why Manchester Is The Perfect Location To Host Your Multi-Day Event


The ambitious city of Manchester has worked its way up to be known as the capital of the North. Being the city to first introduce a professional football league and create the first programmable computer, Manchester has really put itself on the map.

As a city of innovation and holding the title of being a leading conference destination, Manchester is the perfect place for you to host your multi-day event.

Here are our top reasons why you should choose Manchester for your multi-day event location:


Manchester’s location is one of the main factors that draws visitors to its city centre. With plenty of big cities nearby, it’s easily accessible by road and public transport links. From further afield, the airport offers 225+ global connections - more than any other UK regional airport. With the hustle and bustle of the city, Manchester’s outskirts are just as appealing so you can choose whether you want to be in the middle of it all or not.

Transport links

As mentioned above, Manchester’s transport links are excellent and make travelling in and around super easy. From the metrolink to the bus to the train and metroshuttle, you’ll never be short of a lift.

  • Metrolink: With 93 stops across the Greater Manchester area, metrolink trams make travelling easier. They run every few minutes and run until late evening.
  • Bus: Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network operated by different commercial bus companies. The individual operators will always have the latest information about your service.
  • Train: Manchester has a number of stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate, Castlefield and Victoria all have access to tram stops, taking you straight to the ground.
  1. Metroshuttle: Make use of Transport for Greater Manchester’s free shuttle bus, linking the main train stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses in Manchester City Centre.

If you’re flying into Manchester, there are both train and bus services that have routes to and from Manchester airport.

Unique setting

Manchester is home to hundreds of venues with a unique setting. For example, Emirates Old Trafford, the world-famous Lancashire Cricket pitch. With a number of event spaces on-site, all ranging in size, they are able to host a variety of events, from fashion shows, to award dinners, to conferences etc. This specific venue has seen some of the greatest of events, from the Cricket World Cup, to the One Love Concert led by Ariana Grande and other world class artists such as Beyoncé. In 2017, Emirates Old Trafford hosted The X Factor auditions with Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger as judges. 

X factor


Whilst Manchester has many venues, the accommodation available is just as impressive. From small little boutiques to Hilton Hotels, all of your delegates can easily be accommodated for during your multi-day event. Again, Emirates Old Trafford for example, has an on-site Hilton Garden Inn with 150 bedrooms, meaning your visitors can stay on-site throughout the whole event if they wish. If your delegates want to travel into the city centre during an afternoon or evening, they have the option to with easy local transport for example, there is a tram stop behind the venue along with bus stops and taxi services. 

Whatever activities you wish to host during your multi-day event, you can rest assured that Manchester will be able to accommodate.

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