Eye catching venue on Manchester's waterfront

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An iconic venue in Manchester, IWM North offers a range of spaces for your party or corporate event.

In the Main Exhibition Space, an AV-8A Harrier jump-jet provides a unique backdrop, while the purpose built WaterShard conference centre offers dedicated event space and state of the art AV technology. 

Main Exhibition Space

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Main Exhibition Space

A striking space for large events, featuring 360 degree digital wallpapers that can be tailored to your event for a unique sensory experience. 

Capacities

  • Seated Dinners  300
  • Reception  500

 

Harrier Jump Jet Space

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Harrier Jump Jet Space

Possibly the most unique venue in the north-west, greet your guests beneath an iconic aircraft for an experience they won't forget.

Capacities

  • Seated Dinners  70
  • Reception  260

The WaterShard

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The WaterShard

Opened in June 2017, the WaterShard provides dedicated private event spaces with state of the art AV technology, air conditioning and stunning views of The Quays and MediaCityUK. The flexible spaces offer a range of options for day time meetings for 2 to 120 delegates, and can be used for evening networking or dinners for up to 100 guests.

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Capacities

Watershard 1 & 2:

  • Theatre 120
  • Cabaret 80
  • Dinner 100
  • Boardroom 36

Watershard 3

  • Theatre 40
  • Cabaret 24
  • Dinner 30
  • Boardroom 18

Quayside

Quayside Reception at IWM North
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Quayside

IWM North, boasts a beautiful Quay Side offering views of MediaCityUK and The Quays, ideal for summer cocktail receptions.

Manchester Waterfront Location

Address: The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ

Transport: IWM North is easily accessible via the tram. Metrolink offers fast and frequent services from Manchester City Centre

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