Read what previous clients have to say about venue hire at IWM North:

  • Christmas Events at IWM North
    IWM, Main Exhibition Space, IWM North

    Last night was brilliant! The feedback from the business has been amazing so I wanted to pass on my thanks to you all for making it such a fantastic night. The creative lighting and digital animation, the snow globe, the karaoke, the chocolate fountain, the food, the drink, the DJ and the museum space itself have all been incredibly well received. If you could pass on my thank you to all the food and beverage staff, technicians, security and your team for a job well done. Merry Xmas and thanks again.



  • The whole event was handled perfectly. The best Christmas Party we have had. Many thanks.
    Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

  • The feedback has been fantastic. I don’t think anyone could have done a better job, outstanding.

    Late Rooms

  • Thank you for the effort you and your colleagues put into making our event such a success on Saturday night. Nothing appeared to be too much effort and the staff on the night were a credit to the museum. The Main Exhibition Space provided a stunning backdrop to our very prestigious dinner and the use of your in-house creative lighting and digital technology added greatly to the atmosphere and the overall experience of the evening. The feedback we have received from our members and guests has all been very complimentary.


    Chief Clerk, St John's Buildings

  • watershard conference set up IWM North
    IWM, Watershard IWM North

    I wanted to take the time to thank you both personally for the organisation of our seminar last week. Everything went perfectly. The room looked great, thank you for opening it up; it was much better and brighter with the partition opened. The food was fantastic. Everyone complimented me on the choice of location. One of the delegates said when we were having lunch that we could have been in Sydney or somewhere else exotic in the world and couldn’t believe how good Manchester looked from the café.

    Anyway, I would recommend your facilities to anyone, and would definitely use the museum again if the need ever arose. Nothing was too much bother. Thanks again for everything.


    Business Development Manager, Updata Infrastructure

  • The night was excellent. The waiting staff were very good, cheery and efficient.  You played a major part in the event and I cannot think of any aspect that you could have done better or where your service was found wanting. I have dealt with a number of establishments over the last 12 years in relation to Mess functions and the co-operation and professionalism I received from staff at IWM was the best that I have encountered. It made my work a lot easier.


    Greater Manchester Police, Senior Officer and Staff Mess

  • Last night went really well, the delegates enjoyed the venue and the food was great! Our bespoke digital wallpaper looked fantastic, please thank your team for their hard work leading up to the event.


    The Institution of Engineering and Technology

  • Artistic plate of food available as part of venue hire packages with Imperial War Museums
    © IWM

    Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the team for helping us make our evening at the Imperial War Museum such a success. Everyone from start to finish was a pleasure to deal with and we had amazing feedback about the venue and what a fantastic evening it was. We would have no hesitation in using the venue again and it will be a hard act to follow.


    Events Manager, AXA Insurance

  • We held our annual NPEx User Group at the Imperial War Museum North in July 2017, within the newly refurbished Watershard Conference Centre. Throughout preparations and the event itself, the team at the IWM North were simply wonderful and accommodated our requirements for the rooms perfectly. The lunch menu was fantastic and the views which we had overlooking the Quays were exceptional. I have received endless positive feedback from our delegates about the venue choice, location and lunch menu and I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone at the IWM North from the NPEx Team for making the NPEx User Group 2017 such a resounding success.


    The National Pathology Exchange