Event caterer and management agency the Concerto Group officially opened its new event space, Hallé St. Peter’s in Manchester, 11 September, with a cocktail reception for 165 invited guests.
Following a multi-million pound refurbishment this deconsecrated church in Ancoats has been transformed into a flexible space for entertaining, complete with high ceilings and unique original features. The Grade II listed building can accommodate up to 230 guests, and is suitable for parties, lunches and dinners, meetings and conferences, christmas parties, weddings and more.
Singer Afrika Funetes entertained guests, while Springbank provided floral decor and theming for the event.
Concerto offers fully inclusive packages for events at Hallé St Peter’s. Technology and AV support is included on-site, along with free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation will also soon be available at nearby boutique hotel Hotel Gotham, which is due to open next spring.
St Peter’s Church was the first Anglican Church to be built in the predominantly Roman Catholic community of Ancoats. The parish ran for just over 100 years, surviving the Manchester Blitz during the Second World War before closing in 1960. Thanks to various trusts and funds, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, the building was restored and converted for use by the Hallé Orchestra and associated ensembles, as well as events.
The venue had hosted an acclaimed version of Macbeth last July with Kenneth Branagh, part of the Manchester International Festival.
Concerto Group CEO, Teresa-Anne Dunleavy said: “Hallé St. Peter’s is an elegant Manchester event space which we’re sure our clients will love. This venue creates the perfect backdrop for a wide range of occasions; we’re looking forward to hosting some special events here.”
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