About Us

The Lighthouse Venue is a major new centre in Manchester providing a variety of high quality conference and event facilities.

Strategically positioned on the Broadway link road between the M602 motorway and the new Media City UK complex, The Lighthouse Venue is just 2 minutes away from the M602, providing quick and easy access from the M6 and into Manchester City Centre. The Ladywell Metrolink stop is just 5 minutes walk away and free onsite car parking is available. 

The Venue houses 4 different facilities:

On the ground floor is The Cardo, a brand new 800-seater auditorium with a 6-metre wide screen and state of the art PA facilities.

On the first floor there are a variety of rooms:

  • The Regency Suite, with space for up to 200
  • The Centenary Suite which seats up to 50 and includes a wall mounted 42-inch screen
  • The Lowry Suite for groups of up to 20 wanting to meet in more intimate surroundings

Floor plans of each room can be seen on the Rooms for Hire page.

All rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with comfortable chairs and tables to your requirements. Each is well equipped with 13 amp sockets and phone/internet points. Wireless internet access is available throughout the building.

There is a spacious breakout area on the Mezzanine floor for anyone using the Regency and Centenary Suites or the Boardroom. The ground floor includes a spacious reception area and The Venue Café, our own in-house café facility providing high quality refreshments.

Catering facilities are available to suit your needs, whether it be coffees and teas during a break, an evening banquet, or lunch for 500. For more details see our Facilities page.