First, let's start with the reason why I wrote the list of our top 10 venues. We are asked all the time if we know any good venues, I always seem to recommend one of these 10 depending on what someone is looking for.
These venues are the hidden gems you feel everyone knows about them except you. So when you do find them, it's like finding out a secret, hiding in plain sight.
All these venues are run by good people, who are willing to help you with your event. I haven't written them in any order and all the information about them is on our venue page.
Cheadle Social Club
Right in the center of Cheadle village with lots of parking available. The people that work at the club are fab. The function room is rather large actually, it has a small kitchen that we use as a staging area. There is a large carpeted area with seating, good size dance floor and a stage for a band or DJ. It is a ground floor room and wheelchair accessible.
Cheadle Hulme Conservative Club
Before I went to live in the USA, I had my wedding reception here in 1990. You can imagine that all these years later, dropping off a party is quite surreal especially as the first time I went I didn't recognise it. This is a fabulous room with split levels, and a dance floor and can hold up to 100 people. If you fancy hiring this room ask for Debbie, she's available most nights, and a good time to call is between 7 - 11 pm.
Romiley Liberal Club
Has a great big function room upstairs, this room could do with some TLC and I recommend you take a tour before you book. The room has a stage and a private bar. The downstairs bar is for members only. The staff are all friendly.
Cheadle & Gatley Conservative Club
Very large open function room with a capacity to hold 120 partygoers. It's an upstairs room with a large Kitchen. The location is great too, it's not far from Cheadle High Street.
Stockport Cricket Club
The first time I got to this place I was quite gobsmacked. Not only did I not know it was there but when I went upstairs to set up and saw this huge window looking out on the pitch and this lovely wooden floored room, I just wanted to do all my parties here and the staff are really friendly.
The Grove Bar
This place impressed me, we set up the buffet, the man in charge was extremely helpful and the room reminds me of a night club style venue rather than a spacious room that needs people to fill it. It had little nooks and sitting areas. It's definitely a place you dress nicely too, and maybe even have a swanky party, I could see myself drinking bellinis here.
Wilmslow Conservative Club
A Great looking venue, there is a balcony upstairs with a lovely view, and the balcony is just off the main function room. They really look after the place. A great venue for both a sunny afternoon or a summer evening. There are also some smaller rooms that would be ideal for meetings.
LMRCA Railway Club - Altrincham
Nice large function room and a lounge area too. The staff are friendly and helpful. It also has a couple of outside areas for smoking or summer supping.
Lovely venue in the middle of Stockport and will give your event a classy look, we love this space. The function room is on the 1st floor and benefits from a rooftop garden, so as you can imagine, be lucky enough to have booked this venue on a gorgeous day and you can have a gorgeous outside party.
Dean Row Village Hall
Now, this is what I'm talking about, a hidden gem, it can only be accessed one way and has 2 very large function rooms, a stage and a kitchen.
There are loads of function rooms in South Manchester and if you find yourself stuck on where to book, use our list, be sure to book well in advance and if you hire one of these venues because you saw it on this list and then hire us, let us know and we will gift your event with free food.
If you feel this list is outdated we do have an updated venue page where we put all our favourite venues and venues we love working with – take a look here >>
If you are a venue in South Manchester and would like to be on this list get in touch and we’ll come and take a tour. firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog post by Lorna Robins head Buffet Hero a family catering business in Stockport.