Etc. venues to open first Manchester space

Etc.venues will open its first Manchester training, meeting and conference venue in October at 11 Portland Street in Piccadilly.

CGI of etc.venues
CGI of etc.venues

The eighth floor venue will be a  glass-clad, purpose-built 20,000 sq. ft. space offering daytime and evening corporate event-goers views across the City in three directions.

Clients will have access to 15 flexible rooms, including a suite for up to 300 delegates in theatre style. There will be exhibition space and opportunities for exclusive use of parts of the venue, including a dedicated separate entrance.

Etc.venues Manchester will also feature on-site dining and a bar as well as its own theatre kitchen and all-day grazing and unlimited tea, coffee and snacks are included in day delegate packages. All rooms will be fitted with NEC projectors and screens and free Wi-Fi.

Dominic James, operations head for etc.venues Manchester, said: "This inward investment in Manchester is a significant expansion for us in the UK events market. We’re on a mission to help organisations create memorable experiences for their staff and clients and we’ve always wanted to commit to Manchester. Longstanding clients have been telling us for years that they want city centre spaces in this area with natural daylight and they want something different, stylish and well-connected.  So here we are, putting the contemporary back into conferences."

Etc.venues will also take over the third and fourth floors of County Hall in autumn. The new third floor offers an additional 25,000 sq ft and 12 rooms including The Waterloo Suite for up to 200 cabaret style, as well as additional suites for meetings and training events.

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