Housed in a former Victorian schoolhouse in the centre of Manchester, Great John Street combines vintage cool with contemporary glamour.

The pièce de résistance, though, is the Roof Garden Playground. Its lounge is a favourite spot for ceremonies, before drinks on the south-facing terrace. After dinner, head to the stunning Oyster Bar (which can hold up to 180 for an informal reception) for dancing.The elegant overhead chandelier casts the perfect romantic glow.

Ceremony capacity: 100; Packages per person: £59

Great John Street Hotel; 0161 831 3211;