LAST UPDATED:20 June 2012 at 5:20pm

It's one of the city's sleekest venues, with a sweeping glass frontage and river views.

Naturally, it was the five-star choice for WAG Coleen Rooney's hen do. There are nine licensed function rooms including the Grand Ballroom, plus the smaller Presidential Suite. And with 165 designer bedrooms, guests can party until their head hits the pillow.

The next day, they could take their pick of tailored packages at the spa to soothe a hangover.

Ceremony capacity: 400; Food cost per head: £35; House wine: £20; Corkage: £15; Marquee available

The Lowry Hotel; 0161 827 4035;

LAST UPDATED: 14 April 2011 at 2:10pm

For a modern city wedding, you can't beat the five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester's regenerated docklands. It's one of the city's sleekest venues, with unrivalled river views. There are eight licensed function rooms, plus the smaller Private Dining Room and Presidential Suite.

GUEST LIST 280 ThE BILL Packages from £35pp, plus menu liCENCE? Yes CONTACT 01618 274035;