LAST UPDATED: 16 July 2014 at 3:13pm

This Grade-II-listed hotel has long been the city's place to wed and oozes grandeur from the second you set foot on the lobby's checkerboard marble floor.


There are a whopping 11 spaces to choose from for your party - whether it's just your nearest and dearest in the Rolls Suite or an everyone-you-know extravaganza in the Alexandra Suite. Either way, make the most of your red carpet reception!

Ceremony capacity: 260; Plate cost per head: £56;

LAST UPDATED: 14 April 2011 at 4:10pm

This Grade II-listed mansion in the heart of Manchester is all about opulence. There's a team of wedding planners on hand and an award-winning restaurant, The French, where Becks wooed Posh on their first date. With four areas to hold a civil ceremony, the opulent Alexandra Suite (able to cater for 450 guests) and 312 bedrooms, The Midland is an ideal choice for a glamorous wedding on a grand scale.

GUEST LIST 450 THE BILL Menus from £39pp; drinks packages from £15.50pp. Minimum 50 guests for free room hire; cost depends on spend LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01612 363333;