Wedding reception

Let us introduce you to the most unique wedding ceremony/reception (party venue)
in Manchester.

If you are looking to host your reception or after party in a unique venue; I mean
somewhere that doesn’t just churn weddings out to their own format, (as in that
doesn’t pull a stretchy chair cover over their poor innocent chairs and hike up the bar
prices), then you’re in the right place.

Dry Barge wedding events was born out of a conversation I had with a very cool and
creative couple at one of my events onboard, we were discussing why it was so
difficult to find an alternative, cool, unusual wedding venue that would embrace
individuality and suit creative couples. Here we are on Dry Barge!
After the ceremony we can tailor the cruise to your requirements. Our unique venue
can be used for a stationary event or we can embark on a gentle cruise down the
historic Bridgewater canal. The boat can be decorated, there are flexible catering
options and bar packages available. We also highly recommend our resident DJ to
rock the boat!

We can accommodate up to 60 guests, Dry Barge can collect guests, for example
from outside Sale registry office and transport you into City Centre or an alternative
venue such as Hotel football or Dukes 92, The Wharf.
Do you want a wedding ceremony a little different from the usual? Outdoors under
the sky, on a barge, in a woodland, on the beach? Don’t believe this is possible?
Well, it is possible – Dry Barge have partnered with, a celebrant company owned
and run by sought-after Celebrant Sue Williamson, and she will work closely with you
to create the ceremony of your dreams.

Weddings can be held anywhere, once you have the legal bit done.
Choose the venue, location, time, the words, what’s included – no restrictions, it
really is your day, your way.​

Simply Ceremonies books only one wedding a day, so there is no time pressure, the
day is given over to you.

Please look at their website for more details and testimonials from happy couples, and
get in touch to arrange to meet up and have an informal, no-obligation chat about
your dream day.

Dry Barge is conveniently located in picturesque Castlefield in central Manchester.
Castlefield itself is atmospheric with typical northern landscape views, where trains
and trams rush over viaducts and the Bridgewater canal, barges meander
underneath. Remains of the Roman fort and the golden age of Victorian architecture
provides breath-taking views and make a dramatic backdrop for wedding

However, you choose to incorporate the barge into your special day, it will be a
unique and unforgettable experience. Call or email us to discuss your individual
requirements and we will do our best to accommodate.​

People love Drybarge

Come and visit us - you will love it too!

Thanks to you and the Bohemia crew for a amazing day on Saturday for Dave's 40th birthday.

Chris Wolstenholme

Every year we hire the boat for our Christmas party and every year they deliver the perfect party..A professional service throughout

Digital Next

Definitely the best way to get to the game, the match atmosphere now starts before reaching Old Trafford!

Glen Siddal