Manchester Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

The end of University and College life is a big moment for anyone. That’s why you want the occasion to be as memorable as possible.

Friends, family and fellow students all make such days great fun and something to be remembered forever.

We can help with every aspect of planning and coordinating a graduation party or ceremony, so that everyone is sure to have an incredible time.

Proms in Manchester

Celebrate Prom Night in style!

Celebrate the end of exams, the end of school and the end of an era with our great Prom Packages.

We’ll help you make sure the party goes off in style, with up to 250 Prom Kings and Queens.

Let us take the strain of planning, so that the guests can get down to the serious business of partying.

Manchester Christenings & Naming Ceremonies

Christenings and Naming Ceremonies in Manchester

What better way to celebrate the christening of a child than surrounded by friends and family?

We can help you to plan every aspect of the happy day to ensure that it’s perfect.

Funeral wake venues in Manchester

Planning a Funeral Wake

Losing your loved one can be a difficult time and planning a wake for a funeral can be overwhelming, but we are here to provide an excellent range of services and our venue can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Our highly experienced team will help you organize the wake at our beautiful venue in Manchester and will arrange a funeral reception, managing caterers, florists, room layouts and everything else involved with a gathering of this nature.

Our experienced staff at Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel are here to help and can tend to your requirements with the sensitivity and professionalism you would expect.

From £12.95 per person, choose from a range of adaptable menu options for your reception. From morning and afternoon teas to finger buffets and sit-down meals, simply let us know what you’d like, and we’ll make it happen. We also offer a range of drinks packages to suit your budget.

You can find us at this address:

Portland Street
M1 4PH

Coronation Street The Tour

Coronation Street The Tour

Stroll down Coronation Street and be in the heart of the iconic British soap opera set.

Explore the sensational outdoor sets during the 80-minute experience, which includes the exterior of Coronation Street, Rosamund Street and the newly extended, Victoria Street.

Wander through Weatherfield on a fully guided tour and unravel filming secrets, take selfies and follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters.

Coronation Street The Tour, is just 24 minutes on the blue tram line from Piccadilly Gardens, just in front of Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

Science and Industry Museum

Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city’s achievements in these fields.

The 50-year-old museum is contained within a globally important heritage site comprising of 5 listed buildings, including two which are listed Grade 1.

Discover stories about ideas that changed the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

The Science and Industry Museum is only 15 minutes on the blue/purple tram lines from Piccadilly Gardens, or a 10 minute drive from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.



MediaCityUK is a 200-acre mixed-use property development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford and Trafford.

Follow in the footsteps of some of your favourite celebrities on a BBC or CBBC tour or get closer to the action as part of the audience at one of the many shows!

Walk down the famous cobbles of Weatherfield at Coronation Street The Tour, shop until you drop at The Lowry Outlet or take a boat trip on the Manchester Ship Canal

If history is for you, spend some time at IWM North with an award-winning immersive experience.

Media City UK is only 15 minutes drive or is just 24 minutes on the blue tram line from Piccadilly Gardens, just in front of Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

National Football Museum

National Football Museum

Visit the world’s biggest football museum, telling the stories of the game of our lives.

Discover how football became so popular by following stories through fascinating objects and exhibitions, including signed shirts, footballs used in the early 1900s and more!

Find out more about the game’s origins, relive the FA Cup fairy tales and explore the different aspects and issues that make the game such an integral part of our culture and society.

The National Football Museum is less than 10 minutes walk from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

Trafford Centre

Trafford Centre

Shop ’til you drop at the Trafford Centre, a well-known shopping and leisure destination where you’ll find top brands, high street favourites, delicious dining and exciting leisure attractions all under one roof, and only 6 miles from Mercure Manchester!

You will find clothing stores, shoes stores, electronics and so much more at Trafford Centre, with the interior styled as a homage to local history.

Why not grab a bite to eat in the UK’s largest food court, themed as a steamship or watch a film at the UK’s busiest cinema, attracting more than 28,500 visitors each week!

Trafford Centre is just 30 minutes by car or 45 minutes by bus from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

Chill Factore

Chill Factore

Chill Factore is a popular leisure destination for people of all ages located less than 4 miles from Manchester City Centre.

Situated right next to The Trafford Centre, which is widely recognized as one of the most beloved shopping centres, Chill Factore offers a wide range of exciting activities and attractions – why not try out the UK’s longest indoor snow slope.

The main slope is served by two drag lifts and in addition to the main slope, the centre features a beginner slope, a luge track, and dedicated snow play and tubing areas.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier or snowboarder, their Ski and Snowboard Lessons cater to all skill levels and abilities. Additionally, have a go at the Snow Fun activities, such as the thrilling Downhill Donuts, Ice Slide, and Snow games, to ensure that everyone can have a fantastic day of fun.

Chill Factore is located only 25 minutes by car from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

SEA LIFE Manchester

SEA LIFE Manchester

SEA LIFE Manchester, a magical underwater world, invites you to get closer to over 5,000 creatures including sharks, turtles and tropical fish.

Get the best view of majestic sharks, enchanting jellyfish and Ernie and Cammy – the magnificent giant green sea turtles.

Find out how it feels to touch a starfish, crab, scarlet cleaner shrimp and other sea creatures living in the interactive rock pool experience, plus learn all about the residents at the daily talks and animal feeds. Guaranteed to be a fantastic family day out!

SEA LIFE Manchester is located in Trafford Centre, and is just 30 minutes by car or 45 minutes by bus from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

Enter a world of colours, creativity and fun at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester.

The ultimate indoor Lego playground provides visitors with 3 rides, 10 Lego build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more!

See many landmarks of the North West, all in one room, made from over 1.5 million bricks. Admire the Blackpool Tower, look out for your favourite characters in a tiny Coronation Street set and get a bird’s eye view of Manchester in lego form.

Visit throughout the year for seasonal surprises – see the Christmas markets in the winter months, or see all the colours of the Manchester Pride parade in the summer, all made from tiny bricks!

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester is located in Trafford Centre and is just 30 minutes by car or 45 minutes by bus from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

Play Factore

Explore Play Factore in Manchester

With an indoor play area like no other, Play Factore in Manchester is the perfect spot for families who are ready for a day filled with fun and adventure!

You’ll be able to choose from a variety of activities that are ideal for families with toddlers, young children, and teenagers, including:

  • An indoor slide – spanning over 40 metres, this is the largest indoor slide in the UK which is available for children aged 5 – 16 and adults
  • A play frame – your family can enjoy navigating your way through a clever network of tunnels, slides and all kinds of entertaining obstacles including giant bubble balls, nets and more (suitable for children aged 5 – 16 and adults)
  • A dedicated toddler area – created for your little ones under 5, this colourful play area has a soft play area, slides, tricycles, and more
  • A laser tag area – fans of Star Wars can enjoy battling their way through the laser tag section, which is suitable for adults too
  • Interactive trampolines – the ValoJump interactive trampoline offers you the chance to play games on the trampoline or enjoy a fun, active workout
  • An indoor zip wire – thrill seekers will love zipping from one end of the building to the other on the indoor zip wire
  • A virtual reality pod – enjoy a virtual family adventure where your mission is to stop drones from conquering the galaxy!

How far is Play Factore from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel?

It’s only a 20-minute drive from our hotel to Play Factore.

Stay at our hotel near Play Factore

Whether you’re planning a short family break in Manchester or a longer city break during the school holidays, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is the ideal base for your adventures.

Choose between our double and twin rooms for up to 2 guests, or if you’d like to stay as a family unit you can opt for our family hotel rooms which have space for up to 4 guests.

You can also request an extra bed or cot for free – simply ask our team when you’re booking your rooms and we’ll arrange this for you.

Our hotel also has on-site dining available, including room service, and parking for hotel guests.

Ready for your city break in Manchester? Book your stay online, or contact our team on

Treetop Trek Manchester

Enjoy a treetop adventure with your family!

Get your adrenaline going at Treetop Trek Manchester and explore the great outdoors from new heights!

With a range of fun outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy:

  • Full trek: around 15 metres high, the full trek is perfect for thrill seekers who love a challenge! Walk through the scenic tree canopy straight in the heart of the woodland, passing over 20 obstacles including balance bars, swinging logs and zip lines!
  • Mini trek: around 5 metres high, the mini trek has 8 treetop challenges and 3 zip lines – it’s ideal for younger individuals or those who are more comfortable with a lower height.
  • Treetop nets: experience the bouncy nets high up in the trees, complete with giant bouncy balls, slides and walkways.

How far is Treetop Trek from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel?

It’s approximately a 25-minute drive from our hotel to Treetop Trek Manchester.

Stay at our hotel near Treetop Trek Manchester  

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Manchester city centre at Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel! If you’re planning a family break during the school holidays or want to treat your loved ones to a weekend away, our hotel is the perfect base for your adventures.

You can choose between our twin and double rooms, which can fit up to 2 guests, or if you’d prefer to stay as a family unit our family rooms can have space for up to 4 guests. You can also request an extra cot or bed for free – simply let our team know what you need when you’re booking your rooms.

Our hotel also has on-site dining available, including room service, and parking for hotel guests.

Ready for your city break in Manchester? Book your stay online, or contact our team on

Football stadium tours in Manchester

Football stadium tours in Manchester

Calling all football fanatics, step inside the world of Manchester United and Manchester City at their exciting stadium tours!

Manchester City stadium tour

Enjoy an immersive experience at the Etihad Stadium, where you’ll get to:

  • Take part in a unique press conference with a virtual Pep Guardiola
  • Explore the exhibition space and view the holographic content on display
  • Relax in the 360-degree cinema suite and learn about the history of the team
  • Walk through the iconic glass tunnel onto the pitch, stopping by the dugouts to see the game from the team’s point of view!
  • Visit the famous hospitality suite – The Tunnel Club

And there’s plenty of opportunities to take photos, including with the club’s latest trophies. If you’re planning a summer trip, note that the Etihad Stadium pitch will be under development in May and June – find out more on the club’s website.

How far is the Etihad Stadium from our hotel?

It’s approximately a 10-minute drive from our hotel to Manchester City’s stadium.

Manchester United stadium tour

Walk in the footsteps of some of football’s most iconic players at the Old Trafford in Manchester! On your tour of this world-famous stadium, you’ll get to:

  • Walk through the players’ tunnel and step out onto the pitch which has hosted some of the most memorable games in the club’s history
  • Explore the dugouts, and visualise the game from the players’ perspectives
  • Soak in your surroundings from the Ability Platform

How far is the Old Trafford from Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel?

It’s approximately a 10-minute drive from our hotel to Manchester United’s stadium.

Stay at our hotel near the Old Trafford and Etihad Stadiums

Manchester is home to two of the biggest football clubs in the world, both of which are less than 10 minutes away from Mercure Manchester Picadilly Hotel!

Enjoy unforgettable views of Manchester city centre in our unique city view hotel rooms, which have room for up to 2 guests. If you’re travelling with your family and need extra space, our family rooms are ideal for up to 4 guests. After a day of sightseeing, relax with delicious dining at our hotel or via room service if you fancy staying in! If you’re driving to our hotel, we also have on-site parking available.

To book your stay at our hotel, you can make a reservation online or contact us at