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We understand some days in your life are extra special. We really do. And we appreciate that few, if any, are more important than your wedding day. You want to know it’s in safe, capable, passionate hands. As many of our hotels are licensed for civil ceremonies, we’re also happy to host your actual wedding as well as your reception. Whatever your choice, when you get hitched, we’ll make sure your special day goes without a hitch. That’s a Hallmark promise.

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A weekend in Manchester: Top things to do


As the biggest city in Northern England and one steeped in history and character, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Manchester. Here are some ideas for your checklist if you’re planning a weekend in the city:

2943739_711827dbMuseums and art galleries

Lovers of art and history are never at a loss in Manchester. For a start, the People’s History Museum focuses on the lives of ordinary people in the city over the last 200 years.

640px-The_Manchester_MuseumMeanwhile, the Manchester Museum has the largest collection of Egyptian artefacts in Britain, and displays a complete dinosaur skeleton.

The Whitworth Gallery has recently undergone a £15m refurbishment to house its extensive collection, while the Manchester Art Gallery is one of the top art museums on Britain, housing works that cover six centuries.football-1071421_960_720

Football

Lovers of the beautiful game can indulge their passion with a tour of Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground, or rivals Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. Etihad_Stadium_-_The_ground_2015 If you’re neither red nor blue but still love the sport, the National Football Museum is a must-visit.

Eating and drinking

Chinatown.london.700pxIf you love Asian flavours, then Chinatown has a host of acclaimed Chinese restaurants.

Indian food enthusiast should head for the Curry Mile in Rusholme – an area two miles from the city centre that has around 70 places that serve the nation’s cuisine.640px-Curry_Mile

Those looking for the trendiest bars and eating places should go to the Northern Quarter, with its reputation for alternative and bohemian culture

6795501822_a0732af63e_bFor top European food, why not eat at the Gallery Restaurant at our Hallmark Hotel Manchester Willowbank?

Entertainment

There are several theatres in Manchester, including the 1962440_4785eaacPalace and the Opera House.

‘Home’ is a centre for contemporary art, theatre and film that hosts an eclectic program of films, plays and visual arts.

Hallmark - Willowbank Manchester 162Relaxation

With so much to see, the best place to relax afterwards is at our Best Western Hallmark Hotel Manchester Willow Bank where our comfortable beds encourage a deep uninterrupted night’s sleep.

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