Manchester Sporting Club

36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT
The Manchester Sporting Club can be found within the walls of the Manchester Hall, one of the most iconic buildings in the City. Manchester Hall is an impressive Grade II listed former Freemasons’ Hall, whose facilities can be used by all Manchester Sporting Club members including our own exclusive area.
Telephone: 0161 832 6256

MSC Club Lounge

Our club lounge is dedicated exclusively to Manchester Sporting Club members. Members enter through a private entrance on the 5th Floor. The lounge is a comfortable open space where members can take meetings and network in a relaxed atmosphere. It has a retractable roof with Remote controlled glass pane revealing an outdoor roof top terrace. Relax in large comfortable armchairs with complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine, wine and wi-fi. Members can also take advantage of their discount at Mason's Bar & Restaurant located on the ground floor. Members can use the Club Lounge at Manchester Hall at any time between the hours of 8:30- 5:30 Monday to Friday. The space may be used for events in the evening and Saturday and Sunday. Mason's will be available during the evenings and weekends if needed. The club lounge is also available to members for hire and can seat up to 100 guests. You can also contact [email protected] if you would like to make use of the rooms at Manchester Hall.

The Goulburn Suite

The Goulburn Suite comprises of three separate rooms and an exclusive bar, making it perfect for larger parties. The main room in the Goulburn suite is adorned with a giant chandelier and vast domed ceilings – making it one of our most breathtaking rooms. The antique mirrored walls add to the immense feeling of space, the suite can accommodate for up to 200 guests. The room’s wallpaper is unique to Manchester Hall and if you look closely you will see it features the Manchester Hall logo, with the outline of the building. It also takes some of its patterns from the ironwork that features in the interior of the building. The room has a parquet central dance floor and a separate exclusive bar, making it perfect for wedding receptions.

The other rooms in the Goulburn Suite include the Goulburn Breakout Room, a cosy space perfect for getting away from the crowds, the Goulburn Bar, with a copper bar top and deep buttoned leather seating area and the Goulburn Lodge.

SET UP TYPES : Cabaret : 128 | Theatre : 200 | Boardroom : 80 | Drinks : 200

The Goulburn Lodge

The Goulburn Lodge Room has the most associations with the buildings Freemason’s history. Along with the wood paneling and seating running along each wall, this distinctive room features the original Freemasons’ chequerboard flooring and the all-seeing Eye of Providence is featured in the intricate plasterwork on the ceiling.

SET UP TYPES : Cabaret : 72 | Theatre : 103 | Boardroom : 80 | Drinks : 160

The Masons Restaurant Bar

Offering a club vibe with a modern, airy twist, the Masons Restaurant Bar is set to become one of Manchester’s hidden gems, offering superlative service and the very best food and drinks in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Along with our unique venue, the quality of the dining experience we offer is a major factor in choosing Manchester Hall, whatever the occasion may be.

Our restaurant boasts a multitude of different dining settings under one roof, catering for a plethora of requirements – from breakfast planning meetings, entertaining clients at lunch or enjoying a romantic evening meal. A Freemasons-inspired booth continues the playful take on the club theme and can also be booked for private dining.

The Drawing Room

This former Freemasons lodge is one of our most traditional rooms with extensive wood paneling. However, it can be styled to suit our guests’ requirements – from a more traditional dinner or meeting arrangement, to something else entirely.

SET UP TYPES : Cabaret : 32 | Theatre : 50 | Boardroom : 30 | Drinks : 50


The GALLERY with its central fireplace, oak panelled walls and plaster cornices has a regal quality, perfectly maintained since the building was first opened. The GALLERY can be used as for banquets and private dinner parties, or as a reception area for your guests before dining in any of the other suites. It is also ideal for fashion shows as the long, rectangular shape of the GALLERY is perfect for a central catwalk.

The room has connecting doors to both the Club Room and the Drawing Room, which is perfect for evening entertainment and dancing. Features of the GALLERY include floor to ceiling period windows running down one side, which open to a narrow balcony overlooking Bridge Street and with views to The Square With No Name.

SET UP TYPES : Cabaret : 48 | Theatre : 100 | Boardroom : 52 | Drinks : 100

The Study

This is one of the more intimiate rooms available in Manchester Hall. Its size and shape are optimized for smaller, off-site business meetings. It can be arranged for tea and coffee to be provided for any meetings booked in the Study.

SET UP TYPES : Cabaret : 32 | Theatre : 50 | Boardroom : 30 | Drinks : 50

The Library

The Library is another room that has multiple functions, much like the Club Room. It can be booked as an intimate standalone space or as an ancillary room for larger events. It has a feature black marble fireplace and pointers to its Freemasons past, including in the old books that line the bookshelves.

SET UP TYPES : Cabaret : 32 | Theatre : 50 | Boardroom : 30 | Drinks : 50
Manchester Sporting Club
The Colony
Altrincham Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LY
The Colony HQ offers ample parking for members and their guests, we are excellently located for fast access to and from Manchester Airport, the M56, Manchester City Centre and Wilmslow.
Please note: Sporting Club members have 5 days access per month.
Contact The Colony HQ today for more information or to arrange a tour of our facility.
Tel: 01625 254000

HQ Meeting Room

Whether you need to hold a meeting, presentation, team event, training session or interview, our meeting rooms are ideal.

Situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, the HQ can be easily accessed from Manchester Airport.

Simply fill in the form below and a member of the team will get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Conference room

Conference room seating up to 24. Equipped with conference telephones, HD screens for presentations and tea, Nespresso coffee and water.

Confidential meeting room

6 person confidential meeting room, located within the Colony's private offices, for those seeking additional privacy.


A uniquely designed covered terrace available for Conferences, Team Building, Awards Events, Birthday Events and Weddings makes the most of the idyllic views with surround glass windows and retractable roof, perfect for any weather. With a capacity of up to 110 guests for dining, 80 cabaret, 150 Theatre and 250 for evening reception its the perfect space for your Meetings, Events and Weddings. With doors straight out onto manicured lawns, make the most of the outdoor space. A Multiuse room available for your Meetings, Events and Weddings, it really does have it all.


The HQ is first and foremost designed for people with very high expectations of their workspace.

Our members will find this exclusive enclave perfect for working, client entertaining and confidential off site meetings and will feel at home among its polished interiors.

Entrepreneurs will appreciate its contemporary, interior-designed space. Consultants will find space to stretch out and bring together colleagues and clients, supported by lightning-fast connectivity and state of the art hardware.

At the same time, this workspace is also a workstyle. The HQ is a place to unwind, to enjoy a welcoming and well-stocked bar, delicious light snacks, and be able to network socially with like-minded professionals.

Just outside Wilmslow, minutes from Manchester Airport and with easy access to the M56, The HQ is your office and your club. Memberships also offer a regular shuttle service throughout the day, see membership for details.