You can now get married inside cult Northern Quarter institution Afflecks

Afflecks has secured a marriage license and will soon be able to welcome couples for weddings.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 24th August 2023

Northern Quarter cult favourite Afflecks (known to most of us still as Affleck’s Palace) has officially become the newest place to get married in the city after its team secured a marriage license.

The world-famous shopping emporium is home to all sorts of quirky and individual shops and spaces, including an anime cafe with real maids, and will be opening up five unique areas to lovers set on getting hitched.

Super romantic, small ceremonies with up to 30 guests will be the order of the day, and all the spaces can be dressed and adapted for a perfectly unique and alternative place to declare true love. 

These span the market’s pink sakura-drenched Animaid Cafe, Afflecks’s iconic poster wall, a spiritual shop filled with a multitude of incense and spell books, the stunning diner-esque Ginger’s Comfort Emporium with its checkered floor and deep red booths, and the ever-nostalgic Afflecks cafe.

Afflecks’s matrimonial license comes in time to celebrate the Manchester Pride Festival, where this year’s theme is Queerly Beloved to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of marriage equality in the UK.


Speaking on the news AJ Martyn, General Manager at Afflecks, said: “Afflecks has always been a place that embodies love in all its forms, creative freedom and equality – as well as a welcoming, safe space for all.  

“The LGBTQ+ community has forever been at the heart of our emporium and we’re excited to celebrate this year’s Manchester Pride theme and 10 years of marriage equality by opening our doors to ALL couples who may be looking for an inclusive, creative, and unique space in which to say ‘I Do’.


“We’ve always believed that love is love and we can’t wait to welcome couples to our independent emporium and help them create an alternative day of their dreams at Afflecks.” 

The whole Afflecks family is on hand to help couples create the perfect and completely independent day as the emporium is the perfect treasure trove to find alternative wedding essentials all under one roof.

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