The beautiful Manchester building that’s like a year-round wedding fair

From flowers to fabrics to hen dos.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 9th March 2023

Mancs who are getting married this year might be staring at quite a long to-do list, with absolutely loads to organise before your big day. 

Wedding fairs have become a popular fixture for brides- and grooms-to-be, full of inspiration and suppliers to meet – but the challenge of those is that they don’t come around all that often. 

But the Royal Exchange building in Manchester is home to a surprising number of businesses who can help you craft the perfect wedding day, from the proposal all the way through to the day itself. 

Inside the historic building you’ll find everything from clothing retailers to jewellers to florists to hair salons.

Brides who’ve found their dream dress can call on Alterations Boutique in the Royal Exchange Arcade to get the perfect fit – the team specialise in working with delicate fabrics and offer complimentary consultations. 


Newcomer to the Grade II-listed building, Royal Exchange Flowers, can help with your bridal bouquets, your button holes, or more large and lavish floral arrangements for your wedding. 

Got a mother of the bride or mother of the groom with nothing to wear on the day? Sean Rayment boutique on Old Bank Street has designed brands with must-have styles, including accessories like fascinators and a personal shopping service with Sean himself. 


You can also call on Moss Bros, where there’s the option to rent a suit or buy one. 

Need your wedding bands, engagement rings or gifts for the bridal party? Get yourself along to one of the many jewellery shops inside the Royal Exchange. 

Jenny Jones Jewellery has beautiful vintage and one-off bespoke pieces, Arthur Kay Jewellers has been selling quality jewellery and watches from esteemed brands for over 125 years, and Diamond Heaven specialises in diamond rings. 

The beautiful Grade II-listed Manchester city centre building has everything under one roof / Credit: Royal Exchange

Then there are high-end watches at Swiss Watch Shop, and pre-loved and brand-new engagement rings at Mays Jewellers. 

Getting closer to the day itself? Time to book in at Razors Edge Hair & Beauty in the Arcade to create the perfect up-do, or The Butchers Chop Shop who specialise in grooming for short hair.

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Royal Exchange even has a few venues for pre-wedding parties, like cocktail masterclasses at Fridays or afternoon tea at Annies. 

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Featured Image – Royal Exchange