Our Rooms

The Large Hall

The large hall is our most versatile and popular room. It can seat up to a maximum of 120 seated on circular tables.

The room dimensions are 54′ 9″ by 40′, a total of 2190 square feet.

The hall seating can be configured to suit your event e.g. cabaret or theatre style.

The UIA Lounge

Refurbished in April 2011. Our lounge sponsored by UIA Insurance is an ideal venue for breaks during events.

Located next to the Large Hall and the Congress Room it is ideally placed for all social events.

It can also be hired on its own for small social events. The bar can be opened at any time on request. We hold a late licence.

The Congress Room

Congress Room grandly replicates the period of 1868 and is named after the first ever Trades Union Congress meeting held here in the Mechanics.

Adjacent to the bar/lounge it is often used for buffets during social events. It is also ideal for informal drinks receptions.

The Woods Room

The Woods Room seats up to 20 people boardroom style and is ideal for committee meeting or as a breakout room for larger events.

The Purcell Room

The Purcell Room can seat up to 12 people seated boardroom style. It is ideal for board meetings or as a breakout room during large events.

The John Tocher Room

The John Tocher Room can seat up to 100 people. The seating can be configured as cabaret, theatre, classroom or boardroom style to suit your event.

The Mary Quaile Room

The Mary Quaile Room can seat up to 40 people. The room can be set boardroom style or theatre style. The room is 16′ 9″ by 42′ 1″ a total of 705 square feet.

The Peterloo Room

Named after the Peterloo massacre in 1819. This room can hold up to 80 people. The room can be configured boardroom, classroom or theatre style.