The Big Day

Make your big day truly unique with Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Explore our 18 studios for handcrafted bridal wear, wedding rings, gifts, cards, accessories and more. Our gift vouchers can be spent at any studio or workshop, and within our cafe, offering an independent alternative to a gift list for aficionados of contemporary craft and design. Our resident makers can bring a wealth of experience and creativity to your special day and can be commissioned make your dream wedding a reality.

Whether you know exactly what you want, or aren’t sure where to get started, we’ve got a few suggestions on how to tailor your perfect wedding…

RA Designer Jewellery specialises in bespoke designer jewellery including wedding and engagement ring commissions. Situated in Studio 5 on our ground floor, RA is also home to ‘The Marry Me Ring’. We are home to a range of jewellers, all with their own unique style, so there is sure to be something to suit your taste and personal style. Explore a taster of their work here.

Laura Fray Bespoke creates unique bridal wear and accessories from her first floor studio here at the Centre. Whether you’re unable to find your ideal styling or fit from an off the peg dress or dream of getting married in colour instead of conventional shades, Laura can work with you to create something truly special.

If the venue’s booked and wedding decor is on your mind, a trip to Manchester Craft & Design Centre is the perfect way to fire up your imagination and discover makers who can help set the scene for the big day. &made design and make a range of handmade gifts, accessories and home wares employing traditional skills with a modern twist. Founder, Andrea Lord is happy to discuss custom orders from her studio on our first floor.

Across our 18 studios you can find a range of handmade and independent cards, original artworks and accessories. Illustrator Kathryn Edwards is available for commission in immortalising the special location of your first date, or where you popped the question, in pen and ink. See her collection upstairs in Studio 25.


Manchester Craft & Design Centre is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:30pm in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Find out more and plan your visit here.