IN its decade of existence Vermilion Restaurant has been synonymous with spectacular. Combining interior design created by Miguel Cancino Martins of Buddah Bar fame with an equally lavish Thai/Indian cuisine based upon the seafood imported by owners Seamark, it has brought a peacock glamour to East Manchester.
Girls Aloud chose to host their break-up party in its cutting edge cocktail bar Cinnabar and it has been a backdrop for fashion, art and music happenings. Above all it has always been a celebration venue.
Now owners Seamark have spent an estimated £3 million on transforming a ground floor warehouse into The Vermiilon Hall, an events space to accommodate the demand for large scale celebrations, especially weddings. Both the 800-capacity Grand Suite and the smaller, 200-capacity Alan Turing Suite had already attracted a raft of bookings even before this week’s official opening by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Carl Austin-Behan.
It is not just Jennie Hill’s designs that have the Wow! factor. No expense has been spared on the details – the kitchen specifics are similar to Buckingham Palace’s, the astonishing lighting is from the team who handle London’s Albert Hall, the sound and video system is state-of-the-art.
ToM, though, was particularly taken with the beauty of the flower arrangements, shimmering chandeliers and historic artefacts collected by Seamark owner Iqbal Ahmed from across the world. A beautiful bar lounge and en-suite bridal room complete the package.
Of course such splendour doesn’t come cheap; dry hire of the full events space starts at £9,500.
For full details visit this link or ring their events specialists on 0161 202 0055 to organise a tour. The wedding package comes with an in-house planner tom handle every detail of the big day, eevn down to cake and photographer.
Vermilion, Hulme Hall Lane/Lord North Street, Sport City, Manchester, M40 8AD.