New private rental location opens in the former Heathcotes Brewery in Winckley Square

23 Winckley Square will host weddings and other celebrations

A new private rental room has opened in Winckley Square.


23 Winckley Square opened in October in the building that housed restaurants run by award-winning, two-Michelin-starred chef Paul Heathcote, Heathcotes Brasserie and The Olive Press.

Paul, who lives in the Preston area, still owns the building and has converted the two dining spaces into one large venue for private rental, including weddings, celebrations, business meetings, cinema and television and public relations launches.

Paul Heathcote at 23 Winckley
Paul Heathcote owns 23 Winckley Square

With three bedrooms available for one, all for exclusive use and all-inclusive pricing, the venue also includes a cocktail bar, kitchen, clay pizza oven, entertainment stage, small walk-in closet, and private courtyard.

The whole room can accommodate up to 300 people.

A spokesperson for the venue said, “23 Winckley is not a vanilla hotel banquet space or a faceless reception hall; it’s special, different, quirky and original, allowing the client to make their event completely unique and like no other.

23 Winckley Square bar area
The bar at 23 Winckley is one of three rooms available for one, all for exclusive use

While 23 Winckley can recommend local partners, caterers, mixologists, pop-up bars and dressers, to artists and photographers, customers can also use their own suppliers.

All events booked and paid for in January and February will have a guaranteed second date of customer choice in 2023 at no additional cost, subject to availability. There is also a discount program with neighboring hotels, the Winckley Square Hotel and No. 10 Preston.

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The venue will host a free wedding evening on Thursday, January 13 from 4 p.m., in partnership with wedding specialists Little White Book.

The evening will feature food provided by preferred catering partners Foray Catering led by two Masterchefs: finalists The Professionals, as well as appetizers from nearby Fino Tapas and drinks from Mobile Mixology.

For more information, visit the 23 Winckley website, or send an email to [email protected]

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