Set in Grade A listed Victorian vaults in a city centre location, The Arches is renowned for its versatility and daring spirit in hosting spectacular events.

Uninspired holding annual events in the confines of a hotel?
Looking for somewhere genuinely atmospheric and unique?
Do you dare to be different…?

The Arches is an adaptable, popular and impressive venue, ideal for holding gala dinners, staff parties, award ceremonies, product launches, cocktail receptions, themed dinner dances, training days, conference dinners and wedding parties.

Set in Grade A listed Victorian vaults, the brick arches have the enviable attraction of being both distinctive and extremely versatile.

Thanks to a highly experienced and famously dedicated in-house technical team, The Arches has already been transformed into a baroque banquet hall, a 60s party, Casino Royale, a Scottish Baronial hall banquet and a contemporary Scottish dinner and ceilidh, to name but a few. What will you turn it into? We’re always open to creating bespoke ideas specific to your needs.

The space is equally suitable for holding up to 700 people for a dinner or banquet, 2000 for a drinks reception, or for creating a small intimate event for 100-300 people using one or two arches.

Conference facilities are available for 150 – 200 attendees, with stage set and raked seating. Exhibitions are easily catered for throughout the ground floor. Syndicate breakout areas also available.

With catering packages to suit every budget, a late licence and reduced rates for city centre car parking, we can make organising your event a whole lot easier. Our location is enviable- only 10 minutes walk from the SECC & Hydro and we can obtain preferred rates for corporate clients at Jury’s Inn City Centre Hotel (subject to availability)…

Please click here for Arches Capacities.

Click here to view the Corporate hire brochure 2014


Gary McGuire: Corporate Events and Sponsorship Manager (Maternity Cover)
0141 565 1026 |

Jess Maloumi: Corporate Events and Sponsorship Co-Ordinator
0141 565 1005 |


Looking to host a Christmas party with a difference? Bookings are now being taken for Christmas 2015! Contact us now to check availability for your exclusive staff party and secure the best dates.


“…a fantastic event, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. All were extremely complimentary about the quality of the dinner at and how well organised it all was.”
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

“A big thank you to you and all the team. From the techies to caterers, you were faultlessly professional and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble which made our job far easier. The food was superb and hot. We have received fantastic feedback from our clients with [this] event being their event highlight.”
Default Blue Design & Marketing

“Excellent venue for launch of new Jaguar F-TYPE car, staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating from corporate team, tech staff, box office staff and staff in the café… [we] would be very happy to return.”
Jaguar Events

“Just wanted to thank you again so much for all the work you and your team put into last night – the venue looked fantastic and everything ran so smoothly. I really can’t speak highly enough of yourself and every staff member we dealt with from The Arches – so helpful and professional, as always.”
The List

“Really great night on Thursday and just wanted to formally say thanks for looking after us so well. Everything went really smoothly and our guests were so impressed with the venue, food and service. Please pass on our compliments to everyone who played a part. The place looked really stunning and the atmosphere was spot on for our awards party.”
William Grant & Sons

“A big thank you from the team here for all the help and support you gave us in the run up to and on the day of our event… The venue was great for our needs… positive all round.”
The Art of Living Lifestyle Show

“What can we say… THANK YOU so much for making our wedding such an amazing success. Please can you pass on our thanks to Grooms, the food was absolutely fantastic, and also to all of the staff at the Arches – people have commented at how efficient the service was at the bar, etc, and all of the tech (sound and lighting) was spot on. You really did make our day run so smoothly and allow it to be completely stress-free. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Arches as an event venue to anyone”
Bride and groom

“It was a pleasure to work with you and you did everything to help us out and cater to the client’s needs. On-site management was great and helped us deal with last minute logistical issues! A fabulous event that all the delegates enjoyed – thank you!”
Congrex UK Ltd

“A pleasure working with you – especially your flexibility with all our requests”
Institiut Staumann AG

“Your production team worked quickly and efficiently to turn the venue into the perfect space”

“The food, service and theming of the event were all excellent”
Burness LLP

“The clients had a great night and it was absolutely brilliant working with the Arches”
Maximillion Events Ltd

“Thank you for the most brilliant evening on Thursday. Feedback from our guests has been incredible, and the whole evening couldn’t have gone better.”
Hampton Medical Conferences