About The St James's Club

What is the St. James’s Club?​​​

The St James’s Club is a private members' club in Manchester's city centre. The Club was established in 1825 to provide a private venue where professionals could eschew the confines of their workplace to network and socialise in comfort.


Our Club is superbly appointed in the heart of the city; its resplendent surroundings, fine wines, hearty food and convivial atmosphere have made St. James's a popular choice for Manchester’s professionals and dignitaries, who return time and again - whether for business or relaxed drinks in good company.


Our Club blends historic character with modern practicality; our amenities are fully equipped to meet the demands of contemporary business.


Whenever you’re in the city, you can be sure of a warm reception at St James’s.



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Who are the members of the Club?

Membership at St James's is open to professionals and business people of good standing from all industries.


What benefits do members enjoy?

Our Club members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits. These include but are not limited to private dining in the À la carte restaurant and bar, personal invitations to the Club's renowned social events, reciprocal club access in London and across the whole of the UK. In addition, the St. James's Club guarantees its members access to some of the most prestigious clubs across the globe.

Can I apply for membership?

The Club accepts new membership applications from business people and professionals of good standing. Candidates must be proposed and seconded by existing members before their application can be voted on at a monthly General Committee meeting. If you know a member personally or professionally you may ask them to visit the Club or to attend one of our functions as their guest.


If you do not know any existing members, please contact the Club on 0161 829 3000 to enquire if there are any places at forthcoming drinks receptions or events.

What are the Club opening times?

The Club is open Monday to Friday during business working hours. The Club regularly extends its opening hours for evening functions. For a full programme of events at St  James's please check our Events Calendar.


What are the Club’s professional events?


Professional events at St. James's currently include our legal and business dinners, property lunches, and themed wine tastings.  For details of forthcoming professional events at the Club please see our Events Calendar. These events are open to members and non-members alike. If you would like to obtain an invitation to an event please contact the Club on 0161 829 3000.

I understand the Club holds Drinks Receptions. Can I attend?

The Club occasionally hosts drinks receptions which allow members to invite guests. For details of the next reception, please see our Events Calendar.


If you wish to attend a Drinks Reception, please contact the Club on 0161 829 3000.

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