Need some suggestions for a Gala Dinner and/or Drinks Reception?

Belfast has a wide range of unique and unusual venues to suit your gala dinner or drinks reception requirements. From 3 to 3,000 guests, we have plenty of options for you to choose from.

Listed below is more detail on venues suitable to host your conference dinner and drinks reception but if you have specific requirements, then please speak to a member of the team:

Tel: +44 (0)28 9023 9026

Email: conference@visitbelfast.com

Titanic Exhibition Centre

Situated in the heart of the historic Titanic Quarter, the 6,000 sqm venue offers ample space and a modern backdrop for exhibitions, gala receptions and sporting events. This flexible venue is suitable for a wide range of exhibitions and events for up to 3,000 guests. Its close proximity to city centre hotels, and other event venues, coupled with ample outdoor exhibition space, onsite hospitality, and over 2,000 car parking spaces make it perfect for local, national and international events alike.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 3,000 pax
Gala dinner: 2,000 pax

St Georges Market   Dinner

St George's Market

St George’s Market is available to hire as a venue for events from Monday until Wednesday. The market has hosted food festivals, fashion shoots, press conferences, live music gigs and art initiatives. With a capacity of 3,000 people, it can easily cater for large events, but can be subdivided into smaller spaces if required. The building has an entertainment licence.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 3,000 pax
Gala dinner: 1,200 pax

ICC   Gala Dinner

ICC Belfast

No matter what type of event you are organising: conference, awards ceremony, exhibition or gala dinner, ICC Belfast offers everything you need and more to make your event the best yet. The newly extended 7,000m² facility features 44 stylish spaces that can accommodate up to 5,000 delegates at any one time.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 2,000 pax
Gala dinner: 1,000 pax

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Culloden Estate & Spa

Whether you’re holding a spectacular formal or elegant private dinner, Culloden Estate and Spa makes a stunning location for all your celebrations. From the traditionally elegant Drawing Room to the recently refurbished Vespers Restaurant or the exquisite Ballroom with panoramic views across Belfast Lough, we have a number of rooms perfectly suited to the style of your event.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 2,000 pax
Gala dinner: 590 pax

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Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Belfast boasts an excellent range of Gala Ball venues and delicious cuisine that will satisfy all guests.
The hotel offers the perfect venue for private dining and larger Gala balls. Indulge in carefully selected great tasting menus and take advantage of  superb private dining suites designed to offer great comfort with a friendly atmosphere.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 900 pax
Gala dinner: 900 pax

Europa ballroom dinner

Europa Hotel

The Europa Hotel is renowned as one of the finest venues in Belfast for hosting world class banqueting and Gala Dinner events. Their friendly and professional banqueting and events teams are renowned for not only their expertise in event management but also for their quality of service, attention to detail and support on the night. All of which will ensure that your event is a huge success and memorable for all.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 750 pax
Gala dinner: 600 pax

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Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is the perfect venue to offer delegates an authentic social experience when in Belfast. Guests can have exclusive use of this architecturally iconic building which offers panoramic views over the slipways, the exact site where the giant structure of Titanic was built over 100 years ago.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 800 pax
Gala dinner: 550 pax

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Down Royal Racecourse

Set within the beautiful County Down countryside, but only 20 minutes from Belfast, Down Royal is the perfect location to host your event. This unique venue offers stunning facilities and a variety of function suite options. All events enjoy undivided attention so you will feel truly special and well looked after.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 500 pax
Gala dinner: 500 pax

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Belfast City Hall

Built in 1906 the interior of this opulent Victorian building is breathtaking and a splendid setting for welcoming conference delegates to the city. Due to the central location of Belfast City Hall, transport hire is not necessary. Belfast City Council will host the venue hire, subject to successful application. You can also request the Lord Mayor who will officially welcome your delegates to the city.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 500 pax
Gala dinner: 400 pax

Queen's Banqueting

Queen's University Belfast

Add a unique dimension to your event by placing it against the inimitable backdrop of a venue in Queen’s University – a highly respected, world renowned academic institution, steeped in history and reflective of success, talent and unique achievement in Northern Ireland.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 700 pax
Gala dinner: 350 pax

Clayton Banqueting

Clayton Hotel

Clayton Hotel Belfast is ideally located in Belfast City centre and is very easily accessible. The Olympic suite has recently been refurbished and offers a truly stylish venue choice for private dining, awards event, charity ball. The possibilities are endless for your private function at Clayton Hotel Belfast with event spaces catering for large events, and a range of menu options available.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 600 pax
Gala dinner: 320 pax

Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum offers an exclusive city centre venue for conferences amongst a feast of cultural treasures including art, history and natural wonders. Incorporated within this high profile venue is a welcome area, a bespoke lecture theatre, glass fronted restaurant and a range of exclusive gallery spaces for private exhibition viewing.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 1,500 pax
Gala dinner: 300 pax

Hilton Belfast Laganfoyer (2)

Hilton Belfast

Situated in the heart of the city, on the banks of the River Lagan, Hilton Belfast is a city centre hotel with outstanding banqueting facilities and a long history of hosting important and prestigious events. Their operations team has extensive experience in managing a wide variety of events, your dinner is in good hands.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 450 pax
Gala dinner: 300 pax

Ulster Transport Museum

Ulster Transport Museum

A most spectacular setting for black-tie events, awards ceremonies,  presentations and corporate social evenings. Guests can arrive in style, travelling by steam train to one of Europe’s finest transport museums. Here, they will enjoy a unique occasion in a spacious gallery, amid Ireland’s most extensive transport collections – vintage cars, bikes, buses, trams and trains – all impressively displayed.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 600 pax
Gala dinner: 300 pax

Galgorm   Four Seasons Suite

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Hidden in 200-acres of beautiful parkland, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort is the ultimate destination, home to a range of banqueting suites no matter the occasion – an award ceremony, conference banquet, Christmas party or gala dinner.

We have everything you need from award-winning chefs, a choice of stylish banqueting suites to fit your occasion which we can help theme and decorate, and of course, discreet personal service.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 350 pax
Gala dinner: 300 pax

Conference Banquet Crumlin Road

Crumlin Road Goal

The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed its doors as a working prison in 1996.  It is one of Belfast’s most beautiful and historical buildings, providing a unique and architecturally stunning space for any event. The Grade A listed building was built in the 19th century and today its impressive design is complemented by advanced audio-visual technology coupled with outstanding hospitality facilities.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 300 pax
Gala dinner: 200 pax

SS Nomadic

SS Nomadic

Welcome your guests to Titanic’s ‘little sister’ and the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world, for a captivating experience you’ll not forget. Available for exclusive hire, this spectacular venue transports guests back to SS Nomadic’s glamourous past, when she tendered famous passengers all over the world.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 200 pax
Gala dinner: 200 pax

DRUMBO

Drumbo Park

Drumbo Park is a unique and flexible venue. Strategically located between South Belfast and Lisburn, just 6 miles from Belfast City Centre. With 2 fully private spaces available, Drumbo Park is ideally suited for Drinks Receptions, Product Launches, Live Music, Casino Nights and much more.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 200 pax
Gala dinner: 150 pax

Rita Duffy Suite (Dinner)

The Merchant Hotel

The 5* Merchant Hotel offer a wide range of private dining options to suit all occasions and all tastes and budgets. From intimate family gatherings to large business meetings, they can tailor-make menus, create bespoke cocktails and craft the perfect ambiance for every event. 

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 200 pax
Gala dinner: 150 pax

Ulster Rugby   Premium Lounge

Kingspan Stadium

Whether you’re hosting an awards ceremony, gala dinner, or something completely different, the unique surroundings of Kingspan Stadium will make your event unforgettable.  The events team at Ulster Rugby work closely with an award winning local hospitality and catering company to ensure only the highest quality of local produce is served to guests. Food and beverage packages can be arranged in addition to facility hire.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 500 pax
Gala dinner: 150 pax

The MAC   Socialt

The MAC

In the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, the MAC is centrally located with excellent public transport links. All of the spaces are multipurpose, multi-functional and can be configured to suit your needs. Even the Downstairs Theatre can be totally transformed.
The MAC provides delicious food, coffee and cake throughout the day alongside a full bar. From food on the go, to sit-down fine dining, they’ll take care of it all in-house.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 700 pax
Gala dinner: 140 pax

IFA   Banquet

IFA National Football Stadium

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park is pleased to offer a range of superb hospitality facilities. From formals and banquets, conferences, roadshows, business breakfasts, training seminars, party nights and large scale sporting and social events, Windsor Park provides a wonderful setting steeped in history and home to many of Norther Ireland’s most notable sporting legends including George Best, Pat Jennings and Billy Bingham.

Capacities:
Drinks reception: 220 pax
Gala dinner: 140 pax

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Royal Belfast Golf Club

Founded in 1881, Royal Belfast Golf Club lays claim to the title of the oldest golf club in Ireland. Royal Belfast Golf Club is a private Member’s Club, which welcomes guests and visitors. The Club House accommodates 7 rooms which can be utilised for dining, meetings or large events, all of which have stunning views over Belfast lough.

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