Belfast has a range of unique and unusual venues to suit your gala dinner or drinks reception requirements.

We have provided some inspiration below but if you have specific requirements please speak to a member of the team:

Tel: +44 (0)28 9023 9026

Email: conference@visitbelfast.com

Large Conference at Titanic Belfast

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.

Drinks reception: 800 pax

Gala dinner: 500 pax

Belfast Cathedral

Belfast Cathedral

Belfast Cathedral is a historically stunning building in the heart of Belfast’s thriving Cathedral Quarter. With over 100 years of history it is one of Northern Ireland’s newest events venues. The Cathedral’s unique atmosphere, size, architecture, mosaics, stone carvings and textiles offer your guests an unforgettable experience.

Drinks reception: 1000 pax

Gala dinner: 500 pax

Belfast City Hall uplighting

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. The majority of the city centre hotels are within a two to three-minute walking distance. Belfast City Council will host the venue hire and can sponsor the drinks reception, subject to successful application. You can also request the Lord Mayor who will officially welcome your delegates to the city.

Drinks reception: 700 pax

Gala dinner: 450 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.

Drinks reception: 1500 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.

Drinks reception: 700 pax

Gala dinner: 350 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.

Drinks reception: 600 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.

Drinks reception: 300 pax

Gala dinner: 260 pax

SS Nomadic

SS Nomadic

Built to serve as a tender ship to the ill fated Titanic in April 1912 and one of the last surviving White Star Line vessel in the world. Guests can relax and enjoy the luxurious décor, fitted to a similar style and standard as the great luxury liners Nomadic served.

Drinks reception: 500 pax

Gala dinner: 200 pax

belfast Castle

Belfast Castle

Belfast Castle is one of the most spectacular buildings in Belfast offering panoramic views across Belfast Lough. Belfast Castle is a beautiful Scottish Baronial building and has secured a well deserved reputation as a unique, high quality function venue.

Drinks reception: 190 pax

Gala dinner: 160 pax

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline is a unique and exciting new venue set in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, just minutes from Belfast city centre. Perfect for formal and casual evening events, parties, product launches and incentive groups all year round.

Drinks reception: 250 pax

Gala dinner: 150 pax

Stormont Parliament Buildings

Stormont Parliament Buildings

Parliament Buildings, Stormont is the home of the NI Assembly. This iconic building can offer delegates a drinks reception and dinner in a stunning location that will provide both local and foreign visitors with the ‘wow’ factor. Parliament Buildings also provides guests with the unique opportunity to have a guided tour of the debating Chamber and the historic Senate Chamber.

Drinks reception: 250 pax

Gala dinner: 120 pax

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hillsborough Castle has been the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland since the 1920s, although its origins stretch right back to the 18th century. Hillsborough Castle makes an inspiring venue for events of all sizes.

Drinks reception: 200 pax

Gala dinner: 80 pax

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