Our clients understand the importance of choosing an impressive conference venue that has all the right facilities to deliver the ultimate impact for their conference and event. Ireland, the gateway to Europe, has an undisputed reputation and track record for delivering world-class conferences and events across every industry sector and this has brought some of the highest profile events to this island. At the heart of Ireland is Dublin, its capital city, that is not only a beautiful place to do business, but it is incredibly versatile to suit every conference need. Here are our top five choices of unique conference and event venues that bring the wow factor and will entice delegates to attend.
St. James’s Gate Brewery is home to one of the worlds most recognised brands and Ireland’s premier cultural site, Guinness. Opened in 2006, this award-winning venue has 13 conference and meeting rooms and can cater for capacities from 12 to 2,000 delegates across seven unforgettable floors. Delegates will enjoy striking panoramic city views from the Gravity Bar which is due to undergo a multi-million-euro expansion that will see it double in size. This venue has experience in playing host to many diverse industries and have housed everything from informal receptions to high-end gala dinners, from product launches to immersive culinary food experiences. No matter what the request, clients and delegates will enjoy a welcoming exclusive experience like no other. Its central location makes it the perfect choice for those who want to combine business and leisure and get a taste of Dublin’s bars, restaurants, and nightlife during their stay.
Convention Centre Dublin
Since being built in 2010 on Dublin’s Docklands, in the heart of the city beside the International Financial Service Centre, this iconic building has established an industry reputation for excellence. Last year alone the CCD reaffirmed its status as a world-class conference centre by winning
- Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018, World Travel Awards;
- Best Overseas Conference Centre, UK Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards 2018;
- Best Conference Facilities, Public Sector Awards in June 2018.
This conference space features 22 multi-functional, flexible rooms for up to 8,000 delegates, a 2,000 seat auditorium, 4,500 square meters of exhibition space, banqueting for up to 3,000 guests and six foyer spaces. This newly built venue is one of the most technologically sophisticated in the world, with state-of-the-art equipment in every room, complimentary Wi-Fi for 22,000 devices and advanced communications, lighting, sound, rigging, and IT solutions – all ensuring a seamless event experience allowing clients to relax and enjoy their event. Spacious foyer areas provide perfect networking opportunities.
At Dublin’s most prestigious address one will find the infamous Round Room that has 6 versatile and flexible spaces for events from seven to 700 guests. Recently a quarter of a million euro was invested on lighting, audio, and visual upgrades, putting the event’s venue into a league of its own. A semi-circular balcony overlooks the Round Room and provides an elegant setting for pre-dinner drinks or a welcome reception for up to 250 people. The venue itself holds up to 600 people for a stand-up reception. Fire is the restaurant attached to the Mansion House and this award-winning venue delivers a multitude of dining experiences for up to 220 attendees including private dining rooms, standing reception spaces, private BBQ’s.
Whether it is a conference, trade show, exhibition, networking event, product presentation: impress your guests here. While the spectacular castle and estate courtyards are the central focus, they do not overshadow this venue’s captivating historical essence. This site naturally blends Irish heritage, history, and elegance with high-end facilities – an ideal stage for conferences and corporate events in Dublin’s city centre. It provides facilities catering from two to 4,000 delegates across nine exclusive venues. The newest and largest facility is The Printworks Event and Exhibition Centre, located in the courtyard, it accommodates up to 600 people in this diverse space. Also available are external spaces which can be hired for live music or theatre events to entertain delegates.
Christ Church Cathedral
Nestled in the heart of Dublin city is one of its leading visitor attractions and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years (founded c. 1030). Its stunning architecture is unmissable and the venue itself is steeped in remarkable history. Christchurch Cathedral offers three distinct spaces for business tourism – cathedral nave, crypt, music room. The grand cathedral nave is an impressive venue choice for gala evenings and will seat up to 350 people. Its 12th-century crypt is Dublin’s oldest structure and caters for up to 120 people for a dinner or 200 people for a fork buffet or reception. The music room, complete with grand piano, projection, and natural daylight is an ideal location for smaller meetings or personal dining.
All of these conference and event venues in Dublin are served by over 20,000 competitively priced bedrooms within a 10km radius, the majority within walking distance of each venue listed here. Dublin offers something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Delivering what delegates want is the key to conference success. Not only do they want a learning conference at a truly authentic venue, but they want a destination that will impress and leave them with a memorable experience. Crafting the perfect event requires the perfect setting and Dublin is it. Clients can be assured that each of these venues has a proven track record in delivering bespoke conferences and events that blend both business and pleasure flawlessly, delivering a modern feel within historical settings.