Did you know that Belfast is one of the best places in the UK to host your business event? The capital of Northern Ireland has been winning accolades including ‘Best Conference and Incentive City Destination’ awarded by Conference & Incentive Travel Magazines, while the Financial Times rates Belfast as ‘one of the top 10 places in the world to host a conference or event’.
A vibrant and cosmopolitan city that has undergone major transformation in recent years, Belfast is rich in history and culture with plenty to see and plenty to do. What’s more, with two local airports (Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport) plus Dublin Airport only 90 minutes’ drive away, Belfast as well as the rest of Northern Ireland is very accessible and easy to get around, with many corporate venues that will wow your visitors.
At Function Fixers, we offer fast and professional advice to help you find the best business venue for your event. From formal meeting rooms to private dining venues, or full conference or exhibition facilities, why not contact us today on 020 7186 8686.
Here are some of our favourite venues:
Located right in the centre of Belfast’s beating heart, The Merchant Hotel is a glorious Grade A listed blend of grand Victorian architecture and Art Deco inspired modernity. Luxury amenities include a spa and rooftop gym with panoramic city views, a fabulous jazz bar, and the exclusive fashion boutique Harper, Northern Ireland’s sole stockist of top designers Celine, Valentino and Christian Louboutin. There’s a dedicated meetings and events suite comprising 4 rooms ranging from the 16 seater Alan Quigly Boardroom through to the Rita Duffy Suite for 150 delegates.
One of Belfast’s most beautiful and historical buildings, this former prison is a unique venue and architecturally stunning event space set in a Grade A listed 19th century building surrounded by 10 acres of outdoor space. It is handily located close to the city centre and major transport links and there’s plenty of onsite car parking available. Inside, there are 9 spectacular event spaces, the largest of which can accommodate 260 guests as well as 30 smaller meeting rooms equipped with the latest AV technology.
Unarguably one of the great houses of Ireland, Florence Court is an 18th century county house in County Fermanagh, less than 2 hours’ drive from Belfast. Built by the Cole family, Earls of Eniskillen, the interior features exquisite rococo plasterwork and a fine Irish furniture collection. The house, gardens and parkland now run by the National Trust. Florence Court is available for private hire including weddings and formal private dining events, as well as group visits and guided tours. Historic accommodation in the idyllic surroundings of the fully restored Rose Cottage and the Butler’s Apartment can also be arranged.
With an award winning reputation of being both Northern Ireland’s leading business hotel and golf resort, Hilton Templepatrick is situated only 20 minutes from Belfast and the perfect base from which to explore the area. Hotel amenities include a stunning woodland golf course set in the private grounds of the Castle Upton Estate, while at the hotel there’s an an 18 metre pool, 2 all weather tennis courts, a health club and spa. For business events, there’s a business centre and 10 meeting rooms catering for 2-500 delegates, latest AV and IT facilities and full wireless internet.
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