If you’re planning your next large in-person conference or gala dining event be sure to check out our list of recommendations for some of the best conference venues in Dublin. Our team have scoured the city, north, south, east and west for large capacity venues in Dublin and whether you need a room for a 200+ guest presentation or seminar, a 300+ guest gala dinner or a large 1,000+ guest conference, exhibition or corporate event, the venues below are all a perfect fit.

 

Aviva Stadium

Location: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Conference Room: The President’s Area
Guest Numbers:
750 (Theatre Style)
1200 (Gala Dinners)
1200 (Standing Reception)

 

The President’s Area and Terrace at the Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, is perfect for standing and seated events such as conferences, presentations and gala dinners. The impressive President’s Area is a light and airy space with an adjacent outdoor Terrace for additional day light. The Atrium offers space to host welcome drinks or conference registration before entering the main room. The expansive President’s Area conference room can accommodate up to 750 guests seated theatre style or up to 1200 guests gala dinners or standing receptions. There’s a plethora of nearby hotels also should any guests wish to stay overnight including The Clayton Ballsbridge, Sandymount Hotel and The Intercontinental.

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Dublin Royal Convention Centre

Location: Le Pole Square, Dublin 8
Conference Room: Douglas Hyde Suite
Guest Numbers:
800 (Theatre Style)
550 (Gala Dinners)
1000 (Standing Reception)

 

Located on Le Pole Square, Dublin 8 in the heart of Dublin City, the Douglas Hyde Suite at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre is a sleek, fresh canvas with space to host up to 1000 delegates for conferences, presentations, awards ceremonies, exhibitions and gala dinners. This stunning space features hi-tech screens and inbuilt projectors, with air conditioning throughout. There is a spacious lobby for registration and/or arrival drinks receptions. Neighbouring (and connected to) the Dublin Royal Convention Centre is the stunning Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, where overnight guests can truly unwind in one of their 234 utterly luxurious bedrooms.

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Croke Park

Location: Jones’ Road, Dublin 3
Conference Room: Hogan Suite
Guest Numbers:
750 (Theatre Style)
520 (Gala Dinners)
2000 (Standing Reception)

 

Home of Irish sport, the Hogan Suite in Croke Park Stadium on Clonliffe Road in Drumcondra, Dublin 3 is one of Dublin’s largest conference venues. With tonnes of natural light, guests are invited to register for conferences or sip on champagne at a drinks reception in the foyer, before moving into this expansive state of the art room. Ideal for conferences, awards ceremonies, and presentations the Hogan Suite is equipped with superlative audio and video facilities, 5 metre high ceilings, outstanding wi-fi connectivity, a full trussing system, LED lighting, a customisable stage and HD projector screens. The Hogan Suite can comfortably host up to 2000 guests for standing receptions, 750 seated theatre style or 520 for gala dining. For guests who need to stay overnight, the neighbouring Croke Park Hotel offers 230 beautiful rooms. The airport is conveniently located less than 20 minutes drive away for any international visitors. With over 110 additional event spaces in the stadium, there’s plenty of choice if further breakout rooms are required.

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The Alex

Location: Fenian Street, Dublin 3
Conference Room: The Orient
Guest Numbers:
400 (Theatre Style)
320 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)
200 (Cabaret)

 

The Orient at The Alex on Fenian Street, Dublin 2 is a super inviting and open space in the thick of it all in Dublin City Centre near Merrion Square. Thanks to its ultra stylish interior, the space feels innovative and youthful with interesting textures using pink and green tones. Extremely spacious with state-of-the-art AV, high-tech facilities and air conditioning, The Orient lends itself well to large-scale events including conferences, exhibitions and presentations for up to 400 guests seated (theatre style). For those searching for a gala dining space, this room can transform into the perfect dining hall for large groups of up to 320 guests. With its central location in the heart of the city, three additional breakout rooms, 103 luxurious bedrooms on site (more in sister properties located opposite) and only 30 minutes from Dublin Airport it’s the perfect conference venue in Dublin for domestic and international companies.

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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Location: Golden Lane, Dublin 8
Conference Room: Goldsmiths Hall
Guest Numbers:
400 (Theatre Style)
280 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)
500 (Standing Reception)

 

The Goldsmiths Hall in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel on Golden Lane, Dublin 8, is a substantial conference space within the newly refurbished hotel. Just a hop and skip from South Great George’s Street in the centre of Dublin, this sumptuous event space features floor to ceiling windows soaking the room with daylight. It’s the perfect venue for large-scale events such as gala dinners, meetings, award ceremonies and conferences of up to 400 guests (theatre style) or 500 reception style including the pre-function area. There’s 15 additional breakout meeting rooms and for overnight guests, the on-site hotel offers 233 sleek rooms which exemplify luxurious comfort and is located approximately 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Location: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Conference Room: Thomas Prior Hall
Guest Numbers:
250 (Theatre Style)
170 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)
300 (Standing Reception)

 

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is a delightfully modern 4-star hotel set on expansive grounds in the heart of leafy Dublin 4, just minutes from the city centre. The hotel’s stunning conference room; ‘Thomas Prior Hall’ dates all the way back to 1880 and offers the perfect historic backdrop for award ceremonies, conferences and gala dining events for up to 250 guests (theatre style), 170 for seated dinners or 300 for drinks receptions. With its own private entrance and access to the beautifully landscaped lawns it offers a tranquil space away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. There is 355 bedrooms on-site and a further 7 meeting rooms which can be used as breakout spaces.

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The Gibson Hotel

Location: Point Square, Dublin 1
Conference Room: Stratocaster Suite
Guest Numbers:
300 (Theatre Style)
200 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)
140 (Classroom)

 

With its scenic location on the North Dock at Point Square, Dublin 1, The Gibson Hotel is home to the stylish Stratocaster Suite. This stunning conference room on the third floor of the hotel offers a birds-eye views out over Dublin port and with floor-to-ceiling windows and triple height ceilings it’s rich in natural daylight, offering a prime location for your next conference, award ceremony, or gala dinner. A quick 15-minute drive from the airport, this space gives travelling guests an easy commute with 252 bedrooms onsite for overnight stays, with a further 6 other breakout meeting rooms if needed.

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Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Location: Dublin Docklands, Dublin 2
Conference Room: Grand Canal Suite
Guest Numbers:
220 (Theatre Style)
160 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)
132 (Classroom)

 

Host your conference, presentation, or gala dinner at the elegant yet vibrant Grand Canal Suite in Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, centrally located on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. The Grand Canal Suite is generously sized, accommodating up to 220 people theatre-style and comes equipped with a Clevertouch 86” Pro Ultra screen with touch annotation, large-format LED screens, 4K projection screen, Zoom event streaming and hybrid meetings. Private dining or gala style events can be accommodated for up to 160 guests. Stay the night in one of the hotel’s 304 bedrooms and for international guests Dublin Airport is located only 12kms away. There’s also a further 6 breakout spaces and meeting rooms available if needed.

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The Morrison Hotel

Location: Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Conference Room: Printworks
Guest Numbers:
240 (Theatre Style)
160 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)
350 (Standing Reception)

 

Located in the heart of Dublin City on Ormonde Quay, Dublin 1, the Printworks room at the 5-star Morrison Hotel offers a light, airy, sophisticated and modern space for conferences, gala dining, presentations and receptions. This unique conference room features whitewashed walls, beautiful solid oak wood floors and can be lit, branded and themed in a number of different styles. It also opens out onto a courtyard which is perfect for networking in during the summer months. With 145 bedrooms on-site, overnight guests will be more than comfortable in the modern and spacious rooms.

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Radisson Blu St Helen’s

Location: Stillorgan, Dublin 4
Conference Room: The Pembroke Suite
Guest Numbers:
350 (Theatre Style)
250 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)

 

The Pembroke Suite in the Radisson Blu St Helen’s in Stillorgan is the most idyllic conference venue space with sweet views of the luscious gardens where you can take a serene coffee break. As part of a historic Irish site, this 18th-century building adds an extra touch of class to any conference, presentation, or gala dinner. Inside the Pembroke Suite, the space can host up to 350 guests (theatre-style) in a room with decadent chandeliers, rich tapestries, and overall classic luxury decor. 250 guests can be accommodated for gala dinners. Located just 30 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from Dublin city centre, the estate is a total escape with 151 rooms for overnight guests.

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InterContinental Hotel Dublin

Location: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Conference Room: Shrewsbury Ballroom
Guest Numbers:
500 (Theatre Style)
520 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)
600 (Standing Reception)

 

Step into magnificence at the Shrewsbury Ballroom at the 5-star InterContinental Hotel Dublin in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The award-winning venue offers a vintage-feel ballroom for your conferences, product launches, and galas of up to 500 guests theatre-style or 520 banquet style. Gather in the pre-function area with 4 adjoining meeting room spaces for breakouts and networking and soak up the stunning atmosphere. Stay overnight in one of their 215 premium guest rooms. This conference venue is located approx. 25 mins drive from Dublin Airport.

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Clontarf Castle

Location: Clontarf, Dublin 3
Conference Room: The Great Hall
Guest Numbers:
600 (Theatre Style)
400 (Gala Dinners)

 

The Great Hall at Clontarf Castle in Dublin 3 is a stunningly spacious, high ceilinged room which is perfect for conferences and seminars for up to 600 guests (theatre style) when fully open or half that capacity when the room is divided. 400 guests can be seated banquet style / gala dinners. Located in leafy Clontarf, this beautiful conference venue has 111 guest bedrooms on site should any of your guests have travelled some distance to attend. The hotel is also conveniently located only 5kms (10 minutes) drive from Dublin city centre and just 10 kms from Dublin airport. The Great Hall is equipped with blackout facilities and an integrated screen, a data projector and a PA system with a microphone. Five additional breakout suites and meetings rooms are located at this historic property, should they be required.

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The College Green Hotel

Location: Clontarf, Dublin 3
Conference Room: The Banking Hall
Guest Numbers:
250 (Theatre Style)
180 (Gala Dinners / Banquet)
300 (Standing Reception)

 

The Banking Hall in The College Green Hotel places your conference smack bang in the city centre in one of the most beautiful 5-star venues Dublin has to offer. Located on Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 beside Trinity College, the mesmerising Banking Hall encompasses a regal, 19th-century style dining hall with modern technology making it an incredible space for conferences, corporate events, and even gala dinners. Overnight guests can stay in the lap of luxury with 191 bedrooms on offer with the utmost of comfort.

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CityNorth Hotel

Location: Gormanstown, Co. Meath
Conference Room: Somerville Suite
Guest Numbers:
700 (Theatre Style)
380 (Gala Dinners)
220 (Classroom)

 

Although technically in Co. Meath, the CityNorth Hotel is located only 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and within easy reach of Dublin City. The hotel offers an expansive conference space for up to 700 delegates (theatre style) or 380 guests for gala dining events in their stunningly spacious Somerville Suite. With plenty of parking and 128 bedrooms on-site, domestic and international guests are easily accommodated overnight. There’s also a further 15+ breakout spaces if required.

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Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown

Location: Clontarf, Dublin 3 (see on map)
Conference Room: Heather Suite
Guest Numbers:
600 (Theatre Style)
450 (Gala Dinners)

 

The Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown’s Heather Suite in Dublin 15 offers an adaptable conference space just a 30-minute drive from the city centre and a 15-minute drive from Dublin Airport. Decorated in neutral tones with pops of colour complete with artwork lining the walls and a private bar, the space is the ideal backdrop for your conference or gala dinner of up to 600 guests theatre-style or 450 banquet style. Within the hotel, there are plenty of meeting rooms which can be used as breakout spaces and they offer 188 lovely rooms for overnight stays.

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PS if you’re looking for smaller rooms for meetings be sure to check out our meeting rooms in Dublin list or see here for more; conference venues

 

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This article was updated on 18th January 2024