Looking for function rooms in Dublin to host a special occasion, birthday party, wedding day-after party, charity event, table quiz, drinks reception, retirement party or private event? We’ve outlined our picks of some of our favourites rooms and spaces available to hire from South Dublin to North Dublin and the city centre. Many of our venues offer hire of the room free of charge, however this varies from venue to venue. A deposit may be required to reserve the space. Venues will also be able to provide catering for you & your guests, just remember to ask when enquiring and they’ll help plan every detail of your party.
Sitting above The Odeon on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 is one of Dublin’s most luxurious private and sought after function rooms; The Bourbon Bar. This opulent space is ideal for large events and suited to capacities of approx. 200 guests (standing) or 100 (seated). Ideal for sophisticated events and parties such as wedding receptions, large birthday parties (30ths and up), corporate parties, product launches and Christmas parties. It features a stunning bar to the side of the room, with comfortable seating & tables throughout . Entertainment in the form of a DJ or live band can be provided as well as catering of course. For smaller groups (below 100) area reservations can be provided for in the Odeon main bar downstairs.
On the corner of Merrion Row & Baggot Steet, Dublin 2, just off St Stephen’s Green, The Oriel Room at Foley’s is a real hidden gem of a function room, right in the centre of the city. You might not even know it’s there from passing by on the street as it’s located on the second floor. The uniquely designed room comes with its own bar, toilets, plug & play sound system, own door entrance from the street and a little outside terrace. Suitable for up to 120 guests, this fantastic space can be set up in a number of layouts and is often booked for wide of range of types of events from birthday parties (30ths and up), corporate events to family get together’s, engagement parties, weddings and wedding day-after parties. The minimum number of guests to book this room is 80, however if your guest list is less than this, Foley’s also have two other smaller private function rooms available named The Loft and The Sitting Room.
Delighted to have come across The Singer’s House, one of Dublin’s newest, most recent function room additions as well as being possibly the most central venue you can get in the city. This cosy Georgian style room sits above Lost Lane and The Porterhouse, so just off Grafton Street, Dublin 2 and has instantly become a personal favourite. From the cosy decor, to the book filled shelves and classy seating & furniture we’re sure it’ll be a crowd pleaser for all sorts of events. The room comes with its own bar to the rear of the room, toilets, own door street entrance and a private rooftop terrace. Suitable for up ~100 guests, it would make a great choice of venue for a Christmas party, 30th/40th/50th birthday, wedding day-after party, engagement party, an intimate gig, album launch party and plenty more. At the very top of the room is a grand piano as well as drums, mic, sound system so it’s all set up for you if wish to bring some live entertainment, however the owners are also happy to recommend some live music acts for you also if needed.
4 Dame Lane in Dublin 2 is a hugely popular venue for nights out and events, and is always lively at the weekends. Spread over two floors, this funky venue has a ground floor bar with a stunningly renovated space aptly named; The Loft on the second floor. The Loft is available for exclusive private hire for up to 250 guests and given the large space and guest numbers possible it is ideally suited to wedding receptions, end of year parties, corporate and Christmas parties. For smaller groups however areas can be reserved either in the ground floor bar or if in The Loft provided it’s not hired out on the night; great for events such as birthday parties (30th/40th/50th), engagement parties and hen parties.
The Rag Trader on Drury Street, Dublin 2 offers a truly unique bar experience and a modern take on a traditional style bar. The Rag Trader offers a vast selection of whiskeys and cocktails to choose from, with whiskey tasting sessions available for booking and regular live music taking place.. The venue is made up of a main bar to the rear, with cosy seating areas for small get-togethers and a private vintage style snug to the front of the venue; perfect for private events. This function room is suited for up to 60 guests for all sorts of special occasions such as wedding day-after parties, birthdays, engagement parties, Christmas parties and more.
Lemon & Duke on Hibernian Street, just of Grafton Street, Dublin 2 is personally one of our most favourite venues. We held a wedding day-after party here before and was a resounding success. Renowned for its top class finger food, cocktails, its in own in-house tank beer system, its super central location and quite unique layout and feel, it has all the ingredients needed for a spectacular party for you and your guests. There’s a snug just to the right of the main bar, ideal for private functions of approx. 60 guests and comes with its own access to the bar. Areas can also be reserved in the main bar for semi-private events for groups of 10 – 100. There’s no cover charge or room hire charge for bookings and this venue is hugely popular for 30th/40th birthday parties, hen parties, engagements, wedding day-after parties and corporate events.
The Lucky Duck on Aungier Street, Dublin 2 is a beautifully restored Georgian pub, spread over 4 floors with a great choice of different sized function rooms for intimate private events. The Digges Room pictured below is just one of those spaces available and is perfect for groups of up to 20 guest seated or 30 guests standing. Centred around a stunning cocktail bar this room is perfect for smaller family celebrations, birthdays (30th / 40th / 50th / 60th) , engagement parties, hen parties and more with sit down dining or light bites options available with drinks.
Rody Bolands is a large traditional style pub and venue located in bustling Rathmines, Dublin 6, only minutes from the city centre and offers a fantastic fully private function room on the second floor of this lively venue. One of our personal favourites, the rooms comes with its own bar, toilets and side entrance. Suitable for party sizes of up to 120 guests, catering can be provided with a choice of finger food options or set menus. Rody’s has a late licence so your guests will be able to party well into the early hours and is always a popular spot for birthday parties (21st and up), hens & stag parties, wedding day-after parties, Christmas parties and plenty more. For smaller groups areas can be reserved in main bar on the ground floor. This expansive venue has plenty of space towards the rear of the venue and would be ideal for group sizes of 10 – 60. Early booking is strongly advised.
Bow Lane on Aungier Street, Dublin 2 is one of the city’s best known late night cocktail bars and are infamous for their bottomless brunches and dining. With a restaurant on one side and the late bar on the other, this venue is suited to a wide range of lively events. Craft-made quality cocktails, unique and mainline beers and spirits, live DJs, along-side value menus of modern Irish dishes in the bar and the restaurant are the order of the day here. There’s a number of areas which can be reserved such as the snug to the front of the venue, or a larger area to the rear which can be ‘curtained’ off for that exclusive feel. Perfect for birthday parties, hen / stag parties, corporate events and more. Areas can be reserved for minimum group sizes of 10 – 80 guests.
Renovated from top to bottom in 2018, Doyles Corner in Phibsborough, D7 is home to one of Dublin’s best function rooms. Located on the second floor, this room has a vintage style look and feel to it, with large windows it is bright, spacious and overlooks the crossroads below. The room comes with it’s own bar, toilets, plug & play sound system and private heated outdoor terrace and is incredibly popular for events. I feel a wedding would be really special here if you were looking for something a little different than a traditional type wedding venue. But there’s no doubt that it makes for a great choice of venue for all types of events such as large birthday parties, corporate events, Christmas parties and more. Suitable for up to ~100 guests this function room is always in demand so early booking is advised.
Union Café Mount Merrion’s stunningly elegant and beautifully designed venue is home to one of Dublin’s best function rooms; The White Room. Located in South Dublin, this bright and spacious room is on the second floor of the building and offers an outdoor balcony with stunning views out over Dublin City and Bay. This function room can be hired privately seven days a week for minimum guest numbers of 30, with space for up to 85 guests seated for dining or 120 guests standing for more casual events. Perfect for engagement parties, weddings, christenings/communions, birthdays and plenty more.
For sophisticated and stylish events The Blue Room at the centrally located boutique Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 offers a stunning private function room available for exclusive hire. Accommodating up to 65 guests seated for dining or up to 120 guests standing this space is perfect for engagement parties, birthdays (30th’s and up), weddings, product launches, corporate events and more. The room comes with it’s own bar, sound / AV / PA system and allows for a blank canvas to tailor the styling of the event to your exact requirements.
Located in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and brought to by the same people who run Lemon & Duke, The Bridge 1859 has two perfectly sized private function rooms available upstairs. Both are suited to approx. 60 guests, each with their own bar. The two rooms can be hired together for a maximum capacity of approx 120 – 140 guests. Perfect for birthdays, meetings & corporate events, wedding day-after celebrations, Christmas parties and plenty more. Finger food or catering packages also available to give you guests an evening to remember. (The River Room is pictured below)
Kennedy’s Station is one of Dublin’s best dedicated function rooms. Located underneath Kennedy’s Pub on Westland Row, Dublin 2 it’s super central being on the corner of Trinity College. This large space is ideally suited to 40 – 130 guests and comes complete with its own bar, toilets, seating, PA / sound system, large screen projector and TVs. Perfect for wedding day-after parties, birthdays (30th’s and up), corporate events & presentations, Christmas parties, charity nights & table quizzes, or even just somewhere to get a group together and go watch the big match with uninterrupted views. Catering options can also be included from sit down meals to platters and finger food to give your a guests and evening to remember.
Located close to Dublin city centre is the ever popular late night spot, McGowans of Phibsboro (D7). This sprawling venue is infamous for it’s lively atmosphere and music. Spread over two floors there’s a large private function room upstairs, available for exclusive hire with no room hire charge dependant on minimum guest numbers of approx 50, but can hold up to 250 guests. This space has it’s own bar, toilets and plenty of seating. The room can be decorated to your liking and wide range of catering options can be provided for. Perfect for large family special occasions, 30th / 40th / 50th birthdays, engagement parties, wedding day-after parties, charity nights, corporate events and lots more.
McGrattans on Fitzwilliam Lane, in Dublin 2 only short walk from St. Stephens Green and Baggot Street. This traditionally Irish gastropub, is spread over two floors. Located on the first floor is the Delville Suite. This large private function room can host up to 150 guests or 120 for a seated gala dinner. The room comes with its own private bar and toilets. Often popular choice for table quizzes, corporate evenings, Christmas parties, wedding day-after get togethers and lots more it can be set up in a number of different layouts depending on your requirements. For smaller celebrations and parties, an area in the back bar on the ground floor can be reserved for up to 80 guests (semi-private) and is located directly beside the outdoor terrace.
Union Café Beacon in Sandyford, Dublin 18 is similar to the Mount Merrion branch in that is also has its White Room function upstairs. This sumptuous, beautifully designed space can be partitioned for smaller intimate get togethers or left fully open for large events and parties. With a max capacity of up to 250 guests, its suited to all types of events and top notch catering from Union Cafe’s restaurant below can of course be provided to ensure your guests have a day or evening to remember.
Revels Pub in Rathfarnham Village, South Dublin have just recently renovated their upstairs function room. This light filled, expansive space is now available for exclusive private hire, suited for numbers of up to approx. 140 guests. Regularly hired for birthday parties, after work parties, table quizzes, funeral receptions, engagement and wedding day-after celebrations, it comes with its own door access, bar, toilets, sound system and there’s also new lift installed so it is fully wheelchair accessible. Catering and party packages are available.
Beneath the five star Westin Hotel on Westmoreland, Dublin 2, and not seen from the street lies a true hidden gem of a venue; Mint Bar. Concealed within the original vaults of the old bank, the Mint Bar is Dublin city centre’s leading cocktail bar, where an expert team of mixologists combine vintage techniques with modern innovation to serve up delicious signature cocktails. This venue regularly hosts live music on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights and can be hired out exclusively for events depending on numbers. Ideal for bookings of up to approx. 100 guests for engagement parties, hen parties, birthdays (30ths and up), corporate nights and more.
Sandyford House in Sandyford Village, Dublin 18 has undergone a stunning transformation. This venue now boasts a large ground floor bar with cosy booths and seating for up to approx. 200 guests. To the rear of the venue is one of Dublin’s best beer gardens, complete with outdoor bar and seating. For private events they have a function room upstairs, ideal for guest numbers of up to approx 100 guests, perfect for private wedding day-after celebrations, birthdays, Christmas parties and more in South Dublin.
The Black Door on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 is a hugely popular late night haunt for the more discerning party goer (strictly over 28’s). Space in either the upstairs (Georgian Bar) or downstairs (Piano Bar) levels of this venue is available for exclusive private hire for early evening events before opening to the general public at 11pm. Suitable for group sizes of up to 60 guests in the Georgian Bar or up to 150 guests in The Piano Bar, these function rooms are perfect for 30th/40th birthday parties, engagement parties and corporate events. Catering can be provided for the evening with live musicians / entertainment being a staple of this venue.
Located on Drury Street, Dublin 2, Juanitos offers the perfect private function room for small, intimate parties & events. This trendy, character filled space know as ‘The Play Room’ is on the first floor above the restaurant on the ground floor, and is suitable for hosting up to 40 guests. The Play Room has its own door access from the street, and a plug & play sound system making it ideal for birthdays, family occasions, engagement parties, hen parties and plenty more. The room is also available to hire during the day for very reasonable rates, excellent for off-site meetings and team building get-togethers. Juanitos welcome guests to bring decorations such as balloons if you wish and will provide access to the venue earlier in the day if it’s available. They can also provide a DJ for the night if you wish, as well as making up batches of cocktails and offer lovely soul food catering options for your guests.
Located in Temple Bar, just near Dame Street, Dublin 2 this stunning function room is available for exclusive private hire. On the ground floor sits Crow Street restaurant but on the second floor is a unique private space, complete with its own speakeasy style bar, a piano, own toilets and is suitable for up to approx. 70 guests. Ideal for sophisticated events ranging from birthday parties (30ths and up), engagement parties, wedding day-after parties and more. Being a restaurant you can guarantee that food catering requirements can be easily met, with your wildest expectations exceeded.
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This article was updated: 28 February 2020