About This Venue

The chq Building and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum offer a one-of-a-kind, sprawling venue, to host unforgettable events. Located on Custom House Quay in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands in Dublin 1, the building overlooks the River Liffey, where merchants once unloaded their cargo and from where so many Irish emigrants embarked on their journey to
a new life. This listed former warehouse is a dream venue for an event planner.


From our atmospheric vaults to our bright and airy mezzanine, we’ve got a range of spaces to suit every gathering. From small intimate parties of 50 guests to large showstopping corporate events with up to 800, the chq has the versatility to host events of all shapes and sizes, with top class food and drink and the warmest of welcomes.


Whether you’re planning an exhibition, product launch, brand activation event, awards ceremony, networking or corporate event, its one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring spaces are sure to impress.

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The chq Building
The iconic chq building is one of the finest pieces of 19th century architecture in Ireland. Originally built as a tobacco store with wine vaults underneath, it has played host to some memorable events throughout history, dating as far back as the legendary Crimean Banquet in 1856, one of the most talked-about events of its time.


The Galleria - If you want to make your mark, The Galleria is the perfect place to put on a show. The scene is set with a remarkable modern glass façade overlooking the river, designed by the renowned Irish engineer Peter Rice. With its soaring ceilings, exposed brickwork and dramatic views over the River Liffey, it’s a real showstopper.


From networking events and presentations to awards ceremonies, festivals and product launches, you can count on The Galleria to create impact. It can host up to 500 guests and can be transformed to incorporate your chosen theme or corporate image. It always delivers the “wow” factor.


Area: 445 sq metres / Ceiling height: Min 6 metres - max 9.9 metres
Storage space area available: 100 sq metres / Ceiling height: 3 metres


- Cocktail reception: 500 guests

- Theatre style: 200 guests


The Liffey Corner - For cozier, more intimate events, The Liffey Corner offers a private and vibrant space which is perfect for exhibitions, showcases and workshops. Two floor to ceiling glass walls maximize natural light, while allowing views of the river Liffey and capturing the hustle and bustle of the main mall. It can be used as a standalone venue or in conjunction with other CHQ spaces to increase overall capacity.


Area: 215 sq metres/ Ceiling height: 3 metres

- Cocktail reception: 100 guests

- Theatre style: 70 guests


The Mall  - The Mall of the CHQ runs the entire length of this impressive building and the whole south end can be used for events, offering a unique opportunity to host the most original of evenings.


Perfect for large product launches or corporate events, the spectacular ceiling height and the combination of glass and visible steel supports make this an awe-inspiring venue. With smart ways to create impact and make the space your own, nowhere in Dublin offers this potential for vast space and height in an industrial structure.


Area: 500 sq metres / Ceiling height: 6 metres – max 9 metres

- Cocktail reception: 500 guests

- Theatre style: 200 guests


EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum - Put culture on the agenda at your next breakfast briefing, cocktail reception, product launch or networking session. Housed in the atmospheric vaults of EPIC, our Event Galleries offer unique spaces to impress your guests, with world-class exhibits and a truly interactive and immersive experience. Our galleries have a range of themes that you can link with your event to create a truly unique experience.


Area: 561 sq metres/ Ceiling height: 3 metres

- Cocktail reception: 180 guests

- Theatre style: 100 guests

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