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Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Hall is open and available to hire to host functions. Functions can be held in either of their three function rooms, The Reception Room, The Banqueting Hall and the Great Hall or The Rotunda area at the heart of the building can be used as a space for welcome elements of your function.
Belfast City Hall runs over 300 events a year and is well versed on the best of Belfast hospitality. From Royal banquets to community events, the venue has played host to every conceivable type of event over City Hall’s long history.

The Reception Room
Envisaged by the architect as the first room you would enter receiving your first glass of champagne on the night of the ball – the Reception Room is the most intimate of all the function areas at City Hall. Used today for a variety of events of a smaller nature, the walls are adorned with prominent men of the City’s past and its central display is a variety of gifts given to previous lord mayors from ethic and religious communities living in Belfast.

The Banqueting Hall
This middle sized function room was designed for banquets as the room’s name would suggest but today it can be used for a variety of events from public lecture to exhibition. Large portraits adorn the walls of former Lord Mayors of Belfast including Sir Edward Harland the famous ship builder and Viscount Pirrie who commissioned titanic and during construction of City Hall as Lord Mayor choose many of the finishes you see today. A large portrait can also be seen of his wife Margaret, the first Lady Mayoress to wear the stunning jewels which are still in our collection today.

The Great Hall
City Hall’s largest function room is the principal ballroom. This room was completely destroyed during the Belfast Blitz of 1941 but restored to its original design and former glory in 1951/52. The seven glorious stained glass windows that light the room are the originals as they had been removed previous to World War II. From Royal banquets to community events, the room has played host to every conceivable type of event over City Hall’s long history.

To hire Belfast City Hall, an application form will need to be completed, you Visit Belfast contact can help you with that.

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RoomBanquetStanding Reception
The Reception Room80120
The Banqueting Hall150250
The Great Hall400500