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Queen’s University Belfast

As a venue for conferences the setting and ambiance of Queen’s University is quite simply unsurpassed.

Dramatic Victorian architecture, elegant tree-lined avenues, quiet parks and walkways, and the unique buzz that only a University can generate, combine to make this part of Belfast truly special. Our full time professional team have extensive experience of organising conferences.

At Queen’s you’ll find:

  • Venues that can host from 10 to 1000 delegates, for day or residential conferences
  • 500 modern en-suite bedrooms available outside term-time at Elms Village
  • Superb choice of rooms to suit specific requirements, many with bespoke AV equipment.
  • Excellent catering to suit all budgets, tastes and requirements
  • Favourable rates for conference delegates
  • All facilities fully wheelchair accessible
  • Many areas Wi-Fi enabled
  • Support services tailored to your requirements
  • Attention to detail throughout; with a range of services and ideas to personalise each conference

Queen’s University – Riddel Hall

A self-contained Conference Centre set in a magnificent 13-acre site off the Stranmillis Road, it features an array of adaptable meeting spaces with its own dedicated event staff and on-site catering. All rooms are equipped with modern AV systems, with Wi-Fi available throughout the site. Riddel Hall can accommodate conferences for up to 290 delegates.

Association of British and Professional Conference Organisers

Our full-time professional team have organised events at the University for international dignitaries, royalty and presidents and are approved by the Association of British and Professional Conference Organisers. They will bring the same passion and attention to detail to ensure that all your requirements are met.

To manage such a high-profile portfolio of events, the events team engage many in-house teams and external suppliers and have a bank of contacts that they work with regularly.  The team are greatly supported by their in-house catering, porterage, estates and media services teams and also work with musicians, lighting / sound teams, performers, gift suppliers and florists to enhance each event. The Events team is also committed to Green Tourism, and we became the first Green Meetings Gold award recipient on the island of Ireland.


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Key Facts

Max. Capacity


Max. Exhibition



WIFI Included


Wheelchair accessible

Natural Daylight

Outdoor space

Contact Details

Fionnuala Lavery

Lanyon Building, University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN

+44 (0)28 9097 5340


Queen's University Belfast

RoomTheatreBanquetReceptionCabaretClassroomBoardroomExhibition (sq. metres)
The Whitla Hall1200350700264312560m2
Elmwood Hall478250100290m2
The Great Hall18015024013548232m2
The Canada Room and Council Chamber8080100644040118m2
Senate Room403030202646m2
Old Staff Common Room4040401844m2
The Isdell Courtyard, Riddel Hall2901503001208048180m2
Riddel Hall Conference Rooms 1&22761203001008348200m2