Why Belfast and Northern Ireland
World Class Venues
With a range of outstanding venue options in Belfast and across Northern Ireland, we have the right space for your event. From purpose-built conference spaces to world leading visitor attractions, castles and stately homes, whatever you require Visit Belfast can help you find and plan the perfect meeting, event or incentive trip.
With over 18,000 bed spaces across Belfast, we have a fantastic range of accommodation within walking distance of our main venues and attractions. Whether you’re staying in the heart of the city, or travelling further afield, we have an endless selection of luxury, spa, boutique and affordable hotels.
Value for Money
Belfast offers excellent value for money for organisers and delegates alike. The city consistently ranks in the lowest cost of living surveys and this means that your budget goes further, whether you are hosting a socially distant drinks reception for 100 or buying a pint of Guinness in our pubs! If you are considering organising your event in Belfast, talk to the team about financial supports available for application. Team Belfast is happy to guide you through the process and support is available to help with marketing, promotion, venue costs, hybrid events and technology.
Belfast has the luxury of 2 closely located airports to the city centre which is ideal for delegates and organisers arriving in. Belfast City airport is just 10 minutes from the city centre and Belfast International airport is a mere 30 minutes away; Express bus services as well as taxis operate frequently from both.
Our Craic and Culture
The people of Belfast and Northern Ireland are renowned for their sense of fun. The Belfast ‘craic’ is legendary, whether it is the taxi driver picking you up from the airport or your server at dinner. Every member of Belfast’s tourism and hospitality industry is united in their desire for you as organisers and delegates to have the best possible time in our city, knowing you will go home and tell friends and family was about your wonderful experience. Belfast is a special place and the ‘craic’ is better when it is shared.
Compact and Walkable City
Belfast is a fully walkable city with all of the 6 key areas, from the famous Titanic Quarter to the leafy Queens Quarter, easily accessible on foot from the city centre within a matter of minutes. If walking isn’t your thing, you can choose from the sustainable Belfast Bikes, the eco Glider buses, or Belfast’s fleet of low emission taxis.
You’ll find endless things to do in Belfast, from world-class attractions, historic landmarks, museums, shopping and entertainment venues. As the gateway to Northern Ireland, Belfast is perfectly positioned for sightseeing tours to Giant’s Causeway, Game of Thrones filming locations and road trips beyond Belfast.
Belfast is a powerhouse of innovation and ability. Home to two world class universities and with one of the fastest growing knowledge economies in the world, 1,100 major international companies call Belfast home. Belfast is ranked in the top 10 “Tech Cities of the Future” and is one of Europe’s most business friendly cities of its size.
Belfast is taking committed actions to become a sustainable destination. Together with Belfast City Council and partners, Visit Belfast has joined The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) which is the leading sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for destinations around the world.