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11 Unique Meeting Spaces in Dublin You Didn't Know You Could Book!

By Alison Finnegan

If you've never been to the capital of Ireland, finding unique meeting spaces in Dublin can be quite a challenge.

Now:

As Ireland's capital and largest city, Dublin is a historic and contemporary home for arts, education, and business in the country. For meeting planners, the city has a range of meeting venues bursting out of its every corner to cater to parties of any size.

In this article, we’ve hand-picked a few of our favourites to help you narrow down your search and see what Dublin has to offer.

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1. The Old Jameson Distillery, Smithfield

Meeting Spaces in Dublin - Jameson Distillery
The Old Jameson Distillery Bow St., Smithfield

Looking to hold an event with a twist? The Jameson Distillery Bow St. is the birthplace of the world’s favourite Irish whiskey and home to the world’s leading distillery tour.

Newly renovated in 2017, the distillery offers meeting and event spaces to cater for anywhere between 3 – 200 people and the option of taking part in any of their Experiences. This unique meeting venue offers history and heritage as well as a one of a kind space for your next corporate event.

Whether you like your whiskey sour or straight, this ‘neat’ venue promises to cater for all.

It gets better:

2. The Alex, Merrion Square

Image of the entrance to the Alex Hotel, Merrion Square Dublin
Glamorous entrance to The Alex, Merrion Square

The Alex is known for it's unique 1920's vibe yet contemporary feel. It's vintage furnishings & luxurious finish are evident throughout the hotel, from its lobby to its bedrooms right through to its meeting spaces.

Their meeting rooms can accommodate up to 400 delegates and our both stylish and functional, providing Dublin's fastest hotel Wifi and state-of-the-art AV equipment.

3. Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Portmarnock

Image of the Golf Links Course in Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
The Golf Course - Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Portmarnock

Lying along the Velvet Strand in North County Dublin you'll find Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links - home to the champion Links Golf Course.

The hotel offers top of the range conference facilities for a maximum of 300 delegates and with its magnificent coastal location, award-winning onsite restaurants, and picturesque beach views is it any wonder it's made our list?

Attention sports fans:

4. Croke Park, Drumcondra

Image of Croke Park Stadium filled with people for a Gaelic match
Croke Park Stadium on Match Day

GAA is Ireland's indigenous & most popular sport - so why not hold your meeting or event in the heart of it all; Croke Park.

Croke Park is Ireland's greatest amphitheater & offers 110 unique and flexible meeting spaces for events and crowds of all sizes and HD Wifi for up to 40,000 devices.

Fancy a mid-meeting break? Check out the GAA Museum or take the stadium tour and immerse your self in the home of Irish sport.

5. The Gibson Hotel, Point Village

Unique Meeting Spaces in Dublin - Gibson Hotel
The internal courtyard - The Gibson Hotel, Dublin

While it’s Coda restaurant is famous for being the home of First Dates Ireland, The Gibson Hotel is also renowned for its modern meeting spaces flooded with natural light and catering for up to 300 delegates.

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Want to unwind after your day of meetings? Relax in the Gibson’s Hemidemisemiquaver Bar (or ‘Hemi bar’), watch the world go by from the third-floor balcony or take some time out in their internal courtyard.

This one's not only for beer lovers:

6. The Guinness Storehouse, St. James’s Gate

Unique Meeting Spaces in Dublin - Guiness Factory
The Guinness Factory, St. James's Gate, Dublin

With its city center location and significance in Irish culture, The Guinness Storehouse is not only a fascinating experience for both tourists and locals but also plays host to a vast number of exquisite events year-round.

The Guinness Factory offers a flexible range of meeting spaces to cater from 18-600 people, such as its Gravity Bar located on the 7th Floor which offers spectacular 360° views of Dublin City.

Mixing history, culture and 'craic' into the one meeting venue ensures a memorable experience for all who attend.

7. Clontarf Castle Hotel, Clontarf

Unique Meeting Spaces in Dublin - Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin
The Main Entrance - Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin

Tucked away 15-minutes from the city centre in the peaceful, coastal setting of Clontarf you can find Clontarf Castle Hotel.

Dating back to 1837, this hotel is a perfect combination of Irish heritage and grandeur; featuring breathtaking 12th-century architecture and a stunning castle façade it is one of Ireland’s top-rated castles.

Alongside it's dedicated art galleries, beautiful interior and grounds, Clontarf Castle Hotel also offers numerous event facilities and meeting rooms – from private dining to board meetings, this venue can cater for up to 500 people.

Fancy something more conventional?

8. The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock

View of the Convention Centre Dublin from Sir John Rogersons Quay
View of the Convention Centre Dublin from Sir John Rogersons Quay

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) open since 2010 and located in the Dublin Docklands, is known for hosting global events & has helped put Ireland on the map for conferencing worldwide.

The iconic building is a true statement on the cityscape and provides 22 highly-flexible, world-class meeting venues catering up to over 3000 people!

The CCD is one of Europe's most environmentally-friendly meeting venues as it was named the world's first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre & is focused on environmental best practice with recycling rates averaging over 95%.

9. The North Star Hotel, Amiens St.

Unique Meeting Spaces in Dublin - North Star Hotel
"The Place"- The North Star Hotel, Dublin

With its brick vaulted ceilings and contemporary furnishings, The North Star Hotel is where old Dublin meets new.

Located next to Connolly Station; a focal point in Ireland’s transport network, The North Star offers vintage-inspired meeting spaces for up to 30 people with old-fashioned, red-brick feature walls and vintage-style leather chairs.

If you’re planning a group event or get-together be sure to check out “The Place”, The North Star’s newest area offering a bright and relaxing space to enjoy some refreshments or a light snack.

Or maybe a college?

10. Trinity College Dublin, College Green

Image of Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin, College Green

Located in the heart of Ireland’s fair city & ranked the country’s No. 1 University Trinity College Dublin is a renowned site of Irish heritage and education and a must-see for tourists and locals alike.

As well as being home to the famous Book of Kells and the largest research library in Ireland, Trinity College has beautiful grounds and greenery for its visitors to enjoy.

Trinity offers two main conference centres that can hold between 20-2000 delegates as well as a number of smaller rooms that can be rented on request.

11. The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace

Unique Meeting Spaces in Dublin - National Concert Hall
The Main Auditorium - The National Concert Hall, Dublin

The National Concert Hall is Ireland’s designated home to music and if you’re in the market to host a larger event this could be the space for you.

The venue is located close to Stephen’s Green enabling easy access for attendees & boasting a capacity of up to 1,200 people and onsite catering this spectacular venue is ideal if for hosting corporate ceremonies and awards events.

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