About Us

About Us

The Events Team at Queen's University Belfast

From the moment of enquiry through to delivery, Events at Queen's guarantees a fully integrated professional service, that is sure to exceed all expectations with your own dedicated Event Manager.

What We Do

Events at Queen's provides venues within Queen's University Belfast for corporate, civic or private functions. With over 100 buildings of special or historical interest within its estate, Queen’s can provide a venue to meet almost any conceivable interest or need. 

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

Events at Queen's is also responsible for organising University core events, such as graduation and provide an event management consultancy service to Schools and Directorates within the University. 

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.

Meet the Team behind Events at Queen's

Are you planning an event and not sure who to get in touch with? Find out more about the team and the events they look after. 

Grainne Doherty

Business Development Manager

Grainne joined the University from Hilton Hotels and Resorts in 2016 and has a wealth of Business Development experience. She would be delighted to meet with you to discuss how our facilities can fit the needs of your business or organisation. Grainne is a music lover who has swapped gigs for school plays as mother to two small boys.

Email Grainne

Angela Haley

Events and Conferencing Manager

Angela provides Event Management services for internal and external conferences and events, as well as overseeing University core events such as Graduation. She would be pleased to develop a bespoke Event Management package for your conference or event. Angela is a classically trained musician.

Email Angela

Fionnuala Lavery

Sales Executive

Fionnuala joined Queen’s in 1992, originally managing the Great Hall kitchen, and has a wealth of knowledge of all aspects the University. She would be happy to show you our facilities, and can also coordinate conferences and events of various sizes. Fionnuala enjoys cycling holidays in Donegal and the Canary Islands.

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Melissa Kent

Wedding Coordinator and Gown Store Coordinator

Melissa oversees weddings at Queen’s and would love to show you around our venues and discuss your requirements. Melissa also organises gowns during Graduation and she is the contact for schools, organisations and individuals wishing to hire academic costumes. Melissa got engaged at Christmas 2016, and is currently planning her own wedding.

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Peter Curran

Events Assistant

Peter can advise on room availability and Event Management packages for meetings and events of all sizes. He is the main point of contact for filming requests on campus. Peter is a keen amateur photographer and has had his work exhibited on several occasions.

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Sarah McErlain

Sales and Booking Assistant

Sarah coordinates the diaries of our Business Development Manager and Sales Executive, and would be happy to arrange an appointment for you to visit our facilities. She can also advise on room availability for your event. Sarah loves to travel and most recently visited Barcelona.

Email Sarah

Take the next step

Start planning your unique event. 

Call us today on 028 9097 5340 or email events@qub.ac.uk

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