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As a venue for a corporate, civic or private function, the entire setting and ambience of Queen’s University is quite simply unsurpassed.  Dramatic Victorian architecture, elegant tree-lined avenues, quiet parks and walkways, and the unique buzz of human activity that only a university can generate, combine to make this part of Belfast truly special.  And with over 100 buildings of special or historical interest within its estate, Queen’s can provide a venue to meet just about any conceivable interest or need.

The Lanyon Building (1849) is the centrepiece of Queen’s and one of the most photographed buildings in Belfast, boasts a number of excellent venues:  

  • The Black and White Hall inside the main entrance, with its statue of Galileo, is an impressive location for a drinks reception 
  • The magnificent Great Hall offers a dramatic venue for gala dinners 
  • The Canada Room and Council Chamber, well suited to smaller, more intimate occasions
  • The Naughton Gallery, the University’s dedicated art gallery overlooking the Quadrangle, is ideal for launch events and reception
  • The Old Staff Common Room - This bright airy self contained space is suitable for smaller groups requiring meeting, conference, lunch or dinner space.
  • Senate Room - Historic room with original fixtures and fittings an atmospheric space with lots of natural light and an historical feel.

There are a range of other excellent venues across Queen's University campus:

  • The Harty Room (1933): Tudor style, the perfect venue for a wedding or recital.
  • The Sir William Whitla Hall (1949): a flexible space, capable of accommodating up to 1200 people theatre style,  well suited to plenary sessions and award ceremonies and also doubling as a dinner venue  for up to 350 guests.
  • Peter Froggatt Centre: centrally located and ideal for conferences, with a variety of lecture theatres, seminar and break out rooms for various audiences, all under one roof.
  • Queen’s Film Theatre: fully licensed two theatre cinema, with large modern foyer which is perfect for hospitality. Click here for more information.
  • The Physical Education Centre, with 25m swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness suite and sports massage and comfortable café – perfect for unwinding during a conference. Click here for more information.

Other venues include: fully equipped committee rooms, lecture theatres, seminar and function rooms – a space to suit every need.  For full details about our facilities please contact us.

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