Five of Belfast's best event spaces

Belfast can provide an exciting, virtually exotic change of scenery for event profs based in south England. It also offers up a range of distinctive venues; here are five of Event's favourites.

The SS Nomadic is moored in Belfast's Titanic Quarter (
The SS Nomadic is moored in Belfast's Titanic Quarter (

The Nomadic

The Nomadic gives guests a chance to fully immerse (or submerse) themselves in Belfast's nautical heritage. The venue was the original tender ship to the Titanic and encapsulates the spirit of its older sister with its period theming and wood panelling.

A range of spaces are available, including those in 'First Class' and 'Second Class' as well as the open aired bridge deck.

Where: Hamilton Dock, Queens Road, Belfast, BT3 9DT

Contact: 02890 766386 or


Located in the Titanic Quarter, T13 provides a cool and quirky backdrop for a variety of creative events. The space labels itself as Belfast's Urban Sports Park and hosts BMX riders and skateboarders alongside music and art events.

T13 has previously hosted events such as extreme sports competitions, large scale theatre and orchestral performances. It has collaborated with the likes of Heineken Music and the London 2012 International Olympic Committee, placing it firmly on the map as an event space to watch.

Where: T13, Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DT

Contact: 02890 023111 or

Belfast Castle

Belfast Castle boasts stunning parkland views, as well as a set of comprehensive conference and event facilities for parties of up to 200. The on-site Cellar Restaurant serves up dishes showcasing a range of fresh, local ingredients, which can be enjoyed in Haslam function room next door.

The venue markets itself as located in the ideal location – 10 minutes from city centre, 15 from the airport, yet set in an area of natural calm.

Where: Belfast Castle, Antrim Rd, Belfast, Antrim, BT15 5GR

Contact: 02890 776925 or

Oh Yeah

Oh Yeah is first and foremost a music centre that hosts numerous community projects and performances across the year. It is located in the city's Cathedral Quarter within a former bonged whisky warehouse, and offers a performance, exhibition and conference venues alongside smaller spaces such as a song writing room.

The main venue, which comes complete with a Northern Ireland music exhibition, hosts up to 290 people, and can be hired with a late license until 1am on request.

Where: Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG

Contact: 02890 310845

Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is just that – an opulent space for performance and events that is steeped in history. There are a range of meeting and conference rooms surrounding the Frank Matcham Auditorium, which itself can be hired for parties of up to 1,060 people.

AV resources, including a full lighting rig, can be included.

Where: 2-4 Great Victoria St, Belfast, BT2 7HR

Contact: 0289 0277738 or

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