Ireland’s capital needs no introduction because to many visitors, Dublin is their most cherished holiday destination. Voted Europe’s fourth most popular city break, Dublin’s growing 537,000 population is one of the friendliest capital cities of the world. For a city immersed in history and charm with elegant Georgian architecture, each cultural area is unique. Home to the likes of Sinead O’Connor and writers Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde, the city is rich in literature, art and cultural diversity. An endless amount of attractions (Phoenix Park is only double the size of New York’s Central Park) and modern buildings, Dublin should be at the top of the list when looking for a city venue.
- 25 Fitzwilliam Place
The impeccably restored Georgian house is located in the heart of Dublin’s south city centre. Specialising in corporate events, weddings, dining and celebrations, the restored classic yet contemporary style spotlights its original period features. The elegant space is the perfect get away for intimate gatherings, meetings or cocktail parties—excellent food, flawless service and the very best of Irish hospitality.
- Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
The popular venue hosting for TV3’s The Restaurant, Marco Pierre’s in Donnybrook is a beautiful and unique restaurant venue where old glamour meets a modern menu. The amazing five-star restaurant’s décor has been selected from auction houses around the world, making it both food and furniture heaven! For an intimate gathering, the garden rooms can accommodate up to 60 people comfortably and up to 140 in the dining room. Hidden behind a vine gate, the rooms open out onto the breath taking courtyard to give your event an urban and glamorous feel.
- Johnnie Fox’s
Nothing beats a bit our trad when in Ireland and Johnny Fox’s is one of the oldest and most popular Irish pubs. Located just half an hour from the city centre, the nightly tunes will intoxicate anyone with a love of food and a bit of craic! Perfect for big groups, the unique atmosphere brings people together to laugh, sing and maybe join in with the famous Irish Dancers for a jig!
- MV Cill Airne (The Boat Bar & Restaurant)
Just by the North Wall Quay, Dublin’s floating restaurant and bar resides on the River Liffey. The beautifully restored ship is a step back in maritime history, sharing the best waterfront views right in the heart of Dublin’s docklands. The charming bar, stunning restaurant and dramatic setting is not left down by the modern European menu. On a sunny day, they can accommodate just over one hundred guests, making it ideal for medium sized events. So hop aboard!
Finally, a venue that serves Chinese, Thai and Japanese food all under one roof! With three separate Teppanyaki grills, where chefs entertain hungry onlookers by throwing around their food as they cook. The large dining room is suitable for any sized group with constant shows put on by the friendly, relaxed staff. It is the perfect spot for a great meal and a fun evening out. And here’s some good news—the bill won’t do terrible damage.
- Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club
In the heart of Dublin City, The St. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club has recently opened its doors to non-members who wish to host an event in a handsome setting. The different menus are all freshly prepared and selected with the help of their chefs and wine expert, the glamourous, chic touch will be a place of dreams. Catering for events ranging from 30-96, this Georgian venue is perfect for any intimate gathering. And you get to dance the night away underneath the stars, visible through the magnificent glass-domed ceiling or head upstairs to get a look at the green.
- Guiness Storehouse
Ireland’s number one International Visitor Attraction was obviously going to make an appearance on this list. Once a fermentation plant, the seven-story visitor experience unfolds the incredible history of the 250 year old brand. The pint-shaped building has dedicated floors to storehouses, restaurants and tasting rooms. The entire building is an interactive experience not to be missed. Home of the black stuff in the heart of Dublin, it has become most exclusive tasting experience in the world.
- Christ Church Cathedral Crypt
One of the oldest structures in Dublin oozing tradition and character is nestled just beneath the stone walls of Christ Church Cathedral. The breath taking 12th Century Medieval interior is the perfect setting for any event you wish to have a beautiful and historical feel to. Modern luxuries won’t be sacrificed for your authentic event with underfloor heating and air-conditioning. Accommodating up to 120 for formal settings, the gothic edge is sure to wow.
- Fitzwilliam Card Club
The Fitz is one of Dublin’s favourite casino and card clubs. Opening daily in Dublin’s city centre, they offer a wide range of classic casino games including blackjack, roulette, punto banco and brag! Being the home of live poker in Dublin, they also host the biggest range of Texas Hold’em and other tournament cash games every night of the week. With private dining and lush surroundings, why not spoil yourself for the evening and maybe even break even!
- The Chocolate Factory
Once an actual chocolate factory for no other than Williams & Woods, The Chocolate Factory has been rejuvenated into a creative community. Housing a collection of creative residents, the building consists of studios and workshops for artists, designers, event spaces and a café. Now a home to some small businesses and creative individuals involved in urban art, up-cycling, dance, graphics, events, baking and more every day. Perfect for any event or exhibition, The Chocolate Factory is a trendy, colourful, creative hub.
- 10 Ormond Quay
The wonderful 10 Ormond Quay, nestled in the heart of Dublin on the banks of the Liffey, is the most elegant of venues to celebrate. The Georgian House has been restored to exquisite standards to give a contemporary urban chic and elegant feel. The interior is a tasteful mix of old and new décor and the rooms can hold up to 80 people depending on your desired layout and a further 250 for entertaining. The private and comfortable exclusive venue is one of interior design dreams bound to wow anyone.