THE 19TH-CENTURY LISTED CRUMLIN ROAD GAOL IS ONE OF BELFAST’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS, PROVIDING SEVEN ARCHITECTURALLY STUNNING SPACES
The 19th-century listed Crumlin Road Gaol is one of Belfast’s most beautiful buildings, providing seven architecturally stunning spaces, such as the Gaol Circle and C Wing, a steel Victorian atrium at the heart of the prison, or the more intimate Governor’s Office. All spaces offer AV technology and make memorable settings for corporate events.
The September launch of the £90 million eco-hybrid Glider bus service, combined with the development of a new city centre transport hub at Great Victoria Street station by 2022, will provide the city with a world-class transport network to help carry Belfast further into the forefront of the financial technology world and beyond.
KINGSPAN STADIUM: Home of Ulster Rugby, the stadium has a capacity for 18,000 supporters but also offers smaller spaces for more intimate meetings and conferences – close to the city centre, too. ulsterrugby.com
HMS CAROLINE: The only First World War light battlecruiser afloat, the Royal Navy’s HMS Caroline is an exciting venue in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Located minutes from the city centre, the ship has a capacity of more than 200. nmrn.org.uk/corporate
ULSTER MUSEUM: Dubbed Northern Ireland’s treasure trove of the past and present, the Ulster Museum houses dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies and modern masterpieces among its collections – and two event spaces able to host crowds of up to 200. Its total capacity is 1,500 guests. nmni.com
HILLSBOROUGH CASTLE: The official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland, this elegant Georgian Castle, located 20km southwest of the city centre has welcomed Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama in the past. The State Dining Room, opulent Red Room and show-stopping State Entrance Hall, all have their own unique character, while the Castle Gardens’ open-air capacity is an impressive 5,000. hrp.org.uk
From top right: Crumlin Road Gaol; Officers' Mess on the HMS Caroline; Hillsborough Castle Red Room; ICC (International Convention Centre) Belfast; Ulster Museum atrium; Kingspan Stadium