For a lesson in how to hold successful conferences, come to Queen's University Belfast. As a leading academic institiution, Queen's Unviersity has a long history of hosting academic gatherings of all kinds and welcoming visitors from around the world. The University is close to Belfast city centre, situated on tree-lined Victorian streets, and is a landmark in its own right. The unique blend of the historic and the modern, together with the special atmosphere, offers an ideal venue for conferences, business meetings, exhibitions and presentations. Among the spaces available are the Sir William Whitla Hall which can seat up to 1250 delegates or 350 for dinner or can be used as a stand alone conference venue. The Great Hall which is one of the iconic venues in Belfast, also a flexible space where dinner for 150 or theatre style seating for 170 can be offered, the adjoining cloister and quadrangle lawn can be used for pre-dinner drinks. In addition to the enviable array of function rooms available, there are also a number of lecture theatres and classrooms on the main site and throughout other areas of the University which can be utilised for conferences, meetings and events. In addition there are also alternate spaces which can be utilised including the Naughton Gallery which can be booked for pre-dinner drinks, stand alone buffets and receptions and the Queen's Film Theatre which can also be used for various events including breakfast and evening events.
What Makes Us So Special?
- Can accommodate meetings from 10 to conferences for 1250 delegates.
- Offer a mix of modern and Victorian event spaces all with excellent AV
- We can cater for all needs including the creation of bespoke menus.
' The events team assisted with the bid submission to host the AEA Europe Conference. From detailed and expert help with drafting the conference budget, to picking the best menus to offer for the gala dinner, no detail was left unattended and help, advice, support and conference management were always provided with professional clarity and expediency as well as great humour. The conference was a roaring success so much so that delegates want to come back to Belfast - such a response was in no small measure due to the wonderful service supplied by the events team'.
Professor Jeanette Elwood