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Booking a function room at City Hall

City Hall has a number of functions rooms which can be booked for specific events. These events must meet a set of criteria and a formal Application Form is required to be completed. It is recommended you discuss your event with one of the Civic HQ Unit staff. Call us on 028 9027 0281 before completing a booking form.

As all function applications have to be agreed by the SP&R Committee and ratified by council a lead in time of at least 8 weeks is required.

When completing the booking form you may type or write your answers. If you choose to fill in the form by hand please make sure you write your answers in BLOCK CAPITALS using black ink. Remember to sign and date the form before returning it to the council. Please keep a copy of the booking form for your own records.

The Reception Room

Envisaged by the architect as the first room you would enter receiving your first glass of champagne on the night of the ball – the Reception Room is the most intimate of all the function areas at City Hall. Used today for a variety of events of a smaller nature, the walls are adorned with prominent men of the City’s past and its central display is a variety of gifts given to previous Lord Mayors from ethic and religious communities living in Belfast.

Seating style layout  Capacity 
Theatre 100
Round dinner 80 (8 tables)
Standing reception 120

The Banqueting Hall

This middle sized function room was designed for banquets as the room’s name would suggest but today it can be used for a variety of events from public lecture to exhibition. Large portraits adorn the walls of former Lord Mayors of Belfast including Sir Edward Harland the famous ship builder and Viscount Pirrie who commissioned titanic and during construction of City Hall as Lord Mayor choose many of the finishes you see today. A large portrait can also be seen of his wife Margaret, the first Lady Mayoress to wear the stunning jewels which are still in our collection today.

Seating style layout  Capacity 
Theatre  225
Round dinner 150 (15 tables)
Standing reception 250 

The Great Hall

City Hall’s largest function room is the principal ballroom. This room was completely destroyed during the Belfast Blitz of 1941 but restored to its original design and former glory in 1951/52. The seven glorious stained glass windows that light the room are the originals as they had been removed previous to World War II. From Royal banquets to community events, the room has played host to every conceivable type of event over City Hall’s long history.

Seating style layout  Capacity 
Theatre 700
Round dinner 400 (40 tables)
Standing reception 700

Contact us
028 9027 0281
City Hall
Donegall Square,
Belfast,
BT1 5GS