The main event

A grand occasion doesn’t get any grander than this

What a spectacular, majestic, awe-inspiring venue for any event. Just think of the reactions from your guests and clients as they arrive at this one of a kind venue.

The team behind the Royal Hospital Kilmainham will help to make your event, large or small, an unqualified success thanks to an unrivalled depth of experience in managing lavish receptions, corporate celebrations, and a meticulous attention to detail.

For a pre-dinner drinks reception, weather permitting, your guests can enjoy the spectacular gardens with the formal layout mixed with modern art from IMMA making great conversation pieces. On less clement evenings, the Courtyard is every bit as impressive.

Our vast Meadows offers clients the opportunity to curate a most enchanting celebration nestled in its lush grasslands. This mystical venue is the perfect venue for creating a unique experience for your clients.

For an evening dinner, we recommend the Vaulted Cellars with its ancient interior, and up market dining furnishings, it lends elegance to any dining event.

Our unique outdoor People’s Pavilion is a bespoke venue. This blank canvas is suitable for any outdoor gathering, celebration, workshop or event.

By only holding one event at a time you can be certain of our undivided attention.

But, then, that’s what you would expect of a venue of this calibre.

The Courtyard

At the heart of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham is its
impressive Courtyard. With its paved cobbles, stone cut
cloisters, historic clock tower and Juliet like balconies,
there is nowhere else quite like it in Ireland.

For over three decades, the Courtyard has been the centre of Dublin’s social and cultural life. This unique and iconic venue has been home to contemporary art installations, intimate music performances, private functions, and Michelin star dining experiences.  

To enquire about the Courtyard’s availability for 2023 – 2024 along with the venue hire fees please contact 

Capacity 900 guests.

The Courtyard is available for hire after the hours of 5pm. 

The Meadows

This vast venue allows for an array of enchanting events. Uniquely situated in the centre of Dublin city, this venue offers you the opportunity to create an experience that is out of this world for your clients. 

These grand unoccupied grasslands have been home to many high profile events and experiences from large music festivals to uniquely intimate private corporate celebrations. 

To enquire about booking the Meadows for your event contact

Capacity 100 – 10,000 guests.

The Vaulted Cellars

Home to sumptuous banquets, prestigious corporate dining and gracious receptions, its timeless yet chic interior evokes a dining experience like no other. You can be assured this impressive space will help you create the wow factor for your event.

No matter what the season we like to offer our clients something a little different when it comes to their pre dinner drinks reception and indoor dinning event. Our up-market Vaulted Cellars is a stunning location to enjoy drinks & canapés served during the winter months.

To enquire about booking the Vaulted Cellars for your event contact

Capacity 102 guests seated, or 200 guests standing. 

The Vaulted Cellars is available for hire after the hours of 5pm. 

The People's Pavilion

With outdoor events growing in popularity in recent times, the introduction of our attractively lit and heated People’s Pavilion, or Pailliún an Phobail as Gaelige, is our new outdoor feature. Situated to the front of the historic 17th Century Royal Hospital Kilmainham building, this venue is ideal for any celebration. With a connection to a power source within the structure and resident caterers on standby, the blank canvas is perfectly adaptable for your customised occasion.

To enquire about booking the People’s Pavilion for your celebration, workshop or event contact

Capacity 150 guests seated or 200 guests standing. 


The Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Military Road, Dublin 8, Ireland. D08 FW31


Phone +353 (0)1 612 9903