The main event

A grand occasion doesn’t get any grander than this

What a spectacular, majestic, awe-inspiring venue for a gala occasion. Just think of the reactions from your guests as they arrive for dinner or cocktails in the magnificent Baroque Room or the historic Great Hall.

The team behind the Royal Hospital Kilmainham will help to make your gala occasion, large or small, an unqualified success thanks to an unrivalled depth of experience in managing lavish receptions 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 Baroque Room is every bit as impressive.

For dinner, we recommend The Great Hall with its high ceilings, ancient portraits, moulded ceiling and magnificent windows lending elegance to any 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 Baroque Room - Simply stunning

Here is the room that simply takes your breath away. The striking craftsmanship of the Baroque Room features oak carvings, an ornate ceiling (made of papier mâché as it was too heavy when made of plaster) and Irish-made stained glass windows. This room is used for a variety of purposes. As pre dinner reception area for up to 330 persons, a dining room for up to 120 guests or a conference for up to 150 delegates.
Dinner – 110 pax Cocktail/ Drinks Reception – 330 pax Conference Meeting Theatre Style – 150 pax Conference Meeting Classroom Style – 80 pax
Height – 45ft/13.5m Length – 62ft/19m Width – 36ft/11m Flooring – 207.5msq

The Great Hall - Perfect for your great event

The 17th century Great Hall was originally used for soldiers’ dining and recreation. Today the high ceiling and magnificent windows make it an airy and versatile space for banqueting, conferences, fashion shows, concerts, award ceremonies and larger meetings.
• Dinner – 348 pax • Cocktail Reception – 800 pax • Conference Meeting Theatre Style – 360 pax • Conference Meeting Classroom Style – 170 pax
• Height – 50ft/15m • Length – 90ft/30m • Width – 45ft/13.5m • Flooring – 408msq

The Courtyard - Surround yourself in the sublime

At the heart of The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is the spectacular courtyard. With cobblestones, cut stone cloisters, clock tower and Juliet balconies, there’s nowhere else like it in Ireland. And it’s yours, if you’d like it, to host an unforgettable event in a marquee right in the middle. Talk to us and we’ll help to plan it all out with you.
If you wish to erect a marquee, this must be hired externally and separately.

• Capacity – 1,100 guests
• Height – 15ft/5m • Length – 120ft/40m • Width – 75ft/25m


The Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Military Road, Dublin 8, Ireland. D08 FW31


Phone +353 (0)1 612 9903