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Reasons to choose Crumlin Road Gaol

Free Parking | Free WiFi | Dedicated Events Manager | Close to Belfast City Centre

Crumlin Road Gaol is one of Belfast’s most beautiful and historical buildings, providing a unique and architecturally stunning space for any event.

The Grade A listed building was built in the nineteenth Century and today its impressive design is complemented by advanced audio-visual technology coupled with outstanding hospitality facilities.

From intimate meetings to exclusive use of the entire building, Crumlin Road Gaol is the ideal setting for conferences, seminars, product launches, drinks receptions, gala dinners, private parties, exhibitions, concerts, movie screenings and more. We pride ourselves on providing unique and bespoke events for each of our clients, and on being as flexible as possible, ensuring that every clients need is tailored to provide the highest quality experience for your guests.

Located minutes from Belfast City Centre with easy access to travel routes, motorways, airports and seaports, Crumlin Road Gaol offers a versatile and memorable events facility.

Rooms & Capacities

Lanyon Suite
Formerly the prison chapel, this room provided prisoners with a welcome break from their cells, every morning at 8am.

Our largest individual space the former prison chapel is now a newly renovated multi – purpose function room with bar facilities. The Lanyon suite aptly named after the architect of Crumlin Road Gaol, Charles Lanyon, is ideal for large conferences, gala dinners, product launches, theatre shows and live concerts to name a few. Boasting a state of the art lighting and sound system the 15m x 15m room also features a drop down ceiling projector with an 8ft screen, removable staging and roving mics. The decorative cell window bars are a constant reminder of the buildings past. This room also has an intimate mezzanine level which is ideal for VIP guest for those prestigious events.

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Forbes Boardroom
The first Governor John Forbes went on to become the longest serving Governor at HMP Belfast.

Formerly the administrative headquarters when the prison was operational, this grand boardroom is a very popular meeting space for our corporate clients. Equipped with advanced audio visual technology to ensure the smooth delivery of any presentation this comfortable meeting space is perfect for large boardroom or small cabaret style meeting.

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Gaol Circle & C Wing
Once a steel fortress at the heart of over 500 cells, vigilant Guards kept watch from the now Victorian era Gaol Circle.

An impressive setting amidst beautiful Victorian architecture, the gaol and c-wing provide an authentic atmosphere for any event, particularly for an evening drinks reception or gala dinner. without doubt this majestic surrounding will enhance your event and leave your guests truly captivated and steeped in the venue’s history. 

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Matron’s Gallery
Charged with keeping control of 125 female prisoners, the Matron lived onsite alongside 25 other staff.

Located in the basement of the gaol, the original stone works provides a distinctive setting complimented by fantastic natural light and bar facilities. Matron’s gallery is a multi-functional room which has hosted a range of events from seminars to private parties, cocktail receptions and weddings. The truly atmospheric and authentic setting is sure to keep people talking about your wonderful event.      

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Tunnell Suite
The longest walk of some prisoner’s lives, a return journey across the tunnel meant an extended stay at Crumlin Road Gaol.

Named after the underground passage way which transported over 25,000 prisoners between Crumlin Road Gaol and the Crumlin Courthouse, this room is commonly used for training days, small meetings and as a breakout room for large conferences. The Tunnel suite which is located in the basement of the Gaol measuring 6m x 5m, is an intimate and completely flexible meeting space.

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Pierrepoint Boardroom
The most prolific executioners in the UK & Ireland – capital punishment has become synonymous with the Pierrepoint name.

The Pierrepoint Boardroom is one of the most intimate meeting spaces at Crumlin Road Gaol. Measuring 3m x 5m this room is furnished with a largeboardroom table which can comfortably hold up to 8 delegates. This room can be found on the Governor’s corridor neighbouring Forbes Boardroom and therefore is also commonly used as a practical breakout space.

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Governor’s Office
The room prisoners feared the most – many only visited here for two reasons; to get reprimanded or married.

The Governor’s Office was the location where staff reported to the number one Governor until the prison locked its gates for a final time in 1996. This is a perfect space for private meeting or smaller groups. It can also be an ideal option for a breakout space for a larger function and there is no doubt that this room will transport you back in time with iron bars on the windows and photos from the prisons past hanging on the wall.

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Included

  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Large, secure on-site car park.
  • Conveniently located close to Belfast City Centre and major motorways.
  • Dedicated Events Manager.
  • Optional quality catering with menus tailored to suit your needs.
  • Optional cash bar facilities.
  • Optional guided tours or Living History experience.

Conferences & Events Team

For further information on how the Crumlin Road Gaol’s unique spaces can work for you, contact the team today:
Eoin Caughey, Melissa Walls, Edel Quinn
Conference & Events Team

T: 028 9074 1500
E: Click to email the Conference & Events Team

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