Crowne Plaza Belfast is one of Belfast’s premier conference and events venues, boasting an unrivalled range of modern suites catering for events of all sizes. With 21 modern event spaces including it's feature meeting space, their huge ballroom, for up to 900 people. With one of the fabulous Crowne Plaza Meetings Directors always on hand, you’ll receive personalised attention and a flexible approach to finding the best space to create the perfect event here.
Crowne Plaza hotels are ready 24/7 with premium accommodation, business-ready services and spaces, and fast and fresh food that keep guests productive, connected, rested and restored during their stay.
We caught up with Anneka Allen, Sales Manager for the Crowne Plaza Belfast to find out more:
Distance and time from nearest airport:
Belfast City Airport is 15 mins and 8 miles away
Belfast International Airport is 30 mins and 17 miles away
Distance and time from nearest railway station:
10 mins - 3 miles
Parking: 300 car parking spaces and all complimentary, can also utilise their neighbour car parking at the local sports associations offering an additional 300 car parking spaces.
Where do coaches drop off / pick up: Coaches can pick up and drop off at main door and there is complimentary coach parking
The M1 motorway is a 10-minute drive away so great to access anywhere in Northern Ireland
Crowne Plaza Belfast, where the forest meets the river. Set in a lush parkland setting, just 15 minutes from Belfast City Centre and City Airport. In terms of where it is located, the Lagan Valley Regional Park covers an area of 4,200 acres, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a historical landscape. So it's got that perfect blend of countryside, yet close to the city. And of terms of it's offer, this fabulous hotel has plenty of accommodation and meeting spaces for every occasion.
A modern spacious, light and airy reception area greets you as you enter the hotel, totally in keeping with the Crowne Plaza brand's fresh new approach, and the staff are so wonderfully warm and friendly, you know you will get looked after every step of the way for your event.
No. of Bedrooms: 153
The 153 luxurious bedrooms offer a selection of double rooms with King-size beds and twin rooms with Queen-size beds, in addition to four luxurious double suites.
And another thing to note is that Crowne Plaza Belfast has completed a £5 million investment in guest bedrooms so with the comfortable beds, premium bedding, aromatherapy kits and wake up call as part of their Sleep Advantage programme, you'll be sure to have a great night's sleep.
Number of floors: 3 - ground / 1st floor / 2nd floor
Wi-fi: Yes free and accessed via a landing page
There's lots of ways to keep fit and pamper yourself here including:
All of which is free for in-house guests to use during their stay
There is also a dedicated treatment room and therapist at the Crowne Plaza too.
Restaurants & Bars:
The hotel offers the perfect venue for private dining and larger events. You can indulge in the carefully selected great tasting menus, all cooked by their team of talented chefs. They have superb private dining suites designed to offer you great comfort with a friendly atmosphere. Crowne Plaza Belfast offers 3 on site restaurants in The River Bar, The Green Room and Spice Club.
The River Bar bistro is the perfect setting for stylish all-day dining with stunning new decor, beautiful seating areas and a spacious lounge area. The River Bar offer light bites and gastro-pub style full meals. In the evening River Bar turns down the lights and turns up the atmosphere, with a full cocktail menu.
The Green Room restaurant provides an A La Carte dining experience featuring local sourced ingredients and regional cuisine, offering a range of favourites and specials expertly put together by Executive Head Chef Graham Burns.
The Spice Club Indian cuisine located at Crowne Plaza, serves authentic Indian dishes prepared by their team of Indian Chefs. Treat yourself to piping hot naan breads and chicken dishes from their real tandoori oven, heated by charcoal for the real taste of north India.
Crowne Plaza Belfast has a jewel in it's crown (pun intended) - it has the largest Ballroom event space within a hotel in Belfast and not only is it big but it's also super flexible too - if you need to put on a large event, you need to see this ballroom!
But the Crowne is not only just about the ballroom, it's also one of the premier conference and functions venue in the city, boasting an extensive array of 21 meetings rooms and events spaces of varying size – a truly multi-functional venue. There are 21 meeting rooms across all three floors with registration usually done on the lobby area on each floor
Grand ballroom and pre-function space
The Grand Ballroom lives up to its name as a spectacular space and is one of Belfast’s largest dedicated conference and banqueting spaces, with capacity for 900 delegates or 550 dinner guests, facilitating large events from conferences and exhibitions to award ceremonies. It offers HD digital projectors, audio, 3 phase power supply, ceiling mounts for lighting rigs and a pre function area.
Location: 1st floor
Best use for room: Gala Dinner, awards ceremony or conference
Décor/Design features – lovely 'Art Deco' features with no pillars
Natural light: yes
Size: 24.5m x 28.5m
Reception: Yes and terrace area
Location: 1st Floor
AV Equipment included: 2 x data projector and screen and PA system
For truly stylish surroundings, the Laganview Suite is a stand alone building separate from the main hotel building, providing a stunning modern two-floor events space featuring two suites and pre-function areas which can facilitate an arrivals space for drinks with a separate layout for dinner. Complete with its own private arrival area which has stunning views over the Lagan Valley, this suite has private bar facilities and an enclosed patio area.
Perfect for conferences, banquets and formals worthy of that extra sense of occasion for up to 200 delegates.
Location: Standalone building
Best use for room: conferences, banquets, weddings and formals worthy of that extra sense of occasion for up to 200 delegates.
Décor/Design features – lovely 'Art Deco' features and has it's own private garden
Natural light: yes
Reception: Yes – 2 lobby spaces
Theatre: downstairs – 160 upstairs 90
Cabaret: downstairs – 120 upstairs 60
Dinner: Downstairs – 180 Upstairs 90
Location: across from main hotel
AV Equipment included: PA system
Great Oak Conference Floor
The Great Oak Conference Centre comprises of 12 modern meetings spaces, including a sleek, high spec Boardroom, delivers sumptuous surroundings, complemented with the latest audio visual facilities; ensuring professionalism and quality for training events, interviews, informal and formal meetings or corporate presentations. It also provides a staffed reception desk to assist with delegate and client enquiries and also offers a luxury arrivals lounge with seating areas. Catering is available for every requirement from small meetings to conferences for up to 180 and banquets for 120.
Location: 2nd floor
Best use for room: Conference / sporting groups (football teams etc)
Décor/Design features: Corporate feel to it
Natural light: yes in 6 rooms and no for other 6
Size: Sq.M: Varies in each room
Reception: yes lobby area
Theatre: from 40-160
Cabaret: from 24- 80
Location: 2nd floor
AV Equipment included: varies in each room
Also worth a mention is the Malone Suite which accommodates up to 200 guests, with private bar facilities within the room, this stunning suite provides the perfect setting for a more intimate event. The Malone Suite has completed the addition of a beautiful new pre-function area providing the perfect space for your guests or delegates to arrive and includes many unique designer fittings, furnishings, including a gorgeous shimmering cocktail bar. The suite also offers direct access to the garden, patio area.
For meeting room capacities, layouts and further information please click HERE