Galgorm

Galgorm is Northern Ireland’s premier luxury Hotel and Spa. Easily accessible within 20 minutes of Belfast International Airport and 30 minutes from Belfast City Centre. And choice is the key when it comes to organising an event at Galgorm, 8 event suites and breakouts, 4 award-winning restaurants, luxurious guestroom and lodging accommodation, the largest thermal spa in Europe and over 200 acres of grounds, enable them to offer you creative solutions to exceed your expectations.

High on the list of must-stay venues in Northern Ireland has to be the beautiful, elegant and friendly Galgorm Resort. Only 30 minutes from Belfast International, you could be checking in from London within an hour of leaving the tarmac. Galgorm is set in 163 acres of gorgeous grounds, with the calming soundtrack of the lovely River Maine, calming you from the moment you set foot in the resort. Full of character, the resort oozes tranquillity not only by the quality and décor of the buildings, but also by the warm & welcoming staff. Add to this a top class spa, gorgeous bedrooms and perfect meeting spaces, you and your clients are in for an absolute treat.

We caught up with Beth Greenan, Group Sales Manager for the Galgorm Collection to find out more:

Address: 136 Fenaghy Rd, Galgorm, Co Antrim, BT42 1EA
Website: https://www.galgorm.com/
Conference Sales Contact:
Beth Greenan
Tel: Events Direct line – 02825 882 562
Email:
[email protected]

Distance and time from nearest airport: Belfast International Airport – 18 miles, approx. 30 minutes' drive
Distance and time from nearest railway station:
Cullybackey Station (small village station) – 1 mile, approx. 2 minutes' drive and Ballymena Station (main station locally) – 3 miles, approx. 6 minutes' drive

Parking: 300 spaces - Coaches can drop off and pick up at the resident's car park beside the Four Seasons Suite at main hotel

Number of floors: 5

Wi-fi: Free wi-fi throughout, with a separate events wi-fi which is password protected

In terms of location, the Resort is located in County Antrim, 10 minutes from the town of Ballymena, 20 minutes from the International Airport and 30 minutes from the city centre. And Galgorm is steeped in history…​

Located on the site of a pre-1600 castle, the demesne dating from the early 17th century. The fine Jacobean house remains, having been altered and modernised in 1830 and 1857.​ ​Purchased by Nicholas & Paul Hill in 1991 they have invested over 60 million in the years since and with their innovation and vision have created the Worldwide recognised Resort it is today.

As you arrive at Galgorm, you are immediately impressed by the easy charm and coolness that the place oozes from every nook and cranny. This is exemplified by the world famous doorman Maurice, who greats you warmly on arrival. Reception is just a few steps away past a roaring fire - already we fell in love! It's one of those venues that is just super cool, without having to work at it. And there's not one single ounce of stuffiness here. The staff were all tremendously friendly and warm.

The bedrooms here were beautifully appointed throughout, as you would expect with all rooms overlooking the Thermal Spa Village or the fab views of their 163-acre estate. What's not to love. Relaxation is the name of the game and you will absolutely love these rooms - whichever type you choose - see below:

Number of bedrooms: 177 units including 125 bedrooms and 52 lodges

Suites – 11
Deluxe Rooms - 45
Superior Rooms – 69
Cottages – 27
Log Cabins – 6
Residences – 3
Shepherds Huts – 15

Fitness Gym:
The Fitness Suite is designed for all abilities and for all needs, with a range of cardio equipment and machine/free weights.

Swimming Pool:
Thermal Spa Village (included in B&B rate). One of the largest Thermal Spas in the UK with extensive indoor and outdoor facilities; including but not limited to: swimming pool (20m), hydrotherapy pool, saunas (barrel saunas, sanarium, celtic sauna infusion) steam rooms, snow cabin, salt cave, multiple outdoor hot tubs, private bathing experiences and relaxation areas, including the Palm House and Elements Halo Dome offering robed dining and cocktails.

Treatment Rooms:
13 treatment rooms including two duo treatment rooms, offering a full range of body and facial treatments using Aromatherapy Associates. Skin Clinic offering Image and SkinCeuticals procedures as well as ‘tweakments’.

Restaurants & Bars:
You are absolutely spoiled for choice here at Galgorm. from the 3AA Rosettes of the River Room through to McKendrys traditional Irish pub, there is something for everyone and every kind of mood. Our favourite spot here was the fabulous Gin Library boasting hundreds of different types of Gins - wow!

  • River Room – Gourmet restaurant with 3AA Rosettes
  • Gillies Grill – caters for a range of tastes with classic brasserie and Asian inspired dishes
  • Fratelli Ristorante – Pizzeria & Bar with a sister outlet in Belfast city centre
  • Castle Kitchen – Located off-site at Galgorm Castle Golf Club (5 minutes from the hotel)
  • Conservatory – beautiful space overlooking the river, serving light snacks and Afternoon Tea
  • Elements & Palm House – robed restaurant serving gourmet snacks within the Thermal Spa Village
  • McKendrys – traditional Irish pub, with open fires, cosy corners, great whiskey collection and live music
  • Gin Library – home to one of Ireland’s largest collections and host to daily resident gin tastings

At Galgorm, they recognise the importance of creating an event with a stunning backdrop. Their vast portfolio offers an exceptional range of iconic and unique venues suitable for hosting all types of events; intimate dinners, grand parties, product launches and corporate entertaining. As well as this they also offer a program of Mindful meeting elements, focused on enhancing delegates wellness during the event.

There are eight elegant and practical meeting rooms at Galgorm - something to suit everyone and every type of meeting. With it's luxurious style, its the perfect place to hold a getaway meeting, but equally at home with a residential conference, small exhibition or a dinner / awards ceremony. here's our three favourite meeting rooms at Galgorm.

Meeting Space Highlights

Great Hall
Separate to the main hotel and with a stunning waterfall as a backdrop, the Great Hall oozes charm and sophistication. The Suite was recently unveiled after an extensive refurbishment to enhance its unique classical features. The Great Hall features its own private entrance, separate lounge areas with an open fire and a flexible main function space. The Suite offers the perfect setting for gala evenings, exhibitions and conferences.

Location: Ground floor, separate building (2–3-minute walk from Reception)
Décor/Design features – classic décor
Nice touches – Waterfall backdrop, own private entrance and bar/lounge area

Natural light: Yes
Size: Sq.M: 311m2
Reception: 350
Theatre: 500
Cabaret: 150
Dinner: 300

AV Equipment included: Ceiling mounted projector & drop-down screen (front & back of room), and PA system with 2 microphones

Web Link: https://www.galgorm.com/great-hall-events.html
Virtual Tour: http://thegreathall.3dshowcase.co.uk/
3D Showcase: https://www.galgorm.com/great-hall-events.html

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Renaissance Suite

The Renaissance Suite offers a truly breathtaking setting. The suite is finished in a classic style with a contemporary edge, featuring bespoke Italian leather and ebony chairs that combine to create a truly chic finish. A state-of-the-art lighting system allows you to tailor the ambience of the room with the colour theme for your corporate event.

Description: The Delegate Wranglers to complete this

Location: Separate building (2–3-minute walk from Reception)
Best use for room (conference, dinner, reception. Etc): Conferences and dinner, catering breakout for larger events
Décor/Design features – contemporary art deco style
Nice touches – bespoke Italian leather chairs, state of the art lighting system to theme the colour for the event, private entrance and bar/lounge

Natural light: Yes
Size: Sq.M: 311 m2
Reception: 160
Theatre: 150
Cabaret: 100
Dinner: 160

AV Equipment included: Stand along projector & screen, PA system with microphone

Web Link: https://www.galgorm.com/renaissance-suite-events.html
Virtual Tour: http://therenaissancesuite.3dshowcase.co.uk/

**Renaissance & Great Hall can be hired separately or as one space for conference & exhibition

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Four Seasons Suite
The Four Seasons Suite features its own private entrance; a sleek reception area, leading through to the exquisite main function room which merges classical lines with a contemporary design. Outside you will find a private formal garden complete with breath-taking bespoke water feature. The Four Seasons Suite is perfect for more intimate dinners and receptions, smaller exhibitions and conferences. We absolutely loved this room - especially with the lounge area and it super-cool open fire and sofas - wow!

Location: Main hotel beside Reception - ground floor
Décor/Design features - contemporary
Nice touches: Private entrance, bar/lounge, garden with water feature

Natural light: Yes
Size: Sq.M: 137 m2
Reception: 120
Theatre: 100
Cabaret: 60
Dinner: 100

AV Equipment included: Stand alone projector & drop down screen, PA system with microphone

Web Link: https://www.galgorm.com/four-seasons-suite-events.html
Virtual Tour: http://fourseasons.3dshowcase.co.uk/

For meeting room capacities, layouts and further information please click here:
https://www.galgorm.com/events.html#event-suites