Clifton House

Clifton House is an impressive Georgian building, set in tranquil landscaped gardens in the heart of Belfast. Opened in 1774 by Belfast Charitable Society, the building was used until the late 1880s as Belfast’s Poor House. It was used as a nursing home and hospital for older people and is now a unique event venue.

Combining Georgian elegance and a city centre location, Clifton House offers an impressive space for a wide range of events including meetings, exhibitions, AGMs, workshops, conferences, dinner and receptions.


Many of Northern Ireland’s leading public and private sector organisations have used Clifton House for events and our in-house staff will work closely with you to ensure a successful and professional event.

Facilities include car parking, a range of catering options and wireless internet. Guests can also learn about the history of this fascinating building through our interpretative centre which features a large collection of antiques and artefacts, some dating back to 1774 when the Poor House was first opened.

Facilities
Combining a city centre location and a rich history, Clifton House offers a fantastic event venue.

Boardroom
Our spacious boardroom has retained many of its original features and has panoramic views over the city. This facility combines historic artefacts and portraits within an atmospheric venue space.

The room can be set up in a number of ways to suit your event;

Boardroom style: Up to 24 delegates can be seated around the impressive boardroom table.

Cabaret: this style can accommodate 50 people seated at round tables for training and conferences. It also creates a wonderful ambience and atmosphere for intimate fine dining evenings, wedding receptions and much more.

Theatre: this arrangement can comfortably accommodate up to 60 people and has been used for many different events including launches, AGMs and lectures.


Archive Room
This room overlooks the inner courtyard and is truly unique meeting space telling the story of Clifton House and its role in the development of Belfast. It is a great room for smaller meetings, interviews and training events.

Committee Room
This room adjoins the boardroom and is available to hire, should you require a break out room for an event.

Reception Areas
When booking an event with Clifton House you can also make use of the venue’s reception areas for guests. Clifton House boasts a warm and welcoming entrance hall, where you can meet and greet your guests on arrival. Alternatively, the reception area can be hired for events such as a launch, drinks reception or musical recital.

The venue also has a smaller first floor landing where guests can enjoy a tea and coffee break during your event.

Clifton House Archives
Our archive material dates back to 1752 and contains a vast quantity of information on the development of the Belfast Charitable Society and Belfast from town to city. We have a unique collection which will be of interest to a wide variety of people, including family history and academic researchers.


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