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Assembly Buildings Belfast Spire Assembly Buildings Belfast: state-of-the-art conferencing facilities in an historic setting

With its unique setting and superb facilities, Assembly Buildings is one of the finest conference and exhibition venues in the city of Belfast. Following an £8million refurbishment in 2010, the facility offers state-of-the-art technology in a historically rich environment.

With its high-tech facilities and a ten room conference suite capable of accommodating up to 1150, the Assembly Buildings is now regarded as one of Belfast’s premier conference, concert and exhibitions venues.

Background, History and Architecture

Architectural Detail from Assembly Building BelfastBuilt in 1905 as the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Assembly Buildings Conference Centre is one of the most impressive buildings in Belfast’s city centre.

Designed in the architectural style of a Scottish baronial castle, the gothic structure boasts a 40m high clock tower, a bell tower housing Belfast’s only operational peal of 12 bells, and several exquisite stain glass windows.

For almost 80 years the Assembly Buildings, or Church House, as it was then exclusively known, operated entirely as the headquarters and General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. In 1992, however, after its first significant refurbishment, the building took on a commercial persona, providing both a retail facility, Spires Mall, on the ground floor and offering the majestic Main Hall as an outside conference venue.

Princess Diana re-opens Assembly Buildings Belfast in 1992Patrons

Over the years the Assembly Buildings has welcomed a host of distinguished visitors including Diana, Princess of Wales, President Mary McAleese, Prime Minister John Major and First Lady, Hilary Clinton. We look forward to welcoming many other illustrious names in the years to come, but most of all, we look forward to welcoming you and to hosting your event.

Spires Mall

Occupying the ground floor of Assembly Buildings is Spires Mall, an intimate, pretty shopping arcade offering an eclectic selection of shops and boutiques.

The mall also houses Spires Café, a self service restaurant which is particularly renowned for its superb all day breakfast.

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