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 Picture of the front of the Catering Building at night time

Dining Hall Building
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In comparison to other capitals, Dublin is a vibrant and buzzing city with an outgoing and friendly population. At the heart of the city lies Trinity College with its magnificent buildings and beautiful campus spanning 47 acres. Trinity College has occupied this location for the past 400 years, and while none of the original buildings remain, the College boasts fine squares and gardens and a collection of magnificent buildings dating from the 17th to the 20th century. In contrast to the serene surroundings of the College landscape, the modern city of Dublin is just outside the main gate of the campus, with shops, theatres, cinemas and museums within walking distance.

Each year during the summer months, Trinity College opens its campus accommodation to conferences, study programmes, groups and individuals. With over 800 serviced rooms on the College campus, many within historical buildings of character, a visit to Trinity College is an ideal way to experience the grandeur of Dublin's past while enjoying the vibrancy of this leading European capital.

On Site Facilities and Attractions

When arranging any function whether large or small, the organiser's primary aim is to exceed the expectation of the guests. The most effective way of doing this is to combine an impressive venue with accomplished cuisine and service to create a truly memorable experience. Trinity College has for many years used its unique facilities to achieve this result for its many corporate and conference clients. Its success has been such that it is one of the premier historic hospitality venue in the country.

It is not just its historic setting, its fine facilities or the standard of its cuisine which has brought Trinity to prominence as a banqueting venue. Equally important is the flexibility, responsiveness and indeed creativity of the management and staff of the College's Catering Department. From coffee service for a conference to a Trinity Gala Evening, it is the strength of their commitment that makes the noticeable difference.

Today, the College community numbers over 18,000 staff and students and in serving their needs the Catering Department provides a range of menus from simple snacks to college banquets. To meet these requirements the Catering Department is staffed by a team of trained professionals with wide-ranging experience in the hotel and catering industry. Their expertise is available to organisers planning functions in College. The menus recommended by the Catering Manager and the senior chefs emphasise the use of the finest fresh Irish produce, which is then subtly prepared and carefully presented. The following different venues, with their respective capacities, are available:

Banqueting Rooms
Area Dining Reception
Dining Hall 252 500
East Dining Hall 150 275
The Atrium 100 350
Entrance Hall --- 150
Private Rooms 15-50 100
Buttery Vaults 150 150
Buttery Restaurant 350 600

Trinity Gala Evening

This unique evening brings together all the character and charm of Ireland's oldest university. Drawing on their experience of catering for the many international conferences which meet at Trinity, the Catering Department has created the Trinity Gala Evening. The event offers the 'Best of Ireland' in cuisine and entertainment, and is specially tailored to the needs of corporate programmes or conference hospitality. The Trinity Gala Evening is suitable for groups from 300-2,000 people.

The Gala Evening includes extensive hot or cold buffet displays, beer and wine, with musical entertainment from the classical to the traditional.

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Last updated: July 09 2014
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