Read some of the most frequently asked questions about events at The Carriage Rooms - if you have any others then get in touch
What are the access times for set-up?
If there is no event in the venue the day before, set-up can be accommodated then at a time mutually agreed beforehand. If set-up the day before cannot be accommodated, then access is available from early morning on the day of the event itself.
Are there any restrictions on décor?
The scope to decorate the venue is endless and most ideas can be brought to fruition provided the venue is left as it was found. If assistance with decoration is needed, we can provide and/or source items directly for you.
What staff do you provide on the day?
You will have a dedicated point of contact from our highly experienced team, in the lead-up to your event and right throughout the day itself. Additional staff will then be provided very much depending on the specific requirements and format of the event.
Are you licensed to serve alcohol?
We have a staffed, stocked and licensed bar on site, available for use as needed, as well as an extensive wine list from our award-winning local supplier - James Nicholson wine merchant. You are also permitted to bring your own alcohol whereby a corkage charge of £6.00 plus VAT per bottle applies.
Will there be a wet weather plan if we are hoping for an outdoor event?
The Carriage Rooms has plentiful inside space, whatever your event and an indoor contingency plan will always be in place to account for the unpredictable Northern Ireland weather!
What parking facilities are available?
We have 76 car parking spaces, including three disabled spaces and an overflow car park/coach park, should they be needed. Further overflow car parking areas are available for larger scale events.
What audio visual facilities and power supplies are on site?
We have a wireless PA system available which includes microphones and a lectern and there are generous audio visual capabilities throughout. A flat screen TV can also be provided and power sockets are plentiful in all rooms of the venue. A number of external power sockets and supplies are also available.
Can you offer any outdoor team building activities?
We can accommodate and help organise a broad spectrum of activities across the estate, including clay shooting, zip line, fly fishing, falconry, archery, wine tasting, kayaking, cookery demonstrations and much much more...
How do we confirm a booking?
To secure a booking and date with us then simply inform our venue team who will confirm availability and provide details surrounding the payment of the deposit and any documentation which will need completed. Payment of the full balance is typically due four weeks before your event.
What are the permitted delegate numbers?
We have no required minimum number of delegates. Previously we have hosted a board meeting for of 12 people up to gala dinners for 180 people. We will always be sure to guide you as to how we feel the venue can be used most effectively based of the total number of people attending a conference or event.
Is there provision for Internet accessibility?
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout most of the venue and our staff will be happy to assist you with connecting to and using our network.
Do you have public liability insurance?
Yes. Public liability insurance is in place and provides cover against claims made by members of the public who suffer injury or damage to property in connection with our business.
What are the opening times for the venue?
Event provision requires flexibility in a number of areas and to that end opening/access times are tailored to the requirements of the client and are specific for each and every conference or event. The venue is not open to the public and access to the estate is by appointment only.
Do you have facilities in place for those with accessibility requirements?
The venue meets the latest accessibility requirements including disabled parking, a lift and both male and female disabled toilets.
There are graveled areas around the venue but we have ensured that these areas are also wheelchair friendly with our use of Cedagravel.
Will there be any other events taking place at the same time?
The Carriage Rooms is a private hire venue, exclusive to the client and their chosen guests on the day of their event. We will always guarantee that no other events will take place in The Carriage Rooms at the same time as you are hosting your event there.
Can we supply our own catering?
We have an exclusive agreement in place with the award-winning catering company Yellow Door. Their team will work closely with you to provide a bespoke menu to suit your event requirements. This dedicated group of enthusiastic professionals - who have the utmost passion for food - are totally committed to making your event an exceptionally memorable and enjoyable one.
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