Aberdeen and Belfast

Queensferry Crossing and Forth Road Bridge

We were lucky enough to enjoy trips to Aberdeen and Belfast recently to check out some of the fantastic venues that these two cities have to offer.


The new Aberdeen Events and Conference Centre is still under construction, but they were kind enough to give us an exclusive hard hat tour! The venue looks like it will be very impressive and will be able to accommodate large scale conferences and exhibitions. We were particularly impressed with the venue’s own energy centre where all food waste will power the building…we won’t pretend to understand the explanation of how this works, but it is mightily impressive! Lastly, the venue is a stone throw from both Aberdeen International Airport and Dyce train station so the AECC is better connected than ever!

Meldrum House Hotel – Very impressive hotel located a short drive from the AECC. This would certainly be an impressive option for VIP guests.

Marcliffe Hotel – Another high-quality hotel, in a more central location, that would serve as a good venue for key speakers.

Beach Ballroom – An amazing art-deco style dancehall that can accommodate several hundred guests for a dinner. With views over the (dramatic in April!) North Sea, this would be a unique setting for a gala dinner.

Barn at Barra – A fantastic converted barn on the grounds of Barra Castle, this would offer an exclusive and scenic setting for conference dinner or reception.


The Waterfront venue is in the heart of Belfast, less than a 10-minute taxi from Belfast City Airport. The venue itself is very easy to navigate, benefits from lots of natural light and there are numerous branding opportunities. The main auditorium can seat 2000+ delegates and benefits from the very latest in AV technology. There are thousands of hotel rooms within a 10-minute walk of the venue, so Belfast can easily accommodate large scale conferences.

Hilton Belfast – Benefiting from a direct walkway to the Waterfront, the Hilton would be an obvious option for an HQ hotel. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at the hotel and the service throughout was excellent.

City Hall – A fantastic venue for a conference dinner located in the city centre. The main staircase is particularly impressive – we would highly recommend a visit if you are visiting Belfast!

Titanic Belfast – An iconic setting for smaller meetings and for conference dinners. The visitor centre is one of the best we’ve been to – you could spend the day exploring! The venue also benefits from the adjacent Titanic Hotel. This unique hotel occupies buildings once used by the Titanic’s designers and offers a lot of interesting history and features.