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The Tailors' Hall

Wedding venue

Private Venue

Back Lane
Dublin 8
Dublin City

Capacity Seated: 80

Contact The Tailors' Hall
Tel: +353 1 454 1786

Please mention when enquiring.

The Tailors' Hall

This special building near Christchurch Cathedral is an early Georgian Guild Hall, beautifully restored as the headquarters of An Taisce, The National Trust for Ireland. It is offered as a venue only - everything else is up to you - but An Taisce provides lists of services, including five caterers to choose from. The Hall was the meeting place of the Guild of Merchant Tailors from 1706 to 1841 and has figured in many historical Irish events.

It was the meeting place of the ‘Back Lane Parliament’, and the United Irishmen, and was also used for everything from society balls to fencing classes over the centuries. There are churches of all Christian denominations nearby, and wedding blessings can also be arranged at The Tailors’ Hall.

The Great Hall is a lavish venue while The Lower Hall is more redolent of the convivial taverns of its time with its distinctive fireplace, stone walls, heavily beamed ceiling and bar facilities. By hiring the whole building you can have a lovely mix of elegance and informality. There is also a small sheltered courtyard which can easily be lit with candles and torches to create a romantic, continental environment.

The wedding venues bar in the basement leads straight out onto the courtyard, where guests can still hear your band playing from indoors. Decoration of the Hall (flowers, candles etc) is your responsibility, and there are some restrictions due to the age of the building.

By renting out The Tailors’ Hall, you not only have a venue of great character and atmosphere for your special day, but you also support An Taisce, as they have the lease on the building.

The hire of the Great Hall and Lower Hall combined including insurance is €2,500.

The hire of the Great Hall alone is €1,350 including insurance.

The hire of the Lower Hall alone is €1,200 including insurance.

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 80
Capacity Standing: 140

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Couple

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire
Cost: €1,200-2,500

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use
Length of time you have to take it for: 1 day

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €200

Midweek Reduction

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Dublin City Centre
Distance (km): 1

Nearest Airport

Distance (km): 14
Time Away: 45 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Distance (km): 3
Time Away: 20 mins

Nearest Station

Distance (km): 2
Time Away: 5 mins


Distance (km): 0
Time Away: 0









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A short distance south of Christchurch Cathedral, on the opposite side of High Street.

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