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Want to host an unforgettable meal for 100 guests? Or a gala dinner for 3,000? You’re in the right place. The RDS offers a range of extraordinary and distinctive spaces that can be dressed to create unique dining experiences, from refined and elegant to cool and contemporary.

Your Bespoke Menu

Our on-site caterer RDS Hospitality is one of the most talented culinary teams in the country. We work within your budget, so your guests enjoy the very finest Irish produce, sourced from specialist suppliers and artisan producers. All cooked to perfection and served with flair, creativity and imagination.


Our Team

It’s not just our venue and our food that has clients returning year after year. It’s our experience and attention to detail. We can coordinate a unique themed dining experience or offer you an all-inclusive package that covers hall rental, 3 to 5 course meals, decoration, lighting and floral centrepieces. All the little touches that will create a dazzling night and an unforgettable dining experience.


Suggested RDS Venue spaces and associated dining capacities:



Up to 50  

Presidents Room

Up to 100  

Minerva Suite

Up to 450

Concert Hall

Up to 700

Hall 3 (Serpentine Hall)  

Up to 1,000  

Hall 4 (Industries Hall)  

Up to 2,000

Hall 1 (Main Hall) 









*The above capacity numbers are indicative therefore subject to change and may vary depending on the clients’ final layout.

For full details, please consult the Floor plans and for Hall locations consult our Venue Capacities and Site Map.


What our banqueting clients say...

"In all aspects the RDS team were an absolute pleasure to work with and extremely responsive to requests and suggestions. In both preparation and in delivery we had an extremely positive experience and I look forward to working with the RDS again in the future. Feedback from those present at the event was extremely positive and I have no hesitation in recommending the venue."

Alan Sherlock, SFA Executive, SFA National Small Business Awards Gala Presentation in the RDS Concert Hall.

For more information on the catering led events or banquets at the RDS Venue please contact us on sales@rds.ie


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