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Conference and
banqueting facilities


-The Atrium

-The Roof Garden

-The Lecture Theatre

-The Boardroom

-The Silk Road Café

-The Exhibition Galleries

-Additional facilities


-Further information


For those wishing to host a dinner or reception in a spectacular location, the Chester Beatty Library is a wonderful venue to choose.

Come and explore the rich history and glorious treasures of the collection by hosting a private evening at the Chester Beatty Library.

Our on-site caterer, Mr Abraham Phelan who runs the highly successful Silk Road Cafe on the premises, will be happy to discuss your catering requirements with you.

Please contact him for further details on (+353 1) 407 0770 Fax: (+353 1) 407 0788 Email: catering@silkroadcafe.ie

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The Atrium

This unique space links the historic Clock Tower and the newly constructed wing housing the galleries. The Library’s premier location, the Atrium is suitable for either fine-dining banquets for 100 guests max or receptions for up to 300 guests.


Subject to availability from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.


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The Roof Garden

A tranquil oasis – similar in style to a Japanese Zen garden – featuring atmospheric lighting, bamboo, prized plants and selected herbs. An ideal location for pre-dinner drinks and cocktail receptions for up to 100 people.

Subject to availability from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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The Lecture Theatre

A purpose-built, fully equipped conference room, with a maximum capacity for 100 delegates (theatre style). LCD projector, podium, a range of microphones, double slide projector, white boards and 2 plasma screens are all provided as standard.

Subject to availability from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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The Boardroom

Nestled in the Clock Tower, this elegant boardroom can seat twelve people in highly appointed and charming surroundings.A mobile screen may be used in this room for laptop presentations.

Subject to availability from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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The Silk Road Café

The Silk Road Café offers a range of mouth-watering menus from Afghanistan, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine, as well as Ireland.

For further information on catering, please contact Abraham Phelan at (01) 4070770 (phone), (01) 4070788 (fax) or by e- mail (catering@silkroadcafe.ie).

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The Exhibition Galleries

Our galleries are open during the day and, upon request, for private viewing during evening events.

Guided tours and orientations may be booked directly with Justyna Chmielewska, Volunteer Coordinator, at (01) 4070772 (telephone), (01) 4070760 (fax) or by filling in the Contact Enquiry Form.

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Additional facilities

The building is wheelchair accessible with a large lift. Baby-changing facilities are located in the Atrium.

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Further information

Please contact Lisa Fitzsimons, Events Coordinator, for more information about hosting your event: (01) 4070779 (telephone), (01) 4070760 (fax), or by filling in the Contact Enquiry Form.

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