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The RDS is an exceptional venue to host a Gala Dinner in Dublin. Superb food and drink is assured by our top class caterers, while the total dining experience encompasses the elegant buildings and palpable sense of history. 

Ease of access to the RDS and proximity to many hotels are two key reasons to choose the RDS as the venue for your big event. 

RDS Hospitality

RDS Hospitality is our highly regarded, on-site single service catering provider. The award-winning chefs apply their creativity and flair and source prime local produce, to create special menus for each event.

We understand that every event organiser wants their event to be unique and memorable and RDS Hospitality can create bespoke catering menus and styles to impress. Whether it is a particular corporate theme, furniture or table top style or specific food and beverage requirements, we can create a hospitality experience to meet your needs and delight your guests.


Suggested venues and associated dining capacities at the RDS:



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.

Banquets at the RDS include the Irish Dentist of the Year Awards and Small Firms Association Gala Dinner.


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 please contact us on sales@rds.ie


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