Corporate Summer BBQ – What venue will you choose?
Summer is coming and we all know the best venues book up quick! We are always on the lookout for new Dublin venues for Corporate Summer BBQ’s, Garden Parties and larger Summer events like Sports Days and Company Carnivals. Check out our free venue finding service and don’t forget we’ll find the perfect venue for you when you book your company event with us.
Corporate Summer BBQ Venues
The Radisson St. Helen’s in Stillorgan is a beautiful grand estate straight out of a fairytale. Trust me you’ll feel like you are walking into Cinderella’s castle. They have gorgeous private gardens that are manicured to perfection. During the summer we spend as much time there as we do in the office. We aren’t complaining, especially when the sun was out – it’s magical!
I know how hard it can be to get people to turn up to an after work event – if it were during the day they would be there with bells on! The Sandymount Hotel beside the Aviva Stadium is another option slightly closer to the city centre. They have a lovely BBQ area with picnic benches and umbrellas, perfect for a chilled Summer vibe. Beware their mini desserts are to die for!
Summer BBQ Terrace Venues Dublin
Dublin has some gorgeous terrace options for your Corporate Summer BBQ. We have all tried to get a table at The Marker Hotel’s exclusive rooftop terrace and failed. When you do get up there the views of the Docklands while sipping yummy cocktails and nibbling on their gourmet food it is a little slice of heaven – especially on a sunny day. You can book this exclusively for your upcoming Company Summer BBQ, don’t wait because everyone wants to have their event here.
The first floor Garden Terrace at The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is great if you are looking for a bigger space and want a backup plan for the unpredictable weather in Dublin – they have two marquees to shelter under! Their menu is full of your classic BBQ favourites. Try their prime rump burgers, they are delicious!
If you are just looking for a more cheap and cheerful venue for smaller groups Harcourt Street is the place to be! With the likes of Sophie’s Bar, Dicey’s, Dtwo and Everleigh Gardens. If you are like me and don’t want the night to end when a bar or restaurant closes you have the best of both worlds with these venues. Stay and dance the night away without having the “Where to next?!” moment.
The Re-Launch of Opium
I recently went to the re-launch of Opium on Wexford Street and it is stunning! With multiple spaces available for your Summer Company BBQ and each has their own outdoor/terrace area what more could you want. It’s a favourite of ours for a Friday after work drink because of it’s handy location. Their cocktail menu has something for everyone, please feel free to prove me wrong.
Of course, there are the great tried and tested venues like House on Leeson Street. A much loved whimsical garden area filled with plants and a retractable roof to keep the rain out or let the sunshine in.
Small City Centre Venues
Looking for the standard food and drinks Dublin’s boutique hotels are the way to go. These venues need to be a stones throw from work so people don’t have to make the trek to a venue outside the city centre. Who doesn’t love a sunny courtyard – I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a really sunny summer!! At The Trinity City Hotel, they have just the spot for you and it’s just off Grafton Street.
For people in the I.F.S.C. The Spencer Hotel has you covered. Their Zen Garden is super cozy and will make you feel like you are lounging on a (very rich) friend’s deck sipping prosecco – a girl can dream!
Summer Company Sports Day Venues
Summer BBQ’s can be very repetitive so why don’t you inject a life into the party with our great Summer Events. Bring back the Old School Sports Days complete with sack, egg and spoon and three-legged races. I don’t know one person who didn’t live for sports days in primary school!
Alternatively, we have the Company Carnival – which may suit better if your team can get a bit too competitive. Packed with carnival stalls, stilt walkers/walkabout characters and inflatable games. This fun and colourful event is a great addition to your Summer BBQ.
The Radisson St. Helen’s in Stillorgan has four acres of gorgeous private gardens which are perfect for all of our Summer Events. They can do it all at The Radisson St. Helen’s and are extremely accommodating. We should know as we work closely with them every summer!
Dublin has some great sports clubs and over the years we have worked with Railway Union Sports Club, Old Belvedere RFC, Wanderers FC Clontarf. They are more than happy to have you over for an afternoon of great craic and even better food.
Don’t miss out on your venue of choice and enquire with us today!