Ceremonies at Smock Alley

Celebrate your city centre wedding in Smock Alley Theatre for your intimate ceremony. Stepped in history, ceremonies take place in the beautiful Banquet Hall, exquisitely lit by the surrounding stained glass windows and natural spotlights overhead, creating the perfect setting for your small to large group celebrating your day.

Its unique space with stunning stained-glass-windows, the Banquet Hall is versatile and easy to change but with such interesting features it could easily be left as it is, with some simple personal touches added. Plus, the cobblestones of Cow’s Lane make for quite the photo backdrop.

The acoustics for music here are unparalleled for string instruments and it’s fully licensed too, so you and up to 150 guests can wed and celebrate with a post ceremony glass of bubbly and bite to eat until 16.00.

The space is available to book Monday to Sunday for all types of wedding ceremonies including civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and blessings.

Our wedding coordinator Sarah, will be able to assist with planning your ceremony to make it a day to remember.


Modern & Steeped in History


Smock Alley is a restored 17th-century theatre building, located centrally in the oldest district of Dublin.
Built in 1662 as Ireland’s first Theatre Royal, the theatre was one of the most significant in the world at the time.
The building was recreated as a Catholic Church in 1811 and in fact housed the first catholic church bell to toll in Dublin for over 300 years. The bell was famously rung by Daniel O’Connell until it cracked! Finally in 2012, Smock Alley Theatre returned to its roots. 350 years after it was first built, the theatre was carefully and lovingly restored to become Dublin’s Oldest Newest Theatre.

The Banquet Hall


Banquet Hall measurements: Width 13M | Length 25M | Height 6.2M

The Banquet Hall is HSE licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships. If you wish to hold your ceremony with us, we provide church style pew seating and benches for up to 100 guests, top table, happy couple seating, our PA system, full lighting rig and staffing for €1,500 (ex VAT). For guest numbers above 100 additional furniture would need to be brought in.

Contact Sarah for more details: sarah@smockalley.com | 01 677 9242
What's included in the hire:

In-house furniture
14ft long x 2ft wide oak tables (x 9)
Church Pews (x 20) and Benches (x 8) together seats 100 people
Bride & Groom Chairs
Top table with white table cloth

PA system
Handheld Mics (x 2)
SM58 wired mics (x 6)
Controlled Amplifiers, Loudspeakers and related equipment

Full lighting rig
Generic Spotlight Theatre Lighting on Controlled Dimmers
Uplighters (x 12)

Events Manager with supporting staff