Smock Alley Theatre is a unique and spacious nook along the banks of the Liffey.
Our stunning stained-glass-windowed Banquet Hall and the multi-tiered theatre (formerly a boys’ school) are versatile spaces and easy to change but with such interesting features could easily be left as it is with some simple added personal touches! The acoustics for music here are unparalleled and it’s fully licensed too, so you and 250 guests can wed and celebrate until 11pm. Dine on a candlelit banquet (think fresh fish, local cheeses and decadent desserts) with excellent wines. Plus, the cobblestones of Cow’s Lane make for quite the photo backdrop.
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, lighting and sound equipment for €1,500 (ex VAT). The space is yours between 10.00-16.00.
If you wish to hold both your ceremony and reception dinner, you have the space from 10.00 – 23.00 for €3,000 (ex VAT). Our 3 course menus are between €42.50- €46.50 per person and can be found on our food and drink section on our website.
“Repeat after Me” Package
Ceremony and Optional Drinks Reception
10:00 – 16:00
€1500 + VAT
“Make a Toast” Package
15:00 – 23:00
€2000 + VAT
“The Works” Package
Ceremony and Reception
10:00 – 23:00
€3000 + VAT
What's included in the hire:
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
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)
Staffing x 2 (ceremony only) x 8 (reception dinner)