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The Brian Ballard Room at

The Merchant Hotel Belfast

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The Brian Ballard Room also features our sleek and modernist Deco Styling and is ideal for breakfast meeting, lunch and dinner parties, meetings, drinks receptions, or as a breakout room. This beautifully presented room features original artwork from the talented local artist Brian Ballard.


  • Wifi
  • • 50” Plasma screen
  • • Advanced colour psychology lighting system
  • • Cloakroom
  • • Intelligent air purification system
  • • Natural daylight
  • • Stationery items tool box
  • Air purification system which boosts oxygen levels
  • Colour therapy lighting are all aimed at maximising delegate’s attention and productivity
  • Fresh menu options
  • Innovative lunch packages
  • Natural daylight

 Food And Drink

  • Professional Kitchen
  • Halal Catering
  • Kosher Catering


  • Licensed until 1am


  • 20 Boardroom
  • 24 Cabaret
  • 18 Classroom
  • 30 Theatre
  • 20 U-Shaped


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 7m2 (76ft2)
  • Ceiling height 3m (10ft)
  • Disabled Access
  • Storage Space
  • 62 Rooms
  • 62 Parking Spaces
  • 16 Skipper Street
  • Antrim
  • BT12DZ

More about 

The Merchant Hotel is the only AA 5-Red Star hotel. The grandeur of the orginal Grade- A listed Building, orginally the Ulster Bank Headquarters, is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. We offer an excellent selection of beautiful, superbly equipped rooms to provide the perfect space for your meeting/event. The dedicated Meetings and Events space features 6 meeting rooms and 1 versatile events space with break out area and bar. Your professional event coordinator and dedicated host on the day will ensure that your event exceeds expectations.

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