In a move that’s bound to face accusations for tempting fate and bad omens, the city of Belfast has spent £97m on developing the area on the docklands where the ill-fated ship, The Titanic was built. It’s hoped that the space will now be a hub for weddings and similar large-scale functions in the city with a fully-realised replica of The Titanic’s ornate banqueting room as the centrepiece of the magnificently realised building. We’ve long been extolling the virtues of Belfast hen weekends, so if you’re going to be getting hitched over the Irish sea, listen up close and we’ll make sure you have a hen party that sinks ships.
But first, let’s hear some marketing gunk about this Titanic business.
Claire Bradshaw, Titanic Belfast’s head of sales and marketing, told the BBC: “Given the Titanic link, our aim is to create Belfast’s most stylish venue, complete with the highest standards of catering and service.”
Susie McCullough, Northern Ireland Tourist Board director, added: “This venue, with the Titanic-themed decor and capacity to accommodate such a large number of visitors, is one of its kind in Northern Ireland.
“And whilst conference and banqueting facilities are vital elements of the business tourism product, the added value is the opportunity to explore more of Northern Ireland’s maritime and shipbuilding heritage which is right on their doorstep.”
The old docklands in Belfast also has alot to offer a Belfast hen party with some wild and edgy after-dark haunts for the sinful pre-wedding party. Belfast is a city famed for its nightlife and is very much subscribed to the “work hard, play hard” ethos. We have a number of packages that provide accommodation and VIP entry to the best clubs in the city. If you’re from Mainland UK, it’s definitely worth hopping on the ferry for a boozy hen weekend in a city with a peerless reputation for partying… just keep an eye out for icebergs.