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Ignite Your Aspirations At The Johnstown Estate’s Brand New Standalone Conference Centre, Forde Suites

Located just 35 minutes from Dublin Airport, experience the newly reimagined Conference Centre at The Johnstown Estate. Featuring luxurious design accents, cutting-edge technology, infusion of natural daylight, and captivating garden views, this revitalised space offers world-class meeting facilities for your next company meeting, event, or conference.

Meeting Features

Conferencing

Experience the newly transformed Conference Centre at The Johnstown Estate. Its modern and luxurious look exudes sophistication from the moment guests enter through the private entrance, right down to the finest of details. The standalone Corporate Centre now boasts a lobby lounge, opulent meeting rooms, a grand Gala Ballroom, and a captivating Orangery featuring a stylish cocktail bar and an adjoining terrace overlooking the beautiful walled garden.

The stunning renovations have redefined social spaces and elevated interiors, creating bright, spacious areas with high ceilings, large windows, and plush furnishings ideal for both daytime gatherings and evening events. This versatile centre can cater to groups of any size, accommodating intimate gatherings or seating up to 1,000 delegates, offering endless possibilities for event planners.

The newly fashioned Lobby Lounge provides an intimate setting for private conversations, breakout sessions, or exclusive events, adding to the Centre’s allure. Complementing this space are dedicated meeting areas and the stunning Orangery—a magnificent glass atrium adorned with a chic lounge, cocktail bar, and serene garden views. Its seamless transition to the terrace offers an inviting outdoor space that captivates delegates and event attendees, providing an exceptional venue in its own right.

Manor House Meetings

Echoing The Estate’s Georgian provenance, we have 8 tastefully decorated meeting rooms of various sizes in the original manor.

The first floor has five meeting spaces of various sizes within the structure of the original house and buildings.  Three larger rooms may be laid-out flexibly in theatre or classroom style or around U-shaped modular board room tables.  These rooms are flexible for up to 30 people for training or seminars.  Two smaller rooms are boardroom style, arranged around solid oak tables for between four and 16 people.

There are three more intimate meeting rooms on the second floor.  Two of the three overlook the front of The Estate and are decorated with a view to how these rooms may have looked at the height of their grandeur.

Every one of our meeting rooms has natural daylight, or overlooks our light-filled, glass-ceilinged Atrium.  The Mezzanine Gallery connects all The Manor meeting spaces and is the perfect spot for coffee breaks and checking email.

No matter the meeting room, a schedule of your food, beverage, break and AV needs will be drafted by our events team and we’ll ensure we give you everything you need to get your business done.

Dining

Food is our calling card, with fresh, seasonal ingredients a cornerstone of our menus.  Our culinary team offer lots of options in addition to traditional banqueting, and all menus can be tailored to your event’s specific requirements.

For private dining, Fire & Salt – our contemporary fine-dining restaurant – is available and our manor dining rooms – The Burgundy, The Willow and The Rose – are an atmospheric and unique option for group dining.

Team Building

During warmer months, the outdoor terrace becomes an ideal setting overlooking the manicured lawns and walled garden—perfect for corporate retreats, team-building activities, relaxed barbecues, or evening alfresco receptions beneath lantern-lit trees. The magnificent Ballroom, renowned for formal conferences, easily transforms to host glamorous parties, launches, and receptions, offering versatile options for diverse events.

Conference Centre
The Grand Ballroom

m2 – 890

Ceiling Height – 5

Theatre – 1200

Classroom – 500

Boardroom – N/A

U-Shape – N/A

Cabaret – 560

Banquet – 750

Reception – 1000

Exhibitor – 70

Natural light – Yes

WIFI – Yes

AV – Yes

AC – Yes

The Ballroom

m2 – 595

Ceiling Height – 5

Theatre – 710

Classroom – 300

Boardroom – 130

U-Shape – 170

Cabaret – 350

Banquet – 460

Reception – 650

Exhibitor – 40

Natural light – Yes

WIFI – Yes

AV – Yes

AC – Yes

The Shackleton

m2 – 320

Ceiling Height – 5

Theatre – 380

Classroom – 160

Boardroom – 82

U-Shape – 97

Cabaret – 200

Banquet – 260

Reception – 350

Exhibitor – 22

Natural light – Yes

WIFI – Yes

AV – Yes

AC – Yes

The Wilde

m2 – 270

Ceiling Height – 5

Theatre – 330

Classroom – 150

Boardroom – 72

U-Shape – 86

Cabaret – 150

Banquet – 200

Reception – 300

Exhibitor – 18

Natural light – Yes

WIFI – Yes

AV – Yes

AC – Yes

The Yeats

m2 – 274

Ceiling Height – 5

Theatre – 350

Classroom – 140

Boardroom – 60

U-Shape – 60

Cabaret – 100

Banquet – 240

Reception – 340

Exhibitor – 22

Natural light – Yes

WIFI – Yes

AV – Yes

AC – Yes

The Mabel

m2 – 165

Ceiling Height – 5

Theatre – 200

Classroom – 80

Boardroom – 46

U-Shape – 46

Cabaret – 60

Banquet – 150

Reception – 200

Exhibitor – 12

Natural light – No

WIFI – Yes

AV – Yes

AC – Yes

The Kay

m2 – 110

Ceiling Height – 5

Theatre – 150

Classroom – 60

Boardroom – 34

U-Shape – 40

Cabaret – 50

Banquet – 90

Reception – 140

Exhibitor – 10

Natural light – Yes

WIFI – Yes

AV – Yes

AC – Yes

Manor Business Suites

Echoing The Estate’s luxurious Georgian provenance, we have 8 tastefully decorated meeting rooms of various sizes in the original Manor House, the majority of which have beautiful solid oak boardroom tables for between four and 16 people. Others are flexible for up to 30 people for training or seminars. All have natural daylight, or overlook our lightfilled, glass-ceilinged atrium. The Mezzanine Gallery connects all the Manor meeting spaces and is the perfect spot for coffee breaks and checking emails.

Manor Business Suites
The Sutherland

m2 – 50
Ceiling Height – 3
Theatre – 30
Classroom – 15
Boardroom – 22
U-Shape – 17
Cabaret – 15
Dinner – 20
Daylight – Yes
WIFI – Yes
AV – Yes
AC – Yes

The Forde
m2 – 35
Ceiling Height – 5
Theatre – N/A
Classroom – N/A
Boardroom – 10
U-Shape – N/A
Cabaret – N/A
Dinner – N/A
Daylight – Internal Window
WIFI – Yes
AV – Yes
AC – Yes
The Whitaker
m2 – 35
Ceiling Height – 5
Theatre – N/A
Classroom – N/A
Boardroom – 10
U-Shape – N/A
Cabaret – N/A
Dinner – N/A
Daylight – Internal Window
WIFI – Yes
AV – Yes
AC – Yes
The Gray

m2 – 47.5

Ceiling Height – 3
Theatre – 30
Classroom – 10
Boardroom – 20
U-Shape – 20
Cabaret – 15
Dinner – 20
Daylight – Yes
WIFI – Yes
AV – Yes
AC – Yes
The Hoban
m2 – 48
Ceiling Height – 4
Theatre – 30
Classroom – 20
Boardroom – 32
U-Shape – 30
Cabaret – 25
Dinner – 30
Daylight – Yes
WIFI – Yes
AV – Yes
AC – Yes
The Pantridge
m2 – 28
Ceiling Height – 3
Theatre – N/A
Classroom – N/A
Boardroom – 8
U-Shape – N/A
Cabaret – N/A
Dinner – N/A
Daylight – Yes
WIFI – Yes
AV – Yes
AC – Yes
The Jane
m2 – 29
Ceiling Height – 3
Theatre – N/A
Classroom – N/A
Boardroom – 8
U-Shape – N/A
Cabaret – N/A
Dinner – N/A
Daylight – Internal Window
WIFI – Yes
AV – Yes
AC -Yes
The Hanna
m2 – 29
Ceiling Height – 3
Theatre – N/A
Classroom – N/A
Boardroom – 8
U-Shape – N/A
Cabaret – N/A
Dinner – N/A
Daylight – Internal Window
WIFI – Yes
AV – Yes
AC – Yes

Audio and Video Conferencing

The new Conference Centre has state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities, high-density Wi-Fi, and adaptable setups, making this modern space perfect for live, virtual and hybrid events. Our features ensure seamless interaction between on-site and remote participants, enabling dynamic meetings, conferences, and events – all supported by a dedicated on-site technical team.

Christmas Parties 2024

Celebrate in style this year at The Johnstown Estate, whether it’s an intimate office dinner or a large party we have packages to suit every need.

Private Party Packages

Exclusive Entrance With Private Drinks Reception Area

Prosecco On Arrival

Bespoke Four Course Festive Dinner

Candelabra Centerpieces and Festive Table Accessories

AV, Dancefloor & Stage

Late Bar Until 2am

€80 per person

Minimum of 120 people

Corporate Accommodation

Relax and unwind after a hard day’s work here at The Johnstown Estate, Co Meath. Located just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre and 35 minutes from Dublin International Airport, exit junction 9 off the M4 motorway and only 15 minutes from the M50. The Johnstown Estate is ideally located for the Corporate Traveller. We offer over night corporate rates and long terms rentals in our self-catering lodges.

What we can offer the Corporate Traveller

  • Preferred Corporate and Long-stay rates  (T’&C’s apply).
  • Complimentary parking,  700 car parking spaces on the grounds.
  • Complimentary Wifi runs through the building.
  • Extensive leisure club with well-equipped gym, ladies only area & 20 meter pool
  • Walking & running paths are available on the estate for guests to avail of during their stay
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