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Meetings Space

The building now occupied by Bishop’s Gate Hotel was originally home to The Northern Counties Club, a private members club where many civic leaders, intellects and business leaders such as Sir Winston Churchill, W.B. Yeats, William Carson, amongst many others,  met to discuss plans and ideas.

The Northern Counties Club purchased the building with the intention of creating a space for their members to "Meet, Eat & Lay Their Heads". The current day reincarnation of the building continues this celebrated legacy as a place for great minds to discuss great ideas.

Bishops Gate Hotel is perfectly positioned for meetings and events ranging from a discreet business lunch to a private conference, product launch and exhibition.

With local rail and bus links close by and only 9 miles from the City of Derry airport, Bishop’s Gate Hotel is the ideal, central base for delegates to make the most of their time in the city with many of the city’s historic sites all within easy walking distance.

The stunning grand staircase framed by the delicately restored stained glass windows leads to the second floor of the hotel which is now a dedicated meeting and event space, a distraction-free destination with stylish décor, exceptional service and exquisite food.

The Northern Counties Ballroom, Hervey Library, 7 London Street and Spire Bar all offer event organisers flexible layout options.

Whether your delegates are gathering for coffee at the start of the day, having a light lunch or sipping on a cocktail as they relax and unwind, The Wig and Gown Champagne Bar and Restaurant provide the perfect backdrop. 


Northern Counties Ballroom

Our largest event space seamlessly blends the grandeur of Bishop’s Gate Hotel and it’s Grade B1 listed architecture, with modern design and contemporary features creating the perfect backdrop for any conference or event. 

 The ballroom can accommodate 90 guests, or up a maximum of 120 guests by opening the partition wall to connect the Hervey Library as an extended event area. This space oozes warmth and style whilst complementing the unique character and charm of the original room.

Key Features:

  • The Spire Private Function  Bar
  • Natural daylight with views of Bishop Street
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Inbuilt PA system with background music
  • Dancefloor available (on request)
  • Serviced by a separate kitchen
  • Complimentary use of inhouse LCD Projector & Screen (Subject to availability)

 Hervey Library

Named after Bishop Frederick Hervey who was the Anglican Bishop Of Derry in the latter part of the 18th Century, our Hervey Library has been decorated in an opulent style featuring original architectural details to highlight the unique Edwardian character and charm of the original room. 

Seating up to 14 guests in our luxurious wingback chairs this space is ideally suited for use as a networking space or refreshment break area. 

The Hervey Library is home to our Afternoon Tea service - served daily. (subject to availability, advanced reservation is required)

Key Features:


  • Natural daylight with views of Bishop Street
  • High-speed complimentary Wi-Fi

7 London Street

Located on the ground floor of the hotel with access both via the main hotel entrance on Bishops Street and with its own private access onto London Street, this space offers an elegant, intimate and private space suitable for corporate meetings, training sessions and social celebrations.

Catering for up to 12 guests with space for projection or a maximum of 16 guests in a boardroom style layout.

Key Features

  • Natural daylight
  • High-speed complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary use of inhouse LCD Projector & Screen (Subject to availability)

For more information or to arrange a show round appointment with our team call (028) 71140300 or email