Christmas In the Courtyard – Christmas Party Nights 2022

Christmas In The Courtyard | Christmas Party Nights 2022


Finding the perfect venue for that all important Christmas Party Night can often be a difficult proposition.  With so many venues to choose from and all claiming a a winning formula, finding the best can be a real headache.  At Find a Venue we eliminate all that stress, recommending only the Premier venues to our clients.  One venue that ticks that box (and only new to the market) is the highly impressive “Christmas in the Courtyard.”

Christmas In the Courtyard

The Ultimate Experience

The stunning Royal Hospital Kilmainham is the setting for Dublin’s ultimate, magical Christmas party experience with work colleagues, friends and family.  Dine-out and dance under the stars, in a spectacular twinkling glass pavilion in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Courtyard. Enjoy a six-course crème de la crème festive feast, with paired wines, exclusively created by Michelin Star chef, Danni Barry, and wine specialist, Brigid O’Hora. Dance the night away with spectacular live entertainment from the Runaways, the Victory Dolls, and headlined by Europe’s Premier Goodtime Supergroup Springbreak.

Let the garlands and ribbons, twinkling lights and towering Christmas trees in the glistening RHK pavilion transport you and your guests to the most magical, dreamy Christmas setting, under beautiful starry skies.


The Ultimate Festive Experience 

Christmas In The Courtyard |  Christmas Party Nights 2022 |  A Christmas Party with No Comparable

Arriving at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, theatrical performers will lead guests to its historic cloistered courtyard, where a magnificent glass pavilion sits, lit from within and starlit from above.

Inside this palatial, state of the art glass orangery, decorated with gorgeous garlands, twinkling lights and towering Christmas trees, sparkling with festivity, awaits an unforgettable Christmas night of bubbly and cocktails, exquisite fine dining, dancing and live entertainment unlike anything Dublin has ever seen before.

Avril Bannerton, formerly of Taste of Dublin, proudly presents the ultimate Christmas Experience. Bubbly and spiced apple cider on arrival set the party mood for a pre-dinner reception to the lively tempo of The Victory Dolls and The Runaways. Then to dinner, but Christmas dinner like no other – designed by Michelin Star chef, Danni Barry.

This is the Art of Dining – a six course dining experience celebrating the best of Irish produce including Christmas Pudding Nitrogen Ice Cream. Each course is paired with wines selected by one of Ireland’s foremost sommeliers – Brigid O’Hora. All while being entertained by the resident piano man playing the festive classics.

After dinner it’s time to trip the light fantastic, with the disco fantastic Spring Break, the best good time band in the business exclusively booked for Christmas in the Courtyard.  This is the perfect place to bring your team together to celebrate this festive season.

Christmas In the Courtyard brings Party Nights to the next level, there really is no comparable.  Premium dates for corporate, large and small group bookings are available, with prices from €95.00 per person for a truly spectacular treat this Christmas.    A super addition to the Dublin scene and without doubt one of the best Christmas Party Nights 2022.




The Package

Christmas In The Courtyard  |  Christmas Party Nights 2022  |  An Offer like No Other

Premium dates for corporate bookings available
EMAIL :   TEL : 01 5253560

  • All dates available
  • Mixed Party nights available
  • Sunday Corporate Family Days 11am-2pm 3.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Family Package available on request.

The Art Of Dining

Christmas In The Courtyard  |  Christmas Party Nights 2022  |  The Ultimate Dining Experience

Six-course crème de la crème festive feast, with paired wines, exclusively created by Michelin Star chef, Danni Barry, and wine specialist, Brigid O’Hora.



The Entertainment

Christmas In The Courtyard  |  Christmas Party Nights 2022  |  The Ultimate Festive Experience

Three amazing bands take centre stage here and what a line up…

  • The Runaways – Stylish Irish four piece vocal harmony group that will simply blow you away.
  • Spring Break – Internationally renowned- Europe’s Premier good-time super group, guarantee to bring the house down.
  • The Victory Dolls – This close-harmony trio puts a playful flair on the sophisticated class of “the good old days”




The Details

Christmas In The Courtyard  |  Got a Question ?  Here’s some of the finer Details

About the Event 

Christmas in the Courtyard begins at 6.30p.m. and ends at 1.00a.m. Guests must be 18 years of age or older (excluding the Family Sundays).  The event takes place in a glass marquee in the courtyard of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

Entertainment is provided by The Runaways and The Victory Girls, a resident pianist, and Spring Break for the after party.

The six course dining experience menu is designed by Michelin Star Chef, Danni Barry.  We will have vegetarian and vegan alternates and dishes for those with specific dietary requirements. To cater deliciously for every guest our army of chefs must know menu requirements three weeks in advance, for smaller party groups no later than seven days in advance.

Tickets include a glass of bubbly and spiced apple cider on arrival, and pre-ordered wine with dinner. For an additional cost we offer a Wine Pairing Menu. We also offer a drinks pre ordering service, with orders received 3 weeks in advance and paid in full on placing the order.

There will be a full cash bar, accepting cash and card payments (please note there are no ATMS at the venue)  throughout the evening, stocked with the full selection of spirits, beers, soft drinks and cocktails. It is possible to run a tab for your guests. We can also set up tokens / vouchers for your guests to use against a set bar limit. All outstanding accounts for beverages or incidentals are to be settled on the night. Please make sure to discuss this and any other specific requirements with us a minimum of three weeks prior to your reserved date.



About Us

Gambere Ltd trading as Christmas in the Courtyard is insured / underwritten by Arachas Corporate Brokers for public liability.



Christmas in the Courtyard is wheelchair accessible and suitable for those with limited mobility. Dedicated parking is available for everyone with an EU parking permit, or equivalent. There are accessible toilets on site. Please email us to let us know what further assistance we can provide during the event.


Amendments / changes

Any and all amendments / changes to bookings made must be made by email. Subject to availability and capacity we will endeavour to facilitate any change requests.


Booking Terms & Conditions

A booking is only confirmed upon the receipt of deposit payment and signed booking form. The person / entity signing the booking form accepts responsibility, under these terms and conditions, for all participants, including any liabilities arising thereof. We reserve the right to release unconfirmed bookings.

  • Prices are from €95 per person + 23% VAT per person and include service charge.
  • All dates are subject to availability and viability.
  • Late comers will receive the course that is being served at the time.
  • All prices & information is correct at the time of going to print and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Bookings are to be treated as ticket sales, please note that no refunds will be given.
  • Guests are not permitted to bring their own food and or drink. No outside catering or beverages allowed.



All monies paid in advance are strictly non-refundable and cannot be used for any other goods and services. Organisers are requested to inform everybody in their party of this policy.


Contact Us

EMAIL :   TEL : 01 5253560


Corporate Bookings

  • The minimum number of guests is 500 per booking, the maximum number of guests is 800.
  • A 50% deposit per guest is required on booking.
  • Balance is due six weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • Final numbers due six weeks prior to your reserved date. No refunds will be made in relation to any decrease in numbers after this date.
  • Late comers will receive the course that is being served at the time.
  • Bookings are to be treated as ticket sales, please note that no refunds will be given.
  • Dietary requirements due three weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • Additional agreed Optional Upgrade costs payable no later than three weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • Pre Ordered wine and beverages must be paid on receipt of the order.
  • We can provide branded designs for invitations, place names and menus working with our graphic designer to create lasting mementos of a great company night out. We also can provide branding opportunities across table and floor plans, gifts, lighting and decor. For these services additional costs will apply.
  • Subject to availability we are happy to arrange a tour of the venue in advance of a confirmed booking.


Covid 19

Christmas in the Courtyard takes place safely as permitted under prevailing Government guidelines.



Personal data received in the course of inquiries, bookings and attendance at Christmas in the Courtyard is kept in accordance current GDPR regulations. For details see our privacy policy.

Notifications will be clearly signed when video photography and digital content for promotional purposes is being captured.


Health & Safety

Security personnel and fully trained first aid officers on site. In the event of an evacuation guests are asked to follow their direction and marked exit routes.


How to Get There


Group Transport: We’ve teamed up with Marathon Coaches to offer group transport to and from Christmas in the Courtyard. Their contact details are 01 4755010.

By Bus:                 To Heuston Station (five minutes’ walk via Military Road): 26 from Wellington Quay; 51, 79 from Aston Quay; 90 Dart Feeder Bus from Connolly and Tara Street stations. To James Street (5 minutes’ walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin Street and Military Road): 123 from O’Connell Street/Dame Street; 51B, 78A from Aston Quay.

By Car:                  10-minute drive from city centre.

By Foot:               Approximately 30 minutes from the city centre.

By Train:              Five-minute walk from Heuston Station; from Connolly and Tara Street Stations by 90 bus to Heuston Station.

By Luas:               Red line to Heuston Station, five-minute walk to Museum entrance on Military Road.

Parking:               Free parking on the grounds

Cloakroom: free ticketed cloakroom




Mixed Party Nights

  • Minimum booking is one table (round tables) of 10 guests. Multiple bookings of tables of 10 welcome.  We will ensure your tables are located beside one another.
  • A 50% deposit per guest is required on booking. Balance is due six weeks prior to your reserved date.
  • Bookings are to be treated as ticket sales, please note that no refunds will be given.
  •  Late comers will receive the course that is being served at the time.
  • Dietary requirements must be received 7 days prior to your booking. No refund will be made in relation to any decrease in confirmed numbers on the night of the booking.
  • All guests must be booked and paid in full in advance to attend. All guests will be provided with an e ticket to present on arrival. Guests will find their assigned table number on their ticket and locate it using the table and floor plan on the night.



  • All payments to be made by bank transfer or by credit / debit card. Bank details provided with booking form.
  • If you require an invoice please contact us to provide PO / Billing details. Our staff are available Monday to Friday 10 – 6 p.m. to take payment by phone.
  • Bookings are only confirmed once payment has been received.


The Team

Distinction Events

Distinction Events –“The Production Hub”- is a white label production and operations team providing full circle delivery of events, festivals and exhibitions

throughout Ireland and beyond. Founded by Fergus Farragher in 2012, the Dublin based team has worked across a very broad range of projects in Ireland and abroad.  Over 25 years industry experience providing expertise to events, festivals and brands.

Past projects include; BBC Children In Need, CarFest, Taste of Dublin, Pub in the Park, London Fashion Week, Top Gear Live Dublin, Top Gear Festival Sydney,

Thrive Festival, The Big Feastival, Punchestown Festival, The London BierFest, Style in the City, Arthurs Day, WebSummit, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, iFestBoston, Taste of Sydney, Taste of Melbourne, 7Up Christmas On Ice, 7Up Winter Wonderland, Startup Gathering, Startup Island, Groove Festival, FunFest,

Christmas At Dublin Castle, Google Engage, Body & Soul, Drive & Dine Theatre, Drive in Garden Party, Ice Skating Blanchardstown, World Street Performers

Championships, 1916-2016 Centenary, 3 NYE Festival, AIB Future Sparks, Career Zoo, Enchanted by Franc, DLR Events, Dublin Tech Summit, along with numerous events.


Where to stay

For  accommodation nearby, Hilton Dublin Kilmainham is a short walk from Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Early booking is advised as Christmas in the Courtyard guests receive a special discount, please ask us for details.




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