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Venue Hire

A unique space for your event?

Portico is a beautiful grade A-listed fully restored Greek Revival building in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offers 21st Century A/V facilities, ample car parking and is fully accessible making it both modern and unique. It is an ideal venue for a wide range of events from  weddings to funerals, and conferences to concerts.

The Auditorium

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PORTICO’s auditorium seats 200 people on the ground floor and a further 100 in the balcony. 

The Terrace, Columns and Steps

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The building-wide steps and classical columns are a perfect backdrop for stylish wedding photography. Our attractive first floor terrace is ideal for a glass of something before a concert or after a wedding.

The Orr Meeting Room

Our elegantly panelled period meeting room with stained glass windows can seat up to 16 people around the boardroom table or 30 people in a lecture style layout. It has full A/V facilities.

The Stage

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The stage area is 4m wide and 5m deep. The back two-thirds can be raised as shown in this picture.

The Quadrangle

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There is also space for the erection of a marquee in the grounds and a number of other local options for receptions. For further information please contact us.


There is a small kitchen on site or, through our partners, we provide an array of catering options from sandwich lunches or canapé receptions to fully fledged banquets all at highly competitive rates. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


PORTICO is fully accessible with a newly installed lift, dedicated bathroom facilities and dedicated badged parking at both ends of the building.


There is ample free parking immediately adjacent to PORTICO and across the road.


Portaferry and the surrounding area offer a range of catering and accommodation options. Please see our Beyond PORTICO section.