Conferences at Dooley's Hotel

Conferences at Dooley’s Hotel

Conferences at Dooley’s Hotel Waterford City, the regional Capital, is a central Location for your conference. Dooley’s hotel, is situated in the heart of the city, on Waterford’s riverside and is close to both the Train and Bus Station. It is the ideal venue, where a professional and friendly conference team awaits you.

Meeting Rooms

Our suite of meeting rooms offer state of the art audio visual equipment, data projector and screen with PA System, WIFI and ISTN Lines. The Suites offer natural daylight and there is ample, cost effective and convenient Pay and Display car parking in the Quayside car parks, directly opposite the hotel.

Conference Facilities

The Rita Nolan Suite Conference Centre can be configured to suit a wide range of conference requirements. Presentations are supported by an audio visual system while WIFI and ISDN lines facilitate instant business communication world-wide.  The Rita Nolan Suit is fully air conditioned and seats up to 250 delegates. 

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Banqueting Facilities

As a third generation family owned and operated hotel with many years of experience and expertise, we excel in the area of banqueting and private dining. The Rita Nolan Suite is transformed with crisp chair covers, sparkling chandeliers, mood lighting, personalised menus and many more touches that will make every event in Dooley’s a unique experience. 


Weddings at Dooley’s Hotel

We at Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford would like to congratulate you on your engagement. You are about to embark on a fabulous journey, which will result in your wedding day being one that you will always recall with fond and warm memories. Dooley’s Hotel is celebrating 70 years of special occasions and the Darrer family along with the team look forward to being of service and are here for you to ensure that that your big day is everything you had dreamed of and more.

 We offer a  personalised service  and  you can choose from our fabulous Deluxe, Gold, Silver or Bronze

Wedding packages from just €35 per person with special prices for mid – week weddings. We also cater for all wedding party sizes, from intimate celebrations to larger functions for up to 220 guests and can tailor packages and menus to suit your budgets and requirements.


Wedding Facilities

Dooley’s is a family owned and operated hotel, you will receive a warm welcome and a guaranteed personal service which we pride ourselves on. Our Rita Nolan Suite is transformed with crisp chair covers, sparking chandeliers, mood lights, Personalised menus and many more touches that make your wedding in Dooley’s a truly memorable experience.


Wedding Packages include the following

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  • Red carpet to enhance the warm welcome for you and your guests on arrival
  • Complimentary Sparking wine on arrival for the Bride and Groom
  • Complimentary overnight accommodation for Bride and Groom
  • Personalised printed menus
  • Exclusive use of our Rita Nolan Banqueting suite and bar (minimum numbers apply)
  • Antique Silver tray or three tier cake stand available for your cake
  • Vegetarian and special dietary requirements catered for on request
  • White linen napkins
  • Evening refreshments
  • Special accommodation rates for your guests
  • Dinner for two on your first anniversary
  • Complimentary punch reception for all your guests on arrival to hotel when  choosing one of The Wedding packages 


Civil Ceremonies

With the flexibility that The Rita Nolan Suite allows we can host Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships and would be proud to host this most important aspect of your big day.

Bars & Restaurants


Our Dry Dock Bar is open all year round for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 
Weekend entertainment is offered to you on Friday & Saturday Nights, 
with a traditional music session on Wednesday nights during the summer season 
Our Evening Bar menu is a blend of hearthy Irish food from Prime Irish Sirloin Steaks, to warm Beef & Guinness Stews and Vegetarian Tortellini's & Carbonara's. Something for everyone. 

Breakfast is served from 10am - 12noon 
Sunday Carvery served from 12:30pm - 2:30pm 
Sandwich menu served from 12noon - 5pm 
Bar Menu served from 12noon - 9:30pm 


Our New Ship Restaurant @ Dooley's Hotel caters for all occasions. 
It brings a blend of Irish & European food to the table. 
An extensive wine list is available to compliment our menu's. 
Doors open to our New Ship Restaurant at 6pm and serve until 9:30pm. 
Our New Ship Restaurant welcomes all size parties from the individual to the large group. 
Our New Ship Restaurant is also available for private hire. 

We offer 2 options:

Full Hire: To avail of this option minimum numbers apply of 100 people to a maximum of 180 people 
Half Hire: Our private area of the Restaurant can be closed off to offer this option. To avail of this minimum numbers of 50 to a maximum 80 people apply. 

Our Restaurant is a great location for a party with décor of chandeliers and mood lighting although still with the benefit of dance floor and private bar facilities. It is a superb option for a birthday party, retirement dinner or your upcoming Christmas party. 

Family Breaks

As a family owned and operated hotel with the third generation of the Darrer Family at the helm we understand what’s important for a family holiday. Adding this to our central location in Waterford City we are a great choice for a family break.

Kids club and hotel family facilities

It’s the simple things that matter when you are holidays with your family and these are the things we do best- warming baby bottles, nutritious baby bowls, cots in the rooms, board games in the Dry Dock Bar, a selection of children’s books in our book cases.   

Family activities  

Waterford City and County offers a huge range of activities for families- the selection is endless:

Waterford Treasures and the Bishops Palace offer interesting interactive tours to keep everyone entertained and engaged.

Waterford Crystal is a must on a visit to the City – the factory tour and the gallery are well worth a visit.

Award winning beeches are available in abundance- from Dunmore to Tramore to Ardmore and many coves and beeches in between.

Child based activities include indoor play parks- Run a muck in Tramore or Leisurezone in Waterford City.  Public swimming pools and state of the art public libraries,

Waterford offers a huge range of local annual festivals including  the Spraoi Festival in August, The Harvest Festival in September and The Winterval Festival in December to name a few.   

Local complimentary attractions include Waterford Peoples Park and Playground, Kite Design Studios and on the first Wednesday of every month, all OPW sites including Reginald's Tower, Tintern Abbey, JFK Arboretum, Jerpoint Abbey & Kilkenny Castle.

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