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

The building 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.

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 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 meeting or event.  This space oozes warmth and style whilst complementing the unique character and charm of the original room.

Key Features

  • Accommodates up to 90 guests or max 120 guests including Hervey Library 
    • Flexibility with layout options available, adjusted to suit event style and requirements
  • Use of The Spire Bar
  • Natural daylight with views of Bishop Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for all guests
  • Inbuilt PA system for background music
  • Dancefloor available (on request)
  • Serviced by a separate kitchen
  • Complimentary use of in-house flat screen TV (Subject to availability)
    • Additional equipment can be sourced from the hotel's preferred suppliers if required, supplements will apply.



 Hervey Library

Named after Bishop Frederick Hervey who was the Anglican Bishop of Derry in the 18th Century, the 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. 

Key Features

  • Accommodates up to 14 guests using our wingback leather chairs 
    • Alternative layout options can be arranged on request
  • Luxurious wingback chairs 
  • Natural daylight with views of Bishop Street
  • Air-conditioning
  • High-speed complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Ideal as a networking space or refreshment break area


7 London Street

Located on the ground floor of the hotel with access both via the main hotel entrance on Bishop’s 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.

Key Features

  • Accommodates up to 16 guests in a boardroom style layout
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioning
  • High-speed complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary use of inhouse flat screen TV (Subject to availability)

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