Welcome

Welcome

If you’re looking for a special wedding venue, are planning a business event, or want somewhere to relax and enjoy a quality coffee, then The Arcadia in Portrush is the perfect choice.

Located on Northern Ireland’s stunning coastline, The Arcadia is Portrush’s most Iconic Landmark building, both architecturally and historically. Once a famous local ballroom, the venue is still as popular as it ever was, with both the local community and visitors to the area. The Atlantic Ocean almost completely surrounds the building, you can enjoy breath-taking views of the beautiful seascape and nearby East Strand beach all year round. Relax and unwind to  the soothing soundtrack of the sea and enjoy all The Arcadia has to offer.

About

Revitalised and Managed since 2010 by Portrush native, Tanya Gillen, The Arcadia offers a unique space for hosting Weddings, Corporate and Private parties. The spacious open-plan studio on the first-floor regularly features local artwork and hosts everything from yoga classes to corporate networking events.

Renowned for serving delicious local produce, our recently renovated café also provides the perfect meeting place for families and friends, with a children’s play park and paddling pools just outside the door. The popular Ladies’ Beach is also conveniently located beside The Arcadia on the opposite side, with a clean sandy space for enjoying the water.

Excellent customer service

Offering free quotes for all wedding and event hire queries, The Arcadia is a locally operated family-run business fuelled by a desire to provide a shared community space everyone can use. With this in mind, we offer free admission to our upstairs Art Gallery, accessible via an indoor lift or by the stairs.

Car parking is also just a few minutes’ walk away at the East Strand and we’re fully wheelchair accessible, with our inside lift offering easy entry to the first-floor.

History

Built in the 1920s by local businessman, RA Chalmers, The Arcadia, originally designed as a café, opened its ballroom in 1953, subsequently becoming a successful entertainment venue. Frequented by musicians such as The Dave Glover Band, The Arcadia also hosted The Stranglers, The Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, Ian Dury and The Blockheads over the years.

While the original part of the 1920s building still remains, the former ballroom has since been transformed into a children’s play area, complete with paddling pools and sand.

 

Call us today on 07525 496 968 for more information about our yoga classes in Portrush!