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Roof Garden

The Roof Garden

Our beautifully landscaped Absolut Roof Garden is unique to the city and is available all year for private events. Espaliered apple trees, box hedging and seasonal planting make this space a charming city oasis. Overlooking both Skipper and Waring Street, The Roof Garden offers wonderful views over the Black Mountain and Cave Hill. The distinctive “profile” of Cave Hill somewhat resembles a sleeping giant and is said to have inspired Jonathan Swift to write “Gulliver’s Travels”. A fully retractable roof allows flexibility to cope with whatever the weather conditions may be. We have also become renowned for our whimsical and wonderful seasonal themes. Drinks and finger food can be provided for parties of up to 70 people.

An enduring appeal of this versatile space is our ongoing inventive theming. Each spring/summer and autumn/winter we transform the Absolut Roof Garden into a new and delightfully seasonally themed space. Features include:

  • State-of-the-art retractable roof
  • Panoramic views of the city
  • Fully stocked private event bar
  • I-Pod compatible sound system
  • Private bathrooms
  • Landscape garden that includes espaliered apple trees and seasonal planting

Packages start from just £27 per person. View our Summer Garden Party packages here. To find out more about our Alpine Lodge Packages click here.

Just to whet your appetite, below are a few details of our up coming roof garden themes.


Floor Plans

To help you to choose which space is best for your event we have created a 3D visual of each of our meeting rooms, showing how each of the possible layouts for the room would work. You can also visit our Gallery to see the rooms in action.


Alpine Lodge - Winter 2017

What better way to enjoy the festive season and the best of winter than an event in our Alpine Lodge in The Roof Garden? Let the cosiness of fur throws, the soft glow from candle lights and a few warming mulled wines transport you this winter in our elegant Roof Garden.

The Alpine Lodge theme will commence in November 2017 and run until March 2018.


Summer Garden Party - Summer 2018

With tea, cakes, cocktails and a beautiful roof top garden with stunning views over the city, your Summer Garden party will be the talk of the town. Whether partying with a Pimms or enjoying our delicious range of canapes and party food your guests will experience the luxury of The Merchant Hotel in fun, relaxed, yet stylish surroundings.

The Summer Garden party theme will commence in May 2018 and run until September 2018


Winter Sale - The Gym

Take advantage of our Winter Sale offer to kick-start your 2018 with a 6 week membership for only £99.

Available from 2nd January to 28th February 2018.

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Tranquil Me Time

​Relax with an overnight stay, breakfast, a spa experience including a 50 minute treatment with prosecco and a three course dinner in Berts Jazz Bar and Restaurant. Only £330.

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Explore and Experience

​Experience Belfast with two nights bed and breakfast, an evening meal in Berts Jazz Bar and Restaurant and two open top bus city tour tickets. Available from £370.

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Relax and Indulge

Experience an overnight stay with breakfast as well as a three course dinner in The Great Room Restaurant. Available from £220.

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Urban Soul

Stay midweek with a luxurious stay at The Merchant Hotel with dinner and live Jazz in Bert’s Jazz Bar from £110pps

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The Great Room Set Menu

Experience fine dining in The Great Room Restaurant for less. We have a range of set menu options available between Monday and Friday starting from just £22.50

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Winter Sale - The Gym

Take advantage of our Winter Sale offer to kick-start your 2018 with a 6 week membership for only £99.

Available from 2nd January to 28th February 2018.

Find out more

Explore and Experience

​Experience Belfast with two nights bed and breakfast, an evening meal in Berts Jazz Bar and Restaurant and two open top bus city tour tickets. Available from £370.

Find out more

Relax and Indulge

Experience an overnight stay with breakfast as well as a three course dinner in The Great Room Restaurant. Available from £220.

Find out more

Tranquil Me Time

​Relax with an overnight stay, breakfast, a spa experience including a 50 minute treatment with prosecco and a three course dinner in Berts Jazz Bar and Restaurant. Only £330.

Find out more

Urban Soul

Stay midweek with a luxurious stay at The Merchant Hotel with dinner and live Jazz in Bert’s Jazz Bar from £110pps

Find out more

Festive Shopping Experience

​Enjoy a truly magical stay this Christmas at The Merchant Hotel with one night bed and breakfast, three course meal in The Great Room and a £50 shopping voucher.

Package starts from £270.

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Summer in the City

​One night B&B, three course meal in Bert’s Jazz Bar.

Available from £260.

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Two night weekend Experience

​Enjoy a luxurious weekend break with this fabulous package which includes two nights bed and breakfast and a three course meal in Berts.

Package starts from £240 per night.

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