The Event Planner’s Guide to Lisbon Venues

Kaitlyn Tatulli |

event_planners_guide_to_lisbon_venuesSpanning across 7 hills located on the Tagus river, Lisbon blends its tradition, intricate architecture, and history with modernism to provide you and your attendees with an ideal location for your meeting and events.

 

Lisbon is bustling with historic monuments, like St. George’s Castle, museums, music, nightlife, and more. With so much to do and see all with beautiful year-round weather, who wouldn’t want to host their next meeting or event in one of the world’s top 10 cities.

Check out our planner’s guide to the top venues in Lisbon for meeting and events.

Top 10 Venues Planners Should Consider

1. Pestana Palace Lisboa

Want to host your next meeting or event in a renovated 19th-century palace? Then Pestana Palace Lisboa is for you! Known as one of the “Leading Hotels of the World” due to their expectational service, the Palace features 177, 5-star guest rooms, two pools, and a spa. For meeting and event space, the Palace offers a Meetings and Incentives space (12,917 sq. ft), 21 conference rooms, 15 halls, gardens, lounges, and stables. No matter what space you pick, the Pestana Palace Lisboa will ensure your event is nothing short of noble. Pestana Palace Lisboa

Photo Credit: Pestana Palace Lisboa

2. O Flat

A venue specialized for meetings and events, the O Flat is a contemporary 4-story house that can be customized to fit your company or brand. The O Flat features several different venue spaces like a bar, terrace with views of the Abril Bridge and city, a dining room, and more that can accommodate up to 150 guests. The O Flat offers bar and catering service so you can focus on what really matters—connecting with your guests.
O Flat

Photo Credit: O Flat

3. Lisbon Zoo

Show off your meetings or event’s wild side by hosting at the Lisbon Zoo. For more than 130 years the Zoo has housed over 2,000 animals from around the word and 300 mostly engaged species. The Zoo now offers planners five venue spaces: the Auditorium (96 guests), the Avenida (15,069 sq. ft), the Philharmonic square (12,271 sq. ft), the Party room (500 guests), and an Outdoor Theater (3,488 sq. ft). The Zoo also offers specialized team building packages where attendees can discover many of the Zoo’s animals.

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Photo Credit: Go Discover Portugal

4. Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

Conveniently located in the center of Lisbon’s historic district, the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz offers planners 282 guest rooms in addition to 42,057 sq. ft of meeting and event space. The Hotel features the Pedro Leitao Ballroom, two terraces, the Varanda restaurant, and more. Want to truly give your attendees an experience they’ll never forget? Host your meeting or event at the Convento do Carmo, a 14th-century ruin near to Hotel, where the Four Seasons will serve an al-fresco dinner. Whether you choose to host your meeting or event inside one of the 20 onsite rooms or one of the 9 off-site locations, the Four Seasons Hotel will ensure your event is iconic.
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Photo Credit: Four Seasons

5. Estufa Fria Municipal Green Houses

One of the most renown parks in Lisbon, the Greenhouse is a living museum and venue space. The Greenhouse offers planners over 8,612 sq. ft of flexible space, ideal for conferences, weddings, receptions, presentations, and more. Your attendees will enjoy being surrounded by hundreds of plant specifics, pools, and waterfalls. greenhouse

Photo Credit: Go Discover Portugal

6. Oceanario

Voted the world’s best aquarium, Oceanario is more than just an aquarium. Oceanario offers planners two meeting rooms: the Sophia de Mello Breyner Room (70-250 guests) and the VIP Room (20-50 guests), in addition to the Mar da Palha Auditorium (117 guests). With views of the River Tagus, and corporate visit packages, where your attendees will receive a guided tour of the aquarium, why wouldn’t you want to host your next meeting or event at the Oceanario? auditorio_mar_da_palha

Photo Credit: Oceanario

7. Gremio Literario

Founded in 1846, Gremio Literario is a small palace located in the heart of Lisbon. The palace offers planners over 10 unique indoor venues that can accommodate approximately 50 to 200 people in addition to a veranda and garden. The venue spaces feature stained glass windows, canvas and ceiling paintings, and more. No matter what space you choose to hold your event, Gremio Literario will ensure it is fit for royalty.

gremio literario Photo Credit: Gremio Literario

8. Convento do Beato

Looking for a versatile space to host your next meeting or event? Then Convento do Beato is for you! Located five minutes from the airport in Lisbon’s historic district, the Convento do Beato is a 15th-century building that offers planners 11 rooms that can accommodate 100 to 2,500 guests. One of the Convento’s most popular venue is the Cloister, which features Portuguese colored marble and uninhibited space. With a rich history and an array of venue options, no wonder why Convento do Beato has hosted some of the most renown events, Microsoft’s International Gala, Lexus’ International Launch Dinner, and more. convento do beato

Photo Credit: Convento do Beato

9. Casa do Alentejo

Located in the center of Lisbon’s historical district, Casa do Alentejo is an ideal location for your next meeting or event. Casa do Alentejo offers two halls, one decorated in a Louis XVI style and the other with a neo-renaissance design. The Halls can hold up between 180 to 250 guests or be combined to hold 400 guests. Casa do Alentejo also offers planners an Arab courtyard, which is recommended for cocktails or intimate receptions. Immerse your guests in Lisbon’s history by hosting your next meeting or event in the historic Casa do Alentejo.
Casa do Alentejo

Photo Credit: Casa do Alentejo

10. Dom Pedro Lisboa

Voted the “Best Corporate Hotel”, the Dom Pedro Lisboa offers planners 15,070 sq. ft of dedicated meeting and event space. In addition to the venue space, the hotel features 262 guest rooms, a spa, a fitness center, and an Italian restaurant. If your guests want to explore the city, the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from some of Lisbon’s most popular attractions, like the Alfama, Bairro Alto, and more. dom pedro lisoba

 

Photo Credit: Dom Pedro Lisboa

 

Top 3 Things to Do in Lisbon

1. Tram 28

Rated the number one thing to doin Lisbon, Tram 28 is a tram that takes riders on a tourist-friendly route from Martim Monniz to Campo Ourique. Riders will pass by some of the city’s most notable attractions, like the Alfama and St. George’s Castle. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., Tram 28 tickets cost 2.90 euros per person.

Pro Tip: Because of the Tram’s popularity, the cars tend to fill up quickly, so if you want to ensure a ride arrive early or later in the day.  Carris

Photo Credit: Carris Instagram

2. Belem

Home to some of Lisbon’s most famous monuments and museums, like the Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, the Belem Palace, and more, the town of Belem is a must-see. Located 6 miles from the center of Lisbon, visitors can take a tram over to the town. torre-de-belem-lisboa

Photo Credit: Lisbon Lisboa Portugal

3. Santa Justa Elevator

For views of St. George’s Castle, the Baixa neighborhood, and more, ride on the Santa Justa Elevator. Designed by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, the student of the Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the Eiffel tower, the elevator features beautiful neo-Gothic designs. Tickets cost 1.50 euros per person and is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Photo Credit: Lisbon Lisboa Portugal

 

Have you ever hosted an event in one of these Lisbon venues? How did it go? What was your favorite thing to do inside and outside of Lisbon? Let us know by commenting below!

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This Post was Written by Kaitlyn Tatulli

Kaitlyn Tatulli is a graduate from Fairfield University with majors in Digital Journalism and Psychology and minors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science. Currently, she is receiving her MFA from Fairfield University. Kaitlyn...

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