The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres. If you are looking for a beautiful venue to host an event, The Model is the perfect location. Situated in the heart of Sligo, the Model has both the facilities and experience to cater for any type of event; from music and artistic performances, to cinema screenings, launches, conferences, seminars and workshops.
The Model is now also available for weddings! It’s the perfect bespoke location for your special day. Our Operations Coordinator and our Building & Technical Manager will be able to assist you every step of the way to ensure that your event runs without a hitch and just as you had imagined.
With easy access to car parking, and only a few minutes walk to Sligo City centre, our galleries are an ideal space to enjoy your free time. A wide selection of delicious food is also available from The Gallery Café, located in the central Atrium space.
The Model has a range of different spaces for hire, which are outlined below:
The Model Atrium is a bright and airy room, featuring original stone walls, high ceilings and skylights. It is perfect for networking events, launches, smaller scale performances and intimate ceremonies.
The venue is amazing. The minute we both walked in we thought, “Yes, this is it.” We wanted something different, a break from the normal hotel wedding. We looked at a few different venues but none had the character like The Model. The Model has so many beautiful spaces and the potential to create something magical. We found every time we returned to the venue we saw something new which excited us. Not only is The Model amazing but the staff were also amazing. Fiona and her team went above and beyond in helping us create a wonderful wedding.
- Ronan and Aileen O’Grady
This beautiful space is available to the public during our opening hours. Outside these times it is available for hire. The Niland Gallery has been solemnised as a suitable venue for the hosting of wedding ceremonies. Surrounded by paintings on the wall by some of Ireland’s best known artists, your guests will be treated to a truly memorable experience, in a unique and intimate setting.
The Model is pleased to offer a versatile black box performance space with full-sized movie screen. The Model’s tiered seating also retracts, transforming the space into a large room, suitable for a dancefloor or conference facilities.
50:50 Northwest hired the Model’s Black Box Theatre to host our day-long event: How Far Have We Come: 100 Years of Women’s Votes. The Model was the perfect venue for this event and the Theatre met all our needs, from video screenings, to panel discussions and short performances. The acoustics in The Theatre are perfect and the support from The Model’s technical team was first class. The Model Cafe easily met the needs of 200 hungry delegates, at registration and lunchtime. We received an enormous amount of positive feedback about this event, and a lot of that was down to The Model’s fabulous venue and helpful, friendly staff.
- Noirin, 50:50 Northwest
A perfectly proportioned space located in the original (1860’s) part of the building, the Model’s Education Room is perfect for break out sessions, small scale performances, dance classes, networking events and artistic workshops.
'The Model is the perfect venue for my workshops. Striking the perfect balance between stimulation and relaxation, it provides everything myself and my students could possibly need from a big, light-filled teaching space to their in-house world class art collection, excellent exhibitions and great parking and cafe on site! The staff are accomodating, helpful and savvy. I look forward to teaching at The Model again this year and for many years to come.’
- Cora Murphy, Landscape Artist
Situated just off the Mall, The Model Foyer is the perfect spot for networking events, displays, launches and catered functions.
Career Zoo held its Autumn 2018 event at The Model, Sligo. The venue itself is stunning, however it was the team, led by Fiona, that made the event such a success. From our initial meeting with Fiona we found her to be extremely helpful, flexible, professional, friendly, very obliging, and an absolute pleasure to work with. It was the best experience that we have had dealing with a venue over all of our events; nothing was a problem and the team were fantastic. We hope to work with Fiona and The Model again in the future and would have no hesitation recommending the venue.
- Jackie, Career Zoo
The Media Room is the perfect facility for anyone looking to host events, conferences or meetings. Another bright and welcoming space, the Media room best suits small group activities or educational classes.
To obtain a fully costed quotation, simply download our booking form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would prefer to make a booking to see the venue for yourself, please also feel free to contact Anna on 071 914 1405. We look forward to hearing from you!