Unique, Accessible, Bar/Pub, Restaurant/Cafe, Private Dining

Oran Mor

Maximum capacity

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Amyleigh Barrowman
Regional Sales Manager
+44 (0) 141 357 6221
[email protected]
731-735 Great Western Road
G12 8QX

About this venue

From Celtic Ceilidhs to new musical talents, corporate banquets to weddings, Òran Mór is a hive of cultural activity.  Situated on the corner of Byres Road and Great Western Road, opposite the Botanic Gardens, we are in the Heart of the West End. 

Òran Mór, meaning the great melody of life or big song, is the vision of the Glasgow businessman, Colin Beattie. His aim was to provide a cultural centre in the West End.  The success of A Play, A Pie and A Pint is a testament to this.

Refurbishment began in 2002 and the doors were opened to the waiting West End in June 2004.  Since then, Òran Mór has played host to a fine and varying programme of events.  Product launches, banquets, awards dinners, conferences, weddings, new musical talents, comedy nights, and theatre have all been a great success.

The Venue, The Auditorium, and the Private Dining Room are all available for private hire.  There is also a bar and two restaurants within the converted church. The Auditorium is a breathtaking architectural setting for a range of events, from a workshop for 70 people to a formal banquet of 264.   

Beneath the celestial ceiling mural by Alasdair Gray, one of Scotland's largest pieces of public art, guests can enjoy the fine Scottish fodder and impeccable service that has put it on the map as one of Glasgow's leading venues. With its own private entrance, private bar, natural daylight, and disabled access, the facilities are well thought out and as well as retaining the original features of the church, offer a contemporary setting in which to hold events.

The Private Dining Room is a beautifully appointed room with views over to the Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens.   It is perfect for discreet meetings and dinners.  It has a sumptuous seating area and private bar as well as a boardroom table.  This is a special room and can hold up to 25 for a dinner or meeting or up to around 40 for a reception. The Venue nightclub has a gritty, underground feel and is already famous for its live performances ranging from stand-up comedy to new musical talents and the popular A Play, A Pie, and A Pint.

Òran Mór is a responsible neighbourhood arts venue passionate about reducing the impact our activities have on the environment. In order to minimise the environmental impact we are committed to complying with all environmental legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the hospitality industry.

View the accessibility information for the venue on their website. 

Name Area (m2) Ceiling height (m) Room divisible Reception Theatre Banquet Classroom Boardroom Cabaret U-Shaped
Auditorium 238 450 350 276 200 60 184
Private Dining Suite 45 32 20
Venue 400 150 150

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