President’s Message

Michael Copeland was elected President on 12th April 2019.

The Ulster Reform Club is today the most prestigious business, social and dining club in Ulster. Its fine listed clubhouse, which first opened its doors on New Year’s Day 1885, occupies a prominent position on Royal Avenue, Belfast. In every sense, the Club has been at the heart of the city for over 130 years. Once inside, the clubhouse is an oasis of calm in what can often be a turbulent world. Members may enjoy superb dining facilities, with fine cuisine prepared by our excellent chefs. Alternatively, they may choose to relax in the Members’ Bar or take their ease in the Reading Room overlooking Castle Place, as the life of the city passes by outside.

Members can also make use of the leisure facilities, incorporating our Snooker Room with two fine tables, dating from the opening of the Club. The more active Member may choose our well-equipped Fitness Suite.

The club has a variety of additional rooms which are available for meetings, conferences, receptions or private dining for groups ranging from six to over one hundred.

The Club has an active annual social calendar, including guest speaker lunches, musical evenings, gourmet dinners, wine tastings and sporting events.

In addition, the Club offers extensive reciprocal arrangements with similar Clubs around the world. These arrangements allow the benefits of temporary membership to our Members whilst travelling and many provide an attractive alternative to hotel accommodation.

Membership is available on equal terms to men and women of all ages. Admission to membership is by application supported by a Proposer and Seconder and is subject to the Club’s eligibility criteria.

Significantly, a real benefit from membership is that the Club has retained its intimacy, such that a stranger entering the Members’ Bar or Dining Room does not remain a stranger for very long; the bond of friendship between Members remains as strong in the present day as it has been throughout the years.

Please contact the Club either directly or via our social media links, should you require further information.

Michael Copeland