Meeting Rooms in Lisbon
Hello there, event planners. We hear you’re looking planning on hosting a meeting in Lisbon, the sunny and vibrant capital of Portugal. Well, you’re in luck because the city offers a wide range of meeting rooms to suit any occasion.
From intimate boardrooms to large conference halls, you’re going to love exploring the meeting rooms in Lisbon but with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start!
That’s why we’ve put together this guide for event planners looking to host a meeting in Lisbon. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know to find the perfect space for your event, from the types of meeting rooms in Lisbon to the best areas in the city, to after-work ideas, and more.
Our goal is to make your planning process as easy and stress-free as possible. Don’t forget our local experts are always here to help you out every step of the way.
But, let’s not waste any more time and dive straight in to discover the best meeting rooms this city has to offer!
A Guide to Hosting a Meeting in Lisbon
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FAQ about Lisbon venues and events
A meeting room in Lisbon can cost between €30 - €60 per hour. This price may not include extras such as technical equipment, catering and an onsite manager. Expect to pay a premium on top of the meeting room hire for additional requests.
There’s no hard and fast rule for cancellation policies for meeting rooms in Lisbon. Just like in any other city, the cancellation policy may vary from meeting venue to meeting venue. To avoid confusion, it’s always best to review the terms and conditions of your chosen venue. However, it’s safe to say that in almost all cases, cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled event are usually non-refundable.
There are plenty of great areas in Lisbon such as Bairro Alto, Alfama, Alcântara and Príncipe Real. First, determine what is essential for the success of your meeting. Examples could be accessibility, surrounding attractions, the location of your accommodation, and your event's vibe. You can discover an overview in guide to event areas in Lisbon.
Most meeting rooms in Lisbon will provide you with the basic amenities you need to have a seamless event experience. This usually includes high-speed internet, AV equipment, furniture, water, and coffee and tea facilities. More advanced meeting rooms may also provide you with whiteboards, screens, projectors, and flipcharts. Other services such as catering and staff can be arranged at an additional cost.
Yes, you can get by with just English for your meeting in Lisbon. English is widely spoken in Portugal, especially in major cities like Lisbon. Many people in the tourism industry, including hotel staff, waiters, and taxi drivers are likely to speak English. Most meeting venues in Lisbon also have English-speaking staff. However, it’s always a good idea to learn a few common phrases in Portuguese, such as ‘Obrigado’ (thank you) and ‘por favour’ (please) to show respect for the local culture and make communication easier.
It’s not mandatory to tip in Lisbon but like most European cities, it is generally appreciated for good service in restaurants, cafes, bars, and taxis. In restaurants, a service charge of 10% is often included in the bill but most locals round up the total amount or leave an additional 5-10%. Tipping taxi drivers is also common with most people rounding up to the nearest Euro or leaving a little extra.
Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate, which means that it has mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The average temperature in Lisbon during the winter months (December-February) ranges from 8°C to 16°C (46°F to 61°F), while during the summer months (June-August), the average temperature ranges from 20°C to 28°C (68°F to 82°F). Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are generally mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 14°C to 22°C (57°F to 72°F). Lisbon also receives an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, making it a great destination for those looking to soak up some sun. However, it's worth noting that Lisbon can experience occasional rain and wind throughout the year.
There are all kinds of team-building activities you can do after your meeting in Lisbon from surfing, to escape rooms, to group cooking classes. We recommend checking out these 7 best team-building activities in Lisbon for ideas on what to do with your team.
What to pack for a meeting in Lisbon depends on the time of year you are visiting and the type of meeting. However here are a few things you should definitely bring along:
- Comfortable and professional clothing: Lisbon has a relatively mild climate, but it can get chilly during winter, so pack some layers. Business attire is usually the norm for meetings, but it’s always a good idea to check the dress code in advance.
- Comfortable shoes: Lisbon is a hilly city with many cobblestone streets, so make sure to pack comfortable shoes that you can walk in for extended periods,
- Travel adapter: Portugal uses the Europlug type C electrical socket, so if you’re coming from outside of Europe, you may need to pack a travel adapter
- Light jacket or umbrella: Lisbon has unpredictable weather so it’s always a good idea to pack a light jacket or an umbrella just in case.
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