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Conference and Meeting venues in Co. Durham

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Meeting planners value County Durham as a versatile and picturesque town, coast and country destination for conferences, meetings and events.

Situated in the north east of England, this unspoilt county is an ideal conference destination being able to cater for all requirements and events thanks to a varied wealth of venues across the region, which itself provides a choice of settings from rural countryside to a stunning heritage coastline.


Boasting the magnificent Durham Dales and the North Pennines, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as a striking coastline, County Durham offers impressive landscapes ideal for outdoor pursuit teambuilding events and corporate activities on both land and water. With space to think and breathe, conference delegates will undoubtedly be inspired by this beautiful area.

The glorious countryside provides rural venues and country house hotels ideal for corporate retreats and undisturbed strategy meetings, whilst the county town of Durham alongside alternatives such as Darlington and Hartlepool offer an excellent range of flexible venues well equipped to cater for any and all corporate events including historic buildings, academic establishments and sporting venues.

Ease of access to the region is another benefit for both national and international conference delegates, having good road access from the A1(M), A19 and A66, excellent high speed rail links with major cities including London and two airports, Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle, within easy reach.

Across the county as a whole there is an extraordinary choice of superb conference and event venues able to cater for both large and small delegate groups leaving meeting planners spoilt for choice. Durham is of course renowned for its illustrious academic venues such as Durham University, the College of St Hild and St Bede, Ushaw College, East Durham College, Hartlepool College, Darlington College of Technology and Grey College, all boasting an array of meeting and training rooms, lecture halls, conference and banqueting suites both modern and historic in style. There are also numerous sporting venues able to provide adaptable conference and exhibitions spaces, meeting rooms, training and teambuilding events with capacity for large delegate group events such as Sedgefield Racecourse, Durham County Cricket Club, Hartlepool RFC, Darlington FC, Hartlepool United FC and Durham City AFC. To experience the county’s majestic heritage why not consider historic venues such as the impressive Durham Castle or The Bowes Museum, whilst unusual cultural and civic venues Durham Town Hall, Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre and Borough Hall, which alone can accommodate up to 1,312 delegates, also offer exceptional spaces for conferences, exhibitions, corporate events and weddings. Those seeking a purpose-built conference centre facility at the heart of Durham city centre will appreciate City West which offers a choice of conference rooms and suites for meetings, training events and seminars. Being a region popular for both business and pleasure alike there are a number of outstanding hotels offering first class conference and banqueting facilities. Country house hotels such as Rockliffe Hall, Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club and Lumley Castle Hotel offer mesmerising, tranquil settings ideal for weddings, corporate hospitality events, banquets and conference retreats, with capacity ranging from 150 to 600 delegates. Historic building Hall Garth Hotel also comprises a golf course for those wishing to host conferences alongside corporate golf events, whilst Barcelo Redworth Hall Hotel is a breathtaking historic country house set in luxurious grounds offering some of the finest conferencing facilities available in north east England. The Wynyard Rooms are also highly regarded as a premier conference venue offering the highest levels of service and capacity for 300 delegates. Major hotel groups represented in County Durham include Best Western, Classic British Hotels, Forestdale Hotels, Marriott, Old English Inns, Radisson Blu and Rezidor



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Rockliffe Hall

Darlington     Max. capacity: 250   Bedrooms: 61

If you are organising a business meeting, function or special event, Rockliffe Hall is the ideal venue in the North East of England. Within easy reach of Newcastle, Durham, York and Teesside the resort boasts modern meeting and event space, fitted with the latest technology and picturesque surroundings.


Durham County Cricket Club

Chester Le Street     Max. capacity: 200   Bedrooms: 0

With FREE car parking & FREE Wi-Fi along with 8 meeting suites and 15 executive boxes Durham County Cricket Club is the first choice for your meeting. The Riverside Suite can accommodate 200 delegates & along with the Castle View and Cathedral Suites, both facilitating 100-120 delegates, we offer bespoke and Championship holding facilities.


Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Darlington     Max. capacity: 280   Bedrooms: 83

The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the historic market town, with ideal access to the A1 train st. and airport. Originally built in the 1600s as a Coaching Inn, rebuilt in 1893, and after a 6 million pounds sterling complete refurbishment in 2012.


Redworth Hall Hotel

Darlington     Max. capacity: 300   Bedrooms: 143

Redworth Hall, a Jacobean manor house completed in 1693, is surrounded by 150 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, offering peace and seclusion for conferences, team-building activities and training coursesYet it’s just five minutes from the A1(M) making it easily accessible from Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds.


George Hotel in Piercebridge

Darlington     Max. capacity: 200   Bedrooms: 35

The George Hotel is a traditional coaching inn with 30 bedrooms, bar, restaurant and function rooms including a wonderful ballroom. It is on the bank of the River Tees in the village of Piercebridge near Darlington and several of the bedrooms and function rooms have views of the river.


Best Western Beamish Hall Hotel

Durham     Max. capacity: 400   Bedrooms: 42

A classic country house hotel, situated twenty minutes from Newcastle, Durham & Sunderland city centres, with 42 bedrooms, 6 event suites, The Stables bar, restaurant & micro-brewery alongside Beamish Wild outdoor activity centre set in 24 acres of rolling parkland.


Hallgarth Manor Country Hotel

Durham     Max. capacity: 180   Bedrooms: 23

Hallgarth Manor Country House Hotel is situated just over 3 miles from the historic city of Durham in the North East of England.


Best Western Grand Hotel in Hartlepool

Hartlepool     Max. capacity: 220   Bedrooms: 48

The Best Western Grand Hotel in Hartlepool offers the best of both worlds. Combining old and new, the traditional French Chateaux building plays host to a modern decor inside, while its wonderful coastal location is convenient for a number of inland attractions.


Classic British - The Morritt Hotel & Garage Spa

Barnard Castle     Max. capacity: 200   Bedrooms: 26

Escape the urban hubbub, relax and unwind at The Morritt Country House Hotel & The Garage Spa.


Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa

Durham     Max. capacity: 600   Bedrooms: 127

Ramside Hall is one of the North East's foremost business and event venues. With function suites and meeting rooms that cater for 6 - 600 people, the Bishops Suite, Ballroom, Marquee, Boardrooms and dedicated meeting spaces, Ramside is ideal for holding a conference in Durham, private dining and banquets, business events etc.


Classic British - Hall Garth Hotel Darlington

Durham     Max. capacity: 250   Bedrooms: 56

Hall Garth Hotel in County Durham is a stunning 15th century manor house set amidst its own 70 acre parkland estate, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Originally part of the Bishop of Durham's Estate, Hall Garth Hotel in Darlington features its own 9 hole golf course and leisure club. There is ample free parking and WiFi throughout the hotel.


Lumley Castle Hotel

Chester Le Street     Max. capacity: 150   Bedrooms: 73

For over 600 years Lumley Castle has dominated the County Durham landscape. Set within 9 acres of parkland, overlooking the River Wear; Lumley provides a magnificent setting for conferences, training, team building, seminars, product launches,special events & dining. Elegant meeting rooms with the capacity to host functions for up to 150 guests.


Blackwell Grange Hotel Darlington

Darlington     Max. capacity: 200   Bedrooms: 110

The Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington, County Durham has a long and fascinating history having been built as a private home by the Allan Family. Building commenced in 1693 and was finally completed in 1717, with the property being passed down through the family until 1953.


The Garden Rooms at Tennants

Darlington     Max. capacity: 650   Bedrooms: 0

The Garden Rooms is a multi-purpose venue with state-of-the-art-facilities set in the Heart of Wensleydale.


Radisson Blu Hotel Durham

Durham     Max. capacity: 400   Bedrooms: 207

The Radisson BLU is located in Durham City Centre & is easily accessed from the A1(M) (5 minute drive) and Durham Station (5-10 minute walk), with onsite car parking for 130 cars. Free high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. 11 meeting rooms catering for 2 - 450 people are all located on the ground floor all with natural daylight.


Best Western Plus Hardwick Hall Hotel

Stockton On Tees     Max. capacity: 600   Bedrooms: 51

Set in extensive parkland, this 18th-century house suits both leisure and corporate guests. It is a top conference and function venue offering an impressive meeting and banqueting complex. Luxurious accommodation includes contemporary rooms, and some with antique furnishings. All are appointed to the same high standard, many have feature bathrooms


Best Western Whitworth Hall Hotel

Durham     Max. capacity: 100   Bedrooms: 29

Grade II listed country house set in 73 tranquil acres of deer park. Beautifully furnished hotel with 29 exquisite bedrooms, brasserie, conservatory, Library Restaurant and an ornamental lake only 10 minutes from Durham City.

South Thornaby Community & Resource Centre

Durham TS17 9JG    Max. capacity: 0  Bedrooms: 0

Macrea House

Seaham SR7 9NA    Max. capacity: 20  Bedrooms: 0

The Lodge At Leeming Bar

Darlington DL8 1DT    Max. capacity: 120  Bedrooms: 39