Conference and Meeting venues in Co. DurhamThere are 248 matches for your search
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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