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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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Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Durham     Max. capacity: 120   Bedrooms: 150

The Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is located in the heart of the City close to Durham Castle and the Cathedral, Botanic Gardens, High Force Waterfall, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Bowes Museum and Locomotion Railway Museum.


Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Darlington     Max. capacity: 280   Bedrooms: 83

Superbly located in the heart of Darlington, 10 minutes drive from the A1 and just a short walk from the train station we offer contemporary surroundings and versatile meeting space at competitive rates,


Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner

Darlington     Max. capacity: 400   Bedrooms: 91

Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner is ideally situated for those travelling for business or leisure. We have extensive conference and event facilities from interview rooms to larger meeting spaces for up to 350 delegates. All our meeting rooms are ground floor with natural daylight, air conditioning and over 200 free car parking spaces.


Emirates Riverside

Chester Le Street     Max. capacity: 700   Bedrooms: 0

With free car parking & free Wi-Fi along with 9 meeting suites and 15 executive boxes Emirates Riverside 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.


Radisson Blu Hotel Durham

Durham     Max. capacity: 400   Bedrooms: 207

Radisson Blu Durham is situated in the heart of the city on the banks of the River Wear. The hotel has exceptional meeting facilities across 11 conference rooms with the capacity of up to 450 delegates and offers 207 stylish bedrooms and suites. The hotel has free Wi-Fi throughout, car parking, function bar in meeting space, Health Club and Spa.


Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa

Durham     Max. capacity: 600   Bedrooms: 127

Durham’s only gold awarded AA rated and 4 star hotel. Set in a unique location, surrounded by 350 acres of private grounds with 127 luxury bedrooms, two 18 hole Championship golf courses, a purpose built luxury on site spa complex, four bars and award winning restaurants.


Hotel Indigo Durham

Durham     Max. capacity: 80   Bedrooms: 83

Hotel Indigo Durham, a new boutique hotel, moments from the historic Durham City Centre; perfectly located for an adventure through time. With the magnificent University, Castle and world renowned Durham Cathedral, all just a short stroll from our doors, you’ll be spoilt for choice in our ‘perfect little city’.


Redworth Hall Hotel

Darlington     Max. capacity: 300   Bedrooms: 143

Redworth Hall, a Jacobean manor house completed in 1693, is surrounded by 26 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


BW Premier Collection 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


Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M, Jct.59

Darlington     Max. capacity: 80   Bedrooms: 80

Situated on the A1M, junction 59, our modern hotel is the ideal choice for exploring the North East England country side and any business trip.Our immaculate, tastefully decorated accommodation is both contemporary and comforting, representing great value for money.


The Blackwell Grange Hotel

Darlington     Max. capacity: 200   Bedrooms: 108

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.


Middleton Lodge

Darlington     Max. capacity: 30   Bedrooms: 30

Middleton Lodge is a charming private country Estate near Darlington in North Yorkshire. Set in 250 acres of private parkland, it was built in 1780 by architect John Carr of York. For over 30 years this impressive Georgian Estate has been home to the Allison family who have dedicated themselves to restoring the Estate to its former glory.


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.


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 and natural daylight, free parking, great access to A1m


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.


Beamish Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection

Durham     Max. capacity: 400   Bedrooms: 44

A classic country house hotel, situated twenty minutes from Newcastle, Durham & Sunderland city centres, with 44 bedrooms, 6 event suites, The Stables bar, restaurant & micro-brewery alongside Beamish Wild outdoor activity centre set in 24 acres of rolling parkland.


Hallgarth the Manor House Durham

Durham     Max. capacity: 240   Bedrooms: 23

The hotel has just completed a fantastic refurbishment - we are situated just over 3 miles from the historic city of Durham in the North East of England. Choice of spacious meeting rooms with natural daylight and 23 newly refurbished bedrooms overlooking the gardens, ample free parking and great meeting rates


Regus Darlington

Darlington     Max. capacity: 20   Bedrooms: 0

The office space in Darlington, Woodland Road is in a completely refurbished, 3 storey office building, offering a flexible range of services.

Rockliffe Hall Resort

Darlington     Max. capacity: 250   Bedrooms: 61

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


Regus Newton Aycliffe, Incubation Centre

Newton Aycliffe     Max. capacity: 20   Bedrooms: 0

This Business Incubation Centre occupies a strategic location off Durham Way South, 3/4 mile from Junction 59 of the A1(M).