Conference Rooms

Conferencing Facilities in County Durham

Our facilities are set in attractive surroundings, with Lumley Castle an especially spectacular backdrop to our picturesque cricket field. We have two suites, both of which can be adapted to your individual needs and are wheelchair-friendly.

If you are looking for Chester room hire, make sure you get in touch!

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The Castle View Suite

This modern, adaptable suite offers delegates stunning views. The suite includes high-speed Wi-Fi access, an LCD projector and screen and a full bar, while blackout and specialist lighting are also available in this fully air-conditioned space. Additional break-off rooms are also available at a supplementary charge.

Room Specifications

To be used as a guideline – both suites are fully adaptable to individual needs.

  • Theatre masks

    Theatre style

    Seats 80

  • Board room briefcase

    Boardroom style

    Seats 40

  • Stage curtains

    Cabaret style

    Seats 80

  • Classroom book

    Classroom style

    Seats 50

  • U-shaped

    U-shaped style

    Seats 30

The Turnbull Suite

This is our secondary suite, which can accommodate smaller events. The suite offers full high-speed Wi-Fi access with an LCD projector and screen. The suite also has air conditioning and offers a full bar – as well as, for a supplementary charge, additional break-off rooms

Room Specifications

To be used as a guideline – both suites are fully adaptable to individual needs.

  • White theatre masks

    Theatre style

    Seats 80

  • White boardroom briefcase

    Boardroom style

    Seats 40

  • White stage curtains

    Cabaret style

    Seats 80

  • White classroom book

    Classroom style

    Seats 50

  • White U-shaped

    U-shaped style

    Seats 30

Seminar Packages

Room Hire Only

Room hire is charged at £27.50 per hour with zero VAT. This rate includes the use of:

  • LCD Projector and screen
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Laptop computer (on request)
  • DVD player (on request)
  • Flip chart and marker pens (on request)
  • Cordials and iced water
  • Microphone and sound system (on request)
  • Notepad and pen per delegate
  • Free car park

If the room is booked for longer than 4 hours, the hire charge will also cover one refreshment break.

Full refreshment packages are available at an additional cost.

Delegate Package

This package’s price per delegate starts at £25.50, excluding VAT at 20%. This price covers room hire, all refreshments and a 2-course hot lunch which can be tailored to all culinary requirements.

  • LCD projector and screen
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Laptop computer (on request)
  • DVD player (on request)
  • Flip chart and marker pens (on request)
  • Cordials and iced water
  • Microphone and sound system (on request)
  • Notepad and pen per delegate
  • Free car park
  • Dedicated conference coordinator
  • IT support (on request)

Unlike many other venues, we offer a fully inclusive price.

Accomodation

We partner with numerous accommodation providers in the Chester-le-Street and County Durham area. The accommodation ranges from B&Bs to 5-star hotels. If you need help with finding suitable accommodation or choosing between the options, please ask.

Transport

If you need taxis, minibuses or chauffeur services, please let us know – we will provide a quotation.

How to Find Us

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By Road

We are a short distance from the A1M Junction 63. On leaving the A1M take the A167 towards Durham. Cross the first roundabout staying on the A167.

At the next roundabout take the right hand turn for town centre. You will pass a church on the right and go over a pelican crossing. We are on the right hand side just before reaching the next pelican crossing. Drive through the blue gate.

By Rail

We are 5 minutes walk from Chester-le-Street station, 15 minutes drive from Durham and 25 minutes drive from Newcastle.

By Air

We are 30 minutes drive from Newcastle International Airport and 50 minutes from Durham Tees Valley.

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