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Plan a Memorable Celebration in Durham

Perfect location in the heart of the city

Design your ideal event at our historic hotel in Durham, offering innovative catering, beautiful venues and a professional staff.

Your unforgettable meeting, event or celebration is possible at our Durham hotel. Plan your event with us and take advantage of these amazing amenities.

  • Rely on our convenient location in Durham’s city centre
  • Enjoy the ambiance of our historical heritage building that dates back to the 17th century
  • Discover the convenience of our venue. Our event spaces are close together with a banquet landing for a cocktail reception and access to a private bar
  • Take memorable photographs on our oak staircase
  • Plan your event with the fireplace in the Bowes Suite as the perfect backdrop
  • Accentuate your baby shower or birthday with innovative catering.

Contact us to plan your unforgettable event at the Durham Marriott® Hotel Royal County. Our hotel offers historic charm and modern amenities. Count on our catering to provide delectable dishes while your guests enjoy the ambiance of our beautiful venues that can accommodate up to 120 guests.

Social Catering packages are available from £30.00 per person. Student packages start at £25.00 per person and offer a red-carpet welcome, room hire, three-course dinner, menus and place cards and table plans

Current available packages:

  • Christening Package: Welcome your new arrival with a family celebration
  • Celebrate your Prom in style with us
  • Discover our student packages

For more information please contact our events team on 0191 386 6821 or via email at

Discover Durham

Explore Durham from our city centre location

Walk to the city’s attractions, like Durham Castle and Cathedral

  • Historic hotel that dates back to the 17th century
  • Ideal location in the heart of Durham
  • Indoor pool, sauna and gym
  • On-site restaurants to enjoy afternoon tea or full meals