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Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Old Elvet · Durham, DH1 3JN United Kingdom

Special Occasions at Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Here at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County we have everything you need to make your special occasion unforgettable. Our city centre location and historic period features provide the ultimate setting for your celebration of up to 120 guests, whilst our customisable event packages and imaginative event team make bringing your vision to life effortless.


At the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County we don't just host events, we make memories.

Personalised Packages

Our flexible packages are designed to be tailored to you and your celebration. Our inspirational Wish List transforms your event from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Expert Memory Makers

We're not just your Durham venue, we're your personal event planner. Our imaginative Memory Makers are on hand to intricately craft and meticulously coordinate every detail of your special occasion.


Contact Us

Start planning your special occasion at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County. Contact your personal event team on 0191 386 6821 or at


Your Wedding

It's the day you've been dreaming of. Make every moment unforgettable at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County with the perfect Edwardian backdrop to say "I do", delicious food handcrafted by our chefs, and your every wish intricately coordinated by your personal wedding team.

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Your Special Occasion

Every milestone is an occasion to be celebrated. Birthdays, graduations, baby showers; here at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County, you name it, we celebrate it. Our customisable event packages cater to small and larger guest lists and any number of wishes.

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Your Christmas Party

'Tis the season to celebrate! From cosy gatherings to sparkling spectaculars, at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County we have fantastically festive food and vibrant entertainment all wrapped up in our flexible Christmas packages to get the party started this festive season.

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Something a Little Different...

Looking for an experience to wow your guests? From Bubbly Bars to Donut Walls, Ice Cream Carts to Delicious Dessert Tables, treat your guests to something extra special from our event Wish List. 

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Event Spaces

However small or large your guest list - from an intimate 10 to a grand 120 - our newly refurbished event suites are the perfect backdrop for your celebration.

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Cromwell Suite

Perfect for student celebrations

Whether you're celebrating prom, graduation or hosting a society dinner, our Cromwell Suite provides the perfect setting for your event. Boasting natural daylight with floor to ceiling windows, and period features fitting of our historic building, enjoy arrival drinks in our spacious foyer area directly outside the suite. Located at the top of the sweeping Edwardian staircase this versatile suite transforms from day to night and features its own private bar and dance floor. If you are hosting a more intimate occasion our suite can be divided into two rooms to suit your requirements.

Minimum Capacity: 50
Maximum Capacity: 120


Bowes Suite

Perfect for weddings

Overlooking the historic streets of Durham the Bowes Suite can host up to 70 for a wedding ceremony or 40 for a wedding breakfast. Enjoy natural daylight and a period feature fireplace whilst creating memories with your loved ones. Our majestic black oak staircase is the ideal backdrop for photographs.

Minimum Capacity: 15
Maximum Capacity: 40


Dunelm Suite

Perfect for baby showers

Mums-to-be can enjoy a day full of cherished memories with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Celebrate with a traditional afternoon tea or work with our team to create a memorable themed event.

Minimum Capacity: 10
Maximum Capacity: 20


Neville Suite

Perfect for birthdays

Celebrate your birthday with family and friends in the heart of Durham. A double aspect room, the Neville Suite provides natural daylight and views of the city. 

Minimum Capacity: 10
Maximum Capacity: 30


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