Host up to 400 guests in style on the banks of the River Wear

With plenty of natural light and great views of the city, our meeting rooms and banqueting suite, The Auger Suite, are ideal for your Durham event. Our facilities include a lounge area with views of the cathedral, which is a beautiful backdrop for coffee breaks, and the majority of meeting rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the River Wear. There's also a large, private function bar, which can be hired for your exclusive use.

Key features

  • 11 meeting rooms

  • 500 person max. capacity

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Meeting rooms

  • High-quality audiovisual equipment

  • Complimentary parking

  • Flip chart and markers

  • Wedding and event coordinator

Meetings & Events facilities

With 11 meeting rooms, our contemporary hotel can accommodate large meetings, small seminars, grand gala dinners, and intimate social events.

Auger 1 and 2

For large conferences or gala dinners, choose the Auger 1 & 2, which accommodates up to 400 guests in theater-style or up to 250 guests for a sit-down dinner. A private bar, dock room, and pre-event space make this suite especially well-suited for social events, product launches, exhibitions, and large conferences. Dividing walls allows Auger to be split into 2 sections, with a capacity of up to 120 theater-style and 80 for a banquet.

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Seam is a flexible space with a maximum capacity of 70 delegates theater style or 60 guests for a sit-down dinner. The modern and stylish space features natural daylight and is ideal for smaller meetings or training sessions, dinners and social celebrations.

Riverside Meeting Rooms

Cavil, Kist, Drift, and Kirve rooms are modern, stylish and fully-equipped spaces that are perfect for meetings, training sessions, and interviews. Each room is flexible and can be transformed to host social celebrations such as birthday parties and baby showers. Cavil can host 70 delegates theater style and 40 for a banquet, Drift and Kist, can host up to 36 delegates theater style and 20 guests for a smaller banquet – each room can be partitioned into smaller spaces. For board meetings or intimate dinners, Kirve is the perfect space for hosting up to 8 guests.

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Meeting packages

At Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham we understand that each meeting and event is a new story so we offer a number of tailor-made packages to suit various industries.

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Day delegate packages

Enjoy a great meeting experience and exceptional value with our Daily Delegate Packages. For the highest level of professional service, exceptional meeting spaces, and convenient locations, Radisson Blu is the ideal choice.

We offer an all-inclusive Day Delegate Rate for groups of 10 delegates or more starting from GBP 29.*

Packages include:

- Two snack breaks
- Buffet lunch
- Flip chart and whiteboard
- Free high-speed wireless internet
- Radisson Blu stationery box
- Projector and screen
- Room rental
- Sparkling and still water
- Unlimited tea and coffee
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

*Rate subject to change and dependent on full proposal terms and conditions.

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Associations, charities, and special interests groups packages

Our flawless packages are created for associations, institutions, charity events, and special interest groups and are offered with knowledge and key understanding. We like to go further and include attractive no-cost extras like red carpet on arrival, room upgrades, and exclusive packages.

- Free high-speed wireless internet access
- Fresh, tasty, and locally sourced food to indulge your meeting attendees
- Personalized menus and table plans
- Single point of contact to support the organisation of your event
- Yes I Can! team mantra and service support

Chose from the following packages:

- Cocktail Events Package
- Gala Dinner Package
- Residential Events & Daily Delegate Packages​

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Sports group packages

We cater to the requirements of any sports group, from bedrooms to a sporting event. Our proficient team is on hand at all times to provide an unparalleled experience.

Packages include:

- Catering for specific dietary requirements
- Ideal location to get to the following by car or coach: Stadium of Light (25 minutes) and St. James Park (30 minutes)
- Flexibility to respond to any special accommodation requirements
- Single point of contact
- Modern fitness center, gyms, and spa facilities

Additional offerings:

- Coach parking drop-off
- Free high-speed wireless internet access
- Fully equipped team room available throughout the stay
- Group check-in and location on the same floor or area of the hotel
- Physio room
- Secure kit storage room
- Upgraded rooms for manager and assistant manager

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Healthcare packages

Radisson Blu has proudly trained over 45 hotels in the UK and Ireland in healthcare compliance, and the Durham location is qualified to host gatherings for the healthcare sector. The staff here is educated on regulatory codes and policies established by Compliant Venues Ltd. and

Packages include:

- Complete understanding of the regulatory codes
- Convenient location
- Cost provision based on the transfer of value initiative
- Free high-speed wireless internet for all meeting delegates
- Guarantee that your meeting is handled discreetly and professionally
- Meeting rooms, food and beverage, and accommodation provided with code in mind
- Team that takes the time to understand your company's internal policies and procedures and makes sure that this knowledge is driven into our processes from inquiry to delivery

We also offer expertise in Internal and HCP meetings of every kind including investigator meetings, advisory boards, congresses, product launches, motivational programs, sales conferences and meetings, trainings, and many others.

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Training packages

Book your training at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham to enjoy the perfect learning environment. Choose from 11 modern training rooms, all spacious and with flexible layouts to suit your training concept.

Our all-inclusive training package was designed to incorporate everything that's important to you, including a selection of complimentary extras that make all the difference.

Complimentary extras included in the training package

For the trainer:

- Assistance with taking the training collateral from your car to the training room
- Complimentary bedroom upgrade
- Complimentary parking space
- Early check-in and late check-out for the planner

For your training:

- One key contact for help throughout the day
- Administrative services including printing, photocopying, scanning, or faxing
- Decrease your contracted number of delegates by 10% with no penalty up to 5 working days before the event
- Delicious coffee breaks at flexible hours to keep your trainees energized
- Discounts for additional syndicate rooms
- Early access starting from 18:00 the day before the training for added setup time
- Flip chart/whiteboard and stationery box
- Free high-speed wireless internet
- IT assistance during setup and throughout the day
- Screen and projector
- Storage space for your training equipment
- Unlimited sparkling and still water water throughout the event

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Gala dinners packages

Showcase achievements, celebrate successes or fundraiser for a good cause with a gala dinner for 240 guests in the Auger suite. Located on the banks of the River Wear, guests will arrive to a picturesque setting and as the Auger is on the ground floor, you can easily transform the modern and stylish space with elaborate props and staging to create a memorable evening. Host an elegant drinks reception and ensure your guests aren't waiting at the bar by hiring our private function bar for exclusive use.

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Proms and graduation balls packages

There are many moments to celebrate throughout the academic year and at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, we are committed to helping you celebrate these in style. Our contemporary and spacious Auger Suite can accommodate up to 240 for dinner, along with a dance floor and stage, perfect for prom nights and student balls. Alongside the Auger, you'll have exclusive use of the pre-event area complete with private bar, ideal for a drinks reception, photo opportunities, and as place to relax during the evening.

We have a number of packages to choose from starting at GBP 19.00 per person, with each including a red carpet arrival, hire of the Auger Suite and use of the pre-event area. Our dedicated and experienced team will tailor your package to suit your needs wherever possible.

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Birthdays and anniversaries packages

What better occasion to gather friends and family together than birthdays and anniversaries. Whether you want a small intimate affair or a lavish extravaganza, we have the perfect space for celebrating life's beautiful milestones on the banks of the River Wear. Host a themed party in the Auger for 250, taking advantage of the modern and neutral décor, a private dinner in one of our smaller rooms or an informal celebration in our Collage restaurant with stunning riverside views. Our dedicated team have experience in organizing both formal and informal celebrations and will ensure your celebration meets your needs.

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Celebration of life packages

Celebrate a loved one's life with a small, intimate gathering or larger affair for up to 240 guests in our modern and comfortable spaces. Our experienced and dedicated team work with the greatest of sensitivity to ensure the day is exactly as requested.


Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham for your upcoming wedding. So now, our vow to you is: we promise you'll enjoy a day like no other for your unique celebration. Stylish, sophisticated, stress free, and flawless—from start to finish.

Our team of wedding professionals take pride in planning and organizing every detail, adding iconic magic touches.

Your special day—your special way—with our exquisite celebratory spaces and our unrivaled, truly warm and caring Yes I Can! service.

We will roll out the red carpet from the moment you arrive: our friendly, highly experienced management team will greet you and your guests, guiding you through every moment of your amazing event.

So all you have to do is relax and shine!

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Christmas packages

Celebrate the festive season in style with a Christmas party in Durham. Whether you’re looking for an exclusive private party with friends or colleagues, or an intimate Christmas Day lunch with your family, we have the perfect festive package for you and your guests. Say goodbye to the old and hello to the new with our New Year’s Eve party night with a drinks reception, a three-course meal, DJ, and more! Our Christmas party packages start from as little as GBP 29.95 per person.

Instant Online Booking by Radisson Meetings

Save valuable time and book your next meeting in just a few clicks. Just enter your event details, check in real-time the availability of our meeting spaces, explore each room with 360 views, customize your meeting package and get instant booking confirmation. To make changes further down the line, just email us at and we'll process your request promptly.

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