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All of life's milestones are an occasion to be celebrated. Your birthday, your wedding, your anniversary; at Marriott, we help you celebrate all of your momentous occasions because we love making memories.
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  • Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
  • Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
  • Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
  • Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions

Your Special Occasion at Durham Marriott Hotel

All of life's milestones are an occasion to be celebrated.

From intimate family gatherings in our Bowes Suite, to student society dinners and awards evenings in our Cromwell Suite; whatever your celebration - big or small - the historic and welcoming Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is the perfect party setting.

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

Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
Events
  • Birthday Parties

    Birthday Parties

    Get ready to P-A-R-T-Y! Donut wall? Bubbly bar? Videographer? Whatever's top of your list, throw the ultimate birthday party with our exclusive packages for all sizes of guest list and any number of wishes.
  • Proms

    Proms

    Throw the party of the school year! From red carpet arrivals to selfie stations, balloon walls to popcorn bars; our exclusive party packages are designed to make it a night to remember.
  • Anniversary Parties

    Anniversary Parties

    Bring together family and friends to toast your anniversary. Reminisce of happy memories and celebrate your years together whilst raising a glass to the many more to come.
  • Baby Showers

    Baby Showers

    Share the excitement of the upcoming arrival. Flower wall, mocktail bar, or perhaps a delicious dessert table? Surprise Mum-to-be with sweet treats, a picture-perfect backdrop and oodles of space for gifts and games.
  • Christenings

    Christenings

    Welcome your little one into the world and make it a day to cherish forever with delicious handcrafted food, a picture-perfect backdrop and our inspirational Wish List for those little extras.
  • Children's Parties

    Children's Parties

    Be the talk of the playground with the party of the year! Popcorn stands, donut walls, ice cream carts; whatever's on your wish list, we have the yummiest of food and oodles of space for lots of fun and games.
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

    Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

    Celebrate your coming of age and mark this momentous milestone with a party to remember. Transform your celebration from the ordinary to the extraordinary with our inspirational party Wish List.
  • Retirement Parties

    Retirement Parties

    Celebrate the dawn of a fabulous new era and start your new chapter in style with delicious handcrafted food and your choice of exciting event extras to make your retirement party shine.
  • Gala Dinners

    Gala Dinners

    Treat your guests to an evening of glitz and glamour with delicious handcrafted menus accompanied by sparkling entertainment. Celebrate in style with our exclusive party packages and extraordinary event extras.
  • Charity & Sports Dinners

    Charity & Sports Dinners

    From club nights to grand end of season awards, fundraisers to charity balls, host an evening that stands out from the rest with our exclusive packages suited to every budget.
  • Wakes & Memorials

    Wakes & Memorials

    Bring together family and friends to share memories of a loved one. Lean on our experienced team to take care of every last detail with our Celebration of Life packages.
Hotel Highlights
    • Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
    • Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
    • Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
    Hotel Highlights
    The perfect party setting
    • Experienced Memory Makers who are passionate about delivering a memorable experience
    • Choice of suites available to suit all event types
    • Dedicated space for your drinks reception plus outdoor Champagne Terrace
    • Party suite with dance floor and access to our bar exclusively for events
    • Dedicated Memory Maker to make bringing your vision to life effortless
    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
Your Memory Makers
  • Sharon
    Your Memory Makers
    Sharon

    I have over 13 years' experience of organising celebrations. I've seen so many trends come and go but my favourite trend at the moment are the giant orb balloons - they make such an impact and can suit any theme!

    Fun fact… my favourite memory of being an event planner was when the Birthday Girls' daughter, who had been away traveling, surprised the family at the party! She jumped out of a giant present!

    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
  • Katie
    Your Memory Makers
    Katie

    I love to organise all types of celebrations, in particular the recent trend of having a ‘gender reveal' party - they're so exciting and there's always such a buzzy atmosphere! I also love personalized gifts and favours.

    Fun fact… I once planned an Alice in ‘Sunderland' themed afternoon tea party!

    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
Your Packages & Pricing
  • Celebration Packages
    Your Packages & Pricing
    Celebration PackagesFrom £25.00 per guest
    Mark your milestone with your closest family and friends. Our customisable Celebration Packages are designed for the more intimate occasion of up to 30 guests. Choose from our Classic, Extra Special or extravagant All The Stops packages and tailor-make them using our event Wish List to create an occasion as unique as you.
    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions Offer 1
  • Party Packages
    Your Packages & Pricing
    Party PackagesFrom £27.50 per guest
    Get ready to P-A-R-T-Y! Throw the ultimate celebration with our exclusive Party Packages designed for large guest lists and big wishes. From big birthdays to charity fundraisers, our Classic, Extra Special and All-Singing, All-Dancing packages, together with our inspirational Wish List, give you the flexibility to host an event that's bespoke to you and your occasion.
    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions Offer 2
  • Remember Packages
    Your Packages & Pricing
    Remember PackagesFrom £22.50 per guest
    Bring together family and friends to share the memories of a loved one. Choose from our Classic or Extra Special celebration of life packages and lean on our experienced team to take care of every last detail.
    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions Offer 3
  • Kids Party Packages
    Your Packages & Pricing
    Children's Party PackagesFrom £12.50 per child
    Be the talk of the playground with the party of the year! Popcorn stands, donut walls, ice cream carts; whatever's on your wish list, we have the yummiest of food and oodles of space for lots of fun and games.
    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions Offer 4
  • Event Wish List
    Your Packages & Pricing
    Event Wish List
    Go down in history with the events of parties past by creating an experience to wow. From bubbly bars to balloon walls, videographers to dessert tables; treat your guests to something a little different and transform your event from the ordinary to the extraordinary with our Wish List.

    Something we've missed? Share your vision with your Memory Maker!
    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions Offer 5
News & Offers
  • Our Gift To You
    News & Offers
    Our Gift To YouOffer extended to 31st October 2019!
    Give yourself room for those little extras to wow your guests and make your event extra special. Book before 31st October 2019 for Special Occasions held before 31st December 2020 and receive 10% off your final package!

    Terms and conditions apply.
    Durham Marriott Hotel Special Occasions
Our Guest Book
  • Thank you for everything you did for my Mum's party in the Bowes room.  I cannot thank you enough.  It went smoothly and the food was outstanding. The staff were brilliant too and all 10 of us that stayed at the Marriott enjoyed our stay as well.

    Lesley & Bob, August 2018
  • Thank you very much for organising my event last Saturday, it went very well and please thank all the staff involved.

    David, June 2018
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