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Banquets & Special Occasions


Whether it�s a family celebration, lavish awards evening, wedding reception or Christmas party East Durham College have a facility to suit your needs.

Each event is proposed on an individual basis to ensure the correct packages are suggested for each individual event.

Scene1, the Peterlee campus restaurant, can cater for parties of up to 40 guests. This intimate room offers a fully licensed bar and wine menu. The room is perfect for a family celebration with an appetising buffet to an exquisite sit down meal.

The larger facilities at the Peterlee campus include the atrium area, The Lubetkin Theatre and the sports hall, each as unique as the last.

The atrium area is the college�s ground floor reception area which can be used alone, as an extension to Scene 1 or even in conjunction with the theatre for a pre-dinner awards ceremony. The vast, airy space offers many options for a seated set up from an intimate 60 to an astonishing 300 or for a networking event many more.

The Lubetkin Theatre would be an ideal choice for a combined dinner and awards or entertainment event. With built in, state of the art audio, visual and lighting equipment your requirements will be looked after by our technicians. Cabaret style this room can accommodate up to 140 guests.

The vast sports hall with a little imagination can be transformed into an exquisite banqueting suite for up to 800 guests. The hall would be carpeted and walls left undressed for an industrial feel or there is also the option of having them draped. There is a power supply within the room to meet the needs of and lighting and audio equipment needs.

For those who dream of a marquee event you will not go wrong with the Houghall campus. The beautiful backdrop of woodlands and landscaped grounds make it a stunning setting for that extra special event. In some locations power and water supplies are available.

Also at Houghall is the traditional style conference hall. The room has wood panelling and a wood floor and large windows which allow the room to be flooded in natural daylight. The room would be ideal for a family celebration for up to 120 guests.

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