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Event Durham: Grey College

Residential Conferences

During University vacations Grey can accommodate residential conferences up to 100 delegates entirely within the College, situated a short 15 minute walk from the City Centre.

The College's main meeting room is in Holgate House which can hold up to 100 delegates in a theatre style.  There are also 97 en suite bedrooms (including 4 twin rooms) and two break out rooms within this purpose built Conference Centre.  In addition to this there are another 2 meeting rooms and 171 standard bedrooms (with shared bathrooms) available elsewhere in the College.

Should your conference require resources and facilities in addition to those at Grey College, then other University amenities that can be utilised. Collingwood College, which is only two minutes walk from Grey College, has over 200 en suite bedrooms allowing over 300 delegates to stay in en suite accommodation between the two Colleges.  Other facilities include additional lecture rooms for up to 400, large halls suitable for exhibitions; additional bedrooms or even a Gala Dinner at Durham Castle, all situated within a short walk of the College. 

Event Durham also offers an event management service to offer you essential support for your residential conference.

Capacity Chart

Meeting Room
Theatre Style Cabaret Classroom Boardroom U-Shaped
Holgate Main Conference Room 100 54 42 30 24
Holgate Seminar Room 1 20 8 12
Holgate Seminar Room 1 20 8 12
Pennington Room 40 20 16 14
Old Library 65 24 20 18