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Durham University St Chads College
About the venue
Welcome to St Chad's College Founded in 1904, St Chad's College is one of the oldest Colleges in the University of Durham.
St Chad's is remarkably situated at the very heart of medieval Durham, thirty metres from the magnificent Cathedral, not far from Durham Castle, and just a stone's throw from Durham's marketplace and historic streets. Most of the College buildings, which line North Bailey, were formerly Georgian town houses, though the interiors have changed over the years. Beyond the back gardens, the land falls away into the wooded gorge of the River Wear which girds the high peninsula, once the citadel of the Prince Bishops and a symbol of Norman power. If you are organising a conference or group trip, planning a meeting or holding a wedding reception, St Chad's College could be the venue for you. We also offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation to guests visiting the North East. The College also has many years' experience of planning and delivering pilgrimages and retreats to the many holy sites of Celtic North East England. CONFERENCES The Durham Academic Conference Service at St Chad's College St Chad's College pioneered the complete turn-key Durham Academic Conference Service in 2003 and since then have provided a complete conference service for many University departments. We are able to offer a complete service from the initial desire to hold a conference through to saying farewell to delegates. All scheduling, booking, reservations, catering, printing, web sites, delegate queries etc are handled by the College (along with anything else you can think of), leaving the academic members of the department free to enjoy the conference. Five reasons why you should choose St Chad's College... Value for money: Our rates are very competitive and will suit almost any budget. Attentive staff: We pride ourselves on having wonderful staff. Being a small College, we devote more time to making your event run smoothly. An historic location: We are at the heart of the spectacular Durham City Peninsula, just across from Durham Cathedral. Great catering: Our dedicated and experienced catering staff are praised by our guests for their friendliness and attention to detail. Satisfied customers: You won't be disappointed.... We offer... Help in planning your conference: just contact the Commercial Director Quality meals: choose from informal buffets to elegant dining Seminar and lecture rooms: you can have rooms either in the College or in university buildings Accommodation: in a central and intimate location, with friendly, personal service Tours: we can arrange for your group to have tours of attractions close-by Our modest size and dedicated staff can guarantee that your conference will run smoothly. Groups of 25 to 150 delegates can meet both for day or residential conferences. Everyone can be accommodated on one site in our historic buildings and the whole group can dine together in our elegant dining hall. Larger groups can be accommodated with help from adjacent Colleges, all within a minute's walk of our main building. Our conference, lecture and seminar rooms can accommodate 25 - 50 delegates, and larger lecture rooms are close-by, which means that your whole conference will be based centrally - all in the shadow of Durham's historic Cathedral. Car parking can also be arranged.
In the table below, you can hover over the underlined room names to see a photo of that room.