Seaham Hall completes £2m refurb with new events space


Seaham Hall has unveiled its new state-of-the-art meetings and events space, which marks the final phase in the Durham boutique’s £2m makeover.

The new modern events space comprises four new meeting rooms and is hoping to attract local businesses with a range of new corporate packages to complement the new area.

Delegates can also benefit from a 37-acre space, great for hosting team building activities.

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18th century Georgian manor house Seaham Hall’s £2m refurbishment is now officially complete, with 20 individually-designed suites, two restaurants and a 44,000 sq ft spa with now almost 99 sq mtrs of event space.

The new Vortex Room is one of the new creative spaces, able to accommodate up to 40 guests and can be transformed into something less conventional, swapping bean bags for furniture to encourage a more relaxed environment.

The Vortex boasts state-of-the-art in-built AV facilities, and the hotel has worked together with designer Louise James of Koncept ID to create the space.

The wallpaper features giant vintage jellyfish illustrations, while soft sculptural urchin-like furniture fills the room.

New team building activities have been created in partnership with two local companies – Valley Adventures and Karting North East.

Valley Adventures offers archery, paddle-boarding, surfing, scavenger hunts, coastal discovery days, orienteering, circus skills, military-style assault courses and raft building, while Karting North East offers professional Karting experiences, plus paintball, rage rally, archery, tomahawks and off-road 4×4 driving.

Complementing this is the Annabella room, which was redesigned in 2014 and has capacity for up to 30 people, and the Byron Room, the venue for the wedding of Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke in 1815, which holds up to 40 people. The Ballroom offers the largest space (up to 120 people), with views across the grounds.