Room Booking

approach to top level of dunelm house from Church Street

Dunelm House plays host to a range of student activity, ranging from smaller committee meetings through to our sell-out gigs and dance nights such as Planet of Sound.

You can book any of our rooms to stage your own events; just about anything you like can be arranged so long as you stay within our licence and terms and conditions. We have dedicated catering, technical and other staff and a wide range of equipment that can all be at your disposal. Our intention is to help you as much as we can to have a successful meeting, conference or event.

Fonteyn Ballroom - the largest room in Dunelm House

Fonteyn Ballroom

The biggest single room in Durham, this has a capacity of 750 people. This room plays host to a wide range of bookings from large scale club and band nights to conferences and corporate events

Riverside Café -  level C of Dunelm House

Riverside Cafe

With a capacity of 150 people, a fully operation Kitchen and Cafe, Riverside is perfect for events that require catering. Plus, you can enjoy one of the best views of Durham Cathedral on our balcony. This venue plays host to most of our smaller scale Band nights and Comedy events with an installed 4K sound system and stage lighting rig.

Vane Tempest - level D of Dunelm House

Vane Tempest

With a capacity of 100 people, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river and Cathedral, Vane Tempest is perfect for small events, society socials, birthday parties as well as small corporate events and meetings.

Kingsgate Bar - level B of Dunelm House


Out of term time, our main bar is available for hire in or our of term. It has a capacity of 300 people and its installed sound system and DJ equipment making it a terrific venue.