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University of New Hampshire Conferences and Catering

University of New Hampshire
Stillings Hall / 20 Ballard Streeet

Durham, New Hampshire 03824

7500Largest Group
50Meeting Rooms
2,500Overnight Guests
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The University of New Hampshire is among the best Durham wedding venues and conference centers. If you are looking for an event venue near you, the University of New Hampshire has many amenities - perfect for a wide range of events. UNH offers 70,000 sq. ft. + of flexible meeting space, a state-of-the-art wireless facility, dedicated conference rooms, full-service catering and dining options. Accommodations for Summer Programs on campus; hotel on campus for year-round accommodations, making UNH a highly sought after Durham wedding venue. UNH is a 188-acre campus located conveniently in Durham, NH. Short drive to coastal NH and ME attractions, within one hour of Boston, MA, Portland, ME; NH's White Mountains. View the video below to see what makes University of New Hampshire the perfect host for your next business conference, wedding, or social event.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Portsmouth, NH - 9 Manchester, NH - 40 Boston, MA - 65 Portland, ME - 58
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport / 45
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Within walking distance
Holloway Commons and Huddleston Hall meeting rooms available on a year-round basis. Other campus facilities booked upon availability.
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Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
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Private Semi-Private Communal
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We offer high quality audiovisual equipment, ethernet and wireless connectivity, phones, LCD projectors and screens, VCR/TV/DVD units, laptops, teleconferencing, wireless microphones, and special event audiovisual support.
Food & Beverage:
Award-winning culinary staff offers exceptional menu selections from casual buffets to elegant dinners. Alcohol services are available for catered events. Dining facility seats up to 850 people and offers a variety of different stations using the freshest, local ingredients.
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Special Rates and Packages:
University of New Hampshire meeting packages available; including meeting facilities, overnight accommodations, catering, and standard audiovisual equipment.
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Social/Special events
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Piscataqua Room Centrally located in Holloway Commons, the Piscataqua Room is a flexible meeting space offering modern amenities. The distinctively shaped room – including a large, semi-circular area at one end – has two wall partitions that can easily divide the room into three separate enclosed rooms to accommodate your needs.

Lamprey Room An executive boardroom offering floor to ceiling windows and beautiful views of campus. Located in Holloway Commons, in close proximity to the Piscataqua Room.

Salmon Falls Room An intimate boardroom setting offering lots of natural light, conveniently located in Holloway Commons.

Huddleston Hall Ballroom A historic ballroom featuring beautiful wood architecture and working firecplace. It was designed by UNH architect Eric T. Huddleston in the eighteenth century Federal Georgian style with columns at the entryways, white woodwork, and Palladian windows, accented by peaked roofs with gables. Today, it offers an elegant and ideal setting for your meeting or event.

Whittemore Center Arena The Whittemore Center is a $30 million multipurpose arena that opened in November, 1995. The Arena is home to the nationally ranked UNH Wildcats ice hockey teams. A versatile venue, the "Whit" can accommodate a number of seating arrangements for different events.

Skybox Lounge The Skybox Lounge is an attractive, bright, comfortable and spacious, yet intimate meeting space. Located on the top level of the Whittemore Center Arena, this area is an aesthetically pleasing and highly desirable location to hold any special event.

Granite State Room The Granite State Room at the MUB is a multifunction room ideally suited for banquets, receptions, lectures, fairs, workshops, dances, musical performances, and special ceremonies. It will support multimedia presentations and is equipped with a sound system. The room may also include the use of a stage (maximum size 24' x 18') and is equipped with a permanently mounted, large movie screen.

Strafford Room The Strafford Room at the MUB is a multifunction room. It will support multimedia presentations and is equipped with a sound system. The room may also include the use of a stage (24' x 12') and is equipped with a permanently mounted, large movie screen.

Johnson Theater The Paul Creative Arts Center's Johnson Theatre is a fully equipped, 688 seat, proscenium theatre and the largest auditorium space on campus.

1925 Room Located in the Elliott Alumni Center, the 1925 Room is a large triangular shaped space with a unique dual sided fireplace situated near the entrance to the room. The room opens out on to a patio overlooking Pettee Brook and a serene wooded area. Amenities such as an adjacent kitchen area, wireless internet access and an installed public address system make this room a versatile venue for events and programs.

MUB- Theaters I & II The theatres regularly show independent films as well as blockbuster films. The theatres are also utilized for lecture-style meetings and presentations as well as overflow viewing for events on campus.

Auditoriums The University also has many other auditoriums. Richard's Auditorium, Horton Social Science Center's Auditorium, Spaulding Hall's Auditorium, and the Iddles Auditoriums in Parsons Hall. All are equipped with state-of-the-art presentation and technology capabilities and can be utilized for overflow audience viewing or lecture style meetings.



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Residence Halls 2,000 Residence Halls Shared yes
Residence Halls-Suites 1,090 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
On-Campus Apartments 302 Suite/Apartment Style Shared no
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  • World-Class Catering, right here on campus.
    Our chefs have trained at some of the world’s finest culinary institutes, and their artistry is evident in every event we create meals for. The joy of cooking is never lost when we prepare meals for a large number of guests, and that is what sets our catering services apart from so many others.Contact us today and learn more about the outstanding service we’ve been providing to our clientele, on campus and across the region, for more than 20 years.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Healthy Options Menu
    Our Chefs have prepared a menu full of healthy options for your group. Lighter fare, healthy alternatives...and still delicious and satisfying!
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Holloway Commons
    Seating Capacity: 850
    Holloway Commons, our on-campus dining and conference facility, provides 70,000 square-feet of dining space that can accommodate up to 850 people. With eight unique dining format options on two levels including a brick oven pizza, Euro kitchen, Asian station, delicatessen, salad bar and more, Holloway Commons has just about every food item you can imagine, all prepared before your eyes with the freshest ingredients.

Area Attractions

NH's Seacoast Area Check out our blog post on attractions in our area!


  • Please know that I am glad that we chose UNH Conferences and Catering for our daughter's wedding. Tricia, your help, support, and expertise made it a pleasure for me to plan the wedding. I appreciated that you and Jack proposed a lovely menu, complete with three entrees, three appetizers and a cheese table. The on site meeting before the event with you, Jack, and Clara was very productive, and everything we discussed at that important meeting happened accordingly. The on-site plank-grilled salmon, beef tenderloin with its sauces and the stuffed chicken were all amazing. Everyone thought the food was fabulous! Also, the cheese table was beautiful. What a unique presentation! The professionalism demonstrated by UNH Conferences and Catering staff contributed to the enjoyment of the occasion and helped to make our daughter's wedding banquet a successful, delicious, and fun event for all. Thank you. I, too, was able to enjoy the day!
    Stefanie Daley, Mother of the Bride

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