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University of New Hampshire Conferences and Catering

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University of New Hampshire
Stillings Hall / 20 Ballard Streeet

Durham, New Hampshire 03824

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:7500
Meeting
Rooms:50
Maximum
Overnight:2,500
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About

About University of New Hampshire Conferences and Catering

The University of New Hampshire is among the best of Durham, New Hampshire’s venues and conference centers. If you’ve been searching for a seacoast event venue, look no further. The University of New Hampshire has an array of amenities that can be combined to perfectly accompany a wide range of events. They offer 70,000 + sq.ft. of flexible meeting space, summertime access to brand new academic buildings, a state-of-the-art wireless facility, brand new outdoor pool and recreation center, a dedicated conference center, full-service dining options and award-winning chefs. On-Campus accommodations for summer groups are available in residence halls, suites, and apartments, making UNH a highly sought after Durham, New Hampshire event venue. UNH is a 188-acre campus located in Durham, NH conveniently fifteen minutes from scenic Portsmouth, NH. Being within an hour’s drive from Boston, MA, Portland ME, and NH’s White Mountains makes our location perfect for any event.

Watch the video above to learn more of the attributes that make the University of New Hampshire the premier Durham, New Hamphsire event venue.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Portsmouth, NH - 9 Manchester, NH - 40 Boston, MA - 65 Portland, ME - 58

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Manchester-Boston Regional Airport - 45 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Train

CATERING
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.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Biking
Hiking
Running
ADA Accessible
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

7500 Attendees


50 Spaces

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Theatre Style 7,500 | Classroom Style 300

TECHNOLOGY
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.

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

2,500 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls|Hotel-Like|Suite/Apt Style|Nearby Hotel(s)


Private Semi-Private Communal

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Accommodations

Accommodations

2,500
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 2,000 beds | image

The University of New Hampshire campus offers a wide variety of on campus housing options to meet your specific groups needs and budget. Traditional Residence halls have the ability to accommodate single, double, or triple occupancy. If your group prefers air-conditioning, we'd be happy to place you in a building with this amenity.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 1,090 beds | image

A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 302 rooms | image

Our on-campus apartments are a convenient and welcoming option for your group. Ranging from 3-7 person layouts, your group members will feel right at home.
| Nearby Hotels
New Hampshire's seacoast area has an abundance of different lodging options to offer your group. From cozy B&B's to ocean-side resorts, we will work with you to secure your accommodations and make the process seamless for your attendees.

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Team Building
Team Building


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
7500
Overall
300
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
| 4,214 SQ FT
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.
| 596 SQ FT
An executive boardroom offering floor to ceiling windows and beautiful views of campus. Located in Holloway Commons, in close proximity to the Piscataqua Room.
| 334 SQ FT
An intimate boardroom setting offering lots of natural light, conveniently located in Holloway Commons.
| 4,183 SQ FT
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.
| 19,500 SQ FT
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.
| 2,000 SQ FT
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.
| 7,938 SQ FT
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.
| 4,108 SQ FT
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.
| 2,241 SQ FT
The Paul Creative Arts Center's Johnson Theatre is a fully equipped, 688 seat, proscenium theatre and the largest auditorium space on campus.
| 3,776 SQ FT
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.
| 1200,2700 SQ FT
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.
| Varies SQ FT
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.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES


Catering
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.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 850 | image

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.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport - 45 minutes
Nearby Cities
Portsmouth, NH - 9 Manchester, NH - 40 Boston, MA - 65 Portland, ME - 58
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Train

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Testimonials

Testimonials


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!



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