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University of New Hampshire Conferences and Catering

University of New Hampshire Conferences and Catering

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


The University of New Hampshire is among the best venues and conference centers in Durham, New Hampshire. If you’ve been searching for a seacoast event space, 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, a 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 conveniently located fifteen minutes from scenic Portsmouth, NH. Being within an hour’s drive from Boston, MA, Portland ME, and NH’s White Mountains makes our Durham, NH event location the perfect choice.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 7500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 300
  • Largest Theatre Style: 7,500
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 688
  • Largest Arena Seating: 7,500
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
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.
  • 4,214 Sq. Ft.
  • 260 Banquet Style
  • 200 Classroom Style
  • 300 Theatre Style
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.
  • 4,183 Sq. Ft.
  • 180 Banquet Style
  • 300 Theatre Style
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.
  • 596 Sq. Ft.
  • 24 Conference Style
Salmon Falls Room
An intimate boardroom setting offering lots of natural light, conveniently located in Holloway Commons.
  • 334 Sq. Ft.
  • 27 Theatre Style
  • 16 Conference Style
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.
  • 19,500 Sq. Ft.
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.
  • 2,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 150 Classroom Style
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.
  • 7,938 Sq. Ft.
  • 336 Banquet Style
  • 680 Theatre Style
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.
  • 4,108 Sq. Ft.
  • 144 Banquet Style
  • 300 Theatre Style
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.
  • 2,241 Sq. Ft.
  • 688 Theatre Style
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.
  • 3,776 Sq. Ft.
  • 115 Banquet Style
  • 175 Theatre Style
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.
  • 1200,2700 Sq. Ft.
  • 100,200 Theatre Style
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.
  • Varies Sq. Ft.

Food & Beverage Options

Holloway Commons
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.
  • Seating Capacity: 850

Catering options

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.
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!


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2,500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 2,000
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available


Residence Halls
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.
  • 2,000 Beds
Residence Halls-Suites
  • 1,090 Beds
On-Campus Apartments
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.
  • 302 Rooms
Local 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.

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


University of New Hampshire,
Stillings Hall / 20 Ballard Streeet,
Durham, New Hampshire 03824


  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain

Nearby Airport

  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport - 45 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Logan Int'l - 60 minutes

Nearby Cities

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

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


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.

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


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