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Add a Durham Touch to Your Event

When you bring your group or meeting to Durham, give them one-of-a-kind experiences that they can't get anywhere else.

Posted By Discover Durham Staff on Dec 14, 2016

Select a uniquely Durham venue

Tap into Durham's distinct look and feel with event venues like the industrial-chic Bay 7 at American Tobacco or The Cotton Room at Golden Belt. Once working factories, both venues have been fully restored to offer a bright and airy space featuring vintage details. Or, show your Durham pride with an event at the PNC Triangle Club at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, a swanky space overlooking the ball park. Work with our sales team to identify spaces that can give your event the feel you're looking for.

Provide a taste of Durham

Durham is home to hundreds of restaurants that are available for catering, group, or private dining. Whether you want to host events at fine dining establishments or keep it casual, there are plenty of options to choose from. Try something unique like having local food trucks come to your event. Guests won't be able to stop talking about the Asian dumplings served from a bright yellow truck, or ice cream scooped from a pink bus!

Welcome attendees with Durham-made products

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Put together welcome baskets full of Durham-made treats that your guests can snack or sip on throughout their stay. Products like Brood Soda's fizzy flavored drinks are a great addition to any event. Consider sending attendees home with prizes or swag from Runaway, a local apparel company that produces unique designs, or Burt's Bees, the well-known skincare brand that's headquartered in Durham.

Encourage attendees to explore Durham

Your guests' meeting experience will be enhanced if they explore the town. Provide information on attractions around Durham, so attendees don't spend all of their downtime watching reruns in their hotel room. This guide to free things to do is a great resource to give your guests.Utilize DCVB's sales and services team

Our sales team members are truly the experts on Durham - let them help you create an event that meets your needs while also highlighting Durham's unique character. From venue selection to custom itineraries, they can help you build a one-of-a-kind event.

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