Perfect party places in the North East to gather friends and family, enjoy good food and host a brilliant bash

Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle

Whether it’s a family celebration, a party with friends, business dinner, surprise drinks or a formal banquet, Jesmond Dene House has three private dining rooms perfect for your special occasion. The largest dining room can seat up to 34 people, one has access to a private terrace and for larger groups, the Great Hall can seat up to 100 guests, or 120 for a reception. A stunning, secluded setting that can be tailored to suit your own personal needs.


The Crathorne Arms, North Yorkshire

A beautiful, quirky space perfect for rounding up the family and celebrating a birthday, a wedding, a christening or a special dinner ‘just because’. With a small stage to the rear, the space is designed with every occasion in mind – whether used for a top table at a wedding, or for an all-singing, all-dancing band at a birthday bash. Bespoke packages can be created by the staff at the Crathorne Arms, suiting all tastes, needs and budgets. Adorned with distinctive decorations, mismatched furniture candlelit tables, this private dining space has all the bits and bobs that will make your occasion truly unique.


The Bay Horse, Hurworth

Boasting two elegant private dining rooms, The Bay Horse in Hurworth is the perfect place for family occasions, birthday bashes and savvy celebrations. The Seagrave Room hosts up to 12, while the Northgate Room can cater for up to 14. With a dedicated waiter looking after your private party from start to finish, you’ll feel truly spoilt – particularly with a dazzling champagne reception and canapes on arrival.


Hotel du Vin, Newcastle

Newcastle’s Hotel du Vin is home to quirky private dining rooms, perfect for special occasions, family gatherings or for a works dinner. Each space has been creatively designed when it comes to its size and its style, providing a picture perfect setting for your own party needs.


Six, Gateshead

With the city’s most spectacular setting as your backdrop, SIX’s private dining room is a clear favourite. The full glass wall offers panoramic views of the Quayside and beyond, as you drink, dine and catch up at a family function, a get together with friends or whatever special occasion it might be. The room seats up to 30 guests and promises to be a real treat. From the food to the views, it’s perfection at every touch point.


Cafe 21, Quayside

A stylish space where fabulous food meets family fun, friendly get togethers and private functions. Finished with polished wooden floors, painted panelled walls, bold splashes of colour and funky decor, Cafe 21’s private dining room combines sophistication with swish designs in a brilliantly vibrant atmosphere. And with a privacy-glass sliding door in operation, you can choose whether your party remains private or if you’d like to feel part of the restaurant’s buzz. A charming space suitable for any city centre celebration.


The Durham Ox, York

A delightful, interior designed private dining suite boasting its own secluded sitting room and a roaring fire for cosying up in the colder months. The Durham Ox is a real retreat, perfect for a gathering seating up to 16 guests for a formal sit-down meal, or 20 for a cocktail or buffet style reception.


Crab & Lobster, Thirsk

The Crab & Lobster’s Seafood Room is a stunning, secluded space accommodating up to 16 people. What’s more? It comes with access to a private roof terrace, perfect for a cocktail or a glass of bubbly with friends before dinner. A North East favourite – and a charming setting for celebrating something (or someone) a little special.


No.10 Stonegate Yard, York

A contemporary, cosy hideaway in the city. No.10 Stonegate Yard seats up to 30 people for both sit-down dinners and for low-key buffets. Whether it’s a venue for business meetings, or for something more relaxed with friends and family, you’ll be able to make use of your own space, designing and decorating as you please. The service is second to none and the food is spot on.


The Star Inn, Harome

The Star Inn at Harome is home to two main private dining options; the wood-panelled Kitchen Table and the mural-painted Private Dining Room. At no extra cost, guests can invite large groups of friends to enjoy the must-try Tasting Menus. The Kitchen Table (seating 6-8 people) has views of the bustling open kitchens where you can see the chefs cooking up a storm, while the Private Dining Room (seating 8-10) boasts a quiet, unique ambience in the eaves of the old thatched inn. The Wheelhouse is available for larger groups of 16-24, where diners can select from a special group menu. The options are endless…


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