Your occasions, your event, your design

Occasions is a unique conference and banqueting service that offers flexible tailor made packages that you design to reflect the type of event you would like to achieve.

Occasions brochure [pdf document] Please note that Stressholme is no longer part of our Occasions package.

Online conferences and banqueting enquiry form [online form, opens in new window]

Occasions is provided by Cultural services and is available at the Dolphin Centre

The Dolphin Centre has undergone a £5 million refurbishment and can offer a contemporary welcome, as well as retaining its historic charm where some areas of the building date back to 1846. Central Hall, our chandeliered ballroom caters for up to 200 seated for a meal or 450 theatre style, whilst our Main Hall can hold up to 1200, with a variety of set up options. All our rooms have a loop system in them.

We can cater for all types of occasions such as high profile conferencing, major sporting events, weddings, outdoor athletics, exhibitions, concerts, corporate golf days, civil partnerships, christenings and naming ceremonies, to name a few.

Whatever your ideas, we will be delighted to discuss them further and have included a list of our services and menus within this brochure for inspiration.

The only thing that comes as standard with our service is first class quality… the rest is tailored to you. Whatever your occasion, we have the perfect setting to complement your event. 

Your next step...

Please make an appointment with our Occasions team for an informal discussion and tour of facilities.

We can provisionally reserve your booking for up to 14 days, after this time we will require a 25% deposit or the full amount if under £100 to confirm the booking.

Our Occasions team will arrange to meet with you as often as you require leading up to your occasion to confirm finer details.