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banquet hall

A room used for dining, social gatherings, or meetings accommodating large numbers of people.
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In 1860 he commissioned architect John Dobson to design a banqueting hall, positioned a short distance from Lord Armstrong's then home at Jesmond Dene House, with the two being connected, it is believed, by a tunnel.
Martin Hulse at the old Banqueting Hall in Jesmond Dene.
Lit by a network of lamps, the banqueting hall stretches out below Liverpool's streets.
The approach to the banqueting hall is completely different: before you come to the building's big space, you pass a large curved cave lined with cherrywood that acts as cloakroom.
The manor was built for the monks of St Werburgh Abbey, in Chester, who used the larger building as monastery cottages and the other as a banqueting hall.
The ancient key to the historic banqueting hall at Lumley Castle Hotel in Chester-le-Street has been missing since the 1970s.
Councillors approved plans in February for a 150-bed hotel and 1,400-seater conference and banqueting hall at the site off Junction 6 of the M65, creating 120 full and part-time jobs.
The banqueting hall is the name given to a cavernous space at the site of Williamson's original house, in Mason Street, which volunteers began excavating late last year.
The new owners of the former Clifton Cinema will be transforming the Art Deco building into a banqueting hall and restaurant.
The blackout in Kingston, Jamaica, last night, left the Queen asking: "Where is my table?" Officials rushed for candles and cars were parked on the red carpet outside with headlights on to light the banqueting hall. But the Queen and Prince Philip appeared to enjoy the blackout.
Now, following Kohl's election defeat, Gerhard Schroder will occupy an office suite, alongside those of his ministers, in an eyrie above 370 lesser offices (manned by 500 civil servants), two cabinet rooms, an EU conference room, banqueting hall, press facilities, library, security offices, 50 workshops including a print works, restaurant, fitness centre, bunker, car park and 13 glazed winter gardens.