With contrasting wide-open green spaces and peaceful, enclosed courts, Cambridge provides an inspirational and striking setting for any event.
Cambridge University and the Cambridge Colleges offer an extensive portfolio of venues, which can be hired for all kinds of functions. Each has its own personality and appeal; so whether you require a traditional room for a family celebration, academic ambience for a board meeting, or a state-of-the-art auditorium for an international conference, we can source the right location for you.
Meet Cambridge is the University's official, free venue-finding service and it's our aim to find the perfect host for your event.
What We Do
Meet Cambridge is the official, free venue-finding service for anyone who is looking to hold an event at Cambridge University or one of the Colleges. One call to gives you access to an extensive portfolio of venues, suitable for hosting many kinds of events.
Over 100 lecture theatres and 250 private function rooms are available for many corporate, academic and private events, including one day meetings, lectures and dinners. These can be held in boardroom, classroom, flat and tiered-theatre styles, with staging, exhibition space and conference offices as required. In addition, we can put you in touch with local companies providing support services.
Events we can help with include, but are not limited to: Residential conferences, day meetings, training days, away days, lectures, product launches, drinks receptions, alumni gatherings, award ceremonies, anniversaries, birthday parties, fine dining and wedding receptions.
Residential conferences can be accommodated in Colleges during vacation periods. Accommodation comprises comfortable student bedrooms; some have shared bathroom facilities, but many are en-suite and finished to an executive standard. During term-time, we can provide dedicated, non-academic, conference facilities, or source accommodation with local hotels.
Outstanding cuisine is available to those booking private dinners and we endeavour to meet any special dietary requirements. During the
summer months, you can enjoy strawberries and cream in open gardens and at Christmas, panelled, candle-lit rooms offer a unique festive feel.
You can make an enquiry by using our online form or by calling us. We build a profile of your event and circulate it to all our venues, so you don't have to contact each venue independently; those with facilities that match your requirements and availability will then contact you directly.
We contact you again, one week after your initial enquiry, to see if you have received a satisfactory response, or to see if we can help any further. We do this to make sure our clients find suitable hosts and we like to find out where each event is placed for our records.
Once you have chosen a venue, we strongly recommend that you visit before your event and that you make a provisional booking, directly with the venue at your earliest convenience, as our venues do get very booked up.
Each venue has its own terms and conditions; please take the time to check these in advance of any booking, as cancellation charges do apply in most instances.
The Conference and Catering Departments in our venues will take care of all your event requirements and we would be pleased to help with any enquiries that you may have regarding travel or other activities during your visit, such as guided tours or punting.