Venues open their doors to showcase conference and event facilities



A total of 38 venues in and around Cambridge are showcasing their facilities for meetings, conferences and corporate dining as part of a new series of Open Doors events.

Organised by Meet Cambridge, the conference and events bureau for Cambridge and the region, the exclusive showrounds comprise two or three venues all within one session – making it effective for organisers in terms of time.

Open Doors will run throughout 2018-2019, with the first event on 30th May when attendees will have the opportunity to take in three venues outside the city: Sturmer Hall Hotel & Conference Centre, Granta Centre and IWM Duxford.

Places on the tours need to be reserved but are free of charge to event organisers. Each one is limited to just 12 guests and the compact schedule will enable participants to see a range of rooms and facilities, as well as have the opportunity to discuss their individual needs with conference teams.

Most are conducted on foot, within Cambridge city but for those venues beyond, complimentary transport to and from central Cambridge is provided.

Leah Gibson from Meet Cambridge said: “We are excited to announce our new series of Open Doors which have been created specifically to cater for busy event organisers who need to look at venues for their events. Each tour has been arranged to showcase facilities at a selection of our venues – ranging from traditional Colleges to modern luxury hotels, museums and unique spaces such as Ely Cathedral.

“Feedback from previous Open Doors events shows that offering a compact programme really does work and not only can several venues be seen in one go, all the arrangements are made too. We look forward to sharing our unique venues with event planners over the next nine months.”

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Meet Cambridge

The Cambridge Colleges offer an extensive portfolio of venues, which can be hired for all kinds of functions. From a traditional room for a family celebration, academic ambience for a board meeting, to a state-of-the-art auditorium, Meet Cambridge, the official, free venue-finding service, can source the right location for you.

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