Top Venues in Cambridge Close to M11 and A14

Being such a small city, Cambridge is easy to navigate but if you don’t know the area too well, where do you start when looking for a venue close to where you need to be?

We’re always here to help you locate that perfect venue; this is the second of our blog series Venues Close To…we’ve been out and about at the city’s key sites to see what choice is available for meeting facilities.

Here we’re looking at venues within a few minutes' drive of the M11 and A14, for travel to Cambridge from the North, South, East and West.

  • Rectory Farm – 1 minute drive from M11 Junction 13 Northbound

A beautiful venue on the outskirts of Cambridge. Rectory Farm is located only a couple of miles from the city centre. Situated in 50 acres of private land, the venue is available for exclusive hire and boasts rooms in the house, chalets and a lodge for you and your guests.

Dine: 150 Meet: 200 Sleep: n/a


Churchill College was founded specifically to pursue excellence in the teaching and research of science, engineering and technology. The College provides a comprehensive events and conferencing service. With a wide variety of accommodation, dining and conferencing facilities which are set among the picturesque parkland, it is an ideal location for any event.

Dine: 450 Meet: 300 Sleep: 465


The Møller Institute is a world-class dedicated residential leadership development and conference centre at Churchill College, in the University of Cambridge, inspired by the connection between two great leaders, Sir Winston Churchill, and Maersk McKinney Møller whose vision and benefaction has created a unique ‘Centre for Excellence’.

Dine: 88 Meet: 140 Sleep: 92


At Fizwilliam College you will find all the ambience you expect from a Cambridge College, plus essential state of the art facilities for conferences, meetings, receptions or dinners. Add to this their reputation for fine cuisine and you have everything that can turn an ordinary event into something really special.

Dine: 250 Meet: 250 Sleep: 337


Murray Edwards College is situated in informal yet beautiful gardens and has a tranquil location on the edge of Cambridge city centre. Murray Edwards Events are delighted to offer conferencing, meetings and dining events year-round. With two professional standard conference centres, they have a variety of meeting rooms suitable for every need.

Dine: 270 Meet: 180 Sleep: 224


Whether you’re hosting an intimate meeting of minds or a larger gathering, you’re sure to find the Hall an atmospheric and inspiring venue. The tranquil atmosphere is conducive to concentration, yet you’re just a stone’s throw from the historic city of Cambridge.

Dine: 110 Meet: 90 Sleep: 61


  • Girton College – 9 minute drive from M11 Junction 13 2 minute drive from A14 Junction 30 Eastbound

Girton College offers the perfect blend of historical location and modern facilities, complemented with the highest levels of customer service. Whether you are organising a residential conference or a private event for family and friends, the College offers expansive grounds, plentiful car parking and a range of accommodation and leisure opportunities.

Dine: 250 Meet: 140 Sleep: 350


  • St Edmund’s College - 5 minute drive from M11 Junction 13 or 8 minute drive from A14 Junction 30 Eastbound

St Edmund's College is located just on the outskirts of the City centre, offering a range of buildings dating from 1896 to 2006. Surrounded by beautiful landscaping and only a short walk from the historic centre of the University, St Edmund’s is the ideal venue to hold any conference, meeting or dinner for a special occasion.

Dine: 110 Meet: 100 Sleep: 239


  • Lucy Cavendish College – 4 minute drive from M11 Junction 13 or 9 minute drive from A14 Junction 30 Eastbound

Lucy Cavendish College has a mix of traditional and modern buildings which present a friendly professional atmosphere in a tranquil setting with up to date conference facilities. With a personal service, they ensure care and attention to detail to every event.

Dine: 140 Meet: 80 Sleep: 90


  • Westminster College – 4 minute drive from M11 Junction 13 or 9 minute drive from A14 Junction 30 Eastbound

Westminster College is a hidden gem in the heart of Cambridge. With a mix of contemporary and traditional style meeting rooms supported by its magnificent Dining Hall with stained glass windows makes it the perfect setting for your event.

Dine: 120 Meet: 60 Sleep: 38

IWM Duxford offers one of the largest exhibition and events venues in the region and is proud to showcase a unique and award-winning selection of conference and dining facilities for all sizes. The historic site, outstanding collection of exhibits and world-renowned air shows combine to create a unique museum where history really is in the air.

Dine: 1000 Meet: 200 Sleep: n/a


The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, is a purpose-built conference centre that blends stunning contemporary architecture with the existing Grade II listed country house of Hinxton Hall. The Conference Centre provides an energising space in an idyllic setting. It also provides a one-stop-shop for events with on-site accommodation, restaurant and conference facilities.

Dine: 300 Meet: 300 Sleep: 136


Quy Mill Hotel & Spa provide a flexible range of meeting areas, able to accommodate anything from one-to-one interviews to large corporate events for up to 80 delegates, all meeting rooms have natural light - plus the hotel has a 5 acre field that can be used for team building or a marquee.

Dine: 80 Meet: 85 Sleep: 51


Holiday Inn Cambridge is in a quiet location just 2 miles from Cambridge city centre with easy access to all major routes. With 9 meeting rooms all located in its dedicated Meeting Academy, the venue offers flexibility and scope to suit any event. Guests can also enjoy the Hotel’s Restaurant and a Spirit Health Club which includes a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Dine: 80 Meet: 120 Sleep: 161


  • Hallmark Hotel Cambridge - 1 minute drive from A14 Junction 29

The Hallmark Hotel Cambridge is conveniently located on the A14, just five miles from the famous University city. While there is good access from the roads, its 200-acre grounds ensure you have all the peace and quiet that delegates need to focus on the event.

Dine: 180 Meet: 220 Sleep: 136


Green Tip!

We are committed to helping organisers reduce the impact of events on the environment, so if delegates do need to drive, consider offering incentives to those that lift share and consider setting up a car sharing platform as part of the registration process.

Please note, all driving times mentioned are estimates.

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