More than 50 guests were given a special preview of Cambridge’s exciting new events space – Acropolis At Caius – at an Open House held recently.

The Gonville & Caius Meetings & Events Team hosted a reception for event organisers at the College’s West Road site where the 2,150 sq ft sophisticated marquee structure is now in place, providing a unique setting for meetings, conferences and dinners.

Nestling in the gardens, Acropolis At Caius is available until September 2020 whilst some of the College’s kitchen and dining facilities around the Old Courts Main Hall undergo a major refurbishment programme.

Guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the marquee and garden before hearing a short presentation on the new facility which can accommodate up to 140 people for dinners seated on round tables.

Eve Stupart, Conference & Events Manager at Gonville & Caius said: “We were delighted to welcome our guests at the Open House event to showcase Acropolis At Caius which is already proving popular for meetings and dinners.

“Everyone enjoyed seeing the space on a glorious Autumn day, with the windows and doors giving uninterrupted views of the gardens. It is an ideal venue for all types of events including Christmas parties.”

Also located on the West Road site are the Cavonius Conference Centre, together with vacation period residential facilities for a capacity of 241 guests over 174 bedrooms in Harvey Court and The Stephen Hawking Building.

The Acropolis At Caius is so called because of its architectural shape and multiple glass sides around its linked hexagonal structures, mirroring the open aspect of the ancient citadel located above the city of Athens. Up to 140 can be seated on round tables for dinner, up to 100 cabaret style and 180 theatre style.


Gonville & Caius Meetings & Events Team at Acropolis At Caius, left to right: Ricardo Soares, Eve Stupart, Christophe Benedetti, Laura Webb, Simon Gascoyne and Jennifer Phillips.