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Cambridge Live - Corn Exchange and Guildhall

Largest Event Space in the City Centre
Corn Exchange Foyer
Dining and Celebrations
The Large Hall at the Guildhall
Offering a Variety of Seating Options
The Guildhall Committee Room

The Grade II Listed Corn Exchange is the largest event space in the centre of Cambridge offering capacity for up to 1400. The flexible auditorium offers a variety of seating options including theatre style, cabaret and tiered, as well as a completely blank canvas of 456 square metres for exhibitions. The other rooms in the venue offer registration and breakout spaces for large scale conferences.

The Corn Exchange can also be used in conjunction with the other site, the Guildhalls. Located directly opposite, the Guildhalls provide additional breakout spaces. Accommodation and formal dining can be found in venues close-by including the Cambridge Colleges to provide an excellent solution for large conferences.

Situated in the centre of the historic university city of Cambridge and adjacent to the Corn Exchange, the Guildhalls offer some of the largest and very best conference facilities in the region. The spaces are impressive examples of Victorian and 1930s architecture, combined with 21st Century technology, offering several flexible spaces to accommodate conferences, exhibitions, trade fairs, civil ceremonies and wedding receptions - whether for 14 or 500 people.

These venues have a recommended outside catering company and details can be provided on request.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
King's Room - Corn Ex
60
20
-
20
20
Width: 5.4m
Length: 9m
St John's Room - Corn Ex
50
20
-
20
20
Width: 4m
Length: 9m
Foyer - Corn Ex
-
-
-
-
-
Width: 8m
Length: 14m
Large Hall - Guildhall
600
350
200
-
180
Width: -
Length: -
Small Hall - Guildhall
200
100
90
90
90
Width: -
Length: -
Corn Exchange Auditorium
1400
250
300
-
300
Width: -
Length: -
Committee Room 1 - Guildhall
-
-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -
Committee Room 2 - Guildhall
-
-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
King's Room - Corn Ex
40
5.4m
9m
St John's Room - Corn Ex
40
4m
9m
Foyer - Corn Ex
-
8m
14m
Large Hall - Guildhall
300
-
-
Small Hall - Guildhall
140
-
-
Corn Exchange Auditorium
250
-
-
Committee Room 1 - Guildhall
-
-
-
Committee Room 2 - Guildhall
-
-
-

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
King's Room - Corn Ex
60
20
-
20
20
Width: 5.4m
Length: 9m
St John's Room - Corn Ex
50
20
-
20
20
Width: 4m
Length: 9m
Foyer - Corn Ex
-
-
-
-
-
Width: 8m
Length: 14m
Large Hall - Guildhall
600
350
200
-
180
Width: -
Length: -
Small Hall - Guildhall
200
100
90
90
90
Width: -
Length: -
Corn Exchange Auditorium
1400
250
300
-
300
Width: -
Length: -
Committee Room 1 - Guildhall
-
-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -
Committee Room 2 - Guildhall
-
-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -

Weddings

Civil Licence
Yes
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
500
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
Not Applicable
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
260
Restrictions:

Green Initiatives

  1. All bar areas are equipped with recycling bins.
  2. Staff are encouraged to bike or walk to work; a Bike 2 Work scheme is available.
  3. Plastic use is being reduced with the introduction of reuseable cups.
  4. Use of LED lights, less and smaller generators and photocell light sensors is encouraged.

Did You Know?

  1. The Corn Exchange was originally a building for farmers and merchants to trade cereal grains.
  2. Ex-Pink Floyd founder and troubled local genius Syd Barrett makes his last ever musical appearance, at the Corn Exchange, supporting the Nektar
  3. The Guildhalls can trace its origins back to 1224 when the site was originally the town gaol.
  4. The Corn Exchange Auditorium is the biggest performance space in East Anglia.

How To Find Cambridge Live - Corn Exchange and Guildhall

Cambridge Corn Exchange, Wheeler Street
Cambridge
CB2 3QB