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Cambridge Union Society

Historic Cambridge Union Society
The Debating Chamber
The Keynes Library
The Fairfax Rhodes Room
Events At The Union
The 1815 Union Bar

Introduction

Home to the oldest debating society in the world, The Cambridge Union Society is a stunning Victorian Gothic building set in the heart of the historic city centre close to public transport and a great selection of city based hotels and accomodation.

The venue has a wide range of rooms on offer for meetings, conferences, corporate launches, weddings, private parties and more. The beautiful spaces are suitable for small meetings of 12 people to large conferences of 300.

All spaces are flexible with natural daylight, free WiFi, modern technical facilities and breakout space for your refreshments.

With an onsite bar and cafe, The Cambridge Union Society can provide a full event experience with friendly and professional service.

Catering

The Union also has a preferred list of local catering companies selected for their ability to adapt and can turn their talents to almost anything so if there is something that you have to have, just ask.

Our onsite 1815 Union Bar provides buffet lunches and tea and coffee's perfect for presentations and meetings and also offers a wide range of locals craft beers and delicious wines for your evening networking event or party.

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  • Rooms

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Breakout Areas

Theatre Layout Classroom layout U-Shape Layout Boardroom Layout Cabaret Layout
The Fairfax Rhodes Room The Fairfax Rhodes Room The Fairfax Rhodes Room 100 52 35 42 50 View Media
The Mountbatten Room The Mountbatten Room The Mountbatten Room - - - 16 - View Media
The Dining Room The Dining Room The Dining Room The Dining Room - - - 22 - View Media
The Blue Room The Blue Room The Blue Room 100 52 - 40 40 View Media
The Keynes Library The Keynes Library The Keynes Library 100 30 40 50 40 View Media
The Snooker Room The Snooker Room - - - 22 - View Media
The Kennedy Room The Kennedy Room 40 30 25 30 - View Media

Dining Rooms

Max Diners Room Height Room Width Room Length
The Fairfax Rhodes Room The Fairfax Rhodes Room The Fairfax Rhodes Room 100 - 5m 20m View Media
The Debating Chamber The Debating Chamber The Debating Chamber 150 - 18m 12m View Media
The Dining Room The Dining Room The Dining Room The Dining Room 22 - 5.4m 10.4m View Media

Main Meeting Rooms

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The Debating Chamber The Debating Chamber The Debating Chamber The Debating Chamber 300 - - - - View Media
The Fairfax Rhodes Room The Fairfax Rhodes Room The Fairfax Rhodes Room 100 52 35 42 50 View Media
The Mountbatten Room The Mountbatten Room The Mountbatten Room The Mountbatten Room - - - 16 - View Media
The Dining Room The Dining Room The Dining Room The Dining Room - - - 22 - View Media
The Blue Room The Blue Room The Blue Room 100 52 - 40 40 View Media
The Keynes Library The Keynes Library The Keynes Library The Keynes Library 100 30 40 50 40 View Media
The Snooker Room The Snooker Room - - - 22 - View Media
The Kennedy Room The Kennedy Room 40 30 25 30 - View Media
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value: From intimate to extravagant, traditional to unexpected the Cambridge Union Society prides itself on personalising your special day. Professional advice and recommendations are offered at every stage of wedding planning by our experienced wedding team, from the initial viewing of the Union, through to the highly-recommended suppliers that we work with. The historic ambience of The Cambridge Union building is apparent from the moment you enter the building. Charming and elegant, the venue is nestled in the Centre of Cambridge and offers a heady combination of history and heritage. Couples are invited to tie the knot in the historic Union building with two spaces, ideal for the perfect ceremony.
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Venue Address

Cambridge Union Society
9a Bridge Street
Cambridge
CB2 1UB

Being able to send one request for information is really helpful and the number of different types of venues (Colleges and non-university places) you work with is great.