20 Acres of Garden
Heong Art Gallery
The Fellows' Garden
The West Range
Downing College sits amidst 20 acres of lawns and trees, yet it is within half a mile of the historic centre of Cambridge. The buildings date back to the beginning of the 19th Century and are predominantly neoclassical in style, conveying a sense of elegance and spaciousness.
Downing College offers a flexible venue with facilities suitable for conferences, meetings, weddings, gala dinners and private dining. The College also provides accommodation to suit a range of budgets.
Downing College places great emphasis on high quality food and drinks service. The Executive Chef, Michael Penny and his team take pride in producing a high standard of cuisine for a variety of events. The menus range from formal dining to canapés, self-service lunches and dinners to buffets. Using only freshest ingredients, the College chefs create healthy, well-balanced menus, using locally-sourced ingredients where possible.
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|Max Diners||Room Height||Room Width||Room Length|
|Fleet Room||14||-||4m||8m||View Media|
|The Grace Howard Room||60||-||10.5m||16m||View Media|
|The Hall||168||-||7m||20m||View Media|
|West Lodge and Maitland Room||40||-||-||-||View Media|
|The Grace Howard Room (Drinks Reception)||160||-||-||-||View Media|
|The Howard Building Drawing Room||100||-||-||-||View Media|
|Theatre Layout||Classroom layout||U-Shape Layout||Boardroom Layout||Cabaret Layout|
|Howard Building Assembly Room||150||60||35||46||50||View Media|
|Howard Theatre||160||-||-||-||-||View Media|
|Howard Theatre Meeting Rooms 1 and 2||10||-||-||10||-||View Media|
|The Grace Howard Room||46||42||32||90||50||View Media|
|The Grace Howard Room (Registration & Refreshment Area)||-||-||-||-||-||View Media|
|The Tim Cadbury Room and Music Room||48||19||22||24||18||View Media|
|West Lodge and Maitland Room||40||-||22||22||-||View Media|
|Wilkins Room||-||-||-||20||-||View Media|
Downing College offers some of the best College accommodation in Cambridge. Whatever your conference or function requirements the College offers a range of excellent hotel standard and superior rooms with en suite facilities.. Serviced daily, all rooms are light, airy, comfortably furnished and fully equipped with modern facilities including a flat- screen television and free WiFi internet connection.
Meet Cambridge is a fantastic service which makes the detailed task of organizing an event in this unique city so much easier. I have used them for over a decade for both business and personal events and they remain my first port of call when I have an event to organize in Cambridge.