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Ely Boathouse

State-of-the-art Facilities
Have an Olympian Speak at Your Event
Jim Meadow Room
Perfectly Suited for Private Hire
Crew Room
Crew Room

Introduction

Home of the 'Light Blues' Ely boathouse was born from the need of the men, women and lightweights of Cambridge University boat clubs for a place for hard athletic work to fit around demanding academic schedules. The boathouse is an ecologically designed place of beauty and comfort. Not only that, but 'This is where we prepare to win boat races'. This iconic building is perfectly suited for private hire for anything from breakfast meetings, conferences to birthdays and weddings. It is a state of the art facility where architects have balanced function with aesthetics and produced a large, comfortable, well equipped building. Ely boathouse offers a truly unique experience, you can have a tour of the Boathouse by one of our rowers, have an Olympian speak at your event and even have a go in the boats!

Catering

The Cambridge Dining Company, specialist event planners based in Cambridge, provide high quality catering solutions, event management, restaurant quality food and service for your event at Ely Boathouse, no matter what the size. Whether it is an intimate private dinner or a ball, the team are professional, efficient and friendly.

The team’s expertise covers corporate events, weddings, product launches & private dinners. Cuisine is British, sourced from the local area and presented with style. The team offer complimentary tastings and consultation and will work with you and your budget to create the perfect menu for your event.

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  • Rooms

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Breakout Areas

Theatre Layout Classroom layout U-Shape Layout Boardroom Layout Cabaret Layout
Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room - - - 12 8 View Media
Crew Room 1 Crew Room 1 Crew Room 1 24 12 12 12 20 View Media
Honours Hall Honours Hall Honours Hall 60 30 30 30 50 View Media
Crew Room 1 and Honours Hall Crew Room 1 and Honours Hall 80 42 42 42 60 View Media
Crew Room 2 Crew Room 2 20 8 8 8 12 View Media
Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room - - - 12 8 View Media

Dining Rooms

Max Diners Room Height Room Width Room Length
Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room 12 - 5m 3m View Media
Crew Room 1 Crew Room 1 Crew Room 1 - - 5m 10m View Media
Honours Hall Honours Hall Honours Hall - - 5m 13m View Media
Crew Room 1 and Honours Hall Crew Room 1 and Honours Hall - - 5m 26m View Media
Crew Room 2 Crew Room 2 - - 5m 10m View Media
Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room 12 - 5m 3m View Media

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout Classroom layout U-Shape Layout Boardroom Layout Cabaret Layout
Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room - - - 12 8 View Media
Crew Room 1 Crew Room 1 Crew Room 1 24 12 12 12 20 View Media
Honours Hall Honours Hall Honours Hall 60 30 30 30 50 View Media
Crew Room 1 and Honours Hall Crew Room 1 and Honours Hall 80 42 42 42 60 View Media
Crew Room 2 Crew Room 2 20 8 8 8 12 View Media
Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room Jim Meadow Room - - - 12 8 View Media
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Venue Address

Cambridge University Boathouse
Foremill Wash
Queen Adelaide Way
Ely
CB7 4TT

This is an excellent service, which saves me a great deal of time and hassle. I couldn’t recommend you enough!