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Hughes Hall

The Margaret Wileman Building at Hughes Hall, an events venue in Cambridge.
The Margaret Wileman Building
The Rooftop Terrace at Hughes Hall overlooking Fenners Cricket Ground.
Rooftop Terrace
Ideal for a presentation, the Pavilion is set with rows of chairs with a large screen at the front.
The Pavilion
The large oak table in the Council room at Hughes Hall, perfect for meetings.
The Council Room

Situated in an enviable location, under a mile from the train station, half a mile from the coach station and with the Queen Anne car park next door, Hughes Hall is the perfect conference and event location for companies based in Cambridge and further afield.

With its professional and friendly atmosphere the modern, purpose-built, conference centre can cater for groups from five to ninety. The Conference Suite contains the large Pavilion Room and two smaller Seminar Rooms, connected by the Atrium, which is a perfect spot for breaks, lunch or a registration point.

The renowned catering team provide an assortment of excellent catering from light refreshments to buffet lunches and drinks receptions to silver service dinners.

The team at Hughes Hall prides itself on its personal and bespoke service, with a flexible approach to the packages offered.

Hughes Hall is known for serving delicious fresh food. The College offers a variety of menus from light lunches to silver service dinners. Menus are reviewed throughout the year to ensure the best seasonal dishes are available.

The College chefs will work with you to plan for any specific dietary requirements that your guests may have and are happy to discuss more tailored menus if required.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
  • Accommodation
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
A small meeting room set boardroom style with a whiteboard and TV, ideal for private meetings and interviews. A small meeting room set classroom style, a suitable breakout space.
Seminar Room B
20
12
8
10
12
Width: 5.7m
Length: 4.7m
The Council Room is a traditional Cambridge meeting room, with large French windows allowing views of the garden. The Council Room at Hughes Hall, with a large table ideal for business meetings.
Council Room
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-
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24
-
Width: 10m
Length: 3.9m
A small meeting room set classroom style, an ideal breakout space for conferences. A small meeting room set for eight delegates, an ideal breakout space.
Seminar Room A
28
18
12
15
18
Width: -
Length: -
Set classroom style, the Peter Richards room is a flexible meeting room in central Cambridge.
Peter Richards Room
55
30
30
34
30
Width: -
Length: -
A traditional room that is newly refurbished, providing space for a variety of events.
Maletin and Pfeiffer Rooms
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-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
A small meeting room set boardroom style with a whiteboard and TV, ideal for private meetings and interviews. A small meeting room set classroom style, a suitable breakout space.
Seminar Room B
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5.7m
4.7m
The pavilion at Hughes Hall is a flexible meeting space, flooded with natural daylight from roof lights and large windows. A bright and spacious meeting room set cabaret style with a screen at the front, ideal for team meetings and workshops.
Pavilion Room
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A small meeting room set classroom style, an ideal breakout space for conferences. A small meeting room set for eight delegates, an ideal breakout space.
Seminar Room A
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The Peter Richards Room set for a small private dinner. The Peter Richards at Hughes Hall with comfortable lounge chairs, perfect for delegates to refresh and unwind.
Peter Richards Room
60
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-
A traditional room that is newly refurbished, providing space for a variety of events.
Maletin and Pfeiffer Rooms
14
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-
Dining Hall at Hughes Hall set for a private dinner, the table is set with fresh flowers, menus and napkins. Dining table set with candles, white linen and fresh flowers, for a gala dinner.
Dining Hall
102
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Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
A small meeting room set boardroom style with a whiteboard and TV, ideal for private meetings and interviews. A small meeting room set classroom style, a suitable breakout space.
Seminar Room B
20
12
8
10
12
Width: 5.7m
Length: 4.7m
The Council Room is a traditional Cambridge meeting room, with large French windows allowing views of the garden. The Council Room at Hughes Hall, with a large table ideal for business meetings.
Council Room
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24
-
Width: 10m
Length: 3.9m
The pavilion at Hughes Hall is a flexible meeting space, flooded with natural daylight from roof lights and large windows. A bright and spacious meeting room set cabaret style with a screen at the front, ideal for team meetings and workshops. The Pavilion at Hughes Hall set classroom style, is a great event space in central Cambridge. Rows of chairs and a large projector screen, the Pavilion is ideal for presentations / lectures. Located in Central Cambridge.
Pavilion Room
100
40
40
45
60
Width: -
Length: -
A small meeting room set classroom style, an ideal breakout space for conferences. A small meeting room set for eight delegates, an ideal breakout space.
Seminar Room A
28
18
12
15
18
Width: -
Length: -
A bright meeting room with rows of chairs and a screen at the front, ideal for presentations. The Peter Richards at Hughes Hall with comfortable lounge chairs, perfect for delegates to refresh and unwind. The Peter Richards room, a light room with windows along one wall, suitable for a variety of events. Set classroom style, the Peter Richards room is a flexible meeting room in central Cambridge.
Peter Richards Room
55
30
30
34
30
Width: -
Length: -
A traditional room that is newly refurbished, providing space for a variety of events.
Maletin and Pfeiffer Rooms
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-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -

Hughes Hall Accommodation

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Facilities are available for non-residential conferences throughout the year. Residential conferences can be booked outside the University term: delegates will be housed in student rooms on the College site with meals served in the Dining Room. Please ask for additional information if this is of interest. During term, the Conference Officer can make arrangements for accommodation with local hotels.

A single en suite complete with complimentary toiletries, desk and chair, suitable accommodation for conference delegates.
Single en suite
500 Rooms
Total
500 Rooms

Weddings

Civil Licence
No
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
102
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
102
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
102
Restrictions:

Green Initiatives

  1. Fairtrade tea and coffee is served across the college.
  2. Vegetarian and vegan options have been added to menus.
  3. Meat options have been reduced from two to just one.
  4. Plastic containers are being phased out and replaced with compostable alternatives.

Did You Know?

  1. The first all-women College of the University of Cambridge to admit men.
  2. Known today as the 'Oldest Graduate College' of the University.
  3. The main building is named after Margaret Wileman, the College's seventh Principal.
  4. Hughes hall has accommodation blocks overlooking the Cambridge University Cricket Club's ground, Fenner's.

How To Find Hughes Hall

Hughes Hall
Wollaston Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EW