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Jesus College

Courtyard of Jesus College overlooked by the main building of the venue
Jesus College First Court
Court style seating in a full wooden hall with a podium & screen
Frankopan Hall
West Court dining hall, prepared for guests to have a dining experience
West Court Dining Hall
Accommodation in the west court area of the college venue
West Court Accommodation
Jesus College grounds during a wedding
Jesus College Grounds
Relaxing cafe with multiple seating options
West Court Roost Café

In the heart of Cambridge, its extensive grounds protecting it from the noise and bustle of the town, Jesus College provides a historic and beautiful setting for conferences, events, receptions, weddings and dining.

Jesus College offers a wide selection of conference and event facilities, ranging from buildings that date back to the eleventh century to modern award-winning architecture, intimate private dining rooms to the impressive main college hall, beautifully manicured gardens to wildlife trails. It is a College of contrasts, which can be a perfect venue for many occasions.

As a conference or meeting venue, Jesus College offers a historical setting with modern AV facilities and a variety of flexible spaces.

The unique setting is one reason to choose Jesus College. Another is the experienced Conference Team, which is available to help with the detailed planning of any conference, event, reception or dinner. The excellent standards of professional service ensure that whatever function you book, it will run smoothly.

Jesus College pride themselves on their excellent standards of catering, varied seasonal menus, locally sourced produce, and extensive wine cellar.

Whatever your catering needs Jesus College can help you organise a meal to remember, from canapé receptions to grand four course dinners. Their menus are seasonal and are continually updated to ensure they are inventive and delicious, and of course sustainable.

Rooms and Accommodation

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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
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Cabaret
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The Webb Library, with its high domed ceiling, is a light, flexible space that can be used for a wide range of events.

Formerly a library, the room has been sensitively refurbished, keeping many of its original features.
Webb Library
80
30
50
24
50
Width: 6m
Length: 15m
The Bawden Room, with its traditional décor and contemporary lighting, provides the perfect setting for a wide range of functions. A spacious room with wood panelling and parquet flooring, it will provide a smart backdrop for your event.
Bawden Room
60
30
30
24
30
Width: 10m
Length: 6m
The Conference Room, with walnut boardroom table and executive leather chairs provides a prestigious and private setting for up to 22 delegates.
Conference Room
-
-
-
22
-
Width: 4.4m
Length: 10m
The Bain Room, located in the loft space of West Court, provides a comfortable and private setting for those looking for a unique meeting space.

The modern grey boardroom table with wood trim and executive fabric cantilever chairs will seat up to 18 delegates. It is also equipped with a wall-mounted high resolution digital TV screen for presentations.
Bain Room
-
-
-
18
-
Width: 4m
Length: 11m
The Brewery Room is a large flat floored space with floor to ceiling windows , bathed in natural light, the room is perfect for receptions, dining and as a breakout space for meetings and events.
Brewery Room
60
30
-
-
30
Width: -
Length: -
The spacious Upper Hall dates back to the foundation of the college by Bishop Alcock. Medieval carvings decorate the crossbeams of the restored roof, and arched windows along each side provide ample natural daylight, adding to the fresh feel of the room. The whitewashed walls are undecorated except for the mural by Richard Long, 'River Avon Mud, 1996', lending the room a distinctive and airy character. On the top level of the college buildings, the Upper Hall leads onto a balcony that overlooks the magnificent 15th century Hall.

When used as a conference venue or meeting venue, up to 80 people can be accommodated and the nearby Prioress's Room and Alcock Room can also be booked for syndicate rooms. Refreshments can also occasionally be served on the balcony. Upper Hall breakout space
Upper Hall
80
55
54
40
-
Width: 7.8m
Length: 11m
The Prioress’s Room was once the chamber of the Prioress of the Benedictine nuns who lived on this site from the mid 12th to the late 15th century. 

The convent buildings were absorbed into the new College when it was founded in 1496.

With oak panelled walls, a large stone fireplace, and a series of antique portraits, the Prioress's Room offers a memorable setting for any event.

As a conference venue or meeting room, the Prioress's Room offers groups of up to 40 people a rare opportunity to visit one of the oldest parts of the College, both in term times and over the vacation.
Prioress's Room
40
18
34
18
-
Width: 4.6m
Length: 7.6m
The Alcock Room is a beautifully presented room with exposed oak beams, plenty of natural daylight, and some lovely pieces of antique furniture. Ideally suited for private dining or boardroom meetings.

In the time of St. Radegund’s nunnery at the end of the 15th century, this room was the ‘aulo’ or hall for the lodging of the nuns’ guests.
Alcock Room
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-
-
14
-
Width: 4.6m
Length: 7.8m
The Coleridge Room is ideal for meetings and presentations, it has full black out capabilities, a ceiling-mounted data-projector and pull-down projection screen. With space to accommodate up to 60 people, the room is also fully equipped with internet connection points and an integral PA system.
Coleridge Room
60
36
-
30
-
Width: 5.7m
Length: 11.9m
Upper Hall breakout space
Upper Hall Balcony
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Dining Rooms

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The Prioress’s Room was once the chamber of the Prioress of the Benedictine nuns who lived on this site from the mid 12th to the late 15th century. 

The convent buildings were absorbed into the new College when it was founded in 1496.

With oak panelled walls, a large stone fireplace, and a series of antique portraits, the Prioress's Room offers a memorable setting for any event.

As an attractive venue for a formal dinner, the Prioress's Room offers up to 34 guests a rare opportunity to visit one of the oldest parts of the College.

It also offers a unique venue for drinks receptions for up to 40 guests. The Prioress’s Room was once the chamber of the Prioress of the Benedictine nuns who lived on this site from the mid 12th to the late 15th century. 

The convent buildings were absorbed into the new College when it was founded in 1496.

With oak panelled walls, a large stone fireplace, and a series of antique portraits, the Prioress's Room offers a memorable setting for any event.

As an attractive venue for a formal dinner, the Prioress's Room offers up to 34 guests a rare opportunity to visit one of the oldest parts of the College.

It also offers a unique venue for drinks receptions for up to 40 guests.
Prioress's Room
34
4.6m
7.6m
The spacious Upper Hall dates back to the foundation of the college by Bishop Alcock. Medieval carvings decorate the crossbeams of the restored roof, and arched windows along each side provide ample natural daylight, adding to the fresh feel of the room. The whitewashed walls are undecorated except for the mural by Richard Long, 'River Avon Mud, 1996', lending the room a distinctive and airy character. On the top level of the college buildings, the Upper Hall leads onto a balcony that overlooks the magnificent 15th century Hall.

When used as a conference venue or meeting venue, up to 80 people can be accommodated and the nearby Prioress's Room and Alcock Room can also be booked for syndicate rooms. Refreshments can also occasionally be served on the balcony.
Upper Hall
72
7.8m
11m
The Dining Room is on the first floor of the West Court building, overlooking a landscaped courtyard.

Red walls, traditional wooden panelling, exposed beams, and ornate chandeliers create a striking backdrop for a formal dinner.

Our brand new, state-of-the-art kitchen is located right beside the Dining Room, which can seat up to 54 guests in various layouts.
West Court Dining Hall
54
6m
11m
The Alcock Room set for fine dining or a formal dinner, offers space for up to 16 guests.  In the time of St. Radegund's nunnery at the end of the 15th century, it was the 'aulo' or hall for the lodging of the nuns' guests. 

Today, it is a beautifully presented oak-beamed room, with plenty of natural daylight and some lovely pieces of antique furniture.
Alcock Room
14
4.6m
7.8m
A magnificent room that has been the centre of College life since its founding in 1496, the Hall has a slightly raised dais to one end and a balcony at second floor level overlooking the room. On the walls are pictures of previous Masters and students of the college, as well as the Royal Arms of Queen Anne. Chandeliers suspended from the high vaulted ceilings provide adjustable levels of lighting to complement light from the tall windows.

Easily served by the kitchens below, the Hall provides a striking venue for fine dining or a formal dinner for up to 156 guests.
College Hall
156
7m
20m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
The Frankopan Hall in our brand new West Court development provides an excellent venue for conferences and meetings, seating up to 150 delegates.

Our new Frankopan Hall is a multi-functional space providing the ideal venue for conferences, meetings and presentations.

The retractable seating means that the room can be set in various layouts to suit the client’s needs. The state-of-the-art AV equipment in the Lecture Hall includes: a HD multimedia projector; dual screen display facility on 6m x 3.5m video wall and 4m x 2.5m projection screen; integrated house and stage lighting and professional audio visual system solutions.The nearby Foyer area makes an ideal location for registration, coffee breaks and post meeting drinks. Full wood hall with cabaret style seating in front of a large screen showing Jesus College logo Full wood hall with cabaret style seating in front of a large screen showing Jesus College logo at a closer view
Frankopan Hall
150
-
50
-
-
Width: 10.2m
Length: 13.5m
The Webb Library, with its high domed ceiling, is a light, flexible space that can be used for a wide range of events.

Formerly a library, the room has been sensitively refurbished, keeping many of its original features.
Webb Library
80
30
50
24
50
Width: 6m
Length: 15m
The Bawden Room, with its traditional décor and contemporary lighting, provides the perfect setting for a wide range of functions. A spacious room with wood panelling and parquet flooring, it will provide a smart backdrop for your event.
Bawden Room
60
30
30
24
30
Width: 10m
Length: 6m
The Conference Room, with walnut boardroom table and executive leather chairs provides a prestigious and private setting for up to 22 delegates.
Conference Room
-
-
-
22
-
Width: 4.4m
Length: 10m
The Bain Room, located in the loft space of West Court, provides a comfortable and private setting for those looking for a unique meeting space.

The modern grey boardroom table with wood trim and executive fabric cantilever chairs will seat up to 18 delegates. It is also equipped with a wall-mounted high resolution digital TV screen for presentations.
Bain Room
-
-
-
18
-
Width: 4m
Length: 11m
The Brewery Room is a large flat floored space with floor to ceiling windows , bathed in natural light, the room is perfect for receptions, dining and as a breakout space for meetings and events.
Brewery Room
60
30
-
-
30
Width: -
Length: -
The spacious Upper Hall dates back to the foundation of the college by Bishop Alcock. Medieval carvings decorate the crossbeams of the restored roof, and arched windows along each side provide ample natural daylight, adding to the fresh feel of the room. The whitewashed walls are undecorated except for the mural by Richard Long, 'River Avon Mud, 1996', lending the room a distinctive and airy character. On the top level of the college buildings, the Upper Hall leads onto a balcony that overlooks the magnificent 15th century Hall.

When used as a conference venue or meeting venue, up to 80 people can be accommodated and the nearby Prioress's Room and Alcock Room can also be booked for syndicate rooms. Refreshments can also occasionally be served on the balcony.
Upper Hall
80
55
54
40
-
Width: 7.8m
Length: 11m
The Prioress’s Room was once the chamber of the Prioress of the Benedictine nuns who lived on this site from the mid 12th to the late 15th century. 

The convent buildings were absorbed into the new College when it was founded in 1496.

With oak panelled walls, a large stone fireplace, and a series of antique portraits, the Prioress's Room offers a memorable setting for any event.

As a conference venue or meeting room, the Prioress's Room offers groups of up to 40 people a rare opportunity to visit one of the oldest parts of the College, both in term times and over the vacation.
Prioress's Room
40
18
34
18
-
Width: 4.6m
Length: 7.6m
The Alcock Room is a beautifully presented room with exposed oak beams, plenty of natural daylight, and some lovely pieces of antique furniture. Ideally suited for private dining or boardroom meetings.

In the time of St. Radegund’s nunnery at the end of the 15th century, this room was the ‘aulo’ or hall for the lodging of the nuns’ guests.
Alcock Room
-
-
-
14
-
Width: 4.6m
Length: 7.8m
The Coleridge Room is ideal for meetings and presentations, it has full black out capabilities, a ceiling-mounted data-projector and pull-down projection screen. With space to accommodate up to 60 people, the room is also fully equipped with internet connection points and an integral PA system.
Coleridge Room
60
36
-
30
-
Width: 5.7m
Length: 11.9m

Jesus College Accommodation

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Alongside their conference and event facilities, Jesus College offers a range of accommodation located in the centre of Cambridge, some of which is available all year round.

The West Court development offers a range of luxury accommodation in the centre of Cambridge which is available all year round.

Jesus College also offer single and twin en-suite bedrooms outside of term time. As a mark of quality these rooms have been awarded a 5 star campus accommodation rating from Visit England.

West Court accommodation

Our West Court development offers a range of luxury accommodation in the centre of Cambridge which is available all year round.
Hotel standard accommodation

Our comfortable and stylish accommodation offers double and single bedrooms either ensuite or with shared bathrooms, plus some one bedroom apartments. Each bedroom includes a workstation with free WiFi, a flat screen TV, a hospitality tray, and complimentary toiletries.

Accommodation can be booked alongside a conference or event, or separately, offering visitors a novel way to take a break in the beautiful, historic city of Cambridge.
West Court Apartment
3 Rooms
Our West Court development offers a range of luxury accommodation in the centre of Cambridge which is available all year round.
Hotel standard accommodation

Our comfortable and stylish accommodation offers double and single bedrooms either ensuite or with shared bathrooms, plus some one bedroom apartments. Each bedroom includes a workstation with free WiFi, a flat screen TV, a hospitality tray, and complimentary toiletries.

Accommodation can be booked alongside a conference or event, or separately, offering visitors a novel way to take a break in the beautiful, historic city of Cambridge.
West Court Double Ensuite
15 Rooms
Comfortable accommodation offering a small double bed with a side table, lamp and workstation by the window.
West Court Single Ensuite
5 Rooms
West Court accommodation

Our West Court development offers a range of luxury accommodation in the centre of Cambridge which is available all year round.
Hotel standard accommodation

Our comfortable and stylish accommodation offers double and single bedrooms either ensuite or with shared bathrooms, plus some one bedroom apartments. Each bedroom includes a workstation with free WiFi, a flat screen TV, a hospitality tray, and complimentary toiletries.

Accommodation can be booked alongside a conference or event, or separately, offering visitors a novel way to take a break in the beautiful, historic city of Cambridge.
West Court Single Standard
4 Rooms
West Court accommodation

Our West Court development offers a range of luxury accommodation in the centre of Cambridge which is available all year round.
Hotel standard accommodation

Our comfortable and stylish accommodation offers double and single bedrooms either ensuite or with shared bathrooms, plus some one bedroom apartments. Each bedroom includes a workstation with free WiFi, a flat screen TV, a hospitality tray, and complimentary toiletries.

Accommodation can be booked alongside a conference or event, or separately, offering visitors a novel way to take a break in the beautiful, historic city of Cambridge.
West Court Double Standard
4 Rooms
Designed by architects Evans and Shalev and opened in 2000, Library Court houses 50 accommodation rooms (three with facilities for disabled guests). Part of an award winning development, these large and airy rooms provide twin en suite accommodation outside term time.
All en suite rooms have free internet access via WiFi. Some rooms overlook Jesus Lane whilst others face the Library Courtyard. Please be aware that as we are a city centre college, our rooms are subject to street noise.

Check-in: 2pm
Check-out: 10am
Breakfast: Served in the College dining hall between 8-9am
Library Court Bedroom
45 Rooms
Chapel Court rooms are bright rooms with an excellent outlook. They are recently refurbished, single en suite rooms within a Grade II Listed Building. They are large airy rooms, offering the perfect experience of the Cambridge University student life. The rooms are available to groups and to B&B individual visitors.

Single room for one person with a private, ensuite bathroom with shower. Rooms are cleaned daily. Towels and fresh, crisp All en suite rooms have free internet access via WiFi. 

Check-in: 2pm
Check-out: 10am
Breakfast: Served in the College dining hall between 8-9am
Chapel Court Bedroom
115 Rooms
Designed by architect David Roberts and opened by the Visitor (the Bishop of Ely) in 1965, North Court was fully refurbished in 2005 and its 80 en suite rooms have been awarded the Quality in Tourism 5 star accreditation by Visit England, the national organisation for tourism in England. 
All of the rooms that we are offering have spacious balconies which can be accessed to view the beautiful Jesus College Grounds. 
Single room for one person with a private, en suite bathroom with shower. All en suite rooms have free internet access via WiFi. Please be aware that as we are a city centre college, our rooms are subject to street noise.

Check-in: 2pm
Check-out: 10am
Breakfast: Served in the College dining hall between 8-9am
North Court Bedroom
80 Rooms
Total
271 Rooms

Weddings

Located on the site of a Benedictine Nunnery, Jesus College boasts some of the oldest buildings in Cambridge, dating from Norman times, together with modern award-winning architecture and beautiful grounds. A tranquil setting in the center of Cambridge, Jesus College provides a unique venue for your wedding. Whether you have a previous connection with the College or not, up to 156 guests can be catered for. As well as offering a beautiful setting and excellent standards of catering and service, their experienced conference team are also on hand to help you plan your special day down to the tiniest detail.

Civil Licence
Yes
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
130
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
156
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
250
Restrictions:
No confetti please.

Green Initiatives

  1. Actively reducing the use of single use plastic for all events.
  2. Encouraging clients to make sustainable food choices by putting vegetarian and non-ruminant food options first.
  3. Minimising food waste by finalising the number of attendees as close as possible to the event.
  4. Making conference stationery, pads and pens available on request only.

Did You Know?

  1. The College was founded by John Alcock, Bishop of Ely, when he converted a derelict nunnery into a community for graduate priests.
  2. Between 1560 - 1860 Jesus College was mainly a training College for Church of England Clergy.
  3. Until the late 19th century Jesus College was one of the smallest and poorest of the Cambridge Colleges.
  4. Famous alumni include writers, scholars, scientists and public figures.

How To Find Jesus College

Jesus Lane
Cambridge
CB5 8BL

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