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Jesus College

Jesus College First Court
Frankopan Hall
West Court Dining Hall
West Court Accommodation
Jesus College Grounds
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.

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Rooms and Accommodation

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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Webb Library
80
30
50
24
50
Width: 6m
Length: 15m
Bawden Room
60
30
30
24
30
Width: 10m
Length: 6m
Conference Room
-
-
-
22
-
Width: 4.4m
Length: 10m
Bain Room
-
-
-
18
-
Width: 4m
Length: 11m
Brewery Room
60
30
-
-
30
Width: -
Length: -
Upper Hall
80
55
54
40
-
Width: 7.8m
Length: 11m
Prioress's Room
40
18
34
18
-
Width: 4.6m
Length: 7.6m
Alcock Room
-
-
-
14
-
Width: 4.6m
Length: 7.8m
Coleridge Room
60
36
-
30
-
Width: 5.7m
Length: 11.9m
Upper Hall Balcony
-
-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Prioress's Room
34
4.6m
7.6m
Upper Hall
72
7.8m
11m
West Court Dining Hall
54
6m
11m
Alcock Room
14
4.6m
7.8m
College Hall
156
7m
20m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
Frankopan Hall
150
-
50
-
-
Width: 10.2m
Length: 13.5m
Webb Library
80
30
50
24
50
Width: 6m
Length: 15m
Bawden Room
60
30
30
24
30
Width: 10m
Length: 6m
Conference Room
-
-
-
22
-
Width: 4.4m
Length: 10m
Bain Room
-
-
-
18
-
Width: 4m
Length: 11m
Brewery Room
60
30
-
-
30
Width: -
Length: -
Upper Hall
80
55
54
40
-
Width: 7.8m
Length: 11m
Prioress's Room
40
18
34
18
-
Width: 4.6m
Length: 7.6m
Alcock Room
-
-
-
14
-
Width: 4.6m
Length: 7.8m
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 Apartment
3 Rooms
West Court Double Ensuite
15 Rooms
West Court Single Ensuite
5 Rooms
West Court Single Standard
4 Rooms
West Court Double Standard
4 Rooms
Library Court Bedroom
45 Rooms
Chapel Court Bedroom
115 Rooms
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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