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Madingley Hall

Garden lawn ideal for drinks receptions with the backdrop of the stunning traditional building
16th Century Country House
Oak door frames and tapestries, stone mullion windows with views over the gardens. Ideal for smart buffets and receptions.
The Saloon
Courtyard with garden lawn, ideal for smaller drinks receptions and with the backdrop around the edge consisting of the traditional historic buildings
The Courtyard
Garden lawn with large trees and landscaped bushes, ideal for drinks receptions with the backdrop of the stunning traditional building
Wonderful Gardens
Boardroom table with leather business chairs and wood paneling on the walls. Equipped with AV, ideall for small meetings
Fantastic Facilities
Garden lawn with numerous shaped bushes, ideal for drinks receptions with the backdrop of the stunning traditional building
Madingley Hall

Set in magnificent gardens just four miles from the centre of Cambridge, and a mere 60 minutes from London, the Madingley Hall conference centre provides a memorable setting for your company conference, event, afternoon tea or special wedding day.

Built in the 16th century, this elegant country house has 14 well-equipped meeting rooms capable of accommodating up to 100 delegates, and tasteful en-suite accommodation, all within seven acres of spectacular gardens and grounds, designed in the 18th century by ‘Capability’ Brown.

The Hall is one of the few University venues to offer all year-round availability for residential and non-residential events, offering superb catering using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, a bar for that post-meeting wind-down, ample car parking and even croquet lawns in season.

Since 1948 Madingley Hall has been owned by the University of Cambridge, and houses the Institute of Continuing Education.

The simple act of sharing food gets delegates talking and creates a warm, convivial atmosphere. Whether you'd like a quick, informal buffet or an indulgent, gala dinner, Madingley Hall provides fresh, locally-sourced food of a quality that's second to none.

Using top-quality, seasonal ingredients, the team will help you to assemble a tantalising menu that will whet the appetite of even the choosiest guest. They would also be happy to accommodate special dietary requirements by prior arrangement.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
White patterned ceiling with large crested window for lots of daylight, dark red carpets and traditional fire place to complete the room. This bright and open room is a very flexible event space
Kings Room
26
18
16
16
24
Width: 6.3m
Length: 8.7m
Traditional room with a historic fire place, floor to ceiling windows and dark green carpets to complete the room. This bright and open room is a very flexible event space
Hickson Room
50
28
24
28
30
Width: 6.1m
Length: 10m
Stuart room - U-Shaped seating layout which can seat up to 16 delegates. Wooden beamed ceiling and multiple wooden bookcases.
Stuart Room
30
20
16
18
24
Width: 6m
Length: 7.4m
With its beautiful Italianate plaster ceiling, oak door frames and tapestries made in 17th century Brussels, the Saloon recalls a grand, Victorian drawing room. Its stone mullion windows feature stained-glass roundels, and give glorious views over the 'Capability' Brown-designed gardens. The Saloon is also ideal for smart buffets and receptions, when it can accommodate around 80 guests.

14.3m x 8.7m
The Saloon
90
46
40
44
60
Width: 8.7m
Length: 14.3m
West room - U-Shaped layout seated for 12 delegates, with a screen at the front centre and a fireplace off to the right.
West Room
20
12
12
18
18
Width: 5.8m
Length: 6.9m
Prince Consort Room
Prince Consort Room
20
12
14
16
18
Width: 5.8m
Length: 6.9m
Perfect for smaller meetings, or as a breakout room, this small but characterful room takes its name from its location above the historic front porch of the Hall.
Porch Room
10
8
6
8
12
Width: 5.4m
Length: 5.2m
White patterned ceiling with tall windows for lots of daylight and dark red carpets to complete the room. This bright and open room is a very flexible event space
Board Room
50
26
20
24
24
Width: 6.1m
Length: 9.4m
Modern cream bright room with plenty of windows for natural daylight, set up hollow boardroom style
Andrew Room
55
32
24
30
30
Width: 6.5m
Length: 10.4m
Adjacent to the Alcove room with interlocking door. Beautiful view over the Rose Garden. Suitable as breakout room or for small groups.

5.4m x 5.5m
Rawlings Room
14
10
8
10
12
Width: 5.5m
Length: 5.4m
White ceiling with large spotlights, floor to ceiling windows for lots of daylight and a backdrop of the Courtyard. Offers flexible room layouts, breakout and catering area with the latest AV.
Courtyard Suite 1
50
30
24
28
30
Width: 5m
Length: 7.8m
White ceiling with large spotlights, floor to ceiling windows for lots of daylight and a backdrop of the Courtyard. Offers flexible room layouts, breakout and catering area with the latest AV.
Courtyard Suite 1+2
70
42
32
36
40
Width: 5m
Length: 11.8m
White ceiling with large spotlights, floor to ceiling windows for lots of daylight and a backdrop of the Courtyard. Offers flexible room layouts, breakout and catering area with the latest AV.
Courtyard Suite 3
24
12
16
18
20
Width: 4m
Length: 7.6m
A delightful oak panelled room with an unusual name!  This room has a fixed board room style table. Only accessible by stairs
The Doghole
-
-
-
14
-
Width: 5m
Length: 7m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Magnificent and imposing, the Dining Hall makes a impressive setting for a formal dinner with its majestic fireplace and stately portraits. Fully set with three long banqueting tables.
Dining Hall
110
7.8m
14.3m
Traditional room with a historic fire place, floor to ceiling windows and dark green carpets to complete the room. This bright and open room is a very flexible event space
Hickson Room
40
6.1m
10m
Stuart room - U-Shaped seating layout which can seat up to 16 delegates. Wooden beamed ceiling and multiple wooden bookcases.
Stuart Room
36
6m
7.4m
With its beautiful Italianate plaster ceiling, oak door frames and tapestries made in 17th century Brussels, the Saloon recalls a grand, Victorian drawing room. Its stone mullion windows feature stained-glass roundels, and give glorious views over the 'Capability' Brown-designed gardens. The Saloon is also ideal for smart buffets and receptions, when it can accommodate around 80 guests.

14.3m x 8.7m
The Saloon
70
8.7m
14.3m
White patterned ceiling with tall windows for lots of daylight and dark red carpets to complete the room. This bright and open room is a very flexible event space
Board Room
40
6.1m
9.4m
White ceiling with large spotlights, floor to ceiling windows for lots of daylight and a backdrop of the Courtyard. Offers flexible room layouts, breakout and catering area with the latest AV.
Courtyard Suite 1+2
-
5m
11.8m
Suitable for informal dining events and BBQs
Terrace Bar
60
-
-

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
White patterned ceiling with large crested window for lots of daylight, dark red carpets and traditional fire place to complete the room. This bright and open room is a very flexible event space
Kings Room
26
18
16
16
24
Width: 6.3m
Length: 8.7m
Traditional room with a historic fire place, floor to ceiling windows and dark green carpets to complete the room. This bright and open room is a very flexible event space
Hickson Room
50
28
24
28
30
Width: 6.1m
Length: 10m
Stuart room - U-Shaped seating layout which can seat up to 16 delegates. Wooden beamed ceiling and multiple wooden bookcases.
Stuart Room
30
20
16
18
24
Width: 6m
Length: 7.4m
With its beautiful Italianate plaster ceiling, oak door frames and tapestries made in 17th century Brussels, the Saloon recalls a grand, Victorian drawing room. Its stone mullion windows feature stained-glass roundels, and give glorious views over the 'Capability' Brown-designed gardens. The Saloon is also ideal for smart buffets and receptions, when it can accommodate around 80 guests.

14.3m x 8.7m
The Saloon
90
46
40
44
60
Width: 8.7m
Length: 14.3m
West room - U-Shaped layout seated for 12 delegates, with a screen at the front centre and a fireplace off to the right.
West Room
20
12
12
18
18
Width: 5.8m
Length: 6.9m
Prince Consort Room
Prince Consort Room
20
12
14
16
18
Width: 5.8m
Length: 6.9m
Perfect for smaller meetings, or as a breakout room, this small but characterful room takes its name from its location above the historic front porch of the Hall.
Porch Room
10
8
6
8
12
Width: 5.4m
Length: 5.2m
White patterned ceiling with tall windows for lots of daylight and dark red carpets to complete the room. This bright and open room is a very flexible event space
Board Room
50
26
20
24
24
Width: 6.1m
Length: 9.4m
Modern cream bright room with plenty of windows for natural daylight, set up hollow boardroom style
Andrew Room
55
32
24
30
30
Width: 6.5m
Length: 10.4m
Adjacent to the Alcove room with interlocking door. Beautiful view over the Rose Garden. Suitable as breakout room or for small groups.

5.4m x 5.5m
Rawlings Room
14
10
8
10
12
Width: 5.5m
Length: 5.4m
Modern meeting room with a mix of white and wood walls. Flexible layouts, breakout and catering area with the latest AV.
Courtyard Suite 2
18
8
8
8
12
Width: 5m
Length: 3.85m
White ceiling with large spotlights, floor to ceiling windows for lots of daylight and a backdrop of the Courtyard. Offers flexible room layouts, breakout and catering area with the latest AV.
Courtyard Suite 1
50
30
24
28
30
Width: 5m
Length: 7.8m
White ceiling with large spotlights, floor to ceiling windows for lots of daylight and a backdrop of the Courtyard. Offers flexible room layouts, breakout and catering area with the latest AV.
Courtyard Suite 1+2
70
42
32
36
40
Width: 5m
Length: 11.8m
White ceiling with large spotlights, floor to ceiling windows for lots of daylight and a backdrop of the Courtyard. Offers flexible room layouts, breakout and catering area with the latest AV.
Courtyard Suite 3
24
12
16
18
20
Width: 4m
Length: 7.6m
A delightful oak panelled room with an unusual name!  This room has a fixed board room style table. Only accessible by stairs
The Doghole
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-
-
14
-
Width: 5m
Length: 7m

Madingley Hall Accommodation

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When you're hosting a multi-day event, comfortable and convenient accommodation can be vital to its success. The on-site accommodation is located in the glorious grounds of the Hall, just moments away from the conference facilities.

With pleasant views over the woods, gardens and courtyard, the 62 ensuite bedrooms (5 twin, 21 double, 36 single) are warm, welcoming and comfortably furnished. Each room has internet access, digital television and a direct-dial telephone, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities and a safe for your valuables. Rooms will be ready by 2pm on the day of your arrival. A special lift gives access to two rooms adapted for wheelchair users, and all areas on the ground floor can be reached once inside the building.

Enjoy your stay in this comfortable guest room with a single bed. This room is fully en suite and is equipped with WiFi, work space,TV, safe, tea/coffee making facilities
Single En Suite
36 Rooms
Enjoy your stay in this comfortable guest room with two single beds. This room is fully en suite and is equipped with WiFi, work space,TV, safe, tea/coffee making facilities
Twin En Suite
5 Rooms
Enjoy your stay in this comfortable guest room with a double bed. This room is fully en suite and is equipped with WiFi, work space,TV, safe, tea/coffee making facilities
Double En Suite
21 Rooms
Total
62 Rooms

Weddings

Civil Licence
Yes
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
110
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
110
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
180
Restrictions:
No external caterers

Green Initiatives

  1. Madingley Hall use locally and ethically sourced food where possible and are members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
  2. All tea/coffee served is faritrade.
  3. Have a Platinum award from the University Green Impact Awards
  4. Reusable and refillable glass water bottles are available in all meeting rooms.

Did You Know?

  1. Madingley Hall was once home to Edward VII when he was a student at the University!
  2. The gardens are designed by famous landscaper Lancelot 'Capability' Brown
  3. There is a staircase near the Kings room that goes nowhere!
  4. The sheep that are occasionally in the meadow are a natural weedkiller! Eating what the gardeners don't want growing there.

How To Find Madingley Hall

Madingley Hall
University Of Cambridge
Madingley
Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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