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Murray Edwards College

Flexible flat-floored rooms
Flexible Flat-floored Rooms
Delicious catering & friendly staff
Delicious Catering & Friendly Staff
Buckingham House Lecture Theatre
Two Lecture Theatres
Tranquil grounds and gardens
Tranquil Grounds and Gardens
Seasonal menus and spectacular dining rooms
Seasonal Menus, Spectacular Dining Rooms
Modern suite decorated with modern art entertaining guests
Home to The New Hall Art Collection

Murray Edwards College offers exceptional facilities – including two self-contained conference centres – for hosting professional events in a relaxed environment, in addition to a highly experienced Events Team to help create occasions to remember.

Working closely with event organisers – whether it's your full-time job, a one-off family celebration or you've been tasked with this year's office Christmas party – the Team understands the need to meet an ambitious set of criteria covering budgets, format, food and ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day. The team provide all the details you need on the College's facilities and services, availability, schedules and procedures to guide you through the entire process.

The pricing structure is competitive and clear, offering good value but with the opportunity to include additional elements should you wish.

The College has informal gardens ideal for outdoor drinks receptions and summer parties and is home to the largest collection of female art in Europe. It’s also just a few minutes' walk from the city centre, with free on-site car parking.

With 20 years' experience in delivering successful conferences and meetings, Murray Edwards's consistently high standards are reflected in excellent client feedback, with many returning year on year.

Food is a pivotal part of an event's success and is widely reported to be in the top five key factors for delegates and guests at meetings and conferences.

At Murray Edwards College, quality is top of the agenda, using fresh seasonal ingredients, locally sourced and, in response to feedback, our menus include more vegan and vegetarian options than ever before.

It's essential that the cuisine reflects the event, whether it's an informal networking buffet lunch or a formal corporate dinner.

The catering team will work closely with you to ensure that the dishes are interesting, well-presented and not only meet but surpass everyone's expectations

Rooms and Accommodation

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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
The air-conditioned raked lecture theatre will comfortably seat 140 delegates and has a full range of user-friendly audio-visual equipment, including fixed SXGA data projector and lapel and roving microphones.
Buckingham House Lecture Theatre
140
-
-
-
-
Width: 11m
Length: 13m
The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room. The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room. The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room. The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room. The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room.
Buckingham House Seminar Room
60
32
28
30
36
Width: 6m
Length: 6m
Syndicate Rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floor of Buckingham House, accessible from the Foyer by lift or stairs. Spacious rooms with natural light, these rooms are ideal for small groups to generate ideas. Syndicate Rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floor of Buckingham House, accessible from the Foyer by lift or stairs. Spacious rooms with natural light, these rooms are ideal for small groups to generate ideas.
Buckingham House Syndicate Rooms 1 & 2
22
15
10
14
-
Width: 6m
Length: 7m
The Video Room is suitable as a breakout space, or for small meetings. The room has plenty of natural daylight and wall mounted TVs and can seat up to 28 delegates. Identical to it's neighbour; the Music Room.
Video Room
28
12
13
14
-
Width: 6m
Length: 6.5m
Used for important College business during term time, the Council Room is the perfect setting for meetings and presentations. Lots of natural light pours in from the large window and circular skylights.
Council Room
50
20
30
32
28
Width: 7m
Length: 10m
The Long Room is a flexible flat floored space allowing a range of layouts for up to 180 delegates. The room has plenty of natural daylight but it is also fitted with black out blinds, making it suitable for presentations. The room includes an overhead projector, screen, lectern and microphones. The Long Room is a flexible flat floored space allowing a range of layouts for up to 180 delegates. The room has plenty of natural daylight but it is also fitted with black out blinds, making it suitable for presentations. The room includes an overhead projector, screen, lectern and microphones. The Long Room is a flexible flat floored space allowing a range of layouts for up to 180 delegates. The room has plenty of natural daylight but it is also fitted with black out blinds, making it suitable for presentations. The room includes an overhead projector, screen, lectern and microphones.
Long Room
180
70
40
46
72
Width: 7m
Length: 17m
The air-conditioned Vivien Stewart Room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the College gardens. The room comfortably seats up to 100 delegates theatre style. The VSR comes complete with user-friendly audio-visual equipment, including a fixed data projector and lapel and roving microphones. The air-conditioned Vivien Stewart Room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the College gardens. The room comfortably seats up to 100 delegates. The room comes complete with user-friendly audio-visual equipment, including a fixed data projector and lapel and roving microphones.
Vivien Stewart Room
100
42
42
46
60
Width: 7.5m
Length: 15m
Jocelyn Bell Burnell Room
Jocelyn Bell Burnell Room
22
12
14
14
-
Width: 4.5m
Length: 5.5m
The Music Room is suitable as a breakout space, or for small meetings. The room has plenty of natural daylight and wall mounted TVs and can seat up to 28 delegates. Identical to it's neighbour; the Video Room.
Music Room
28
12
13
14
-
Width: 6m
Length: 6.5m
The Paula Browne House Theatre leads directly off from the Foyer and seats up to 146 delegates in raked fixed seats, each with an individual writing table attached for easy note-taking. The theatre is equipped with a fixed SXGA data projector and 2 lapel and 2 hand-held microphones, with theatre style lighting and an A.V. booth located at the rear of the auditorium.
Paula Browne House Lecture Theatre
146
-
-
-
-
Width: 9m
Length: 9m
The Teaching Room can seat up to 70 delegates but the flat floor allows for any set up. This very versatile room an also be split into 2 or 4 separate spaces, providing a fully flexible space for your event. The entire room is air-conditioned and each space has a wall-mounted white board.
Paula Browne House Teaching Room
70
40
30
34
40
Width: 8.5m
Length: 8.5m
Kaetsu Conference Room - Cabaret Style
Paula Browne House Conference Room
70
40
30
34
48
Width: 8.5m
Length: 8.5m
Set over two levels, the College Bar is a funky and contemporary space in the main College building. This room can be formal or informal and includes a wall-mounted television, fairy lights and scattered seating. The Bar overlooks beautiful Fountain Court, which is illuminated at night.
College Bar
-
-
-
-
-
Width: 7.8m
Length: 5m
An all-inclusive space, perfect for intimate dinners for 30 or larger celebrations for up to 70 guests. The adjoining Drawing Room is an attractive room for drinks receptions or, in the summer months, these can be taken outside in the Fellows' Garden. Candid photo of a wedding guest relaxing in the college gardens Closeup of Fuchsia Outdoor banquet style summer dining venue Bluebells growing in the college gardens Footpath bordered by woodland shrubbery leading into venue
Fellows' Suite
70
-
36
42
40
Width: 6m
Length: 13.5m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Buckingham House Foyer - interior view showing the deck. Buckingham House Foyer - View towards the Lecture Theatre Buckingham House Foyer - Interior view showing reception desk and catering station. Buckingham house offering refreshments to guests at lunchtime
Buckingham House Foyer
140
6.5m
20.5m
The Council Room set up for a dinner.
Council Room
42
7m
10m
Cabaret style dining room set for guests
Long Room
104
7m
17m
The Conference Room comfortably seats up to 70 delegates and comes complete with a portable data projector and fixed screen. This flat-floored room is located on the third floor of the Kaetsu Centre and is fully air-conditioned with plenty of natural daylight.
Paula Browne House Conference Room
70
8.5m
8.5m
This self-contained conference centre is a light-filled, elegant building comprising of 8 meeting rooms of varying sizes, situated over 4 floors. A.V. equipment and Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Networking for professionals at a lunchtime event being held in the foyer Modern stylish foyer with a sculpture as the focal point of this setting
Paula Browne House Foyer
150
7m
16m
Our crown jewel, the Domed ceiling opens to guests as they walk into the room and is guaranteed to make them say "wow". This room can be set up in banquet or cabaret style and can include a dance floor and bar, depending on your numbers. Lighting and other equipment can be hired to make the space even more spectacular or to go with a particular theme. Our crown jewel, the Domed ceiling opens to guests as they walk into the room and is guaranteed to make them say "wow". This room can be set up in banquet or cabaret style and can include a dance floor and bar, depending on your numbers. Lighting and other equipment can be hired to make the space even more spectacular or to go with a particular theme. Our crown jewel, the Domed ceiling opens to guests as they walk into the room and is guaranteed to make them say "wow". This room can be set up in banquet or cabaret style and can include a dance floor and bar, depending on your numbers. Lighting and other equipment can be hired to make the space even more spectacular or to go with a particular theme. Our crown jewel, the Domed ceiling opens to guests as they walk into the room and is guaranteed to make them say "wow". This room can be set up in banquet or cabaret style and can include a dance floor and bar, depending on your numbers. Lighting and other equipment can be hired to make the space even more spectacular or to go with a particular theme. The Dome Dining Hall - Christmas Banquet Style
Dome Dining Hall
270
-
-
Set over two levels, the College Bar is a funky and contemporary space in the main College building. This room can be formal or informal and includes a wall-mounted television, fairy lights and scattered seating. The Bar overlooks beautiful Fountain Court, which is illuminated at night.
College Bar
100
7.8m
5m
Fellows suite smartly dressed for a dining experience An all-inclusive space, perfect for intimate dinners for 30 or larger celebrations for up to 70 guests. The adjoining Drawing Room is an attractive room for drinks receptions or, in the summer months, these can be taken outside in the Fellows' Garden. Fellows suite with modern décor at Christmas time
Fellows' Suite
70
6m
13.5m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
The air-conditioned raked lecture theatre will comfortably seat 140 delegates and has a full range of user-friendly audio-visual equipment, including fixed SXGA data projector and lapel and roving microphones.
Buckingham House Lecture Theatre
140
-
-
-
-
Width: 11m
Length: 13m
The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room. The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room. The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room. The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room. The air-conditioned Seminar Room can be set up in any style and leads straight off the main Foyer. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the decking area. A fixed HD data projector, screen and ceiling speakers come included with this room.
Buckingham House Seminar Room
60
32
28
30
36
Width: 6m
Length: 6m
Used for important College business during term time, the Council Room is the perfect setting for meetings and presentations. Lots of natural light pours in from the large window and circular skylights.
Council Room
50
20
30
32
28
Width: 7m
Length: 10m
The Long Room is a flexible flat floored space allowing a range of layouts for up to 180 delegates. The room has plenty of natural daylight but it is also fitted with black out blinds, making it suitable for presentations. The room includes an overhead projector, screen, lectern and microphones. The Long Room is a flexible flat floored space allowing a range of layouts for up to 180 delegates. The room has plenty of natural daylight but it is also fitted with black out blinds, making it suitable for presentations. The room includes an overhead projector, screen, lectern and microphones. The Long Room is a flexible flat floored space allowing a range of layouts for up to 180 delegates. The room has plenty of natural daylight but it is also fitted with black out blinds, making it suitable for presentations. The room includes an overhead projector, screen, lectern and microphones.
Long Room
180
70
40
46
72
Width: 7m
Length: 17m
The air-conditioned Vivien Stewart Room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the College gardens. The room comfortably seats up to 100 delegates theatre style. The VSR comes complete with user-friendly audio-visual equipment, including a fixed data projector and lapel and roving microphones. The air-conditioned Vivien Stewart Room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the College gardens. The room comfortably seats up to 100 delegates. The room comes complete with user-friendly audio-visual equipment, including a fixed data projector and lapel and roving microphones.
Vivien Stewart Room
100
42
42
46
60
Width: 7.5m
Length: 15m
The Paula Browne House Theatre leads directly off from the Foyer and seats up to 146 delegates in raked fixed seats, each with an individual writing table attached for easy note-taking. The theatre is equipped with a fixed SXGA data projector and 2 lapel and 2 hand-held microphones, with theatre style lighting and an A.V. booth located at the rear of the auditorium.
Paula Browne House Lecture Theatre
146
-
-
-
-
Width: 9m
Length: 9m
The Teaching Room can seat up to 70 delegates but the flat floor allows for any set up. This very versatile room an also be split into 2 or 4 separate spaces, providing a fully flexible space for your event. The entire room is air-conditioned and each space has a wall-mounted white board.
Paula Browne House Teaching Room
70
40
30
34
40
Width: 8.5m
Length: 8.5m
The Conference Room comfortably seats up to 70 delegates and comes complete with a portable data projector and fixed screen. This flat-floored room is located on the third floor of the Kaetsu Centre and is fully air-conditioned with plenty of natural daylight. Kaetsu Conference Room - Cabaret Style
Paula Browne House Conference Room
70
40
30
34
48
Width: 8.5m
Length: 8.5m
An all-inclusive space, perfect for intimate dinners for 30 or larger celebrations for up to 70 guests. The adjoining Drawing Room is an attractive room for drinks receptions or, in the summer months, these can be taken outside in the Fellows' Garden. Candid photo of a wedding guest relaxing in the college gardens Closeup of Fuchsia Outdoor banquet style summer dining venue Bluebells growing in the college gardens Footpath bordered by woodland shrubbery leading into venue
Fellows' Suite
70
-
36
42
40
Width: 6m
Length: 13.5m

Outside Space

Murray Edwards College Accommodation

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All bedrooms, en suite and standard share bathrooms, are decorated to a high standard and offer good working areas for study. Every room has tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries, Wi-Fi and fresh bedding and towels.

On arrival, you will receive your Wi-Fi code, meal tickets (if applicable) and a Pocket Guide which includes maps of the College, local area and other useful information.

All bedrooms are serviced daily during your stay, except at the weekend. Breakfast is served in the main Dining Hall.

Orchard Court - Shared Bathrooms
Orchard Court - Shared bathrooms
62 Rooms
Pearl House - En Suite Bedrooms
Pearl House - En Suite Bedrooms
150 Rooms
Buckingham House - En Suite Bedrooms Buckingham House - En Suite Bedrooms
Buckingham House - En Suite Bedrooms
35 Rooms
Kaetsu Centre - Single En Suite bedroom
Paula Browne House - En Suite Bedrooms
15 Rooms
Total
232 Rooms

Weddings

Although it's not licensed for ceremonies, the College is just a five-minute walk from the Shire Hall register office, so you can tie the knot and celebrate in College afterwards.

Civil Licence
No
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
0
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
270
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
270
Restrictions:

Green Initiatives

  1. Recipient of Cambridge University Green Impact Gold Award in 2019 for its committed approach to improve sustainability.
  2. Activities include a clothes swap scheme, Green Formal and ongoing involvement of students by the gardening team to enhance biodiversity.
  3. Committed to using locally-sourced ingredients to create innovative dishes for conference delegates, staff and students, including expansion of vegan/vegetarian options.
  4. Production of innovative 'Green Graphic' a pictorial guide to sustainability to encourage communication across the College.

Did You Know?

  1. Murray Edwards College is one of only two Cambridge Colleges founded solely for women.
  2. The buildings were designed by the same architects who designed the Barbican in London: Chamberlin, Powell and Bon.
  3. Contemporary College with Darwinian history, Grade II listed buildings and beautiful gardens, close to city centre with free onsite parking.
  4. Home to the second largest collection of female art in the world.

How To Find Murray Edwards College

Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road
Cambridge
CB3 0DF

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