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Murray Edwards College

Flexible Flat-floored Rooms
Delicious Catering & Friendly Staff
Two Lecture Theatres
Tranquil Grounds and Gardens
Seasonal Menus and Spectacular Dining Rooms

Murray Edwards College is an academic venue which has all the essential facilities and services to deliver a modern, successful event in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Guests are encouraged to walk on the grass in the informal but pretty gardens and the College also houses the largest collection of artworks by women in Europe (second largest in the world!). Free car parking is available on a first come, first served basis and there is superb road access.

Life as an Event Organiser can be a tough one. Long hours, scrutinised budgets and a LOT of people to please. The team at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge are here to help you whether events are your full time job, you’re planning a private celebration or you’ve been tasked with this year’s Christmas or summer party.

Murray Edwards is committed to a programme of continuous improvement and its consistently high standards are reflected in excellent feedback received from clients, who often return to the College year on year.

This friendly team will provide you with precise, easy to understand information on our facilities and services, availability and schedules/procedures that guide you through the entire process.

Prices are competitive, clear and offer you excellent value for your event at this prestigious, central Cambridge venue.

The Murray Edwards College team look forward to supporting you in delivering your next success!

Food is so crucial to event success. It is regularly reported in industry press that for delegates and guests, food is always in the top five key factors surrounding events and conferences.

At Murray Edwards College, quality is first and foremost. The College is committed to providing the right catering for your event; whether you’re looking for tasty, nutritious and energising or, a little bit of luxurious indulgence. In response to client feedback, they now include more vegan and vegetarian options than ever before.

Menus for events are full of variety, exciting, interesting and well-presented, with an eye on trends but a firm focus on suitability and agreed delivery standards.

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Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Buckingham House Lecture Theatre
140
-
-
-
-
Width: 11m
Length: 13m
Buckingham House Seminar Room
60
32
28
30
36
Width: 6m
Length: 6m
Buckingham House Syndicate Rooms 1 & 2
22
15
10
14
-
Width: 6m
Length: 7m
Video Room
28
12
13
14
-
Width: 6m
Length: 6.5m
Council Room
50
20
30
32
28
Width: 7m
Length: 10m
Long Room
180
70
40
46
72
Width: 7m
Length: 17m
Vivien Stewart Room
100
42
42
46
60
Width: 7.5m
Length: 15m
Jocelyn Bell Burnell Room
22
12
14
14
-
Width: 4.5m
Length: 5.5m
Music Room
28
12
13
14
-
Width: 6m
Length: 6.5m
Kaetsu Lecture Theatre
150
-
-
-
-
Width: 9m
Length: 9m
Kaetsu Teaching Room
70
40
30
34
40
Width: 8.5m
Length: 8.5m
Kaetsu Conference Room
70
40
30
34
48
Width: 8.5m
Length: 8.5m
Kaetsu Executive Meeting Room
-
-
8
10
-
Width: -
Length: -
Kaetsu Interview Room
-
-
8
10
-
Width: 3.8m
Length: 4m
Kaetsu Library Meeting Room
25
15
-
10
-
Width: -
Length: -
College Bar
-
-
-
-
-
Width: 7.8m
Length: 5m
Fellows' Suite
70
-
36
42
40
Width: 6m
Length: 13.5m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Buckingham House Foyer
140
6.5m
20.5m
Council Room
42
7m
10m
Long Room
104
7m
17m
Kaetsu Conference Room
70
8.5m
8.5m
Kaetsu Foyer
150
7m
16m
College Bar
100
7.8m
5m
Fellows' Suite
70
6m
13.5m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
Buckingham House Lecture Theatre
140
-
-
-
-
Width: 11m
Length: 13m
Buckingham House Seminar Room
60
32
28
30
36
Width: 6m
Length: 6m
Council Room
50
20
30
32
28
Width: 7m
Length: 10m
Long Room
180
70
40
46
72
Width: 7m
Length: 17m
Vivien Stewart Room
100
42
42
46
60
Width: 7.5m
Length: 15m
Kaetsu Lecture Theatre
150
-
-
-
-
Width: 9m
Length: 9m
Kaetsu Teaching Room
70
40
30
34
40
Width: 8.5m
Length: 8.5m
Kaetsu Conference Room
70
40
30
34
48
Width: 8.5m
Length: 8.5m
Kaetsu Executive Meeting Room
-
-
8
10
-
Width: -
Length: -
Kaetsu Lower Ground Meeting Room
30
15
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -
Kaetsu Interview Room
-
-
8
10
-
Width: 3.8m
Length: 4m
Kaetsu Library Meeting Room
25
15
-
10
-
Width: -
Length: -
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
62 Rooms
Pearl House - En Suite Bedrooms
150 Rooms
Buckingham House - En Suite Bedrooms
35 Rooms
Kaetsu Centre - En Suite Bedrooms
15 Rooms
Total
221 Rooms

Weddings

Civil Licence
No
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
164
Restrictions
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
270
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
270
Additional Information
We welcome children but we do not have any facilities specifically for them, so please remember to bring highchairs and travel cots.

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