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Murray Edwards College

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

Latest Offers

Christmas Packages at just £49.99 pp

Christmas Packages at just £49.99 pp

Celebrate a successful year with a festive Christmas party at Murray Edwards College.
This year, our Christmas packages start with a glass of chilled Prosecco or mulled wine and include all the trimmings to get your colleagues, friends and family in the spirit.

DDR Just £39.95 + VAT pp

DDR Just £39.95 + VAT pp

Made for meetings & conferences up to 50+ delegates.
“Because we place our customers at the forefront of our approach to offer excellent value for your event”.
Includes: Wi-Fi, Main meeting room hire, a Reception area for registration & breaks, three servings of refreshments, choice of lunch style, user-friendly and reliable A.V

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
  • Accommodation
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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
Dome Dining Hall
270
-
-
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

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
164
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