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Peterhouse

Peterhouse
The Henry Cavendish Room
The Peterhouse Theatre
Deer Park
F4 Seminar Room
Outdoor space

Introduction

Peterhouse is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, founded by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely in 1284 and granted its charter by King Edward I. It remains the smallest college in terms of number of Fellows and students, but as the late Noel Annan put it in his 1999 survey of the universities and society, The Dons, this small College has always had "an intellectual influence … out of all proportion to [its] size".

Peterhouse gardens and grounds achieved fame in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries enclosing the smallest deer park in England and still provide a peaceful haven and a delightful walk to the recently listed William Stone Building (1964) and St Peter's Terrace (1851) where most conference guests are accommodated.

Whatever your requirements for your event, Peterhouse can offer a wide range of attractive function rooms, including our historic Theatre, available individually or in any combination.

Our venues offer scope for a variety of seating/table layouts. The College can provide the full range of standard AV equipment and presentational aids, as well as refreshments throughout the day.

Catering

Peterhouse has, for generations, enjoyed an enviable reputation for the high standards of its food and wine. To complete the experience, your lunch or dinner is served on crested tableware by the Fellows’ Butlers in one of our various historic, candle-lit College dining rooms.

We offer a range of menus, all prepared with care and using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients. It is also possible to tailor your own menu, in consultation with our Catering Manager. Menus include a good choice of vegetarian dishes and, given sufficient notice, we can cater for most special dietary requirements.

The College’s extensive cellars provide a range of options, both for pre-dinner drinks and to accompany your meal

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Breakout Areas

Theatre Layout Classroom layout U-Shape Layout Boardroom Layout Cabaret Layout
Henry Cavendish Room Henry Cavendish Room - - - 16 - View Media
Seminar Room F4 Seminar Room F4 - - - 14 - View Media
Seminar Room F5 Seminar Room F5 - - - 10 - View Media
Friends of Peterhouse Seminar Room Friends of Peterhouse Seminar Room - - - 16 - View Media
The Theatre The Theatre 180 - - - - View Media
The Upper Hall The Upper Hall The Upper Hall 46 20 - 22 - View Media
The Nightingale Room The Nightingale Room - - - - - View Media
The Henry Cavendish Room The Henry Cavendish Room - - - 16 - View Media
The Friends of Peterhouse Seminar Room The Friends of Peterhouse Seminar Room - - - 16 - View Media

Dining Rooms

Max Diners Room Height Room Width Room Length
Henry Cavendish Room Henry Cavendish Room 16 - 5.03m 6.03m View Media
Dining Hall Dining Hall 110 - 7.7m 14.68m View Media
Combination Room Combination Room Combination Room 60 - - - View Media
Fellows' Garden Fellows' Garden 100 - - - View Media
Deer Park Deer Park Deer Park - - - - View Media

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout Classroom layout U-Shape Layout Boardroom Layout Cabaret Layout
Peterhouse Theatre Peterhouse Theatre Peterhouse Theatre Peterhouse Theatre 180 - - - - View Media
Henry Cavendish Room Henry Cavendish Room Henry Cavendish Room - - - 16 - View Media
Lubbock Room Lubbock Room 60 30 - 40 36 View Media
Seminar Room F4 Seminar Room F4 - - - 14 - View Media
Seminar Room F5 Seminar Room F5 - - - 10 - View Media
Friends of Peterhouse Seminar Room Friends of Peterhouse Seminar Room - - - 16 - View Media
The Upper Hall The Upper Hall 46 20 - 22 - View Media
The Henry Cavendish Room The Henry Cavendish Room - - - 16 - View Media

Peterhouse Accommodation

The College has up to 100 rooms available for conference letting, all set in the historic surroundings of the main site, overlooking the gardens and in close proximity to the catering facilities and meeting rooms.

All rooms are centrally heated and comfortably furnished, with single beds, wardrobes, desks and comfortable chairs. Some rooms have en suite showers, while in other cases bath and shower-rooms for shared use are located nearby. Linen and towels are provided, along with tea/coffee making facilities, and rooms can be serviced daily except at weekends.

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Twin standard - View Media
Total 159 Rooms

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Venue Address

Peterhouse
Cambridge
CB2 1RD

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