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Selwyn College

Selwyn College Old Court and Chapel, an events venue in Cambridge.
Selwyn College
The charming Old Court with freshly cut lawn and ivy crawling up the walls it sure is a unique event venue in Cambridge.
Old Court
An impressive oak panelled Dining Hall provides the ideal setting for private dinners for up to 180 people.
Traditional Dining Hall

Selwyn College offers an unbeatable combination for conferences: historic buildings, meeting rooms with all modern facilities and excellent food prepared by its executive head chef. It offers a wide choice of en suite rooms in both Ann's Court and the newly refurbished Cripps Court, as well as standard accommodation in the Victorian Old Court.

The College offers easy access to the M11, but is also close to the city centre which is just a short stroll away through the beautiful gardens and the famous riverside Backs. Selwyn College's conference spaces are open to all, whether or not they have any previous connection with Cambridge.

The Conference and Event Team at Selwyn prides itself on the professional, yet personal, service with many years’ experience between the team. The warm welcome that Selwyn College extends to guests, combined with the acknowledged high standard of its food and services, has meant that many organisers choose to return again and again.

Selwyn has a range of dining options to accommodate dinners for 30-180 people.

The impressive oak panelled Dining Hall is the ideal setting for dinners for up to 180 people, which is complemented by the New Senior Combination Room that can be used for drinks receptions or as a dining room for up to 90 people.

The approachable and flexible team strive for nothing but the best when it comes to food. The College use local produce and suppliers where possible on seasonal menus and, when available, sustainable fish is priority.

The team is more than happy to accommodate most dietary requirements when needed.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

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Cabaret
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The Arthur Lyttelton Room, a charming wooden panelled traditional meeting room in Cambridge.
Arthur Lyttelton Room
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10
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A light and traditional meeting room for up to 40 people with television screen.
Kathleen Lyttelton Room
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16
20
24
40
Width: 6.3m
Length: 6.5m
The Walters Room, complete with table and chairs, a large screen and projector, an ideal meeting room.
Walters Room
40
14
15
18
24
Width: 4m
Length: 8m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
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The Arthur Lyttelton Room, a charming wooden panelled traditional meeting room in Cambridge.
Arthur Lyttelton Room
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10
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The Harrison room at Selwyn College set for private dining, the room is modern with wooden panelling. A modern panelled room for hire in Cambridge, the room overlooks Victorian Old Court via a beautiful bay window.
Harrison Room
80
28
36
36
36
Width: 9m
Length: 13m
Set theatre style with a large screen at the front, the Diamond rooms is a modern, light and airy meeting room for hire in Cambridge. A multi functional, light and airy meeting room that can be used for day conferences, presentations, lunches, receptions and much more!
The Diamond Room
150
46
35
35
100
Width: 14m
Length: 14m
Chadwick room set cabaret style with a large projection wall an extremely versatile room that can be used for all types of events. The Chadwick room at Selwyn College, set with rows of chairs with a large screen at the front, ideal for day meetings, lectures and presentations. Set with rows of chairs with a large projection wall projector, the Chadwick room is a great meeting room in Cambridge.
Chadwick Room
120
30
24
26
60
Width: 8.5m
Length: 13m
A light and traditional meeting room for up to 40 people with television screen.
Kathleen Lyttelton Room
39
16
20
24
40
Width: 6.3m
Length: 6.5m
The Walters Room, complete with table and chairs, a large screen and projector, an ideal meeting room.
Walters Room
40
14
15
18
24
Width: 4m
Length: 8m
The Quarry Whitehouse auditorium tiered theatre seats, a great event space for conferences, lectures and presentations.
Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium
139
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Dining Rooms

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The Harrison room at Selwyn College set for private dining, the room is modern with wooden panelling. A modern panelled room for hire in Cambridge, the room overlooks Victorian Old Court via a beautiful bay window.
Harrison Room
80
9m
13m
An impressive oak panelled Dining Hall provides the ideal setting for private dinners for up to 180 people.
Dining Hall
180
8.4m
22.5m
Our Old Senior Combination Room bay window with arm chairs, the room is a beautifully Oak panelled and ideal for private dinners. The Old Senior Combination room can offer seating for a dinner of up to 14 people and oak panelled room overlooking the Old Court.
Old Senior Combination Room
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Selwyn College Accommodation

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Selwyn College offers superb conference and events facilities, and also offers excellent accommodation for guests.

There is a choice of en suite or standard accommodation across 3 different courts, Ann’s Court, Cripps Court, & Old Court.

The newest building, Ann's Court offers superb comfortably furnished en suite bedrooms. Old Court provides a taste of traditional college life and the recently refurbished Cripps Court boasts 145 single en suite bedrooms.

A single en suite bedroom in Ann's Court, Selwyn College, the room is complete with bed, desk, chair and armchair.
Ann's Court Single en Suite
84 Rooms
Cripps Court accommodation block from the exterior, ideal conference bedrooms in Cambridge.
Cripps Court Single En Suite
145 Rooms
Ann's Court twin en suite bedroom, with two beds, armchair and workspace, a great option for conference accommodation.
Ann's Court Twin en Suite
12 Rooms
A student at their desk in an Old Court Single Standard bedroom at Selwyn College.
Old Court Single Standard
100 Rooms
Total
346 Rooms

Green Initiatives

  1. Local honey from Selwyn and Kings honeybees is used at High Table.
  2. Plastic bottled water has been replaced with refillable glass-bottle tap water for conference guests.
  3. The College recycles its cooking oil into biofuel.
  4. The catering department have received the Good Egg award for using cage-free eggs or egg products.

Did You Know?

  1. The College was founded in 1882 by the Selwyn Memorial Committee in memory of George Augustus Selwyn.
  2. The construction of Old Court began in 1880 and was largely designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield.
  3. The Selwyn College Boat Club trained several Olympic rowers including gold medallist Richard Budgett.
  4. Famous alumni include actor, Hugh Laurie, poet, Ralph Chubb and author, Robert Harris.

How To Find Selwyn College

Selwyn College
Cambridge
CB3 9DQ

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