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Sidney Sussex College

The Chapel
College Dining Hall
Perennial Garden, Fellows' Lawn
William Mong Hall

Sidney Sussex College has been a premier conference and events venue for over 15 years.

Founded in 1596, the College occupies a central location within easy walking distance of Cambridge’s main tourist attractions and University buildings.

The College offers historic buildings, peaceful gardens and a wide range of meeting rooms and accommodation, together with award-winning catering. It is the ideal venue for your event, whether it’s a large residential conference, a small meeting or your wedding day.

Sidney Sussex is known throughout the University as a friendly College, and this same approachability is evident in our conferences and events.

The various dining rooms can cater for everything from intimate dinners for 10 to grand banquets for 127. The beautiful College gardens make an excellent setting for catering events for up to 250 people. The Gardens can be used for a range of dining options from small garden parties to large events requiring marquees. The College has an excellent reputation for taking care of its visitors and for providing award-winning cuisine served in beautiful, traditional rooms.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
  • Accommodation
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Chapel Court Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
20
12
10
12
-
Width: 4.3m
Length: 6.4m
Jesus Lane Seminar Rooms
15
9
-
10
-
Width: -
Length: -

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
The Old Library
50
15
20
20
-
Width: 6.23m
Length: 10.41m
Chapel Court Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
20
12
10
12
-
Width: 4.3m
Length: 6.4m
William Mong Hall
100
40
30
40
35
Width: 9m
Length: 11.6m
Junior Combination Room
60
20
-
22
-
Width: 6m
Length: 9m
Jesus Lane Seminar Rooms
15
9
-
10
-
Width: -
Length: -
Knox Shaw
40
18
23
22
20
Width: 7.7m
Length: 9.7m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
The Old Library
48
6.23m
10.41m
College Dining Hall
127
9m
18m
The Old Parlour
15
-
-

Sidney Sussex College Accommodation

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The College has a range of standard and en suite bedrooms on site. All bedrooms are supplied with soap and towels, tea and coffee making facilities are have free internet access. Guests can use the gardens, squash court,TV room and launderette.

Single en suite
87 Rooms
Standard Single
214 Rooms
Twin en suite
11 Rooms
Twin Standard
4 Rooms
Total
316 Rooms

Green Initiatives

  1. Food and other products are locally sourced in order to sustain the local economy and reduce environmental impacts.
  2. The menus are developed to make use of seasonal fruit and vegetables.
  3. Fairtrade products are used whenever possible and promotes products which actively support Fairtrade initiatives.
  4. Cooking oil is recycled into biofuel.

Did You Know?

  1. The world’s most overdue library book was borrowed from Sidney in 1667-8 and returned on 16 January 1956.
  2. The head of Oliver Cromwell was buried in a secret location in the College on 25 March 1960.
  3. At least eleven Sidney men worked on code-breaking at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
  4. Samuel Ward (1572-1643), Sidney’s third Master, was one of the translators of the King James Bible.

How To Find Sidney Sussex College

Sidney Sussex College
Sidney Street
Cambridge
CB2 3HU