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St Catharine's College

Main Court
Senior Combination Room
McGrath Centre
Old Combination Room
McGrath Bar

Founded in 1473, St Catharine's College is a welcoming community of students, staff and Fellows situated in the very heart of Cambridge city, providing state-of-the-art facilities against a backdrop of history and excellence.

As a conference or meeting venue, the College offers a wide range of versatile rooms, both modern and traditional to suit all your needs. With room capacities ranging from 10 to 154 delegates, the College can accommodate large scale conferences to smaller day meetings allowing maximum flexibility for your event.

En-suite and standard accommodation is available, outside term time, offering guests a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

St Catharine’s offers a unique chance to appreciate beautiful surroundings and exceptional service.

A varied selection of thoughtfully created seasonal menus to suit any occasion, from a Gala dinner to a seated buffet or canapé reception, St Catharine's is the ideal choice when choosing a venue in central Cambridge.

Managed by an experienced Events and Front of House team the College can cater for up to 240 guests in our Dining Hall or for something a little more intimate, why not host a dinner in the historic SCR (seats 48) or the OCR (seats 35); both beautiful and atmospheric settings.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Small Syndicate Rooms
12
8
-
12
-
Width: -
Length: -
Old Combination Room
30
16
18
20
18
Width: 7m
Length: 7m
Senior Combination Room
60
36
31
36
32
Width: 7m
Length: 13m
Rushmore Room
60
24
30
28
32
Width: 5.5m
Length: 13m
Ramsden Room
40
16
30
20
28
Width: 6.5m
Length: 13.5m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Senior Combination Room
48
7m
13m
Old Combination Room
30
7m
7m
Dining Hall
240
17m
29m
McGrath Centre
200
12m
13m
McGrath Bar
180
-
-

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
McGrath Centre
154
50
36
28
56
Width: 12m
Length: 13m
Ramsden Room
40
16
30
20
28
Width: 6.5m
Length: 13.5m
Rushmore Room
60
24
30
28
32
Width: 5.5m
Length: 13m
Senior Combination Room
60
36
31
36
32
Width: 7m
Length: 13m
Old Combination Room
30
16
18
20
18
Width: 7m
Length: 7m

St Catharine's College Accommodation

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St Catharine’s offers guests comfortably furnished accommodation to complement its superb conference facilities. There is a choice of en suite rooms in Chapel Court or more traditional standard accommodation in Sherlock Court, both provide a taste of traditional College life.

The College can also offer 4 and 5-bedded self-catering flats at its St Chad’s site, off Grange Road.

Single en suite bedroom
100 Rooms
Single standard bedroom
135 Rooms
Double en suite bedroom
5 Rooms
Self-Catering Flats at St Chad's
130 Rooms
Total
380 Rooms

Green Initiatives

  1. College ethos, underpinned by a 90-point externally reviewed Sustainability Policy, incorporates green initiatives adopted across all areas of College life
  2. Winners of initiatives such as Green Impact (Gold), Student Switch Off and Green Living Guides led by students.
  3. Awarded the Green Tourism Bronze Certification, in recognition of our environmentally friendly practices and our continuing commitment to sustainability.
  4. Sustainable Restaurant Association members demonstrating best practice in sourcing, engagement and valuing natural resources to provide a sustainable food service.

Did You Know?

  1. St Catharine's has the only open-sided court, visible from the street, of any Cambridge College.
  2. John Addenbrooke, who gave his name to Cambridge's hospital, was a Fellow. We still have his books, specimens and body.
  3. The two lampposts in front of the College have bases made out of French cannons captured at Waterloo.
  4. St Catharine's is the College of Sir Ian McKellen, known for his roles as Gandalf, Magneto and King Lear.

How To Find St Catharine's College

St Catharine's College
Cambridge
CB2 1RL