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University Arms

City Centre Location
Cosy Bedrooms
Grandeur, Elegance and History
Quintessential English Brasserie
Superior Rooms With Park Views
Restaurant Bar

Introduction

Parker’s Piece and the University Arms have been the loci for great feasts and celebrations throughout Cambridge’s history — now augmented by an £80 million renovation project, completed in 2018.

The same celebratory spirit that brought 15,000 people onto the green for Queen Victoria’s Coronation in 1838 remains to this day — whether a graduation party in Parker’s Tavern, a board meeting in the library, or a wedding reception in the Ballroom.

Few halls in Cambridge can compete with the grandeur, elegance and history of the University Arms Ballroom. It is designed for parties, weddings and large events, seating 180 guests - and up to 200 standing.

Catering

A private event at Parker's Tavern combines the gravitas of a historic Cambridge institution re-designed by the Queen's architect, John Simpson, with a modern lightness of touch by Swedish-born interior designer, Martin Brudnizki.

Press launches, private lunches, graduation celebrations - Parker's Tavern accommodates each occasion with a cultured aesthetic that belies our heritage, paired with a feasting menu created by chef Tristan Welch.

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Breakout Areas

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The Ballroom The Ballroom The Ballroom The Ballroom 200 90 70 70 108 View Media
Isaac Newton 20 - - 12 - View Media
Crick Room Crick Room 100 48 32 32 60 View Media
Watson Room 70 40 24 24 32 View Media

Dining Rooms

Max Diners Room Height Room Width Room Length
The Ballroom The Ballroom The Ballroom The Ballroom 180 3.88m 12.14m 20.54m View Media
Isaac Newton - - - - View Media
Crick Room Crick Room - 3.88m 12.14m 12.04m View Media
Watson Room - 3.88m 12.14m 8.39m View Media

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout Classroom layout U-Shape Layout Boardroom Layout Cabaret Layout
The Ballroom The Ballroom The Ballroom The Ballroom 200 90 70 70 108 View Media
Isaac Newton 20 - - 12 - View Media
Crick Room Crick Room 100 48 32 32 60 View Media
Watson Room 70 40 24 24 32 View Media

University Arms Accommodation

University Arms Cambridge, re-created in 2018 by architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, offers 192 rooms and suites across four floors, with views over Parker's Piece, historic Regent Street, and the hotel's inner courtyard.

The style is undeniably British. Classic Edwardian interiors are combined with bespoke, leather-padded writing desks, low ottomans and tiered chandeliers in playful colours and rooms full of natural light. The result is ambitious, beautiful, and full of life.

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Total 192 Rooms

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Venue Address

Regent Street
Cambridge
CB2 1AD

Once again I received a number of responses promptly from Colleges with availability, which enabled us to select an appropriate venue for our dinner from the selection offered.