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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

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.

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.

Rooms and Accommodation

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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
The Ballroom
200
90
70
70
108
Width: 12.14m
Length: 20.54m
Isaac Newton
20
-
-
12
-
Width: -
Length: -
Crick Room
100
48
32
32
60
Width: 12.14m
Length: 12.04m
Watson Room
70
40
24
24
32
Width: 12.14m
Length: 8.39m

Dining Rooms

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

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
The Ballroom
200
90
70
70
108
Width: 12.14m
Length: 20.54m
Isaac Newton
20
-
-
12
-
Width: -
Length: -
Crick Room
100
48
32
32
60
Width: 12.14m
Length: 12.04m
Watson Room
70
40
24
24
32
Width: 12.14m
Length: 8.39m

University Arms Accommodation

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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.

Classic Guest Room
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Suite
-
Cosy Bedroom
-
Superior King room
-
Total
192 Rooms

Weddings

Civil Licence
Yes
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
5
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
180
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
200
Additional Information
-
Restrictions

How To Find University Arms

Regent Street
Cambridge
CB2 1AD