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Westminster College

A spacious meeting room with colourful artwork. The room is set for a board meeting.
Bright, Flexible Meeting Rooms
The Dining Hall, with oak-panelled walls and stained glass windows, set for a formal dinner.
The Dining Hall at Westminster
Beautiful wisteria climbs that walls of Westminster College, a Cambridge venue for hire.
Westminster College

Combining historical splendour, contemporary spaces and an ideal location, Westminster College is a great venue for a wide range of events.

From corporate residential events through to private dinners and exclusive-use weddings, Westminster College has it covered and the team will ensure a great experience, every time. Add in the en-suite accommodation and the opportunity to host events in and out of academic term time, the College is a venue for all seasons.

Whether using the vaulted dining hall that seats up to 120, or the new Woolf Institute that brings the latest AV and media suite opportunities to the campus, events work at Westminster College, whatever the style.

Westminster can offer dining in the traditional oak paneled dining hall for up to 120 guests and up to 300 guests in the College grounds overall. There are also two smaller private dining rooms for intimate gatherings. The College offers a varied menu selection to suit all tastes.

Rooms and Accommodation

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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
The Cheshunt room has tonnes of natural daylight, intergrated AV, flipchart and is set boardroom style. Great for day meetings and workshops.
Cheshunt Room
24
16
12
16
-
Width: 5.5m
Length: 6m
With panelled walls and a grand fire place, the Gibson room is a beautiful private dining room available for hire at Westminster College, Cambridge.
Gibson Room
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-
-
12
-
Width: 4.5m
Length: 6m
Boardroom layout in the Lewis Room, a beautiful meeting room, the paned windows and fire place add character and charm.
Lewis Room
28
12
-
14
-
Width: -
Length: -

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
The Assembly Room, formerly the private library of the Principal, is still lined with books and is ideal for private dinners and drinks receptions.
Assembly Room
22
6.7m
6m
The beautiful dining hall, with long banqueting tables set with candles, fresh flowers and white linen for private dining. Herringbone layout, oak-panelled walls, stained glass windows and cupola ceiling, the hall is a beautiful event space. The beautiful dining hall at Westminster College, with oak-panelled walls, stained glass windows and cupola ceiling. A candelabra and Grand Piano infront of a beautiful stained glass window, the dining hall at Westminster is the perfect space for Gala Dinners. The beautiful dining hall, with oak-panelled walls, stained glass windows and cupola ceiling, it is a truly memorable event space in Cambridge. A view from between two chairs in the dining hall Westminster College, looking out to the rest of the hall set with white linen and fresh flowers for a gala dinner.
Dining Hall
120
8m
13m
With panelled walls and a grand fire place, the Gibson room is a beautiful private dining room available for hire at Westminster College, Cambridge.
Gibson Room
12
4.5m
6m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
A traditional Cambridge room set boardroom style, perfect for a day meeting with views over the College gardens. The Assembly Room, formerly the private library of the Principal, is still lined with books and is ideal for private dinners and drinks receptions.
Assembly Room
24
14
22
14
20
Width: 6.7m
Length: 6m
Boardroom layout in the Lewis Room, a beautiful meeting room, the paned windows and fire place add character and charm.
Lewis Room
28
12
-
14
-
Width: 4.5m
Length: 5.5m
An exquisite paneled and vaulted room, specifically designed for conferences or meetings in a theatre layout with writing tablets for each chair.
Senatus Room
32
-
-
-
-
Width: 7m
Length: 5.5m
The Cheshunt room has tonnes of natural daylight, intergrated AV, flipchart and is set boardroom style. Great for day meetings and workshops.
Cheshunt Room
24
16
12
16
-
Width: 5.5m
Length: 6m
A light and fresh meeting room set boardroom style with fully integrated AV. The Healey Room filled with light and fully integrated AV, it features SMART boards, dual projection and flexible theatre layout, great for presentations.
Healey Room
60
28
-
22
25
Width: 5m
Length: 11.5m
Herringbone layout, oak-panelled walls, stained glass windows and cupola ceiling, the hall is a beautiful event space. The beautiful dining hall, with long banqueting tables set with candles, fresh flowers and white linen for private dining.
Dining Hall
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-
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-
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Width: 8m
Length: 13m

Westminster College Accommodation

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Westminster College is delighted to welcome guests to stay at the College all year round including term time. Rooms are simply furnished, but welcoming, and all rooms are en-suite. Westminster has a set of rooms fully equipped for those living with disability.

A single suite, one side with bed and sofa, the other with desk and drawers, suitable accommodation for conference delegates. Single Suite at Westminster College with bed, bedside unit, sofa and fire place in the corner. Great accommodation for conference guests. A light and airy single suite kitchen area and desk in front of a paned window, suitable conference accommodation. A single bedroom with sofa. Ideal accommodation for delegates in Cambridge.
Single
20 Rooms
A single suite, one side with bed and sofa, the other with desk and drawers, suitable accommodation for conference delegates. Single Suite at Westminster College with bed, bedside unit, sofa and fire place in the corner. Great accommodation for conference guests. A light and airy single suite kitchen area and desk in front of a paned window, suitable conference accommodation.
Single Suite
11 Rooms
A double bedroom at Westminster College, two windows allow ample light into the room, chair, desk and double bed make this a great option for conference accommodation. A comfortable double bed in a bedroom at Westminster College, Cambridge, an ideal option for conference bedrooms.
Double
5 Rooms
An accessible bedroom with single bed, desk, chair and chest of drawers.
Accessible Room
2 Rooms
Total
38 Rooms

Weddings

With indoor and outdoor options for drinks receptions, and sweeping staircases for those perfect photo opportunities, Westminster College is a venue for all seasons. With opportunities of exclusive use of the building, you are guaranteed privacy and given the utmost dedication from the entire Westminster team. Your wedding coordinator will be with you from your very first meeting until the big day, leading the rest of her team in going above and beyond for you and your partner.

Civil Licence
No
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
Not Applicable
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
120
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
200
Restrictions:
Please contact your wedding coordinator for more details.

Green Initiatives

  1. Conference pens made from recyclable materials are used in all delegate packs.
  2. The Woolf Institute has 40 solar panels on the roof providing green energy to the building.
  3. Re-cycling points in and around the College conference rooms for items including stationery, batteries, ink cartridges etc.
  4. A 10% reduction is offered to organisers who select 100% vegetarian or vegan banqueting menus.

Did You Know?

  1. Westminster College was the first academic building in Cambridge designed to be lit by electricity.
  2. The College was built in 1899 and cost £46,000 -donations varied from £6,000 to sixpence!
  3. The College has a Cambridge blue plaque celebrating the vision and philanthropy of our benefactors, Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson.
  4. The newest building on campus is the Woolf Institute that opened in 2018.

How To Find Westminster College

Westminster College
Madingley Road
Cambridge
CB3 0AA

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