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Wolfson College

The exterior of the Chancellor's Centre a purpose built conference venue in Cambridge.
Chancellor's Centre
Lee Hall laid out in theatre style, ideal for presentations and workshops.
Lee Hall Conference
East Court Garden overlooked by the exterior of Wolfson College buildings
Bredon House
The front of Wolfson College, a Cambridge event space, the large leafy green trees are either side of the main building.
Porter's Lodge
Beautiful gardens which can be used by for events in nice weather.
Betty Wu Lee Gardens
The stunning exterior of the Lee Library at Wolfson College.
Lee Library

As one of Cambridge's newest colleges, Wolfson is proud to be a modern institution with a pioneering record, the first Cambridge college to admit men and women as students and fellows on an equal basis. The College is now a mature institution and plays a full part in the life of the University of Cambridge. The college is cosmopolitan, with 80 nationalities represented amongst current students, and egalitarian, with no high table or senior combination room, and all facilities shared between staff and students alike.

The college is a distinctive venue, located on Barton Road, Newnham (a 20-minute walk southwest of the city centre) with a range of traditional and modern styles. Cambridge is within easy reach of the M11, London and other major cities.

Wolfson is home to the purpose-built Chancellor's Centre, with a bright foyer area and two floors of meeting rooms, ranging in capacity from 2 delegates to 50 each. The fantastic Lee Hall is perfect for large conferences up to 200 people and the unique Dining Hall and Combination Room can host receptions and dinners for up to 150 diners and 48 diners respectively.

Wolfson College offers a wide range of catering options, from a sandwich lunch to a 5-course formal dinner. Formal dining menus offer a variety of dishes to suit your event and can be hosted in one of the College dining rooms - the Council Room, Combination Room or Dining Hall.

For conferences or meetings, a daily delegate rate is available, which includes refreshments, lunch and room hire.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
  • Accommodation
  • Outside Spaces
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Syndicate Room with built-in AV equipment able to seat up to 14 people boardroom style.
Large Syndicate Room
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14
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Width: -
Length: -
A syndicate room set 8 people boardroom style, ideal for interviews and small meetings.
Small Syndicate Rooms
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8
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Width: -
Length: -
A meeting room full of character, a fireplace and windows looking into the garden.
Plommer House B
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10
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Width: -
Length: -

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
The exterior of Lee Hall, a multi-use, conference room leading onto the beautiful Betty Wu Lee Gardens. A large hall with a stage at the front. Lectern, projector and screen available. Set theatre style for 200 delegates. Set with three large tables in front of the stage, Lee Hall is a flexible event space in Cambridge. The foyer at Lee Hall, with double doors into the hall, it is a great space for registrations and networking.
Lee Hall
150
48
40
60
88
Width: 9.5m
Length: 14.5m
A conference room for hire, with floor to ceiling windows filling the room with natural light it is ideal for day meetings.
Roger Needham Room
60
26
21
24
36
Width: -
Length: -
A modern conference room with built-in AV equipment able to seat up to 50 delegates.
Gatsby Room
60
26
21
24
36
Width: -
Length: -
Syndicate Room with built-in AV equipment able to seat up to 14 people boardroom style.
Large Syndicate Room
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14
-
Width: -
Length: -
A syndicate room set 8 people boardroom style, ideal for interviews and small meetings.
Small Syndicate Rooms
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8
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Width: -
Length: -
A meeting room full of character, a fireplace and windows looking into the garden.
Plommer House B
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10
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Width: -
Length: -
A light and traditional room opening onto gardens suitable for drinks receptions and small meetings.
Fuchs House Meeting Room
25
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14
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Width: 5m
Length: 7m
The combination room filled with delegates around a boardroom table, a great space for day meetings.
Combination Room
80
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44
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Width: 5.5m
Length: 17m
A beautiful oak-panelled formal room with a long table set for a private dinner for 22 guests.
Council Room
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22
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Width: 3m
Length: 9m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
A large, flexible dining space seating up to 150 guests. The adjoining Gallery offers a social space alongside the Dining Hall for receptions. The dining hall set in cabaret layout for a gala dinner. Tall vases of fresh flowers make a statement on the tables. Wolfson College Dining Hall decorated with traditional wedding décor, including white linen, place settings and flowers.
Dining Hall
150
9m
18m
The Combination room overlooking the front of the College, set for a private dinner for 48 people.
Combination Room
48
5.5m
17m
A beautiful oak-panelled formal room with a long table set for a private dinner for 22 guests.
Council Room
22
3m
9m
The exterior of Lee Hall, a multi-use, conference room leading onto the beautiful Betty Wu Lee Gardens. Lee Hall at Wolfson College, a large spacious room with high ceilings. An ideal events venue in Cambridge. Lee Hall set for a gala dinner, round tables are decorated with white linen and pretty flowers.
Lee Hall
120
9.5m
14.5m

Outside Space

Wolfson College Accommodation

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With up to 18 double ensuite bedrooms available all year round and up to 50 single en suite bedrooms available out of term time, all located on-site, Wolfson College is the ideal venue for residential conferences or events. Wolfson offer each resident a travel toiletries pack, linen and towels.

Guests are also welcome to use our College cafeteria for breakfast, with prior arrangement through the Conference office.

A light and airy double en-suite bedroom with blue and white interior. Two bedside tables and two lamps.
Double En-Suite Bedroom
18 Rooms
Single En-Suite Bedroom with bed, lounge chair and desk. Great conference accommodation.
Single En-Suite Bedroom
32 Rooms
Total
50 Rooms

Weddings

Civil Licence
No
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
Not Applicable
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
150
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
200
Restrictions:
It is not possible to accommodate evening entertainment such as live music and DJs etc. during the University's term time. Amplified music restrictions apply to some rooms on-site.

Green Initiatives

  1. Seasonal menus are offered at Wolfson College and locally sourced produce is used wherever possible.
  2. Wolfson College has won gold awards in Green Impact, the University of Cambridge's environmental accreditation scheme.
  3. Students are active in keeping the College sustainable, with their own garden space and Green Officer.
  4. Wolfson encourage the use of reusable cups and sell branded versions in the coffee shop.

Did You Know?

  1. Wolfson was the first Cambridge College to admit men and women as students and Fellows on an equal basis.
  2. One of the on-site accommodation houses used to be the home of the Antarctic Explorer Sir Vivian Fuchs.
  3. There are many Chinese and Eastern influences on display around the College; such as Guardians, Horse, Clock, Lions and Pineapples!
  4. To honour, Antarctic Explorer Sir Vivian Fuchs, the gardeners shape one of the nearby bushes into a penguin.

How To Find Wolfson College

Barton Road
Cambridge
CB3 9BB

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