Academic Venues in Cambridge

Cambridge is synonymous with knowledge and learning, and for those looking for a different kind of venue, provides a unique array of options for those seeking distinct event spaces. The city is home to two universities and a large number of institutions and affiliated organisations, offering a diverse selection of over 800 rooms suitable for conferences, meetings, and private dining.

Meeting room prices vary but to help with budgeting, most of our academic venues offer a choice of all-inclusive day delegate rates or room hire options and, in most spaces, audio-visual equipment is standard. See our price guide to hosting an event in Cambridge here.

Hosting an Event in a Cambridge College

Meeting rooms in the Cambridge Colleges and a selection of facilities at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Press and Anglia Ruskin University are available all year round for day meetings; spaces include auditoriums, seminar rooms, break-outs, networking areas, gardens and sports facilities. Suitable for groups of between 10 and 500, there’s a vast choice of room styles, from the traditional and historic to contemporary learning environments. The majority of meeting rooms come equipped with the latest audio-visual technology making hybrid events easy to organise and deliver. 

Exquisite Dining in a Cambridge College

Our academic venues are justifiably proud of their fantastic reputation for catering; in-house chefs will tailor menus to suit your event, whether that means special diets or a range of options to cater for different cultures; energising breakfasts to get your event off to a good start; working, business lunches or dining in a grand hall, an atmospheric parlour or a contemporary restaurant, you can relax and know that it’s all taken care of.

Residential Events in a Cambridge College

In addition to exceptional meeting and event facilities, our academic venues also offer options in the University’s vacation periods for residential events in Cambridge. A wonderful opportunity for your delegates to immerse themselves in the complete Cambridge experience by staying in a College. With a range of bedrooms styles, from single study rooms to hotel standard double en suite bedrooms rooms and apartments, this provides an excellent choice if you want to offer delegates a range of options to suit different budgets.

Sustainable Meetings and Events in a Cambridge College

Our academic venue members are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment and the conference and events teams are on hand to help you do all you can to deliver sustainable events too. Initiatives include ground source heating to solar power and EV charging points. Look out for academic venues with Green Meetings accreditation, a new standard for sustainable meetings and events. In addition, check out our Sustainable Events Toolkit for guides and extra resources.

Excellent Service and Quality Standards 

 A large number of our academic venues in Cambridge are members of the Meetings Industry Association (mia) and have undergone an extensive accreditation process to ensure that they continue to offer first-class service and a commitment to health and hygiene protocols; AIM Secure accreditation is awarded to those properties that can demonstrate a professional approach to the their meetings and events business – Cambridgeshire has more AIM Secure accredited venues that any other UK destination!

We’re here to help you find the perfect academic venue for your event in Cambridge – talk to us today here, or tell us what you need by completing our enquiry form. Our experienced team will check availability and present your options back to you quickly, so that all you need to do is choose!

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