September 28, 2021
 

Meeting in... Cambridge

Just over 60 miles north of London, Cambridge is a vibrant small city with plenty of charm. Home to the world-famous University of Cambridge and its historic Colleges, it has long been at the forefront of discovery. Today, the city known as ‘Silicon Fen’ is an important centre for innovation and technology. Big employers with a presence here include AstraZeneca, Microsoft and Marshall Aerospace

WOW FACTOR
Name: Trinity Hall
Address: Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ
Web: trinhall.cam.ac.uk
Dating back to 1350, Trinity Hall is one of the city’s most impressive buildings, and its riverside gardens make an idyllic backdrop for summer receptions. Modern and period-style rooms are available, including a 100-seat lecture theatre and the Leslie Stephen room for 35. Sister venue WNYG Gardens offers additional conference facilities.

QUIRKY VENUE
Name: The University Arms
Address: Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1AD
Web: universityarms.com
Following an £80m revamp in 2018, Cambridge’s oldest hotel has been given a new lease of life with 192 eclectic bedrooms, a library and a wood-panelled Grand Ballroom. One of the city’s larger event spaces, the Ballroom can seat up to 180 for dinners or 200 standing. The hotel’s Parkers Tavern is available for smaller numbers.

ON A SHOESTRING
Name: Murray Edwards Hall
Address: Cambridge, CB3 0DF
Web: murrayedwardsevents.co.uk
Murray Edwards Hall, part of the University of Cambridge, offers two self-contained conference centres. The Japanese-influenced Kaetsu Centre has eight meeting rooms for up to 150 delegates, plus breakout areas and 12 bedrooms, while the Buckingham Centre boasts a lecture theatre for 140 and large foyer.

SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED
Name: The Varsity Hotel
Address: Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ
Web: thevarsityhotel.co.uk
This stylish boutique hotel is located in the Quayside area, and offers 44 sleek bedrooms, a spa and two meeting rooms, both of which can comfortably seat 50 theatre style. The real draw is the hotel’s large roof terrace, ideal for parties and receptions for up to 140, with its panoramic views of the city’s spires, University buildings and the River Cam.

WIRED UP
Name: The Moller Institute
Address: Churchill College, Storey’s Way CB3 0DE
Web: mollerinstitute.com
This Scandinavian-designed leadership and development centre is part of Churchill College and offers a smart events space. There are 21 flexible meeting rooms including a 100-seat lecture theatre, and the excellent tech includes videoconferencing and a recording studio. There are also 92 on-site bedrooms, plus a restaurant.

OUT OF TOWN
Name: Longstowe Hall
Address: Longstowe, Cambridge CB23 2UH
Web: longstowehall.co.uk
This privately owned 16th century house is set in 1,000 acres of ancient woodland ten miles west of Cambridge. It has several event spaces suitable for up to 150 people, including the elegant Rose Ballroom and recently restored Longstowe Courtyard and Orangery. Groups can also make use of the beautiful gardens, parkland and permanent marquee.

GETTING THERE
Rail services from London to Cambridge (around 60mins) run frequently from several central London stations, with other good connections available from Scotland, the North and Birmingham. By road, the city is easily accessible from the M11 and A14. Cambridge Airport lies east of the city while London Stansted airport is around 30 miles away.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact Visit Bath and Bath Venue Finder For event planning and venue information, contact Meet Cambridge. Tel: 01223 768740 / meet-cambridge.com

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