The Cambridge Union Society 9a Bridge Street Cambridge CB2 1UB 01223 566421

Conferencing at the Cambridge Union Society

Our location is central to the historic city and within walking distance to the most famous of Cambridge's colleges, the river and the quintessential punting trip and many of the finest restaurants around. We are one of the oldest debating society in the world (est 1815) and regularly host leaders and pioneers in all fields; with recent guests including Professor Richard Dawkins, the Dalai Lama, Julian Assange & Katie Price, so whether you'd like hot drinks and pastries on arrival, hot & cold buffet lunches and or a sit-down evening dinner, we can organise everything for you in our unique lecture venue in Cambridge, making it a truly unusual venue to hold your event.

We have day delegate package, stating at £10 per person, to include the following (min numbers apply)
Your on hand Event Manager, room hire of your main room, up to three servings of tea, coffee and biscuits, and the use of any equipment in your desired room.

We have two feature function rooms as outlined below:

The Debating Chamber
  • Seating for 430 in the unique debating layout; up to 120 for dinner.
  • The room includes free WiFi and the use of our Vocal Amplification system
  • Flexible foyer area, ideal for registration or simply to welcome your guests
The Fairfax Rhodes Room
  • Seating for 42 board room style; 140 theatre style; 60 cabaret style;
  • A stunning and unique room hosting our Fairfax Rhodes collection and located off our Keynes Library.
  • Full blackout window blinds and free WiFi
The Kennedy Room
  • Seating for 26 board room style; 50 theatre; 30 class room; u-Shape 26;
  • Plasma Screen TV and free WiFi
The Societies Room
  • Seating for 26 Board room style; 50 theatre 30 class room; u-Shape 26;
  • Plasma Screen and free WiFi
The Mountbatten Room
  • Seating for 8 informal chat; perfect small breakout room;
  • Free WiFi
The Dining Room
  • Seating for 22 Board room style; 40 theatre; 20 class room; 16 u-Shape;
  • Free Wifi

If you require additional space we can also offer a syndicate room in the our various other rooms

We are happy to be of assistance if you require a technician on site, punting, record the meeting, team building entertainment, a speaker or simply have the `Debating Experience’.