St Catharine’s College

Founded in 1473, St Catharine’s is one of the oldest Cambridge University Colleges and is easily identifiable by its unique open sided Main Court and beautiful red brick façade. Nestled in the heart of Cambridge and a short walk from the River Cam, it is the perfect backdrop for your event or stay. 

Whether you are looking to host a conference, find a unique setting for a dinner, spend a weekend in Cambridge, or find the perfect venue for your wedding day, we can help: We offer excellent conference rooms equipped with the latest AV technology; innovative and exciting menus; unique and historic dining and event spaces and we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of service.

For your conference or meeting, St Catharine's College offers state-of-the-art facilities in an excellent central location. The McGrath Centre offers all modern conference services for up to 154 delegates, whilst our traditional meeting rooms such as the Ramsden and Rushmore room provide unique venues for smaller meetings of up to 60 delegates as well as providing breakout spaces for the McGrath Centre. The brand new Sydney Smith Room provides an impressive setting for meetings of up to 20 guests and offers in-built hybrid technology. 
We can tailor a wide variety of facilities to suit your needs, and offer a range of delicious catering options, from a simple working lunches to elegant canapes and gala dinners. 
The College takes great pride in producing the highest standards of food and drinks service. Our Catering Director, Robert Jonas, and his team prepare innovative and exciting menus using the freshest ingredients and locally-sourced products where possible.

The newly refurbished Dining Hall at St Catharine’s College, with wood panelled walls and an impressive sky lantern the new Dining Hall provides a stylish setting for private dining for up to 180 guests. For smaller dinners St Catharine’s College can also offer the Senior Combination Room and the Old Combination room. Dating back to the 17th century, they provide an intimate setting for medium-sized dining and receptions, with stunning views over the College's Main Court.

If you are interested in finding out more about holding an event at St Catharine’s, please email us at or call us on 01223 336433

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