The Cambridge Union Society's building is hidden away in the centre of Cambridge. The beautiful Waterhouse structure is set back from the road behind the famous Round Church with a beautiful rose garden leading to our main entrance. With many of our rooms recently refurbished to a high standard the Union has become an easily accessible, central venue for hosting a wide variety of events and conferences. All of our rooms are fitted with free Wi-Fi.
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Unique to Cambridge, this Victorian debating chamber is modelled on the House of Commons. Featuring gently tiered seating on the ground floor, numbering 300, and a further 120 on a surrounding balcony. The acoustics in the room insure that even with a full complement a speaker can still be heard un-amplified. The chamber has hosted a wide variety of events ranging from the weekly debates and famous speakers to inter-faculty quizes and a fashion show. We have even removed all the benches and laid down both a dance floor and a boxing ring.
This recently refurbished meeting room provides a surprisingly quiet venue considering its city centre location. The room has plenty of natural daylight
and blackout curtains. The room can be used to host a number of different
events to suit any clients needs.
Our Victorian dining room features a 22 seated oak table and nearly 60 years of Cambridge Union Society committees represented on the wall. The room is well lit and can lend itself to many uses and not just dinning.
With floor to ceiling windows overlooking our rose garden this room is lightest and brightest in our building. A solid stone fireplace complete with caste iron grate dominate one wall. This room is perfect as a classroom, boardroom or theatre.
Whether used as a lecture theatre, cabaret conference set up or a party to wind down after a day in meetings, the blue room is our most flexible area. Seating up to 70 in a theatre layout focused on the full sized stage you can take advantage of our cinema quality projector, a high quality live music PA system or the DJ facilities. In a banquette dinning layout we can accommodate up to 50 alternatively for a reception the room can hold 100.
An intimate and well lit reading room; furnished with brown leather chestefield sofas. Perfect for interviews and informal meetings.
Our library boasts one of the largest fiction collections in Cambridge and is also home to the invaluable Fairfax Rhodes Collection. Consisting of two main areas; a quiet study area and a vaulted hall furnished with on long oak table seating 42. Our library is available for business meetings and dinner events requiring a higher level of refinement.