Cambridge Dining Co

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Venues

We recommend the BEST VENUES to suit the size and style of our clients’ events.

"We arrange viewings to help our clients choose the right venue. Below are some of our prestigious venue partners, but we also have experience working with many other venues and love discovering new ones.”

Rob, Supply Chain Manager, CDC Events

BARRINGTON HALL

Barrington Hall is an exclusive country house set within beautiful green lawns and woodlands. The gardens are a perfect space for summer parties, while the house can host intimate dinners, all within a short drive from Cambridge.

  • Location: Barrington, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 200
  • Exclusive use
  • Beautiful grounds
  • Marquee
  • Private dining and conference spaces in the Hall

BURLOES HALL

A beautiful Queen Anne style country house with stunning views of the rolling chalk hills of Hertfordshire, easily reached from London, the M11 and A1.

  • Location: Royston, Hertfordshire
  • Capacity: 250 seated
  • Beautiful pole marquee
  • Exclusive hire
  • Secret Edwardian garden
  • Stunning country house backdrop

CAMBRIDGE COUNTY POLO CLUB

Cambridge County Polo Club is a unique event venue. Organise an exciting polo match to entertain guests and enjoy the occasion as the commentator explains the intricacies of the game from the open top double decker Chukka Bus.

  • Location: Lode, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 1000+
  • Blank canvas
  • Showcase polo match
  • Punt Room, oak framed club house
  • Marquee option overlooking the polo pitches

CAMBRIDGE UNION SOCIETY

Host your event in the same venue that has welcomed Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt and the Dalai Lama. Home to one of the oldest debating societies in the world, the Cambridge Union Society is a stunning Victorian Gothic building set in the heart of historic Cambridge.

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 100 theatre, 60 dining
  • Cambridge city centre location
  • Range of spaces, including the historic debating chamber
  • Courtyard
  • 1815 bar

CHILDERLEY

Childerley Long Barn offers a beautiful, informal space for events and parties, with its magnificent gardens and grounds providing the perfect backdrop.

  • Location: Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 150 dining; 350 reception
  • Flexible space
  • Close to Cambridge
  • Tudor Hall backdrop
  • Exclusive hire

CHIPPENHAM PARK

Chippenham Park is a privately-owned Grade II listed house, surrounded by 300 acres of Parkland and Gardens within easy reach of Cambridge and London.

  • Location: Newmarket, Suffolk
  • Capacity: 85+ theatre-style 
  • 2 large reception rooms in the main house
  • Marquee by the lake
  • Idyllic countryside views
  • Award-winning gardens

DOJIMA SAKE BREWERY

The UK’s first Japanese Sake Brewery, opened in 2018, offering a taste of Japan in the heart of the English countryside.

  • Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • Orchard
  • Modern, unique space
  • Brewery tours and sake tastings
  • Balcony

ELY BOATHOUSE

Where the men, women and lightweights of Cambridge University prepare to win boat races, this iconic venue on the banks on the River Cam is a perfect setting for dinner, drinks, meetings or parties. Have a former rower take guests on a tour of the Boathouse, invite an Olympian to speak or stage a rowing event for something unforgettable.

  • Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 100 seated, 200 standing
  • Riverside balcony
  • Stunning views
  • Flexible spaces
  • Exclusive hire

ELY CATHEDRAL

The 14th Century Lady Chapel within Ely Cathedral is renowned for its simple beauty and rich acoustics. The combination of majestic architecture, sensitive lighting, sound and music, produces a unique occasion in an unforgettable location. The venue is the perfect setting for private concerts, banquets, launch parties and exhibItions.

  • Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 700 dining
  • Stunning venue
  • Modern facilities within ancient surroundings
  • Tailor-made events
  • Exclusive hire

GRANARY ESTATES

With its original flint walls and timber beams, The Granary Barns offers a venue to complement all types of celebrations and events. Two original barns are linked by an open glass walkway with a stunning private courtyard in between. 

  • Location: Woodditton, Suffolk
  • Capacity: 240 reception, 180 dining
  • Flexible spaces
  • Where old meets new
  • Courtyard and picturesque grounds
  • Exclusive hire

THE GUILDHALLS

The Guildhalls are situated in the heart of the historic quarter of Cambridge fronting the market place and offer two versatile spaces which have played host to a variety of events from fashion shows to conferences and sporting events.

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Large Hall capacity: 500 reception, 400 dining
  • Small Hall capacity: 150 reception, 100 dining
  • Halls can be hired separately or combined
  • Lift access
  • Cambridge city centre location
  • Combine with Corn Exchange for large-scale conferences

ISLAND HALL

Island Hall is an elegant riverside mansion built in the late 1740s. The house is situated in 3 acres of gardens including an ornamental Saxon island in the Great Ouse river. 

  • Location: Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 180 dining
  • Venues within house for smaller events
  • Marquee option
  • Tours of the house and grounds
  • Private island

KETTLE'S YARD

A modern and contemporary art gallery in Cambridge, Kettle’s Yard comprises a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and a beautiful, light gallery space. Kettle’s Yard hosts a wide range of events from one day meetings, to product launches and elegant drinks receptions.

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 300 reception; 20 dining on the terrace
  • Two bold and beautiful gallery spaces
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tours of the house and collections
  • Exclusive hire

KINGSGATE CONFERENCE CENTRE

KingsGate is one of the largest and best equipped conference centres in East Anglia and the East Midlands. The modern, hi-tech venue has a range of rooms, from the impressive Auditorium with over 740 square metres of floor space and a theatre sized stage, to smaller, comfortable and light meeting rooms.

  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 1500 auditorium; 200 dining
  • Auditorium & Welcome Atrium
  • 3 conference suites, 7 meeting rooms, 2 informal rooms
  • Easy links to major roads and train station
  • Free car parking

LANWADES HALL

Lanwades Hall is a historic Tudor-style manor house set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Set at the end of a sweeping tree-lined driveway in tranquil surroundings, the venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces for parties, retreats and private events.

  • Location: Newmarket, Suffolk
  • Grand mansion
  • Privacy and exclusivity
  • Open fireplace
  • Sunken gardens
  • 4 state rooms, private gardens and parkland

LONGSTOWE HALL

Dating from the reign of Elizabeth I, Longstowe Hall lies off Ermine Way, which once connected Roman London with York. Surrounded by an Edwardian garden, Longstowe Hall offers a grand venue for away days, corporate dining and private parties.

  • Location: Longstowe, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 150 dining
  • Exclusive hire
  • Marquee on the lawn
  • House and gardens talks
  • Close to Cambridge

PRIVATE VENUES & TEMPORARY STRUCTURES

We have worked in many private venues, including corporate premises, private homes and outdoor spaces. Our experienced team will arrange a site visit to agree all of the logistics and discuss how the space can best be used. We can also arrange temporary structures, such as marquees or an inflatable dome, either as a standalone, or to increase the capacity of your existing space.

THE MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

The Museum is home to two million years of human history, one million objects, and countless astonishing stories. A truly unique and memorable backdrop to events of all kinds, from conferences to presentations.

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 350 across three floors
  • Unique gallery spaces
  • Central Cambridge location
  • Evening events
  • Exclusive hire

RECTORY FARM

Located on the outskirts of Cambridge, Rectory Farm offers a versatile marquee and charming gardens. The space is ideal for summer parties on the lawn or spilling out into the surrounding fields for larger groups.

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 200 seated, 500 summer parties
  • Close to Cambridge city centre
  • Secluded
  • Large grounds
  • Exclusive hire

SAFFRON HALL

Saffron Hall is an award-winning auditorium with excellent technical capability and versatile spaces, perfect for dinners, conferences, award ceremonies and charity events.

  • Location: Saffron Walden, Essex
  • Capacity: 740 auditorium seating, 300 dining
  • Flexible space with raked seating that can be removed to suit
  • Unique venue
  • Separate bar
  • Modern, state-of-the-art facilities

ST BARNABAS CHURCH

The beautiful Victorian Church was originally built in 1869, and has recently been transformed into a stunning contemporary building. Located in the vibrant Mill Road area of Cambridge, the church offers a breath taking back-drop for events. 

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: Up to 350 in the Main Church
  • 6 spaces available
  • Original features
  • Breakout spaces
  • Cambridge city centre location

ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL

Located in a prime position in the centre of Bury St Edmund’s, St James’s Church was built within the precincts of an abbey and became a Cathedral in 1914. The stunning stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings provide a stylish backdrop for all types of events from dinner in the Nave to concerts. 

  • Location: Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk
  • Capacity: 726 concert; 400 dining
  • Dining in the Nave
  • Stylish, unique space
  • Town centre location
  • Excellent acoustics

ST PAUL'S CHURCH

A beautifully renovated and versatile building, St Paul's Church is a 10 minute stroll from Cambridge City Centre and the railway station. The venue offers a variety of spaces to suit all styles of event. 

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 250 theatre, 170 dining
  • Multiple, flexible spaces for small and large events
  • City centre location
  • Original features, including stained glass windows
  • Raised stage and audiovisual capabilities

STOREY'S FIELD CENTRE

Storey’s Field Centre is a landmark building in Eddington, a newly developed district in the north west of Cambridge, opened in Spring 2018. The venue provides a range of flexible spaces including a stunning triple height hall.

  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Capacity: 270 reception; 180 dining
  • Sprung floor and theatre lighting
  • Meeting rooms and breakout spaces
  • Private courtyard
  • Bright foyer with registration area