Conferences & Functions

Who we are

Downing College sits amidst 20 acres of beautiful grounds, yet it is within half a mile of the historic centre of Cambridge. The buildings date back to the beginning of the 19th century and are predominantly neo-classical in style conveying a sense of elegance and spaciousness. Downing College offers a flexible venue with facilities suitable for conferences, meetings, weddings, and gala dinners.听

The Howard Conference Centre and meeting spaces听are fitted with a full range of the state-of-the-art presentation equipment for in-person and hybrid events.听Our dedicated and experienced in-house Technology Support Team work with our Co-ordination Team to ensure that the room setups and all requirements are understood and correct, and provides av support on the day allowing speakers and client event organisers to relax and focus.听

Our听award-winning accommodation have been furnished to hotel standard and boast a private bathroom, superior furnishings, a luxury welcome tray, and flat-screen TV. We offer听a self-service breakfast in our beautiful neo-classical College Hall which allows you and your guests to have your own College experience with us during your听stay.