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The University Arms Hotel and Parker’s Piece have been the location of choice for great feasts and celebrations throughout Cambridge’s history. The same celebratory spirit that brought 15,000 people onto the green for Queen Victoria’s Coronation in 1838 remains to this day — whether a graduation party in Parker’s Tavern, a board meeting in the library, or a conference in the Ballroom.

University Arms Hotel is the perfect place to host your corporate event, meeting or conference in the centre of Cambridge for up to 180 guests. Our flexible spaces provide plenty of options to suit your requirements and all the equipment you may need for your meeting or conference. We can also provide refreshments from the exquisite Parker’s Tavern. Our Cambridge city centre location, on the edge of Parker’s Piece not only offers great views, but is also conveniently positioned for transport links and parking.


Our events team know what it takes to put on an event that is grand in scale yet personal in the details. We tailor our spaces to every function, so the rooms never feel crowded or hollow. Every aspect of your function will be finely honed, from the personally crafted menu by our culinary experts to the bespoke silverware on the tables. We specialise in events that deliver extravagance without pomposity, like the University Arms itself.


Few halls in Cambridge can compete with the grandeur, elegance and history of the University Arms Ballroom. It is designed for parties, weddings and large events, seating 180 guests - and up to 200 standing. It’s a space that can also shrink to fit more intimate events. A solid oak partitioning wall divides the Ballroom into our Crick and Watson Rooms. The Crick Room comprises the space’s west side, seating up to 96. The smaller Watson Room has seating for up to 70 guests.