Newnham College is a place that provides beautiful surroundings and the highest standard of service and quality.  But don’t just take our word for it:

Newnham College far exceeded our expectations and the delegates were very impressed with the cleanliness of the college. The staff were professional and courteous throughout. Given the ease of booking, helpfulness of the staff and overall good experience, we will definitely recommend Newnham College as a venue.

“I just wanted to pass on both the committee’s and my thanks for the dinner last night. Your team did an excellent job with the service and the food was incredible. It was definitely a highlight of the club’s calendar.” Cambridge University Bowman, 10 February 2024

  • The conference team had been incredibly helpful in the lead up to the event and their pro-active approach was very much appreciated and reassuring.
  • The Porter on duty was very helpful and showed us to the meeting rooms. He also helped with the loan of a trolley for our heavy kit.
  • The AV equipment was set up and ready for us to use. The speakers found the equipment very easy to use. The AV representative was incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
  • The food was very good – above average – and well received by the attendees.

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, 25 September 2023

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the organisation today. The meeting went really well and with no glitches. I also wanted to point out the Luigi and AV support was amazing and addressed every little technical thing, so the zoom went seamlessly too. Thank you again for everything, it was a really good experience organising this meeting with you.” AfriBCD Knowledge Exchange, CU Department of Psychology, 4-6 September 2023

“Thank you so much for all your support for our event over the past 3 days. Everything at Newnham was excellent – the staff, the food, the room, even the weather! Please pass on our thanks to your team as well as to housekeeping, catering, porters – we had a great event.” University of Cambridge Department of Geography, 4-6 September 2023

“It was our favourite day ever, we had the best time (as I know our guests did too) and a huge part of that was down to everyone at Newnham who played a part in putting on such a brilliant day for us. We’re genuinely thrilled with how it went – so a massive thank you.” Hannah and Jake’s wedding, 29 July 2023

“The Cynthia Beerbower Room provided an excellent venue for our nearly 50 international participants. The AV technicians were exceptionally good in arranging and testing the equipment so that the hybrid conferencing ran smoothly. The working lunches, teas and coffees were very appetizing and well received. The four course Consortium Dinner held in the College Hall with drinks beforehand was a huge success and was appreciated by everyone, the meal itself being excellent and the service everything one could hope for. The whole environment and atmosphere at Newnham College was extremely pleasant and the people and staff in charge being highly competent and very helpful.” Global Phasing – June 2023

“We arranged to hold our mother’s celebration of life service at Newnham in the college hall – she didn’t have any particular connection with the college, but was a local Cambridge resident for many years, and we couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome. The hall is beautiful and light, and everyone – from the conference manager, the porters, the AV manager and the caterers – were friendly and helpful, even when more people than intended turned up, and we had to change things around at the last minute. Everything was professional, quick and friendly, and it left us on a high after an amazing day. Thank you so much.” Amy – January 2023

“I wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for all your hard work to make our events yesterday a success. Raquel and the team were extremely attentive and helpful and quick to respond to any questions so please pass on my thanks to them too.  It all ran very smoothly and the hall looked beautiful.  It was so nice to be able to have the drinks in the gardens! I know our CEO and the Chair of the board were very pleased with both events and I’ve been contacted by several dinner guests today who really enjoyed themselves!”  – Anonymous –  September 2022

“The party went really well. The wine was chilled perfectly, the canapes were yummy and your staff were all excellent. Everyone was looked after and all of us enjoyed the event” – Hawks –  July 2022

“After a somewhat busy week(!), I wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to you and your fantastic team for delivering what was once again a hugely successful Cambridge program. This is never an easy event to deliver, there are always a few challenges that get thrown in the mix, and this year was no different, so we really appreciate everything you have done to help us in the delivery of this event – you really have gone above and beyond and we are very grateful!” Anonymous – July 2022

“I just wanted to write again to say an ENORMOUS thank you for all your hard work making The Materials of Modernity a huge success. All the conference guests complimented college on its wonderful conference facilities, the catering, and especially the slick IT operations. One attendee said it was a ‘model’ of how to run a hybrid conference. So thank you enormously.” – Anonymous – April 2022

” It was excellent – the Hall, the food and drink, the service – the whole lot!.” – Anonymous – April 2022

” Thank you so much for letting me host this event in Newnham. I am very grateful to you and your team for organising and facilitating it. I think it all went very well – especially given that most of the speakers had not spoken F2F for over two years. Your AV team were very professional and helpful and all went without a hitch – which is not my experience of running meetings elsewhere.
I am so impressed with your flexibility (eg last moment changes in dietary requirements) and how helpful you all were – so will definitely be recommending Newnham as a conference venue to others.
Dinner was also great so thank you to the catering staff – and of course the main hall is lovely. Having drinks outside before was a special treat ” Consultant Reproductive Medicine – April 2022

” Our event on Thursday and Friday went really well and we’ve had some really positive feedback from participants. Thanks so much to you and your colleagues for providing such a brilliant venue and service which really helped to bring the event together. I just wanted to say thank you for your help in organising our event earlier this week. Everything went well and we were really impressed with the room and facilities- it was a great space” – Anonymous – April 2022

” I’d like to express my enormous gratitude and I’m delighted that we chose Newnham College as the venue for the event. Everything went smoothly and professionally, and I couldn’t be happier. I had the opportunity to learn about a lovely college with lovely people working there, and I’m overjoyed!! Please extend a sincere thank you to the entire catering team, as I have received numerous compliments on the food from my guests. I’m sure everyone appreciated the dining hall because it’s a lovely space, bright and very spacious with beautiful features. All guests had a great time as they were talking and having fun on their breaks. Even the weather helped by shinning all week!! The conference room was large and very well equipped with all of the necessary tools to ensure that the event went smoothly. I would like to thank the IT department. Although the event went without any major IT problems, the IT team was very quickly to act when we needed them!! ​Newnham is a lovely, bright college with beautiful gardens all around. From reception to IT department and even catering team, everyone made us feel very welcomed!! Thank you to all of you and I hope we can meet and work in the future again!! ”  ECLip2022 – April 2022

” Thank you so much for the wonderful lunch event yesterday. There were many compliments regarding the quality and presentation of the food. It was interesting to note that once the main course arrived the chatter was replaced by almost total silence around the table as everybody got stuck in to the delicious combination of flavours – chicken crackling – who knew??!!! The diabetic lady was thrilled with her dessert, because it was delicious, AND because someone had taken the trouble to create something she could eat worry-free. Even the weather was in our favour, and we were able to have our pre-lunch drinks in the roof garden. All in all a fantastic event – thank you so much to everybody.” Soroptimists – March 2022

” The meeting went SO well! The technology went smoothly without a hitch. One of the attendees even said that it was the best hybrid meeting they had ever been too. Everyone I came into contact with on the day was super friendly, helpful and professional. I felt super well looked after all day. Thank you for all of your dedicated support beforehand and on the day, I truly appreciated it. Thanks also for being so patient and accommodating with all our last minute changes . Newnham has truly been one of the best Colleges to work with in my four years of experience ”  Anonymous – January 2022

” Thank you very much for organising everything for yesterday evening. The event went very well and we’d certainly recommend that model to other Directors of Studies. The choice of drinks was perfect. The mini-eclairs were the first to go, and the little salmon blini were very popular and tasty. The amount that was on offer was just right. ” Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics – October 2021