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. 

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

Our 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 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 stay.