Pembroke College in Oxford is famous for its historic architecture, fantastic educational facilities and its beautiful, quintessentially English grounds & gardens. This reputable place of leaing is also able to offer comprehensive facilities for conferencing and corporate events, and has a wealth of experience in executing successful functions on both large and small scales.
The stunning Gothic Hall is a wooden-clad, stone-floored banqueting hall that can hold up to 170 people in theatre style for a conference or corporate entertaining event, such as a charity ball or dinner dance. This space lets in plenty of light through its tall arched windows, and there’s also an enormous working marble fireplace to add a homely touch – which is particularly inviting during the cold winter months and at Christmas parties.
There are also extensive facilities for smaller meetings, and a well-equipped auditorium which, again, can hold 170 people. It’s a contemporary addition to this historic place, and as it’s often used for theatrical performances and music concerts, the space comes readily set up for vocal amplification (the acoustics are fantastic) and a lighting rig. AV equipment is in abundance and the gear here at Pembroke is mode and easy to use, and although you have the option to hire a technician who is familiar with the set-up, a little confidence and technical savvy will see you ready for presentations in no time.
There are dozens of smaller meeting rooms at the College, able to hold anywhere between 12 and 80 people. Ranging hugely in style but mostly contemporary, these rooms house everything you could want for a brainstorm, away-day, interview or meeting. Also, and rather unusually, there is a grand total of 280 bedrooms (100 of which are en suite) on site should you wish to accommodate your guests. These are not your average student digs. They are only available during summer months and holidays when the pupils are away, but of course, this is one of the finest academic institutions in the world and as you’d expect, these rooms are comfortable, clean, spacious and well maintained – it’s really more like staying in a good 3* hotel than a student hall – a very far cry from your typical dorm!
Catering is well taken care of, and anything from a humble sandwich buffet to a 4 course banquet is possible. Bespoke menus, seasonal produce and creative presentation are all at the forefront of proceedings, and you can be as imaginative as you please in terms of what you serve – the kitchen at Pembroke loves a challenge and, true to Pembroke’s form, will present you with a top-quality meal served by friendly and professional staff.
Call Function Fixers to arrange a site visit to Pembroke College, or to lea more about how this adaptable venue could host your next event.
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