30 venues subscribe to Open Door policy in Cambridge

More than 30 venues in and around Cambridge are showcasing their facilities for meetings, conferences and corporate dining as part of a new series of 11 Open Doors events that run until November.

Organised by Meet Cambridge, the official, free venue-finding bureau for meetings and events in the city and beyond, the showrounds comprise up to four venues per session in an attempt to maximise organisers’ use of time.

The first Open Door event is on 22 June and other sessions will run through to November, when attendees will have the opportunity to take in an eclectic mix of unusual spaces from a historic debating chamber to beautiful gardens and traditional academic halls. Venue on the list include the Cambridge Union Society, Westminster College and Lucy Cavendish College.

Places on the tours need to be reserved but are free of charge to event organisers. Each tour is limited to 14 guests and the schedule is designed to enable participants to see a range of rooms and facilities, as well as have the opportunity to discuss their individual needs with conference teams.

Most are conducted on foot, within Cambridge city but for those venues beyond, complimentary transport to and from central Cambridge is provided.

Judith Sloane from Meet Cambridge says: “We are delighted to announce our new series of Open Doors which have been created to cater for busy event organisers who need to look at venues for their events. Each tour has been arranged to showcase facilities at a selection of our venues – ranging from traditional Colleges to modern luxury hotels and unique spaces such as the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and Newmarket Racecourses.

“Feedback from previous Open Doors events shows that offering a compact programme really does work and not only can several venues be seen in one go. We look forward to sharing our unique venues with event planners over the next six months.”

For further details of Open Doors 2017 and to book a place, click here.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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