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    A range of flexible meeting spaces in which to host your event

    St Catherine’s has a wide range of meeting facilities, offering flexibility for various different types of event.

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      A range of flexible meeting spaces in which to host your event

      Popular accommodation in Oxford. Bed down for the night between conferences, having explored local attractions both beautiful and historic.


              Take your seat at Oxford

              Your event, your ideas… brought to life

              An event they’ll never forget

              To ensure a successful and memorable experience for your delegates, you’ll require more than just a ‘space’. St Catherine’s offers a venue that’s an event in itself.
              Steeped in nearly a millennium of academic excellence, we know what we’re doing when it comes to bringing people together to learn. Large or small groups, whatever your business, everyone receives the “Oxford” experience, all year round.
              St Catherine’s College distinguishes itself with its open and accessible ethos, welcoming visitors and conference attendees to explore our comprehensive, self-contained site. Unlike other venues, our college is designed to be fully accessible, ensuring every guest can move freely and comfortably. This open approach extends to our attitude towards hosting events, where inclusivity and accessibility are at the forefront, allowing for a seamless and engaging experience for all.

              Single day meeting or conference?  We’re here to help

              We can accommodate up to 250 guests during student holidays, or 150 during term time. No matter when you book you'll always enjoy excellent facilities and event catering  with all meals cooked right here on site. St Catz is a venue celebrated for its commitment to excellence, making every conference an occasion that stands out in the hearts and minds of all who attend.

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              Considering a hybrid or virtual event?

              We can live-stream your conference to a second lecture theatre – allowing you to upscale your event by having extra in-person attendees or by making the event available to remote participants.

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              Longer stays

              During student holidays, we offer the perfect venue for residential, full-board conferences for up to 250 delegates (if using one main lecture space).
              Our comfortable ensuite accommodation will allow your guests to relax and recharge after a day of conference activities, nestled in a peaceful and intellectually stimulating environment
              Larger conferences can be accommodated by using a combination of meeting spaces, just ask our expert hospitality team for details
              The exact dates of student holidays vary, but usually include:

              • The third week in December and first week in January
              • Four weeks around Easter
              • July, August and September.


              During the academic term, our flexible meeting spaces welcome training courses, day conferences, meetings, and events for up to 150 participants.
              Multiple-day training courses are our speciality – with the purpose-built Mary Sunley Conference Suite offering the perfect venue year-round.
              With a legacy that combines recent achievements with forward-thinking innovation, we provide a fresh and energetic atmosphere that invigorates conferences and meetings.
              Although we are unable to offer term-time dinner, our in-house chef offers hot lunches in our iconic dining hall. We can also provide catering ‘extras’ ranging from continental-style ‘breakfasts’ to cakes, pastries, and fruit.
              In addition, we offer a range of drinks reception packages. A special way to end your day.

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              Here to help

              No matter when you book your event, you’ll be supported by our team of in-house event experts. From planning details of your conference to finalising catering arrangements, and leisure activities, we’ll make sure you’re all set for success. St Catz is a venue celebrated for its commitment to excellence.

              "A big thank you to the team at St Catz who were extremely helpful from the moment we arrived and we were very well looked after. We have had very good feedback for our event [and] also... the layout of the lecture theatre and associated rooms worked extremely well for us. Our compliments also to the Chef as the food was excellent."

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              Arrange your next Conference at St Catz