Client testimonials

A big thank you to the whole team at St Catharine's who were fantastic hosts. Immerse Summer School, 2022

We had a great summer - due in part to the hard behind-the-scenes work of the Catz team.

Zoe and Alicja were so friendly and helpful. Our event was a great success and we would certainly recommend the space to other clients. We look forward to returning next summer! Lisa, ISSOS Cambridge, 2022

A really fantastic evening, and I have had SO many great comments on the food and wine, the venue and the relaxed atmosphere of the event. I think Catz really did us proud, so please send my compliments to those that were involved. We'll definitely want to back next year. Prof Harrison, Earth Sciences Examiners Dinner

Beautiful venue with excellent rooms and modern av facilities. The events manager was on hand for our early arrival, had signposted the directions to each room and ensured we had tech support if necessary, but everything worked well without problems. We would happily return! Paul Booth, The Cambridge Centre for Languages, 25.09.19

The staff that helped run and serve at this event were friendly, attentive, and quick to action. As the event organiser, they made me feel confident that the evening would run smoothly. The meal was amazing and everyone had a lovely time! Thank you St Catz! :)  Iane Grenz, Cambridge Judge Business School, 17.09.19.

A superb dinner, a beautiful room and a lovely atmosphere. Food was delicious and well-presented. Staff were polite and courteous. Amy Weatherup, Department of Engineering, 10.09.19

The facilities and location of the college are fantastic! Adam Schumacher, The Granta Academy, 07.07.19.

Dinner and service were excellent.  Our external visitors were very impressed with the food and service, setting of the dinner.We have used the college before and would do so again.

The catering office were very easy to deal with and organisation very good. Kelly Walsh - Gendcode SAB dinner, 4.6.19

Excellent venue, very professionally run, great onsite service - would highly recommend. Louise Page, GreenBlue Urban - Innovation in SuDS, 14.05.19

"We were treated with utmost professionalism from the start. Our event ran seamlessly with full support from the venue staff.  Ella was incredibly helpful and accommodating throughout.  We have had first class feedback from those who attended the event about the venue and in addition about the superb canapes which were served with the wine in the evening. We will return."               Gill Wilson, CUHP Event, 17.01.19

"We were delighted with the support we received from St Catharine's conference office. The staff were always friendly and helpful with answering various queries as we organised our event and were present at all key points in our programme to ensure that everything ran seamlessly.The event ran smoothly, right from the organisation to the actual running on the day." Barbara Bennett, Policy Success & Failure conference

Ella was great and responded promptly to my (many) emails. Our guests really enjoyed the event and I'd definitely consider hosting future events at St. Catharine's. Emily Brierley, International Guidance Counsellor Conference - Drinks Reception

"Alicja and her team always provide an outstanding service.  The location is perfect for our members and the staff are always, friendly, professional and helpful. We use St Catharine's year after year as we can be assured of the highest standards of service and support.  This certainly is a gem amongst the Colleges." Jayne Parker, Cambridge Capital Group Autumn Investment Convention

"Grateful for the patience and support on the lead up to the programme. Such a beautiful setting, great history, helpful and supportive staff and thoughtfulness and creativity into food provision for our Chinese delegates. Thank you so much!" Janna Tweed, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

"On our feedback forms the accommodation at St Chads scored 92.5, the highest to date. Most delegates rated it excellent." Shireen Green, Student Conference on Conservation Science.

"Thanks to all the staff at the college who ensured our evening was a fantastic success. The staff were polite and helpful. The food was delicious. Special Thanks to Martin who helped every step of the way in planning the event and was prompt in responding to queries and ensured the evening ran smoothly. The venue is outstanding and we will be booking future events. " Addenbrookes Renal Department Christmas Party

"Our guests loved the room, the way it was laid out, the food was outstanding, wine and service also both excellent.  They had a thoroughly enjoyable evening - I think the only thing that dampened their spirits was the weather!  Thank you so much to your staff and the chef for making the evening a memorable one." Domino Printing

"Excellent customer service, very helpful and friendly staff who went above and beyond. Food and catering team were excellent and Ella did everything to cater for our needs. The event was very successful as a result. Very happy with the venue catering and service."
Celebrating Underground Mathematics 

“I just wanted to thank you and everyone at the McGrath Centre for helping to make the conference last week a success. We have received some very positive feedback from many of the delegates who were much impressed by the Conference Centre.”
Land Economy Conference

“With beautiful and spacious facilities, the McGrath Centre is the best venue in the centre of Cambridge. We had a fantastic experience working with the friendly and professional staff to hold our event, and we will return again."
Assistant Director of the International Office, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

“I thought I would just let you know how much everyone enjoyed our conference 'Practical Respiratory Medicine' held at St Catharine’s this weekend. The new McGrath Centre is outstanding, but everyone enjoyed the college and the staff were very helpful. I am trying to persuade the organisers to use St Caths every year for this conference!”
Practical Respiratory Medical Conference

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