Client testimonials

'Fabulous venue in the McGrath Centre, food, staff, service and facilities, as always- we look forward to returning soon!' Grant Thornton Cohort, JBS, May 2024

'We had such a wonderful and memorable day on Saturday 6 Jan. The SCR looked beautiful and the food, wine and service were all immaculate. I have had so many requests from guests to pass on their compliments to the chef(s) on the delicious meal that I have lost count. Please could you extend my sincere and profound gratitude to your Front of House and Catering team for their professionalism – Federica and her team, and Simon for cooking fabulous beef. I am not sure who made the tiramisu which was the best pudding ever.' Wedding, January 2024

Last but definitely not least, huge thanks to Alicja for organising the whole event and putting up with my stress for so many weeks!'Thank you for organising a wonderful event for us at St Catharine's. The McGrath Centre is a first-class venue; the conference, catering and IT teams did a spectacular job making sure that everything was well-delivered, efficient and smooth on the day. The lunch in the SCR was delightful and all our participants, local and international, were thoroughly impressed. Many thanks to the whole conference and catering team for all their efforts. We hope to organise more events in St Catharine's in the future!' TRT SCORE Religion and Development Planning Meeting, December 2023

'Thank-you so much to Alicja and all the team at St Catharine's for helping our annual Science Day run so smoothly. The flexible space was perfect for our requirements, the tech worked seamlessly and the team were very attentive.' F-star Therapeutics Science Day, December 2023

'Thanks for organising such a lovely dinner for all the CIMR and MBU principal investigators. It went off faultlessly. Thank you for the wine suggestions. They too went down very well (without breaking the bank!) Please let everyone in catering that, yet again, they made me proud to be part of Catz. They looked after everyone so well.' Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, December 2023

'The team at St Catharine's were extremely helpful & were able to adapt to our last minutes changes (of which there were many!). We are hoping to now make our new annual lecture venue here due to the great staff & venue, & cannot recommend enough.' Department of Psychiatry, November 2023 

'Absolutely fantastic service, food, faculties, assistance when needed and i cannot wait to return for another dinner. Thank you so much (especially to Alicja and Miguel)' Judge Business School, November 2023

'Fantastic Dinner with a great and memorable menu, so happy that we could be accommodated with bringing our own wine which tied in perfectly with our programmes seminar. We were short one chair somehow but the team were absolutely amazing in helping us sort out the issue. We also lost an attendee on Trumpington street because they couldn't find the entrance, the team helped us solve the issue and we had everyone together in no time. I think we could have potentially planned the speech better, in terms of timing for when the starters came out.' Sustainable Marketing Leadership Programme - JBSEEL, September 2023

We had a wonderful Christmas party at the College. 'It all went really well Friday, I think fun was had by all and the feedback on the venue was positive'. Saunders Boston Architects Christmas Party, December 2022

'Everything is perfect, and many thanks for accommodating some extra chairs for us in a very short notice.  We look forward to coming back for our future events.' MSTE December Residential Lunch, December 2022

Thank you so much for all your support with our Founders’ dinner last night.  Everything went very well and Maurizio and his team were excellent, as was the food!  All in all I think it was a great evening and I’ve had positive feedback so far!  Thank you once again for helping us to make it a success. 
Cambridge Wireless Founders' dinner, December 2022

The day went very well, and we would like to thank you and your staff for the service received. MCR Tox Event, December 2022

Excellent communication, organisation and service. Impeccable quality all round, with the kind and caring staff, accommodating our every requirement. Liselotte Gymnasium Dinner, October 2022

Many thanks for all your help, A big thank you to the whole team at St Catharine's who were fantastic hosts. Immerse Summer School, July 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! ISSOS Cambridge, July 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, June 2022

"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." 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. 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." 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!" Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

"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

"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 Conference


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