Guildford Institute Room Hire

Whether you’re looking to host a meeting, private event, or need a space for your group or club, The Guildford Institute has a range of affordable rooms available to hire that can be adapted for any occasion.

Situated in the town centre of Guildford, we are a 10 minute walk from Guildford and London Road railway stations and less than 5 minutes from the bus station. There are also a number of town centre car parks nearby. Our Grade II listed building is rich with history and our rooms are no exception; each is unique and full of character. 

Our friendly team and variety of flexible spaces makes us a popular venue for a range of events and functions. From being a regular meeting place for clubs and societies, to hosting exercise classes or social events, our rooms provide the perfect backdrop for your occasion. 

We are a regular meeting space for many community groups, both local and regional, and are always looking to welcome more. A special discounted rate is given to all charities and community groups who hire a room with us.

Room Hire in Guildford
Room Hire in Guildford

Catering & Facilities

We have a range of refreshments options on offer:

V Café, our vegetarian and vegan café, offering a daily changing menu of homemade lunches, along with freshly roasted Surrey Hills Coffee.
• A delicious sandwich lunch provided by Kallie’s Deli, a local, independent shop based just around the corner from us.
• An evening bar service offering a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, teas, coffees and snacks.

Our building is fully accessible with a level access entrance, lift and washroom. We also have onsite baby-changing facilities. 

Find out more about each of our historic rooms available to hire and their unique features below. 

Meeting & Function Rooms

Westwood Room

Perfect for smaller meetings and presentations, our ground-floor Westwood Room holds up to 10 people. With a large, traditional sash window looking over Ward Street, it offers excellent value for money.

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Assembly Room

The Assembly Room is a bright and comfortable first-floor room, with large windows overlooking bustling North Street. With space for flexible seating arrangements, it can hold up to 70 people.

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Old Billiard Room

Visitors love our spacious and elegant Old Billiard Room, complete with a feature fireplace. Located on the first-floor, it can hold up to 35 people.

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Judith Whitaker Studio

On the second floor, the Judith Whitaker Studio is a popular room with visitors because it oozes character and has a vaulted ceiling which offers great acoustics. Like the Old Billiard Room, the Studio is suitable for up to 35 people.

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With its floor-to-ceiling bookcases, this is a unique and intimate meeting space on the ground floor of the Institute building. The Library is suitable for small meetings of up to 6 people that do not require audio-visual equipment.

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