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.
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
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.
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.
On the second floor, the Lecture Room offers fantastic views over Guildford and is a comfortable space, with a capacity of 25 people.
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.
Perfect for smaller meetings and presentations, our second-floor Conference Room holds up to 10 people. With traditional sash windows looking over the town centre, it offers excellent value for money.