Guildford Institute Room Hire

Whether you’re looking to host a meeting, hold a conference or a private event, The Guildford Institute has a range of beautiful rooms available to hire that can be adapted for any occasion. Positioned in the heart of Guildford, the Institute is the perfect venue for your event. 

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. 

We offer affordable and flexible spaces, making us a popular venue for a range of events and functions. From being a regular meeting place for clubs and societies, to hosting business meetings or social events, our rooms provide the perfect backdrop for your occasion. 

Each room is equipped with AV equipment, including camera and microphone equipment to host hybrid meetings (for up to 10 people). Other equipment available includes laptops, digital projectors and screens. There is also air conditioning for warm summer days in selected rooms. 

Room hire in Guildford
Room hire in Guildford

Catering & Facilities

V Café, our on-site vegetarian and vegan café, offer delicious homemade lunches, as well as hot and cold drinks and a selection of irresistible snacks. 

Our friendly and experienced team will ensure your event runs smoothly and will be on hand to assist.

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. 

Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we have reduced capacity in each of our rooms, which is reflected in the maximum numbers shown below. We are also not currently offering our usual evening and weekend hiring options. Room hire is available Monday- Friday, 9.30am – 5pm at present. 

Meeting & Function Rooms

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 20 people.

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Old Billiard Room

Visitors love our spacious Old Billiard Room with its elegant architecture and framed prints of historic Guildford on the walls. Located on the first-floor, it can hold up to 12 people.

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Lecture Room

On the first floor, the Lecture Room offers fantastic views over Guildford and is a comfortable space, with a capacity of 6 people.

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Studio

On the second floor, the 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 12 people.

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Conference Room

Perfect for smaller meetings and presentations, our second-floor Conference Room holds up to 4 people. With traditional sash windows looking over the town centre, it offers excellent value for money.

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Library

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 2 people that do not require audio-visual equipment.

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