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The University of Southampton
Conference, Events & Hospitality

Dine with us - an extra special occasion 

The University of Southampton is the perfect backdrop both for wining and dining important clients, and for celebrations from drinks receptions to black tie banquets. You will have your own experienced and dedicated Event Coordinator who will work with you to produce a successful and stress free event.


The University of Southampton is an excellent choice for events ranging from award and charity dinners for 400 guests to more intimate private dining experiences. We have been privileged to host events for many clients including HM Armed Forces, Waitrose, NHS, B&Q and British Gas.

We recognise that flexibility and choice are critically important when organising an event. Our unique facilities and bespoke approach to organisation enables us to cater for every kind of celebration. The University of Southampton offers everything you may need to make your celebration an extra special occasion. The Conference and Hospitality team are dedicated to providing you with an unrivalled level of service from start to finish whatever your needs.

Our venues for events and functions are located within the Staff Social Centre, are centrally located and house a wide range of function rooms, all with their own character, to suit different requirements. Whether it’s a room with a view of our gardens, access to a courtyard, a small cosy space or a room with a dance floor, we can find the right one for you.

Delicious Dining

Our award winning and experienced chefs prepare quality food from a carefully selected fine dining portfolio with seasonal variations throughout the year and use of local produce where possible. We are more than happy to cater for special dietary requirements or even create a completely bespoke menu for your event.

We offer a broad wine list featuring especially selected vintages at excellent value. At your private bar, a service we offer for free with every event, we can extend normal closure from 11pm to 1am for a nominal cost.

First Impressions Count

We know that the look of your event is just as important as the menu. We can arrange chair covers, centrepieces, draping and bespoke lighting concepts to create a beautiful and memorable event. For those looking for a total package we can also theme your event and have experience in hosting casino evenings, race nights, film nights and so on.


All the Extras

We would be happy to help you arrange a variety of after dinner entertainment ranging from a simple disco and DJ to jazz bands, tribute artists, photographers, after dinner speakers or table magicians. We can also supply chocolate fountains, candy bars and other fun additions to give your event a unique touch.

You will have you own experienced and dedicated Event Coordinator who will work with you from start to finish, to produce a successful and stress free event, with care and attention to detail.

We are dedicated to providing an unrivalled level of service from start to finish whatever your needs. Our professional event coordinators offer expertise in all areas of event planning to create a wow factor that will leave lasting memories for your guests.


Garden Court dinner

Our venues

A range suitable for small, formal gatherings to large-scale themed events

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