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The University of Southampton
Conference, Events & Hospitality

Functions and celebrations

The University of Southampton is the perfect backdrop for hosting a variety of celebrations. We have run events for many clients including HM Armed Forces, Waitrose, NHS, B&Q and British Gas.  Whether you are organising a large celebration party or an intimate dinner for 20, there is a venue to suit each event.

Garden Court (Restaurant End)
Garden Court (Restaurant End)

Our venues

Our venues are a blank canvas, so you can use some design flare and create an event to 'wow' your guests. We can work with you to add drapes, lighting, dividers and much more, which will completely transform any room.

Most of our function rooms are next to each other allowing a bar and informal seating in one area and a dance floor and band in another.

Fine Dining at The Blue
Fine Dining at The Blue Room

The Blue Room

The Blue Room is our very own fine dining restaurant right in the heart of the university's community. It is open Monday to Friday 12:00pm to 2:00pm but private events can be catered for during evenings and Saturdays for numbers between 20 and 50.


We are not licensed to undertake civil ceremonies but are more than happy to host a celebration lunch, dinner or party.  Please contact us for more information and a quote.

A delicate dessert
Mixed berry jelly with amaretto soaked sponge, raspberry sherbet


Our experienced chefs prepare quality food, with seasonal variations and use local produce where possible. We are happy to work with you to create a bespoke menu as well as discussing any special dietary requirements.

There is a broad wine list and we offer a private bar with every event. Normal closure can be extended from 11pm to 1am for a small fee.

Please note that we do not allow you to bring your own catering or use external caterers.


There is plenty of free car parking available at evening and weekends for all your guests close to our function suites.


Each function will be bespoke and will need to be costed up individually. Please call, drop us an email or use the enquiry form and we will get in touch.

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Contact: Conference, Events & Hospitality

Telephone: 02380 592832
Postal address: University of Southampton, Building 38/40, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ

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