University of Winchester

Set on the outskirts of historic Winchester, The University of Winchester has two great campuses for your conference or event.
The main King Alfred Campus offers a diverse combination of traditional and contemporary. The campus provides a range of conference and meeting rooms including the Stripe Complex, our award winning University Centre, our brand new en-suite Burma Road accommodation, IT-Suites and exhibition space.
The West Downs Campus was originally an 18th Century boys boarding School. The building was refurbished in 2001 to become a light and modern conference centre whilst maintaining its original Victorian charm. The Grade II listed building has grown into a busy and versatile conference & wedding venue, offering both delegates and wedding parties flexible space conveniently located under one roof.

The University is a great venue for conferences, weddings, single and group accommodation bookings. Why not call the Conference Office today to arrange a show round, and we can show you what we can offer.

The University of Winchester is located just a 10 minute walk from the centre of the historic city , 5 min from junction 11 of the M3 or a 2 minute taxi journey from Winchester train station which has twice hourly connections direct to London Waterloo. 

The University of Winchester offers various sized spaces perfect to hold a conference, meeting or wedding.

We can offer spaces to hold your conference or meeting from 10-308 with flexible set up available ranging from theatre and cabaret to boardroom or U-shape.

We can hold wedding ceremonies at the West Downs Centre, for up to 130 guests and wedding breakfasts up to 120. For an evening reception numbers can increase to 150. The dining hall located in the University Centre, is our larger space where we can cater for up to 250. In the evening you can choose to remain in the dining hall or move downstairs to The Vault where you can invite up to 400 guests to party into the night.

Banquet dinners 
We offer two great locations to choose from; You could host a banquet dinner within the Victorian Shakespeare Room for up to 120 guests, or you could have a larger party within the Dining Hall and cater for up to 250. Crisp white linen and napkins with floral centerpieces will finish the room beautifully.

We have over 1800 bedrooms spread across two campuses consisting of both standard and en-suite. 

*Parking – Parking is available free of charge on a first come first serve basis outside of term time. During term time we can offer parking for evening and weekend events.
*Accommodation – We have over 1800 bedrooms located across two campuses of either standard or en-suite. Accommodation is available for Residential Conferences, Accommodation groups or single, self-catering guests.
*Bars – At the West Downs Campus, we have the Link Bar available to hire which is a removable bar and can be set up to suit specific timings. Alternatively, if you are on the King Alfred Campus, you can hire the Terrace Bar which is situated within our Students Union and again can be booked to suit your program.
*Dining – Private dining can be available for either conference or accommodation groups. If your group is of 25 or more, you can enjoy a hearty English breakfast before you start your day and finish with a relaxed 2/3 course dinner over a glass of wine.
*Gym – The brand new state of the art University of Winchester Gym was opened in October 2013 and has proven extremely popular with staff, students, and local residents. Guests staying on site have the opportunity to use the facilities, and if you speak directly to the team, they can sort out a rate to suit your stay.
*Shop – Should you have forgotten a couple of amenities or if you’re craving a chocolate bar, the campus shop will be able to cater for your requirements and you could even purchase a University of Winchester sweater!
*Launderette – If you’re staying with us for a long duration and don’t want to bring your wardrobe, we have 3x launderette’s available across both campuses which are open 24/7.
*Free Wi-Fi – Wi-Fi is available across the campus in conference rooms and accommodation. We use the Eduroam network and can set up accounts individually for guest use.
*Cafés – With 3 great cafés available across both campuses’ you’re bound to find a coffee that suits you. You could even pop into Café Italia and try one of their renowned pizzas!
*24hr Security – Our 24hr security team will be happy to help with your queries and can assist with check in for any late night arrivals when the Conference Office is closed.

The University of Winchester can offer specific conference rooms that are adapted for delegates with disabilities and with hearing loops. We also have disabled bedrooms available during our conference availability and blue badge parking on site.

Excellent BREEAM rating for the St Alphege Building

RIBA award winning University Centre and Performing Arts Studios

Green Impact Awards

Silver Award for Catering from the Soil Association

2012 and 2013 Winchester Eco Business of the Year

2013 Hampshire Eco Business of the Year

2012 South _ Coast eco business of the year 

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