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A distinctive conference and event venue in the heart of Oxford

Walk where Tolkien and Samuel Johnson once walked.

Meet in our diverse meeting rooms; dine in our Victorian Hall, stay in one of our comfortable and characterful ‘Staircases’, and take a peaceful break in our serene flower-filled Quads.

Pembroke dates back to 1624 and combines the character of traditional Oxford with sustainability and hybrid-ready facilities for cutting edge events. The ideal blend of historic charm and contemporary style.

Our Approach

We put responsible innovation and sustainability at the heart of what we do, implementing initiatives to provide a better and greener experience.

Our team offers full support during your visit here – leaving you and your guests free to immerse yourself in learning, discussion,  and simply enjoying your event.


In rooms ranging from the intimate to the grand, traditional to contemporary, you will find the perfect space to think, debate, and engage in inspired conversation.

Natural light, hybrid ready AV and the ability to step outside into our pretty terraces and gardens allow you to stay fresh and focused.   


Our outstanding catering team are committed to preparing visually stunning and delicious dinners; particularly focusing on seasonal menus, fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, attention to ethical, cultural, religious or medical dietary restrictions and implementing sustainable practices with as small a carbon footprint as possible.


Outside of academic term time Pembroke’s nearly 300 bedrooms are available for conference and B&B guests.

Rooms are situated in ‘Staircase’ buildings which span the 17th to the 21st centuries - allowing you the unique opportunity to experience life as an Oxford student through the ages.