Facilities Hire

Ripon College Cuddesdon is an ideal setting for residential courses, conferences, meetings, parish away days, retreats and sabbaticals. It offers a historic venue, excellent catering, simple accommodation, and a choice of fully equipped conference rooms varying in size. In term-time, guests get a taste of a traditional college experience and can share meals and worship with the student body. In vacations, guests can enjoy the tranquillity and peace of the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside whilst also being only 6 miles from Oxford City Centre.

The College has day conference facilities for up to 80 people and residential accommodation for up to 45 people. Conference rooms range from a historic seminar room seating up to 8 people boardroom style through to our modern Lecture Room which seats up to 80 people theatre style.  

Facility hire rates

Contact our Events Administrator, Hayley Edwards hayley.edwards@rcc.ac.uk or 01865 877416.

Apart from the peace, the stunning Chapel and the good food, what really struck me was the sense of hospitality that seemed to flow from everyone.
John Ryeland

Bedroom accommodation includes standard single rooms with shared bathroom facilities, and modern en-suite study/bedrooms. In addition, there are four self contained flats with their own kitchen and bathroom facilities. These can be used as additional conference accommodation or by individuals as a place to come for quiet, study or reflection. Accessible bedrooms are available although some areas of College are not accessible for wheelchair users.

Meals are taken in the historic Dining Hall which seats up to 80 people and serves delicious home cooking. Our catering staff pride themselves on their varied menu and are pleased to cater for special diets and any occasion.

There is a comfortable Common Room with wood-burning stove for relaxing during conference breaks and in the evenings. In the extensive grounds there is a croquet lawn and sports field. There is easy access to a number of pleasant country walks, and plenty of free car parking is available adjacent to the College buildings.

The award winning Edward King Chapel provides an inspiring setting for worship and meditation, and is available with permission from The Cuddesdon Sisters.

Harriet Monsell House
Cuddesdon Lecture Room
Lecture room to seat 80
Edward King Chapel

Meeting Rooms

Room Layout Capacity Day rate
Lecture Room Theatre style 80 people £120
Graham Room Theatre style 50 people £100
Davison Room Theatre style 30 people £60
Seminar Room Boardroom 12 people £45
Library Boardroom Boardroom 2-8 people £40

The award winning Edward King Chapel seats up to 90 people and can be used for worship and musical performances with the permission of The Cuddesdon Sisters at no charge.


In term-time we generally have up to 15 guest rooms available and 3 self-catered flats. In the vacations the following accommodation is available:

En-suite singles (some with lift access) 22
Standard singles (shared bathroom facilities) 16
Standard Double/Twin room 3
Self-catering flats 4
Total 45