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The Athenaeum is a Grade I listed building in the picturesque historic Angel Hill area of Bury St Edmunds. Our venue is ideal for meeting and conference requirements. We have five versatile spaces available to hire individually, or you can choose to hire the whole venue exclusively. Our interlinked rooms also make The Athenaeum the perfect choice for exhibitions, networking events and trade shows. After your meetings, drinks receptions are our specialty, and we can comfortably accommodate up to 400 delegates within the whole building. Our existing packages can be enhanced with additional networking sessions, breakout rooms, and catering options as required.

Unique Features


  • Ideal location in the heart of Bury St Edmunds
  • Full suite of audio visual equipment and on-site technical team
  • Fully accessible
  • Free parking available to book in advance
  • Free wifi

Christmas Conference Offer

Day Delegate Package at The Athenaeum is priced at £32.00 + VAT per person and includes:

  • hire of the main meeting room
  • wireless internet access
  • all standard AV equipment
  • flipchart and pens
  • delegate stationery
  • refreshments on arrival with home-made cookies
  • mid-morning refreshments
  • Christmas finger buffet lunch including a selection of festive sandwiches, mushroom and stilton tartlets, breaded brie with cranberry dipping sauce, chipolatas wrapped in smoked bacon, fresh fruit platter and selection of home-made cakes
  • mid-afternoon refreshments with mince pie
  • pre-bookable parking

This offer is valid throughout December (Monday – Friday) from 1st till 21st.

Available for medium size meetings/conferences from 20 up to 60 delegates.

Excluding The Athenaeum Ballroom.