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West Court at Jesus College gains Venues of Excellence accreditation

The award-winning West Court development at Jesus College has gained Venues of Excellence accreditation, marking it out as an exceptional venue for conferences, training and events.

Officially opened in October 2017, West Court offers a historical setting with state of the art AV facilities and a variety of flexible spaces. 

The RIBA award-winning development houses a lecture hall with retractable seating holding up to 150, a range of meeting rooms, quality catering including a café-bar and private dining facilities, as well as year-round hotel-standard bed and breakfast accommodation.

To gain accreditation, venues must meet and maintain stringent high quality standards across areas including facilities, staff, service offer, catering, environmental impact, customer support and health, hygiene and safety.

Mandy Jennings, executive director at Venues of Excellence, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome West Court at Jesus College on board with us. Set in beautiful, historic surroundings, our assessors were wowed by the team’s attention to detail, the facilities and services they offer delegates and their innovative approach to meetings and events.”

Christopher Ogston, head of hospitality at Jesus College, said: “We’re very proud to have become members of Venues of Excellence, cementing our commitment to going the extra mile for our customers and offering meetings and events space of the highest quality.”

West Court is the largest addition to the historic Jesus College site in modern times. This amazing space includes the150 seat Frankopan Hall, Laura Case medical teaching suite, guest and conference accommodation, a café bar, research space and student social areas - benefitting our students, academics and alumni. The development was officially opened by His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex in October 2017.

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