Room Hire & Catering
There are a number of rooms available for hire when not in use for the Institute’s own purposes. In addition, our in-house team can provide catering tailored to any requirement.
Our rooms have been used for all manner of functions including meetings, training events, wakes, wedding receptions, retirement and anniversary parties.
To compliment our extensive library and leisure learning selection we offer a wide variety of home made snacks, meals, hot and cold beverages.
The Chart Room and Pages Café deliver an exceptional service on site, offering daily lunchtime specials, seasonal meals, eat-in and takeaway options.
Please find details for each venue below.
CHRISTMAS DINNERS AT THE CHART ROOM
Our wonderful Tower Street venue, The Chart Room, will be offering exclusive Christmas Dinners once again. This year you will be able to enjoy them from 27th November to 21st December 2023.
You can find the Menu HERE
Find the Booking Form HERE
Bookings are open NOW can be made by either coming in person to The Chart Room (13 Tower Street, Ipswich IP1 3BE) or by calling 01473 253992, ext. 003
THE CHART ROOM
Address: 13 Tower Street, Ipswich IP1 3BE
Telephone: 01473 253992, extension 003
Opening times: 9:00AM-4:00PM, Mon-Fri
(last orders 3:45PM)
Lunch service: 12-2:00PM
Eat-in & takeaway, daily specials
Address: 15 Tavern Street, Ipswich IP1 3AA
Opening times: 9:30AM-2:30PM, Mon-Fri
Eat-in & takeaway
Eric Hansen Room
Ground floor room. Can be laid out with seating for 60, or used as open space.
Dimensions 10 x 6 metres.
The Orwell Room
Upstairs room, suitable for meetings or training seminars. Capacity 16 at tables,
24 in rows.
Dimensions 5.3 x 6 metres.
The Reading Room
Ground floor Victorian hall which can be set for talks or presentations.
Available, along with adjacent Pages Café, only for evening events. Can accommodate audiences of 60-70 people.
The Birkbeck Room
Upstairs lecture room, with capacity to seat an audience of 60.
Dimensions 6.3 x 10.5 metres.
Hearing Loop fitted.
The Fitzgerald Room
Ground floor room with capacity to seat an audience of 20.
Dimensions 5.8 x 5.5 metres.
The Corder Room
Ground floor meeting or discussion room.
Seats 12 – 16 people (with or without tables)
Dimensions 4.3 x 4.2 metres.
The Chart Room
Ground floor, accessible room suitable for catered events, talks and presentations. With a mix of casual and formal seating for up to 30 people.
No dimensions currently available.
Facilities & Equipment
All Ground Floor Rooms have level access, suitable for wheelchairs, plus access to disabled WC.
Presentation equipment available includes whiteboard/flipcharts, OHP, digital projector, screens.