William Kay House
The International Society is conveniently located on Oxford Road in the centre of the University of Manchester campus, in William Kay House. There are a number of rooms and a garden available for hire which are ideally suited to both small to medium sized meetings as well as larger events and parties. Catering of all types can be booked through the Small World Cafe which operates on the same premises. We have a range of presentation equipment which is freely available for your use.
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Large 1st floor meeting room.
(up to 50 people)
9 am – 5 pm: £20 per hour
5 pm – 9 pm: £30 per hour
9 pm – 12 am: £40 per hour
after 12 am: £50 per hour
To enquire about a booking please use the contact form opposite.
– Only 1 mile from the city centre
– Catering available to order
– Convenient on-site car parking
– Garden facilities for summer parties and BBQs
Any questions? Let us know.
After checking availability with us via the contact form above, you will need to complete a booking form which we can email to you or you can pick up from our main office. You will need to pay the full price for the booking in advance. Usually a week in advance in sufficient.
An additional cash deposit may be requested which would be held against any damage, extra cleaning of the premises or any breach of the letting conditions.
For any catered booking we would require a week’s notice of cancellation as stock will have been bought in advance. If less than a week’s notice were given we would still need to charge for the catering as planned. For room hire we would require 24 hours notice of cancellation as staff will have been employed to cover the booking. If less than 24 hours notice were given we would still need to charge for the room hire as planned.
The Society is not licenced and is therefore unable to provide alcoholic drinks. You may however arrange to bring your own alcoholic drinks. Chilling facilities are available.
William Kay House is of course a no-smoking building. Anyone wishing to smoke may do so in the garden area to the rear. Please ensure that all cigarette stubs are extinguished and placed in the bins provided.
We may be able to arrange tables and chairs for you if requested in advance. However, if tables and chairs are moved during your booking they must be returned to their original position. There are several fire exits around the building and these must never be blocked with chairs or tables.
The organiser must ensure that all carpets are vacuumed and cleaned where appropriate using the vacuum cleaner provided. Any marks, stains or damage to the carpets may result in the loss of some or all of your deposit.
There are ladies and gents toilets on the ground floor and a unisex toilet on the 1st floor. The toilets must be left in a clean and tidy condition.
There are a collection of toys and games for children that belong to the International Society’s Families Group. If you have children at your booking you are welcome to use them but you must ensure that they are kept clean and in good condition and that everything is put away afterwards.
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William Kay House
327 Oxford Road
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