Beautiful hall to have reception in and the party venue was spectacular! By far the best venue yet!
I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the staff that helped us have such a great evening for our Christmas party. The service was faultless and the food was so yummy!! The DJ couldn’t believe how great the venue and had a great time in the Dome as well!!!
Whether you are planning a large or small festive gathering this Christmas, Murray Edwards College has the flexibility to cater for both, with the added benefits of on-site parking and overnight accommodation for guests.
The College is decorated during the festive season, including a fabulous icy display at the Porters’ Lodge, garlands and fairy lights in Fountain Court Walkway. Further details about individual rooms is below.
Tables are always set with crisp, white tablecloths, sparkling cutlery and table decorations. You are welcome to bring any decorations of your own and we will work with you to get them set out perfectly. Please do discuss ideas with us first so we can ensure your event runs smoothly.
Our Christmas package starts with warming mulled wine or prosecco, followed by a 3 course meal and Christmas crackers and decorations to get your guests in the spirit.
The Christmas package delivers everything you need for a party, but it offers scope to build on too. This means it is competitively priced for those who are budget-sensitive but there are additional options available, such as adding canapés to the drinks reception or upgrading the wines or reception drink.
Menu options include Sweet Potato Cranberry and Feta Wellington served with Tomato Fondue and Breast of Duck, Fondant Potato and Mulled Spiced Red Cabbage or more traditional classics such as Roast Local Turkey with all the trimmings and White Chocolate and Stem Ginger Cheese Cake.
Location in Cambridge
Our location at the top of Castle Hill in Cambridge provides ample parking for minibuses or cars and coaches can drop off/pick up on Huntingdon Road.
We understand it is a big responsibility to organise a Christmas party, lunch or dinner. Often the highlight of the social calendar, there’s a lot riding on this event for many organisers. Often the organiser has been put in charge of the event or it’s their turn and without any experience organising a large event, this can be daunting. Our team are here to help guide you through the process and plan a stand-out event that your guests will be talking about into the new year.
To help reassure you further, please read our Christmas case studies to see how the event runs from the organisers’ perspective and see how much fun a Christmas party at Murray Edwards can be.
The Dome Dining Hall can accommodate 140 guests cabaret style on round tables or 210 banquet style. It is a self-contained space where you can host your whole event – dining, dancing and bar – in one room and offers a definite ‘wow’ factor thanks to the spectacular domed ceiling.
If you are not having a dance floor or bar, the Dome can accommodate up to 270 people banquet style, making it one of the largest dining rooms in Cambridge.
The Dome is decorated with a soaring, beautifully decorated Christmas tree and the pillars are wrapped in Christmas garlands. We can project Christmas images or even a Christmas film into the Domed ceiling. You are most welcome to add to the decorations yourself. The room offers great scope for further decoration.
Drinks receptions may be taken in Fountain Court Walkway overlooking our beautiful illuminated fountains.
Also known as Fellows’ Drawing and Dining Rooms (FDR).
For smaller parties, the Fellows’ Dining Room with adjacent Drawing Room provides a more intimate, cosy space.
The recently refurbished Drawing Room centres around artwork from the New Hall Art Collection and a large rug which brings colour and vibrancy to the space.
The adjoining Dining Room features the College’s signature exposed, light brickwork. The room is warmed through the use of dark woods and chairs upholstered in green leather, bringing an elegant, formal atmosphere. The walls feature interesting framed photography which offers a unique talking point. The dining room can seat up to 70 guests banquet style and up to 40 cabaret style on rectangular tables.
I really liked the atmosphere and the look of the venue. It felt ideal for the type of event. The facilities were good and it was overall very comfortable. It was just the right size for the number of people in attendance. I liked that it was all in one room and the tables didn’t have to be moved to make way for the dancing.