Congratulations on your engagement!
We are delighted to offer wedding breakfasts and receptions at Murray Edwards College; one of the more contemporary Cambridge Colleges, dating from 1954.
The College buildings were designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bonn who also designed The Barbican in London and offer a modern backdrop with clean lines and exposed brick. The informal gardens soften the brutalist architecture with beautiful boarders and well-kept lawns and unlike many Colleges, guests are welcome to walk on our grass.
Your wedding contact will work with you to plan your ideal celebration and ensure it runs smoothly on the day.
- Location – Tranquil position on edge of city centre, just a 5 minute walk from Shire Hall registry office.
- Price – Competitive package including sumptuous 3 course wedding breakfast.
- Access – Car parking and bedrooms available on site.
- Exclusivity – Unique architecture located in beautiful gardens, perfect for photographs.
- Reassurance – Experienced team and on-the-day contact will ensure your perfect day runs smoothly.
We would just like to say a massive thank you to all the team at Murray Edwards for helping make Saturday run so smoothly. Our guests had a wonderful time and we are grateful to everyone for their help in making this happen.
A stunning space that will make your guests say “wow”.
The fabulous Dome can seat up to 270 guests for dinner, making it one of the highest capacity Cambridge wedding venues.
For up to 140 cabaret style or 210 banquet style, this room can include a dance floor, band/DJ and bar. Lighting and other equipment can be hired to make the space even more spectacular or to go with a particular theme.
Should you wish to include other entertainment such as a photo booth, this is fine. We politely request that you discuss any ideas in advance so we can ensure there is space for your event to run smoothly.
Drink and canapé receptions can be served in Fountain Court Walkway, with beautiful views over the illuminated fountains at night-time and of attractive Orchard Court. Alternatively, the College bar overlooking Fountain Court provides a more contemporary space with modern furniture and drawings by Quentin Blake.
This suite is ideal for intimate wedding parties of up to 70 guests. 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.
Accessible from both rooms, the private Fellows’ Garden features a beautiful lawn, floral boarders and pond. Occasional tables and chairs are laid out on the terrace and benches and additional seating is spaced around the garden. A stock of picnic blankets is available to borrow. Al fresco catering can be planned in the garden, with you secure in the knowledge that the rest of the suite acts as wet weather back up.
We cannot offer legal ceremonies at Murray Edwards College however, you are most welcome to have a humanist or celebration ceremony here.
Legal ceremonies may be conducted nearby at Shire Hall Cambridge Register Office, located just 4 minutes’ walk from Murray Edwards.
What is a civil ceremony?
A civil ceremony is a non-religious ceremony. A civil marriage or civil partnership can be contracted at any council ceremony room or venue approved by the local authority in England or Wales.
The Brooke Room at the Cambridge Register Office seats from 2 to 50 guests. Further information can be found here www.cambridgeshireceremonies.co.uk.
Head Chef Joe and his experienced team create beautifully presented, delicious, fresh and seasonal food.
If you have something specific you would like, a dish from your own country for example, we would be pleased to work with you to provide the perfect menu for your special day.
Wedding cakes may be brought in from outside suppliers but please discuss this with us in advance so we can make appropriate arrangements.