Unique Wedding Venue

Delectable dining

Dance the night away

Unique venue

Beautiful gardens

En suite bedrooms

Great location & parking

AIM Contagion Secure Site, Cambridge College Events

Covid-secure weddings are now available to book!

We are delighted that we can now start offering bookings for last-minute summer weddings as well as advanced bookings for winter weddings.

Until late June, only up to 30 people can attend weddings but this restriction doesn’t mean you can’t have your dream day. Our venue and adjoining event spaces can be catered to weddings with any number of guests.

There are still a number of last-minute summer wedding bookings available. We are also offering a mid-week discount and are delighted to confirm that our venue is fully COVID-secure. We are experiencing very high levels of interest, so book now to avoid disappointment!

We have achieved the AIM Secure Site and Visit England Good to Go accreditations. These industry standards provide reassurance and confidence to conference and event organisers. AIM secure in particular measures:

  • The quality of our meeting and events facilities
  • Our commitment to delivering a healthy and hygienic environment
  • Our service delivery
  • Our compliance with legislation
  • Our commitment towards diversity and inclusion

A venue with historical beauty and a modern charm.

As well as being a venue for ceremonies, Murray Edwards College is the perfect place for wedding breakfasts and receptions. The college is 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 borders and well-kept lawns and unlike many Colleges, guests are welcome to walk on our grass.

Your wedding planner will work with you to plan your ideal celebration and ensure it runs smoothly on the day.

  • Location – Tranquil position on edge of the city centre, just a 5-minute walk from Shire Hall registry office.
  • Price – Competitive package including a 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.

Li & Wong Wedding

15 September 2018

Thank you and your colleagues so much for helping us organise such a wonderful weekend! Special thanks for the beautiful set up of the cake
stand and also to Molly (Catering Assistant) who helped us in the morning to coordinate with the catering team.

Emma and Robert,

18 August 2017

The Dome Dining Hall

Cambridge College Wedding Venue

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.

The Fellows’ Suite

Cambridge College Wedding

Also known as Fellows’ Drawing and Dining Rooms (FDR).

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.

Civil Ceremonies

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.

Cuisine Gallery

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.

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