Summer Garden Parties and Celebrations

Get back to celebrating this summer in our beautiful, informal gardens.

The gardens are beautifully planted and maintained. Katie and the team were a pleasure to work with, she provided a very positive response to all requests without hesitation, as did the other events staff and Teri, the catering manager. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the party, the drinks flowed freely, the food was very good and the band went down very well, and all the children were happily entertained. The other staff were very well friendly and polite. Definitely, a very successful evening!

Granta Design Meeting & Garden Party

22 July 2016

With COVID restrictions easing, this summer is the perfect time to host a party or celebration for any occasion. Whether you are organising a corporate event, a birthday or personal celebration, or any other kind of party, the gardens at Murray Edwards college make for a perfect summer venue.

Until restrictions are lifted in late June, we can only cater for parties of up to 30 people. Regardless of the weather, we will ensure that your day runs smoothly. We are able to provide a variety of gazebos and marquees as well as outdoor heating and seating. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to move parties indoors until restrictions are fully lifted.

Whatever you’re celebrating, Murray Edwards College has beautiful gardens and lawns that are perfect for enjoying the summer sunshine. The gardens are informal and we are happy to consider any entertainment, games, and music that will make your day complete.

Please talk to us about your plans in advance as we do need to complete thorough risk assessments for activities and may need to make additional arrangements. We also need to ensure that strict hygiene controls can still be met.

Various menus are available including canapès, barbeques, finger buffets and afternoon tea and of course, don’t forget our selection of wine and reception drinks.

Gazebos may be erected in either the Fellows or Orchard Court garden. Marquees may be erected in Orchard Court, depending on numbers. We look forward to hearing your exciting plans.

We hope you find all the information you need within the Al Fresco Events pack, however if you have any further questions or to discuss any ideas, please get in touch.

Our College gardens have been included in a coffee table book called ‘Cambridge College Gardens” by Tim Richardson. The book does not include all Colleges but MEC was selected and the book features photographs of both the gardeners and the gardens. The book has been reviewed in the Telegraph with the Top 10 gardens in the article also featuring MEC and including a photograph.