Garden Events and Celebrations

Celebrate al fresco in our pretty, 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

Garden events are perfect for many occasions, from personal celebrations, to corporate garden parties, to outdoor networking receptions, to team building days.

Whatever the reason, Murray Edwards College has beautiful gardens and lawns that are perfect to enjoy that summer sunshine. Of course, should the weather be inclement, we will provide a “wet-weather back-up” room so that your event can still go ahead as planned.

The College gardens are informal and we are happy to consider any entertainment, games and music you can think of. Please talk to us about your plans in advance as we require risk assessments for activities and we may need to make additional internal arrangements.

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.