Garden Events & Celebrations

Celebrate al fresco in our pretty, informal gardens.

All of us who attended the lunch on Wednesday would like to thank you very much for a really enjoyable occasion to mark the fiftieth anniversary of our coming up to read English at Trinity and some significant supervisions at New Hall, which made the lunch at Murray Edwards particularly appropriate. All the arrangements we had made from the outset with Louise worked very well, and of course the food and the rooms were lovely. People seem keen to do the same again next year perhaps!

Conference Guest

31 July 2019

We had a great day for the Cairns Ophtalmology Research Prize. Thank you for your help. We all absolutely loved the art tour, something that we would definitely repeat if we come back to Murray Edwards for future meetings, which is highly likely.

Mr Anthony J Vivian

26 June 2019

A huge thank you to all involved: the food was delicious, the service friendly and impeccably timed, and the venue itself perfectly set out as we had agreed in advance. Even the last minute changes we requested were carried out efficiently and with a smile!
It was wonderful to be able to show the College off in this way, and many of the delegates commented on how professional everything was, from the food to the gardens!

Dr Geoffrey Maguire

7 May 2019

I take this opportunity also to thank the team for supporting the COSMIC Strategy Day so well – it was an excellent day and I received so many compliments about the organisation… .which of course was all down to Louise and her team! We will definitely be booking again in the future – it was very popular.

Kate Noble

24 April 2019

Many thanks for the hospitality of your team for our OSC Away Day. We had a productive day, and very much enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, especially whilst having lunch in the garden.

Hannah Haines

9 April 2019

Beautiful hall to have reception in and the party venue was spectacular! By far the best venue yet!

Christmas Party Guest


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.

Christmas Party Guest


Thank you so much for all your help and support for our conference last week – we had a really great time, and your venue added a real smart edge to the whole affair. We have had many compliments for the food in particular!

Hamilton Kerr Institute

15-16 November 2018

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

Can you pass on our thanks for all your efforts for GDevCon last week to everyone involved, we think it all went very well and everyone on your side made it easy for us.


4-5 September 2018

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.