Our roundup of best Cambridge College Wedding Venues in 2020
The city of Cambridge is known internationally for its’ distinguished university. The university is made up of 31 unique college campuses across Cambridge. In addition to its world-renowned academic establishment, Cambridge boasts of iconic punting tours, the Corpus Clock and Chelsea Buns from Fitzbillies. So, it is no surprise that couples from all over the world choose to marry here. Whether you met whilst studying or simply love the historical feel of the University, Cambridge college wedding venues offer an array of styles to fit your day. If you’re considering getting married in one of the colleges, we hope the following information helps you narrow your choice for your Cambridge college wedding!
Civil Ceremonies At Cambridge Colleges
To start, most Cambridge colleges only allow college students or alumni to use their grounds for wedding events. However, some colleges do allow civil ceremonies for non-members of the University and rent out its grounds for wedding receptions.
If you have a specific college venue in mind and want to find out if you can have a civil ceremony there, go to the Cambridgeshire County Council’s Ceremonies website: https://www.cambridgeshireceremonies.co.uk/venues. You can also reach out directly to the college and ask what their current policies are since the policies are periodically updated.
If you are a member of the college, alumni or connected in some other way, you will be able to access the venues quite simply.
Religious Ceremonies At Cambridge Colleges
There are a handful of Cambridge colleges that offer their chapels for religious ceremonies. Below, we list our favourite colleges for non-religious weddings. If you are interested in a religious Cambridge college wedding ceremony, please contact us for more information.
Why We Love College Wedding Venues in Cambridge
Between the historical architecture and pristine gardens, it is no secret that Cambridge University and it’s thirty-plus colleges are incredibly distinguished. For those who fell in love between classes, the university is a sentimental location for students and alumni who want to wed here.
Additionally, wedding styles of all kinds can occur at the colleges. Both indoor and outdoor options are offered. And the colleges allow outdoor civil and humanist ceremonies. Drink receptions are often held on the lawn of the college. Some of the colleges have access to the river as well. Indoors, colleges arrange romantic candlelit dinners in their halls. The historic dining rooms house high ceilings and walls adorned with paintings of famous fellows, kings, and other famous Cambridge figures.
And of course, one of the most important aspects of a proper wedding reception is amazing and delectable food. With on-site high-quality catering, food is always scrumptious. Believe us, after shooting dozens of weddings, we are wedding food critics at this point!