St Catharine’s is one of the oldest Colleges in the University of Cambridge, founded in 1473, and is centrally located within the heart of this historic city. Our beautiful architecture, gardens and receptions rooms provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding day.

Although the College is not licensed for civil weddings, for alumni of the College we are able to offer Anglican services in our beautiful Chapel - please contact the Chaplain in the first instance if you would like to be married at St Catharine's. For all our customers, however, we are able to provide the reception, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment for your special day. 

Start the wedding celebrations with a drinks reception in our Garden Room and Dawson Court area, surrounded by the College's beautiful 15th Century architecture, a perfect opportunity to take some photographs. Alternatively, our stunning Senior Combination Room with old fireplace and wooden panelling can be used as your reception venue in case of bad weather.

Once the gong is struck, you and your guests will be led to the Dining Hall to be seated for the wedding breakfast. For your evening reception, the McGrath Bar provides an excellent location, combining innovative design within this historical setting. Guests would also have use of the sophisticated and modern College bar, where you can dance the night away with your family and friends.

Our experienced team will provide support and manage every aspect of your event, from the planning stages, right through to the finer details to make sure your special day is remembered for the rest of your life. 

Whatever your dream wedding, simple or extravagant, we can tailor our basic package to suit your needs. Our wedding package is £145.00 inc VAT per head based on a minimum of 80 guests.

Find out more by viewing our wedding brochure

If you are interested in finding out more about holding your wedding at St Catharine’s, please contact us on or call us on 01223 336433.


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01223 336433
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