Downing College’s elegant style, beautiful gardens, peaceful surroundings and convenient central Cambridge location make us an ideal venue for your wedding day. We offer wedding venue facilities during the long summer vacation.
Licensed for civil ceremonies, we can cater for up to 120 guests in the Howard Building or up to 40 in the West Lodge. The college lawns and gardens are ideal for summer drinks receptions and you have a choice of dining locations from the grand classical College Hall to the smaller intimate rooms of the West Lodge. You may carry on into the evening with bar facilities in both the Hall and the Howard Building.
We offer a special Downing College Wedding Package. Alternatively, if your numbers do not meet the minimum requirements we would be happy to tailor make a bespoke Wedding Package to suit your needs.
You will have the services of a dedicated wedding coordinator to guide you through the planning and details of your special day who will be committed to making this your day to remember offering a friendly but professional service.
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You have just organised the wedding of my son, Buster to Santina. It was a truly wonderful event with excellent food and very good over night accommodation. The College and its facilities are of course exceptional - enhanced by a day of fine weather. What really made the whole event extra special was the staff. This included everyone we came into contact with from domestic staff to the Porters and everyone connected with the catering. Well done and thank you to every one for making a special day that bit more memorable.John Harradine Santina and Buster Harradine Wedding
We had the most perfect wedding day at Downing! The venue looked stunning, the food was exquisite, the serving staff were attentive but not intrusive, and our Wedding Coordinator, Kerry-Ann co-ordinated all the different elements superbly. Our overnight guests enjoyed their lovely rooms and great breakfasts in that impressive Hall, and both they and our day guests felt looked after wonderfully and were able to find their way around the site comfortably and happily in all respects. We have had so many positive comments from our guests who were all blown away by every detail of the day.Susan & Sam Lupton Bride & Groom