Civil Ceremonies

Downing College holds a civil marriage licence and offers a choice of two venues. The classical Howard Building offers a first floor setting for a ceremony with up to 120 guests and a ground floor reception lounge opening up onto the sunken garden of Howard Court, which is ideal for the drinks reception and photos following the ceremony. Alternatively you may prefer the intimacy of the West Lodge rooms, which are perfect for smaller ceremonies of up to 40 guests.

Booking Your Wedding

Once you have a preferred date for your wedding we can hold a provisional booking for two weeks to allow you to contact the registrars at Cambridgeshire County Council to confirm availability. Contact us to make a booking.

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