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Cambridge Union Society is a historic wedding venue immersed in the heart of the city, in King's College, Cambridgeshire. This Victorian Gothic building offers couples the opportunity to host a milestone union in effortless luxury. Home to one of the world's oldest debating societies, this renowned setting emanates an air of distinction that will mark your wedding as one for the ages

Facilities and Capacity

No matter if you have plans for a hundred-strong celebration or an intimate affair with your closest friends and family, Cambridge Union Society offers an otherworldly elegance that will appeal to all. Tucked within the exquisite architecture, the renowned Debating Chamber is a most impressive ceremony and reception setting. Flooded in natural light, this ground floor icon includes a small raised stage and a theatre-seating capacity of 300 people. Meanwhile, on the first floor, The Fairfax Rhodes Reading Room is a distinguished, versatile space beautifully suited to a gathering of 54. Featuring sweeping high-arched ceilings and large windows, the room has joint access to the Keynes Library, making it an ideal break-out space. Further settings include the inviting Mountbatten Room and the stunning Dining Room just off The Orator. The secluded front garden also offers room for a marquee if additional space is required.

Services Offered

Booking your special day at Cambridge Union Society means access to a highly experienced events team. No stranger to lavish occasions, they can provide a wealth of professional advice and recommendations at every stage of the wedding plans.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Historic
Landmark
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
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Iris H. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Characterful and cosy.

We're local to Cambridge and had attended the union many times before so it felt like a great option for us. We really liked how flexible they were in terms of the number of guests and the type of wedding you want to have. We bugged them with so many questions and always got a helpful response. Leading up to the day and on the day itself they made sure everything ran smoothly and went above and beyond to make it a wonderful day. If you want to get involved in the planning and have that flexibility along with the Cambridge charm then this is a great choice! Set right in the heart of Cambridge there are so many fantastic photography opportunities.
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Joshua B. Sent on 28/08/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Delightful venue

I had a long-standing connection with the Union so it was an obvious choice for us, but the space was still wonderful to use for our magical day with friends and family. It's such a beautiful building and the renovations have made it even better for guests of all kinds, including those with mobility issues. The team were very attentive and helpful with the planning and on the day itself. Thoroughly recommend it!
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9a Bridge Street, CB2 1UA Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)
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