Dulwich College Events

(20 reviews) 20 5
Dulwich Common London South East London SE21 7LD
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About Dulwich College Events

Dulwich Common, London
South East London, SE21 7LD

Dulwich College, located in South East London, offers you an elegant and traditional venue for your wedding day. With stunning, luscious surroundings and the grand architecture of the buildings themselves, the venue has a distinct atmosphere and charm that is perfect for your wedding celebrations.

The Old Library is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships. The wood-panelled room is brightened by the vaulted ceiling, and high arched windows provide a privacy within the grand space. The room can accommodate up to 130 seated theatre-style.

The Great Hall is the perfect space to hold your wedding breakfast, seating up to 240 guests. The grand staircase allows your celebrations to flow, leading to the Lower Hall, which is an ideal reception space opening out onto the front lawns for wedding photographs and relaxed drinks.

The Pavilion Salle is located on the upper floor of the Pavilion with balconies that boast stunning views across the College and grounds. With space for 80 seated or 120 standing guests, it is the perfect area for more intimate occasions.

For your wedding breakfast, our talented, experienced Head Chef and his team have created a superb selection of menus for you to choose from. Ahead of the big day, you will be invited for a tasting where you can discuss your personal tastes and specific requirements to create the perfect bespoke menu.

Throughout your wedding preparations, our welcoming events team will work closely with you to create your ideal day. Using their wealth of experience, the whole team play an important part in ensuring the day runs smoothly, so all you have to do is relax and get married!

• The Great Hall and Lower Hall provide a fabulous reception area and dining space • Two cloister areas, linked by the Lower Hall • Pavilion Salle can accommodate up to 80 seated or 120 standing guests • The Trevor Bailey Sports Hall can seat 80 for a meal or 250 for a more informal reception using outside space • The Christison Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests for your wedding breakfast • Beautiful historic building with picture-perfect grounds

Facilities at Dulwich College Events

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Dulwich College Events Reviews (20)

July 2019 Wedding
Venue Service

By Victoria Reilly, on 06 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

We got married at the Old Library at Dulwich College. A beautiful venue for 70 guests. Staff were very supportive and quick to response to any questions. Nothing was too much trouble! On the day staff were great, helping the ceremony to run smoothly. Wonderful location, stunning building and great staff. Would definitely recommend for anyone considering a ceremony in south east London

Dulwich College, Events at Dulwich College Events responded to this review on 18/12/2019 16:43:16

So pleased you had a lovely day and you all enjoyed the serenity of the Old Library. We wish you all the best for a very happy future life together.

Perfect venue & events management team
Venue Service

By Jason R, on 15 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2019

We had our wedding there in April 2019. Our contact was Julia and she was very professional, friendly and helpful throughout. Her calm and positive attitude gave us a lot of confidence that everything would turn out well on the day, which it did. During planning she was very quick to respond to our questions. On the day the on the day manager was great by all accounts, I only saw him once but it sounds like he was buzzing about the place making sure everything was going according to plan. The venue itself is gorgeous. It had been recently refurbished for the school's centenary celebrations, so we were especially lucky with our timing. The only downside for us to this venue was the limited capacity of 150 for the old library, where you can choose to have your wedding ceremony there. We chose this and it is a beautiful space but such a shame that not all of our 230 guests could fit in, so we had to have some come just after the ceremony. But it didn't have a big impact, it was still a perfect day for us. The weather wasn't on our side but it didn't matter as there was plenty of space in the lower hall for all 230 guests. There was a very nice buzz to the place with that many people. The great hall upstairs is a magnificent room, so majestic. I don't know what else to say - just a massive thank you to everyone at Dulwich for helping make us a very happy bride and groom.

Dulwich College, Events at Dulwich College Events responded to this review on 18/12/2019 16:42:01

We are so delighted that you had a lovely day in the newly refurbish Barry Buildings on our special 400th centenary year! It was a pleasure working with you and we wish you the happiest future together.

Our Dream Wedding!
Venue Service

By Lorna James, on 12 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Aug 2018

We hired the Barry Buildings and had in-house catering. The team at DCE were fantastic! However, I have a special place in my heart for Sonia Delshadian, who was absolutely amazing. She was patient, kind, informative, advising, nothing was too much trouble, and she made the whole process much easier to cope with. Half the stress of wedding planning comes from dealing with other people along the way, brought on by your perceived lack of control and wondering whether someone else will see your vision. You need someone in your corner, who feels like a friend at the venue; someone that has your best interest at heart; and that’s what we had with Sonia. Nothing was too much trouble, even when I couldn’t have exactly what I wanted, she compromised and advised as to what could be achievable and what really wasn’t necessary and she was always right. They advised on timings and had everything planned to the last detail. The day was amazing! All our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was; how amazing the food was; how the staff made them feel welcome and the fact that they never had an empty glass or so much lovely food to eat. They were truly astounded by the top class service. The Grand Hall was out of this world. The sun shone through the windows and from the top table, we could see that everyone was smiling. I really can’t put into words, what a wonderful day we all had, I didn’t have to think about anything and I mean anything, they made it perfect! We would recommend this venue and in-house catering to any couple that wanted to feel like a Prince and Princess for their special day, because with Dulwich College Events, it really is achievable!

Dulwich College, Events at Dulwich College Events responded to this review on 01/10/2018 08:52:34

We are delighted to hear you and your guests had a wonderful day and you all enjoyed the food. It was a pleasure working with you and we wish you all the best for your future together.

We were well looked after
Venue Service

By Lucy & Stephen, on 04 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Jan 2017

It was the perfect setting for our ceremony, traditional and cozy for a Winter wedding. The Old Library doesn't need over-decoration, the space is wonderful as it is. Thank you!

Truly Special & Unforgettable
Venue Service

By Ibrahim & Hodan, on 08 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2016

We had a fantastic level of support from our event manager from start to finish. She was professional, personable and responded quickly to any queries we had. In addition, she was happy to arrange further meetings at the venue with us. Overall, we thought that Dulwich College was an amazing venue for our wedding. The grounds and architecture were picturesque, the Great Hall was able to accommodate our numbers and we felt that the hire was good value for money. It was just the classy venue we were looking for.

It was a perfect day...
Venue Service

By Selim & Sarah Gogus, on 04 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Apr 2016

A superb experience, Dulwich College offers an historic venue combined with highly organised, professional and helpful staff. This is the perfect venue for any large-scale special event.

Amazing on every level May 2016
Venue Service

By Roisin and Andrew, on 06 Jul 2016

My husband and I got married on 7th May 2016 and had our reception at Dulwich College. We had lots of juggling with dates for the venue, church and caterers and Sonia the events manager was so flexible. We managed to secure a date after we fell in love with the venue. It was so hard for us to find a venue near to our church which had parking on site and was easily accessible yet stunning. Dulwich ticked all the boxes with over 100 car park spaces, stunning grounds and internal building. Our guests were absolutely blown away by the venue. For the very reasonable and competitive price for a grade 2 listed building we had access to 4 rooms. We were able to have our guests have canapés and drinks in the lobby , then move up to the great hall for their meal and then down to the another room for the evening dancing and drinking. No worry about having to clear around the guests. We also had another room where we had kids entertainment whilst we done our speeches. My husband and I also took beautiful pictures in the library, such a special place that just captures the ambiance of Dulwich. The staff were amazing all the way through with regular check ins and planning meeting before hand to put our minds at rest. I can't say thank you enough to them such a personal and caring touch. We used in in house caterers Burrell catering and everyone said it was the best wedding food and service they have ever received. I could not recommend any more! Fantastic venue and service. Thanks Dulwich.

Perfect wedding venue!
Venue Service

By Lucy and Daniel, on 12 Aug 2015

Lovely venue for an exclusive small wedding. We hired the old library only and it was perfect for our small wedding. The building and grounds are stunning and the events team before and during the day were very helpful. Thank you to you all again for helping to make our day perfect! Would highly recommend this venue!

Excellent venue, a wonderful team.
Venue Service

By Shini and Nikhil, on 11 Jun 2015

A very magical and unique day, full of east-west fusion. Excellent Operations Team, very attentive, professional service, considerate, efficient. We and our guests were very well looked after.

I will certainly recommend you
Venue Service

By Vicky King, on 28 May 2015

I just wanted to drop you a belated thank you email for all your help with our wedding. You made everything seamless and it was a pleasure working with you! The day was amazing and we really lucked out with the sun, so we were thrilled. I'll certainly recommend you to anyone else I come across that plans to marry in London.

I enjoyed the exclusivity the venue provided.
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By Shelly Dowrich, on 09 Apr 2015

It was absolutely lovely. I enjoyed the exclusivity the venue provided. Great parking and easy access. Sonia was a complete star. She was always a phone call or email away.

The perfect London wedding venue
Venue Service

By Sarah Vella-Brown, on 19 Nov 2013

I cannot praise Dulwich College or its events team highly enough - they were in a word, PERFECT! As a venue it has everything you need for a fantastic wedding; the Old Library is a beautiful place to make your vows, the Great Hall is stunning for the wedding breakfast and the Cloisters and Lower Hall provide the room for your guests to drink and dance the night away. It is also incredibly good value for money considering you get the entire Barry Buildings - it makes you feel like royalty for the day! This gorgeous venue offers so many places to take memorable photographs, it is hard to chose where to pose first. I would suggest the sweeping staircase myself! Our contact at the college during the year of planning was the wonderful, Head of Events, Julia and we knew straight away that we were in safe hands and that we were assured a stress free wedding day. The events team were impeccable throughout the day and no request was too small or trivial, they understood that every detail counts on your big day. Our guests were so impressed with the quality of the food and service - the best they'd ever had at a wedding. All we can say is another massive thank you to everyone at this beautiful college for creating a magical day that we will remember forever. If you are thinking of getting married in London, come to Dulwich College, you won’t be disappointed.

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