Perfect venue & events management team
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.
Our Dream Wedding!
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!
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
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
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...
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
By Alix Branch, on 12 Nov 2013
We have no regrets whatsoever about booking Dulwich College for our daughter’s wedding. Sonia’s advice and suggestions, based on our ideas and needs, were extremely helpful and well worth following.
On the day the venue looked wonderful and the Great Hall really had the WOW factor. We got complements all round, justifiably, on the quality of the food.
Florin’s management and attention to detail made sure the day ran smoothly and helped ensure a happy, relaxed atmosphere.
As promised all we had to do was enjoy ourselves.
We have no hesitation on recommending Dulwich as a wedding venue. They have a highly professional team who go out of their way to make you feel special.