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Westminster College

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30 to 150 Guests

The perfect venue for your wedding celebrations, Westminster College is a fabulous Grade II listed building that is located in the heart of historic Cambridge.

With exclusive use of the college events spaces, you're guaranteed privacy on your wedding day. The chapel, built in 1921, contains stunning features such as 13 stained glass windows, an organ and wood paneling. Here you can hold a ceremony or blessing in front of up to 100 guests, allowing you to spend the entire day at the magnificent Westminster College.

Our dining hall is the perfect location for your wedding breakfast and evening celebration, with space for up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast and 300 for an evening celebration. Plus, we have plenty of versatile spaces in the College that can offer tranquil and elegant areas for guests who want to have a break from the dance floor!

The kitchen, run by Head Chef Igor Iglev, offers everything from canapes through to your wedding breakfast and evening food. Everything is cooked on site and local ingredients are used where possible. Our menus have been especially created by our chefs using their imagination and passion, however you are also able to discuss creating your own bespoke menu to suit your individual needs.

Our dedicated and experienced team prides themselves in being able to offer you an attentive and friendly service to make sure that your day runs smoothly. You will have a dedicated wedding coordinator who will support you and provide guidance and assistance from the initial enquiry to the day itself. With our flexible approach and attention to detail we will work with you to make sure that your special day is everything you wished it would be.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please get in touch today!

  • Grade II listed building with stunning original features
  • Exclusive use ensuring privacy and tranquility on the day
  • Dedicated team available to help with your planning at every step of the way
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • 38 recently refurbished en-suite bedrooms on-site
  • Chapel available for weddings and blessings

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
Historic
Landmark
In the City
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
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 Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Claire O. Married on 23/07/2021
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    Would highly recommend

    Fantastic venue, Hannah and the team helped us through every step of the way when organising (then postponing, then finally having!) a lockdown wedding. Hannah's attention to detail was extraordinary and we felt in excellent hands. The venue itself is beautiful, the catering excellent and the staff all very professional and friendly. I could not recommend highly enough.
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    David O. Married on 23/07/2021
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    First wedding back and what a success

    We have been planning our daughter's wedding for nearly two years and with three changes of dates it has been very stressful. Hannah and the team took all of the stress out of the planning and were so helpful in terms of planning the day and organising really great support services like flowers, cake, photo and music. Compared to other venues we look at they were head and shoulders above the rest. A memorable day in every way but the attention to detail and the professionalism of the team made it one of the happiest days ever. Thanks to all of you that helped this day to be such a success.
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    Simon Married on 29/06/2019
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    Sharon and Simons Wedding

    Excellent venue , lovely grounds , super environment and easily accessible

    The team were great they helped us overcome dietary issues and allergies , came up with super menu that was inclusive for all

    Nothing was to difficult and the personal attention we had was fantastic , much better than a corporate hotel

    The service on the day was superb , really personal and all the staff were on the same wavelength

    Would absolutely recommend this venue

    Overall brilliant value for money and great service

    Thank you to Hannah and the team

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    Simon and Sharon
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    Adrian Married on 15/06/2019
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    Wonderful and personal wedding venue

    We cannot recommend Westminster highly enough. The college itself is stunning, but what really makes it such a special venue is the exceptional personal service and guidance from Hannah and her team, all delivered with a high degree of expertise, integrity and discretion. We felt so supported throughout and loved the fact that the college was able to offer a degree of flexibility to us, so that we could tailor the day according to our requirements (including in relation to the food, which was delicious!) - this really sets it apart from the more corporate 'wedding package' venues and made our day the personal, elegant and yet relaxed occasion we had hoped for.
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    Rachel Married on 29/09/2018
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    A wonderful venue, enjoyed by all!

    We enjoyed a wonderful wedding at Westminster, from the service in the chapel, reception outside, a three course dinner and then evening ceilidh. Our guests were very complimentary about the food (best chocolate fondant 'ever') and loved the venue. Michaela and Hannah who organised the day with us were lovely and went out of their way to support us to have the most memorable day. We would highly recommend Westminster as a wedding venue.
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    Helen Married on 01/09/2018
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    Wedding Reception 1 September 2018

    We are absolutely delighted to tell the world about our fantastic wedding reception held at Westminster College last Saturday. Hannah is such a credit to Westminster, so professional, calm and caring. Her attention to detail and organisational skills are tremendous and her team an absolute credit to her.
    We are not a young couple and have experienced high end hospitality all over the world including the very best cruise ships. Our experience at Westminster College exceeded all our expectations. Food was absolutely first class, real quality produce and presentation wonderful. Everything went like clockwork thanks to Hannah and her team. We cannot recommend Westminster College enough. This is not just our opinion, it is that of our guests of similar standing that considered this to be one of the best weddings they have been to. Our heartfelt thanks Hannah and team from both of us.
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    Elliott Married on 18/11/2017
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    Wonderful winter wedding at Westminster

    We must start by thanking Hannah – Westminster’s truly amazing wedding co-ordinator. When we first met she immediately put us at ease and started helping us to think through creating a wonderful wedding breakfast and reception.

    Westminster made realising our vision for the day really easy. After discussing our design ideas with Hannah, just ahead of the day we dropped off all manner of table and venue dressings – and came back to find the rooms beautifully set. We were genuinely impressed.

    What also really set the venue apart for us was the suite of beautiful rooms which were included in the booking. We loved the barrel-vaulted main hall for our wedding breakfast and ceilidh, and made full use of the Assembly Room and Lodge beyond for our guests to find some more private space. Given the large number of children we had attending, and having a winter wedding, the modern Cheshunt Room which we used as a children’s play room made the day for many of our guests.

    Also worth a mention is the quality of the food – which was top notch (and we shall probably never forget our menu tasting…) and chef’s flexibility in meeting our guests’ dietary requirements with a complete commitment to flavours. Westminster also went above and beyond sourcing exactly the cheese we wanted for our evening buffet.

    Thank you to all the staff at Westminster who made the day so enjoyable for us and our guests.
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    Philippines Married on 02/09/2017
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    My special day with family & friends

    What can I say but a big and special thank you to the team front of house and team in the kitchen so over joyed with everything, could not have ask for a better day beauitful and romantic all through the day staff are excellent nothing was to much trouble thank you Westminster College for making my day perfect x
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    Jane Married on 12/08/2017
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    A perfect reception

    We held our wedding reception at Westminster this summer and our day could not have been more wonderful. The venue is absolutely beautiful, with an ornate dining hall and charming outside space which our guests loved. The college is also perfectly located at the edge of the city centre, meaning it was very easy for our guests to access. The food was delicious, with a wide choice of options for both the wedding breakfast and canapes. The kitchen staff were also very accommodating, offering to adapt the menu to suit our tastes and our guests’ dietary needs. Weeks later, many of our guests are still complimenting us on the quality of the food! Hannah, Westminster’s wedding coordinator, was brilliant from start to finish, consistently going the extra mile to help us put together the perfect wedding reception. On the day itself, we didn’t have to worry about anything, and everyone was able to enjoy our beautiful reception from the moment we arrived. We can’t thank everyone at Westminster enough for such a perfect day. We would wholeheartedly recommend Westminster to anyone looking for a venue in Cambridgeshire.
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    Jane Married on 26/08/2016
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    My Daughters Wedding

    My Daughter held her wedding here in August 2016 and we cannot thank Westminster College enough for what was a perfect day. From start to finish everyone was so welcoming and friendly. The food was some of the best food I have eaten and the service was simply perfect. Westminster College is a truly beautiful venue but what sets it apart is the staff, their attention to detail along with their friendly, relaxed approach makes a perfect combination. Thank you again to everyone involved.
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    Abbie Married on 04/06/2016
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    Our Perfect Day!

    We were lucky enough to hold our Wedding at Westminster College this year with its picturesque gardens and stunning Dining Hall. We fell in love with the venue and our guests were in awe of the beauty of the building. The whole team made our day perfect from the effortless and helpful service to the deliciously decadent food. Nothing was too much trouble in the planning and right through the day. We can never repay them for the memories they gave to us and the way they made every one of our guests feel. It was so lovely to feel relaxed and enjoy the whole day with our friends and family’
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    Sarah Married on 18/12/2010
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    Grandeur & Intimacy!

    We cannot thank Westminster College and its staff enough for the wonderful way they helped us translate ideas for our perfect wedding into reality. We searched high and low for a venue including several Cambridge Colleges but nothing matched the friendliness of the staff or the grandeur and intimacy of the venue. We were really pleased with the flexibility shown and when it came the day itself it could not have been better.

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