Located in the heart of Cambridge, Westminster College is a stunning Grade II listed building bursting with historical beauty.

♡ With indoor and outdoor options for drinks receptions, and sweeping staircases for those perfect photo opportunities, Westminster College is a venue for all seasons.

♡ Our magnificent Dining Hall is the perfect place for up to 120 guests at your wedding breakfast, and can host up to 300 for the evening reception. The College also offers 38 en-suite bedrooms and on-site parking, perfect for those family members and friends travelling long distances.

♡ With opportunities of exclusive use of the building, you are guaranteed privacy and given the utmost dedication from the entire Westminster team. Your wedding coordinator, Hannah, will be with you from your very first meeting until the big day, leading the rest of her team in going above and beyond for you and your partner.

♡ The Westminster kitchen team headed by Luca Patriccioli & Igor Iglev, produce everything from canapés through to your wedding breakfast and evening food. They are also happy to discuss your own bespoke menu ideas if you have them.

Please speak to a member of the team to discuss availability.

To arrange to meet with one of the team to discuss your requirements and to see what Westminster College has to offer, please contact us.

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Love notes

Our past Brides and Grooms share their experiences...

An enormous thank you to Nick Lomax and his team for the most fabulous wedding reception ever! Nothing was too much trouble, all the staff were smiley and friendly and the day went extremely smoothly with no hitches. In addition to this, the venue is beautiful, well situated, and the wedding breakfast food excellent: Nick, could you arrange for a daily delivery of that delicious panacotta to my house please?!
If you are thinking of getting married in Cambridge I unreservedly recommend Westminster, I honestly don’t think you could find a better choice.

The Patersons - July 2019

Love notes

Our past Brides and Grooms share their experiences...

We held our wedding reception at Westminster College in 15.06.19. We are just back from our honeymoon and we wanted to write to you to let you know how impressed we were with all at Westminster – without exception, everyone we had any dealings with was so kind, efficient and helpful.

We loved working with Hannah. She was so approachable and friendly from the start and we felt in very safe hands as we planned our reception. Her advice was invaluable and we really appreciated the flexibility she showed – quite rare in wedding venues, and it meant we really could make the reception personal to us. We just had the most wonderful day and we can’t thank Hannah and her team enough.

Anna and Adrian - June 2019

Love notes

Our past Brides and Grooms share their experiences...

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”.

 

Helen & Chris - October 2018

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Our past Brides and Grooms share their experiences...

“Firstly to say a huge thank you for making our day so special – it was wonderful and everything was perfect! Everyone raved about the food, especially the fondant so please do pass on our thanks to the chef(s) and team who served us!”

 

Rachel & Charlie - September 2018

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Our past Brides and Grooms share their experiences...

“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”.

 

Abbie & Ross - July 2016

Love notes

Our past Brides and Grooms share their experiences...

“Thank you again to you and your team at Westminster, you all did a fantastic job and we could not have been happier with how the day went;  a particular thank you to you, you worked very thoughtfully and very hard for us both before and on the day itself which really showed through!”

 

Felicity & Julian - August 2015

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FAQ'S

General

Do I need wedding insurance?

This is strongly recommended. Please bear in mind that both deposit and balance payments are non-refundable. To compare wedding insurance prices please visit: www.compare-weddinginsurance.

What time does the wedding need to finish?

All wedding parties must be finished by midnight.

Are children allowed?

Children are welcome to attend wedding celebrations. With exclusive use of the college you can dedicate one of our rooms for children to play in. The children’s menu and prices can be found in the wedding brochure. We also have five highchairs that can be used if needed.

What is the maximum number of people we can have at our wedding?

Our wedding packages cater for up to 120 people for the wedding breakfast, and up to 300 for the evening reception. If you require the chapel, this can seat up to 100 guests.

Will we have a wedding coordinator?

We have a dedicated wedding coordinator, Hannah, who works full time at Westminster and will be with you from the very first meeting right up to the big day. If you have any concerns or queries, Hannah will right at the end of the phone or email to assist.

Are we able to have a Civil Service at Westminster College?

Civil ceremonies are not permitted at Westminster College; however, the Registry Office at Shire Hall is just a short walk from the College.

Can we have our Wedding Ceremony at Westminster College?

Our Chapel is available for weddings and blessings throughout the year. Westminster College is owned by and serves the United Reformed Church and therefore wedding ceremonies or other forms of blessing in the College Chapel may need to be approved by the Principal.

If you are holding your ceremony elsewhere, Westminster College is the perfect place to bring your guests back to for the reception and evening celebrations.

Weekday weddings are available during vacation periods; please speak to us for availability and options. For exclusive hire of the college, weekend dates are available throughout the year.

Parking

Is there parking available at the college?

Yes. The college has free on-site parking with overnight stay, which is provided on a first come first serve basis.

Services

Can we have candles?

Yes, but in certain areas they will need to be covered.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, and the kitchen have lots of experience in this!

Do we have to layout our own place cards and favours?

We are happy to do this for you on the morning of the wedding provided they are given to us in order. However if you prefer to do it yourself this can of course be arranged.

Do we get to taste the food ahead of the big day?

Of course! We include a free tasting in all of our packages and we also do some wine tasting!

Can we throw confetti?

Confetti may be thrown if biodegradable.

Do we need to provide our own microphones for the speeches?

No, a PA system is provided as part of your package.

Do you provide photographers/DJs etc or should we source our own?

We have our own recommended suppliers list with companies we have worked within the past based around Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex, which we are happy to sort with you. However, you are free to source your own suppliers if you wish. Our Grand Piano located in the Dining Hall is available to use, however the Musician fee is not included in the exclusive package.

What music and entertainment is available with Westminster?

A live band? A Ceilidh? A DJ? A karaoke band? The choice is yours. From garden games on the lawn to a photo booth in the Lodge, from a children’s room in the Cheshunt room to a games room in the Assembly room, the choices are endless. Our wedding co-ordinator will happily discuss options with you and you can find a list of our recommended suppliers on our website.

Do we provide our own catering?

Westminster College has its own extremely talented kitchen team, who provide everything from canapés to wedding breakfast, to evening buffet food. This is included in each wedding package. The team are happy to discuss bespoke menu choices if you require them.

Is there a room to change in before the ceremony?

Yes, there is a bridal changing room available for the day from 12 midday.

Is there accommodation for guests?

There are 38 recently refurbished en suite bedrooms within the East wing of the College. The bedrooms comprise of 5 Double Rooms and 33 Single Rooms (2 of which have disabled access/facilities). In addition there are 2 self-contained cottages on site which have a double bedroom, a bathroom with a bath and shower and a lounge/kitchen/dining area. Rooms are not part of the exclusive use package but can be booked directly by guests attending the wedding.

Wedding enquiry

If you would like more information on Weddings at Westminster, or would like us to see how we can cater to your day, get in touch with us below!

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