Dulwich College

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Dulwich Common, England, United Kingdom

Dulwich College London Events

Founded in 1619, the historic buildings of Dulwich College provide a striking backdrop for all manner of occasions. Whether you’re planning a conference, awards dinner or wedding, this prestigious college venue in South East London is sure to impress with its dedicated events team, historic function spaces, and exquisite fine dining menus

Set amongst 70 acres of leafy manicured grounds, Dulwich College feels wonderfully serene and secluded while boasting convenient access to Central London. Guests will be left in awe by the college’s elegant event spaces, with an impressive array of classic and contemporary venues to suit any occasion. 

The historic grandeur of the magnificent Great Hall lends itself perfectly to large formal dinners and wedding receptions, while the charming wood-panelled Pavilion Salle is best suited to more intimate celebrations. For a modern twist, you may choose to host your event in the light-filled Laboratory, which adjoins a spacious outdoor piazza.


Highlights of Dulwich College Events:

  • Spectacular function spaces brimming with historic grandeur
  • Versatile array of classic and contemporary style buildings to suit all occasions
  • Carefully curated packages and fine dining menus
  • Experienced events team to assist with planning
  • Easily accessible from Central London
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dining Up to 240 Dining
standing Up to 300 Standing
theatre Up to 450 Theatre


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 100

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Dulwich College London Wedding Venue Pavilion Salle

Pavilion Salle

Situated on the Pavilion's upper floor, Pavilion Salle is a relaxed event space with elegant wood-panelled walls and balconies offering beautiful views of the college and grounds. Set away from the main buildings at Dulwich College, this inviting space is ideal for intimate celebrations, with room for 80 seated and 120 standing guests.

Dulwich College London Old Library Wedding Ceremony

The Old Library

The charming Old Library is the ideal place for civil wedding ceremonies for up to 150 guests. This lovely space enjoys access to the lawns so you can head outside after the ceremony for confetti throwing and al fresco drinks.

Dulwich College London Wedding Venue Great Hall Banquet

Barry Buildings

Made up of the magnificent Great Hall, Lower Hall and Cloisters, the Barry Buildings are perfect for hosting grand celebrations at Dulwich College, with space to seat up to 450 guests. The Great Hall makes a particularly spectacular wedding reception venue and can also accommodate Hindu ceremonies with a small fire. The grand gates and front lawns of the Barry Buildings provide a beautiful backdrop for al fresco drinks receptions and wedding photography.


The location of Dulwich College

Nearby accommodation:

  • Tulse Hill Hotel
  • Innkeeper’s Collection London
  • Premier Inn London Brixton

Attractions nearby:

Venue Testimonials

Our wedding here was an absolutely stunning day, done to perfection. The venue was amazing and breathtaking.

Ahsia & Usman ·

Dulwich College is a beautiful place to have an event. I've just been to a wedding here, the chapel was only a three-minute walk from the reception area. Would recommend it in a heartbeat.

Danny T ·

A massive thank you to Dulwich College for being the perfect hosts for our ceremony last weekend. The Old Library is such a special place and we are chuffed to bits to have married there!

Hayley & Graham ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding packages range from £70 to £175 per person. The venue hire fees range from £4,400 to £5,800 for the Barry Buildings and £2,200 to £2,900 for the Pavilion Salle.

Capacity limits vary depending on your chosen event space and are as follows:

  • Barry Buildings: 240 dining, 300 standing, 450 theatre-style
  • Pavilion Salle: 80 seated, 120 standing
  • Old Library: 130 seated, 150 standing

Friday and Saturday weddings must end by 11pm, and Sunday to Thursday weddings must end by 11.30pm.

Weddings at Dulwich College are classic and elegant, with stunning architecture and grand historic wedding spaces.

  • Tulse Hill Hotel
  • Innkeeper’s Collection London
  • Premier Inn London Brixton

Yes, there are 100 parking spaces on-site at the college.

Dulwich College’s talented head chef and experienced culinary team are known for creating superb wedding menus with an array of options to suit all tastes and budgets. Should you prefer to bring in external caterers, your event coordinator will provide a list of excellent approved catering suppliers.

Yes, menu tastings take place on set evenings from September through to March. You’ll have the opportunity to pre-select which dishes and wines you’d like to taste.


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Francesca has always had a great passion for the events industry and promises to make your venue search a stress-free and enjoyable experience. You’ll love her fun and friendly approach.

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