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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
Spaces At This Venue
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.
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.
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.
Dulwich College London Catering
For weddings and events, Dulwich College’s talented head chef has crafted an array of superb catering menus, with delicious choices to suit all tastes and budgets. Extensive menu options include delicate canapés, tasty bowl food, decadent fine dining feasts, and gourmet barbecues. Bespoke menu creation is also available for those special occasions, and the head chef will be delighted to work with you to design the perfect dining experience for your event.
Highlights of Catering at Dulwich College:
- Extensive dining options ranging from tasty bowl food and gourmet barbecues to decadent seated multi-course menus
- Exquisite fine dining menus crafted by the college’s talented head chef
- Bespoke menu creation is available
- Approved external caterers welcome in the Barry Buildings
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 ·
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.
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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.
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.