Dulwich College

Dulwich Common, England, United Kingdom


Dulwich College London Weddings

If you’re searching for a London wedding venue that’s entirely unique and steeped in rich academic history, Dulwich College is a wonderful choice. Dating back to 1619, this prestigious college offers an array of grand spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, set amongst 70 acres of picturesque leafy grounds.

Whether you’re envisioning a grand affair or a more intimate wedding celebration, Dulwich College’s experienced events team will work closely with you to curate the perfect day. From designing a bespoke wedding package to finalising mouthwatering menu options, they’ll be there every step of the way to assist with planning and ensure everything runs smoothly.


The Scene at Dulwich College London

Nestled amid 70 acres of leafy grounds, Dulwich College offers a picture-perfect setting for your wedding celebrations in South East London. With beautiful backdrops for al fresco drinks and endless possibilities for stunning wedding photography, the sprawling grounds make for a beautiful place to host your special day.

Within the grounds, there are several unique and historical locations perfect for hosting both your wedding ceremony and reception. Housed within the spectacular Grade II-listed Barry Buildings, the Great Hall is an awe-inspiring wedding venue, with its intricate stained glass windows, decorative hammer-beam roof, and rich colour palette. This magnificent space looks particularly lovely set up with round tables adorned in crisp white tablecloths.

The charming Pavilion Salle is a more intimate wedding space at Dulwich College, boasting spacious balconies overlooking the picturesque grounds. This opulent wood-panelled room is separate from the main buildings at Dulwich College, offering a wonderfully secluded setting for your wedding breakfast.


Dulwich College Wedding Ceremonies

There are several venue options for your wedding ceremony at Dulwich College, ranging from intimate to grand. The elegant Old Library is licenced for civil ceremonies, and the Barry Buildings can host traditional ceremonies. For larger weddings and Hindu ceremonies, the spacious Great Hall is a wonderful choice, with plenty of room to accommodate up to 450 guests. Small fires are permitted for Hindu ceremonies in this space.

Following your ceremony, guests can enjoy canapés and bubbles on the manicured lawns as you slip away for wedding photos across the grounds. Potential backdrops for your photography include the spectacular gates, striking terracotta facade, and idyllic front lawns of the historic Barry Buildings.


Dulwich College Wedding Receptions

The Great Hall offers an elegant banquet setting for wedding receptions at Dulwich College, with unique historical features and a soaring high ceiling. As your guests sit down to dine, they’ll be blown away by the grand feel of the space while enjoying a delicious wedding menu crafted by the college’s talented culinary team. 

After your wedding breakfast, guests can make their way down the grand staircase to the Lower Hall and Cloisters on the ground floor. These versatile spaces are often hired in conjunction with the Great Hall and provide the ideal location for your evening celebration, offering plenty of room for a dancefloor and live entertainment. We can’t imagine a grander setting to dance the night away with your friends and family!


Wedding Photography Near Dulwich College London

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Dulwich College are:

  • Dulwich Park
  • Horniman Garden
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Capacity

dining Up to 240 Dining
standing Up to 300 Standing
theatre Up to 450 Theatre

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor
Wedding Ceremony Cost

£760

Facilities

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

Spaces At This Venue

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.

Location

The location of Dulwich College

Nearby accommodation:

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

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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 £60 to £150 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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