The trees will be decked and the fizz on ice so gather your friends and colleagues together to celebrate all that we couldn’t last year.  Our free venue finding service takes the legwork out of finding the perfect setting for your celebrations.

After the pared-back celebrations of 2020, it's great to see our venues open again and you can be sure that not only can you celebrate in style but in safety too. There's a huge choice of stunning Christmas party venues in Cambridge, with everything you need to make your festive celebrations extra special. From exclusive fine dining and dinners for larger groups to festive afternoons teas and sparkling drinks receptions, and of course, if you like to hit the dancefloor, a themed party night will tick all the boxes! Whatever the size of your party, there's something for everyone and every budget. 

So, what’s on offer at some of the venues in the Meet Cambridge portfolio?

Some of the Cambridge Colleges are offering private dining in the run-up to Christmas, with a choice of traditional wood-paneled dining rooms and beautiful, majestic halls, putting the wow factor into your event. With menus to suit all tastes and budgets, from banquets and exclusive fine-dining to a celebratory drinks reception by a crackling log fire, there is sure to be something to suit.

Murray Edwards College is bringing you all the 'feels' this year, with an invitation to feel valued, satisfied and relaxed. Guests are greeted with a fabulous icy display at the Porters’ Lodge while garlands and fairy lights adorn the Fountain Court Walkway.  The College is offering a  choice of a funky new street food menu or the traditional three-course Christmas feast with a choice too of spectacular and spacious dining rooms. The Christmas package is £52 per person.

Set within 20 acres of gardens, just a stone's throw from the city centre, Downing College is a magical place for private dining events this Christmas.  The College's Dining Hall is a majestic and unique setting for groups of up to 150 guests and smaller groups of up to 36 can dine in the characterful West Lodge and Maitland Rooms. The College prides itself on its high-quality cuisine using seasonal, organic, and locally-sourced ingredients where possible. A three-course dining menu followed by coffee and mince pies with all of the trimmings starts at £43.50 + VAT per person.

Both lunchtime and evening celebrations are on offer at Newnham College where lucky guests can dine in the historic Hall; a perfect backdrop for your festive dining.  Chefs have created a tempting menu complemented with an extensive wine list.  Both lunchtime and evening celebrations are on offer starting at just £21 + VAT per person.

Fitzwilliam College’s Festive Lunchtime Carvery is back for 2021 or guests can also choose an exclusive evening option with dinner in the College’s spectacular dining hall.  Award-winning chefs have created an exceptional menu and both options include a festive drinks reception with Champagne and canapès. Prices start at £36.50 + VAT and guests wishing to stay over can enjoy a discount on B&B.

Limited dates are available at Homerton College where groups can dine in the amazing atmosphere of the Great Hall or the Fellows’ Dining Room for smaller groups. The Christmas Dinner menu is priced at £45.75 + VAT and the Colleges also offers a helpful drinks package at £18.50 + VAT.

For an exclusive celebration to remember, dine in style at Christ’s College in one of three private, dining rooms. Room hire is complimentary and menus start at £40.85 (inc VAT) for a three course dinner, coffee/tea and mince pies, and all the seasonal trimmings!

Enjoy a Festive Afternoon Team in the sumptuous and historic Saloon at 16th century Madingley Hall. A live pianist will entertain diners with a selection of seasonal tunes and prices, which start at £25.50 per head include a drink on arrival, a delicious afternoon tea followed by tea and coffee to finish. 

The Møller Institute is inviting you to bring the team back together at one of its festive joiner lunches,  available on Thursdays and Fridays from 25 November through to 17 December for £45 + VAT per person. Or why not go a step further and take a whole day out by booking a festive day delegate package which includes a festive lunch.

Summer party vibes to help you shake off the winter blues are on offer at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre where smaller groups can join a Hawaiian-themed party night complete with a Tikki Bar and resident DJ who will have you dancing to your favourite summer tunes. The package which includes a 3-course dinner is £49 per person.

A memorable experience is guaranteed at the Clayton Hotel, Cambridge where a festive party package is on offer to groups of colleagues, family, or friends.  Or if you're looking for a cosy, traditional winter escape, the hotel has the added magic and sparkle to make it an exceptional getaway.

At IWM Duxford, Christmas is big! Celebrate in Europe's largest air museum with exclusive access to the Air Space Hanger where spectacular atmospheric lighting projects on to over 30 iconic aircraft. A three-course dinner is served in the transformed Conservation Hall then it's time to hit the dancefloor. the complete package is £72 per person.

You're invited to make yourself at home this Christmas at the Fellows House, the Folio kitchen is offering a seasonally inspired menu is on offer and diners will be entertained with a jazz band, every Friday and Saturday throughout December. Lunch and evening menus are available starting at £35 for a two-course lunch. Small groups of up to 15 can enjoy a selection of sharing platters and exclusive use of The Sage, a unique and special area, perfect for meeting friends for a festive catch-up.

For a unique sense of occasion, Newmarket Racecourses is offering a range of dates for party nights with live entertainment throughout December. Prices start at £64.50 which includes a drink on arrival, a three-course meal, Tea and Coffee with mince pies and chocolates, a resident DJ and a disco until the early hours.

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