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Drinks Receptions

Clare College has a variety of stunning reception areas available to impress your guests. Choose from a range of hand-picked wines and delicious canapés to complement the beautiful surroundings.

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Bar and Cellars

Bar and Cellars

Maximum capacity: 145

In a corner of Old Court beneath the College chapel, you will find the entrance to our 17th century bar, where before and after-dinner entertainment is held in vacations.

Guests are invited below ground to this hidden gem, featuring stone arches, subdued lighting and exposed brickwork, creating a unique and exciting atmosphere.

Scholars’ Garden

The Scholars Garden

Maximum capacity: 200

The beautiful riverside Scholars’ Garden overlooks the Cam where guests can watch punts gliding under the oldest bridge on the river.

We can even arrange chauffeured punts to collect guests from our private dock for a trip before dinner, or guests can relax and enjoy the view with a glass of Pimms or Champagne.

Garden Room and Lerner Court

The Garden Room

Maximum capacity: 300

During term, receptions can be held in the Garden Room or the Elton Bowring room in The Gillespie Centre. During summer, receptions can be held outside in Lerner Court.

With the doors open maximum capacity is 300 guests. With them closed it is 200 guests.

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