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.
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.
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.
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.