Alumni Weddings & Partnerships

Weddings and Ceremonies at Pembroke College

With the Chapel at its heart, and with a tradition of life-long relationships, Pembroke is happy to host weddings and ceremonies for current and former members. Pembroke is an excellent place for these events, and they are a very important part of our shared community life.  If you have links with Pembroke, please do consider it for your wedding or ceremony.

It is good to plan ahead, particularly if you are looking for a Summer Saturday. We aim to have only one such event on any given day, and it can get quite booked up.

These are some of the most frequently asked questions:

Am I eligible?

The College policy is to host weddings, Ceremonies and receptions for current and former members, and those with close links to the college.

We welcome:

  • All members of College (Current and Old)
  • All current Staff
  • The children of current staff
  • All Fellows
  • The children of Current Fellows (including Emeritus and Bye).


Weddings in Chapel happen at the discretion of the Dean, and the use of the Hall for a reception requires the permission of the Fellows in the College Meeting.


How can I book a date?

Please email the catering and events manager to check availability

How much does it cost?

The College does not charge for Chapel Services (although donations to the College Charity – Pembroke House – are welcome). For Civil Ceremonies statutory charges apply, and are payable to the Registrar.

For the cost of a Reception, please refer to this Wedding brochure and web pages

Civil Weddings and Partnerships

Pembroke College is licenced to host civil marriages and civil partnerships.

TGRWe are able to host these events in the Old Library for up to 100 people, or in the Thomas Gray Room (image left) for up to 40 people.

A fee of £450 is applicable when hosting a civil ceremony. The fee covers the costs of room hire, parking for two vehicles,   music system, signage and Butler service.

For the cost of a Reception, please refer to our Wedding brochure Do feel free to call the Catering and Events Manager to discuss the options 01223-765964.