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The historic buildings and extensive grounds of Jesus College are the perfect setting for any reception from 25 guests to 200.

Outdoor venues

The College Gardens provide beautiful surroundings for drinks receptions and garden parties for up to 150 guests. Options include the 12th century Cloisters, Chapel Court, the Orchard, or Second Court.  

Or enjoy the view over our cricket pitch and landscaped gardens from under the thatched roof of our Cricket Pavilion Veranda

Indoor venues

The light and airy Webb Library, with its high domed ceiling, is a beautiful reception venue for up to 150 guests and provides a wet weather option for the College Gardens.

The Upper Hall, with its whitewashed walls and mural by Richard Long, provides a distinctive venue for up to 100 guests.

The Brewery Room is a contemporary, light and flexible events space with its own private bar. 

For smaller receptions the Alcock Room is a charming room with plenty of natural daylight and some fine pieces of antique furniture.

The wood panelled Bawden Room provides the perfect reception venue for our new West Court Dining Room.

The spacious Prioress's Room with its large stone fireplace is suitable for receptions of up to 40 guests. 

To find out more about the reception venues at Jesus College, please call us on +44 (0)1223 760524 or email us at


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