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Receptions & buffets

Bespoke receptions & buffets

Receptions & buffets 

From an elegant drinks reception prior to the main event, to an alfresco summer buffet on the lawn, we can serve what’s just right for you and your guests, in almost any setting around the College.

"Finger buffets, drinks, canapés… the choice is yours"

Our flexibility at Girton means we can hold drinks receptions and buffets for you almost anywhere across the site, indoors or out. We can cater for all guests, with a wide menu selection to choose from – you can even design your own buffet. Our staff are extremely experienced with this genre of catering as it’s a regular part of College life: the Mistress’s canapé receptions are legendary! 

You may wish to build a buffet or reception into another event at Girton. Drinks receptions prior to dinner, or before an evening lecture, are very popular, as are traditional English afternoon teas in the Stanley Library.

Please note that all prices exclude VAT at the current rate and are valid until 30 June 2024.

Breakfast options:

  Price per person (+VAT)
Tea, Coffee and Hot Filled Rolls £9.50
Breakfast (cafeteria) £18.50

Refreshment and snack options:

  Price per person (+VAT)
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits £4.50
Tea, Coffee and Pastries £7.00

Juices, fruit, nuts and yoghurts


Lunch Options:

  Price per person (+VAT)
Tapas Board £18.50

Finger Buffet (6 items)

Additional Items (per item)



High Tea     
Cafeteria Lunch (2 courses)   £21.50
Hot and Cold Buffet/Carvery £33.50
Dessert Buffet £20.50

Barbecue (BBQ) options: 

  Price per person (+VAT)
Traditional £19.00



Fine Dining and Reception options:

  Price per person (+VAT)
Pre-dinner Drinks Reception £12.50
Canapés £11.00

Two-course served Lunch

Gala Dinner £51.00
Christmas Functions From £51.00

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