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Receptions & buffets

Bespoke 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 2023.

Breakfast options:


Price per person

Cafeteria Breakfast


Tea, Coffee and Danish Pastries / Cake


Tea, Coffee and hot filled rolls


Refreshment options:


Price per person

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits


High Tea 


Juices, fruit, nuts and yoghurts


Lunch Options:


Price per person

Cafeteria Lunch


Finger Buffet (6 items)


Additional Finger Buffet per Item


Hot & Cold Buffet/Carvery


Two-course served


Tapas Board


Dessert Buffet


Dinner and reception options:


Price per person

Cafeteria Dinner


Gala Dinner

from £46.50



BBQ Menus

From £17.50

Pre-dinner Drinks Reception


Christmas Functions

From £48.00

Sample menus

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To find out more about our services and offerings, please get in touch.

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