Fine Dining at St Edmund Hall

We can offer served dinners and lunches catering for 15 to 220 people in a variety of rooms from the traditional Old Dining Hall seating up to 45 people, to 220 in the modern and spacious Wolfson Dining Room with its feature ceiling and lighting.

Our facilities offer an ideal location for lunches, dinners, weddings and christenings. We can also cater for garden parties, afternoon teas, and drinks receptions in the beautiful Broadbent Garden, which is a haven from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The College prides itself on the excellent and comprehensive menu selection available and we are happy to advise and assist with your requirements. Please contact our dedicated Conference and Events Manager, Sue McCarthy ( for any further information.

Pudding Fine Dining
Old Dining Hall commercial setup in 2023

Old Dining Hall

The Old Dining Hall, which dates back to 1652, is ideal for smaller meetings or lectures and can be configured in a variety of ways. It can seat up to 60 people in a theatre-style layout, and it can accommodate up to 45 people for a lunch or dinner.

Wolfson Hall

Our main College dining room, the Wolfson Hall, is a much larger option. We can offer dining facilities for up to 220 people. The flexible arrangement of this room means it is ideal for music, dancing, drinks receptions and buffets.

The Wolfson Hall, set for a formal dinner

The College Bar

Guests may use the historic College Bar, which is conveniently located on the Front Quad, close to the Old Dining Hall. The cosy bar is divided into two rooms – the Buttery and the Well – both full of character, and connected by the bar itself. Serving a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, the bar is open to students, alumni and conference guests.

Bar facilities can also be provided for functions in different locations within the College, by arrangement with the Bursary, who can also arrange variations to licensed hours.

Take a virtual 3D tour of the bar by clicking on the image.

Tours of the College

By special arrangement, tours of St Edmund Hall can be arranged for your delegates / guests, visiting areas of the College usually unavailable to the general public.