The Cloisters is the name given to the quadrangle of covered walkways in the centre of the college. These were the original cloisters of the nunnery whose buildings the college was founded in and date back to the 12th century. They form the heart of the college, with the Chapel, Prioress, and Alcock rooms all directly accessible.

Beautifully suited as a reception venue for up to 100 guests, the Cloisters can be used for a drinks reception or buffet reception in the summer. Please note that access to the grass area in the centre of the Cloisters is prohibited by College law and an alternative venue should be booked in conjunction with the Cloisters in case of inclement weather.

To find out more about booking the Cloisters as a reception venue, please contact us.


Drinks Reception: 100 guests


All year round, subject to availability and weather permitting

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