Great School

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Dating back to 1859 when the College opened, Great School retains the elegance of the Victorian age, and honours the historical achievements it was built to commemorate – displaying the original cloak and sword that once belonged to the Duke of Wellington.

Great School is licenced for civil wedding ceremonies for up to 120 guests. Alternatively, the hall serves as a perfect space for a reception, or awards ceremony, accommodating up to 120 guests. Please note that bookings for a reception or hospitality occasion in Great School must be for a minimum of 50 guests.

Welcoming your guests as they pass under the clock tower through the College ‘Great Gate’ into the magnificent Front Quad, Great School offers an arrival that is sure to make a lasting impression.


  • Entrance opens onto the Front Quad bordered by striking Victorian facades and overlooked by the clock tower
  • Baby grand piano
  • Disabled access with toilet facilities close by
  • Highchairs available on request
  • Stage available on request (extra charge will apply)


22m x 8.4m

Maximum Capacities & Room Layouts:

120 guests for drinks / standing reception

80 persons – 6’ round tables (dinner)

100 guests in mansion house (rows of tables) (dinner)

Civil Service Wedding Ceremony:

120 guests (theatre style with an aisle and Registrar’s Ceremony Table)