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Your wedding reception

Dover College is an ideal venue for Civil Ceremonies, Receptions and Banquets. Standing on the grounds of the former St Martin’s Priory, these impressive medieval buildings and picturesque lawns offer stateliness and romantic seclusion.

Our experienced staff is available to advise you to ensure you and your guests have a memorable day.

On the day itself, our well trained management and Silver Service staff will be on hand to ensure that every detail goes to plan, so that you and your guests can enjoy yourselves.

Format of the reception

The following is a tried and trusted format you might like to consider for your Wedding Reception:

Allow about 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours for the Church Service and Photos in King Stephens Garden.

Bride and Groom to move first to the welcome drinks area – normally includes both sets of parents and may include some or all of the Bridesmaids, organised by the Best Man.

Remainder of the Wedding Party move to the reception area where a Welcome drink will be served. (Welcome drinks to be served afterwards if you intend to have an Arrival Line).

After 45 minutes, the Wedding Breakfast is served.

Wine normally served with Wedding Breakfast.

Cake Cutting Ceremony takes place after the Sweet has been served.

Champagne or sparkling wine is served and speeches can commence.

Coffee and cake are served.

Now relax and enjoy!

Wedding photos location

Dover College boasts beautiful grounds and buildings ideal for romantic wedding photographs. Whether or not your wedding reception is held at Dover College it is possible to have your wedding photographer shoot within the grounds. Many local photographers hire Dover College for such purpose.

To find out more, please contact our events manager on 01304 205969.