Parties, dinners and private dining

Michaelhouse is the perfect location for your party, whether that's just a few friends gathering for a private lunch, a formal dinner in the evening or a party with drinks and dancing.

The venue is remarkable because the building has been so well adapted from being a church to being a chancel and café. All my guests were very intrigued by the building and really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was excellent to be able to have a concert in the chancel area followed by lunch in the restaurant. The cafe staff were really impressive – prompt, polite, responsive and pleasant. The booking process was excellent. Rosemary was always very helpful, informative and responsive. (Family party including a concert, February 2020)

We used the same venue last year and it was brilliant so were keen to come back! Contact was very clear and positive, Rosemary was very helpful. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff! Great food and well catered for all dietary requirements. Brilliant, huge portions! Perfect for rowers! (End of term dinner party, December 2019)

Catering was absolutely superb. Darren and his team were great. Meal was delicious. Comfort, cleanliness, facilities, atmosphere, etc. all wonderful – love the atmosphere and the facilities were adequate for our needs. Good value for money. Best things? Location, venue and food! Prompt service from catering staff was also a huge benefit. (Annual dinner and awards presentation, November 2019)

Incredibly good value compared to every other venue we looked at. Great service for an affordable price, in the centre of Cambridge. A fantastic atmosphere. Very flexible venue with open spaces and seating areas. Sparkling wine was well presented and went down very well with all our guests. Loved the olives! Cleanliness was very good. Very helpful, quick and easy communication. (Drinks reception, October 2019)

The venue was lovely and the food and service were perfect. (30th birthday party, October 2019)

What a party!!!!! It was absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect. The venue was very well loved by all of the guests. A lot had never been so were very interested in it. The staff were fab, and the food, and the band and DJ were great. We have had so much positive feedback about the food! (40th birthday party, September 2019)

It’s a great venue! It was easy to make arrangements. Having a face to face meeting certainly helped though. The venue was clean and tidy – couldn’t have been better. The food was excellent! All the staff were polite, helpful and friendly. We would book again or recommend to a friend. (Party, June 2019)

The venue and ambience were absolutely perfect. Everyone commented on how exceptional the food and drink was and the cafe team were fabulous. Making the booking was easy and there were no problems at all. (50th wedding anniversary party, June 2019)

Inspiring space, location and helpful staff. Venue was excellent, food and drink was just what we needed. (Informal party, May 2019)

Even better than last time we came! Tea and scones were delicious and well presented in the private chapel. Good value for money and the venue was perfect. Booking and invoicing was very efficient. (Cream tea school group, May 2019)

Thank you to all the team for the excellent support provided. The dinner was an absolute success; we received very positive feedbacks about the place and the freshness and deliciousness of the dinner. You show the perfect blend of professionality and kindness that helped us to provide the necessary conditions for the smooth and successful development of our scientific workshop. Please pass on my thanks to all the team involved. It has been a pleasure and we look forward to working with you again. (Buffet dinner in main chapel, March 2019)

Atmosphere is fantastic, your lovely space is perfect for this type of event. Everyone was complimentary about the sharing platters. I had very good feedback from our contributors who stayed for the private meal – they said that the food was excellent and they really enjoyed the meal. Darren was very calm, helpful and professional on the night. The other staff were also friendly and helpful. (Public engagement event and private dinner, January 2019)

My emails were always responded to promptly and the arrangements were made efficiently. The venue was lovely and clean and the atmosphere was great for our disco after our meal! The food was perfect. Expertly cooked and very fresh- I would say that for 3 courses they were quite large but super enjoyable! The cafe staff were extremely polite and lovely to be around. Our booking was great value for money and we were pleased to be able to bring our own wine too. The best thing about our booking was how accommodating the staff were to our needs and wants. We had an exquisite meal followed by a swift change and move around of tables to create a dance floor where we could all enjoy ourselves for the rest of the evening! I would definitely book again and have recommended your food already! Thank you for a wonderful evening. (Christmas dinner party, December 2018)

All very straight forward to book and pay. Set up in the in the Cafe is good and there’s flexibility to move things around a bit; it’s great that we can bring along our own decorations. The food is fantastic and team were all polite and helpful. It’s a great venue with fantastic food. The Cafe is a real gem and I’m so glad that we can have events with you! (Christmas party, December 2018)

It went well on Friday and everyone seemed to have a good time – the food was fantastic and the quiche was the best any of us have ever had! Please thank Paulina and her team for making sure everything ran smoothly and looking after us so well. (Christmas dinner party, December 2018)

We can’t thank you enough for such a fabulous evening at Michaelhouse! Everything was exactly as we had imagined it and everyone had a brilliant time. We would recommend you to anyone! The costing was reasonable and simple, the arrangements were well understood and it was lovely to meet with the chef and events manager too, as person-to-person discussion made organising the event much easier. The service was very prompt, on the whole the staff were polite too, particularly Paulina, they made us feel extremely at home. We look forward to booking parties with you again. (Dinner party, November 2018)

It was an amazing night – full of love, laughter and joy. A lot of that is because everyone loved the venue so much. We were in the heart of beautiful Cambridge in the most exquisite venue. I will forever recommend it as a venue  – as it really is an untouchable experience. Fantastic value for money. It was the most exquisite venue I have ever celebrated in – everybody was taken with it & felt it to be a very special place. We feel privileged to have had our birthday celebrations in your beautiful church. Thank you so much – it was an unforgettable experience xxxx (50th birthday party, November 2018)

Thank you so much for a wonderful event! The venue itself was so unique and atmospheric, and the process of booking was painless. I’ve had great feedback from all the staff on the food – we do this event every year and it was definitely one of the finer dinners we’ve had. We made quite a mess of things by moving tables between courses – but Darren and the team were extremely courteous and gracious in dealing with this. It was brilliant! (Corporate party, October 2018)

The booking process was simple and the coordinator was able to meet both our budget and needs. The food was beautiful, ethically sourced and the venue was gorgeous. It was really good to be able to spread the funds of this project to worthwhile causes. Beautiful venue, very clean and comfortable. The feedback from delegates was very positive with everyone commenting on how good the food was. We have received nothing but positive feedback since the conference. Thank you again for hosting us. It was a fabulous evening – everything was perfect. (Conference dinner, October 2018)

We were happy with the visit. (Private dining lunch group, October 2018)

All straightforward, easy and friendly. Delicious ciabata filled rolls. (Private dining lunch group, September 2018)

It was easy to make contact and finalise the booking. The venue was clean and nice. The food and service was very good. Great value for money and a unique space. (Dinner and drinks reception, August 2018)

Everything was very good – especially the food. All in all a really great event – thank you! (Evening dinner party, July 2018)

Booking process was quick and very straightforward. The meeting room was perfect – clean and comfortable. Food, drink and service were superb. It was excellent value for money especially for a very central location. (Private dining, June 2018)

The venue was excellent. Food well presented and served in a timely fashion. Pleased by the attention to detail and being able to liaise directly with Darren, the chef. (School reunion, June 2018)

Our experience was wholly positive. The paperwork was straight forward and dealt with promptly. The venue was perfect – just what we wanted: quiet, clean, homely and in the city centre. Michaelhouse offers good value for money for where it is and the high quality of the space. (Private party, April 2018)

Very quick, efficient and friendly service. The venue was very good, spacious, and welcoming. The best thing was the efficiency and willingness to accommodate all our special needs. The chocolate brownies were out of this world!! I will definitely recommend you to friends. (Funeral wake, March 2018)

It was all very well organised and we were made to feel very welcome by Rosemary, Darren and all of their staff. A big thank you! The contact to make all the arrangements was very positive and quick. Everyone was friendly, helpful and flexible. Good value for money. (Afternoon tea party, February 2018)

The venue was lovely.  Very clean and the food was great.  The staff were friendly and the food was replenished regularly so that was great. The location of the venue was ideal for us and the buffet option was great considering the number we catered for and also that everyone could have something they enjoyed (considering dietary requirements etc.) (Sunday lunch group, January 2018)

The venue was comfortable, the food was very tasty and the service was very good. Everything was so straightforward and we would definitely come again. (Private dining group, January 2018)

The food was first rate – fantastic. It was ready on time, looked and tasted amazing and there was plenty of it. (Office Christmas party, December 2017)

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