Formal Hall booking

You must book yourself and guests into Formal Hall in advance via the UpayChilli. As space is limited, you may find that the event is already fully booked.

You may normally book for Formal Hall any time in advance up to 11.00 am on the day before the event, or for Sunday Formal Hall, 11.00 am on the Friday before. The system will not allow for cancellation and you will be charged for the meal whether or not you attend.

Permission should be sought from the JCR President or Secretary for more than five guests at Formal Hall and, in addition, from the Catering Manager for more than 10. Such permission is granted only in exceptional circumstances. College members are responsible for their guests, who must abide by the College’s codes of dress and behaviour. Please ensure that the Catering Manager or Deputy Catering Manager are informed in good time of any special dietary requirements of your guests.

Formal Hall begins at 19.30 and you must be in your place by that time. As you come into Formal Hall, a member of the catering staff will check your booking. You will be refused entry if you have not previously booked.

Bottles of wine may be purchased from the Buttery prior to Formal Hall using your University Card. Buttery opening times are from 7.00pm to 7.20pm on Formal Hall evenings only.

Club and private dinners can be provided where circumstances permit, but, to avoid waste, menus should be settled at least ten days in advance, and the final numbers attending cannot be altered later than 48 hours before the meal.

All Formal Hall enquiries should be emailed to the catering department and not directly to the Catering Manager or their deputy.