Christmas Party Nights

Christmas

Celebrate Christmas in style with a party at Fitzwilliam College. Start the festivities with a glass of Prosecco and canapés, followed by great food and wine, with mince pies and coffee to finish. We have plenty of space for a dance floor if you wish to dance the night away with your own choice of entertainment.

Sustainable Christmas crackers and festive decorations are included. You can add your own touches by hiring a live band or your own entertainment. Take a look at our menus and get in touch to book your Christmas party with us.

MENU 2023

Includes a festive drinks reception with a glass of Prosecco and canapés on arrival, followed by a 2 course meal and a traditional cheese board, with coffee and mince pies to finish.

V - Suitable for Vegetarians, VG - Suitable for Vegans, GF - Gluten Friendly (no Gluten containing ingredients). All dishes are prepared in a kitchen that uses all 14 of the reportable allergens

Please choose 3 main options including at least 1 vegetarian/vegan and 2 dessert options


Free Range Norfolk Gressingham Bronze Turkey, Hand-Carved, with Trimmings


Roast Topside of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding and Horseradish Sauce


Baked Leg of Pork with a Caramelised Apples


Baked Salmon with Dill Cream


Leek, Mushroom and Quorn Wellington (V)


Root Vegetable and Squash Loaf with a Dressing of Pistachio, Pine Nuts,
Dates and Pomegranates
(VG)


All served with:
Roast Potatoes, Creamed Potatoes, Roast Root Vegetables, Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower Cheese

(all subject to availability)

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Homemade Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Custard and Brandy Butter


Chocolate Tart with Poached Cherries, Cherry Gel and Chantilly Cream (V)


Panna Cotta with Mulled Fruits (VG)


Individual Cheese Plates (V)

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Freshly brewed Coffee served with Mince Pies (VG)

All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.

Includes a festive drinks reception with a glass of Prosecco and canapés on arrival followed by a 3 course meal, including half a bottle of wine per person, with mince pies & coffee to finish.

V - Suitable for Vegetarians, VG - Suitable for Vegans, GF - Gluten Friendly (no Gluten containing ingredients). All dishes are prepared in a kitchen that uses all 14 of the reportable allergens


Leek & Potato Soup with Chive Oil (V)


Smoked Duck with Orange & Carrot


Cured Salmon with Remoulade and Rye Crouton

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Free Range Norfolk Gressingham Bronze Turkey, Hand-Carved, with Newmarket Sausage and Smoked Bacon, Redcurrant and Thyme Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Baked Carrots and Parsnips

Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet with Roasted Squash, Garlic & Sundried Tomato Salad and a Pesto Dressing 

Celeriac and Beetroot Wellington with Lentil and Mushroom served with Dauphinoise Potato, Baked Winter Vegetables and Sautéed Sprouts (VG)

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Homemade Christmas Pudding with Marmalade Ice Cream and Brandy Sauce (V)

Irish Chocolate Coffee Torte with Baileys Ice Cream (V)

Spiced Fig Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream  (VG) (GF)

Glazed Lemon Tart with Meringue and Clementine (V)

 

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Freshly brewed Coffee served with Mince Pies (VG)

All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.

Booking Details

Lunch: Reception 12:30, lunch 13:00

Dinner: Reception 19:00, dinner 19:30

Please note that meals will be served promptly at the above times. A surcharge may be levied if meals served after the above times due to the late arrival of the party.

You are welcome to bring your own disco or live band or alternatively if you would like to add a disco, we can arrange this at an additional cost of £550 (including VAT). 

Speeches are permitted at the beginning or at the end of the meal, but not during the meal.  

The bar is situated on the ground floor next to the main Dining Hall and is open until 23:30. The bar is not usually open during the day but can be opened by prior request.

Upper Hall — Min 50 guests, max 100 with a disco/band


Dining Hall —Min 80 guests, max 200 guests (150 with a disco/band) 

Please discuss table plans with the Events Department before your event.

All drop off and collections by coach will be on Huntingdon Road (not Storey's Way). We offer free parking on site on a first come, first serve basis. Parking is on Huntingdon Road and Storey's Way car parks.

Bedrooms are available to book online at a special discounted rate for Christmas parties. En-suites are available at £59.50 (including VAT) on a B&B basis from 12th to 22nd December (inclusive). Please ask the Events Office for a discount code.

All of dining rooms and reception areas are accessible. We also have wheelchair accessible toilets.

 

Christmas Events

The Fitz Events team were extremely helpful, approachable and efficient and it was useful to be met by them to answer any questions when I arrived. The drinks reception and dinner flowed well, and the disco was great fun. The night ran smoothly thanks to the expert coordination of the catering team.Jennie Nelson, Department of Physics