So the big day is upon you and you have begun to plan for what is soon to be the most important day of your lives. We understand that it can be frustrating to sit through hours of tedious online research looking for venues to host your ceremony and reception at, so that’s why we put together this article to give you 5 of the best wedding venues in Cambridge. Cambridge has always been a fantastic setting for a wedding, rich in culture and tradition, it’s a place unlike any other in the UK and has many, many fine venues for weddings. So here are our top 5 picks, make sure you check them out before you book your venue for your big day!
Set in one of the oldest vineyards in England, Chilford Hall is set on fifteen acres of prime real estate nestled in the rolling hills of Cambridgeshire. Everything about this venue is special, from the glass marquees on the Garden room is an amazing place to hold the perfect wedding reception. Equipped for Sun or Rain on the day, Chilford hall will make sure your guests have a great experience. The garden offers a perfect summer’s day wedding reception and the Gazebo is equipped to handle up to 150 guests at a time. They also offer great wine tastings, something that would be a fantastic addition to your reception and the staff are well trained and equipped to service your every need.
Sweeping off the lake are lush, beautiful English gardens that give rise to one of Cambridgeshire’s most exclusive and established wedding venues, Longstowe Hall. Longstowe is an exclusive venue to book. It is a slightly smaller venue, accommodating up to 150 guests for your ceremony and reception. The gardens are absolutely breath-taking and they have an enchanting gazebo that is fully licensed and makes for a great setting in a late summer afternoon. The marquee lends itself naturally to a wedding theme and works well with any wedding décor that you may have in mind. With chandeliers and adjustable lighting, the evening ambiance is also wonderful.
The Old Hall
Jacobean manor house is the setting for The Old Hall, which is one of the most prestigious wedding venues in England. Set upon two thousand acres, this hall provides stunning views of Ely Cathedral. A true five-star venue, it offers wonderful wedding breakfasts and has a sense of exclusivity around it that will be noticed by you and your guests. Civil ceremonies are offered outside under the gazebo with views of the shimmering lake in the background. This is definitely a morning wedding venue and the wedding breakfast that we mentioned they are famous for is served in the garden to you and 150 of your guests. The marquee is very impressive and fully serviced, glass is everywhere giving you views that are truly breathtaking and behind the curtain wall, the dancefloor marquee is ready whenever you feel it is time for everyone to get the party started!
Emmanuel College is one of Cambridge’s most established colleges and in a town where established colleges are what they are known for, that’s saying something. Emmanuel is a great venue that has history dating all the way back to 1584. The Great hall makes a fantastic setting for the breakfast and the Chapmans gardens are a sight to see and a perfect spot for the wedding breakfast before moving onto the Old Library to conclude the evening’s festivities.
If you are in the mood for woodland fields and river views, then Rectory farm is the place to have your wedding. 150 guests can easily be accommodated in their marquee and the lighting and ambience in the evening is absolutely astounding as the light fades away and the darkness moves in. The fittings, chandeliers and the service are all top quality and the views are to die for, definitely a great venue to consider and they also offer accommodation for any of your guests that might want to stay over.