Cambridge and surrounding areas host some of the most stunning wedding venues in the country. The choice is truly impressive – from 13th century buildings of the University of Cambridge to recently converted barns and modern hotels. Our list of Top 10 Cambridge Wedding Venues contains some of the most interesting options.
Anstey Hall is a Grade 1 listed country house built in the 17th century. It has all the facilities and flexibility for you to create your perfect wedding. The Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies for 120 guests and dining for up to 200 guests.
The Old Hall is a superb country retreat in a recently renovated Jacobean manor house. The venue is located just one mile from Ely, in a beautiful countryside with stunning views to the fields, ornamental lakes and Ely Cathedral in the distance.
South Farm is quite a unique wedding venue based right on the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire borders. It offers a stunning range of ceremony and reception options including the Tudor Barn, garden Summerhouse, intimate Drawing Room and lovely Old Dairy.
Madingley Hall is one of Cambridge’s finest wedding venues, located just on the outskirts of the city. It’s an elegant 16th century country house, capable of accommodating up to 110 guests and located within 7 acres of private gardens.
Swynford Manor is an exclusive country house situated between Cambridge and Newmarket. The venue offers two options for your wedding ceremony. Smaller weddings can take place in the Study, while the bigger Garden Room can fit up to 150 guests.
Bassmead Manor Barns is a truly unique wedding venue. The two barns – 300 year old and a modern one – are located within the medieval moat of an ancient manor house, which in turn is located in an open countryside.
If you are looking for something a bit different then you should definitely have a look at The Secret Garden at the Burwash Manor in Barton. It’s a permanent marquee located in a secluded and charming old walled garden. The venue gives you the complete freedom and flexibility to create your own dream wedding with their full support and expertise.
Swavesey Windmill is certainly a very unique countryside wedding venue. It can be used for more intimate weddings, but the space is very adaptable and can be arranged to fit around 120 guests.
And then, there is of course a number of colleges within the University of Cambridge, which are also truly spectacular wedding venues. We should mention that in some cases you have to be an alumnus be able to to get married at a particular college (e.g. Trinity). Below are the links to a couple of colleges we are particularly familiar with, but you should definitely check out others as well.
Magdalene College is a beautiful and traditional venue, located right on the banks of the River Cam. If the weather allows it, the ceremony can take place outdoors, in front of the historical Pepys Library. The immaculate college grounds are the perfect setting for the drinks reception and the impressive, candle-lit 16th century College Hall is used for the wedding breakfast.
Peterhouse is the oldest college of the University of Cambridge and it dates back to 1284. You can have the college’s dining room and gardens for your exclusive use. The wood-panelled, candle-lit dining room can fit up to 110 guests for a formal dinner.
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