Top 25 Cambridgeshire wedding venues: A guide to the best venues in the county in 2022

In my beautiful home county of Cambridgeshire, we’re spoilt for choice for stunning wedding venues. From historic city hangouts to riverside retreats and magnificent meadows to acres of rolling countryside, we’re lucky enough to have it all! So, to help you find the perfect spot, I’ve compiled a list of my top Cambridgeshire wedding venues.

As a wedding photographer, my job is so much more than standing around and snapping photos every now and again (not that that’s my style anyway: you can read more about how I do things here, if you so wish. Hint: the answer is whole-heartedly!) It’s also to help you in whatever way I can throughout the planning process, and that includes recommending suppliers. With that in mind, and without further ado, then, here’s my list of Cambridgeshire wedding venues I think you might like.

Best Cambridgeshire Wedding Venues

Couple hugging outide Poets House, Ely

POETS HOUSE, ELY

Perhaps one of the county’s most famous places – after, y’know, Cambridge itself – is Ely, which is where I’m kicking off this list of Cambridgeshire wedding venues. More specifically, Poets House, a boutique hotel which is absolutely perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings with a relaxed vibe.

Poets House is 10 minutes walking distance from the town centre and even closer to Ely Cathedral, making it the perfect spot for group photos with that as a grand backdrop. And the building itself isn’t too shabby! It’s Grade II listed, and the former home to one of Ely’s most beloved writers and poets in the early 1900s, Sybil Marshall. Its insides have been lovingly refurbished with style and attention to detail, too. Plus just to seal the deal, each of its 21 bedrooms features a deluxe copper bathtub in the suite, so you can have a dreamy space to get ready in (and unwind, after it’s all done!)

Perfect for: Intimate weddings with a touch of luxury

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 70
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 130
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 21 rooms
  • Parking: Limited on site
  • Hire type: Non-exclusive and exclusive
  • Accessible: Some areas

THE OLD BRIDGE HOTEL, HUNTINGDON

The next in my list of the best Cambridgeshire wedding venues is a stunning hotel situated on the Great River Ouse: The Old Bridge Hotel. It’s basically a full checklist of everything you’d ever want in a wedding venue: an ivy-clad, boutique hotel, with full access to the river but excellent access from the train station too (it’s 10 minutes from Huntingdon station); a stunning terrace, perfect for couple’s portraits, and charming wood-panelled interiors, for a venue with real character and charm.

It’s within walking distance of my house, so I’m lucky enough to consider this my local, but I promise I’m not biased! Not only have I been to dinner here a few times (have to test it out before I can recommend it, right?! It’s a hard life!) but I also had the pleasure of shooting Lolly and Stephen’s wedding here, so I can tell you just how perfect it is for a relaxed, intimate wedding celebration.

Perfect for: Laidback celebrations with gorgeous views

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 60
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 110
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Non-exclusive
  • Accessible: In some areas

ISLAND HALL, GODMANCHESTER

Bet you weren’t expecting to find a private island on a list of Cambridgeshire wedding venues, were you? Enter Island Hall

Island Hall is an incredible family-run venue, situated in Godmanchester. The building itself is a riverside mansion dating back to the late 1740s, with 3 acres of gardens including the aforementioned ornamental island! Stepping into them is like stepping into a secret garden, where suddenly the outside world melts away; magic, pure and simple.

They only host 15 weddings a year, so you can guarantee that yours will not only be an exclusive event, but that you’ll be well looked after by the team. Plus, what they offer is tailored to your needs: whether you want to host 10 or 220 guests, whether you want a BBQ or a sit down meal, whether you want to get married outside (they’ve got the Licence!) or inside the stunning building.

Perfect for: A totally unique wedding experience

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 80
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 220
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house or couple’s choice
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: No
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

HAYCOCK MANOR HOTEL, WANSFORD

The Haycock Manor Hotel was only very recently refurbished, and reopened in 2021, but its history goes back so much further than that. In fact, Haycock is a 16th century coaching inn nestled in the heart of Cambridgeshire countryside, in the village of Wansford on the River Nene. We’re talking soaring beams, ornate fireplaces, exposed brickwork, and a walled garden. Plus, there are 49 rooms on site AND the Executive Head chef Lee Clarke is Michelin-recognised; essentially, it’s the wedding venue of dreams.

Perfect for: Making your wedding dreams come true

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 80
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 250
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 49 rooms
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Non-exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

HOLMEWOOD HALL, HOLME

Holmewood Hall is a breath-taking Tudor Gothic mansion, set on 10 acres of manicured grounds and parkland. You want imposing, impressive stone doorways, stunning red brick and ornate staircases? You got it. To walk down a 50 foot aisle in an enchanting room with gold walls? You betcha. An outdoor ceremony by the beautiful bandstand on the lawn, followed by a reception at the outdoor bar? Say no more!

Perfect for: Classy, romantic weddings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: 77
  • Dinner capacity: 80
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 16 rooms
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: In some areas

MADINGLEY HALL, MADINGLEY

What list of Cambridgeshire wedding venues would be complete without one of the University’s stunning spaces?

Three miles west of Cambridge lies Madingley Hall, a unique and beautiful setting whose gardens and grounds were designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. Inside, the panelled Dining Hall and stately Saloon are both treasures, too, imbued with their own sense of magnificent history. Plus, Madingley Hall is one of the only University venues that’s available all year round, whatever season you’re planning for.

Perfect for: Weddings with a sense of occasion

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 80
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 110
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 62 rooms
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Non-exclusive
  • Accessible: In some areas

BASSMEAD MANOR FARM, ST. NEOTS

Contemporary wedding venues with charm and character are hard to come by: which is why I love Bassmead Manor Farm so much! It’s a family-owned barn venue that was designed specifically with weddings in mind. It features a number of versatile spaces, from the 300 year old refurbished Rickety Barn to the Moat Barn and Bridge Barn, which are both flooded with natural light and offer stunning views across the garden and moat. It’s the perfect elegant blank canvas, meaning that you can make it your own without any worry of a style clash, but equally it doesn’t need very much doing to it at all!

And, of course, venues aren’t just about aesthetics: they’re also about the feeling you get from them, and Bassmead Manor being family-owned means you’ll be welcomed into the fold with warmth from the first moment to long after the last.

Perfect for: Rustic Romance

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: 150
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 8 rooms
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

LONGSTOWE HALL, LONGSTOWE

Longstowe Hall is a wedding venue that offers the lap of luxury. It’s just 10 miles from Cambridge and sits within stunning grounds, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Everywhere you turn, you’re greeted with a picture-perfect view: whether it’s the grand Rose Ball Room or the perfectly manicured pavilion island at the lakeside; the Courtyard or the Orangery. It’s picturesque, charming, and quintessentially British.

Perfect for: Larger, more traditional weddings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 100
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes - indoor and outdoor
  • Catering: Recommended suppliers
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 16 rooms
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

HINCHINGBROOKE HOUSE, HUNTINGDON

One thing we’re not short of when it comes to Cambridgeshire wedding venues is places steeped in history: and Hinchingbrooke House is the perfect example. It was built in the early 13th century, and was given to Thomas Cromwell by Henry VIII in 1533. (Queen Elizabeth I and King James I were regular visitors - no biggie.) Luckily for us, though, it’s now a wedding and events venue: and what a space it is!

Each room in Hinchingbrooke House is grand and impressive: from the bridal suite, complete with balcony, to the library, bursting at the seams with leather-bound books. And all of this is just a 5 minutes’ drive from the station – only in Cambridgeshire, hey?

Perfect for: A unique wedding in grand surroundings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: 120
  • Dinner capacity: 120
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: No
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: No

MILL FARM, SANDY

Have you been searching for Cambridgeshire wedding venues that can house the festival wedding of your dreams? Look no further…

May I introduce you to Mill Farm, a 4 acre meadow that you can hire out for your wedding day. Yep, getting married in a meadow – sounds pretty magical, right? It’s a totally flexible space that you can bring your dream wedding to life on; the only limit is your imagination! There’s also a stunning contemporary open barn area that can be hired out, as well as bell tents if you want to bring true festival vibes to the occasion.

You can also be sure that you’ll be looked after at Mill Farm; the farm has been in the owners’ family for 3 generations, so Marilyn and Lucy both know the lay of the land (if you’ll pardon the pun.) They both not only had their weddings there, but grew up there too, often packing up produce for the market with their grandad when it was used for growing vegetables! I think you can feel this familial love as soon as you step foot on the ground: it’s undeniable magic.

Perfect for: Fun festival weddings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: 150
  • Dinner capacity: 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house or couple’s choice
  • Bar: In house or couple’s choice
  • Accommodation: Yes - 4 rooms
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

WARESLEY PARTK ESTATE, SANDY

Waresley Park Estate is truly a wedding venue unlike any other, and we’re so lucky to have it on our doorstep here in Cambridgeshire. Set amongst 120 acres of private parkland, it’s a quiet oasis, a tranquil paradise; that is, until you get the party started!

Waresley Park Estate has a totally flexible, exclusive approach to weddings, to ensure that you have the day (or weekend) you’ve always dreamed of and nothing less. Not only are there multiple options for ceremony spaces – underneath grand temples, 100-year-old oak trees, or beside the lake, for example – but also for the reception, with a plethora of different placements for your marquee, tipi, or sperry tent. (It’s so hard to pick a favourite spot of theirs, but I would feel like I was doing this guide to Cambridgeshire wedding venues a disservice if I didn’t mention that the lakeside marquee site has a specialised sunken seating area, built-in sound system and fire pit. Just saying!)

Alongside these spaces, there’s also a bridal suite for getting ready in the morning, and the chance to erect a bell tent village for your guests. Truly, it’s a space like no other.

Perfect for: An all-out wedding weekend

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 150
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: No
  • Catering: Venue preferred suppliers
  • Bar: Venue preferred suppliers
  • Accommodation: Yes - bridal suite. Bell tents can be set up on the grounds
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: No

KIMBOLTON CASTLE, KIMBOLTON

Kimbolton Castle is the perfect space for those who like the finer things in life: and if you can’t enjoy them on your wedding day, when can you?

Combining classic country house glamour with a certain rustic charm, Kimbolton Castle is an elegant venue that’s sure to impress. The incredible State Apartments, where weddings are held, feature some of the country’s greatest murals by the great 18th century painter Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (the country’s greatest paintings for the country’s best couple? Seems fitting to me.) Plus, extensive menus and wine lists are available, to ensure every sense is successfully satiated.

Perfect for: Elegant country glamour

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: 120
  • Dinner capacity: 250
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: No
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: No

WILLOW GRANGE FARM, CAMBRIDGE

So often, we think of laidback and luxury as opposite ends of the spectrum: but Willow Grange Farm shows us that this is not the case at all!

Just 10 minutes from Ely – and 20 from Cambridge – Willow Grange Farm is one of my favourite Cambridgeshire wedding venues for relaxed, boho celebrations. There’s a Sperry Tent, The Silo Barn and The Oak Pergoda at your disposal, but if that isn’t enough, there’s also rolling fields, woods, water and wildflowers, making it just about the most perfect setting for a sunset sighting that you’ve ever seen! Plus, the luxury Shepherd’s Hut onsite is the best place to wake up on your first morning as a married couple.

Perfect for: Stylish boho weddings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: 150
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes - indoor and outdoor
  • Catering: Recommended suppliers and couple’s choice
  • Bar: Couple’s choice
  • Accommodation: Yes - 2 rooms
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

SWYNFORD MANOR, SIX MILE BOTTOM

So many Cambridgeshire wedding venues have a wonderfully artistic history. But beauty and poetry are woven into the very fibre of Swynford Manor – once upon a time it was the home of Lord Byron’s half-sister, after all. (No pressure then, in describing it…)

Swynford Manor is the perfect intersection of urban luxe and rural beauty. Set in the majestic Cambridgeshire countryside, the manor’s distinctive style is sleek, chic, and contemporary. The Garden Room, for example, is a monochromatic marvel, featuring a glass ceiling and black beams, whilst The Study is decked out with ornate finishing touches.

Perfect for: Contemporary cool country weddings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: 150
  • Dinner capacity: 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: Venue’s preferred supplier
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 13 rooms
  • Parking: On site
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

BARRINGTON HALL, BARRINGTON

Barrington Hall is pure Victorian virtue, lovingly restored for the modern day. With three suites – featuring Italian marble floors and luxurious silk drapes, as well as skylights flooding the rooms with natural light – and an all-weather marquee outside, they’re a fantastic, flexible space offering loads of incredible options if you’re looking for Cambridgeshire wedding venues. They’re also a standout choice for a larger wedding, with capacity for 200 for dinner.

Perfect for: A larger wedding

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 130
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 200
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes - indoor and outdoor
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

This is the second University venue on this list of Cambridgeshire wedding venues, and in my opinion it’s certainly worth the wait. Magdalene College is as iconic as it gets: situated on the banks of the River Cam, it’s a venue that’s quite literally seen history. Say I do under the Pepys cloisters, with your guests soaking up the sun on the lawn; then later, soak up the atmosphere of the ornate, panelled reception rooms, filled with artwork and artefacts.

Magdalene College wedding top tip: if you celebrate at the College Hall, you’ll dine by candlelight, creating an incredible atmosphere and an unforgettable celebration.

Perfect for: Weddings steeped in history

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: up to 120
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 120
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 220 rooms
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

WOODHURST GRANGE, HUNTINGDON

On the hunt(ingdon) for Cambridgeshire wedding venues that are eco-friendly? In the words of the Spice Girls: stop right here, thank you very much, because Woodhurst Grange is the answer to your prayers. The tranquil woodlands and meadows are essentially a blank canvas for your wedding day, giving you the option of tipis, marquees, and glamping pods or bell tents too. There’s also a Woodland Bar and a pampering cabin, so you can live a life of luxury whilst still staying close to Mother Nature.

And speaking of Mother Nature - you can rest assured that Woodhurst Grange is taking good care of the environment. They only host 10 weddings per year, making it a super exclusive venue, so that they can let the area breathe and the grass recover. You can feel it in the air, when you get there: it’s a place of total harmony.

Perfect for: Eco-friendly weddings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 200
  • Dinner capacity: However big you want your marquee!
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: No
  • Catering: Couple’s choice
  • Bar: Couple’s choice
  • Accommodation: No - dressing room for bridal party
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

GRANARY ESTATES, SIX MILE BOTTOM

Not only does Granary Estates belong firmly on a list of the best Cambridgeshire wedding venues, but pretty much the UK’s best wedding venues, too. A bold claim, but backed up by the fact that it’s just the most stunning space you’ll ever lay eyes on!

To be more precise, the most stunning two spaces you’ll ever lay eyes on: and to be more precise still, two 18th century barns featuring original timber beams and flint walls, connected by a modern glass walkway and a contemporary courtyard space. This means that Granary Estates offers not only the ultimate style, but the ultimate flexibility too, whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a huge knees-up, there’s space for all.

Perfect for: Luxury boho weddings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 175
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 180
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: Venue’s preferred supplier
  • Bar: Venue’s preferred supplier
  • Accommodation: Yes - 2 cottages
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

SWAVESEY WINDMILL, SWAVESEY

If you’re looking for something totally different in your search for Cambridgeshire wedding venues, then may I recommend the wonderful Swavesey Windmill?

You’ll probably have seen the white dome and tower of Swavesey Windmill if you’re a local: they’re visible for miles across the Fens. Why not make this landmark building a landmark part of your love?! With intimate event spaces and picturesque gardens, including a jetty, lake, and loads of hidden gems, it’s got all you need for an unforgettable venue. Plus, you get the venue exclusively for the weekend, giving you ample time to set up. They’ve thought of everything!

Perfect for: Whimsical, unique weddings

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 96
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 96
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house or couple’s choice
  • Bar: In house or couple’s choice
  • Accommodation: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

THE GRADUATE, CAMBRIDGE

One of the reasons you may be looking at Cambridgeshire wedding venues is because of the incredible history of the city and the surrounding areas, as well as the prestige of the University. If that’s the case, then The Graduate could be the perfect spot for you to celebrate! It nods to the colleges and some of the University’s most famous moments with its charming, contemporary decor, but still retains the personality and humour we’ve come to know and love from a high-end boutique hotel.

With a prime location overlooking the river, The Graduate is a stunning spot that captures the quintessential Cambridge spirit. It’s also ideal if you’re planning a big wedding, with a ceremony capacity of 220, a dinner capacity of 300, and 148 rooms for your guests! Alternatively, if you’re planning an intimate celebration, its flexible function rooms can also cater perfectly for something small but mighty.

Perfect for: Boutique weddings with charm and personality

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 220
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 300
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 148 rooms
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Non-exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

QUY MILL, CAMBRIDGE

Quy Mill is quy-te the place to hold your wedding day (sorry, I couldn’t resist…) It’s a super calm setting to get hitched in, with an onsite spa and luscious green surroundings! The Garden Room makes the most of these, with its conservatory-style windows letting in loads of natural light as well as visions of the manicured gardens; but it’s the Waterwheel room that really steals my heart. The historic ‘undershot’ waterwheel, featured proudly in the wall itself, makes an ideal backdrop for your ceremony or top table.

Perfect for: Something a bit different

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 80
  • Dinner capacity: Up to
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 51 rooms
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

RECTORY FARM, CAMBRIDGE

Rectory Farm weddings have the air of a magical, secret garden party about them. Firstly the outdoor ceremony space, under the whimsical thatched roof of ‘The Folly’ and onto the sprawling lawns, is a perfect woodland wonder. Then, move through the secret covered walkway weaving its way between flora and fauna, before arriving in the pristine marquee. But that’s not where the surprises end; the marquee is decked out with opulent drapes, a timber floor, and Venetian chandeliers!

The scope of Rectory Farm is truly enchanting, and means there’s a world of possibilities for your wedding plans. They even suggest having a fairground on their lawns – an idea I whole-heartedly support!

Perfect for: A magical garden party wedding

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 150
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes indoor and outdoor
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 38 rooms
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

THE MALTINGS, ELY

As you might have guessed from the name: The Maltings, Ely used to be a brewery, where local barley was processed to become Malt. Since then, however, it’s become a stunning riverside venue, and one you should definitely consider for your wedding day. The exposed brickwork that runs throughout connects the building to its important history, but still maintains an air of contemporary cool; and, crucially, a blank canvas for you to impart your own personal style onto. Plus, as The Maltings is often used as a lively venue, there’s a stage area, too, which is ideal if you’re planning to get down on the dancefloor later on in the evening.

Perfect for: Music and beer lovers

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up t0 150
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: In house or couple’s choice
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Some areas

WISTOW HOUSE, HUNTINGDON

In the wider scheme of Cambridgeshire wedding venues, Wistow House is fairly new: but it made its mark immediately with its stunning surroundings and incredible team. With over 20 years’ experience in top London hotels such as Grosvenor House, The Dorchester Hotel and The Park Lane Hilton, they’ve brought their luxury knowhow to the Cambridgeshire countryside, and we’re very grateful for it! Whether you’re dreaming of a marquee wedding, getting married in a beautiful barn or under a traditional thatched gazebo, Wistow House has everything you need.

Perfect for: Relaxed, elegant wedding plans

Need to know:

  • Ceremony Capacity: Up to 120
  • Dinner Capacity: Up to 120
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes
  • Catering: Couple’s choice
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: No
  • Parking: Yes - limited
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

SHEENE MILL, ROYSTON

Sheene Mill is one of the Cambridgeshire wedding venues that has it all. A 400 year old flour mill on the banks of the River Mell, it features open fireplaces, exposed beams and an elegant interior that’s faithful to its history, whilst also capturing a modern spirit with its shabby chic finish.

And that’s before you even consider outside. Sheene Mill also boasts perfectly manicured gardens and its pièce de résistance: a wedding pavilion that seems to blissfully float on the River - it’s pure heaven!

Perfect for: Blissful beauty

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 110
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 180
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes - indoor and outdoor
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 10 rooms
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

And a bonus venue for luck…

LANWADES HALL, NEWMARKET

Ok, so technically this venue on this list of Cambridgeshire wedding venues is, ahem, in Suffolk - but it’s in Newmarket, so a stone’s throw from the county border. Plus, it’s too beautiful to not include it, so I hope all you cartographers will forgive me…

And what is this venue so stunning that I’m willing to bend the rules of geography for it? Well, Lanwades Hall, of course. It’s a Tudor-style manor house that’s simultaneously both opulent and understated: the original oak panelling, moulded ceilings and open stone fireplaces all lend an air of quiet, undeniable luxury, which you can then put your own signature stamp on.

Perfect for: Classy, contemporary celebrations

Need to know:

  • Ceremony capacity: Up to 90
  • Dinner capacity: Up to 150
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies: Yes - indoor and outdoor
  • Catering: In house
  • Bar: In house
  • Accommodation: Yes - 13 rooms
  • Parking: Yes
  • Hire type: Exclusive
  • Accessible: Yes

And if you’re looking for a Cambridgeshire wedding photographer to capture you at any of these stunning venues – then I’d love to hear from you. I work unobtrusively, so I’ll capture not only the beauty of the space but, even more importantly, the beauty of you and your loved ones – those emotional, natural, tender moments that you can treasure forever. Drop me a line here; I’d love to chat!