The Wedding venue.....one of the biggest decisions you will make during your planning, and one of the most important! Today we are looking at Cambridgeshire, a beautiful county in the East of England just 1-1.5 hours from London, perfect if you want to escape the city for your Wedding day. Making sure you are happy with your venue is vital to your day, whether we are talking about the style, the customer service or the food offering. We always advise to look at as many venues as you can, and that you will know when you know which venue is for you - you will just get that feeling!
Set within 10 acres of lawns and gardens, this beautiful 18th century, Tudor gothic mansion, is available for up to 77 daytime guests and 350 for the evening. The beautiful Gold Room (yes it is gold!) is a beautifully decorated space, with a 50 ft aisle, perfect for your ceremony, so you can keep all of your celebrations in one place! Within the house, there is 18 accommodation suites for your guests to stay over, and 2 disabled rooms in the Old Diary opposite.
For catering and bar, the venue have an inhouse team to provide these for you, so you will not need to find an external caterer. Pricing for the venue is based on a package price for a set number of guests, with additional guests being charged at a price per head.
Find out more: https://www.holmewood-hall.co.uk
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This historic country house is a beautiful family home set just 10 miles from Cambridge, with a capacity for 100 civil ceremony, 150 for a sit down meal and 200 for the reception. There are two caterers which you can choose from, so you have the choice of who you think will work best for you, with drinks packages and bar to be arranged directly with the venue.
Longstowe is an exclusive use venue so no other Weddings or guests will be present on your big day. For your ceremony, you have the option of Pavilion Island, a beautiful gazebo at the lakeside, or the Rose Ballroom for an indoor setting.
Find out more: https://longstowehall.co.uk/
Surrounded by 3 acres of land and gardens, this beautiful Georgian House is situated next to the River Ouse, with an ornamental island set within the river, accessible by a short boat journey and perfect for couple shots after your ceremony. The venue is full of photo opportunities, including the beautiful secret garden.
You will have the choice of holding your celebrations within the house for up to 48 guests, or you can hire a marquee outside on the island, separating you from the house and giving the ultimate gift of privacy! Not only does the venue offer no corkage charge so you can bring your own drinks, being located on the river, you can arrive to your ceremony in style by boat!
Situated in Newmarket, this Tudor style mansion is an hour and a half from London, perfect to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and get back to the country for your Wedding day. Complete with a tree lined driveway and wrought-iron gates, the stunning historic venue even has a beautiful walled garden along with 4 spaces, all available as exclusive use.
There are 10 bedrooms onsite, including the honeymoon suite, perfect if some of your guests need accommodation for the night, or if you would like to continue your celebrations the next day with an intimate family brunch.
Find out more: https://www.lanwadeshall.co.uk/
This historic house and gardens is set on the Cambridgeshire/Northamptonshire border, fit for any luxury Wedding. If you are looking to feel like royalty for the day, then this venue is just perfect, with the actual building being classed as a house, but could almost be described as a castle with is architectural design.
With only 5 Weddings a year, the venue has an air of exclusivity and must be book far in advance if this is your dream venue. Within the Hall, you can hold a dreamy intimate Wedding, or, for parties up to 250, there is an option of a marquee on the grounds, with the house becoming the perfect backdrop to your celebrations.
The house is still lived in by a family to this day, keeping the house wonderfully maintained and the history alive.
For more information: http://eltonhall.com/
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Located in Newmarket, just 20 minutes from the centre of Cambridge and an hour and a half from London, this beautiful 1800's manor house is an idyllic country getaway for your big day. The venue is available year round, so whether you are looking to swoon in summer or hold out hope for a snow filled day, you can have either option here. You also get the choice of ceremony space, with two rooms being licensed for you to be legally wed - the study or the garden room, and you also have the option of an outdoor ceremony under the pergola.
The venue has their own inhouse catering team who offer an extensive menu, so no need to find your own suppliers for your wedding breakfast and bar. There are 12 guest bedrooms onsite for anybody who needs accommodation for the night, plus a honeymoon suite complete with it's own private stair case and copper free standing bath tub!
For more information: https://swynfordmanor.com/
We frequently talk about venues in different areas across the UK, but if you are fed up of trawling Google, Pinterest and Wedding directories, we offer venue finding services tailored you and the kind of venue you are looking for, plus location and budget. We will put forward 3-5 tailored suggestions, plus a wildcard option (which sometimes is the option our couples choose!) then re-evaluate if none of those options are for you. Above and beyond that, we also book the viewings for you and are also happy to attend if you would like us to. Contact us here for more information.