Hello everyone! It's great to find other brides planning weddings nearby.
Debs: We live in Cambridge and we're planning to get married in August 2013. St Neots Football Club sounds great, really good value for money as you say :) Exciting that you've found what you want! It sounds like you're getting on nicely with the planning, especially as you have until 5 October. We're still stuck on the venue - once we've confirmed that we will be able to sort out the registrar and then get on with all the other stuff!
Demon: Thanks for the suggestion - unfortunately Lanwades Hall only accommodates 70 people for a sit down meal, so it's not suitable for us.
Becca: Hotel Felix looks lovely! Sadly it's too small for us (we're having 95-100 guests) otherwise we would definitely have looked.
It's funny, quite a few people have told me they've been to weddings at Sheene Mill, and everyone says it's lovely! We really liked it when we went to visit, but we're starting to have second thoughts because of the price. They have quoted us £9k-£10k (depending on whether we have drinks as part of the package, and how many drinks we have etc). We're wondering whether we could negotiate.
One place I found which seems like good value is Slepe Hall Hotel: http://www.slepehallhotel.co.uk/weddings/index.asp They are booked up for Saturdays in July and August 2013, but they are worth looking at if you have other dates in mind.
I've also asked for more info from the Athenaeum in Bury St Edmunds. It's quite far from Cambridge but we're getting a bit desperate now!