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Last update: January 2024

With its stunning waterfront location on the River Cam, Graduate Cambridge makes a picture-perfect wedding venue. The hotel offers a variety of unforgettable event spaces, indoors and out, and the staff here boast more than a decade’s experience planning and executing flawless weddings.

Whether you’re hosting an intimate vow exchange or an all-out bash, the hotel's dedicated team will work with you to create a customised experience that authentically celebrates your unique love story.

Facilities and Capacity

For your special day and all the events surrounding it, you’ll find the perfect space for a memorable wedding, civil partnership or celebration at Graduate Cambridge. The hotel’s enchanting riverside garden Gazebo is a romantic and quintessentially Cambridge setting for your ceremony. Imagine saying ‘I do’ overlooking the River Cam before celebrating with drinks in the beautifully landscaped gardens.

Indoors, Graduate Cambridge offers four unique event suites for weddings of all sizes and styles. The waterfront River Suite is your largest option, with direct access to the riverside garden and a regal ballroom-style atmosphere. For more intimate celebrations, the Granata and Cayley Suites can be arranged to suit whatever you have in mind. The hotel has full licensing to host ceremonies and receptions and can comfortably accommodate weddings of 10 to 250 guests.

Services Offered

Graduate Cambridge offers several mindfully curated wedding packages ranging from all-inclusive to bespoke, ensuring your day will authentically reflect your vision. When you book the venue for your big day, a dedicated in-house coordinator will help you plan, design and execute your dream event flawlessly.

Are loved ones travelling to Cambridge for your wedding? With 148 bedrooms, including a spacious Penthouse Suite, there’s plenty of room for you and your overnight guests. Graduate Cambridge also offers four inspired bars and restaurants, a relaxing leisure club with swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, and ample on-site parking. Conveniently located in the city centre, the hotel is just a short taxi ride from the central train station and easily accessible from the M11 and A14 for guests travelling by car.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
In the city
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Graduate Cambridge

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Sonia Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely faultless

Thank you seems such an insignificant word to really relay to you all just how much we appreciate all that you and your staff did for us over the two days of our stay with you. From the beginning of us organising our wedding you have all been fantastic, but our wedding day with you and your staff was absolutely faultless. Your help and kindness is something both Alan and I will never forget. I for one would not of coped without you and Liam. He is an absolute star and absolutely did what he says he would do. Throughout the day and evening he constantly checked with me and Alan to make sure we were happy and relaxed and needed for nothing. Anything we asked was delivered within seconds and never once did he show that our requests were anything but the norm. He must and should be a valued member of your team he really is a special person. What a fantastic team. Our guests were overwhelmed by the setting and the effort that you all put in to ensure each and every one of them enjoyed our day. And you Avril I cannot thank you enough for all you had to put up with, with me asking stupid questions and getting you to pace the distance? What was I thinking lol and then when my beautiful daughters contacted you to help deliver what they wanted to do for us you went all out to ensure it happened I don’t think many people or places would of been so accommodating and to have my Dad there while I danced to his song will be something I will always treasure and will always be grateful to you for that.
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Jonathon Sent on 19/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Huge thank you for making our day so special!

Hi Avril,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say a huge thank you and the whole hotel staff for making our day so special on Saturday.

They could not have done more for us on the day and helped to make our day special.

Please pass on our thanks to Joy and the whole team.

Also, thank you for all help and advice during the planning and preparation for Saturday which helped to make the day go so smoothly.

Best Wishes
Jon & Julia
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Luca Sent on 24/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We had a great day!

Thanks a lot for the organisation of our wedding at the DoubleTree. Alisa and I were super happy, we really liked the setting of the room and our guests loved the celebration. The service was great and the staff was really caring. I noticed that also the menus were printed by the hotel, thanks for that, we totally forgot about printing them.

We had a great day, thank you!

Alisa and Luca
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Steven Sent on 07/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

It was the best day ever, everything went perfectl

It was the best day ever, everything went perfectly. We didn’t have to worry about a thing, the staff we’re amazing and we loved everything about our special day!

Lovely hotel and it couldn’t have gone any better.

Thank you x
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Ellie Sent on 07/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

It was indeed a fabulous and memorable day that al

We had a great time! We had a brilliant weather and also had fantastic staff looking after us. We gave Joan and his team 5/5 for a well organised day!

Thank you so much for the fantastic work you had done for us. It was indeed a fabulous and memorable day that all our guests enjoyed!

Food is superb. Please extend my thanks to the chef and you of course for accommodating our needs.

Sending our great gratitude for the best day ever! Thank you!
Ellie and Joe
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Luke Sent on 07/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day!

Dear Elle,

We both just wanted to say a big thank you for all you have done to make our day perfect.

The staff, facilities, food and wine were all fantastic, and this hotel should be honoured to have you working here.

Please could you pass on our gratitutde to Joy and the rest of the team.

Forever thankful,
Like & Kim
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Francesca Sent on 07/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We had an amazing day!

We had an amazing day. Everything was perfect and the co-ordinator was brilliant she ensured everything went smoothly and we were impressed by her and al the staff.

The only thing I would say is the bottles of wine which weren't drunk at the meal were taken away and not given to us considering we had paid for them.

Other than that it was brilliant. Everyone said how lovely the venue was and how impressed they were with the food.

Thank you,
Francesca
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Ellie Sent on 01/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A fabulous and memorable day!

We had a great time! We had a brilliant weather and also had fantastic staff looking after us. We gave Joan and his team 5/5 for a well organised day!

Thank you so much for the fantastic work you had done for us. It was indeed a fabulous and memorable day that all our guests enjoyed!

Food is superb. Please extend my thanks to the chef and you of course for accommodating our needs.

Sending our great gratitude for the best day ever! Thank you!
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Harry Sent on 19/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

There is nothing from my side apart from appreciat

Hi Elle,

I would like thank you and all the staff from Hilton to help make our big day so special. Everyone is being very supportive and the wedding has been super smooth and successful.

There is nothing from my side apart from appreciation. It was a very wise decision to choose Hilton as our wedding venue. Thanks again!
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Grant Sent on 04/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

We couldnt be happier how the day went

In terms of feedback, we couldn’t be happier how the day went really. I have no complaints, only compliments. I think there were a couple of guests which would consider the same venue for their wedding after seeing how good the staff / facilities of the hotel were on the day. Joy took really good care of us and made sure the day flowed well even after a couple of unexpected turns (somebody turned up that we were told wouldn’t and somebody wanted a vegetarian dish at last minute which were both accommodated for with ease). The food was very good and well received by everyone.
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Nicole Sent on 04/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

We had an amazing day

We had an amazing day. Absolutely fantastic !! We honestly could not have asked for anything more perfect . Please thank Joy for being an absolute star . She was amazing and everything went so smoothly . Also to the staff who worked so hard all day . We can't thank you enough, you were all amazing.
Thanks so much Avril and please pass on both mine and Michael's thanks to everyone. When we have our photos it would be great to come in and show you .
Have a lovely weekend,
Love Nicole and Michael ??
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Anonymous Sent on 12/06/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You

Hi Emma

We just wanted to say a huge Thank You to you for helping us plan the wedding!!

It was a fantastic day and everything at the Doubletree worked out perfectly. Please also thank Katka - I don't have her email, she was excellent on the day and really helpful throughout. I've completed the feedback survey but wanted to thank you as well, you have been so helpful and patient through the whole process, all of our guests had a great time and commented on the excellent service they received.

Please also thank Chef - the food was excellent and all of the people with special food requirements were happy as well - thanks for being so accommodating.

We both really enjoyed the whole day and I'm pleased that Katka persuaded me to go in the punt !

Best wishes
Louise and Hugo Palmer
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Millie Sent on 06/06/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Very accommodating

Hi Emma,

Claud and i would like to thank you for all your help and preparation towards our big day. I would totally do it all again at the Doubletree. You have made it very easy for us and have been so accommodating with our wishes. The food was great and absolutely plenty of it, enough for evening people too, could you pass our thanks to all the chefs in the kitchen.

On Sunday, as you may know, it rained all day, non stop. This didnt matter and no way took the gloss off the day, in fact we said it was better as it kept our small group all together and everyone commented on what a chilled and relaxing wedding it was. This is just how we wanted it to be.

Can you also forward this message to katka for me. She was the best and so calm (unlike me and the girls b4 entering the ceremony haha) and organised, and always communicating with us throughout the day and juggling the afternoon bit around as we didnt go punting in the end...well can you blame us lol. Wish she could have had a drink with us too.

Thanks ever so much to you both and of course to everyone else involved on the day too.

Lots of love

Mr and Mrs Kwok haha (Millie and Claudio)

xx
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Anonymous Sent on 29/05/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Day

Hi Emma,

I wanted to thank you for all your help with our wedding earlier in May. Jane and I just returned from our honeymoon and are still reliving the magical day we had on 5th May (despite the cool weather, it didn't rain!!).

Your help with the planning and flexibility made the day so memorable, and made our lives so much easier and less stressful knowing that everything / set up was being taken well care of. All our guests had a fantastic time and we've received rave reviews!! Please could you also pass on my warmest thanks to Toshi, Katka and, of course, the Chef - they're a great team! The food was exquisite and we were most impressed and grateful with his willingness to adapt the food for our 'special guests'.

So, thanks again and I'm sure that Jane and I will be swinging past the Doubletree at some point soon!
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Anonymous Sent on 29/05/2012
5 out of 5 rating
From our first meeting with Emma we were confident that she would work with us to make our wedding perfect. Nothing was too much trouble, she made communicating with the hotel easy by ensuring either she sorted any queries out or we were through to the people who would. On the day we had a lady called Katka running the event, again she was always on hand to get things sorted out on the day. She was an absolute star :)
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