Great Northern Hotel

(13 reviews) 13 5
Station Approach Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE1 1QL
Hotel & garden 0
1852 Civil ceremony set up  1
Ballroom  2
Love letters & Wedding cake  3
Front of the hotel 4
View of the hotel from the gardens 5

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About Great Northern Hotel

Station Approach, Peterborough
Cambridgeshire, PE1 1QL

Located in the heart of Peterborough, the Great Northern Hotel has been welcoming guests and holding grand events for over 150 years. The classic ‘Railway Hotel’ hotel embraces the character and charm of the Victorian period to provide the perfect elegant setting for your wedding celebrations.

Whether you’re planning a grand event or an intimate affair, the Great Northern Hotel is the ideal venue. You can choose to celebrate in the grand ballroom or the charming garden room.

From your very first enquiry through to the big day itself, our dedicated and experienced wedding team will be on hand to offer help and support. They will work closely with you to ensure that your big day runs smoothly and exceeds all of your expectations.

There are 40 rooms within the hotel to accommodate your overnight guests. With luxury en-suite rooms and exclusive ‘smart rooms’, you and your guests will enjoy a delightful night’s stay.

The hotel also has its own bar, coffee lounge and a fantastic steak, fish and grill restaurant. In an enviable location near the city centre, the hotel is close to shops and excellent transport links and ample on-site parking, perfect for any travelling guests.

From a red carpet welcome to an intimate secluded garden for your photos, the hotel offers all you could need for a fantastic wedding day. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further details.

• 40 en-suite bedrooms for your overnight guests • Main part of the building retains much of its original structure. Designed by Henry Goddard and built by FW Costar. • Oasis within the city • Dedicated wedding team • Excellent location with good transport links

Facilities at Great Northern Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Great Northern Hotel Location

Great Northern Hotel, Station Approach, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1QL

Station Approach Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE1 1QL
01733 552595
13 5

Great Northern Hotel Reviews (13)

Our wedding day
Venue Service

By Laura and Rob, on 03 Jun 2016

Me and Rob would like to thank you with all the hard work and effort you did for us, you went above and beyond and we really appreciate it. The day went really well and was lovely, all thanks to you. Also Tracey was lovely and also went above and beyond. Everyone said how lovely the hotel staff are and that every think went smoothly. Cannot recommend Great Northern especially yourself enough. Thank you so much Hopefully pop by with the kids after the honeymoon to see you in person. Many thanks Laura and Rob xx

An and Clifton s wedding
Venue Service

By An & Clifton, on 03 Jun 2016

Fantastic stay fantastic staff nothing was too much for them our wedding cake broke in transit and the chefs from the hotel reconstructed it .Brilliant service Zsofia the wedding coordinator was very professional and sociable in that she felt like a family member at the end of the day. She ran a tight ship and nothing was too much for her and the rest of the staff. All of our guest said that the food was in abundance and the rooms were fantastic. I would certainly advise a visit to anyone staying over in Peterborough

Mark and Debbis Wedding
Venue Service

By Mark and Debbie, on 03 Jun 2016

Fantastic day. Great service from Zsofia and her team. Nothing was too much trouble. Everyone was waited on hand and foot. The food was good and the wedding room was lovely. The bar and hotel rooms also met all expectations as well the breakfast the following day. I would strongly recommend this venue for any function of any size. Definitely no regrets having our wedding reception at the Great Northern Hotel.

my daughters wedding on saturday 5th sept
Venue Service

By Jamie & Cory, on 03 Jun 2016

My daughters wedding was held on the 5th Sept the day went really well from start to breakfast the next morning, the rooms, staff and events organiser Zsofia where grate every thing went really well, I would just like to say a big thank you to you all

Our a wedding on the 12th September 2015 Part 2
Venue Service

By Lisa & Darren, on 03 Jun 2016

Shaun (manager and wedding coordinator for the day) escorted all professionals on the day to required posts i.e. florist/event dresser, cake, photographer and hairdresser/make-up artist. I was issued with an itinerary for the day and this kept everything on schedule taking the guess work and worry out of how things will go to plan...and it worked. The wedding Breakfast was fantastic and everything was perfect. Tracy and staff ensured everything was perfect and attended to all of mine and my new husband’s needs. The change over to the evening went without a hitch, never even noticed the change it was so fluid. The evening reception with the outside catering of the hog roast etc was faultless. Our wedding day was perfect, everything I had wished for and more. I would definitely recommend a wedding here. Thank you to all the staff for making our wedding perfect and memorable

Our a wedding on the 12th September 2015 Part 1
Venue Service

By Lisa & Darren, on 03 Jun 2016

Right from the start from booking the date back in October 2014 to the Sunday morning after the wedding has been great. Anna and Zsofia the coordinators were great, responded to all emails with questions re our wedding in a timely manner and with reassurance that whatever we wanted they would endeavour to meet if possible. Booked the Bridal Suite for the Friday night for me (the bride) and from that check in I felt welcome and looked after. Saturday morning I was greeted by a perfect breakfast right on schedule and every phone call down to reception was handled professionally and with compassion even when I asked for an extra guest to be added to the Wedding Breakfast at the last minute.

Venue Service

By Charlotte & Matt, on 03 Jun 2016

After researching various wedding venues in the Peterborough area we decided to book the Great northern Hotel. Our wedding enquiries were handled professionally and promptly, also we were very impressed with the hotels newly refurbished 1852 room as it suited our requirements perfectly. Throughout the whole wedding planning process the events co-ordinator at the hotel Zsofia has catered for our every request and requirement with superb professionalism and precision. She gave us such confidence that every aspect of our big day would be covered and planned to perfection. Thank you Zsofia. On the day the hotel staff were warm and welcoming to us and our guests, Tracey and the team attended to every fine detail on our itinerary. The hotel overall has reached & exceeded all of our expectations and I highly recommend it

Perfect Wedding day and amazing hotel Part 2
Venue Service

By Julie & Richard, on 03 Jun 2016

When we arrived back from the church there was a red carpet laid out leading to the ballroom and we enjoyed drinks in the garden room. We had photographs taken mostly in the hotel due to the rain and there was lots of photo opportunities with the grand staircase and carriage style hallways. There is also lots of photo opportunities outside and a lovely garden which we managed to get some shots in so don't be put of with the city location. The wedding breakfast was gorgeous and very well presented, I heard lots of people complementing how lovely it was, so a big well done to the chef! We had a cheese cake which we had flowers and fruit to decorate it with, Sean took this all of our hands and decorated it and it looked amazing. In the evening we had bacon rolls served in floury buns which went down a treat. Moving on to the staff, they are an absolute credit to the hotel, every member is so genuinely friendly and polite and could not do enough for you. They were always there to offer drinks and checking that we were happy along the way. A very special thanks to Zsofia, Sean, Tracy, Megan and Cerys, they really helped make the day what is was and went above and beyond for us, as well as being good fun too! Can’t wait for our anniversary night in the hotel but will definitely be back before then! Thank you so much Julie and Richard

Perfect Wedding day and amazing hotel Part 1
Venue Service

By Julie and Richard, on 03 Jun 2016

We held our wedding reception here on the 5th March 2016 and had the most perfect special day. We chose the great northern hotel as it has such a lovely vintage feel about it being a Victorian hotel and is beautifully decorated without looking too old fashioned. We had a lot of contact with Zsofia prior to the event and she replied very quickly and was very organised and efficient. The wedding packages themselves were also very good value as well as being flexible. The day before the wedding we met Sean the manager who was overseeing the wedding on the day, Sean and his team assisted in decorating the venue and making it all look lovely which also took the stress away from us! We had the bridal suite the night before the wedding to get ready and it is the most beautiful spacious room ever with a big his and hers sink and another living room so plenty of space to get ready and also lovely photos! Having seen lots of bridal suites in Peterborough this beats them by far. On the day there was a very late last minute dietary request which Sean sorted out straight away with no trouble at all.

Our Wedding Part 3
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs McAvoy, on 03 Jun 2016

I would recommend this hotel over and over again to get married in and to have your wedding breakfast. Nothing was too much for them. Zsofia answered any emails within hours, and if I had any problems she sorted them out so quickly. A big shout out to Tracey, she worked longer shifts over the weekend just to ensure everything was fine. Such a lovely person, really couldn't do enough. She was at my bridesmaids and myself side at every point over the weekend! A big thank you from us, Mr & Mrs McAvoy, we will see you at Christmas for the next function!!

Our Wedding Part 2
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs McAvoy, on 03 Jun 2016

The night drew to a close, and myself and the bridesmaids slept in the bridal suite which there was plenty of room. The day of the wedding went without a hitch, headed up by Lizzie who kept everything in order and was very polite at all times. The food was served in a timely manner, there were so many waiters that the food was brought out piping hot for all guests at once. The food was tasty, and the extras that we had asked chef for during the tasting were done to perfection! Everyone commented on how good the food was. Later that evening the hotel supplied us with a hog roast, and catered for a gentleman with special dietary requirements with no problems.

Our Wedding
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs McAvoy, on 02 Jun 2016

We had the most amazing and memorable wedding at this hotel. This was seriously helped by all of the staff! They could not do enough from you. From our initial meeting with Zsofia who is the wedding organiser right through to the morning after the wedding, we were treated like royalty! We were allowed to bring friends and family to the hotel whenever we wanted to show them round, we were invited to many wedding open evenings which I would also recommend. The team at the great northern hotel offered to help us decorate the room after they had set it all up, which was very kind. The room looked just as I had explained I had wanted it. We had a final get together on the Friday before the wedding to confirm all details. Everything went very smoothly. On the Friday it was my husband’s birthday and we had a lot of rooms booked in the hotel so between the chef (who does the most amazing food in the world!) and Zsofia they allowed us use of the restaurant for a birthday meal, and catered for everyone's tastes. Continue ... (Mr & Mrs McAvoy ) ....

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