Minstrel Court

(14 reviews) 14 4.93
North Road Royston Cambridgeshire SG8 0AB
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About Minstrel Court

North Road, Royston
Cambridgeshire, SG8 0AB

Located on the borders of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire, Minstrel Court is an historic Listed Tudor Manor set in six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking a private lake. The facilities are very flexible with a marquee overlooking the lake and our listed Long Gallery for dancing and entertainment  (including our unique light up Disco Dance Floor)!  At Minstrel Court there is no need to turn a single room around!

Unlike most other venues in the UK, we have three romantic settings for your ceremony effectively offering an all year round facility regardless of weather!. With one Pavilion overlooking the lake, and a beamed Chapel with a view of Wimpole Meadows, both Pavilions are glassed in and heated and your guests are also covered creating two beautiful spaces to get married anytime! If you prefer we also have the equally attractive listed beamed Long Gallery overlooking the Terrace which can seat from 60 - 145 guests!

Finally, we have our amazing three storey Regency Barn which will seat up to 135, so now whether you like beautiful outdoor marquees or soaring beamed Barns (complete with stained glass windows!) we can cater for every preference, making Minstrel Court one of the most flexible wedding venues anywhere!!

STOP PRESS!! New for this season is the stunning illuminated Sky Lounge Bar adjacent to the Long Gallerey where guests can relax in comfort without having to shout over a disco!

Our highly experienced wedding team will be available to assist you in the planning of your special day, from your first enquiry right through to departure of the last guest. We are completely flexible with the arrangements from reception only, to full civil ceremonies both outdoors or indoors  accommodating numbers from up to 145 during the day to 200 plus in the evening!

There are no fixed menus and all food requirements are fully flexible. So far this year, as well as traditional three course Wedding Breakfasts we have catered Hog Roasts, Barbecues, Fish and Chips, an afternoon Cream Tea, a Thai Banquet, an Indian Feast and Pie and Mash!

Subject to availability it may be  possible to gain access the day before in order to decorate and dress the venue, taking much of the stress out of the Wedding Day!

All of our packages are fully flexible and any element including food, alcohol, timings and guest numbers can be changed or upgraded to suit yourselves!

• A choice of three romantic locations to marry including a stunning all weather outdoor Lake Pavilion, a listed beamed Gallery and a Meadow Chapel • Set in 6 acres of landscaped gardens overlooking a private lake, all exclusively yours for the day! • All inclusive package deals for 60 people from £3999 (extra guests can be added) • Two sensational spaces to dine - the twin peaked Marquee seating 60 - 145 and our soaring stained glass Regency Barn, seating 60 - 135 • Fully flexible catering options - no set menus - external catering possible by agreement • On site accommodation available.

Facilities at Minstrel Court

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
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

Minstrel Court Reviews (14)

Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Edwards, on 17 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Dec 2019

We held our wedding here last weekend and it was fantastic from start to finish! We had originally booked for late 2020 but decided to bring it forward with just under 8 weeks to go until the big day! Dave was brilliant and went above and beyond to ensure our day went brilliantly, he was so accommodating with the date change and very responsive on emails to any questions we had. On the day everything from the food to the disco, the bar staff and the fireworks were perfect any questions or requests we made were done in seconds. Holding our wedding in December we knew it was going to be cold and dark but the venue looks even more beautiful in the dark with all the twinkly lights over the lake. We would 110% recommend Dave and his team at Minstrel Court.

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By Mandy Jackson, on 23 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Sep 2019

Beautiful venue for our daughter's wedding, the food was excellent and very good size portions for everyone, the extra's like the bouncy castle and outside games just added to the day which was brilliant, the fireworks added that extra special touch to the end of the day which everyone enjoyed, I can't fault anything about the day it was just amazing!

Superb Wedding Venue
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By Carly Archer & Angus Archer, on 07 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2019

We couldn't recommend Mintrel Court, Dave and his team more highly! Dave was so helpful from start to finish and very relaxed too with an anything is possible attitude. He and his team made our day a very special one with the smooth running of the day, top quality food and service. I'm still talking about our food now. We had very specific requirements and Dave and his chef nailed it to perfection! Every wish we made for our big day was granted and all our guests were so happy. The venue speaks for itself with it's beautiful lake, barn and marquee. This venue would be beautiful any time of year and we chose it initially due to the fact that we wanted an outdoor wedding and it's almost guaranteed whatever the weather. It rained on our day but it didn't spoil a thing! Thank you so much Dave and the Team. You really made a dream come true Mr & Mrs Archer xx

Excellent facilities and organisation
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By Fiona, on 10 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 26 May 2019

We had an amazing day at Minstrel Court. The team there are true professionals and we were extremely impressed with how smoothly everything ran on the day. Beforehand, we had all the info that we needed and appreciated the flexibility of venue and all the options available. Lots of our guests commented on how lovely the surroundings were and we also had loads of compliments about the food, which was wonderful. The portions were very generous and our friends with dietary requirements were very happy with their meals. There was nothing for us to worry about all day so we were able to relax and enjoy everything. We were so pleased we chose to get married at Minstrel Court and would recommend it wholeheartedly to other couples.

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By Ian Evans, on 10 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

We held our wedding at Minstrel Court in May. Along with being a beautiful venue which was exclusively ours to use for the day, Dave and his team managed the day in impeccable fashion. The food was first class throughout, from the canapes, through the main sit down dinner, as well as the buffet. Everything ran like clockwork with Dave acting as our master of ceremonies. The bar was both well stocked and staffed. Even after the event, Dave was able to locate a gift and card that had gone astray. We're so pleased that we chose Minstrel Court to host our big day, a well kept intimate venue where we were able to plan (without pushy wedding planners) a simply perfect day. A big thank you to Dave and his team!!!!

Best day!
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By Zoe and darren, on 19 May 2019Date of Wedding - 17 May 2019

Dave and the team at minstrel court were absolutely fantastic, the day could not of gone better and it was perfectly planned from start to finish!the staff were amazing,the food was amazing and the facilities were everything we could of asked for!i would definitely recommend this place to have your special day, you won’t be disappointed

So beautiful and made so easy
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By Thomas Farthing, on 23 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

Dave and everyone at Minstrel court made everything so easy and was always on hand in the past year with immediate answers to any questions we had. On top of that the value for money is insane with so much included and great things like the bouncy castle coming in so cheaply. Having the ceremony venue (two to choose from), catering, dance floor and accommodation on site makes everything so much easier and stress free for all involved. I can't recommend the place enough and I'm telling everyone I know to get married there as well.

The perfect venue.
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By Joe and Jess, on 16 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2018

Minstrel Court was the perfect venue for our wedding. We wanted a venue with beautiful surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere and it certainly delivered. On top of that, Dave and his team went above and beyond to ensure it was the most perfect day for us, even down to arranging the sun to shine on us! We got married on the island pavilion, which looked absolutely stunning, had a delicious meal in the barn and then live music and lots of drinks in the sky bar. The new sky bar was perfect, long and well stocked and all our guests had a great night. We couldn't have asked for our day to be any better and with Minstrel Court, you get more than just a venue, you're also paying for an exception team to guide you on your wedding day. Dave was very patient and helped us plan the whole thing, even when bombarding him with plenty of panic emails shortly before the date then he followed our timeline on the day to ensure we didn't have to think about or plan a thing. When the next event was due to start, Dave and his team were prompt and took control and made sure everything flowed naturally and on schedule. The onsite accommodation was lovely and again, set up perfectly for our wishes. We would definitely recommend Minstrel Court, Dave and the whole team to anyone looking for a wedding venue it surpassed all expectations and we've had lots of great feedback from our guests.

Fantastic Wedding
Venue Service

By Richard and Mary Burnett, on 25 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Nov 2017

Minstrel Court is absolutely the most magnificent venue which is met by Dave and his team who did an utterly fantastic job. We got married in the Meadow Chapel which was glorious with the views of the fields behind and had our wedding breakfast in the recently converted Barn. I would thoroughly recommend considering Minstrel Court, we decided on the venue almost immediately after walking down the driveway. Dave was helpful every step of the way.

Minstrel Court
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By Nicky, on 26 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2017

We recently attended a wedding at Minstrel Court and had a great day from start to finish, we enjoyed beautiful surroundings, good food and nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were helpful and courteous...Thank you for a great time!!

Stunning venue & excellent value vor money
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By Connie Hantschmann, on 08 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2017

Stop shopping around, Minstrel Court has everything you could wish for! A stunning all-weather venue and dining location, amazing food, really reasonably priced bar and such a friendly and flexible team that can cater for all your needs. Dave and his team have so much experience and make marrying as easy as it can possibly be :). In addition they offer excellent all inclusive packages at a rate that often includes only the venue hire at other wedding venues. I honestly couldn’t recommend them highly enough. All of our family and friends where simply overwhelmed by the venue.

Everything we wanted and more
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By Caroline and Stewart, on 21 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2017

Despite some rain we had a fabulous day from start to finish. The venue is a beautiful setting and perfect for some great photography. Upon setting up and on arrival Dave had everything planned and proved to be a great host. He certainly took away any of our stress. The setting of the gazebo over the lake is perfect for a relaxed and enjoyable ceremony. The food and wine was lovely and those with dietary requirements were well catered for too. As Bride and Groom we had a fabulous day and night and couldn't have wished you anything more. You can't control the weather so simply make the best of whatever comes. We are disappointed that not everyone appeared to enjoy the whole day but wouldn't hesitate to recommend Minstrel Court as a wedding venue. We certainly have no regrets and feel that the venue and all suppliers delivered exactly what we wanted and more.

Sarah Burling, Manager at Minstrel Court responded to this review on 03/09/2017 15:49:46

Just a note to say the phrase about not everyone appearing to enjoy the day referred to a review by one guest complaining about the weather! (notwithstanding the fact that the sun did shine on several occasions and the ceremony took place outside in the Lake Pavilion as the couple wished!) The review was deemed by Hitched to be somewhat unfair and thus removed!

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