Poets House

(6 reviews) 6 5
40-44 St Mary's Street Cambridgeshire Ely
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About Poets House

40-44 St Mary's Street
Cambridgeshire, Ely

Situated in the centre of the city of Ely, Cambridgeshire, Poets House offers you the perfect setting for the perfect wedding. Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your lives, the beginning of your next chapter in life together, and here at Poets House, we want you to experience it as you always dreamed it to be.

Grade II listed, Poets House formerly homed one of Ely’s most beloved writers and poets in the early 1900. However, now having been lovingly renovated, it sits proudly as one of Cambridgeshire’s most stylish and intimate wedding venues. Boasting outstanding views of Ely’s wonderful cathedral, elegant interiors, a quaint courtyard garden, lovingly prepared food, and luxurious suites, we know it will be love at first sight!

Licensed to host your civil ceremony for up to 80 guests, wedding breakfast, and evening reception, The Writing Room is the perfect setting to let your day unfold. With the ability to host up to 80 guests to witness you say "I Do" and up to 50 guests in the evening. Poets House and a truly idyllic space for you to celebrate.

The Sonnet Bar & Lounge is the perfect spot for a Champagne reception with its sunny aspect and easy access to the gorgeous courtyard garden. After the formalities, you can relax into your evening celebrations and dance the night away!

With exclusive use of the entire hotel and our luxurious bedrooms, you and your guests can relax in the privacy of the full hotel and its grounds all to yourselves. With our special blend of friendly service and attention to detail, Poets House is the perfect, romantic location for you to create the most special wedding day memories.

For more information on the kinds of weddings Poets House can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

• Beautiful Georgian Boutique Hotel with 21 bedrooms and walled garden • Stunning views of Ely's cathedral and across the city • Licensed to host your civil ceremony for up to 80 guests. • Delicious menu options prepared for your wedding breakfast • Exclusive or Non-Exclusive packages are • Only 1h 10m from London, Kings Cross

Facilities at Poets House

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

Poets House Reviews (6)

Venue Service

By Laura J Massey, on 21 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2019

Wonderful service from Poets House from start to finish! We had a fabulous time - the team, food, rooms and venue were brilliant. Excellent support from Christine - we couldn’t have asked for more and would highly recommend.

Absolutely Perfect!
Venue Service

By Iain and Sally, on 17 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Oct 2018

We held our wedding at The Poets House on 27th Oct 2018. We booked it a year in advance and worked with the Events Manager to create our very special day. The hotel delivered - and more. It was amazing. The facilities, including the bedrooms, are top class and the staff are incredibly helpful. Indeed, one guest commented that the staff kept smiling throughout and that makes all the difference. When we entered the Writing Room for the wedding breakfast, it had been dressed to perfection and would have done justice to any elite hotel in the world. The food was superb - everyone loved it. But above all, the ambience of this gem of a hotel made it perfect for us. We can not recommend it highly enough.

Amazing wedding venue & hotel
Venue Service

By Rachel Goodwin, on 06 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2018

We held our wedding reception and party at the lovely Poet's House. Christine was extremely accommodating and ready to help us realise our vision. The food was fantastic, as were the bar staff, and we had a perfect day. We hired the rooms out as part of a wedding package and everyone was blown away by how beautiful the rooms were, and very excited about using the copper baths! Thank you very much x

Wonderful, personal venue in the heart of Ely
Venue Service

By Nicola Hubbard, on 07 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

My husband and I got married and had our reception at Poets House in Ely, in July 2018. Christine and her team were extremely attentive and organised, right from when we first looked around to the day after our wedding. We had exclusive use for our wedding, which came with all 21 rooms. We all had a fantastic time and guest were extremely impressed with the rooms and the quality of the food on the day. Breakfast the day after was included for those guests that stayed, and was excellent! Christine made our day run so smoothly and we couldn't recommend this venue more highly.

Venue Service

By Amy Ruprai, on 25 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 27 May 2018

We spent a long time after we got engaged looking for our perfect venue and we were so pleased to find it at Poets House. We had a large Sikh wedding on the Saturday of a bank holiday weekend, followed by a more intimate ceremony and celebration at the lovely Poet's House on the Sunday. It was the ideal size for our 60-something guests and wonderful to have the run of the hotel for a relaxed and fun occasion, as well as the convenience and luxury of having most of our guests staying at the hotel overnight in the beautiful rooms. We first came to Poets House for lunch, and the high quality of the food was a big influence on our making the decision that we'd found the right venue for us. The only difficult part was choosing what to have to eat on our big day because we enjoyed everything at our tasting! The team at Poets House are fantastic - Christine in particular was so helpful in the run up to the wedding and keeping everything moving on the day. She was happy to accommodate our requests, including for outdoor games in their courtyard - I recommend giant Jenga! - and would always provide a reassuring response to my last minute panics. The team even created table numbers to match my "art deco" theme. I recommend Poets House for any couple looking for an elegant venue, which offers the flexibility to make your wedding special and personal to you.

Venue Service

By Georgia Dolton, on 29 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Apr 2017

The team at Poets House were fantastic and made our wedding day so special from start to finish, Christine the events Manager helped out so much from the moment we enquired. The team did a great job in laying out the writing room and changing the room around quickly. The food was excellent and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. We would highly recommend Poets House as a wedding venue.

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