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Poets House

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Rating 5.0 out of 5
6 reviews
Menus from £40
6 to 120 Guests

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Menus from £40
6 to 120 Guests

Situated in the centre of the city of Ely, Cambridgeshire, Poets House is a stylish hotel wedding venue offering a distinctive setting steeped in history. Grade II listed, this Georgian property formerly homed one of Ely's most beloved writers and poets in the early 1900s. Today it stands as an intimate wedding setting, lovingly renovated and lavishly designed. Boasting outstanding cathedral views, elegant interiors, and luxurious suites, the team is confident it will be love at first sight.

Facilities and Capacity

Poets House is a dream for those with a creative eye, offering an abundance of visual delights that will elevate any wedding theme. The property can host up to 80 guests for a civil ceremony, wedding breakfast, and reception across its various spaces. With exclusive hire, you and your guests can relax in the full privacy of the hotel and its gorgeous grounds. Welcome friends and family with a drink in the quaint walled garden before letting your day unfold in The Writing Room. Cosy and chic, this versatile setting can host from 30 to 80 guests for the nuptials and up to 40 in the evening. Meanwhile, the Sonnet Bar and Lounge is the perfect spot for a Champagne reception with its sunny aspect and easy access to the gorgeous courtyard. After the formalities, you can relax into your evening celebrations and dance the night away.

Services Offered

With its special blend of friendly service and attention to detail, Poets House is a wonderful choice for you to create the most special wedding day memories. The events team aspires to help you maximise this charming, innovative space regardless of your wedding size. With exclusive or non-exclusive packages available, you are free to add as much of a personal touch as desired. No matter which you choose, you will have the talents of the in-house culinary team at your disposal, who have a range of delicious menu options ready to go. The team invites you to get in touch without hesitation for more information on the kinds of weddings this boutique hotel can host.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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    Laura Married on 14/09/2019
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    Amazing

    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.
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    Iain Married on 27/10/2018
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    Absolutely Perfect!

    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.
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    Rachel Married on 27/07/2018
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    Amazing wedding venue & hotel

    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
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    Nicola Married on 21/07/2018
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    Wonderful, personal venue in the heart of Ely

    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.
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    Amy Married on 27/05/2018
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    Wonderful!

    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.
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    Georgia Married on 15/04/2017
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    Excellent!

    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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