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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Swavesey Windmill is a historic wedding venue located in the serene countryside just outside Cambridge, England. Since 1866, this timeless landmark has drawn both couples and sightseers to revel in its charm. The windmill is a Grade II listed building and is admired by locals alongside the property's breathtaking gardens and event space. However you choose to celebrate, from popping the bubbly to vintage lawn games, you'll cherish each moment spent in such a magical setting.

Facililies and Capacity

The interiors at Swavesey Windmill have been renovated to accommodate both intimate and grand celebrations. Ceremonies with up to 96 people can take place in their elegant suite, and during the summer months, you're welcome to exchange your vows in the gardens. Outside, there's a charming gazebo, a little pond with fountains, and an adorable tree swing that's perfect for snapping photos of loved ones. The nearby St. Andrews parish church is lovely if you prefer a church ceremony. You have plenty of versatility in planning your reception, from the indoor suite to a marquee on the lawn. Thanks to their full-service kitchen and culinary staff, you and your guests can savour delicious cuisine before an evening of dancing beneath the stars.

Services Offered

Swavesey Windmill is led by an experienced team of professionals that will help you plan each element of your big day. From your wedding breakfast menu and entertainment to floral design, they have a refined list of local vendors for you to choose from. Their services include:

  • Experienced in-house catering with staff
  • Multiple wedding breakfast packages to suit plated dinners, buffets, drinks receptions, BBQs and afternoon teas
  • Fully stocked and licensed bar
  • Plenty of guest parking
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Hayley F. Sent on 17/03/2023
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A micro wedding made grand by the wonderful setting

We were married in October 2021, it was a small wedding of us and 28 family and friends. From the moment we walked in the venue and met Pam we knew it was the place for our wedding. The venue is beautiful, the outside space gave a backdrop for stunning photos and we can't praise Pam and Lisa enough. They are so helpful and wonderful and made the day even more special.
Michelle C. Sent on 23/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

I cannot recommend this venue enough. The place is absolutely stunning. The couple who trun it are just amazing. They go above and beyond and are so lovely. They are also very relaxed which put me and my husband at ease. All my guests commented on how lovely the place was and how cheap the bar was! If you want a relaxed professional and beautiful venue this is your place.
Sue S. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue With Wonderful Staff

Held our daughter's wedding here at the end of July. From the moment of holding the first meeting until the actual day, Lisa and Pam could not have been more helpful. They have such enormous experience that everything is seamless. They have links to suppliers which you can use, or you are free to choose your own. We had use of the venue from the Friday until Sunday lunchtime. Really competitive rate for hiring. Stunning grounds. On the day, our guests commented on how friendly and efficient every single member of staff was. Cannot recommend this venue highly enough.
Jenny W. Sent on 09/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing place

The windmill is the perfect setting of any wedding the hole experience was a pleasure from start to finish, we had the most amazing day there many happy memories were made
Claire N. Sent on 22/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue, amazing people

Lisa & Pam couldn’t do enough to make our day the best it could be! Such a beautiful place would highly recommend
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The windmill, hale road, swavesey, Cambridgeshire Cb24 4qp Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)
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