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Last update: February 2024

Nestled on the outskirts of Ely, Cambridgeshire is The Old Hall Ely, an award winning wedding venue. This stunning d countryside manor house, invites couples to play out their one of a kind love story in the tranquil backdrop. It is set on a regal Jacobean Manor boasting manicured English gardens, three charming lakes, traditional interiors with a contemporary twist and unique views of Ely Cathedral. At the heart of this venue is a family, dedicated to creating a fairytale worthy experience for all couples and their guests. This team takes great pride in their work and goes above and beyond for each celebration of love.

Facilities and Capacity

The Old Hall Ely offers couples exclusive use of the manor house and grounds on their wedding day. Each cosy corner and picturesque garden will be your private sanctuary for celebrating and you can make your big day unique to you. If you're looking to have a longer celebration, make the house your home for multiple nights and enjoy cocktail hour and dinner with your guests the night before your wedding day. Then, wake feeling refreshed and enjoy a morning of pampering in complete relaxation whilst our events team handle the rest. Choose between the bright and elegant indoors Orangery, with floor to ceiling glass windows, or in the Oak Garden Pavilion overlooking the lakes and gardens to hold your ceremony. Married at last, host your wedding breakfast in the beautiful marquee with views of Ely Cathedral and a grand candileer, share your first dance beneath the stars on the starlit dancefloor. Whatever your vision, expect perfect special touches and endless backdrops for making lifelong memories. Your stay at The Old Hall Ely includes access to the entire Country House, including 16 hotel rooms for overnight guests, use of 10 acres of gardens and the entire team at your fingertips.

Services Offered

Hospitality and excellent service is the top priority for this family-owned venue. Couples have the experienced events management team right by their side, from inital planning to ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day. From start to finish, they'll go above and beyond to make your wedding completely stress free and a truly magical experience. This team will guide you through each step of your planning journey, fine-tune your layout, and connect you with their impressive in-house catering team. Passionate and inventive, their talented chefs take great pride in their work and will craft a menu, bespoke to you, however you wish.

Location

The Old Hall Ely is conveniently located one mile from Ely train station, with direct links to London. Ely itself is full of history and character, with The Old Hall Ely capturing the History within itself. While in Ely, your guests can avail of the many nearby attractions, including a magnificent cathedral, lively markets, and the Jubilee Gardens. Year round, this destination is known for its tranquil atmosphere and countryside charm.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
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
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
Orangery on site
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100% Recommended by couples

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18 reviews
Ashley
Ashley J. Sent on 17/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect wedding ever 🤍

We got married on 09.08.23
We knew from the moment we viewed this venue that it was perfect for us.
The level of service you receive at the Old Hall is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. From the initial meeting with Antonia and a private show round with Mrs M, we knew we were in experienced and exceptional hands. The meetings leadings up to the event to meet the team were so organised and well structured. The taster evening where we were put with couples we shared common interest with was stunning. Every last detail is so well considered. All our guests said how beautiful the venue was, the food was incredible and the staff! The staff at the old Hall are on another level. Josh and I were looked after from the start to the very end of the day with our own staff dedicated to us. I don’t wish to say too much more as it was the little touches along the way which really made it for us, but both of us couldn’t have wished for a more perfect, magica wedding day.

Thank you so much everyone,

Ashley and Josh
Jackie
Jackie Sent on 15/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't be better!

There is not a single thing that you can throw at the Old Hall and their team that would be too much trouble (And believe me, as a type A bride with anxiety I certainly gave it a good go).

The whole day ran like clockwork and was so well organised. Our guests were raving all day (and still are over a week later) and how smoothly everything ran. They are absolutely experts in what they do and will go above and beyond to ensure your day is a true fairytale. Perfect isn't even the right word for our wedding day, it simply doesn't cover the effort and hard work that the team put in that made our day absolutely flawless.

I'm so glad the Old Hall also operate as a hotel and restaurant because it gives us every reason to go back as much as we can. And we will cherish every return visit as much as our wedding day.
Stories
Stories F. Sent on 10/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Photographer & Wedding Guest

I've shot here as a wedding photographer and visited as a wedding guest, both times I have to say the staff, service and food (in fact my husband requests me to cook one of your dishes, quite often, it was so good) has been first class. I visit a lot of wedding venues for my job, and some venues don't treat photographers particularly well. But The Old Hall, were just lovely, so kind and helpful. Add the beautiful building and gardens, it all makes for a magical wedding day! I would definitely recommend you to my future wedding clients.
Lucy
Lucy O. Sent on 28/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply amazing

The Old Hall are so professional and so good at what they do. From the start of the planning to the execution, we could not have envisioned a better day. The staff were so helpful and kind. Could not recommend them enough
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Charlotte Sent on 24/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Venue & Staff for our November Wedding!

We live around the corner from this beautiful wedding venue and had often discussed potentially getting married there one day! The reality was everything and more we had ever imagined!

The staff were amazing throughout the day, all of them seemed to thoroughly enjoy every part and it felt like you were truly celebrating with friends not just staff! We had been told that Alex runs a tight ship, and thank god! Weddings are stressful but never once did we have to add worrying about timings or where to be or what to do in that!

My tiny complaint with the venue is the morning... You aren't allowed in the Bridal suite until 11am... for a 1pm wedding this was a worry for a few weeks prior, luckily my suppliers were regulars at the Old Hall and timed everything perfectly - but I do feel like as breakfast is 8:30am you should be allowed in this room for 10am to really allow yourself to relax and enjoy the room and getting ready without moving around from marquee to room.

Apart from that tiny moan, the wedding venue is gorgeous - the fires were the main reason I loved the idea of a winter wedding and being cosy whilst getting married - and everything in that respect was idyllic and exactly how I imagined. This is often photographed as the most amazing summer venue (and it is, I've been to a few summer weddings) but it is equally as gorgeous in the autumn/winter!


My last point is that we were also invited to a 'Taster Event' 6 months before the wedding. This was AMAZING! Such a lovely extra and lovely to imagine how this will be when you're all dressed up in a wedding dress surrounded by friends and family.
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Claire Sent on 30/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect!!

I could not recommend the Old Hall Ely highly enough, from day one their professional customer service and genuine care for us and our wedding really shone through. We were planning our wedding from Australia and the team made every step so easy and stress free.
From the moment we stepped foot in the venue on the wedding day any pre wedding stress and nerves completely vanished as the staff took care of every little detail!
The food, service, care and attention to detail really was second to none. They made our day so special, I can't thank them enough.
All our guest on the day and week following kept praising the staff and repeating how lovely the venue was.
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Becci Sent on 16/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue. Perfect.

My husband and I got married at The Old Hall in November, and we couldn't have been happier. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us (especially Amy who not only ensured the day went perfectly, but dealt with anything and everything on the day and even the following morning - she went completely above and beyond and we will never be able to thank her enough!). From the first meeting and right down to the smallest details, we had complete confidence that they had everything in hand and this allowed us to completely relax and enjoy our day! The food was incredible, and the rooms were amazing - we couldn't reccomend them highly enough!
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Tbr Sent on 28/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Robbed

While the venue is absolutely stunning and the staff were fantastic that doesnt make up for the fact that we were robbed out of all the money we paid for our food!!! I wouldnt even put their chef forward for a job at mcdonalds. What we were served at our tasting session was fabulous, but what we received on the day was a disaster. Everything was different to what we had tasted, presentation was different taste was completely different and some items we had tasted werent anywhere to be seen! After complaining we were fobbed off with ridiculous excuses and were then told the chef that done our tasting quit before the wedding and they thought it ok to change items on our menu without even informing us!! Our portion sizes werent even big enough to satisfy a three year old. After a couple of emails back and forth the father replied (who we'd not met once during our preparations) basically saying 'i am not offering you a solution and if you want to take it further contact my solicitors)!!!!! I have read other reviews about his rudeness and unwelcoming attitude. He's clearly in the wrong business. For the amount of money you pay for food at a wedding you expect it to be 10/10. We gave them a chance to rectify it and didnt so if you want to be 100% guaranteed you will get what you're promised dont go with these con artists!!!
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Talieh Sent on 21/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating
The most beautiful location with the most professional staff. Everything ran with military profession so I didn't have much to stress about. Friends loved the venue so much that they have also booked it for family members wedding. I can't fault it at all. Having the whole place to ourselves was the winning factor.
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Hannah Sent on 28/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect!

We got married here recently on Sunday 10th July and it couldn't have been more perfect! The staff right from the word go were beyond amazing and on the day made sure everything ran exactly as it should! The beauty of the venue speaks for itself, with every one of our guests commenting on how it was the most beautiful wedding venue they'd ever seen. Above that, the staff made it for us - nothing was too much trouble! A special thank you to Amy too - from Mr & Mrs Barry x
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Hyndman Sent on 28/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommended

My son was married at the Hall July 14th 2016, Thank you to Alex and all her staff for providing such a beautiful place right on our doorstep. The whole day was very well organised, everything went to plan, food, wine, rooms, facilities amazing.

Location, view of the Cathedral excellent, gardens wonderful, the old hall building decorated in a very tasteful manner, my style of decor, I know a lot of work has gone into this venue especially with the new bedrooms added.

Once again a big thank you from the Hyndman, Roe and Finn Families, also a big thank you from all of the wedding guests, they all said it was wonderful, magical unbelievable.

Highly recommended.
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Neil Sent on 28/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Family Wedding

We stayed at The Old Hall for a cousin's for two nights the building is restored to a beautiful condition the roos we stayed in was nicely furnished and spacious, comfortable bed and beautiful en suite bathroom with bath and shower.
The breakfast in the morning was excellent, continental and cooked, in a lovely setting over looking the garden. The grounds were well laid out with lakes and patio area. The evening party was in a permanent marquee with dance floor.
A lovely wedding in a lovely setting.
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Krista Sent on 28/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Photographer

I shot my most recent wedding at The Old Hall and I was so impressed by everything; from the courteousness of the staff to the upkeep of the grounds, the picturesque feel of the building to the absolutely delicious food. The marquee where the reception was held was simply beautiful, and it really made my role as the photographer all the more easy to carry out. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great venue in the Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, and Norfolk areas!
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Elaine, Sent on 28/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Magnificent

Magnificent in every respect - do not look anywhere else for your wedding venue. If you are looking for the most amazing wedding venue with the most professional team then look no further than the Old Hall in Ely. Alex and the whole staff were simply incredible. As the mother of the Bride I cannot thank the staff enough and cannot heap enough praise upon this Wedding Venue. Rooms are first class, clean and luxurious. The whole wedding event was staged to perfection and the weather was wonderful for October enabling us to make the most of the fabulous grounds. The wedding was handled with clockwork precision and every member of staff went the extra mile to make the day the most incredible experience. This is exactly what you want for your daughter’s wedding.
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Claire Sent on 28/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding

We held our wedding at The Old Hall on 17th October 2015. The staff are simply incredible and because of them out day went flawlessly. Their attention to detail and willingness to make your day everything you want is second to none and done with such precision you will wonder why you ever worried about if your vision was being understood.
I can't describe how incredibly impressed I was with the food service. Not only did it taste fabulous but it was served with such discretion and style, the likes I have never seen before. Several times during the day I put my empty glass down to find a refreshed one appear as if by magic!.
The accommodation is beautiful also.
Alex, your staff are an absolute credit to you and I'm so thankful to all of you. I can't recommend you enough and I only hope I'm back to enjoy it all again as a guest one day. Many Thanks,
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