With some of the most spectacular views in Cambridgeshire, The Old Hall is the perfect country venue for your special wedding day. The venue enjoys a beautiful location overlooking Ely Cathedral and is surrounded by picturesque lakes and grounds, providing a stunning backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.
The Old Hall is a family run business, set up in our family home. With our can-do attitude and a friendly, dedicated team, we strive to make your big day a truly unforgettable event. We encourage couples to make the most of all The Old Hall has to offer and allow full, exclusive use of our country home for your wedding celebrations.
We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in our all-weather oak Garden Pavilion and within the house itself. We can accommodate up to 140 guests for your romantic ceremony. In addition, we have a fantastic double-glazed marquee available for your wedding breakfast, alongside a dedicated dance marquee. The marquee boasts beautiful views out over the stunning lakes.
Our stylish Honeymoon suite has been voted one of the most luxurious bedrooms in Cambridgeshire and with its two bathrooms, dressing room and sumptuous bedroom it’s easy to see why. In addition, we can offer a room for the bride to get ready and add the finishing touches to her bridal look ahead of the ceremony.
The Old Hall is well located for travelling guests; it is set just one mile from Ely and the train station, 25 minutes from the heart of Cambridge and around an hour and ten minutes from London.
This magnificent setting is available for weddings throughout the year. We look forward to showing you around this wonderful venue, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Reviews for The Old Hall
Recommended by 100% of couples
Charlotte & Ben Hallewell · Married on 16/11/2018
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!Sent on 24/01/2019
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.
The Old Hall's reply:Thank you Charlotte & Ben for your very kind words.
Claire Ayles · Married on 24/09/2017
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.Sent on 30/09/2017
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.
Becci Brown · Married on 05/11/2016
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!Sent on 16/12/2016