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A modern-day wedding venue and contemporary inn, just a short stroll across the beautiful Midsummer Common from central Cambridge, our gorgeous pub is positioned on Mitcham’s Corner in Chesterton Road.

We like to think we have it all… craft beer, an eclectic range of wines and spirits, fresh flavour-driven food and even a bed for the night for you and your guests. Combined with our sun-kissed courtyard and private ‘Potting Shed’, we’ve got everything you need to host the ultimate laidback.

We’re people people! Nothing pleases us more than playing ‘mein host’ and helping you to create a memorable occasion for your family and friends. So if you’re looking for somewhere pretty awesome to host your wedding, get in touch with our team and we’ll work with you to create the event of your dreams!

The Potting Shed

Tucked away in our garden is our private hire space, the Potting Shed. This space can accommodate 40 people seated or 60 people standing and if you’re looking to accommodate a slightly bigger party, you can also take advantage of our lower terrace to host up to 80 guests overall. A great space for your reception, it even includes its own private bar!

No 30.

Conveniently situated next door to The Waterman, No. 30 is the perfect space to host an intimate dinner party or post ceremony reception. The space can accommodate up to 25 people for a drinks or buffet reception and offers free WiFi and
independent music system. A private space this size is a rare and hidden gem.

Stay the night

Don’t fancy leaving us? You don’t have to! With a range of different rooms available for to book, you can forget the taxi and just stay the night instead.


At The Waterman, we work via a minimum spend, made up of your food & beverage spend. The minimum spend varies throughout the year depending on the season and the day of the week, this allows the opportunity to totally tailor your day and we would be delighted to dicuss the options wth you! Menus start at £20.00 a head.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
In the city

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Confetti permitted
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32 Chesterton Road CB4 3AX Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)
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