Wedding Venues and Photography Locations in Cambridge
If you are thinking of getting married in the area there are plenty of fantastic wedding venues in Cambridge. One thing Cambridge is not short on is scenery for those ever so important wedding photographs. Whether it’s the Cambridge backs, Ely Cathedral, or the expansive countryside around historic Peterborough and Huntingdon you are sure to find the perfect location.
For most people the first big decision is whether or not you will have a traditional ‘White wedding’ in a church, or go for the increasingly popular option of having a civil service in a more diverse location.
If you opt for a civil ceremony will you then need to decide if you will be having the reception in the same place as the wedding ceremony. This is often the case if it is a country hotel for example, but may not be if the ceremony takes place on your favourite football pitch!
One increasingly popular location for civil ceremonies is the Cambridge Colleges. Nem Hall College in particular now has a license to carry out civil weddings and where better can you enjoy the culture and history of Cambridge than getting married in a Cambridge College?
Some favourite wedding venues in Cambridge include Quy Mill, Chilford Hall, Swynford Paddocks and of course Ely Cathedral. There is an abundance of reception venues that range from country hotels with marquees to famous sites such as Tattersalls in Newmarket or the Corn Exchange in Cambridge.
If you are getting married on a budget there are a number of smaller halls that you can hire within the major cities that won’t cost a fortune.
If you’re getting married in Cambridge, lucky you! The are some great locations that can add that special touch to your wedding photos.
Hallmark Hotel Cambridge
For a start, the Hallmark Hotel Cambridge is the ideal wedding venue. The hotel is set in two hundred acres of picturesque grounds that provide many perfect locations for pictures of the wedding couple and their guests.
Around the city
There are some spectacular Cambridge locations that are ideal for that pre-wedding romantic picture of the couple.
The university of Cambridge comprises 31 colleges, 16 of which were founded between 1284 and 1596. Many of the colleges are magnificent examples of architecture, and form impressive background for wedding photographs.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is a notable building built in1816 and houses one of the greatest art collections in Britain. Its large columns provide a spectacular backdrop to a photograph of the discerning soon-to-be-weds.
Anglesey Abbey gardens
If you want your wedding photos to have an historical feel, Anglesey Abbey Gardens is an ideal location for a healthy portion of your wedding photography. Located six miles from Cambridge, it features an 18th-century Jacobean-style house, a working water mill and over 100 acres of grounds peppered with dazzling displays of flowers, avenues of trees and wide open spaces.