Poets House Hotel

Up to 70
21 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Poets House is the perfect venue for a stylish and intimate wedding. With elegant interiors, a pretty courtyard garden, lovingly prepared food, 21 luxurious suites, and stunning views of Ely's wonderful cathedral, it will be love at first sight.
Poets House Hotel Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
01:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Poets House Hotel Full Description
WEDDING & CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS Let our Events Team at Poets House create your dream wedding day! BESPOKE WEDDINGS - Set in the central of historical Ely, this beautiful Georgian Hotel, is the perfect setting for your special day. Create your bespoke wedding by choosing menu packages and hire options that suit you, or choose one of our pre-made wedding packages, suitable for all budgets. Your Wedding Day is a very special romantic event in your life and we want you to experience the day as you dreamed it would be. Poets House is the perfect location for you to celebrate your love story, whether it be Non Exclusive hire or Exclusive hire, we will help you to create your special Wedding Day memories. CIVIL CEREMONIES/PARTNERSHIP AND CELEBRATIONS at Poets House can make the most important day of your life even more special. With our expertise knowledge, our wedding coordinator is extremely professional and will be on hand to help and advise you from the first moment of contact, to the moment you take your vows. We also have a host of recommended suppliers whom will help to bring your vision to life WEDDING RECEPTION For you wedding reception drinks, you can mingle with your guests on the manicured lawn in the courtyard garden, the perfect setting for reception drinks and photographs. If the weather is predictably ‘British’ then enjoy your canapés and drinks in the comfort of our Sonnet Lounge. WEDDING BREAKFAST Our Head Chef and his team have created the most delicious menus including children’s menus and special dietary options for your special occasion, using the freshest and finest ingredients from locally sourced produce. To accompany your wedding breakfast, we have an outstanding choice of wines and toast drinks for your guests to enjoy.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gabriela
Most importantly, they say, do what you love and love what you do... well, I'll never stop dreaming, searching and planning. Ever. It's part of me. As an events Manager, I am extremely sensitive to the needs and detail that clients desire and demand. The aesthetic and design of the event is a top priority and I thrive on searching for the perfect details to make the event unforgettable. “What is done in love, is done well. ”


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team

Wedding Open Day

2nd March 2024
Poets House Wedding Open Day 2nd of March 2024 11am to 3pm Enjoy a glass of fizz as you explore the grounds of Poets House, and let us help you plan the wedding day of your dreams.
Poets House Hotel Location & Contact Details


40 St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EY, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Poets House Hotel ?

At Poets House all the weddings are magic! How do we make the magic? In short, we get to know you. At Poets House, we approach each wedding and event as a combined effort with you. We start by getting to know you so we can fully understand your style, passions, likes and dislikes, and then translate this into a stylish, bespoke event.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Let us handle the stress... you just work the dress!

Describe Poets House Hotel in 5 adjectives

Stylish, Historical, Charming, Fascinating, Quirky

Where’s the best photo spot at Poets House Hotel ?


Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Poets House Hotel ?

Prince Charles