The Old Hall Ely

£11500 - £16900 for a package
Up to 170
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Complimentary Honeymoon Suite on Your Wedding Night
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2 night exlusive use package!
Just £21400
The Old Hall Ely is an exclusive use, destination wedding venue. Our Jacobean Manor House, beautifully kept grounds and classic interiors make the most elegant and romantic setting for a wedding.
Pricing & Costs

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At The Old Hall Ely we believe that planning your wedding should be a magical and stress-free experience. We are experts in what we do, and have an incredible team of experienced and enthusiastic Event Managers. We, therefore, have crafted elegant and exclusive wedding packages for our couples. Here's what's included in our wedding package: FOR THE COUPLE: Complimentary Honeymoon Suite for your wedding night A dedicated Event Management Team A complimentary taster event – we don’t do the usual small sample morning – we host an incredible evening event, where you will taste stunning dishes, delicious wines, and will enjoy our venue at its fullest. The marquee and dancefloor will be in full swing, with evening entertainment. This is always a magical evening and an experience our couples never forget. GUESTS: All prices above are inclusive for 60 guests Additional guests, up to 170 for the ceremony and seated wedding breakfast, and also an additional maximum number of 250 persons to celebrate with you in the evening, at a set price per head. THE VENUE: All Administration Fees Exclusive use of the whole house, including marquee, hotel rooms, dancefloor, bar areas, courtyards, and terraces Multiple locations for your ceremony – both inside and outside All crockery, silverware, glassware, cake stand and knife, ivory table linen etc All tables and chairs for your ceremony and wedding breakfast All catering and service staff FOOD & DRINKS: 1 glass of sparkling wine for the reception 3 canapés 1 glass of sparkling wine for the toast 3 course classic wedding breakfast 1/2 bottle of wine per person Teas, Coffees and petit fours 1 classic evening meal
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Water View

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Asian Catering

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
An Exclusive Use Wedding Venue: Our stunning Jacobean house is set in plush, manicured gardens overlooking three ornamental lakes and Ely Cathedral. We are an exclusive use venue - our entire Manor House, 16 hotel rooms, and gardens are exclusively yours for the day and night of your wedding, and the night before your big day too should you wish. Stunning in Every Season: Our interiors and gardens are like no other. Spring weddings boast blooming gardens and stunning sunsets. In the summer season our patios, gardens and terraces make excellent entertaining spaces for games, drinks and live music. In Autumn our couples enjoy emotive skies and incredibly colourful gardens. Winter weddings boast roaring fires, cosy spaces, and incredibly decorated gardens and interiors, featuring no less than 20 Christmas trees. We Are Real Experts in What We Do: As a family-owned venue, hospitality and service are our priority. Our amazing team are always on hand to ensure your wedding is as stress free and personal as possible. Our Events Managers will guide you every step of the way – we believe that planning your big day should be an absolute pleasure and a magical experience, and we go above and beyond to ensure this is a reality for each and every one of our couples. Our team of chefs are inventive and pride themselves on quality; we will work with you to make sure your wedding breakfast is crafted exactly to your taste. The Perfect Setting to Say ‘I Do’: With incredible indoor and outdoor spaces, you’re guaranteed your perfect ceremony whatever the weather. Our hand-crafted and ornate outdoor pavilion overlooks our lakes and gardens with Ely Cathedral on the horizon. Our inside ceremony space, The Orangery, is beautiful in every season and features floor to ceiling glass which can all be opened to unveil a stunning inside-outside space. We very much look forward to welcoming you at our venue.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mrs Alison Morbey
Welcome to The Old Hall Ely, our family home since 1830. My daughter Antonia and I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to you on your engagement, and we're delighted you're thinking of hosting your exclusive wedding here with us. We offer bespoke wedding packages and years of experience which, teamed with your imagination, will turn your vision into a reality. We hope to welcome you very soon.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Tom & Maddie
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Simply wonderful..!
My wife and I shared the most spectacular day at the old hall Ely, with incredible views and a superb setting. It’s worth mentioning how personable all the staff are, and how they go the extra mile. Forever and a day my wife and I will always appreciate the effort the team went to for us… Thank you to the old hall for giving us the best day of our lives.
Wedding: August
August 2022
The most beautiful wedding.
I recently attended a most delightful wedding at The Old Hall and everything was perfect. The venue is beautiful and the view of Ely cathedral is just lovely. The bar prices are reasonable. The bride and groom chose to have an afternoon tea and this was excellent. Any dietary needs are catered for if the catering staff are informed beforehand. My vegetarian food was served to me on my own platter, which is the first time this has happened in over 40 years! I had a tour of one of the bedrooms and it was a lovely room with beautiful views of Ely cathedral. I highly recommend The Old Hall, it was perfect in every way.
Colin & Janice
Wedding: July
July 2022
The Best Wedding in the World Everrrrrr !!!!
The Old Hall is an amazing location and really impressed all of our guests. The Helicopter flight to get there plus the Carousel and carnival theme made it individual and iconic, but it was the warm welcome and friendly service from all of the staff for whom nothing was too much trouble that made it a standout, perfect occasion. All of the guests commented on how much they enjoyed it and a number said they would be returning, just for a stay even though they don’t have a wedding to organise. We looked at so many venues and there is nothing to compare with it. So many different aspects and photo opportunities
April & Nicole
Happy couple married in June
August 2022
One of the most incredible wedding venues in the country
Thank you for making our dreams come true with our wedding on the 29.5.22. All the staff and team were outstanding and nothing was too much for anyone! I would like to personally thank Amy for helping me multiple times with my dress, I really appreciate it. Just thank you to everyone for making it special. We had the most amazing wedding and wish we could do it all over again. Mrs Morbey, thank you for allowing your home to become one of the most incredible wedding venues in the country. It's so welcoming with such a family presence which is one of the reasons we chose it. All your staff are an absolute credit to the venue and we really thank you and everyone at the old hall.
The Russell's
Happy couple married in June
November 2022
When I look back, I get tears in my eyes. Every, single, time. From the moment we drove down the driveway, the butterflies told us. This was the one. After 3 postponed dates, the day couldn't of been better. From a team helping getting the bridal party ready. To greeting early (very early) guests. Everything ran like clockwork. Our cake was suffering slightly which we hadn't noticed, however, the staff quietly said, let's cut the cake now so we can cut it up before it falls. I had a newborn who was held and entertained while food was served. It's such a magical place that speaks for itself. But the team behind it, are incredible!
Lynda Godfrey
Wedding: June
August 2022
Such a Well-Run Establishment
I was at your wonderful hotel for the wedding reception of Sarah and Craig Larner. Not only is the house stunning, but the service provided is excellent. Your front of house staff were so polite and extremely helpful. They were there when needed, yet unobtrusive. Those on duty in the restaurant knew exactly what they needed to do and consequently carried out a very slick operation. The kitchen staff did an amazing job in preparing the wonderful food. Congratulations on creating such a well-run establishment.
Location & Contact Details


Stuntney, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5TR, England

Travel Notes

You will find us at the end of our spectacular drive - our venue is an incredible treat on the eyes and as you meander down our drive you and your guests will be more and more impressed at every turn.

Nearest Town

Ely - 5 mins by car

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A142 and A10 - both accessible by the M11

Nearest Train Station

Ely (5 mins by car) - which is a 1h10 direct train journey from London Kings Cross

Nearest Airport

Stanstead - though we do welcome guests to arrive at our doorstep via helicopter!

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (4)

Kayak top 100 Hotels Award
Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Excellence Award
Muddy Stilettos 'Best Wedding Venue' Suffolk & Cambs Winner 2021
Wedding Industry Awards

Accreditations (1)

Cambridge Business Awards

Bridebook Awards (1)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of our weddings have been so special to us. We think the best weddings are those where everyone laughs, smiles, and maybe sheds a few tears, making a truly emotive and memorable day.

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

Book with us and with our years of experience we will help you plan every step of the way.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We love to let our couples' personalities shine through - our favourite touch was a cocktail list based on the couples' most memorable holidays - we crafted an array of delicious drinks, each representing a different country.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, Memorable, Family Oriented, Unique, & Classically Romantic!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We can't possibly chose! We have so many incredible spots, from our lakes, to our sculptures, to our terrace with Ely Cathedral views. You'll find so many incredible gems here.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have hosted various celebrity couples and guests over the years, all of whom have been a pleasure to meet. Most recently, Pixie Lott & Oliver Cheshire celebrated their marriage with us!

What’s your favourite canapé?

We have so many! Our favourites are vibrant and a little different - something to set your taste buds alight which pairs perfectly with a glass of Champagne, such as our wild mushroom, roast garlic and tarragon arancini.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Dancing in the moonlight of course.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our most unique feature is our secret dance floor. Attached to our reception room is our light up dance floor, which is magically revealed for our couples' first dance, and then enjoyed all night long.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our family of staff - we are confident in saying that everyone here absolutely loves what they do, and we are proud to always have such smiley, caring and enthusiastic team members at our venue.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftComplimentary Honeymoon SUite
Bridebook Special OfferComplimentary Honeymoon Suite for couples on their wedding night