At Holywell Hall, you are guaranteed the luxury of choice, and this certainly applies to your ceremony.
Why not step into the beautiful setting of our Walled Garden, an idyllic location, licensed for an outdoor civil ceremony. Seat your guests on the lawn, surrounded by blooming flowers and borders that create an exquisite backdrop for your wedding vows. This charming and intimate offers a ceremony location unlike any other and is a popular choice for couples who love all things natural and organic.
St Wilfrid’s Church
Or, for a wedding blessing with more than a hint of heritage and tradition, St Wilfrid’s church offers you an atmospheric space that you’ll never forget. Seating 60 guests comfortably, a ceremony in our private, decommissioned church lets you become part of Holywell Hall’s history whilst starting your next chapter in a truly unique setting.
Alternatively, for more intimate guest numbers the light-filled Garden Room or Great Hall offer options for civil ceremonies inside the house itself and if none of these options appeal, there are yet more licensed areas on the estate plus a choice, for all religious dominations, in the local area.
Start your celebrations in fine style with a drinks reception that offers the chance to relax and socialise with those you love most in the world, come rain or shine.
Move between the spacious Garden Room and pretty flower-filled terrace whilst enjoying champagne, cocktails and canapes alongside the company of friends and family. These spaces are also perfect for music, entertainment and a fabulous location for photographs to treasure.
Dining and Dancing
When it’s time to dine, lead your guests to your marquee on the Croquet Lawn and take your seats for an unforgettable evening.
From your dinner, through to your first dance and evening party, your marquee provides a superb space for all your celebrations. And, when the music stops at midnight, we’ll be on hand to ensure that everyone ends the evening safe and well.
At Holywell Hall you have the freedom to choose your suppliers, all we ask is that your chosen marquee company carry out a site visit. We have an approved list of caterers, suiting a variety of food styles and budgets, who have all worked here previously, to ensure you are in the best of hands.
With maximum numbers for the day of 120, there is plenty of room on your guest list to invite everyone you care about to share this incredible occasion with you at Holywell Hall.
To give you space to relax and prepare for your wedding at Holywell Hall, we offer accommodation for up to twelve of your nearest and dearest, for both the Friday and Saturday nights of your exclusive wedding weekend.
Beyond the estate, you’ll find plenty of local options for guests’ accommodation and we’re happy to share our recommendations with you if needed.
Rose Cottage is the perfect hideaway that includes two beautifully decorated ensuite bedrooms that sleep up to four people in true comfort, it includes a kitchenette for those all-important drinks and snacks.
The Stables is home to our bowling alley and has been designed with bridal prep in mind and it’s a wonderful place to prepare for your big day. With three further bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight, plus a dedicated space for hair and makeup and a larger kitchenette with dining table, it’s spacious and welcoming in equal measure.
Length of Hire
As you would expect, Holywell Hall offers your both privacy and exclusivity for your wedding and so, included in our charge, is extensive access before your day to allow your marquee to be built.
Similarly, there is also ample time for the structure be removed once your celebrations are complete and we will discuss arrangements with you.
Should you wish, you are also able to spend more time relaxing on the estate with your guests. If you’d like to discuss hosting a welcome dinner or a post-wedding day brunch or BBQ, please let us know and we can provide an additional quote for your information.
Suppliers & Partners
Holywell Hall is a ‘dry hire’ venue and this means that whilst we provide the spaces and setting for your wedding celebration, we don’t include your marquee, food, drink, decorations or details.
This gives you freedom to design the day that you want, with no corkage to pay and without being tied to packages that include elements that you might not want or simply don’t need.
Our approved caterer Crown Catering Cambridge will work with you to create a bespoke dining menu. As a corkage-free venue you can provide your own alcohol and they will provide the staff or if you’d prefer, they can take care of all of your beverage requirements.
We have curated a list of handpicked suppliers that we will share with you who are all exceptional in their fields who you may wish to consider. However, whilst we do ask that you work with our approved caterer, you can select any other suppliers that you wish without restriction. All we ask is if your marquee provider haven’t worked at Holywell before that they do a site visit prior to you booking that supplier.
Additionally, our hire includes full wedding day management, provided by the exceptionally skilled team from Katrina Otter Weddings. This gives you the chance to completely plan the wedding that you want whilst knowing that come the big day, absolutely everything will be expertly managed on your behalf. You need do nothing more than relax and enjoy every single moment of your wedding.