Wedding Venue in Cambridge

The venue for your wedding reception is the thing your guests will remember long after the big day. The venue you choose, more than anything else, sets the tone for the day.  From the moment your guests arrive until the moment they leave, the whole atmosphere needs to totally immerse them in your celebration.


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The Red Lion is an award winning 4* Coaching Inn with 1AA Rosette. We create a great first impression when they arrive but goes on doing so throughout the many hours they might end up being here with you. With its history going back to its days as a 13th Century coaching Inn, the Red Lion at Whittlesford Bridge offers tradition and charm in abundance.

At the Red Lion, the management and staff have vast experience of hosting weddings but we always treat everyone individually, we know it’s all about your big day. You and your guests are never rushed and you will be met by totally enthusiastic staff who are looking forward to helping you celebrate the occasion.

We have wedding co-ordinators who will liaise with you every step of the way so you can relax in the knowledge that every little detail will neatly be in place. We can cater for big occasions with large numbers of guests or intimate weddings with just your closest friends and family in attendance.

We also offer an extensive Wedding planning service that helps you to plan and manage all aspects of your wedding. From sourcing the cake and table decorations to arranging local wedding entertainment and choosing the perfect wedding band.

The best thing to do is arrange to come and talk to one of our planners and discuss all your requirements in detail. We’d be happy to help.

Advantages of a Hotel

One of the advantages of using the Red Lion as your wedding venue is the fact that it is a hotel. We have plenty of rooms available so your guests can stay over after the reception. For any friends or family travelling from far afield they can arrive the day before the wedding and enjoy a short break with us. Also, if the bride and bridesmaids need a room to use to get changed in for the evening then that can be arranged.

Most Importantly, we have deluxe honey moon suites available for the bride and groom.

Something which is often overlooked when searching for wedding venues is the parking facilities or lack of at many Cambridgeshire venues. At the Red Lion there is ample free parking available so that’s one less thing you need to worry about.

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Discover how celebrating a bespoke wedding at the Red Lion wedding venue in cambridge will take the weight off your shoulders and make your special day a truly unforgettable experience.


See below for our recent event testimonials

MARCH 2017
To all the staff,

Thank you all for your help regarding our recent wedding reception. The staff and food were just fabulous! Lauren and Emma were especially great, getting thrown in at the deep end and taking it in their stride. They made sure we felt at ease knowing everything was under control.

Best wishes, Cara and David Shepherd xxx

JUNE 2017
Hi Lauren,

I just want to say a great big thank you to you and the fabulous team at The Red Lion for making the party a wonderful success for me and my husband.  I had so many people say to me how lovely the staff were and how much they enjoyed themselves.  Paul had a fabulous time and still can't believe the party was for him!!

Thank you once again for all your help in planning and looking after my guests during the evening, I couldn't have done it without you.  We will definitely be using the venue again.

Very best wishes, Ginnette and Paul Cannon

JULY 2017

I just wanted to drop a quick note to say that our wedding was very enjoyable, thank you so much for making it such a special day and we couldn't fault anything, we thought it all went very well and we were both very pleased.

Please say a thank you to everyone, the food was excellent, the table decorations and layout worked really well and looked impressive and thanks for decorating our room, that was a very nice appreciated touch.

Overall the day was fantastic so thanks again for all your efforts.
Kind regards, Jamie