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.

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.

Our wedding co-ordinators can source all you need for the wedding such as photographers, entertainment, food, decorations and the cake. Also, if any of your guests wish to see the sights of Cambridge during their stay, we can recommend some great places to visit and organise transport as well.

Unlike other venues in the Cambridge area, when you hire our venue for a wedding we don’t charge extra for tables and chairs etc. So make sure if you speak to other venues to compare prices and don’t assume the basics are included because often they aren’t.

We alos 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.

What next?

Contact us to request our Wedding Brochure today or arrange to meet one of our wedding co-coordinators so we can show

you everything we have to offer at the Red Lion. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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 testimonials from our happy couples


Saturday 28th March 2015

I write to thank you and your staff for the wonderful service and support they provided at the wedding reception of my daughter Sarah Gruneburg and her husband Howai Lam. The day went with out a hitch, which was much to the credit of your team. In addition your chef's provided excellent food in a timely fashion.

Mrs Hilary Gruneberg

Saturday 12th July 2015

Dear Monica and Team, I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I had a totally wonderful wedding day, back in July. All of our guests have said that they also really enjoyed it, the venue as a whole was beautiful, the food was all amazing and everything was so relaxed. So please pass on our thanks to everyone in for making it a perfect day and an exceptionally big thank you to you for being on top of it and making it run like clockwork.

From Susan & Anthony Scott