An intimate and stylish venue


A Beautiful Setting for Your Special Day

Poets House is the perfect venue for a stylish and intimate wedding or celebration.

With elegant interiors, a pretty courtyard garden, lovingly prepared food, 21 luxurious suites, and stunning views of Ely's wonderful medieval cathedral, it will be love at first sight. We have some fabulous menus for you also, download our wedding menus here.

Our Writing Room is licensed to hold weddings and civil partnerships for up to 70 guests. After the formalities, enjoy your wedding breakfast, relax into the evening celebrations, dance the night away, or wander over to the cathedral for some atmospheric photos.

With exclusive use of the entire hotel and our bedrooms available, Poets House will be all yours.

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Yours, Exclusively. 

There’s something rather special about having a place to yourself. Privacy, a relaxed feel, and the freedom to add your own special touches are just a few reasons that spring to mind.

With exclusive hire, Poets House can all be yours, including the use of our 21 boutique bedrooms, bar, dining areas, and event spaces.

If you're interested in finding out more about our beautiful wedding venue, our team would be happy to welcome you to Poets House to show you around and discuss your plans.

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Evening Receptions

If you're looking for a venue solely for your wedding reception, The Writing Room at Poets House is the perfect place for you to celebrate. The Writing Room can accommodate 40 guests (non exclusive use) and 70 (exclusive use, up to 130 in the evening), and with its own dance floor, space for a band/disco and those special extras such as sweetie karts and photobooths too, you'll be happily celebrating into the night.

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Celebrations and Special Events

Poets House is the perfect venue for your celebration or special event, offering a range of delightful spaces, overnight accommodation, and fantastic catering for birthday celebrations, family events, or parties.

Whether it's exclusive use for larger parties or intimate room hire for smaller groups, we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful venue.

Contact our friendly team today to find out about hosting your special event at Poets House. 

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What the Newlyweds Say

Wonderful service from Poets House from start to finish! We had a fabulous time - the team, food, rooms and venue were brilliant

Laura & Lain

We held our wedding at The Poets House on 27th Oct 2018. We booked it a year in advance and worked with the Events Manager to create our very special day. The hotel delivered - and more. It was amazing. The facilities, including the bedrooms, are top class and the staff are incredibly helpful. Indeed, one guest commented that the staff kept smiling throughout and that makes all the difference. When we entered the Writing Room for the wedding breakfast, it had been dressed to perfection and would have done justice to any elite hotel in the world. The food was superb - everyone loved it. But above all, the ambience of this gem of a hotel made it perfect for us. We can not recommend it highly enough.

Iain & Sally

We had our wedding at poets house it was such an amazing day nothing was to much for them. Thank you to all the staff at Poets House you all helped make our special day so special

Kate & Phil

My husband and I got married and had our reception at Poets House in Ely. The team were extremely attentive and organised, right from when we first looked around to the day after our wedding. We had exclusive use for our wedding, which came with all 21 rooms. We all had a fantastic time and guest were extremely impressed with the rooms and the quality of the food on the day. Breakfast the day after was included for those guests that stayed, and was excellent!

Nicola & Ross

We spent a long time after we got engaged looking for our perfect venue and we were so pleased to find it at Poets House. We had a large Sikh wedding on the Saturday of a bank holiday weekend, followed by a more intimate ceremony and celebration at the lovely Poet's House on the Sunday. It was the ideal size for our 60-something guests and wonderful to have the run of the hotel for a relaxed and fun occasion, as well as the convenience and luxury of having most of our guests staying at the hotel overnight in the beautiful rooms. We first came to Poets House for lunch, and the high quality of the food was a big influence on our making the decision that we'd found the right venue for us. The only difficult part was choosing what to have to eat on our big day because we enjoyed everything at our tasting!

Amy & Gurpal (Part 1)

The team at Poets House are fantastic - Christine in particular was so helpful in the run up to the wedding and keeping everything moving on the day. She was happy to accommodate our requests, including for outdoor games in their courtyard - I recommend giant Jenga! - and would always provide a reassuring response to my last minute panics. The team even created table numbers to match my "art deco" theme. I recommend Poets House for any couple looking for an elegant venue, which offers the flexibility to make your wedding special and personal to you.

Amy and Gurpal (Part 2)

We held our wedding reception and party at the lovely Poet's House. The food was fantastic, as were the bar staff, and we had a perfect day. We hired the rooms out as part of a wedding package and everyone was blown away by how beautiful the rooms were, and very excited about using the copper baths! Thank you very much.

Rachel & Dan

The team at Poets House were fantastic and made our wedding day so special from start to finish. The team did a great job in laying out the writing room and changing the room around quickly. The food was excellent and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. We would highly recommend Poets House as a wedding venue.

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