It all begins when you set the date…

It is hard to imagine a more serene, romantic riverside setting for your wedding day. Set in over 17 acres of grounds within an area of outstanding natural beauty, Cambridge Marina combines historic charm with first class wedding facilities.

Truly timeless atmosphere

On the bank of the River Great Ouse, you and your guests will enjoy a magical day with a truly timeless atmosphere. Our magnificent Marquee with its floor to ceiling windows and panoramic view of the river is the perfect place to celebrate in style.

Why not make the ultimate stylish entrance and arrive by boat – a unique moment and wonderful photo opportunity! Careful planning of all the finer details with our dedicated events team will bring every element of your dream day to life. Ever mindful of the significance of certain cultural and religious requirements, we are able to tailor every detail of the day to your wishes.

The perfect backdrop

The large and airy Marquee is extremely versatile and can be zoned or opened up according to your requirements. Leading from the dedicated decked entrance area, the Riverside Suite has a feature bar and is perfect for drinks and mingling. This area leads onto the vast Marquee which can accommodate 300+ guests on round tables, with room for entertainment and a dance floor. To the rear of The Marquee are the kitchen and service areas, as well as rest rooms and changing areas. Extensive free parking is available onsite.

Whether you choose the intimacy of your own private little island or the splendour of the light and airy Marquee, where you may wish to install a traditional mandap or chuppah for your ceremony, we will create an atmosphere which is truly sublime and the perfect backdrop in which to express your cultural symbolism to the full.

Outdoor Events

Set alongside the ancient Pike and Eel hotel and its marina, this is the perfect setting to stage your event. Capture the romance of this timeless setting; from wedding ceremonies on the little island to sunset drinks parties on the lawn with a jazz band, Cambridge Marina lets you pause, breathe, smile and reconnect with nature.

Dry Hire

We have an extensive selection of trusted associates from caterers and entertainment to floristry and decoration but are equally happy to work with suppliers of your choosing. Get in touch and see how we can work together to create your perfect day.
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How many guests?

Spacious flexible layout, and ample room for entertainment, dancefloor and 450+ seated guests.


Licensed for Civil Ceremonies

Choose from an indoor or outdoor licensed setting for your ceremony. We are also licensed to stay open until 12 am

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There is a large free car park and generous overflow parking to accommodate all your guests.

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Stay over

Discover our sumptuous bridal suite, in its own secluded bothy in the grounds. The Pike & Eel has 16 rooms and suites for your guests.

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Fabulous scenery

And, of course, you can count on the photographs and videos of your very special day being spectacular against the wonderful, picturesque backdrop.



We work with some of the finest caterers in the business. Choose from our preferred list or let us know if you have a special wish.


Our adjoining hotel, The Pike & Eel has 10 individually designed boutique bedrooms and 5 chalets, offering you the chance to extend your day and make the most of the occasion. Unwind and indulge in the luxury bridal suite – nestled in the grounds and offering seclusion and privacy, it is the perfect place to nurture body and mind.

Make magical memories

We will help with all the details, bringing every element you dreamed of to life. It all begins when you set the date…


Understanding the importance of ceremonial customs associated with certain religions is vital. For example, the installation of a traditional mandap, chuppah or Nikah partition can be arranged, and we have an area set aside for guests to change.
We have an extensive selection of trusted associates but are equally happy to work with suppliers of your choosing. You will have the option of a dry hire or stocked bar and our team can give suggestions based on the many weddings we have hosted.
Expressing your cultural symbolism to the full is the order of the day! From a boat adorned with jasmine, rose and marigold, to a performance by a troupe of vibrant dancers, we will always try to accommodate your wishes. A traditional fire pit is permitted but due to safety constraints other fire elements such as fireworks and sky lanterns are prohibited. Candles in hurricane vases may be used at the reception subject to approval.
Large capacity, ample parking, extensive kitchen facilities, changing facilities and a highly experienced team are just a few aspects of Cambridge Marina which make it a great choice of venue.
The earlier the better! A well-planned event is better not rushed. By talking through your wishes with one of our event coordinators they will be able to give you some idea of the time it will take to organise your wedding and offer expert guidance along the way. We aim to de-stress the planning phase so that you can enjoy every step of the journey.

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