Outdoor Wedding venues

Escape to the country

If your heart is set on finding the perfect outdoor wedding venue, Cambridge Marina is the perfect setting. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, you will find a picture postcard setting on the river Great Ouse. Set well away from roads and surrounded by nature reserves, you and your guests will immerse yourself in this tranquil and timeless beauty spot. At Cambridge Marina we have a range of options enabling you and your guests to enjoy the beautiful surroundings whatever the weather.

Outdoor Ceremonies

It is hard to imagine a more romantic setting for weddings in Cambridge than the little private island at Cambridge Marina. Arrive by boat to take your vows surrounded by tranquil countryside. The island is accessed by a wooden bridge and is situated in front of The Marquee. If it should rain, the ceremony can take place inside The Marquee.

The perfect backdrop

This large and airy events space is one of the most versatile wedding marquees in Cambridge 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. By day large floor to ceiling windows bathe this airy room in natural light. By night it makes the perfect party venue in whichever style you choose to decorate. With its exclusive outdoor area and river frontage, this venue draws in beauty of the riverside setting, whatever the weather.

Your Intimate Wedding venue

At Cambridge Marina we understand that no two weddings are the same and our experienced events team will work with you to tailor your special day to your wishes. Whether you wish to tie the knot in the company of only your nearest and dearest, a select few, or everyone you know, we can work with you to create a day that is everything you imagined. Why not make the ultimate stylish entrance and arrive by boat – a unique moment and wonderful photo opportunity!

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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


For a marriage ceremony to be held outdoors, the venue must hold a license and have some sort of structure like a pagoda or arch where a registrar can officiate. This is usually within a garden or scenic outdoor setting.
If you are looking to trim your budget you could consider getting married during the week or during low season between November and April.
Cambridge Marina is a stunning setting all year round but late spring until the end of autumn is the most reliable time for fine weather and making the most of the beautiful surroundings.
Our preferred list of associates are tried and trusted for your peace of mind but we are always open to new finds if your heart is set on something new to us. This is something to discuss with your wedding planner for approval.
Cambridge Marina makes the perfect canvas for your chosen theme. We can give ideas for inspiration and help with suppliers. We can arrange time for you to come in before the wedding to set up and take down the following day.

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