Real Weddings 3rd February 2016

Real Wedding At The Old Hall, Ely

The rain just about held off for this stunning English country garden wedding at The Old Hall, Ely, for Lucy and Toby's special day. Starting with an outdoor ceremony under the most beautiful wooden pavillion, the outdoors then came in with magnificent tall floral displays in the Old Hall's marquee. The palette of navy blue and ivory gives this wedding a timeless sophistication, fitting for such an elegant venue as the Old Hall. 

A message from the Bride:

Living in Ely, we had driven past The Old Hall many times and I had always mentioned the venue looking beautiful to Toby. Therefore once we were engaged, it was the obvious venue to look around. 

We both fell in love with the place. The building itself was gorgeous and the setting was absolutely stunning. I had always been adamant I wanted to get married outside so The Old Hall had everything we wanted, plus more.

We were keen that the wedding has a modern and clean feel to it, so went with a simple navy and white theme. We tried to keep everything as simple as possible and used flower arrangements as the key staging for both the ceremony itself and the tables for the wedding breakfast. 

If I was to give any advice on planning a wedding it would be, don’t panic about all the little things you can't control. Even if everything doesn’t go quite to plan, you won’t notice it at all on the day. I got myself worked up that it was going to rain on our wedding day, and in the end it did –But I can honestly say it didn’t ruin the day at all. Gary (our photographer) and the staff at The Old Hall were brilliant at quickly making small amends to the day in order for us to get all of our outdoor photos completed before it poured down!

We can honestly say every moment of our day was absolutely perfect and we wouldn't have changed a thing! 


About The Old Hall, Ely

The Old Hall Ely is a recently renovated Jacobean manor house, set in its own unique and historic estate of 2000 acres in the heart of Cambridgeshire.  The house has spectacular views across farmland to Ely Cathedral, formal gardens and ornamental lakes.

The Old Hall Ely is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere, we pride ourselves on being flexible, creative and personal.  You and your guests will be able to enjoy the exclusive use of our beautiful house and grounds and is one mile from Ely railway station which has excellent links to London and the rest of East Anglia.

We hold Civil Ceremonies where you can marry in our stunning oak Garden Pavilion, within the picturesque setting of the Lower Garden or in our Grand Hall by a roaring fire.

The wedding breakfast takes place in the most up to date traditional marquee, which epitomises the essence of an English Country House wedding.  Lined in mid-ivory, with pea lights in the ceiling, two sides of the marquee are also completely glass, all of which can be opened, offers the most stunning views of the lakes and Ely Cathedral.

Dress by the designer Mori Lee and purchased from Dreams in Norwich (

Flowers –Wild Poppies (

Cake – Vanilla (

Magician- Dean Maudsley ( )

Photographer- Gary Rowsel

Venue - The Old Hall Ely ([email protected])