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A truly unique venue

Set in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge, the Cambridge Union is a beautifully memorable venue..
The unique building boasts original Victorian Gothic architecture designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1866, a large central garden, the historic Debating Chamber with original features and an elegant interior throughout.

Centrally based, we offer flexible facilities throughout for ceremonies, breakfasts and receptions so you can ensure you can create a unique and special day. Intimate or extravagant, traditional or unexpected, we take pride in offering you our undivided attention. Professional advice and recommendations are offered at every stage by our experienced wedding team.

Happy ever afters

We’re local to Cambridge and had attended the union many times before so it felt like a great option for us. We really liked how flexible they were in terms of the number of guests and the type of wedding you want to have. We bugged them with so many questions and always got a helpful response. Leading up to the day and on the day itself they made sure everything ran smoothly and went above and beyond to make it a wonderful day. If you want to get involved in the planning and have that flexibility along with the Cambridge charm then this is a great choice! Set right in the heart of Cambridge there are so many fantastic photography opportunities.

Iris H.

Happy ever afters

The staff were so kind and went out of their way to make our day special. The room is beautiful, light and spacious; it functions well as a dining and party space. Thanks to everyone at the Union for giving us a day we will remember fondly for the rest of our lives.

Alex & Henry

Happy ever afters

The lovely staff at the Union could not have been more kind, supportive and helpful. Particularly in the days just before the wedding, and on the day itself, it was a massive relief to feel confident that everything was going to be well taken care of and to be prompted to consider some things we hadn’t even thought of – it turns out that being whisked away for a moment to yourselves just after the ceremony provides a much needed opportunity to compose yourselves before facing the confetti!

Alice & Tate

Happy ever afters

From our initial enquiry to our ceremony, Joe, Katherine and the team made everything easy and fun for us. They knew exactly how to make our day run smoothly and we felt like we were in safe and experienced hands. All of our guests are still talking about how lovely our venue was.!

Lucy & Edward


Hopefully you are now fully inspired and ready to join us on your big day, but if you still have some questions, see our FAQs, or alternatively enquire below and our team of events specialists will get back to you. 

Yes. A corkage charge applies.
Yes. Cancellation charges apply if the booking is cancelled by you the Client and all cancellations must be made via the Event Management Team.
Due to our Health and Safety regulations, candles are not allowed anywhere in the venue. LED candles only, are permitted.
Due to our Health and Safety regulations we cannot lend you a ladder.
We cannot allow anything to be stuck to any surface of the venue as this can cause damage.
Yes. It is your responsibility to check that all suppliers/contractors you employ have public liability insurance, all electrical equipment is PAT tested and suppliers comply with current Health & Safety Regulations. Copies must be supplied on request. Please note that fixtures cannot be moved.
Unfortunately we do not allow confetti or confetti cannons.
Once you have confirmed your booking, you are welcome to arrange for site visits with your suppliers. Please ensure you contact your Event Manager to arrange a convenient time.
Yes. Please speak with your Event Manager to discuss logistics.
There is a multi-storey car park located at the Grand Arcade.
We accept cash, credit and debit cards.

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