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Rooms to Hire


We are blessed with some amazing venues to hire for a variety of gatherings whether for a corporate or social event. The Tourist Information Centre offers a free booking service and can discuss additional requirements such as guided walks, visits to neighbouring attractions as well as numerous catering options. Contact us for more information.

Chippenham Park

Chippenham Park is the ideal venue for a wide range of conference and meeting requirements. We have also hosted charity events, business award evenings, film shoots and photoshoots. Our award winning caterers can provide a range of catering options to suit your needs and budgets. We are within easy reach from Cambridge and London, whilst offering the most idyllic countryside views. We have two large receptions rooms available in the main house and a marquee set by the lake. Both areas have wifi.

Poets House

The Writing Room & The Boardroom - inspirational environments for meetings and seminars

Each room is equipped with everything you need for a productive meeting and can be adapted to anything from a small boardroom meeting through to a full product launch. We can also cater for awards ceremonies, staff appreciation dinners, team building and team training days. Whatever the purpose of your meeting, you'll enjoy the perfect combination of a warm welcome and exceptional service in luxurious surroundings. The Writing Room is suitable for larger gatherings and can host up to 80 guests, dependent upon your room setup requirements. The Boardroom is a more intimate space for groups of up to 20. Located on the first floor, it is ideal for a more formal board meeting.


Welney Visitor Centre

The Pond Room and The Goodwin Room are two truly inspirational spaces for meetings and seminars set in the fantastic Fen landscape.  

Each room is equipped with everything you need for a productive meeting and can be set up for boardroom or theatre style. We can also cater team building sessions volunteering out on the reserve and team training days. Whatever the purpose of your meeting, you'll enjoy a warm welcome and excellent service at an environmentally-friendly location set within incredible surroundings. The Pond Room allows the flexibility to accommodate small meetings in half the room or larger gatherings using the full room (up to 60 theatre-style). Located on the first floor, the Goodwin Room is a more intimate space for groups of up to 12 (boardroom style).  Both rooms are fully accessible and are close proximity to the facilities.

The Maltings, Ely

The Maltings has a range of meeting rooms for hire.

The stunning Elysian Hall can be used for all events and conferences with a capacity of 242 theatre style, 150 cabaret or 400 standing. The beautiful brickwork gives it a rustic feeling in a beautiful setting with double doors opening into a break-out room where you can have refreshments served.

The light and bright Kempen room can be used for the smaller conference with capacity up to 70 guests in theatre style, 50 cabaret style and 100 standing. Located on the first floor giving a more exclusive feeling with breath-taking views of the river Ouse and the surrounding areas.

The Orsay Lounge is perfect for conferences under 15 guests, a small but bright room on the ground floor!

We have fantastic buffet menus and refreshments on offer!

Oliver Cromwell's House

For a meeting room with a difference, why not consider booking the Tithe Office at Oliver Cromwell’s House. This atmospheric, 17th Century, oak panelled room, is ideal for a variety of meetings, away days, corporate or social functions.  We also hire the whole house for filming purposes as well as Paranormal Investigations or team building exercises. All our refreshments have a 17th Century influence so whether it is a biscuit with your coffee, an afternoon tea or a full blown meal you can be assured of a unique tasting experience.  Check out our menus for more details.

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Ely Cathedral

With under floor heating and a modern catering facility, Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel is a wonderful combination of the best of old and new, providing a perfect setting for a private concert, banquet, wedding reception, presentation or exhibition.

Ely Boathouse

This iconic building where Cambridge University Rowing crews "prepare to win boat races" is now available to hire for a variety of events. It is a state of the art facility where architects have balanced function with asthetics to produce a large, comfortable, well equipped building with spaces that can be adapted to suit any event, including kitchen facilities and large outdoor balconies. We hire out meeting rooms from 8-35 people or, working with our event partners, we can seat up to 100 people (200 standing) for anything from seminars and workshops to private parties, weddings and corporate rowing events. If you want a room with a view, you will not be dissappointed!