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Function Rooms

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Old Hall, Ely

The Old Hall Ely is a family-owned, historic manor house with stunning views of Ely Cathedral, Immaculate grounds and lakes as well as functional interior spaces perfect for any occasion.

What they offer: Exclusive Use of the House and Grounds  –  Overnight Accommodation  –  In House Catering  –  Private Dining Rooms  –   A Dedicated Event Management Team  –  Incredible Filming & Photography Locations  –  Permanent Grand Marquee  –  Conferences and Meetings  –  Brand and Product Launches  –  Awards and Celebration Parties  –  Company Christmas Parties

The Maltings

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!

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. 

Ely Library Meeting Room

Are you looking for somewhere to hold a business meeting, community event, or team get together? Cambridgeshire Libraries meeting rooms can be hired out for employers, council partners, community groups and individuals.

 Ely library has modern, spacious meeting rooms, close to local amenities. There is a large public cark park nearby. Ely has good road links to Cambridge, and the North of the county.

Hire of these facilities is highly affordable and meeting rooms are priced at an hourly rate, so you only pay for the time required. The venue is supported by a team of friendly staff.  This room is located in a non-public area and is designed for privacy.

Ely Museum Aedwen Room

Newly built in 2020, Ely Museum’s Aedwen Room is a bright and airy room which can be hired for meetings, training, talks and workshops.

The Aedwen Room is a modern and light meeting space within a self-contained wing adjoining The Old Gaol. Large windows and a high ceiling make the room feel open and inviting. The room can seat up to 20 people board room style and up to 40 people lecture style. Alternative layouts are possible – please ask for further details. With an integral kitchenette containing crockery, cutlery, glasses, a kettle and a small fridge, it makes the ideal space to hire in central Ely. The Aedwen room is equipped with chairs, tables, Flipchart (please supply your own paper), and a projector which has an HDMI connection.

Ely Food Station Meeting Room

Ely Food Station offers the best coffee from Caffe Praego – £3 from every case goes to Rwandan projects to help support the local community. 


‘We have employed the best Baristas in the area and are very proud of the quality of our coffee. Great selection of hot food to include Bacon Rolls served all day! Large selection of wines and beers alongside some great music to help you wait until your train! We also have rooms for hire if you need to hold an event please contact us for more information

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