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Say ‘I do’ to a wedding in Newmarket


If it’s summer it must be wedding season and there will be plenty of couples preparing to celebrate their big day in Newmarket and the surrounding area. With easy road and rail routes to London, Norwich, the Midlands and beyond – and the airport at Stansted – it’s a convenient spot in which to gather friends and loved ones, with some wonderful venues to choose from. So, if you’re planning to tie the knot, bet on one of these lucky seven.

Looking for the perfect photogenic setting for the wedding snaps? It will be hard to top the rose garden at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. The hotel offers a choice of three self-contained banqueting to suit all sizes of wedding, whether you’ve 10 or 150 guests coming. Go to

History buffs will love the Jockey Club Rooms. Once only royalty, statesmen and high society could step through its doors, now all-comers can arrange bespoke nuptials here. Take your vows in rooms richly decorated in silk wallpaper, furnished with antiques, and hung with equestrian masterpieces. Go to

Just steps from the famous Gallops on Warren Hill, where champion thoroughbreds trot out to exercise, racing fans will revel in Heath Court Hotel as the place to exchange vows. Pick from the York Room or Guineas Suite for your nearest and dearest to gather in and wish you well for the future. Go to

Are you a hopeless romantic? Then you won’t be able to resist Chippenham Park, just outside Newmarket. The Grade II-listed English country house is set in 300 glorious acres of parkland and gardens, where you and up to 250 guests can party on the banks of a lake. Go to

Pull on your wellies for a truly rural wedding location. The Mad Hatters Campsite is sure to stay in everyone’s memory for years to come. Under-canvas options for your special day include the Queen of Hearts Cabin and there are horse box bars for the reception. Go to

Poets House, in the shadow of Ely’s medieval cathedral, is a savvy selection for a more intimate occasion. The elegant interiors and pretty courtyard garden at this boutique hotel will melt your heart and seal the deal to exchange rings in its Writing Room. Go to

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Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel & Spa is all set to spoil you and your guests. The historic mill, with its waterwheel and landscaped gardens, is a lovely setting and the 2 AA Rosette kitchen will turn out its award-winning food, whether you fancy a traditional four-course meal or a hog roast. Go to