The spectacular setting of Hinchingbrooke House provides a unique location for Wedding Receptions, Civil Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies. Access to the house is gained via a Medieval Gateway and Apostles' Green immediately capturing some of the charm of this ancestral home of the Cromwells and the Earls of Sandwich.
At Hinchingbrooke the grounds are reserved for all wedding parties from 11am to 12midnight. With so many beautiful rooms to choose from, you can plan your day exactly how you would like it to be. A reception room upstairs with a balcony overlooking the magnificent grounds is also allocated to the bride and groom for the day.
Since 1995 Hinchingbrooke House has been licensed for civil marriage ceremonies. All of the large rooms on the ground floor are suitable for ceremonies and can be arranged to suit the specific needs of the wedding party. The Functions Manager will discuss the format of your ceremony with you and can provide advice on all aspects of the marriage. Couples need to contact the Registry Office independently to arrange the date and time of their ceremony.
An extensive range of menus and wines is provided by Hinchingbrooke Catering Service and the Functions Manager will be happy to meet you and discuss your exact requirements. In addition, The Functions Manager is able to advise you on the timings of the day, usage of rooms, seating plan, the position of the wedding cake and all the many other finer details which ensure the day is a great success.
If you are interested in holding your Wedding at Hinchingbrooke House we recommend you attend a viewing. You will be guided through the House by our experienced Wedding Co-ordinator, who will explain all the rooms and what they can be used for and answer any questions you may have. You will then have the opportunity to look around the House by yourselves after the viewing.
We take viewings on most Saturday mornings before 12 noon, as this is when the House is set up for a Wedding. However, if this time is not convenient please call us to see if an alternative date can be arranged. To book a viewing please contact the Hospitality Office on 01480 375678 or e-mail.
Smaller Ceremonies & Weddings:
If you are thinking of having a smaller affair for your ceremony or Wedding, we would be happy to discuss your specific requirements. Hinchingbrooke House is available to hire midweek (Monday to Thursday, excluding Bank Holidays, during the school holidays), days which may be perfect for a more low-key intimate occasion. Please contact the Hospitality office on 01480 375678 (or e-mail) to discuss your requirements.
Bookings can be held provisionally for two weeks, after which a booking form must be completed and returned together with the hire fee.
At approximately three months before your wedding, a meeting with the Functions Manager will take place to discuss the details of your day including catering, rooms and timings.
If holding the civil ceremony at Hinchingbrooke House, couples need to contract the Huntingdon Registration Office on
0345 045 1363 to arrange the date and time of the ceremony.
Our catering prices are subject to change and reviewed annually. You will be charged the catering prices valid at the date of your wedding, not the date of booking.
We require full numbers and full payment of estimated costs twenty one days before your wedding.
Access to the House can be gained from 9.00 am on the day of your wedding for florists and cake companies etc to set up. There will an hourly charge of £25.00 should access be required prior to 9am.
The Reception Room on the first floor of the House will be available for your use throughout the day.
In order to comply with the Food Safety Act 1990, Hinchingbrooke House must supply all food, therefore outside caterers are not permitted.
There is a designated smoking area available on the terrace.
All property belonging to the client (i.e. flowers etc) must be removed from the venue at the end of the period of hire.
Please note we have a minimum spend policy, this is charged at £25.00 per head for a minimum of 40 covers.
All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate.