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Graduate Cambridge, CB2 1RT
01223 259 988 | www.graduatehotels.com/cambridge
Tucked away just off Mill Lane on the banks of the River Cam is Graduate Cambridge. Modern and bold, the front exterior of the hotel stands out amongst the Gothic buildings the city is known for while still maintaining Cambridge’s quirky charm. Your guests will step through the front doors to be met with a space paying homage to its roots, relishing in the hotel’s luxurious and eclectic style.
Following a complete interior renovation that includes all rooms, common spaces, the fitness club, and the pool, Graduate Cambridge’s interiors are made up of colours, patterns, and textures that reflect the green surroundings of the pastoral English countryside. The event spaces, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river, are light and
bright with bold design choices.
Graduate Cambridge’s crowning glory is its Garden Terrace. Relax on comfy, classic chairs while enjoying the punts go by with a beer or cocktail from the Garden Bar. Blue and white-striped parasols dot the garden, and across the river, guests can look out at the green fields of Cambridgeshire, where cows come to graze.
Celebrate in style
The riverside gardens are an intimate gathering space situated next to the River Cam, so you can have an exquisite celebration while watching the punts glide by and the British countryside flourish.
Alternatively, the River Suite provides an inspiring backdrop for your special day with views of the River Cam. Its striking floor-to-ceiling windows and access to the riverside garden make for a romantic wedding ceremony, reception, or banquet.
Say ‘I do’ in the Riverside Garden Gazebo while the punts glide by for a quintessentially Cambridge ceremony.
The Cayley Suite is a romantic space overlooking the river that opens directly onto the riverside garden and can be accessed through the Garden House bar.
Receptions are held in a choice of six spaces, capable of accommodating between 40 and 220 of your friends and family.
The charming ceremony spaces and location.