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Any nice registry offices near Addenbrooke's Hospital? (Essex/Cambridge)

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FourArms Tue 08-Sep-09 16:19:59

For sad reasons my sister is bringing forward her wedding date from June 10 to October 09 (a month away!), so that her future-MIL has a better chance of being able to attend the wedding.

Does anybody know of a more scenic type of registry office near Addenbrooke's hospital, or a nice hotel venue?

Claire2301 Tue 08-Sep-09 16:27:53

The Cambridge registry office isn't exactly great but the photo's that they take on Castle Hill always look rather nice. Registry officeis say 10mins from hospital.

Claire2301 Tue 08-Sep-09 16:29:02

Pictures here

Claire2301 Tue 08-Sep-09 16:30:06

Last message... sorry.

There are lots of other places around Cambridge. All approved ones are listed here

FourArms Tue 08-Sep-09 16:32:19

Thanks Claire.. will look at those venues now.

Claire2301 Tue 08-Sep-09 16:49:51

No worries- apologies for the multiple messages! Are you Cambridge based at all? If you'd like I can have a look at the list and point out the nicest ones?

FourArms Tue 08-Sep-09 16:52:35

No, I live in Plymouth, as does my sister. But her future-MIL is in Addenbrookes, and probably won't be able to venture far from there. If you could, that would be great, thanks.

Claire2301 Tue 08-Sep-09 17:06:49

So nicest and closes would be:

Chilford Hall is a vineyard in Linton, about 20mins south of Addenbrookes by car. Lovely setting but could be very pricey. Website here

Crowne Plaza - nice hotel in Cambridge. 10 mins from hosp.

Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge Garden House - Imagine this would be very pretty - down by the river. 10mins away

Holiday Inn Cambridge - In nice setting although close to A14. Would prob be a bit cheaper. 20 mins away.

The Quy Mill Hotel - 5 minutes from me. 15 from hospital, really nice setting. Had heard good reviews of weddings.

Swynford Paddocks - Gorgeous wedding venue. 25 mins from hosp.

All the colleges would most likely be very nice too.

If I can help at all shout!

Claire2301 Tue 08-Sep-09 17:07:58

Closest**
(Can you tell it's the end of the working day!)

Rubyrubyruby Tue 08-Sep-09 17:18:22

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FourArms Tue 08-Sep-09 17:34:09

Thanks very much Claire!

Ruby - either really. A venue would be ideal, but we'd need a smallish venue as they'll be having a big 'blessing' now on the original wedding date.

Rubyrubyruby Tue 08-Sep-09 17:43:34

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joster Wed 09-Sep-09 17:55:26

Saffron Walden, 10 miles south of Cambridge, quite nice.

FourArms Tue 15-Sep-09 07:56:23

Thanks for all the ideas. Unfortunately my sisters' MIL to be is now quite ill, so they've gone for Cambridge registry office which is a close and easy option.

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