Holly and Brendan

With a delicate colour scheme, delicious menu and pretty seasonal flowers, the wedding of Holly and Brendan was the perfect introduction to spring.

Love in Springtime

On the hunt for their perfect wedding venue in Cambridgeshire, Holly and Brendan fell in love with Swynford Manor. “I was sold when we walked in and there were sparkly floors!” says Holly.  They also particularly liked the light-filled Garden Room and the fact that the venue would suit all possible weather conditions.

Design and Décor

Setting an April wedding date, the happy couple chose an elegant colour scheme of dusky pinks and golds, using Holly’s stunning rose gold engagement ring as their inspiration. Planning a simple, stylish day and a fun, relaxed atmosphere, they used seasonal flowers in pinks and whites, introducing orchids on to the top table and tulips in other arrangements. “We used The Great British Florist who take your colour scheme and send British grown flowers where possible.”

Candles and fairy lights created a dreamy ambience and the table plan featured movies with romantic quotes. “We also chose to have a semi-naked vegan cake with fresh flowers and a Lego fisherman with a Lego bride as the cake toppers.”

Bridal Style

The beautiful bride wore a princess style gown, changing in the evening in to a shorter, 50’s style dress that was perfect for the dance floor. She accessorised with diamond earring and a pearl necklace. Meanwhile, Brendan looked the part in a grey three-piece suit with pink tie.

Holly’s four bridesmaids chose long dusty pink dresses from TFNC London, completing the look with rose gold drop earrings. “The girls received lots of compliments, they looked amazing!”

Order of the Day

The 40s band who played during the wedding breakfast were a complete surprise from my parents.


Following their wonderful outdoor ceremony, welcome drinks were served on the terrace before guests moved inside to dine. Lamb was served as the main course for the wedding breakfast with a delicious vegan alternative to suit the bride.

Entertaining the guests throughout the day, a steel band played during the drinks reception, with a 40s style band during dinner and a DJ in the evening.

As the sun went down, the newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘I’ll Be’ by Edwin McCain and the happy couple and the dance floor filled.

Top Tip from the Newlyweds

“Enjoy it. If anything goes wrong, you probably won’t know about it anyway. I only wish we’d had the speeches before dinner. I sat between my dad and my new husband and they barely spoke through the wedding breakfast because of nerves!”

If you’re looking for inspiration from this Cambridgeshire wedding venue, take a look at some of the other wonderful weddings we have hosted at Swynford Manor on our blog.

If you’ve yet to visit Swynford Manor, we would love to show you around. Simply give our friendly team a call on 01638 592609 or contact us online.

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There is a new member to the Swynford Manor family - The Lady Augusta Pavillion - licensed for outdoor ceremonies! Availabe from July 2023....

Congratulations Kasia & Perry! 

Photography: @mark_nortcliffe


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💫 Looking for something a bit more informal? 💫 
Then our Golden hour package is perfect for you:


Available Mondays to Thursdays until the end of December 2023!

Exclusive use of venue from 3pm
Bridal Lounge from 12pm on the day
Indoor ceremony room with cream aisle carpet
Reception drink
2 course sharing boards or 1 course BBQ buffet
Honeymoon suite
Teas and Coffees
White Linen cloths & napkins
Cake stand & knife
Additional guests £65 per person

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Our next open day is on the 12th of June from 4pm to 9pm
Come and view our fully set up venue, meet our team, chat to suppliers, and get nosy in all the bedrooms! 

PLUS we always have a special offer on during the open days!

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We are soo ready for the summer! 
And we still have some hot dates available for this year too!

28/08/2023 Bank Holiday Monday £7 999 for 50 Daytime guests and additional 30 adults in the evening, 

24/09/2023 Sunday £8 499 for 50 Daytime guests and additional 30 adults in the evening,


30/12/2023 for 80 daytime guests and additional 30 adults for evening £11 000

Get in touch for more information on our inclusive packages: weddings@swynfordmanor.com


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