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The Meadow Garden

An enchanting marquee, in a naturally beautiful garden, in which to celebrate.


About Us


Our secret meadow garden offers a natural, beautiful space for you to hold your occasion in our enchanting Celeste Pole Marquee, with its panoramic sides which allows uninterrupted views across the garden down to the Willow tree.

You may also independently hire use of the Meadow Garden for a Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot.

Available for Hire

in the Meadow Garden


Celeste Pole Marquee

Simply Beautiful

Entering through double wooden doors, the Celeste is a large 24m x 12m marquee which provides an enchanting, yet airy, space, for up to 175 guests.  With its panoramic straight sides, giving a true open air feel, and a useable 250 square metres of floor space, our marquee provides ample room to incorporate niche areas for sofas, carts, photos, etc.

The 23' wooden centre poles, lit with thousands of twinkling fairy lights and lanterns hanging from greenery draped ropes, creates a magical ambience for your celebration. 

Natural wood tables and chairs to seat up to 175 guests, choice of head table or sweetheart table for two, and 3 highchairs, are provided. 

The tables look good without tablecloths for a more natural styling - please browse the gallery for more photographs.

 An artificial grass floor blends beautifully into the surroundings when the marquee sides are removed, and set into this is a dance floor on which you can dance the night away!

Hire is for 2 days;    Day 1:  decoration and preparation,

   Day 2 :  the event.   Plus access the following day for decoration removal. 


The Meadow Garden

At one with nature.

A four acre private oasis on the edge of the historic City of Ely. 

This natural garden has a surrounding hedgerow, wild roses, trees, tall grasses, wildlife pond with a bridge and a weeping Willow tree.

A vista which changes throughout the seasons.

We have a Gazebo and a Moon Gate in the meadow garden which you are welcome to use for a personal ceremony. 

Plus rustic wooden benches for seating guests.

We have lights in the garden which look amazing by night and outdoor seating.

There is ample parking at the meadow garden.

There is a toilet lodge in the meadow garden which provides ladies and gents toilets in a rustic chic style. 

We have a baby change room, which can also be used for a changing room for photo shoots.

The meadow garden provides a beautiful, natural backdrop for your photographs. 

Please browse the gallery to see some of the captured moments.

You can also independently hire use of the garden for a pre-wedding photo shoot on weekdays, Monday to Thursday. 


What we offer....

Included in the hire package...

Exclusive use of the Meadow Garden and Celeste Pole Marquee for your event.

Natural wood tables and chairs for up to 175 guests, head table or sweetheart table, plus 3 wooden highchairs.

A quirky unique bar with staff, offering a great range of good quality drinks at fair prices.

Dance floor.

Decorative hanging and twinkling lights.

Use of the Gazebo, the Moon Gate and benches.

Outside lights and garden furniture.

Use of the Toilet Lodge, which provides ladies and gents toilets and baby change area.

Plus an electricity supply for lighting, DJ or live entertainment.  Water supply for caterers.

Use of Car Park.

Projected Prices for:

2024                             2025

£5,750.00                    £5,995.00

Want to know more about what we have to offer? Give us a call.

Customise your day

"Blank Canvas"


A Private Location

We are offering you a simply beautiful private setting where you can make your dreams a reality.  So, put together your  favourite food, choice of music, style of décor and customise your day to suit you.

We have no catering restrictions here - you are free to choose. 

No corkage on champagne/wine on your tables - you can supply this.

You can create your own personal ceremony, use the gazebo or moon gate in the garden with our benches to seat your guests.

If you would like a Celebrant to officiate at your ceremony - please see our Recommendations page.

                     Make your day personal & memorable.

Then, why not treat yourself to an overnight luxury stay at the Poets House, just over a mile from The Meadow Garden in Ely.

Apple Lodge Wedding Hire & Floristry.

We offer hire on many items that could contribute to creating the look you are aiming for,  from table runners to decorated floral hoops - please ask for details - we have a hire list available.   


 Viewing and Photo Shoots

Viewings are available throughout the year.  Please call or email to arrange a date and time.  Seeing is truly believing.

Do come along for a visit - it would be good to meet you, show you what we have to offer and discuss your ideas and plans.  We would like to help in making your journey and day perfect.

Photo Shoots;  

If you would like a pre-wedding or engagement photo shoot in the meadow garden the cost to hire the garden is £150 for 3 hours.  This includes use of a changing room, toilets, props & refreshments. 

Arrange your own photographer and make some special memories.


We are on the edge of the Cathedral City of Ely in Cambridgeshire.

We are approximately a mile from Ely City centre which has a large variety of overnight stay options, from luxury Hotel to B&B's, Guest Houses, and a Travel Lodge.  

The Meadow Garden is just a mile from Ely train station.  Plus there are several local taxi companies.

Need more information.....  please contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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"Life is...                                                           

                  ...a field of unlimited possibilities"

Deepak Chopra


Contact Us

The Meadow Garden, Ely Road, Little Thetford, Ely, UK, CB6 3HN


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