Always a Warm Welcome
Sheene Mill is a beautiful restaurant and wedding venue located in the village of Melbourn, near Royston (Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire / Essex border). We are only 10 minutes from Cambridge central and 3 minutes walk from Meldreth Train Station which runs direct links to Central London.
Steeped in history, Sheene Mill is a magnificent 16th Century Mill House set on the River Mel. With outstanding views over the old mill pond and Cambridgeshire countryside, Sheene Mill is an extremely popular Wedding ceremony and reception venue.
Whether you are planning a lavish party for hundreds or an intimate affair for close friends and family, the stunning landscaped gardens, original features throughout and luxurious banqueting rooms provide all the ingredients for your special day.
We are also the perfect host for weddings, parties, birthdays and corporate functions from 10 to 180 guests. Please contact our wedding & events coordinator to arrange your Celebration.
Join us for our exclusive Christmas Ball party on 2nd December 2017. 5 Course Dinner with a fantastic live band to take you into the evening. Tickets are £65 and we require a £20 deposit. [ Please take a look at our menu for the night here ]
Order your gift voucher now online and we can either post it to you or you can collect it directly from us. The perfect Christmas, Birthday or Special Occasion gift.
Food Lovers Friday
Treat yourselves to our bespoke, luxury tasting menu, complimented by a bottle of Champagne and handmade chocolates to enjoy after dinner, an overnight stay in one of our beautiful, superior rooms, followed by breakfast in bed the following morning... £275
£4995 Fully Exclusive Wedding for 70 Guests
Fully Exclusive Venue 12pm – Midnight, Minimum of 70 day guests, Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony use included, 2 Course Wedding Breakfast per guest, 1 Glass of Prosecco on Arrival per guest, 1/3 Bottle of House Wine Per guest [READ MORE]
Reception opening times
Restaurant opening times
12:00-15:00 & 18:30-21:30
12:00-15:00 & 18:30-21:30
12:00-15:00 & 18:30-21:30
12:00-15:00 & 18:30-21:30
12:00-15:00 & 18:30-21:30
12:00-15:00 & 18:30-21:30
NEW Online Bookings
You can now book rooms directly through our website. You are guaranteed the best rates direct through our website and will receive an instant confirmation of your booking. The process is extremely simple and only takes 60 seconds to complete. All of our room types and rates are available to choose from including our new suite. We also have a notes area so that you can make any special requests just like you would over the phone and we will do our best to honour these. You can still of course call us on 01763 261393 and we are more than happy to help you and handle the more difficult requests.
Below is a general update from Cambridgeshire Registration Service. Customer Contact As always at this time of year we are experiencing a very busy time post-Christmas with ceremony booking enquiries, both for this year and several years ahead, and it seems timely to issue a few reminders to help us to help the customers we share: We recommend that when talking to customers, you advise them that the sooner they book with us (which they can do as soon as they have decided on a potential date with yourselves provided they are legally free to marry / form a civil partnership) the more likely it is that the time they want will be available. We already have bookings going in for 2019 /2020! As we take bookings so far in advance people booking at relatively short notice (for example for peak season Saturdays this year) are understandably sometimes disappointed with the times still available, but we have to deal with customers on a first come first served basis. When discussing with your customers please encourage them to be flexible around the times that work for you too. On the booking form (available on http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20103/ceremonies/17/marriage_and_civil_partnership_ceremonies), it gives the opportunity to give […]
Open bars… yes or no?
One of the biggest questions we get at The Sheene Mill is whether the bridal couple should have an open bar or not? There is no simple answer to this question. The answer will depend on several things, including: Budget Size of Wedding Expectation Day of the week Accommodation of your guests Evening Buffet The most important of all the above is budget. If there isn’t room within your budget to have an open bar then the answer is quite simple. If this is the case then consider putting slightly more wine on the tables during the meal so that your guests don’t feel hard done to when they only get half a bottle. Tips on choosing wine for the table. If you have room in your budget for an open bar but have no idea how much this could cost you then consider doing the following: Limit / restrict open bar to a set amount Limit open bar to a certain time Restrict the types of drinks made available You may find that for a 100 guest wedding a £1000 bar tab will go a long way and ensure that all of your guests get at least 1 free […]
Single Room £95* Every year thousands of people visit Cambridge alone for both business and leisure purposes. At Sheene Mill we recognise that single travellers also enjoy a luxurious place to stay, and our Single rooms aim to deliver this. We are one of the best boutique hotels Cambridgeshire has to offer and we cater […]
Compact Double Room From £95* Every year thousands of people visit Cambridge alone for both business and leisure purposes. At Sheene Mill we recognise that single travellers also enjoy a luxurious place to stay, and our Compact Double rooms aim to deliver this. We are one of the best boutique hotels Cambridgeshire has to offer and […]
What's on at Sheene Mill
Taking bookings for Christmas
Before you know it Christmas is here. We have a range of nights from intimate family celebrations to party nights with DJ. Our menu is available to download. Christmas Party Menu 2017 ~ Starters Smoked Mackerel Pate, Pickled gooseberries, horseradish, Melba toast (GFO) Bubble & Squeak Soup, Blue cheese croute (V) (GFO) Crispy Duck Salad Taco, Scallions, chive & Asian dressing Beetroot Panna Cotta, Whipped goats cheese, walnut & green apple salad (V) (GFO) Mains Local Butter Roasted Turkey Crown, Organic apricot stuffing, smoked pig in blanket, goose fat roasted potatoes, chestnut roasting jus (GFO) Pesto Roasted Fillet of Salmon, Wilted spinach, king prawn & lemon risotto (GF) Confit Belly Pork, Black pudding Mash, roasted organic carrots, toffee apple jus (GF) Wild Mushroom, Stilton & Spinach Wellington, Honey parsnip puree, parsley sauce (V) Desserts Streamed “Sheene Mill” Christmas Pudding, Marmalade ice cream Chocolate, Orange & Cranberry Yule Log, Bitter chocolate mousse Roasted Organic Plum Cheesecake, Gingerbread, cinnamon wafer (GFO) Godminster Cheddar & Local Stilton, Homemade chutney, grapes, organic biscuits (GFO) ~ £43 per person (party nights) £35 per person (mid week) £10 deposit per person & pre-order required DOWNLOAD PDF MENU
2018 Wedding Fayre
Sheene Mill 2018 Wedding Fayre Sunday 18th March 2018 Thank you to all the suppliers and guests who attended the 2017 Wedding Fayre. What an amazing turnout with over 400 people! For FREE ENTRY to our 2018 Wedding Fayre please register your details below. Cant wait for our wedding fayre?… Arrange a viewing today! Register Here…
Christmas Day With Us
Christmas Day 2017 Arrival Drink, 6 Course Christmas Dinner £125.00 Please note that tables book very fast for this special day so please contact us soon to avoid disappointment. £25pp required at time of booking to secure table. [ Click here to view the MENU ]
New Year’s Eve
[ DOWNLOAD PDF MENU ] New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu 2017 ~ Glass of Champagne & canapés on arrival ~ King Prawn & Native Lobster Ceviche Blackened watermelon ~ Sticky Beef Short Rib Bone marrow ketchup, barbeque slaw ~ Vanilla Poached Turbot Fennel & apple ~ Saddle of Local, Free-Range Lamb Wild mushrooms, redcurrant ~ Frozen Blue Lagoon ~ Dessert performed at your tablE ~ Vegetarian & all other dietary requirements will be catered for as appropriate, please just ask. Disco & dancing until 1am, count down & fireworks at midnight ~~~0~~~ £125 per person Black Tie Dress – £20 deposit per person – Pre-order required [ DOWNLOAD PDF MENU ]
Discussions on our Blog...
Bands Vs DJ’s
No doubt about it: Music can make or break a wedding celebration. It’s the heart and soul of a reception and can send your guests home with happy feet — or pained grimaces! The fact that you want to hire a talented band or fleet-fingered DJ is a given. Finding one is a matter of polling friends, surfing online, shopping around with fine-tuned ears, and making a move quickly — top talent can get booked up to a year in advance. What type of entertainment suits your personal taste, budget, space allowances, guest demographics, and killer dance moves best? Keep an open mind, and consider these issues to start your search. Vibe The type of music you choose can set the tone of your wedding and solidify a theme. And remember, it’s the thing people most often remember. Think about what musical genre best reflects your personalities and inspires the ambience you want to create: Groovy funk or subdued string quartet? Swanky swing or kick-off-your-shoes-and-sweat zydeco? The way the music is delivered — by live band or DJ — also affects the ambience. The type of music you choose may dictate the choice too — big band sounds are generally […]
Schedule for the Day
Sheene Mill are extremely flexible around your needs and requirements and have put together this schedule as an example of how we find the best days run for both you and your guests. We want to ensure that you have enough time to enjoy your day and do not feel pressured or rushed at any stage throughout the day. Speak to your wedding coordinator and they will be able to guide you through the whole process. The most important thing to remember is that THIS IS YOUR DAY! 14:15 – Arrival of guests 14:45 – Guests seated ready 15:00 – Ceremony 15:30 – Reception Drinks & Canapes 16:00 – Photo Opportunities 17:00 – Wedding Breakfast & Speeches 19:00 – Evening Guest Arrival 20:00 – First Dance & Cake Cutting 00:00 – Carriages Await 14:15 – Arrival of guests You don’t want your guests to arrive too early but you want to allow enough time in case there is any unexpected traffic. You may wish to request your guests to arrive even earlier if you plan to arrive by wedding car so that your guests don’t see the bride before the ceremony. The venue will always assist guests who are late and attempt […]
Our Wedding Fayre Suppliers
We now have the confirmed list of the suppliers who will be attending this year’s Wedding Fayre at Sheene Mill. Don’t forget to Register For Free on our website. Cakes – Wisteria Cakes Flowers – Wildwood Floral Events Bridal Wear – Clifford Burr / Shades Of White Photography – Phil Lynch Photography / Scott’s Of Cambridge Hair & Make-Up – Bliss Hair / Cambridge Make-Up Music – Mickey Fordola / 3D Events Planning – Rasberry Events Wedding Cars – Elliot Wallace Jewelry – James Veale Entertainment – Reflection Mirror Booth / Lee Smith Magician Sweet Cart – Sweet Spot Toast Master – James Higgs Stationary – Flo & Burt Pre-Wedding Pampering – ESSE
Classic Afternoon Tea Example Menu ~ A selection of freshly ground coffees/ teas Chose from a selection of our natural, silk tea bags… Persian pomegranate, Dragonwell green tea, English breakfast tea, Egyptian mint tea, Citrus Camomile tea, Sapphire earl grey tea, Organic jasmine tea or Wild encounter fruit tea / Your choice of coffee or hot chocolate ~ Freshly prepared finger sandwiches & savoury treats Cucumber sandwich Smoked salmon & cream cheese wrap Homemade sausage rolls, with cheese & pickle Goats cheese & red onion quiche ~ Freshly baked raisin scones Homemade strawberry jam & clotted cream ~ Homemade cakes & mini desserts Carrot cake, cream cheese icing, candied orange zest Almond choux bun, praline cream, chocolate glaze Mini pavlova, Chantilly cream, seasonal fruit Shot of lemon Eton mess ~ Selection of homemade petit fours Earl grey tea truffles Mini macaroons, chocolate ganache ~ Traditional Afternoon Tea ~ £19.50 Traditional Afternoon Tea & Glass of ‘A Fourtin Brut Champagne ~ £27.50 This is an example Menu – amendments will be made in line with seasonality & quality. We require 24 hours’ notice for all Afternoon Tea bookings. To make a reservation please call us on 01763 261393 Tempted? Book in […]