Wedding Packages from £80pp
Sunday – Thursday Wedding Package
Minimum of 75 day guests (see terms) Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony use included Outdoor PA System for ceremony Bridal Suite Complimentary 3 Canapés per guest 3 Course Wedding Breakfast per guest 1 Glass of Prosecco on Arrival per guest ½ Bottle of House Wine per guest Bacon/ Sausages Sandwiches (Evening Buffet) Upgrades & extras available
from £9 per person
Upgrade includes: Half bottle of water, Prosecco toast drink, champagne in the bridal suite, evening buffet upgrade to pulled pork sandwiches or a selection of sandwiches), table mirror plates and crystals, garden games, post box and mood lighting (set to the colour of your choosing).
Fri & Saturday Wedding Package
From £95 per guest
Fully Exclusive Venue 12pm – Midnight Minimum of 75 day guests (see terms) Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony use included Outdoor PA System for ceremony Bridal Suite Complimentary 3 Canapés per guest 3 Course Wedding Breakfast per guest 1 Glass of Prosecco on Arrival per guest ½ Bottle of House Wine per guest Bacon/ Sausages Sandwiches (Evening Buffet) Upgrades & extras available
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Great News! Sheene Mill Regional Finalist
We’ve just received news that Sheene Mill has reached the Regional Finals for Best Country Wedding Venue. The Awards are being judges by The Wedding Industry Awards and the winner will be announced on 16 November 2016. We are competing against some tough competition in the category. To see a list of all the shortlisted venues please visit: https://www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk/2017/east-of-england/countryside-venue We would like to take this opportunity to everyone for voting for Sheene Mill. More ways you can help… If you have the time then we would love your votes and reviews on the following websites. Thanks! VOTE for us on Guides for brides http://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/find/wedding-venues/cambridgeshire/the-sheene-mill/142375/awards REVIEW: Hitched.com http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/reviews/add/sheene-mill_225.htm REVIEW: WeddingVenues.com http://www.weddingvenues.com/venue/8410_sheene-mill-melbourn-cambridgeshire REVIEW: Guides For Brides http://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/find/wedding-venues/cambridgeshire/the-sheene-mill/7794 REVIEW: TripAdvisor.com http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/UserReview-g499500-d313737-m11765-The_Sheene_Mill-Melbourn_Cambridgeshire_England.html NOMINATE US for The Good Food Guide 2017 http://www.thegoodfoodguide.co.uk/feedback
Real Weddings: Claire & Paul
Scott Gilbert captures the essence of what makes a wedding at Sheene Mill truly magical. Enjoy this photographic story of Claire and Paul’s big day back in March 2016. For all of our brides to be you will find lots of ideas from the differing cake towers, led dance floors, decoration of the ceremony pavilion and much much more. Enjoy
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 […]
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 […]
Have your cake and eat it!
We see so many different wonderful and wacky wedding cakes at Sheene Mill that we thought we would share a few with you. I think its clear that it doesn’t matter if it’s a really bonkers mad or a beautiful elegant cake, it will be sure to turn heads. “Life is short… Eat Dessert First” is our new moto when it comes to cakes
10 questions to ask at viewings
When you are ready to begin the hunt for the perfect Wedding venue it can all be a little daunting and overwhelming so it helps to know what to ask and what to look for. Make a note ahead of time of anything key you know you definitely want and be sure to go with a pad and pen. Question 1… What are the maximum number of guests allowed for the day and evening? Do any of the rooms / areas have restrictions on numbers? You may think you want a small Wedding Breakfast of 30 guests in their beautiful Conservatory but if you numbers increase to 45, does this mean there are too many for your preferred room and if so where will the meal take place – is it a good idea to find out all of this information before you get too far into the planning. Question 2… What are the options for getting married at the venue and where are the licensed areas? If you know you would prefer a Civil Ceremony over a Church Wedding then find out where the venue is licensed to hold the Ceremony. Can you get married outside? What happens if […]
Create a Signature Cocktail for Your Wedding Your reception menu is set and the cake design is picked. It’s time to focus on drinks. Add a personal touch to your bar menu by choosing a signature cocktail. Pick a drink that stars your favorite liquor, matches your color scheme, or just sounds delicious. A bonus for the budget-conscious: You can save on the drink tab by offering wine, beer, champagne, and just the signature cocktail, rather than a full bar. Most good venues will allow you to create a signature cocktail with enough notice. At The Sheene Mill will take great pleasure in doing a little something different to make your day perfect. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking… Cranberry Kiss Follow your first kiss as husband and wife with a delicious Cranberry Kiss. Spiced and sweet-tart, this Captain Morgan rum and cranberry cocktail gets a lift from a dash of collins mix. Sparkling Sangria Tradicional Sangria, a punchlike concoction made with sweetened red wine and fresh fruit, is perfect for summer weddings. Have the bar prepare this celebratory variation, which includes champagne. Smirnoff No. 21 Pomegranate Martini This signature cocktail is the perfect marriage […]
Gregg Wallace Event
Ever wanted to get behind the scenes of a real working kitchen? Take a look our video from the Gregg Wallace event night and watch how 600 dishes get prepared. Enjoy
Benefits of a weekday wedding
Getting married on a Monday isn’t traditional, but it is a growing trend. More and more couples are waking up to the potential of a weekday wedding and with good reason. There are several great incentives to considering a weekday wedding. Here are just a few. Price. A midweek wedding is often cheaper than a weekend one. Take for example our Monday Marriages promotion whereby you can have a completely exclusive wedding for a mere £3995. This promotional is available to book until the end of 2015 and applied for weddings being held in 2015 – 2016. Availability. Even booking a year or so in advance, competition is still extremely hot for a Saturday here. By considering a weekday wedding, you’re opening the calendar right up. You could get the venue you want, the date you want at the time of year you want. All with much less competition than with a weekend. Plus, if you’re getting married at short notice, you are unlikely to get the weekend you want. At The Sheene Mill we get booked a year or so in advance! A Monday wedding is much easier to schedule. Services. It isn’t just the wedding venue that is […]
Wine tasting & selection
1) How much wine do you need for your wedding reception? You can estimate pouring around 5 glasses of wine per bottle and 6 glasses for Champagne poured into flutes. As a rough guide, assume each guest will consume about half a bottle of wine (then add a little for a safety margin). It’s better to have too much rather than too little. 2) How to choose wines to fit with the Season and time of day Warming, fuller-bodied wines are perfect for Winter Weddings (Full-bodied Chardonnays, oak matured Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon). Summer Weddings call for lighter, more refreshing wine styles (Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chablis or Rosé and Pinot Noir or a Spanish Garnacha). If your Wedding ‘Breakfast’ is at lunchtime, then people often prefer wines that are lighter in style – anything too alcoholic and you’ll find half of the room nodding off in the afternoon. 3) How to choose a wine for the toast It’s customary to serve sparkling wine for the toast. Many couples choose Champagne, but there are loads of other superb sparkling wines that you may prefer. For a lighter alternative, try Prosecco from Italy. 4) How to pair your wines with food […]
We have just ordered our first batch of Skinny Prosecco from Thomson & Scott. This beautifully bottle of bubbly boasts being organic, vegan and most importantly low low low sugar content. The Company importing this product from Italy has a very simple and clear mission statement: “My mission is to be completely open about what we’re drinking and cut sugar where it’s not needed. We’re not counting calories, but we share them for transparency. My mission is for us to ask why we can’t drink better and cleaner. I’ve developed my own range of top quality sparkling wines to answer this question.” What did Phillip & Holly think about Skinny Prosecco: Keep your eyes open for NEW Skinny Prosecco at Sheene Mill very soon.
Sheene Mill: As Seen On Channel 4
Couple’s heartwarming wedding tale is subject of Channel 4 documentary The documentary, called ‘The Wedding Day’, will air the day before Valentine’s Day ‘The Wedding Day’ documentary will be shown on Channel 4 on Monday, February 13, from 10-11pm. A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE WEDDING DAY The heartwarming story of a woman who took on a picturesque wedding venue her parents had run, and later married her husband there, will be the subject of a new television documentary. Serena Jordan (previously Saunders) took over the Sheene Mill, a stunning 17th century mill in Melbourn, four years ago after her parents divorced in 2006 and the mill ended up in administration. The 28-year-old, who said she was “pretty much raised waiting tables”, said the decision to take on the venue was easy as the building is close to her heart. The tale of the venue take-over, and the wedding, will now be the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, called ‘The Wedding Day’, which will air the day before Valentine’s Day. Serena told the News : “Being a building close to my heart, my partner Adam Jordan and I decided to take on the Sheene Mill ourselves. “Four years later and […]
Sweet things for all
Treat your guests to a pick and mix and set up an old fashioned sweet shop at your wedding reception. Simply fill glass candy jars and containers with sweets of your choice and allow guests to scoop their sweets into coloured paper candy bags to take away. Or glam it up and have a dessert table, with cupcakes, cake pop and other treats on displayed on cut glass cake stands and in crystal bowls. Here at The Sheene Mill we have a collection ornate glasses and jars perfect for your Sweetie Buffet / Dessert Table. Prices start from £3.50pp Please ask your Wedding Coordinator about our offer.
“2 Rosettes for Culinary Excellence”
The long-established Rosette scheme recognises successful cooking at different levels across the UK. Success or failure in achieving Rosettes is based on one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant. Essentially the visit is a snapshot, whereby the entire meal, including ancillary items (when served), is assessed. Less than 10% of restaurants nationwide are of a standard that is worthy of One Rosette and above. This is indeed a huge achievement, and not to be underestimated. AA Rosettes are solely awarded by AA Hotel and Restaurant Inspectors. External influences from hotels, restaurants or other guides are not taken into account when awarding Rosettes. Photography courtesy of LexisPlace
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.