A wedding wouldn’t be complete without the suppliers who work extremely hard in the background making your day unique and perfect. At Sheene Mill we work close with our recommended suppliers. Our suppliers understand the venue inside and out which makes things much more straight forward. You are not obliged to use our recommended suppliers but we do suggest that you speak to them and see what they have to offer.
Key Venue Information
Civil Ceremony License - YES
Exclusive Use - YES
Outdoor Weddings - YES
In House Caterer - YES
Dining Capacity - 120
Evening Capacity - 180
Your Local Royston Florist
September flowers is a unique floral brand born from a passion for boutique floral design. Run by Interior and floral designer Kenia Hatfield who began her floral career by crafting sticking bouquets for a select group of clients. Over time, appreciation and demand for her unique style grew through word of mouth praise!
John Paul O’Donnell
My name is John Paul ODonnell and I’m a classically trained professional photographer with a career that spans 24 years.
The Flower Hut by Sarah Dempster
Distinctively special wedding flowers created with love by me for you…
Mickey Fordola is a unique performer - an old fashioned crooner with a twist.
Mickey is a highly experienced, professional singer. He performs at a wide range of events and has even had the pleasure of singing for HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Heads of State at a private party. Special requests will always be accommodated. Please view the song list here.
Lee Smith Magician
Magic is not only a great ice breaker, but a great way to ensure guests are entertained during drinks receptions, waiting for photos, in between courses or at the evening reception.
Bespoke Handmade Jewellry
Our initial design is created from a description of your vision, and we keep in close contact with you throughout the design process to ensure we capture the very essence of your desire.
Scott’s of Cambridge
We are based in Cambridge and specialise in modern reportage wedding photography. We cover The Home Counties, London and East Anglia. We are a family business, so our service is always professional, persona and friendly. We believe the energy, enthusiasm and creativity of the photographer at your wedding is crucial to the end quality of your picture. Call Scott or Lucy Gilbert on 01954 250125 to check availability for your wedding date. Thank you
Sam Lewis Band
Wedding & Corporate Party Band
The Sam Lewis Band is a professional wedding and corporate party band based in Hertfordshire in the South-East of England, UK; we offer excellent live music to cater for a whole host of events and occasions. Having performed alongside some of the music industry's greats such as Rod Stewart and Muse, our experience and party know-how is second to none!
Wedding DJ and Special Effects
3D Events are a Cambridge-based provider of technical services and equipment for conferences, corporate entertainment, live music, special events and audio-visual presentation.
Right Hook Band
Fantastic Rock and Pop Act
The Right Hook is a busy rock and pop act that has wowed audiences across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond performing at corporate events, weddings, product launches and private parties.
Beautiful Hand Made Pieces of Perfection
Wisteria Cake Company specialises in contemporary celebration cakes and cupcakes for all occasions including weddings, christening, baby showers, and much more.
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 […]
Decorating your venue
Although a wedding is really about the ceremony, for many of your guests, the real wedding begins at the reception (i.e. food + dancing + open bar = serious fun). For the bride and groom, the reception is usually when they get to relax and let loose as well, but the planning of the reception is anything but relaxing, especially if you’re trying to stick to a strict budget. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save money on fun, elegant, and memorable decor. Here are some inexpensive wedding reception decoration ideas. Save Money on Wedding Reception Decorations Use White Christmas Lights Many people use white Christmas lights all year round on their back porches as a simple and elegant decoration. And these lights can make a beautiful addition to any wedding reception venue! They can be placed around tables, around the cake, or in potted plants. If you don’t want to use Christmas lights, consider lanterns instead. Tie Ribbons Seat covers can be expensive to rent and a lot of work to make. Instead of using seat covers, get some beautiful wide ribbon to tie on the backs of the chairs to add some elegance and spruce things up. Ribbon is a […]
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 […]
Now that we’re heading into Spring and the Daffodils are coming into bloom it is the perfect time to reminisce on the last few months where I have seen some of my favorite Weddings of all time. For me, it doesn’t get more romantic than a glammed up Winter Weddings and it couldn’t be more simple to create. With a palette of soft purples and champagnes and the sparkle from candles and fairy lights this look can transfer even the simplest of venues and create the most elegant atmosphere. The Sheene Mill, in Melbourn just South of Cambridge boasts a beautiful setting for a Winter Wedding and nothing beats the smell of the open fires they have throughout the whole venue. Teamed with coloured mood lighting throughout the venue and soft touches of sparkle enhanced by the flicker from the t.light candles, this venue is beautifully suited to those cold frosty Winter days. From the delicate creations of the Canapes to the rich tastes from the Wedding Breakfast Menu, the food only enhances what the venue has to offer and adds even more luxury to a Wedding Day. Just because the crisp air won’t allow hours of time in the […]
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
Colours, themes and mood lighting
Choosing the colour of your wedding can be one of the most difficult decisions as it affects everything from chair, suits, favours, flowers etc. At The Sheene Mill we use unique LED lighting to create the perfect mood to match whatever colour you choose. Just ask us for more details. Red Wedding Ideas If you love red: You operate by the M.O. that bold is always better. Passionate, fiercely loyal, impulsive, and a natural-born leader, odds are that your wedding will be luxe and dramatic (in the best possible way). Photo Credits: Top, red reception via Maharani Weddings; Second row: Vera Wang dress (pictured at left) and cake via The Wedding Chicks (pictured at right); Third row: Portrait via Bridal Musings; Fourth row: Invitation via Engaged and Inspired; Fifth row: Popsicles via Snippet and Ink; Sixth row: Portrait via The Wedding Chicks (pictured at left) and tie via Inspired by This (pictured at right); Seventh row: Programs via Polka Dot Bride; Eight row: Bridal portrait via Bridal Musings. Orange Wedding Ideas If you love orange: Whether you choose spicy, autumnal hues or bright pops of color, your zest for life and fun personality is what friends and family love most about […]
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 […]
We have recently introduced tasting menus to our culinary offerings at Sheene Mill. Chef Lee Scott believes that best way to fully enjoy everything the Sheene Mill has to offer is with a little taster of our favourite dishes. Prepared by our award winning team of Chef’s you will be impressed at the level of skill on show. We will be offering tasting menus every evening (accept Sunday’s and event days). We strongly recommend that you book in advance on 01763 261393. We look forward to seeing you very soon! Tasting Menu by Lee Scott July 2016 (To be taken by the entire table) Canapés ∞ Beetroot, goat’s cheese, fresh apple, walnuts ∞ Parfait, cherries, granola ∞ Cornish plaice, brioche, burnt leeks, asparagus, onions ∞ Moroccan lamb, apricot, pastilla, dates, yoghurt Or Pork loin, belly, penny bun, artichokes ∞ Pre – Dessert ∞ Strawberries & Cream ∞ Petit Fours ∞ Cheese (Optional Course – £6.00 supplement) £55 per person Please be aware that vegetarian options are available on request
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 […]
The WOW moment
When we first received this photograph from Phil Lynch we nearly broke the internet. The response and praise was incredible. But as Phil will tell you, this isn’t a simple point and click photo opportunity. It’s always good to have an idea of the style of photography for your big day and some examples to hand to your photographer always helps. This gives your photographer the best opportunity to get the shot and equipment needed setup ready. For this particular shot Phil had multiple flashes positioned behind the bride and groom to ensure they were lit up with minimal shadows. To get a general all round focus across the trees multiple shots were stitched together electronically to ensure everything looked crisp. When the raw image is ready there is then always some touching up to do on PhotoShop. Highlighting the night sky, twinkling lights in the trees and ensuring the vibrant colours of the garden lighting were all key parts of making this photograph what it is. If you want more information about Phil Lynch and his work please visit: http://www.phillynch.com/