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The old hall in ely: a dream wedding venue through the eyes of a bridal makeup artist

As a seasoned bridal makeup artist with over 15 years of experience, I've had the privilege of working in some of Cambridgeshire's most enchanting wedding venues. One such gem that holds a special place in my heart is "The Old Hall" in Ely. This historic venue exudes timeless charm and elegance, making it a perfect choice for couples seeking a fairy tale wedding. In this blog post, I'm excited to take you on a journey through this stunning venue, sharing my experiences and insights, with a special focus on the bridal suite – a space that I adore for its exquisite details and oodles of light. It is rare to come across a getting ready location with as much space and natural light as this one. It is truly a dream to work here.


The Old Hall: A Wedding Wonderland

Nestled in the picturesque city of Ely, The Old Hall is a quintessential English manor house with a rich history dating back to the 18th century. Its idyllic countryside setting, complete with lush gardens, a serene lake, and manicured lawns, creates an enchanting backdrop for weddings. For brides and grooms seeking a touch of historic grandeur, this venue is truly a hidden treasure.



My Memorable Experience with Hattie:

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with the lovely bride, Hattie, at The Old Hall. Her vision for her wedding day was nothing short of magical, and this venue was the perfect canvas to bring her dreams to life. As a bridal makeup artist, I can't emphasize enough how important the preparation space is for the bride. The bridal suite at The Old Hall is, without a doubt, one of the highlights of this venue.



"Becky is such an amazing, talented MUA! We looked amazing and makeup stayed on all day- everyone commented on how good it looked" - Hattie


The Enchanting Bridal Suite:

The bridal suite at The Old Hall is a space that oozes luxury and sophistication. It is a haven for brides looking to prepare for their big day in style. Other than the incredible 4 poster bed, one of the standout features of this suite is the en-suite bathroom, which is a makeup artist's dream come true. The abundance of natural light flooding through the large windows provides the ideal setting for makeup application. As a makeup artist, I can't stress enough how crucial good lighting is for achieving a flawless bridal look. At The Old Hall, you won't need to worry about dimly lit spaces.




The bathroom's well-thought-out design and elegant decor creates a serene atmosphere, perfect for a bride and her bridal party to relax and get ready. The spacious countertop and mirror offer ample space for makeup application and all those essential bridal preparations.



Working as a bridal makeup artist has allowed me to witness the beauty of The Old Hall in Ely first hand. Its historic charm, stunning surroundings, and, of course, the dreamy bridal suite make it an exceptional choice for couples seeking a fairy tale wedding. The Old Hall continues to be a source of inspiration for me, and I look forward to creating more magical bridal moments within its walls.



"Everyone needs a Becky on their wedding morning" - Hattie


If you're planning your wedding in Cambridgeshire and looking for a venue that combines history, elegance, and a touch of modern luxury, I wholeheartedly recommend considering The Old Hall in Ely. It's not only a beautiful place to tie the knot but also a haven for brides like Hattie and makeup artists like myself. Your wedding day deserves nothing less than the enchantment of The Old Hall.




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