The Great Northern Hotel was founded in 1852 as a railway hotel and was originally owned by the GNR. It has a rich and vibrant history. In 1847 American novelist, Nathaniel Hawthorne (author of The Scarlett Letter) stayed the night here. Throughout the period of 1939-1943 the hotel was closed to host London members of the GNR and provide shelter for VIPs fleeing the London Blitz.
The hotel is all-inclusive - with a Civil Ceremony licence and facilities for both an incredible wedding breakfast and stunning reception, whether you're looking for a small intimate party in the Garden Room or something grand and luxurious in The Ballroom.
The venue is also located close to Peterborough Cathedral and the local train station - making it easy for you to marry in Peterborough and then head on over to the Hotel for your wedding breakfast or reception. Rooms may vary depending on the size and suitability.
Ceremony capacity - 70 Guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 150 Guests
Reception capacity - 200 Guests