The Maltings

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Total meeting space315 sq. m
Standing capacity300
Seating capacity240
Ship Lane
Ely CB7 4BB
Onsite catering
Ship Lane
Ely CB7 4BB



  • AV capabilities
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Other decor
  • Space (Private)
  • Table linens
  • Wheelchair accessible

Alcohol and catering

  • Alcohol allowed
  • Onsite catering

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Meeting space

Total meeting space315 sq. m
Meeting rooms4
Standing capacity300
Largest room170 sq. m
Second largest room81 sq. m
Seating capacity240
Space (Private)Available



  • Paid parking


The Maltings is a truly memorable venue in the heart of the city of Ely, on the doorstep of Cambridge and Newmarket. Formerly a Victorian brewery, the Maltings is a historical treasure on Ely’s picturesque riverside. Housing the renowned Ely-Ribe Tapestry and retaining many of its unique architectural features, it is the city’s top conference and wedding venue and a favorite destination for locals and tourists to meet, relax and watch the boats go by. With 4 flexible event spaces to cater from 10 to 350, the venue is the perfect venue for large conferences, smaller scale meetings and seminars, award ceremonies, Christmas parties, private dinners, charity events, weddings and civil ceremonies. A soaring vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork provides a dramatic setting for all occasions. The splendour of the Elysian Hall, accommodating up to 260 delegates theatre style or 200 guests for dinner, makes this one of the City’s most sought-after venues. The Elysian Hall has the additional benefits. The purpose-built Kempen Room, with its large windows overlooking the River Ouse and Marina, effortlessly brings together both original and modern architecture with neutral decor. With impressive natural light, this versatile space is separate from the main hall complex and can accommodate 75 delegates in theatre style or 35 people boardroom. The Hereward Room and Orsay Lounge are the more intimate spaces available in the venue. Situated alongside Elysian Hall they provide ideal break-out meeting areas or are ideal for smaller meetings and training sessions for between 2 and 20 people.

Additional information

Catering by Leith’s Menus are based on Prue Leith's original philosophy of simplicity and quality and combine only the best ingredients to create imaginative, flexible menus for all types of events. Leith’s take pride in their adaptability, providing both recommended menus and bespoke dishes to suit a myriad of requirements in addition to their signature dishes which are simply too exquisite not to be shared.

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