It's big on character and high on style, with a guestbook that includes the Queen. Situated in the city's historic heart, this former police station is now a 38-room hotel with all the luxe, modern touches for a chic city wedding. You'll find a cocktail bar where the tape-evidence library once stood, the Clink Spa in the basement, and the Opulence restaurant, complete with Italian-glass lighting and flocked wallpaper.

GUEST LIST 105 for ceremonies, 175 for evening receptions THE BILL Venue hire £750; menus from £35pp LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01332 546080; cathedralquarterhotel.com.