It is positioned in one of the most romantic spots on the River Cam, so the bridal party can arrive at the Varsity courtesy of a chauffeured (and champagne-fuelled) punt along the river, before exchanging vows in one of the penthouses.

You'd be wise to schedule time for Pimm's on the roof terrace, too, before dining in the main restaurant, or in The Wharf, with its scholarly library wallpaper. The 48 rooms feature four-poster beds and roll-top baths, and the hotel's spa is on hand for pre-wedding pampering.

Ceremony capacity: 60; Packages per person: £33

The Varsity Hotel and Spa; 01223 306030;