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St Martin's Priory - Canterbury's Hidden Gem...

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£2000 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
400 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Our venue is nestled in the heart of Canterbury and located next to the oldest church in England. The venue boasts 2.5 acres of enchanting Gardens and breathtaking views of Canterbury Cathedral.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,000
Maximum Price
£3,000
Exclusive use of the venue and grounds Two tier Tudor Garden with a view of Canterbury Cathedral 38 parking spaces on site and additio...
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In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£35
Maximum Price
£55
We have worked tirelessly to find the perfect caterers for our venue. We have ensured our suppliers use local, responsible sourced and s...
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Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£140
Maximum Price
£175
Minimum Number of Guests
80
£140.00 - 80 guests to wedding breakfast Three course meal Venue hire & marquee hire Wedding coordinator service Fully stocked bar s...
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Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£11,495
Maximum Price
£13,995
Number of Guests Included
80
£11,495 - 80 Guests to Wedding Breakfast Three course meal Venue hire & marquee hire Wedding coordinator service Fully stocked bar s...
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Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
400
Sleeps No. of People
800
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

City View
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Welcome to St Martin’s Priory, Canterbury’s hidden gem. Our venue boasts a two-tier lawn, offering our couples seclusion and privacy throughout their day. Guests are able to enjoy a drinks reception on the Tudor Lawn and stroll through the Rose Garden, whilst admiring the views of the historic Canterbury Cathedral from the top lawn. The grounds naturally offer our couples the perfect opportunity to be whisked away for fabulous picture moments and enjoy the majestic grounds. Every couple is provided a dedicated wedding coordinator service and bar service as part of our venue hire. The venue is licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 80 guests in the Jacobean Suite, boasting original architecture and awe inspiring wooden panelled walls. Alternatively, the Garden Room is licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 40 guests, offering an intimate setting as well as fantastic views of our grounds whilst saying your I do's! For an intimate wedding breakfast, our historic Frederic Mason Room offers a warm and charming setting for you and up to 40 guests, to enjoy a traditional wedding breakfast. For larger events of over 40 guests our gardens offer the ideal backdrop for a marquee reception and we can provide a bespoke wedding breakfast and marquee based on your requirements. During the summer months we have additional accommodation available a short distance from the venue. Found opposite the historic city wall and in the heart of the city, each room provides en-suite facilities and contemporary space at competitive prices. (discounts available for wedding guests) Please visit www.canterbury.vacations to find out more. If you would like to book a viewing or find out more about St Martin's Priory please contact us: 0800 456 1116 weddings@canterbury.ac.uk www.stmartinspriory.co.uk Follow us: @UniqVenues_CCCU

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sean
Thank you for taking the time to view our venue and congratulations on your engagement! Here at St Martin's Priory we work with each and every couple to ensure that your event is yours and unique. We believe strongly in allowing couples to have poetic licence over their special day and our dedicated wedding coordinators work closely with each couple from enquiry, to the day itself to ensure it is memorable and magical. I look forward to hearing from you! Best wishes, Sean St Martin's Priory

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1962
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
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Shenpei & Wendy
Married in July 2019
August 2019
Providing excellence and warmth to our special day
"Sean and his team at the St Martin's Priory went above and beyond in providing excellent service and warmth to our special day. Originally our renewal of vows ceremony w...
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Claire & Rowan Tutt
Married in June 2018
December 2018
Without a doubt we highly recommend the venue and team for any special occasions
Right from our first visit we knew St Martins Priory was the perfect venue for us. The rooms are beautiful and give a real feeling for the history of Canterbury. The gard...
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St Martin's Priory Wedding Venue
Married in June 2018
October 2018
So easy to make the day our own...
Right from our first visit we knew St Martins Priory was the perfect venue for us. The rooms are beautiful and give areal feeling for the history of Canterbury. The garde...
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Denys & Shelley Andrianjafy
Married in May 2018
December 2018
I will without hesitation recommend both the venue and the team
The venue was amazing. The Frederick Mason Room was perfect for us to hold the ceremony. It had the right balance of intimacy and history to make it feel very special. Th...
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St Martin's Priory Wedding Venue
Married in May 2018
October 2018
Not only is St Martins' Priory a hidden gem...
The venue was amazing. The Frederick Mason Room was perfect for us to hold the ceremony it. It had the right balance of intimacy and history to make it feel very special....
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Christine & Perry
Married in August 2015
December 2017
Our wedding reception at the Priory was absolutely perfect
Our wedding reception at the Priory was absolutely perfect and we received so much help and guidance from the event staff throughout every step of our journey. We chose t...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Canterbury, Kent, England

Travel Notes

When you get to St Martin's Church do an immediate left up the drive to the venue.

Nearest Town

Canterbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2

Nearest Train Station

Canterbury West Train Station

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick Airport

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Your Kent Wedding October 2018 Addition Editorial
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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The best wedding we have had at the venue had a bucking bronco as the evening entertainment and went down really well with guests. It created a fun atmosphere and great memories and everyone went away with a story to tell.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Have a checklist of everything you need to consider before the big day. With so much going on, having a plan of action will ensure nothing is forgotten and you have considered all the finer details.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Picturesque, Intimate, Historic, Beautiful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The top lawn offers a large, open space and an incredible view of Canterbury Catherdral one of the oldest historical landmarks in the UK. It is also a sun trap ensuring guests can benefit from the warmer weather and enjoy it whilst they can!

What’s your favourite canapé?

I can't pick between Mango & Chilli Spiced Prawn Skewers and the Mini Beef Yorkshire Pudding both expertly prepared by our catering team!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our chef does the best Ginger & Chilli Coated Chicken!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Rose Garden and upper lawn area offers a fantastic views of historic Canterbury and a unique view of Canterbury Cathedral.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our dedicated team who will strive to make your day the best it can be! We have many years experience in events management and we tailor your day around you, we want every event to be different and for every couple to stamp their style on their day.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special Offer10% Discount on Venue Hire