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

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£11495 - £13995 for a package
Up to 120
400 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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

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 sustainable produce and deliver an elegant service worthy of our happy couples. All our catering prices are inclusive of linen, cutlery, crockery, glass wear and waiting staff.

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 service Evening buffet, or BBQ for guests - Additional evening guest £15.00 per person £175.00 - Canape's & welcome drinks Three course wedding breakfast Toast Drinks Half a bottle of wine per person Venue hire & marquee hire Wedding coordinator service Fully stocked bar service Evening buffet, or BBQ for 80 guests - Additional evening guest £15.00 per person

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 service Evening buffet, or BBQ for 80 guests - Additional evening guest £15.00 per person £13,995 - 80 Guests to Wedding Breakfast Canape's & welcome drinks Three course wedding breakfast Toast Drinks Half a bottle of wine per person Venue hire & marquee hire Wedding coordinator service Fully stocked bar service Evening buffet, or BBQ for guests - Additional evening guest £15.00 per person
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
(6)
(6)
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 was to be set outside at the rose garden, but due to reasons of possible foul weather, we moved indoors - Sean and his team kept their composure and provided an alternative solution in a timely manner and averted what may otherwise be a disaster. The grounds of the St Martin's Priory were carefully manicured for our day, and our guests had a blast playing lawns games and taking photos in the grounds. Would definitely recommend this!"
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 gardens are amazing, perfect for entertaining and the all-important pictures. We really were blown away from our first visit. Alessandro and his team are great and made it so easy to make the day our own. They liaised with all of our suppliers and everything went off without a hitch....well at least one hitch but that was the point in us being there!! We were able to have the wedding just as we had imagined, thanks to the team at St Martin's Priory, who accommodated our very laid back and not so traditional ideas for the day. It was the best day ever, and we just want to go back and do it all again, and we honestly would not change a thing! Without a doubt we highly recommend the venue and the team for any special occasions.
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 gardens are amazing, perfect for entertaining and the all-important pictures. We really were blown away from our first visit. Alessandro and his team are great and made it so easy to make the day our own. They liaised with all of our suppliers and everything went off without a hitch....well at least one hitch but that was the point in us being there!! We were able to have the wedding just as we had imagined, thanks to the team at St Martin’s Priory, who accommodated our very laid back and not so traditional ideas for the day. It was the best day ever, and we just want to go back and do it all again, and we honestly would not change a thing! Without a doubt we highly recommend the venue and the team for any special occasions.
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. The wood panelled walls, the views into the garden and a well-lit room added to the already fantastic ambience. The marquee looked magical in the garden surroundings. The main lawn looked spectacular, and the garden terrace with the labyrinth was perfect for those who wanted to catch their breath. The food, was delicious and well presented, with the wine making a great accompaniment. All this would not have been possible without the team pulling the strings and making the preparation and the day run so smoothly. Both Shelley and I felt we had an absolutely safe pair of hands acting as a very skilful ring master. The suggestion you made in the run up to the day were well placed and thoughtful and your calm allowed us to believe that preparing a wedding 2 months out from the actual day was not as insane as all that. A recurring comment from day and evening guests is how professional the staff were, how calm everything was and how things and people just seemed to appear when needed. Not only is St Martin's Priory a hidden gem in Canterbury, but the team you pulled together to ensure that Shelley and I had such a special day are absolute treasures. I will without hesitation recommend both the venue and the team to anyone wanting to hold a special event. I suspect many of those who celebrated with us will also do the same.
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. The wood panelled walls, the views into the garden and a well-lit room added to the already fantastic ambience. The marquee looked magical in the garden surroundings. The main lawn looked spectacular, and the garden terrace with the labyrinth was perfect for those who wanted to catch their breath. The food, when it arrived, was delicious and well presented, with the wine making a great accompaniment. All this would not have been possible without you pulling the strings and making the preparation and the day run so smoothly. Both Shelley and I felt we had an absolutely safe pair of hands acting as a very skilful ring master. The suggestion you made in the run up to the day were well placed and thoughtful and your calm allowed us to believe that preparing a wedding 2 months out from the actual day was not as insane as all that. A recurring comment from day and evening guests is how professional the staff were, how calm everything was and how things and people just seemed to appear when needed. Not only is St Martin’s Priory a hidden gem in Canterbury, but the team you pulled together to ensure that Shelley and I had such a special day are absolute treasures. I will without hesitation recommend both the venue and the team to anyone wanting to hold a special event. I suspect many of those who celebrated with us will also do the same!
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 to have an outdoor afternoon garden party, although also had a contingency plan of an indoor afternoon tea if the weather was bad. The team at the Priory set up the marquee and ensured the gardens looked beautiful, they took control of the decoration after we told them our colour scheme and dressed everything perfectly so we had one less thing to worry about on the day. We worked with the chef and catering team to develop an appropriate menu for the day and everyone sang the praises of the quality of the food and also the attentiveness of the staff. The venue and the team were a dream to work with and we would highly recommend the Priory as a wedding venue.
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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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

Your Kent Wedding October 2018 Addition Editorial
FAQ
(8)

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