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St Martin's Priory - Unique Venues In Kent

£2000 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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St Martin's Priory offers a top quality setting for your wedding day, a stunning venue situated in historic Canterbury, only a stone's throw away from one of the oldest Churches in England.
Pricing & Costs

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"Full venue with 4 internal room's and lobby Two tier Tudor garden with a view of Canterbury Cathedral Parking on site A dedicated...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
In-House Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering

Cultural Experience

Asian Weddings
Jewish Weddings
Muslim Weddings
Full Description
Welcome to St Martin’s Priory, Canterbury’s hidden treasure. Our venue nestles in the heart of Kent and borders the World Heritage site of St Martin’s Church. St Martin’s Priory is set within the 2.5 acres of gardens and offers seclusion and privacy throughout your day. Guests are able to enjoy a drinks reception on the Tudor lawn and stroll through the Rose Garden and admire the views of the historic Canterbury Cathedral from the top lawn. Our Frederic Mason Room boasts original architecture and wooden panelled walls and is licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 60 guests, in an awe-inspiring setting. 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 parties over 40 guests, you would need to consider marquee hire for a sit down meal. For larger parties, our gardens offer the ideal backdrop for a marquee reception and we can provide a bespoke wedding breakfast, based on your requirements. During the summer months of July and August, we are able to offer 5* University accommodation for your guests. Providing peace of mind for those travelling from afar. Our accommodation is set within the heart of the city centre with picturesque views of Canterbury Cathedral and is just a short walk from St Martin’s Priory. For more information on St Martin’s Priory and the packages we can offer you or to visit the venue and meet with one of the event manager and catering manager, please contact the Conference and Events team on: Canterbury Christ Church University | Estates and Facilities Hub Canterbury | CT1 1QU 0800 456 1116 Follow us: @UniqVenues_CCCU

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sean
Congratulations on your engagement! Please get in contact to discuss your plans for your big day, we will work together to create your perfect wedding with a bespoke service tailored to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you Sean Cleary St Martin's Priory


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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


St Martin's Priory, St Martin's Hill, North Holmes Road , Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Canterbury West Train Station

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick Airport

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

Ensure you 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.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We have a couple who have decided on a bucking bronco for their day, which to

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 is your venue's most unique feature?

Rose Garden and upper lawn area offer fantastic views of historic Canterbury, offering a unique setting, that I have never seen in another venue.

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, to ensure it is your day exactly how you want it.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne