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St Martin's Priory - Unique Venues In Kent

£2000 - £3000 for Venue Hire
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

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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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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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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Usual Access Time
08:00 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
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
LGBT Friendly
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 will benefit from 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 events catering for over 40 guests, additional marquee hire is required. For larger parties, 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 adjacent to the historic city wall each room provides en-suite facilities and contemporary space at competitive prices. (discounts available for wedding guests) Please visit 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 Follow us: @UniqVenues_CCCU

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sean
Firstly, I would like to say 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 St Martin's Priory


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

6th January 2019
We will be exhibiting at the Canterbury Wedding Show at the University of Kent on Sunday 6th January 2019! Come and have a chat with our friendly team and find out more about our venue.
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Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Canterbury West Train Station

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Your Kent Wedding October 2018 Addition Editorial

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 Discount5%
Bridebook Special Offer5% Discount on Venue Hire