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St Martin's Priory

St Martin's Priory, St Martin's Hill, Canterbury CT1 1PW Canterbury (Kent) View map

Starting at £2,000

Number of guests 10 to 200

About St Martin's Priory

You have just found Canterbury’s hidden gem. Located in the heart of Kent, this is a Grade II listed building dating back to over 350 years ago. Many of the original features remain, making a unique historic venue with Jacobean and Georgian architecture and fine wooden panelled walls. St Martin's Priory will be a stylish option for your wedding day.

Facilities and capacity

Boasting unique views to Canterbury Cathedral from the top lawn, this wedding venue is set among a 2.5-acre are of beautiful gardens and offers you a grand and private location for your special day. You and your loved ones can enjoy a drinks reception on the Tudor lawn, and take a walk through the gorgeous Rose Gardens.

They are licensed to celebrate ceremonies for up to 80 people and can accommodate up to 40 guests for a wedding breakfast within the building. Also, a marquee can be set to cater for up to 100 people for a wedding breakfast and up to 150 evening guests -the marquee hire service includes the following:

  • 12m x 15m frame marquee with a mixture of white PVC solid side and either Georgian windows or max-clear windows
  • Floor matting for the marquee with plastic under-lay
  • Complete ivory linings for above marquee with ivory swags.
  • 12 up-lighters with dimmer unit and coloured gels
  • 12 arm chandeliers with dimmer unit
  • Limewash Chiavari chairs with seat pads
  • 21’ x 21’ parquet dance floor
  • 6m x 6m catering frame marquee with white PVC sides, matting with under-lay and strip lights -for the catering team

Services offered

Allow their professional and experienced wedding manager to assist you to make your vision come true. They will be more than happy to discuss all aspects that you wish: theme, decorations, style... so that you are confident your wedding will be everything you imagined.

Cuisine

They offer the best quality and value when it comes to their catering services, with a selection of different options to match any couples tastes and demands. The staff will be on hand to create a personalised menu, or allow you to choose from a large sample menu, if preferred.

  • Venue hire

    From 2,000

  • Guests

    From 10 to 200

  • Facilities

    Gardens, marquees, kitchen for catering, dance floor, parking, other

  • Services

    Ceremony, drinks and beverages, catering

  • Location

    In the city, outside the city

  • Accommodation

    Yes, We have over 400 rooms located across historic Canterbury, with many only a few minutes walk from the venue

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More information about St Martin's Priory

  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day?
    No
  • What is included in the menu?
    We offer a range of catering options, from a 3 course wedding breakfast, to an informal BBQ or Hog roast as well as a Buffet and Canapé options. Please see are list of menu's for more details
  • Is it possible to only rent the venue, without the catering service?
    No
  • Do you have your own caterer/kitchen?
    Yes
  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?
    Seasonal
    Traditional, Regional
    International
    Other (Here at St Martin's Priory we pride ourselves on our friendly, professional and bespoke approach to the service we provide. When considering your wedding breakfast menu there isn't much we can't do!)
  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
    Yes
  • Do you offer special menus?
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Gluten-free
    Diabetes
    Low-sodium
  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?
    No
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge?
    We do not offer a wedding cake service; however, you are welcome to bring your own free of charge
  • How does the open bar work?
    Pay per drink
    Set amount per person with no limit (drink tickets)
    Set amount per person with limit (drink tickets)
    General fixed amount until certain time
    General fixed amount without time limit
  • Is there a time limit for celebrations?
    Yes
    , 00:00
  • Private photographer?
    No
  • Do you provide your own music?
    Yes
  • Private catering?
    Yes
  • Is there a fixed payment for the location?
    Yes
  • What is the charge for not reaching the minimum?
    There is no charge for not meeting the minimum amount required for the venue as it is on a flat fee basis; however, when considering Catering, the minimum across the majority of our menu options is 40
  • What are the forms of payment?
    BACs, cheque, credit or debit card
  • Do you provide disabled access?
    Yes

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Reviews for St Martin's Priory

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
  • Claire

    Claire , Married on 09/06/2018

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    • Quality of the service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best. Day. Ever

    Right from our first visit we knew St Martin's 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.

    Rowan & Claire Tutt

    Sent on 01/08/2018

    St Martin's Priory's reply:

    Hello Claire & Rowan,

    Thank you for such lovely feedback! We are so glad that you chose to share your special day with us and we too had the best day ever! You both were such a joy to work with and made the day feel so natural and fun.

    We loved the Colin the Caterpillar Bride & Groom cakes and the face masks and glow sticks for your guests. A truly remarkable couple with the rest of their lives to live happily ever after!

    To Mr & Mrs Rowan Tutt!

    Best wishes,

    St Martin's Priory Team

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