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ABode Canterbury is a historic wedding venue in Canterbury, Kent. Pairing contemporary interiors with original 12th-century features, this hotel oozes sophistication and old-world charm. The antique wooden beams and stylish furniture create the perfect space for intimate weddings, while the central location offers easy access to travelling guests.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples who marry at ABode Canterbury can choose from several event spaces for their celebration. The County Room is licenced for civil ceremonies and offers room for 150 attending guests. For those seeking a traditional church wedding, the Canterbury Cathedral is a short walk from the hotel. After saying 'I do,' newlyweds can join their guests in the dining room for their wedding breakfast or evening meal. This magnificent space features elevated ceilings, ornate chandelier lighting, and a private bar area. There is also a spacious dance floor where guests can come together to dance the night away. After dinner, couples can retreat to the rooftop terrace for a quiet moment to watch the sun go down on the city skyline.

Services Offered

ABode Canterbury offers a selection of wedding packages to suit different budgets and requirements. With the help of the professional events team, couples can arrange the wedding celebration of their dreams. The in-house catering staff is also happy to provide delicious dining options to suit different palates and preferences. From seated dinners to casual buffets, there are plenty of ways to enjoy their delectable dishes. For anyone wishing to stay the night, there are 72 luxury guest rooms available at the hotel.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the city
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for ABode Canterbury

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Anonymous Sent on 12/01/2017
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Thank you so much for all your help in making our wedding day so perfect! Everyone was so helpful throughout the day, we are so grateful to the staff who made the day so smoothly, no job too big! Thanks for everything!
Jo Sent on 12/01/2017
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Amazing Day

I can honestly say that all the staff who worked on the day were absolutely brilliant. Everything went to plan, looked amazing and was just everything we wanted. Please pass our thanks on to all the staff who worked on the day for our Wonderful Wedding. We will certainly be recommending the Abode in the future.
Milly Sent on 12/01/2017
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Amazing Day

Thank you for everything you have done for our Wedding. You have been amazing and everything was stress free.
Jonathan Sent on 12/07/2016
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Great Venue

This is a truly an adorable venue in every sense, the staff are very nice and accommodating , lovely experience all round...Keep up the superb work... Look forward to working with you soon.... Award winning, modern and unique, wedding and events toastmaster, consultant, Compere, coordinator and mc......
Michelle Sent on 12/01/2017
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Wonderful Day

Many thanks for your help, support and involvement on our big day it was just wonderful. The team were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. The day was perfect and the room looked amazing! Big Thanks
James Sent on 12/01/2017
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Thank you so Much!

We can not thank you enough for all of your help and hard work to make our day so special! The Abode was FANTASTIC!
Claire Sent on 12/07/2016
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We had our wedding at the abode on Saturday and wow what an amazing day it was. From the start Ramona made the planning and organising of the day so easy and fun and the day was certainly no disappointment. The hotel staff were absolutely amazing and so helpful. Monica who led the day was absolutely brilliant, she couldn't have done anymore and she made the day run like clockwork and made my husband and I feel so special. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a small intimate wedding like we had, absolutely perfect and and incredible day. Thank you to everyone who was involved in our day.
Francesca Sent on 11/03/2014
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Amazing location - Amazing hotel!

If you're looking for a wedding venue with character and charm on a high street then the Abode Canterbury is perfect. Step out of this beautiful hotel in your wedding dress on to a historic high street that is just a few seconds walk away from Canterbury Cathedral; the perfect spot to take incredidble wedding photography.
The bedrooms are modern and tastefully decorated, the food is fab, and the Champagne bar is perfect for pre-wedding night drinks with family. Why not visit this hotel for a romantic weekend to check it out for yourself, prior to your wedding.
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30-33 High Street CT1 2RX Canterbury (Kent)
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