Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Precincts, Canterbury (Kent) CT1 2EH Map · Telephone · Website
33 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0
Menus from £50
Number of guests 20 to 150
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About Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Looking for somewhere unique to hold your wedding reception in Canterbury?

Set within the beautiful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, part of a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, in the heart of the City of Canterbury, Kent. The Cathedral Lodge offers brides a very special and truly unique wedding reception venue.

This wonderful venue caters for anything from a small intimate wedding breakfast in the Refectory Restaurant, with its own private garden, to a sit down meal for up to 120 guests in the stunning Clagett Auditorium. Couples may choose to enjoy a drinks reception in the Kentish Barn, which enjoys wonderful views of the Cathedral from its large bay windows or alternatively the Campanile Garden is available for summer drinks receptions and of course those very important photos whatever the season.

Guests can stay overnight in one of the 35 well-appointed hotel bedrooms, with the majority enjoying stunning views of the Cathedral and gardens. All overnight guests receive a full English breakfast and entrance to Canterbury Cathedral throughout their stay. In line with the true ethos of the Cathedral, you will be assured a very warm welcome.

  • Fantastic location in grounds of Canterbury Cathedral
  • Private Campanile Garden that overlooks the Cathedral, ideal for drinks receptions and stunning photos
  • Various function spaces, with the stunning Clagett Auditorium being able to accommodate 150 people for an evening wedding reception
  • 35 well-appointed bedrooms with most enjoying stunning views of the magnificent Cathedral
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Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
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Gilded Table Setting
Canapes
Canapes
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A Shower of Confetti!
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Campanile Garden
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Clagett Auditoirum
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Bride and Groom
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Kentish Barn Reception
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Bride and Groom Entrance
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Clagett Auditoirum
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Campanile Garden
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View of Cathedral
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Campanile Garden
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Gardens
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Kentish Barn
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Aerial View
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Campanile Garden
Campanile Garden
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Clagett Auditorium Balcony
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Evening Reception
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 33
View from the Top Table!
View from the Top Table!
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Dramatic Monochrome Theme
Beautifully tended gardens
Beautifully tended gardens
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View from the Balcony
A Quiet Moment
A Quiet Moment
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Canape Reception
Find your table!
Find your table!
Wedding Breakfast
Wedding Breakfast
Campanile Garden
Campanile Garden
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Table Setting
Bedroom View
Bedroom View
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Admiring the Wedding Cake
Refectory Restaurant
Refectory Restaurant
Good Enough to Eat!
Good Enough to Eat!
Floral Wedding Reception
Floral Wedding Reception
The Kentish Barn
The Kentish Barn
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High Ceilings
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 51
Hotel Bedroom
Hotel Bedroom
Campanile Garden
Campanile Garden
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Campanile Garden
Campanile Garden
Refectory Restaurant
Refectory Restaurant
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Cathedral Precincts
Cathedral Precincts
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Campanile Garden
Campanile Garden
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Kentish Barn
Kentish Barn
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Kentish Barn
Kentish Barn
Kentish Barn
Kentish Barn
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Clagett Auditorium Ceiling
Refectory Restaurant
Refectory Restaurant
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Ready for the Guests!
Ready for the Guests!
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Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 35
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Ceilidh Dancing
Campanile Gardens
Campanile Gardens
Kentish Barn
Kentish Barn
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Outside Canterbury Cathedral L
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Entrance
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Outside Canterbury Cathedral
Outside Canterbury Cathedral
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Clagett Auditorium
Foyer
Foyer
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Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
Clagett Auditorium
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

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33 Reviews for Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

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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
33 Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Reviews
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    Libby F. · Married on 19/06/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Perfect Day

    In just 3 weeks, the lodge managed to create the best day for my husband and I, even during covid. The food was incredible, the venue beautiful, and the hosting was especially amazing. They constantly checked on me before and catered to all our needs, and on the day, were phenomenal. I would 100% recommend this location.

    Sent on 23/06/2021
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    Mr · Married on 10/08/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Perfect Space

    'It was so easy to get in touch and a pleasure to chat with Catherine about our ideas. She helped us sort out all the details, took on our last minute ideas and was so helpful with any complications.

    The food and drink was delicious, it was hard to choose what we wanted on the day even having had our menu tasting beforehand (which was such a treat). We definitely feel we got value for money and our guests really enjoyed their meal.

    The rooms were spacious and comfortable and being in the Cathedral grounds was lovely and quiet after dark. The staff were super helpful in organising accommodation for those staying in the venue and I can't fault the breakfasts and general service.

    The venue was the perfect space for our wedding and the staff were so helpfully on hand when we needed them. Danielle was so organised in keeping things moving when our timeline inevitably changed throughout the wedding day and I had no worries that everything would go smoothly. Thank you to everyone who helped us; we had the perfect day!'

    Sent on 15/08/2019
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    Tim · Married on 20/07/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We loved Every Moment!

    We had a absolutely wonderful wedding day, we loved every moment. Staff were so attentive, hardworking and friendly we felt so well cared for! Many of my family mentioned that the event ran smoothly, that the food was delicious and staff very helpful and friendly. Even down to making sure my sister had tea/ coffee while she was out practicing for her performance. It just felt so personal, thank you!

    Thank you so much for all your work its been such a great experience working with you and being privileged to have such a beautiful venue.

    Sent on 10/09/2019

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Small Hotel
    Historic
    Landmark
    In the City
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    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
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Beautician
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Changing Room for Guests

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1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 1
    2021 Small Wedding Reception for 30 guests from £2,150

    2021 Small Wedding Reception Package

    £2,150 for 30 guests to include the following:

    • Venue Hire
      Complimentary bedroom for the Bride & Groom
    • Glass of Bucks Fizz on arrival
    • Three-Course Wedding Breakfast chosen from Menu A
    • Half a bottle of Cathedral Wines (served with the Wedding Breakfast)
    • Coffee and Mints
    • A glass of Sparkling Wine for the Toast
    • White Linen table cloths, napkins, white chair covers and your choice of colour sash
    • Wedding Co-ordinator
      Cake Stand and knife
      Hotel Event Manager as Toastmaster

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