Looking for somewhere unique to hold your wedding reception in Canterbury?
Set within the beautiful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, 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 Restaurant, 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.
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 in the morning 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.
Reviews for Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mr & Mrs ORiordan · Married on 10/08/2019
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.Sent on 15/08/2019
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!'
Tim & Emilia · Married on 20/07/2019
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!Sent on 10/09/2019
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.
Charlotte & Peter · Married on 06/07/2019
We would like to say a huge thank you to the team at the Cathedral Lodge for making our wedding day more than we could have hoped for. We were so pleased with how everything went, both in advance and on the day, and that’s down to you and all the team, so thank you.Sent on 05/09/2019
All the guests (and ourselves) rated the quality of the food very highly. It was really beneficial to be able to offer a menu with so many options to our guests, making sure there would definitely be something all the guests would like. We were particularly happy with the main courses – it was such a dilemma choosing which ones to have ourselves! And being able to go for a tasting in advance was a really nice way of deciding, and such a lovely experience!
It was so unique to have our reception with such a historic and beautiful backdrop in Canterbury Cathedral. The Campanile Garden was a lovely, open backdrop to host guests in. It was so nice to be so central in Canterbury and yet be in such a quiet space. The Claggett Auditorium was slick and modern and a perfect size for the number of guests we invited. Having a wooden backdrop made it really easy to pick colours to decorate it with, and all the team at the Lodge helped the room look so beautiful on the day.
It was the customer service, beyond anything else, which made us so happy we picked the Cathedral Lodge for our wedding. Every member of staff had so much time for us and were willing to show us round the venue and answer all our questions no matter how small.
Thank you so much to everyone involved for making it so special.