Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Precincts, Canterbury (Kent) CT1 2EH Map · Telephone · Website
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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, 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.

  • 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 a wedding reception
  • 35 well-appointed bedrooms with most enjoying stunning views of the magnificent Cathedral
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
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Gilded Table Setting
Gilded Table Setting
Canapes
Canapes
A Shower of Confetti!
A Shower of Confetti!
Ready for the Guests!
Ready for the Guests!
Wedding Breakfast in the Clagett Auditorium
Wedding Breakfast in the Clagett Auditorium
Campanile Garden
Campanile Garden
Wedding Couple outside Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Wedding Couple outside Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Wedding Breakfast in the Clagett Auditorium
Wedding Breakfast in the Clagett Auditorium
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 35
Clagett Auditoirum Wedding Set up
Clagett Auditoirum Wedding Set up
Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom
Kentish Barn Reception
Kentish Barn Reception
Bride and Groom Entrance
Bride and Groom Entrance
Clagett Auditoirum Wedding Set up
Clagett Auditoirum Wedding Set up
Bedroom with a view
Bedroom with a view
Couple Enjoying the Campanile Garden
Couple Enjoying the Campanile Garden
View of Cathedral
View of Cathedral
Campanile Garden
Campanile Garden
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Couple Enjoying the lovely location
Couple Enjoying the lovely location
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Drinks Reception with a view of the Cathedral
Drinks Reception with a view of the Cathedral
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Aerial View of the Cathedral Lodge
Aerial View of the Cathedral Lodge
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Reflecting in the Campanile Garden
Reflecting in the Campanile Garden
Clagett Auditorium Balcony
Clagett Auditorium Balcony
Evening Reception
Evening Reception
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 33
View from the Top Table!
View from the Top Table!
Dramatic Monochrome Theme
Dramatic Monochrome Theme
Beautifully tended gardens
Beautifully tended gardens
View from the Balcony
View from the Balcony
Ceilidh Dancing
Ceilidh Dancing
A Quiet Moment
A Quiet Moment
Canape Reception
Canape Reception
Find your table!
Find your table!
Wedding Breakfast
Wedding Breakfast
Bride & Groom on the Campanile Garden
Bride & Groom on the Campanile Garden
Table Setting
Table Setting
View of Canterbury Cathedral from a bedroom
View of Canterbury Cathedral from a bedroom
Admiring the Wedding Cake
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
High Ceilings
High Ceilings
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  • Flexibility 5.0
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32 Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Reviews
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    Mr & Mrs ORiordan · Married on 10/08/2019

    5.0
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    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 & Emilia · Married on 20/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    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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    Charlotte & Peter · Married on 06/07/2019

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

    So special!

    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.

    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.

    Sent on 05/09/2019

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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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