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Last update: May 2024

Discover Romance in Kent: Chapel House Estate

Nestled in the idyllic Kent countryside between Canterbury and Ramsgate near the Kent coast, Chapel House Estate stands as a testament to history and sophistication. This historic wedding venue, a Chapel built in 1290 was surrounded by a farm, seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern vibes.

Access and Location:

Conveniently accessible from London by road and now by High-Speed Train from St Pancras International,this hidden gem exudes peaceful and romantic qualities with modern amenities that you, your loved ones, and your guests will undoubtedly adore.

Venue Highlights:

  • The converted 13th-century Chapel serves as your dream wedding-night honeymoon accommodation, surrounded by 35 acres of picturesque landscape that includes incredible gardens and a Wild Apple Orchard
  • Countless photographic opportunities await in this enchanting setting, where natural beauty harmoniously meets vintage elegance.

Facilities and Capacity:

  • A helicopter pad
  • A pamper cottage
  • A Restaurant
  • Licensed for outdoor weddings in the Wild Apple Orchard
  • Licensed for indoor weddings in the converted Old Malt Granary Barn
  • Multiple electric charging points are available in the large car park, accommodating over 80 cars. Guests can leave their cars on-site overnight for added convenience.

Large Weddings:

  • For weddings with 80+ guests, the modern Thorne Barn awaits, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a terrace with open fires, and large oak tables with comfortable cross-back chairs
  • The Thorne barn sets the stage for your dream wedding reception, where guests can dance the night away to a band or DJ and enjoy drinks from stunning bars.

Intimate Weddings:

  • The Walled Courtyard, licensed for civil weddings, offers a Mediterranean vibe for smaller weddings up to 50 complete with a private car park, entrance, lounge bar, and the No 9 Restaurant.

Accommodation:

Chapel House Estate offers on-site accommodation for up to 34 guests, including a luxury honeymoon suite, ensuite rooms, and adult bunk bed options

  • The 1290 Chapel provides accommodation includes the Honeymoon Suite and provides accommodation for up to eight addional guests
  • The Hideaway Lodges in the west paddock, with nine ensuite lodges, cater to overnight guests (sleeps 18 adults).
  • Newly added to the Estate, Chapel Cottage includes two kingsize rooms and one room with bunk beds (sleeps six).

At Chapel House Estate, we invite you to embrace a destination wedding experience where history, elegance, and modern comforts converge to create unforgettable moments.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
Elephant baraat permitted
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for Chapel House Estate

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
11 reviews
99% recommend it
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Rosie L. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day!

We recently got married at Chapel House on Friday 18th August.

As soon as we saw the venue we knew it was the one and at that time, it was still mid-built which just shows how much potential it had, even at that time.

The venue is outstanding! The grounds are immaculate and the thought that has gone into every detail can be seen a mile off, in my opinion, there isn’t a venue round here that even comes close.

There isn’t a room or certain space within the grounds that aren’t beautiful.

The staff are fantastic from start to finish. Their communication is on point which I think is something you really need when planning a wedding. They were there as little or as much as we needed. We had Jade as our main support on the day and she was absolutely brilliant, I could not thank her enough for how she was throughout the whole day!

We had hog roast for our wedding breakfast which was delicious and the breakfast the following day was just as tasty, and very much needed!

We have had so much feedback from
Our guests about how lovely the day was and the venue just made it, and we couldn’t agree more.
Stephen
Stephen M. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Truly Amazing!!!

We were lucky enough to get married at this stunning venue at the end of July and what an amazing experience we had from start to finish!!

Sam, Jade & Georgia made our planning so easy & straight forward..everything we wanted was catered for and anything that we may have forgotten about had already been considered!

It’s truly impossible to put into words the beauty of the site and it’s surroundings - it really is the gift that keeps on giving & certainly a hidden gem!

All the staff have a genuine passion and excitement for the service they provide. It’s so rare to find a venue that has so many happy staff who are actually ‘happy to help’ - literally no request is too much!

The house decor & layout is amazing - a must see! The lodges were comfortable and well equipped - our guests could not thank us enough for the extra bonus of being able to stay on such beautiful grounds.

Our day was one that we and our guests will never forget! We will certainly be returning to this venue to celebrate again - we already have ideas to make use of the No.9 Restaurant to mark our one year anniversary!

Thank you all,
Mr & Mrs Murphy x
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Tracy Sent on 08/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection

We had our wedding here in the court yard this last Sunday and all I can say is wow - they exceeded our expectations and more . From the beautiful venue so well kept , to the staff who went above and beyond so attentive and provided a service more than we could have asked for , so organised and professional , now the food wow the chefs are amazing all of the food from the canapés to the main meal were exceptional. Every single one of our guests said the best wedding and venue they have ever attended.
They even accommodated our requests for a tattoo artist , our dog to attend nothing was too much . Thank you so much chapel house for making our day so special xx
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Isabelle Sent on 29/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Day

My husband and I got married here in August and had the most magical day. All the team, particularly Georgia, Lori, Jade and Sam, were incredible in organising our day and ensuring the day went seamlessly.
Every detail was perfect.
The venue is truly breathtaking and all our guests were blown away by how magical it looked.
The food was exquisite which all our guests have continued to talk about.
We couldn’t have asked for a better day and will continue to visit for our anniversaries.
Jack and Izzy xx
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Jack C. Sent on 03/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Totally wicked

Whammy!!!!! If there was a secret way to click a sixth star for all...we would!!!!

From the first visit and being shown round to the morning after our wedding the below rings true
Super accomodating, fantastic communication, Ah-mazing location, a venue loved by every guest, all the Chapel House Team were pukka with every interaction!

Did we have a perfect day, that exceeded every expectation....Yup!!!
It and we, always felt so at ease and yet magical! Think you catch the drift
Simply top drawer!
Would we do the whole thing again from start to finish..yes
Any changes...no
We thank you CHE Team!
Peace and loves
Risa and Jack
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Oliver K. Sent on 17/09/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Do you want the perfect wedding? Read on...

We got married at Chapel House Estate in August 2023.

From being shown around the venue by the owner a year earlier, we knew it would be perfect, and indeed, it was!

The grounds are beautifully maintained.

The Chapel House has been finished to an exquisite standard, and the other accommodation on site is great and was loved by our guests.

The whole site was impeccably maintained and as clean as a whistle.

There is ample parking.

The Team went out of their way to accommodate us, with a bespoke menu and served individual alternatives for those with non standard dietary requirements (vegan, veggie and various intolerances!).

The food was of an exceptional standard for over 100 guests and the service was both charming and faultless. It was apparent to us both that the entire team were committed to making our wedding day a resounding success!

In short we were completely blown away by the venue when we first saw it and it overdelivered! What a superb venue!

Special shouts out to Jade, Georgia and the chefs! You are now part of our story!

Would we recommend it?

YES, WE WOULD!
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Shane M. Sent on 07/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Slice of Paradise in Kent: A 5-Star Wedding Oasis

If you're dreaming of a wedding that transports you to a faraway destination without leaving the shores of Kent, look no further than Chapel House Estate. This hidden gem is a testament to luxury, elegance, and the promise of an unforgettable wedding experience.

From the moment I stepped onto the grounds, I was whisked away to a Mediterranean haven. The outdoor waiting reception area exuded charm and sophistication, adorned with lush greenery, fragrant blooms, and tasteful decor. The soft rustling of leaves and the gentle breeze lent an air of serenity, setting the perfect tone for the day.

The outdoor wedding setup was nothing short of magical. With sweeping views that seemed to stretch endlessly, it felt as if I was watching the exchanging vows in a private paradise. The attention to detail in the decorations was impeccable, and the natural beauty of the surroundings only enhanced the atmosphere of romance and celebration.

The resort's reception area was a true showstopper. Elegant and opulent, it provided a stunning backdrop for speeches and the main course. The seamless blend of indoor and outdoor spaces allowed us to enjoy the best of both worlds. The expansive glass windows offered uninterrupted views of the picturesque surroundings, while the tasteful interior design added an element of grandeur to the celebration.

The culinary experience was nothing short of extraordinary. The menu showcased a fusion of flavours that left myself raving for more. From delectable appetisers to the exquisite main courses, every dish was a work of art washed down with the very best drop of Rosé. The culinary team's attention to detail and dedication to creating a memorable dining experience was evident in every bite.

The staff at Chapel House Estate were outstanding with a special shout out to Katie for really going above and beyond. Their professionalism, warmth, and attentiveness ensured that every aspect of our special day ran seamlessly. They anticipated my needs before I even realised them, and their genuine smiles and willingness to go above and beyond left a lasting impression on myself and it seemed all guests. A huge kudos to Darren & the force on such an incredible team dynamic.

In conclusion, Chapel House Estate is a true gem in Kent, offering a wedding experience that rivals the most exotic destinations abroad. The combination of breathtaking outdoor spaces, luxurious indoor settings, world-class cuisine, and exceptional service creates a truly unforgettable celebration. If you're seeking a wedding venue that transcends the ordinary, Chapel House Estate is the perfect choice. My heart is filled with gratitude for the memories that were created in this enchanting oasis.
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Jasmine H. Sent on 05/09/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

First class venue

This venue is first class. All our guests said it was one of the best wedding venues that they have been to. Our day surpassed all of our expectations. The staff made sure the day was seamless. Food was great, service was amazing and the venue is stunning. Would highly recommend to anyone in a heartbeat. Special thank you to Jade and Georgia for ensuring the day was so special. X
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Andrea S. Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Guest at wedding

A few weeks ago my partner and I had the complete pleasure of attending our dear friends’ wedding at Chapel House Estate.
Of course it was lovely to attend and be part of their day. We had heard good things about the venue, but we were taken back with its fabulousness.
Close by to our home in Broadstairs, we felt we had arrived at a far away country estate far further away than we have travelled.
This set the perfect stage for the quintessential and stylish day of celebrations, which continued with partying and fun into the late evening.
The day was faultless.

Having worked in the wedding and events sector both in the UK and the Middle East, I have been lucky to have experienced many events, both as guest and a professional.
The wedding at CHE was up there with the best, from the F&B to the furnishings and staff.
In fact so good it even made me consider getting married again!
M
Murphy Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic day

Brilliant day, bride and groom look lovely and we’re obviously having a fantastic day. great food fantastic service from all staff. I would recommend the venue to anybody who was having a special day to celebrate.
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Alice Sent on 02/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

My true dream venue🤍

We had our wedding breakfast and reception at Chapel House in June 2023 and we can’t recommend it enough. We used the Number 9 restaurant as we had a small wedding but were able to use the beautiful grounds.
Great location, beautiful inside area, outside garden area and beautiful architecture, plenty of parking and beautiful views. Our first venue cancelled our wedding and we were so stressed looking for a new venue but we were recommended toChapel House so we went to have a look.
The lovely Sam showed us around and we fell in love. We couldn’t believe this beautiful venue was not already booked! It was our dream venue and I’m in love with it. Our wedding coordinator Emma, is amazing and was so helpful the entire way through. She replied to emails quickly and kept us at ease at each stage of the wedding planning.
All our guests have come back and said they’ve never known a wedding with such a big amount of professional staff. No one waited at a bar or waited for food. All needs were met in such quick time, it created such a happy, relaxed atmosphere. I’ve never know an event like it, such focused, professional, happy, young staff! I am forever grateful for them to helping me have my perfect day.
They clearly really care about what they do and I’m so thankful my first venue cancelled so I could have my true dream venue.
If you are looking to book, DO IT! You won’t regret it.
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