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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Howfield Manor Hotel is a stunning wedding venue located in Canterbury, Kent, UK. Steeped in local history, the original building dates back to 1181 when it was a monastic site for the monks of the Priory of St Gregory. This delightful venue sits on 5 acres of landscaped gardens surrounded by woodlands and boasts a private lake and spectacular views of the local countryside. Conveniently located just outside Canterbury, it is defined by its welcoming and wholesome atmosphere and is perfect for couples seeking privacy, exclusivity, and style. The dedicated team at Howfield is passionate about helping couples create their dream wedding and will leave no stone unturned when it comes to bringing their vision to life.

Facilities and Capacity

Howfield caters to weddings with up to 80 seated guests and 150 for an evening reception. The team prides themselves on their flexible approach to wedding planning and provides a relaxed and informal environment where couples can create a bespoke celebration. There are both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options available. Couples can exchange vows on the outdoor patio or in the dedicated ceremony room, both of which overlook the gardens to provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Clients can host their reception in the purpose-built marquee, which opens onto the picturesque grounds and is elegantly decorated with white linen, round banquet tables, and warm uplighting.

Services Offered

The experienced wedding team at Howfield offers a range of packages that can be tailored to each couple's needs. A dedicated wedding planner will ensure that the wedding runs smoothly and will cater to the client's every need. Accommodation is available onsite, and the venue offers special rates for wedding parties. The 16 cosy bedrooms in the manor hotel are luxuriously decorated and provide a welcome retreat for guests after the party. Catering is also available in-house from a team of culinary experts who will prepare a menu to the exact specifications of each couple. Howfield can also supply a professional DJ and a Master of Ceremonies if couples wish.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Howfield Manor Hotel

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Ana-Cristina V. Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding reception

We had the best wedding reception at Howfield Manor. From the moment I started planning it all with Muriel (their wedding planner) everything fell right into place and she answered all our questions and made sure our vision turned into reality for our special day. I cannot thank everyone at Howfield Manor enough for all the care and the attention they showered us with. The marquee looked amazing, the service was impecable and everyone there made us feel very special.
Thank you so much for everything!
Hannah G. Sent on 15/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding service

Howfield manor is the perfect place to get married, offering everything at one venue makes the day so much easier.
With plenty of rooms it’s the ideal space to get bridal preparations done and for guests to stay.
The outside area to get married in is beautiful with such a lovely isle you really get to make the perfect entrance however the back up room for bad weather is just as beautiful!
The marque for the reception is lovely and spacious. We opted for the bbq and it was Devine.
The time really go above and beyond and make you feel so special on your day.
I couldn’t recommend Howfield enough , no regrets what so ever our day was more then perfect with them
Katherine W. Sent on 25/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

beautiful, hassle-free experience

We had an intimate wedding and everyone who wanted to, could stay on site which was great but they do cater for larger weddings. The oak room is stunning for the ceremony and then we moved to the marquee room for the reception. Staff were friendly, professional, efficient and so easy to deal with ... the whole experience was hassle-free. The grounds are stunning for photography but even on wet days there are plenty of areas for beautiful pictures. Our wedding was end March and we got to use the outside bar which was great. Can imagine in summer how great the outside area would be.
Emily S. Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day, thank you!

Highly recommend Howfield Manor as a wedding venue, Muriel was amazing from the moment we enquired to the day of the wedding and the rest of the staff on the day were wonderful. The grounds are beautiful and the outside area to get married was perfect! It was exactly what we wanted, thank you Howfield Manor!
Emma A. Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent value for money and had an amazing day

Muriel was fantastic from the start. Nothing was too much and I was very anxious about all arrangements but no need was all sorted from start to our special day. Beautiful venue professional staff and will
Be returning for every anniversary. Thank you to Muriel and all the staff
Emma S. Sent on 16/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we wanted!!

We couldn't have picked a better venue for our wedding day. Excellent value for money and the wedding organiser Muriel couldn't have done enough for us. Everything we requested, was met without question. We wanted a bouncy castle at the venue and they even recommended a supplier which we ended up using! The food, rooms and venue as a whole was just incredible with such a homely feel. As a gay couple, we felt incredibly valued which was a big deal for us. Absolutely perfect day.
Abbie Y. Sent on 07/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect place to get married!

From the first moment, Muriel and Kevin were amazing. As well as the whole howfield team. The food is amazing, with a great selection to choose for the wedding breakfast menu. The rooms (especially 8 for bridal prep) were outstanding, and had everything you needed. the way we were treated before and on the wedding day was outstanding, and could not fault them in any way. The day went perfectly, so smooth without any hiccups. so many amazing compliments with our venue and wedding from our guests.
We will miss visiting howfield for our wedding prep, but will 100% return for anniversaries and to see Kevin and Muriel!
Amber R. Sent on 14/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Made a fantastic day what it was. Helpful, lovely, approachable and just great

I loved my wedding and it’s because we did it here. No stress or hassle and Kevin and Muriel are fantastic. We will be going back to stay again !
Stephen C. Sent on 14/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

We had a small intimate wedding at Howfield in December… the venue was perfect… 30 guests and it felt like a large family gathering and lunch! Cosey mulled wine besides the oak fireplace with Christmas songs playing!

The wedding (Oak) room was perfect for our numbers, light, bright and airy, whilst also cosy too!

The grounds provided some awesome locations for photos, both for us as the couple, for our group, and also for twilight photos with sparkers!

The staff were so attentive to our every need on the day, and Muriel so helpful with her planning and advice. We would absolutely recommend Howfield Manor!
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Howfield Manor Hotel Real Weddings

Kirsty & Will
70 photos · 03/06/2023


08 Sep
Open Door

Are you planning your dream wedding day? Come along to our Wedding Open Day to see everything our venue has to offer.

Our Wedding Coordinator will show you around our beautiful venue, set up for ceremony and wedding breakfasts by our recommended supplier, along with our incredible gardens Our recommended supplier will also be on hand to discuss their services with you.

Please email to register your attendance.

We hope to see you there!

Date: From 08/09/2024 to 08/09/2024 Schedule 10:00 - 14:00
Place: howfield manor, Canterbury, Kent

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