Lovekyn Chapel

(49 reviews) 49 5
London Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT2 6PY
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About Lovekyn Chapel

London Road, Kingston upon Thames
Surrey, KT2 6PY

This non-religious ancient building, licensed only for non-religeous civil ceremonies is conveniently situated in the heart of Kingston upon Thames, The Lovekyn Chapel is the only remaining free-standing chantry chapel in England and dates back to 1309.

This intimate medieval building is now the most popular venue for civil ceremonies and naming ceremonies in the Royal Borough.  The Registrar from Kingston Council will perform your marriage ceremony (you will need to book the Registrar through the Council).

The Chapel can seat up to 60 wedding guests comfortably and has stained glass windows and vaulted ceiling. There is also free use of our grand pianos. Or bring in your ipod & speakers or CD player and play whatever music you like! The acoustics are amazing!

There is a separate entrance and private waiting room for the bride if she doesn’t wish for the groom or guests to see her before she walks down the aisle!

A very popular option, for no extra fee whatsoever, is a champagne reception immediately after the ceremony. If the happy couple supplies the Champagne, we will serve it to the wedding guests for no extra charge and no corkage fee. They may serve whatever drinks they like - beer, wine, soft drinks etc - for free! Completely free! For a whole hour! And our staff will serve and clear up afterwards. What's not to love!!!!!

There is a beautiful courtyard garden for photographs and drinks and, if it rains, drinks can be served inside

Our in-house Wedding Coordinator will be on hand throughout, from the  initial enquiry right through to the wedding itself to co-ordinate your day for you. She will open the chapel and the car park two hours before a wedding to allow for deliveries. She will collect the bride from the wedding car and be on hand throughout to help in any way.

The chapel can be decorated with tasteful white silk flowers for free. 

Parking is available for the wedding car in our school car park and we can often provide more parking spaces for guests. However the NCP Cattle market car park is a one-minute walk away.

Even though it is situated in the heart of Kingston, once inside the chapel (because the walls are so thick) the traffic cannot be heard.

We only allow one civil ceremony per day and so the ceremony is not rushed.

We are available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year for your civil ceremony. We are also availabe on weekdays (in school holidays)

For information about this beautiful venue please call 020 8939 8176

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• The opportunity to host an hour’s Champagne reception after your vows for no extra charge whatsoever! • A non-religious building (not a church!) licensed for non-religious civil ceremonies • A quiet oasis in the middle of a cosmopolitan market town • A grand piano and wonderful acoustics • The chapel is host to only one wedding a day so the couple do not feel rushed

Facilities at Lovekyn Chapel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Lovekyn Chapel Reviews (49)

Just fantastic thank you
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By Cathy and Ben, on 09 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2019

We have just had our civil ceremony at the gorgeous Lovekyn Chapel and cannot thank the staff there enough for making our day truly fantastic. We booked the Registrars from Kingston Council to come out and perform our ceremony and they made the ceremony fun and we got to choose our own words. The staff from Kingston Grammar School who run the chapel were there all day to look after us and our guests and they even served the prosecco which we supplied to our guests. It was the most relaxed wedding ever and we cannot rate the chapel highly enough.

Our wedding 19th may 2019
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By Karen and Steve, on 26 May 2019Date of Wedding - 19 May 2019

A Perfect venue for a small and intimate wedding. We had 30 guests and they all loved Lovekyn chapel. It is very special and the event manager supplied us with all info we needed to organise our own special event. The courtyard was a lovely place to greet everyone after the ceremony before moving on to our reception. We’d certainly recommend the lovekyn!

We loved every second
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By Lesya and Alistair, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Jan 2019

Where do we begin? Everything it says on the website is true! We did bring in loads of beers and prosecco and the chapel staff served it to my delighted guests for a free party! We even did a free pre-wedding welcome drinks before the ceremony too! I (the bride) arrived via a private entrance so my husband-to-be and guests did not see me arrive in my dress before I entered the chapel. The whole experience was magical and the chapel staff looked after us and our guests from beginning to end. Cannot fault this wonderful venue

It was beautiful on the day
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By Judi and Ian, on 11 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

Chapel's event managers were so helpful and answered all question so quickly. I would certainly recommend Lovekyn Chapel

Staff were super
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By Hannah & Simon, on 09 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

Wedding coordinator was super - not just on the build up but on the day. She was always on hand to answer any questions we had. She was a fantastic and calm voice when we were so nervous. The chapel is small and beautiful - just perfect!

Could not fault it in any way
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By Joanne & Shaun, Epsom, Surrey, on 11 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2018

The staff are 100% helpful - could not fault them. Will highly recommend chapel - it is beautiful

Just so easy, informal and stress free
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By Vanessa and Jon, on 08 May 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

Such a wonderful little ceremony venue. It was decorated beautifully when we arrived and the staff served our guests prosecco and there is no charge for this service. A simple, informal ceremony and lots of music and drinks. Just perfect and just what we wanted.

A lovely intimate venue
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By Fleur, on 30 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2018

We are thrilled that we chose the lovekyn for our wedding! It has all the lovely features of a chapel but is completely non religious. The venue organiser could not be more helpful and it was very simple to organise. The little reception after in the garden was a great bonus. Loved the fact it was in central Kingston so easy to get to our reception after. A wonderful memory to look back on.

Relaxed, fun and well organised
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By Suzi & Juian, on 25 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

All so easy. Best man dropped some prosecco and glasses off in a cooler box at the chapel a couple of hours before the wedding. The chapel's manager set up the prosecco table for us and whilst we were in the chapel getting married, the manager was pouring the drinks in the little separate reception room ready to serve our guests after the ceremony. We brought in our CD player and speakers and our friend played the music. It all worked like clockwork!

So well looked after - nothing to worry about!
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By Scarlet and Jonathan, on 14 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Jan 2018

The chapel has a full-time wedding manager who made the chapel look so pretty on the day with lovely white silk flowers (all for free). We hired in beautiful chair covers which were all on when we arrived. Our best man dropped off some picnic coolers full of prosecco and orange juice and some plastic champagne glasses in the morning and the chapel's wedding manager served our guests drinks all for free. I (the bride) was collected from my car by the chapel's wedding manager and I was brought into the chapel via a private door so that Jonathan and the guests didn't see me at all before I made my entrance down the aisle. All very simple and lovely. Nothing at all for us to worry about.

Perfect. Unique
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By Kristen and James, on 13 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Nov 2017

Out civil ceremony was managed by the chapel's manager from beginning to end. we were in such safe hands. Cannot thank the venue and manager enough for all they did to make sure our day was perfect. The hour's free prosecco party inside the chapel was such a bonus! Our friends loved the whole experience - and so did we!

Just magical
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By Pamela and Michael, on 25 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2017

The chapel manager opened the chapel two hours before our ceremony and decorated it for free and it looked gorgeous. She also got me from my car and looked after me and steadied my nerves. She was amazing. My best man dropped off some beers and prosecco in the morning and the chapel manager served it to my guests after our wedding FOR FREE for a whole hour. It became a real party atmosphere. My guests said it was the best wedding. It's not a church even though it looks like one, completely non-religious. Just wonderful

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