Lovekyn Chapel

(40 reviews) 40 5
London Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT2 6PY
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About Lovekyn Chapel

London Road, Kingston upon Thames
Surrey, KT2 6PY

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.

Although no longer used for religious services, this intimate medieval chapel 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

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 wedding per day and so the wedding is not rushed.

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 unique building with a colourful history • A hidden medieval gem 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
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Alcohol Licence
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Lovekyn Chapel Location

Lovekyn Chapel, London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6PY

London Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT2 6PY
020 8939 8176
40 5

Lovekyn Chapel Reviews (40)

So well looked after - nothing to worry about!
Venue Service

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

What a fabulous find
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By Will & Molly, on 16 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2017

We served champagne and beer to our friends in the chapel after the ceremony and this was a free service which this wonderful little chapel allows couples to do. What's not to love! It rounded off the ceremony perfectly and saved us a lot of money!

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By Kate and Danny, on 16 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 07 May 2017

Couldn't ask for a more special place to have our ceremony. Non-religious, words which we wanted and alcohol served before and after inside the chapel for free!! Our friends thought it the best wedding they had ever been to!

Perfect venue
Venue Service

By Charlotte and Jimmy, on 16 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2017

Perfect, unique venue for our civil ceremony. The Prosecco reception we were allowed to serve to our guests for no fee was just fantastic

undoubtedly our favourite part of the day
Venue Service

By Erica and Stephen, on 25 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 09 Jul 2016

Everything at the chapel was perfect. Everything was just what we expected. The in-house wedding coordinator's pre-ceremony telephone calls were highly organised with everything given to me that I needed to know

Many compliments from guests
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By Harriet and Steve, on 25 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2016

The chapel looked beautiful and received many compliments from guests. The in-house wedding coordinator was highly organised and made sure everything went without any hiccups

A brides dream
Venue Service

By Fay and David, on 25 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 18 Jun 2016

The chapel is fantastic, including the outside garden - a bride's dream. The staff were fantastic - extremely helpful

Very helpful staff
Venue Service

By Georgette Grieg and Duncan Woods, on 21 Jun 2016

By Georgette Grieg and Duncan Woods - Saturday 7th May 2016 Staff were very helpful. We would highly recommend as it is a lovely chapel and garden

Lovely to have drinks in the garden
Venue Service

By Laura Hudson and Nick Kortright 2nd April 2016, on 05 May 2016

The facilities certainly met our expectations and it was lovely to have the garden to serve drinks. The staff are very friendly and willing to please. A beautiful venue - small and unique

Kind, helpful and patient staff!
Venue Service

By Monique Combes and Daniel Besse, on 18 Nov 2015

The Events, Lettings & Wedding Coordinator was very efficient and always happy to answer any query. It all went very smoothly thanks to great organising. The lovely school flower arrangements were nicely displayed and it is an amazing building. The staff at the Lovekyn Chapel were very kind, helpful and patient. We would recommend The Lovekyn Chapel as a wedding venue. It is such a beautiful and historical venue. Everyone was impressed.

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