St. Augustine's Priory

(124 reviews) 124 4.98
Priory Road Bilsington Ashford Kent TN25 7AU
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About St. Augustine's Priory

Priory Road, Bilsington, Ashford
Kent, TN25 7AU

St Augustine’s Priory is a beautiful, historic setting for your unforgettable wedding celebrations. The unique 13th century building is set within a privately owned estate in the heart of Kent’s stunning countryside.

The seven acres of gorgeous formal grounds provide endless photographic opportunities for your treasured pictures; your photographer will be spoilt for choice! The romantic secret garden and the beautiful gazebo area are just two of the picture-perfect settings on offer.

The Edwardian house is the perfect spot for your ceremony. The Drawing Room and Conservatory are both licensed to hold civil ceremonies and can accommodate up to 60 guests. The house is warm and welcoming with a homely atmosphere, making it perfect for intimate celebrations. Alternatively, you can make the most of the stunning grounds and exchange your vows in our gorgeous garden Gazebo.

At the Priory, we strive to provide your dream wedding day at this spectacular venue. We like to develop personal relationships with each couple to get a real sense of what would make their day perfect. We have over 100 years’ experience as a team, so every wedding here is expertly handled to ensure that everything runs seamlessly on the big day.

We have a fantastic, dedicated team of professional caterers who provide London catering at County prices. All of the dishes they prepare are of the highest quality, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Our pricing structures are clear with no hidden charges. There is also no corkage charge!

For more information, please contact our wonderful wedding team.

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the Grand Hall, Edwardian Drawing Room, or garden Gazebo • Experienced wedding co-ordinators on hand • Professional team of in-house caterers and WE DO NOT CHARGE CORKAGE • Set within Kent’s countryside with over 7 acres of beautiful gardens • Exclusively yours for the day • Parking for up to 100 cars

Facilities at St. Augustine's Priory

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Church
Historic
Sporting
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad

St. Augustine's Priory Reviews (124)

They made the day of our DREAMS come true!!
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By Mr&Mrs Fitchie-Andrews, on 13 Jun 2012

We got married here on Fri 8th June 2012, and words cant describe how absolutely perfect our day was. Everything was faultless. Liz the co-ordinator was always on hand to ease nerves and sort any problems and always upbeat. Rob, johnathan and their team delivered a banquet all day and evening. Victoria produced flowers out of this world,and saved the day on the day with her skills. Everyone our our guests raved about everything and they never went with out. Our special day was made reality by the venue and team at St.Augustines Priory Bilsington. We cant thank you enough. Mr & Mrs Fitchie-Andrews xx

Best Day Of Our Life
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By M & K Bassett, on 10 Jun 2012

We got married here on 26/5 and it really was the most amazing day ever. The venue is just stunning and the staff (especially our co-ordinater Liz) made the day run so smoothly. The grounds are beautiful and have just made our photos spectacular. I would highly recommend this venue. A stress free and smooth running perfect day.

Amazing
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By Unknown, on 06 Jun 2012

Most amazing Venue,Food,Staff, Great Bar Prices best place to get married EVER You will not be disapointed the staff are all soo helpful


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By Mr & Mrs Pugh, on 23 May 2012

We got married here 20/04/2012 & what a fab day it was, All the staff are brill so helpful& made our day run so smoothly, Thanks to Rob & his brother who did a great job with the catering we had a bbq & evening buffet all of our guests commented on how nice the food was,The grounds are lovely great for photos & we loved the fact we could get married & have our recetion in the one place so no driving here to there.I would recommend this venue to anyone well worth a look, It was perfect for us we had an amazing day, thanks to all the staff who made our day so special.

Richard Paice Photography
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By Rich, on 18 Apr 2012

A photographers dream shoot location. Outstanding picturesque grounds with amazing views and backdrops. Uncluttered with unsightly ariels, chimneys or houses. If your thinking of getting married here i can garentee your photographs will look amazing. The chapel inside has been wonderfully restored and huge windows allow in so much light your images will be pin sharp. Rich

The perfect wedding venue
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By Mich & Rich, on 17 Apr 2012

Our wedding at Bilsington Priory Estate (BPE) on 31 March 2012 was absolutely perfect. The staff at BPE are fantastic and made everything run smoothly and with no hassles or problems. They had us entirely at ease throughout, we organised our wedding in around 4 months (so pretty quickly) but were given the confidence right from the first meetings that the staff were experienced and skilled and would deliver an amazing day (something that we did not get from most other venues). They communicated with us throughout and dealt very effectively with any queries and specific requests we had. The venue itself is stunning. We had an amazing wedding day and the venue was central to that. Everything is provided with the venue – catering, flowers etc so it’s very easy to manage and organise. It was great having the three main parts of the wedding in one venue, and the uniqueness of BPE compared to other Kent venues (we visited about 10) is that each space is different providing a feeling of three parts (or even four including the gardens) but all in one place. The main hall is beautiful and gives a traditional chapel feel for the ceremony, very romantic, then the marquee is light and spacious for the meal and finally the bar and dancefloor are the perfect size for our 100 guests to enjoy the evening. The chequered dancefloor is great too. We had a band (Indie Killers) and packed the dance floor out all night, the atmosphere was incredible! We couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough – if you’re looking for somewhere in Kent that has it all (value, wow-factor, excellent service) then it can only be BPE.

Excellant
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By Regina and Paul, on 02 Mar 2012

We got married at St Augustine's Prioy in August 2011 and i couldn't recommend this venue enough. From start to finish all the staff were very professional and always available for any questions i had. Our wedding planner Frances made sure everything was just as i wanted it to be and the in house caterers Rob and Johnathan were more than helpful with out menu choices and on the day itself, all my guests commented on how well they were all looked after by the staff. Victoria the in house flourist was very helpful indeed and gave us lots of ideas and delivered everything just so. If you are getting married in Kent, this is the place to do it.

Beautiful setting for a perfect wedding
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By Laura and Paul Walker, on 14 Dec 2011

We were married at St Augustine's on the 17th September. From start to finish, the day was amazing. The venue is utterly charming and set within beautiful grounds of a private estate. It is all yours for the day! You can get married in the grounds or in the chapel. We definitely wanted the latter as it gave an almost religious feel to our civil ceremony. All of our guests commented on how gorgeous the venue was and many said it was the best wedding they'd been to. The catering is first class and despite our speeches over-running there was no problem with the service of the food. Again, our guests have repeatedly commented on the quality of the food. We thank Liz, Rob and Jonathan for everything they did leading up to and on the big day itself. Victoria, the in-house florist, provided us with the most beautiful flowers, bouquets and additional decoration for the venue and marquee. A fantastic venue and unforgettable day. Wish we could do it all again!

Excellent service
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By Matthew Misik, on 21 Nov 2011

My friends Jaime and Rachel had their wedding here and it was fantastic. Not only that, but due to various shape-throwing on the dance floor and perhaps a bit too much grog I lost my phone. The venue very kindly posted it back to me upon discovery - what a star! Thanks a million, would massively recommend this venue to anyone

Amazing Day
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By Karly & Billy Shiel, on 10 Nov 2011

We got married at the Priory on 13th August and our day was more than we could have dreamed of. The grounds and settings were absolutely amazing. Our guests have told us that it was the best wedding that they'd been to and commented on how beautiful the venue was. Everything just flowed. The staff were so helpful. We'd like to say a big thank you to Rob the caterer, you did a brilliant job. Everyone was so impressed with the food and HUGE thank you to Frances, who stepped in at the last minute. I had nothing to worry about as you were fantastic! Wish we could do it all again. Absolutely perfect day

40th Birthday Party
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By E Baldwin, on 01 Nov 2011

I held my husband's 40th birthday party at St Augustine's Priory, Bilsington Priory Estate, and I can honestly say it is one of the most memorable events of our lives ! The venue oozes history, and you can almost feel its rich heritage; what a wonderfully atmospheric building. The catering team, led by Rob are absolute professionals and Jonathan is a superb chef. The DJ, Steve Semelino is so talented and we can recommend him to anyone who books the venue.This venue cannot be faulted.We wish we had held our wedding here now !

Outstanding in every way!
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By Melissa and Andrew Perriss, on 20 Oct 2011

We got married at the Priory in September 2011 and could genuinely not have asked for a more fabulous day. The Priory staff are all brilliant. A massive thank you to Liz and Rob for all your support in the lead up to the wedding and for providing such a brilliant level of service on the day. So many guests have thanked us and commented on the venue. Food in particular was a huge hit but the whole day was superb. The staff work seamlessly as a team, and the well looked after building and grounds enthused a relaxed, peaceful and intimate atmosphere, yet with plenty of space to suit the needs and requirements of a wide range of guests. We would highly reccommend this venue on all counts- great staff, great location, excellent value for money and brilliant food. Many thanks to all of you at the Priory who made 24th September the most memorable day of our lives.

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