St Edmund’s School

St Thomas Hill, Canterbury (Kent) CT2 8HU Map · Telephone · Website
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Number of guests 30 to 150
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About St Edmund’s School

St Edmund's School in Canterbury is the perfect choice for a quintessentially English wedding, with our beautiful setting ideal for both intimate events and grand celebrations.

The venue, set within 62 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens, offers an unrivalled view over the historic city and cathedral of Canterbury and our spectacular setting provides the perfect backdrop for your cherished wedding photos.

The striking interiors complement the impressive architecture perfectly and the grand building offers a number of locations for your day, including the elegant drawing room and oak-panelled dining hall.

St Edmund’s School is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and vow renewals with up to 120 guests. If you opt for an outdoor celebration, the Bath limestone colonnade offers an elegant setting, while the grounds can accommodate a beautiful marquee for your reception.

Offering a select few dates per year, during the school holiday periods and only holding one wedding per day, you will enjoy a private celebration with your guests and benefit from the undivided attention of our dedicated staff.

Please contact the venue to request a price list, arrange a viewing or ask for our current availability.

The magnificent setting of St Edmund’s School is the perfect location for your special day.

  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships in both indoor and outdoor locations.
  • Set within a 62 acre estate of beautiful parkland and gardens, boasting stunning views over Canterbury.
  • Exclusive Use
  • Beautiful grounds and scenery provide stunning backdrops for photos
  • Excellent transport with new high-speed links to London
  • Experienced Events manager
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Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Daniel and Victoria Town.

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    Perfect day!

    We recently got married at St Edmund's school chapel, the beautiful setting and surrounding buildings created the perefct place to get married.
    Gerry Butcher the events manage could not have been more helpul in organising and assisting us before and during our special day. The chapel itself provided some amazing images captured by our photographer both internally and externally, especailly the rare oportunity to use the mezzanine level for photos to look down on the ceremony.
    We would recommend this wedding venue to anyone who wishes for the perfect setting.

    Sent on 31/08/2011
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    Edward & Nicola Frampton-Fell

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    Our special day at a special venue

    Having recently got married in the chapel of St. Edmund's School, Canterbury, we wanted to let as many people as possible know what a perfect venue it is for a wedding. The chapel was the perfect size for our wedding party, roughly 80 guests, and with the sun shining through the stain glassed windows it set the scene beautifully. Gerry Butcher and her team were a fantastic help both before and during the day, enabling us to have a stress free day without any worries at all, a real credit to the venue for sure! We then held our reception onsite in a lovely marquee, which was set against the backdrop of Canterbury, elevated offering views of the Cathedral. It was simply stunning and we can't wait to see the photos! Overall, it was a wonderfully romantic venue to have our wedding and we would not have changed a thing about the day!

    Sent on 28/06/2011
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    Peter & Ayumi Roberts

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    Our happiest day at the beautiful chapel..!

    We recently got married at the chapel of St. Edmund's School, Canterbury. It was a sentimental place for us, especially for the groom who went to the school for 14 years. It was like going back home for his family and they have many happy memories there. Not only it is emotionally special for us, but the venue itself is also very beautiful and elegant. The chapel was just the right size for us and the stained glasses were so beautiful with sunlight coming in. The whole school building is so pretty and all the picture we had taken came out so romantic. From the back garden of the school, as it is on the hill, you can overlook the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral as background and the contrast of the blue sky, green garden and the Cathedral is just so breath-taking as a memorable scenery. As it was the school chapel, they let us decorate the place as we like, which we enjoyed. Many thanks to their event coordinator Mrs. Butcher and the team, everything went so smoothly even though it was during half-term! We really enjoyed having our wedding ceremony there, and it is highly recommended!

    Sent on 14/01/2011

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St Edmund’s School FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Chapel on Premises
    Historic
    Landmark
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    In the City
    Outdoor License
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted

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