St Martin's Priory

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St Martin's Hill North Holmes Road Canterbury Kent CT1 1PW
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About St Martin's Priory

St Martin's Hill, North Holmes Road, Canterbury
Kent, CT1 1PW

Welcome to St Martin’s Priory, Canterbury’s hidden gem.  Our venue is nestled in the heart of Kent, and sits snuggly within the borders of the World Heritage site of St Martin’s Church, which is recognised by UNESCO as the oldest church in the English speaking world!

St Martin’s Priory is a Grade II listed building built over 350 years ago. Much of the original architecture remains, creating a space that is filled with history, featuring Jacobean and Georgian architecture, offering you an elegant and sophisticated location for your big day.

St Martin’s Priory is set among 2.5 acres of enchanted gardens and offers you a private location for your wedding day. Your guests can enjoy a drinks reception out on the Tudor lawn, and stroll through the picturesque Rose Gardens. You can also take in the breath-taking views of Canterbury Cathedral from the top lawn.

You will have a dedicated wedding coordinator, who will work alongside you to make sure your day is perfect and runs without a hitch. We will be delighted to support you and advise you on all aspects that you would like to discuss, such as theming and decorating, giving you confidence that your day will be everything that you had hoped.

St Martin’s Priory Wedding Venue prides itself on being bespoke and our dedicated catering team will work with the happy couple to create a menu, personal to them and bursting with flavour. We can offer three course dinners, elegant daytime BBQ's, hog roasts and an array of evening food options.   

St Martin's Priory is licenced to hold ceremonies for up to 60 guests and can hold up to 40 guests for a wedding breakfast within the building. For numbers over this, we work closely with our marquee provider, to provide beautiful, bespoke marquees, made to each couples unique specifications. Please note- the cost of marquee hire is not included in the venue hire price. For further information on marquee hire, please contact us. 

• Next to the oldest church in England • Grade II listed building • 2.5 acres of magical gardens • Fantastic view of historic Canterbury from the top lawn • Dedicated wedding coordinator • Bespoke

Facilities at St Martin's Priory

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Stately Home
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

St Martin's Priory Location

St Martin's Priory, St Martin's Hill, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW

St Martin's Hill North Holmes Road Canterbury Kent CT1 1PW
0800 456 1116
2 5

St Martin's Priory Reviews (2)

Without a doubt we highly recommend the venue and
Venue Service

By Claire & Rowan Tutt, on 30 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

Right from our first visit we knew St Martins Priory was the perfect venue for us. The rooms are beautiful and give a real feeling for the history of Canterbury. The gardens are amazing, perfect for entertaining and the all-important pictures. We really were blown away from our first visit. Alessandro and his team are great and made it so easy to make the day our own. They liaised with all of our suppliers and everything went off without a hitch....well at least one hitch but that was the point in us being there!! We were able to have the wedding just as we had imagined, thanks to the team at St Martin’s Priory, who accommodated our very laid back and not so traditional ideas for the day. It was the best day ever, and we just want to go back and do it all again, and we honestly would not change a thing! Without a doubt we highly recommend the venue and the team for any special occasions.

I will without hesitation recommend both the venue
Venue Service

By Denys & Shelley Andrianjafy, on 30 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

The venue was amazing. The Frederick Mason Room was perfect for us to hold the ceremony. It had the right balance of intimacy and history to make it feel very special. The wood panelled walls, the views into the garden and a well-lit room added to the already fantastic ambience. The marquee looked magical in the garden surroundings. The main lawn looked spectacular, and the garden terrace with the labyrinth was perfect for those who wanted to catch their breath. The food, was delicious and well presented, with the wine making a great accompaniment. All this would not have been possible without the team pulling the strings and making the preparation and the day run so smoothly. Both Shelley and I felt we had an absolutely safe pair of hands acting as a very skilful ring master. The suggestion you made in the run up to the day were well placed and thoughtful and your calm allowed us to believe that preparing a wedding 2 months out from the actual day was not as insane as all that. A recurring comment from day and evening guests is how professional the staff were, how calm everything was and how things and people just seemed to appear when needed. Not only is St Martin’s Priory a hidden gem in Canterbury, but the team you pulled together to ensure that Shelley and I had such a special day are absolute treasures. I will without hesitation recommend both the venue and the team to anyone wanting to hold a special event. I suspect many of those who celebrated with us will also do the same

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