A Bit About Us...

St Martin’s Priory is a historical Grade II listed building with Jacobean and Georgian architecture, providing an elegant and sophisticated location to hold the wedding of your dreams.

The Priory house dates back to 1550 and despite various extensions 80% of the current house is over 350 years old. The Priory grounds are the what make the venue such a desirable location to many, as it offers the look and feel of a country retreat in the heart of historic Canterbury.

Set in 2.5 acres of enchanting gardens and snugly wrapped in high walls and herbaceous borders, this venue offers couples privacy and exclusivity close to the heart of the city. Guests are able to wonder the grounds through the Rose Garden to the top lawn where they will find breath taking views of Canterbury Cathedral and the city of Canterbury.

For couples looking for a venue that offers flexibility, freedom and fabulous grounds, St Martin’s Priory ticks all the boxes.

Your Wedding Ceremony

St Martin's Church

St Martin’s Church was originally built in Roman times and dates back to 6th century. It boasts a beautiful exterior, perfect for anyone desiring a church wedding and is conveniently located in front of St Martin’s Priory

We have a long standing relationship with the church and they are happy to discuss our couples marrying with them and many of our couples are able to do so.

After the wedding ceremony in the church, the newlyweds and guests can walk down the steps and through the picturesque walkway leading to St Martin’s Priory.

The church has a capacity of roughly 100 guests and couples need to contact the church rector to discuss matters further:

Please visit their website for further details, or contact the parish directly:

office@martinpaul.org or 01227 768072 (Opt 1)

St Martin's Priory

St Martin’s Priory is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies in both the Jacobean Suite and the Garden Room.

The historic Jacobean Suite offers a warm and charming setting and can host ceremonies for up to 80 guests

The Garden Room offers the opportunity for couples to say their “I Do’s” in the backdrop of the gardens and can host ceremonies for up to 40 guests.

For larger events, over 40 guests, our marquee package is available for parties between 80-100 for a wedding breakfast. Our marquees come with all the fixtures and fittings required, but offering the flexibility to ensure your marquee is unique to your day.

Our Beautiful Venue

Jacobean Suite Layout for wedding breakfast

The Jacobean Suite

For an intimate wedding breakfast, our elegant Jacobean Suite offers a charming setting for you and up to 40 guests to enjoy an elegant three course meal and up to 80 guest for an evening reception.

If your preference is a more informal event such as a Buffet, we are able to host up to 60 guests in the Jacobean suite and up to 80 guests in the evening.

For larger events, a marquee wedding in our gardens offers a fantastic opportunity to make the most of grounds and gardens. Please contact our friendly team who would be happy to discuss this further and give you more information on prices and options.

Internal view of marquee

Marquee Wedding

For larger parties, a marquee wedding offers an elegant backdrop to create a perfect setting for your special day.

Our enchanting gardens are ideal for a marquee reception, which can accommodate up to 100 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 150 for an evening reception.

Our team can work with you to provide a bespoke wedding breakfast based on your requirements, or simply choose from our range of sample menus.



Marquee floor plan


Exclusive Venue Hire Cost

Every wedding at St Martin’s Priory is exclusive and the venue is entirely yours for the day. You will have privacy and seclusion whilst you celebrate your special day with your guests.

All prices below are inclusive VAT and full bar service and a 30% deposit is required to secure your booking. Once the deposit has been paid we guarantee to honour the price illustrated.

Venue Hire - 40 Guests (APRIL-SEPTEMBER)
Saturday and Bank Holidays
Sunday and Friday
Monday - Thursday
Marquee Package - Ceremony - 80 guests - Evening reception - 120 guests (APRIL-SEPTEMBER)
Saturday and Bank Holidays
Sunday and Friday
Monday - Thursday
Venue Hire - (OCTOBER- MARCH)
Saturday and Bank Holidays (40 GUESTS MAX)
Sunday and Friday (40 GUESTS MAX)
Monday - Thursday (40 GUESTS MAX)
Saturday and Bank Holidays (MARQUEE INCLUDED)
Sunday and Friday (MARQUEE INCLUDED)
Monday - Thursday (MARQUEE INCLUDED)

We couldn’t have asked for more for our wedding day at St Martin’s Priory. The gardens are beautiful and the perfect setting for a wedding. The events team were excellent and it really felt like they were invested in our day. We had regular meetings with the team throughout the planning process and they were very supportive. We were incredibly impressed with the quality of the food. Overall a fantastic venue, we would certainly recommend.