Chapel House Estate, House & Barns

£3,300 - £9,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
17 Bedrooms
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Chapel House Estate designed with love-filled celebrations in mind. With an orchard and rustic indoor barn for licenced ceremonies, a purpose-built barn, on-site accommodation and a restaurant.
Pricing & Costs

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The Estate boasts two areas from where you can marry. The Courtyard at Chapel House Estate starts at £3,330, With casual dining for up to 33. This is a private and intimate area for celebrating more intimately, available Monday to Thursday. The Thorne Barn starts at £5,750. With dining for up to 120 guests, modern facilities, a private cocktail lounge and a choice to add on guest accommodation in our brand new buildings. Our hire prices vary between seasons and day of the week, so please request a brochure to find out more.
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence
We can also hold intimate casual ceremonies up to 34 Sundays to Wednesday excluding Bank Holidays in the Walled Courtyard and No9 Restaurant


Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Open Flame Permitted
Disabled access and toilets in the new areas but not site wide. Stand alone indoor ceremony, orchard, honey suite and Helicopter pad
Disabled Access

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Asian Catering
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
You can bring in food trucks for the evening
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The Chapel House Estate is available to hire for small intimate outdoor weddings or larger party-filled weddings and celebration parties. Lovely gardens With private access, exclusive use, beautiful gardens, an orchard, a secluded walled courtyard with a lounge bar, a restaurant, a 700 year chapel that includes a luxury honeymoon suite, and a helicopter pad, Chapel House hosts an unforgettable, romantic destination experience. Intimate weddings The Private Courtyard at Chapel House Estate is licenced for intimate weddings and can hold up to 2 to 60+ for an intimate private Wedding Breakfast. The Courtyard includes a private Loung Bar, outdoor seating, greenhouse and the No9 Restaurant. Smaller, intimate weddings venue hire starts at £3,630 2023 Party, party, party 80+ larger love-filled, Champagne flowing in Thorne Barn a state-of-the-art Banqueting Barn with underfloor heating and air conditioning with a large bar makes this the perfect space for large parties. Venue prices start from £6,325 in 2023 and include the Chapel House C1290 that resides at the heart of the Estate. Its interior is designed and considered for luxury and comfort, effortlessly capturing the inherent charm and character of the house and its stunning gardens. Ceremonies Choose from a Wild Apple Orchard for outdoor ceremonies during British Summer Time Or A converted stand-alone Old Malt Granary rustic converted barn, specifically for indoor weddings ​Accommodation sleeps 34 Nine Hideaway Lodges combine contemporary design and understated luxury within the sprawling paddocks sleeps up to 18 adults Plus a small cottage located on the edge of the Estate sleeps up to 6 adults The luxury Chapel House sleeps up to 10 adults and includes a honeymoon suite ​Viewing by appointment only, we can not wait to show you around.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Welcome to Chapel House Estate, Minister
Many thanks for your interest in Chapel House Estate for your wedding. We are delighted to announce that, the gates to the Chapel House Estate are open to book your show around of this brand-new Kent wedding venue. With a centuries-old Chapel dating from 1290 it now includes a contemporary honeymoon suite. A rustic Old Malt Granary for indoor ceremonies sits alongside a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, Thorne Barn, plus nine lodges for your guest's accommodation and a cosy cottage.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jade and Robert
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Dreams do come true
My husband and I recently got married at Chapel House Estate. It was the most wonderful day. Myself and my bridesmaids enjoyed the morning getting ready in the bridal lodge before heading to the main house to put our dresses on whilst my fiancé and his groomsmen landed into Chapel House Estate via helicopter. We married in The Old Malt Granary with a singer, candles and rose petals it was honestly breath taking so much so that I cried my way down the aisle. We enjoyed canapes and drinks in the Walled Courtyard with all of our family and friends before heading up to Thorne Barn where we all enjoyed the most amazing wedding breakfast cooked by chef Sammy and his team. We then danced the night away. The staff at Chapel House were fantastic from the day we booked our wedding right the way through to our wedding day. All of our guests absolutely loved Chapel House, like us they thought it was the most wonderful day and venue.
Response from the venue
Dear both Many congratulations from the team at Chapel House Estate. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and awarding us 5 stars. This means so much to us, particularly as we are a brand new wedding venue in Minster, near Canterbury, Kent. Wow, you looked amazing, and we were all so excited as your husband and his best men arrived by helicopter, watched by your friends and family. Thanks for making CHE history and being the 1st to marry in the converted Old Malt Granary x
Venue responded
Wedding: August
October 2022
Grandaughters beautiful wedding in a beautiful location.
I recently had the absolute pleasure of attending my grandaughters and now grandson in laws wedding at Chapel House Estate. The day was exquisite, with lots of fun, laughter and beautiful scenery. The delicious Afternoon Tea within the No9 Restaurant was to die for. Chapel House Estate is truly a beautiful setting for weddings.
Response from the venue
Dear Grandma Many thanks for your five-star review; this means so much to the team. We are delighted you had such an amazing day, and thank you all for sharing it with us. Many congratulations Love the team at Chapel House Estate
Venue responded
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Late summer wedding
Me and my better half recently had a Intimate wedding towards the end of August at Chapel House estate. On the day of the wedding, I arrived and was taken to the converted bar which used to be the old pig sty (with no hint of pig sty left anywhere), to enjoy some drinks before the big moment. Our ceremony took place in the Wild Apple Orchard where everything was presented beautifully, with even the flowers being almost exact to the Pinterest board we sent. Samantha and the rest of Chapel house staff were amazing and helpful whenever we needed them and were out of sight when not needed which we loved. We ended up staying in the main house, which was beautiful with a freestanding copper bath in the bedroom. Would recommend to any couples planning their big day as all our stress of the day was taken away.
Response from the venue
Dear Anthony, Firstly, many congratulations on your wedding. Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and the five stars - this means so much to us. Love the team here at Chapel House Estate x
Venue responded
Wedding: August
October 2022
Sisters wedding
Attended my little sisters wedding on the 30th August at Chapel House. All I can say is the venue is absolutely stunning, with lots of opportunities for beautiful photos. The champagne on the lawn followed by the Afternoon Tea in the No9 restaurant was a beautiful touch to the day. I had the pleasure of staying in one of the lodges the night before the wedding, which was the perfect place to be. The lodge had everything that I could need and the bed was like laying in heaven. The outside seating area for the lodge was also the perfect place to sit in the morning and drink coffee before the stress of the big day. Thank you Chapel House for making my little sisters day so beautiful and stress free.
Response from the venue
Dear Jazz, many thanks for your kind words. So glad you slept well the night before the wedding - all important when you have such a big day of you. Many congratulations to you all Love Team Chapel House Estate
Venue responded
Antony & Amber
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
Beautiful wedding venue
Recently had the absolute pleasure of having our intimate wedding at Chapel House. It truly was the most amazing experience getting ready in the main house itself in the morning and walking down the aisle through the beautiful Wild Apple Orchard, where the Oak Gazebo had been beautifully presented with flowers and our most treasured family and friends. Newly married, we enjoyed champagne on the lawn with our guests, followed by a phenomenal Afternoon Tea in the No9 restaurant in the private Walled Courtyard. The staff at Chapel House were truly amazing, ensuring our day went smoothly and without any problems - we could not fault them. The coordinator, Sam was just amazing with ensuring the planning of our day was how we dreamed and she worked with the most amazing vendors to bring our magical day to life. The grounds of the Estate are absolutely gorgeous and are truly picturesque, with an abundance of choices for photographs. To stay as a married couple within the main house, was absolutely amazing. The honeymoon suite is gorgeous, with the freestanding copper bath in the bedroom and beautiful shower, we were spoilt for choice. The balcony was like a secret bliss of paradise and perfect for morning coffees. We felt totally at home throughout our stay and the staff left us to be alone in the house, with no-one disturbing us except for a delivery of crossaints and natural yoghurt and granola in the mornings (Yum!). Would definitely recommend to any future couple looking to have the wedding of their dreams!
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
Our Wedding
We booked our wedding earlier this year, the communication and committment to deliver our perfect day right from the start was incredible. Sam & the team of staff really are a great bunch. The day itself was absolutely perfect. We had pre drinks in the courtyard as guests arrived, were Married in the Orchard, Canapes & Fizz in the stunning gardens, and the Wedding Breakfast and party in the Barn. The day went along at a beautiful pace and we didn't once feel flustered or rushed. Our family and friends all commented on how incredible to the venue was, and how it made such a wonderful day even more special. A truly beautiful place, with a team of staff that are incredibly attentive and professional. We absolutely loved it!

Open House

29th April 2023
We are delighted to announce that Chic Weddings and Events will be styling the Thorne Barn and The Old Malt Granary Barn. Saturday 9-5 pm Book to avoid disappointment but walk-ins welcome

Open House

30th April 2023
We are delighted to announce that Chic Weddings and Events will be styling the Thorne Barn and The Old Malt Granary Barn. Sunday 9-4 pm Book to avoid disappointment, but walk-ins welcome
Location & Contact Details


Chapel Drive, Thorne Hill, Minster, Thanet, Canterbury, Kent, CT12 5DS, England

Travel Notes

On entering Thorne Hill Road, take the second turning on your right (at the crest of the hill), into the private Chapel Drive entrance. At the gates, please press the intercom button, parking in the car park, where there are 70 car spaces, where you will be met by a member of the Estate Team.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2 A299

Nearest Train Station

Thanet Parkway the High-Speed link from London - opens May 2023

Nearest Airport

London City Airport

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Press & Awards

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Best of Bridebook Gold Award 2023

Bridebook Awards (1)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

After hosting a couple of weddings at Chapel House, we can't wait for 2023 when we start to host more weddings and events.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Choosing the perfect venue is our number one wedding planning tip. Choose a venue that gives you outdoor options but the perfect indoor contingency, after all, we live in the UK!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Give each of your guests staying in Chapel House or in the overnight Lodges, a handwritten note inviting them to breakfast in the No9 Restaurant at 10:00 the next day. Who can resit a Full English Breakfast after a night on the dance floor!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

An exclusive-use, luxury destination venue with stunning outdoor gardens and accommodation!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

With 35 acres of considered landscaping, stunning gardens, a converted flint wall chapel, a brand new barn and Old Malt House there are so many photo opportunities, but we love the wild apple garden orchard!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Now that would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Arancini, tiny Italian stuffed rice balls, coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried - it's rude not to!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Picky food, like fish and chips in cones - after all, we are on the Kent coast

What is your venue's most unique feature?

A Grade II listed Chapel resides at the heart of the Estate. It has been converted into a three-bedroom 'home' with a honey suite for the couple on their wedding night. It has its private terrace, accessed through the ensuite bathroom.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Since May 2021, when we purchased the previously residential property, the majority of the works on site are either nearing completion or well underway: - The stunning Chapel House, with three ensuite bedrooms, a dressing room, a roof terrace and a luxuriously appointed ground floor, has been renovated and styled with your every need in mind. - The purpose-built new gazebo in The Wild Orchard and the now converted Old Malt Granary enable you to envisage styling your wedding day, outside or inside, for up to 150 people. - The No9 Restaurant and The Courtyard have been completely remodelled to enable you to start planning your engagement party or wedding anniversary. - The Hideaway Lodges, which sleep up to 18 guests, are well under construction. - We recently hosted a wedding in the purpose-built banqueting Thorne Barn and were blown away by how amazing it looked and all the lovely compliments that came from the guests. So our proudest moment is going from a mud bath to a beautiful Wedding, Experience and Stay Destination Venue. We can't wait to show you.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
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