Chapel House Estate, House & Barns

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£3,993 - £13,976 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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.
Chapel House Estate, House & Barns Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,993
Maximum Price
£13,976
The Estate boasts two areas from where you can marry. The intimate Courtyard at Chapel House Estate starts at £3993 venue hire. This goregous area offers a formal sit-down breakfast for up to 50, or a more relaxed setting upto 70. This is a private and intimate area for celebrating more intimately, available Monday to Wednesday. The second location is the Thorne Barn which starts at £7618 venue hire. With dining for up to 150 guests, modern facilities such as air conditioning, a private cocktail lounge, this is the perfect barn area with an outdoor terrace that includes an open fire. Our hire prices vary between seasons and day of the week, so please request a brochure to find out more about our luxury venue.
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

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£89
Maximum Price
£190
- Food and drink prices are based on which menu you choose and the number of guests. - The Menu includes canapes, wedding breakfast and evening food. - Minimum numbers of 80 guests are required on Fridays & Saturdays.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£255
Maximum Price
£355
Minimum Number of Guests
80
At Chapel House Estate we have created a venue where you tell us what you want, not us telling you what you have to have. We therefore offer you the opportunity to hold an intimate wedding in the Walled Courtyard for up to 50 day guests or you can hold a large wedding in the Thorne Barn for 80 plus guests. The quote above is based on a Saturday in August 2024 for 80-day guests and 120 for the evening with Pizzas and includes accommodation for the couple:
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£9,380
Maximum Price
£21,500
Number of Guests Included
80
The price of £21,500 is a Saturday in August 2024 for 80-day guests and 120 evening guests which include canapes, reception drinks, wine, toast drinks, and hand-stretched, homemade pizzas for your evening guests. This also includes Venue Hire, Car parking for guests overnight, accommodation for your nearest and dearest (five bedrooms) one of which is a honeymoon suite.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
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Chapel House Estate, House & Barns Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
17
Sleeps No. of People
34
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

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

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Pet Friendly
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Ballroom
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

Other
Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Chapel House Estate, House & Barns 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. We are located next to the ancient capital of Thanet, the village of Minster, just north east of Canterbury.

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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2022
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(74)
Risa & Jack
Happy couple married in November
December 2023
Pukka with every interaction!
Whammy!!!!! If there was a secret way to click a sixth star...we would!!!! From the first visit and being shown round to the morning after our wedding the below rings true Super accomodating, fantastic communication, Ah-mazing location, a venue loved by every guest, all the Chapel House Team were pukka with every interaction! Did we have a perfect day, that exceeded every expectation....Yup!!! It and we, always felt so at ease and yet magical! Think you catch the drift Simply top drawer!
Rob & Jess
Happy couple married in November
December 2023
What a venue!
We got married at Chapel House Estate in November and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Everyone was so incredibly kind and helpful and went the extra mile to ensure everything ran smoothly. All of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was and for our family to be able to stay on site with an incredible breakfast the following morning was really special. The food was so good and we went back on our month anniversary in December to the restaurant to celebrate - this will probably become a much loved tradition. Thank you to Georgia, Jade and the team for giving us the most perfect day! Jess & Rob
Response from the venue
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that your wedding day at Chapel House Estate was perfect. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service, and we're delighted that they went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. It's fantastic that your guests loved the venue, and we're glad your family enjoyed staying on-site with a delicious breakfast the next morning. We're also delighted that you enjoyed the food so much that you came back to celebrate! love
Venue responded
Tajera and Emmanuel
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Chapel House is the Best
Chapel House Estate is amazing, overall amazing team and a lush venue. I was not disappointed; it just so happened I had the storm on my wedding day, however the team constantly reassured me the day would be amazing which it absolutely was. I cannot express how amazing the day was my guests cannot stop speaking about how amazing the venue and staff were.
Response from the venue
Thank you for your lovely review! We're thrilled that you chose Chapel House for your special day, it was truly an unforgettable experience and proved that no kind of weather can ruined anything! Our favourite part was our head chef, Kieran, assisting with umbrella holding for your gorgeous bridemaids! Your appreciation means the world to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for your one-year anniversary at No.9 Restaurant! xx
Venue responded
Jessica & Crispin
Happy couple married in October
December 2023
A venue that has it all...
The reason we chose Chapel House was because of how accommodating it was, we were looking for a venue that had everything, no need to change venue half way through the day, and be able to over accommodation to our nearest was the bonus we were looking for. If you're looking for a venue that has it all... this is it!! We couldn't have been happier with the service or how our day went. It was truly perfect. Thank you Jade, Georgia and all the team for making our planning and day run so smoothly!
Luke wybrow (eyebrowphotography)
Wedding: October
December 2023
One of the best venues I've shot at!
I shot a wedding here back in October and it was just perfect. The venue, the staff everything about this venue is spot on! I can't wait to work here again in the future!!
Response from the venue
Thank you for your kind words Luke, we can't wait to see you again soon! x
Venue responded
Catherine Sutton-foster
Wedding: October
December 2023
Stunning venue, staff very welcoming
Stunning venue, staff very welcoming would definitely come back! The food was delicious and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I'll definitely be back!”

Open house at Chapel House Estate 🩷

16th March 2024
💫 Open Weekend at Chapel House Estate 💫 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March The venue will be styled by A Touch of Kent! Pop us a message to book in for a bespoke tour! 🤍

Open house at Chapel House Estate 🩷

17th March 2024
💫 Open Weekend at Chapel House Estate 💫 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March The venue will be styled by A Touch of Kent! Pop us a message to book in for a bespoke tour! 🤍
Chapel House Estate, House & Barns Location & Contact Details

Address

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 80 car spaces, where you will be met by a member of the Estate Team.

Nearest Town

Canterbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2 A299

Nearest Train Station

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

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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Frequently Asked Questions
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at Chapel House Estate, House & Barns?

Having hosted over 100 events in 2023, its hard to choose just one! We are so proud and thrilled with every wedding at Chapel House Estate

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 Chapel House Estate, House & Barns in 5 adjectives

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

Where’s the best photo spot at Chapel House Estate, House & Barns?

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 Chapel House Estate, House & Barns?

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 Chapel House Estate, House & Barns most unique feature?

A Grade II listed Chapel resides at the heart of the Estate. It has been converted into a five-bedroom 'home' including a honeymoon 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?

With our doors opening in July 2022, every part of Chapel House Estate was thoroughly thought out to be a luxurious and charming, destination wedding venue, hidden away in the Kent countryside. - The stunning Chapel House, with five bedrooms including the honeymoon suite, 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, offer the perfect accomodation for guests wanting to stay on site. - Every wedding we have hosted, whether it be intimate or large, we are proud to offer a versatile destination wedding venue to suit all your wonderful needs! 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
Bridebook Special OfferA bottle of Champagne is given to each couple if they book on the day of their visit