Chapel House Estate, House & Barns

£3,630 - £23,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Thorne Barn
Just £12900
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

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The Estate boasts two areas from where you can marry. The intimate Courtyard at Chapel House Estate starts at £3,630, With casual dining for up to 55. This is a private and intimate area for celebrating more intimately, available Monday to Thursday. The second location is the Thorne Barn which starts at £6425 venue hire. With dining for up to 150 guests, modern facilities such as air conditioning, a private cocktail lounge, this is a white box barn with an outdoor terrace that included 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
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- 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 which include hand stretched pizzas - 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

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Minimum Number of Guests
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 Throne 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

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Number of Guests Included
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
Chapel House Estate, House & Barns 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
Pet Friendly
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
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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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.
Jasmine & Nathan
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
First class venue
This venue is first class. All our guests said it was one of the best wedding venues that they have been to. Our day surpassed all of our expectations. The staff made sure the day was seamless. Food was great, service was amazing and the venue is stunning. Would highly recommend to anyone in a heartbeat. Special thank you to Jade and Georgia for ensuring the day was so special. X
Response from the venue
Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled that your wedding day surpassed your expectations and that your guests loved the venue. Our dedicated staff, especially Jade and Georgia, take pride in ensuring a seamless and special day. Your recommendation means the world to us!
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Oliver and Sarah
Happy couple married in August
September 2023
Beautiful, stylish and unforgettable!
We got married at Chapel House Estate in August 2023. From being shown around the venue by the owner a year earlier, we knew it would be perfect, and indeed, it was! The grounds are beautifully maintained. The Chapel House has been finished to an exquisite standard, and the other accommodation on site is great and was loved by our guests. The whole site was impeccably maintained and as clean as a whistle. There is ample parking. The Team went out of their way to accommodate us, with a bespoke menu and served individual alternatives for those with non standard dietary requirements (vegan, veggie and various intolerances!). The food was of an exceptional standard for over 100 guests and the service was both charming and faultless. It was apparent to us both that the entire team were committed to making our wedding day a resounding success! In short we were completely blown away by the venue when we first saw it and it overdelivered! What a superb venue! Special shouts out to Jade, Georgia and the chefs! You are now part of our story! Would we recommend it? YES, WE WOULD!
Response from the venue
Thank you for your outstanding review! We're thrilled that Chapel House Estate exceeded your expectations and played a special role on your wedding day. We take pride in our beautiful grounds, exquisite accommodations, and impeccable service. It's heartwarming to hear that our team, especially Jade, Georgia, and the chefs, made your day a resounding success. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we're honoured to be part of your story. Wishing you a lifetime of love x
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Rosie & Michael
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
The BEST day!!
We recently got married at Chapel House on Friday 18th August. As soon as we saw the venue we knew it was the one and at that time, it was still mid-built which just shows how much potential it had, even at that time. The venue is outstanding! The grounds are immaculate and the thought that has gone into every detail can be seen a mile off, in my opinion, there isn’t a venue round here that even comes close. There isn’t a room or certain space within the grounds that aren’t beautiful. The staff are fantastic from start to finish. Their communication is on point which I think is something you really need when planning a wedding. They were there as little or as much as we needed. We had Jade as our main support on the day and she was absolutely brilliant, I could not thank her enough for how she was throughout the whole day! We had hog roast for our wedding breakfast which was delicious and the breakfast the following day was just as tasty, and very much needed! We have had so much feedback from Our guests about how lovely the day was and the venue just made it, and we couldn’t agree more.
Response from the venue
Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled that you chose Chapel House for your special day and that you saw its potential even during its construction. Our staff, especially Jade, is dedicated to making your day perfect. It's also fantastic to hear your guests had such a lovely time, and we were honored to be a part of it! Thank you and see you in the No 9 Restaurant for your anniversary????
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Vanessa Newman
Wedding: July
August 2023
The best wedding ever
Was lucky enough to stay at Chapel house the whole weekend. What a beautiful, amazing place to celebrate my daughter & now son- in - law’s special day. Thank you to all the staff who couldn’t do enough for everyone & nothing was too much trouble.
Response from the venue
We're delighted you celebrated your daughter and son-in-law's special day at Chapel House! Thank you for your kind words. Our staff is dedicated to making your experience exceptional, and we're thrilled you felt well taken care of. Your appreciation means the world to us!
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Mr & Mrs Murphy
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Truly Amazing!!!
We were lucky enough to get married at this stunning venue at the end of July and what an amazing experience we had from start to finish!! Sam, Jade & Georgia made our planning so easy & straight forward..everything we wanted was catered for and anything that we may have forgotten about had already been considered! It’s truly impossible to put into words the beauty of the site and it’s surroundings - it really is the gift that keeps on giving & certainly a hidden gem! All the staff have a genuine passion and excitement for the service they provide. It’s so rare to find a venue that has so many happy staff who are actually ‘happy to help’ - literally no request is too much! The house decor & layout is amazing - a must see! The lodges were comfortable and well equipped - our guests could not thank us enough for the extra bonus of being able to stay on such beautiful grounds. Our day was one that we and our guests will never forget! We will certainly be returning to this venue to celebrate again - we already have ideas to make use of the No.9 Restaurant to mark our one year anniversary! Thank you all, Mr & Mrs Murphy x
Response from the venue
Congratulations on your wedding, Mr. & Mrs. Murphy. The pleasure was all ours! We're thrilled to hear about your amazing experience. We're honoured to be your hidden gem and delighted to have such a passionate and helpful staff with Sam, Jade, and Georgia dedicated to making your day perfect. 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!
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Chapel House Estate, House & Barns 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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Chapel House Estate, House & Barns Press & Awards

Industry Awards (3)

Best of Bridebook Gold Award 2023
Muddy Stilettos - Best Wedding Venue in Kent
Weddings & Honeymoons

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Having been open for less than one year, 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 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
Bridebook Special OfferA bottle of Champagne is given to each couple if they book on the day of their visit