A Brand New Luxury Outdoor Destination Wedding Venue in Kent
Say “I Do” at Chapel House Estate – a miraculously well-kept quiet luxury outdoor, naturally pretty wedding venue with a large modern barn created with love-filled celebrations in mind, just waiting for you to discover!
Kent Wedding Awards 23/24
We are honoured to be recognised as a Finalist in The Kent Wedding Awards 2023/2024.
Thanks to the dedication and passion of our incredible team and the cherished relationships we’ve built with our remarkable guests, It’s a beautiful affirmation of the moments we create together at Chapel House Estate.
Here’s to many more celebrations and shared memories.
Chapel House Estate, Minster, Kent, offers you an exquisite, charming outdoor wedding venue with everything on one Estate for one of the most important moments of your lives.
With lovely romantic gardens, a wild apple orchard for your outdoor civil ceremony, plus an indoor rustic barn perfect for wet weather contingencies, Chapel House Estate emphasises elegance and rustic charm, showcasing the best of Kent. This makes us a must-see wedding venue
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Chapel House Estate is a built-from-the-ground-up wedding venue that opened at the end of July 2022. Sympathetically built around a 1290 Grade 11 listed five-bedroom luxurious Chapel with views over the gardens, filled with the sound of birds and the smell of aromatic herbs.
The wedding venue offers a full-service in that we include caterers and we offer the venue for 24 hours, as there is not only accommodation for you but also your guests. With a scenic stunning Arts and Crafts secret garden, a wild Apple Orchard and a rustic converted old Kent barn, The Old Malt Granary you can choose to get married outside or inside, and with so much outdoor space you can arrive by helicopter and incorporate outdoor experiences such as clay-pigeon shooting, archery or falconry to ensure your nuptials are even more memorable for your guests.
Then hold a large wedding, seating up to 150 in the purpose-built Thorne Barn The modern barn also enables you to have an out-and-out large party in the evening or book an intimate wedding in the Walled Courtyard
What they say
Chapel House Estate is an absolute dream venue for couples as well as wedding photographers. From its breathtaking beauty to the exceptional team, this place has it all. I recently had the privilege of photographing a wedding here, and I must say, it surpassed all my expectations.
Ginnie R, Feb 23 Trip Advisor We stayed at Chapel House for Valentines night. The cabins were modern and spacious and had everything we
David Y. Dec 22 Trip Advisor Well appointed lodge in a beautiful setting. Beautifully appointed lodge finished to a very high standard. Close to
Chapel House Estate History
With a team of dedicated professionals we are here to listen, assist and to tailor your wedding to make it exceptional. Chapel House Estate gives you options to build the day around you, and then you and your guests can stay overnight and enjoy breakfast the following day with additional friends and family in the No 9 Restaurant.
At Chapel House Estate, we have created a wedding venue from a previous cauliflower farm, converting rustic old buildings, building new and lovingly restoring the ancient Chapel, which now contains a honeymoon suite. Over 700 years old, within the beautifully converted Chapel there are five bedrooms where you can choose to stay overnight with your nearest and dearest
With excellent rail and road links to London and a helicopter pad if you want to fly in or out and we are only a mile from the coast. With the ability to host your wedding, your reception and sleep your guests on site, we are not just saying it, but you need to visit Chapel House Estate, as it is very special, designed with you and your guests in mind and truly it gets under your wedding planning skin.
At A Glance
Sleeps up to 34 adults and includes breakfast in the No 9 Restaurant and the Walled Courtyard bar
Bedrooms, sleeps up to ten in Chapel House at the heart of the Estate
Electric charging points
Wild Apple Orchard during the British Summer
We understand that the desire for outdoor weddings has never been stronger, so at Chapel House Estate, we elevate your wedding by enabling you to marry in the charming and naturally pretty Wild Apple Orchard during the British Summer, followed by your confetti throw and post ceremony drinks in the secret garden.
Why Kent is the perfect place for a barn wedding
Why are barn weddings in Kent so popular?
Here are just a few reasons why a barn wedding in Kent is the perfect choice for your big day:
- You’ll be spoilt for choice regarding venue options. From modern, converted barns to working farmsteads, there’s no shortage of beautiful barn venues in Kent. No matter what barn style you envision for your wedding, you’re sure to find the perfect place to say “I do” in Kent.
- Kent is easily accessible from London. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for your big day, Kent is the perfect choice. But despite its countryside feel and famous coastline, Kent is convenient to get to from London. Just a quick train ride from the city, Kent is the perfect place to host a barn wedding if you have guests coming in from out of town. And with so many beautiful venue options to choose from, you’re sure to find a barn that’s just the right size for your guest list.
- You’ll find everything you need for your wedding in Kent. From florists to photographers, caterers to cake makers, And if you book with Chapel House, you unlock The little Greenbook of Suppliers. Thanks to the region’s booming wedding industry, many professionals are experienced in helping you plan your perfect barn wedding.
- Kent’s countryside is absolutely beautiful. From the stunning rolling hills to the picturesque villages, the Kent countryside is truly something special. And with so many beautiful outdoor spaces to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to host your ceremony or take wedding photos.
- You can make your barn wedding as unique as you want.
Outdoor versus indoor wedding ceremonies
At Chapel House Estate also understand that not everyone wants an outdoor wedding venue and that there needs to be an indoor contingency, so we offer the rustic Old Malt Granary for your indoor ceremonies; for more intimate weddings we offer The Walled Courtyard or Chapel House for tiny wedding ceremonies.
What makes Chapel House Estate special?
Chapel House Estate is the perfect Kent wedding venue with flawless wedding photograph backdrops.
With a choice of two exclusive-use venues available onsite, we can provide you with the perfect location for your dream wedding day. We understand that you only want to share your wedding with those you love, so each venue location is exclusively yours for the duration of your day or you can choose to make the whole secret estate yours for 24 hours.
Why book a brand new wedding venue without many couples reviews?
At Chapel House Estate, we fully understand the level of trust our couples put in us on their wedding day, so we strive to improve the venue daily to ensure we are the best wedding barn venue in Kent. We have employed the best local staff and worked with Wedding Industry and Catering Consultants to create the best modern barn wedding venue in Kent. Occasionally this means you might find some diggers on site, but this is because we understand making wedding day magic happen takes time, commitment, hard work, and it can’t be clean and perfect without getting our hands muddy first!
Chapel House Estate has undergone a £6m+ refurbishment to convert it from a private estate into a beautiful wedding venue of your dreams. With a converted chapel for the night of your wedding that includes a stunning honeymoon suite with a terrace overlooking the picturesque gardens, Wild Apple Orchard, out to the wild meadow and east paddock this is a special wedding venue. Plus there is a team of handpicked onsite wedding coordinators to answer your questions and support you on your big day.
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Five reasons to fall in love with Chapel House Estate a brand new outdoor wedding venue in Minster, Kent
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What happens after booking Chapel House Estate?
We offer a personal service to help you host a relaxing celebration that both you and your guests enjoy. After booking the Estate, we give you access to a planning tool, Sonas Weddings and Events and a password to your Little Green Book of suppliers – suppliers who help to weave the magic into your special day.
We also love working closely with your handpicked suppliers to ensure every detail is attended to.
Trust is at the heart of everything we do as a family-run business. What does that mean?
To our community, this means we employ local staff and buy from local suppliers. To our couples, this means they become clients for life, as we believe in going above and beyond for their wedding. At Chapel House Estate, the team take time to understand our couples’ journey, not just on their wedding day but for every key milestone they want to celebrate; this might include a baby shower, wedding anniversary or birthday party. To achieve all of this, we hire only the best local staff. Our hand-picked team have many years of great customer care and life experience so that, over time, they become a trusted ambassador for whatever the couples’ needs might be.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, at Chapel House we have excellent in-house caterers that offer carefully considered menus who love creating bespoke menus especially for you.
Our Chef specialises in locally caught seasonal fish.
Throughout the day we offer
Canapes for your drinks receiption.
A traditional three-course wedding breakfast, that includes modern sharing boards and a trio of desserts. As an alternative you can book a buffet, classic BBQ or Hog roast.
For the evening you can include ‘picky food’, a party BBQ or Hog roast and everyone’s favorite Pizzas in a box!
For religious and cultural reasons at Chapel House Estate we welcome external chefs to cook for your wedding or celebration. There are however terms and conditions associated with bringing in external caterers and there is a fee per person as your caterer will need to use our kitchen, gas, electric etc plus we employ one of our chefs to be on hand during your wedding service for support and guidance when using our equipment. Please note there is a fee per person that covers the cost of use of the kitchen, electricity, gas, water etc and a chef on site to support your catering team when using our equipment etc.
We are also happy for you to book food trucks for your evening, this may include an ice cream van, pizza truck, taco truck, taco truck, chip van, noodle van etc. However, there is a small fixed fee.
Please ask for further information.
Yes, we are a pet friendly venue and have pet bowls and pet beds for dogs just in case you forget to pack them! We charge a small fee to cover their overnight accommodation.
Yes, Chapel House Estate is child friendly. However, we ask that children are supervised throughout the event.
Yes, we do have a helicopter pad! We are only 35 minutes from Battersea but also have secured special rates from Manston Airport. Just ask for more details.
The grounds at Chapel House are gorgeous and photogenic. On the 35-acre estate there are manicured secret Arts & Crafts style gardens which includes a wild apple orchard and paddocks.
There are two areas on site that are exclusive use. The Walled Courtyard and Thorne Barn.
The Walled Courtyard is perfect for smaller more intimate weddings and Thorne Barn is ideal for larger parties.
If you want both areas on the day, you can take full exclusivity.
Yes, our team is experienced, knowledgeable and supportive. The team currently includes two wedding coordinators, a Bar Manager and an Estate Manager, plus waiting staff along, a chef and their crew.
Yes, there are lots of local churches are nearby, that include:
- St Mildred, Acol All Saints Church – Birchington.
- Canterbury Catherdral.
- All Saints Church.
- St Laurence-In-Thanet Church, Ramsgate.
- St Christopher, Ramsgate.
- St Mary, Ramsgate.
- St Mark, Ramsgate.
- Holy Trinity, Broadstairs.
- St Mary the Virgin, Church St, Minster On Sea.
- St. Clement’s Church Sandwich.St Peter
- St Nicholas Parish Church at Ash
Yes, we would always recommend you take out wedding insurance.
Wedding insurance is an insurance policy that can for example, cover you if you have to cancel or postpone your big day. For example, as a result of death or illness of a close member your family (did you know we also offer wakes)
Wedding insurance can also cover you if a supplier goes out of business, there’s damage to your wedding attire or there is a public liability claim on the day itself.
This link enables you to compare prices and policies
We are a ‘one’ day wedding venue in that the first partner arrives at the venue for 8 am to get ready in the Beauty & Treatment Lodge, however there is a cosy cottage on the edge of the Estate where you can stay, dates permitting, the night before. See our finer details page for more information.
Your guests then check in for 12 to the Lodges. After the celebration party everyone staying on site sleeps in their accommodation and then goes for breakfast in the No 9 Restaurant with check out at 12, midday. So in effect you and your guests hire the venue for 24 hours. We therefore do not offer the Estate for more than 24 hours.