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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!

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 life. 

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—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 in the purpose-built Thorne Barn, which can seat up to 150. 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.

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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.


What they say

Chapel House is AMAZING! I’ve been meaning to leave a review for ages and am finally getting round to it. My husband and I were lucky enough to get married in this exceptional venue. We hosted a dinner at the No.9 restaurant the night before our wedding, and our guests were able to use the lodges to stay the night. We also used the accommodation available in Chapel House too. For our wedding day, we were fortunate to be able to use the various different areas of the estate to create a fantastic experience for our friends and family. The team made the organisation simple and easy. Georgia and Jade were extremely helpful and we were so thankful for their suggestions. The rest of the team were excellent too, ensuring everyone was well looked after! We are keen to celebrate something here again and I could not recommend Chapel House Estate more - it’s a must-see!

Mr & Mr

Very nice place. Beautiful location. Nice professional staff who were great. My son and his wife had a party at Chapel House and they chose well. It was ideal.


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.

James Richard James Richard Photography

Ginnie R, Feb 23 Trip Advisor We stayed at Chapel House for Valentines night. The cabins were modern and spacious and had everything we

Happy Valentines

David Y. Dec 22 Trip Advisor Well appointed lodge in a beautiful setting. Beautifully appointed lodge finished to a very high standard. Close to

We Will be back

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. ext

Jess Derrick

As a wedding photographer and videographer team we've shot at A LOT of venues across the country (and world) so when we say that Chapel House Estate is one of our favourite venues that's really saying something! 10/10 we love shooting here and we can't wait to be back!

This Modern Revelry

We had our wedding here in the court yard this last Sunday and all I can say is wow - they exceeded our expectations and more . From the beautiful venue so well kept , to the staff who went above and beyond so attentive and provided a service more than we could have asked for , so organised and professional , now the food wow the chefs are amazing all of the food from the canapés to the main meal were exceptional. Every single one of our guests said the best wedding and venue they have ever attended. They even accommodated our requests for a tattoo artist, our dog to attend nothing was too much. Thank you so much Chapel House for making our day so special xx

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Chapel House Estate History

With a team of dedicated professionals, we are here to listen, assist and 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, we are only a mile from the coast if you want to fly in or out. With the ability to host your wedding and reception and sleep your guests on-site, we are not just saying it, but you must visit Chapel House Estate. It is very special, designed with you and your guests in mind, and truly gets under your wedding planning skin.

At A Glance

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Licensed Outdoor Ceremony in the Wild Apple Orchard (registrar fees will apply)
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Licensed Indoor Ceremony in the Old Malt Granary (registrar fees will apply)
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Banqueting in the purpose-built modern new barn
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Additional evening guests
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Luxury Honeymoon Suite with a private terrace overlooking the Arts & Craft style garden for a wedding over 80 guests
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Sleeps up to 34 adults and includes breakfast in the No 9 Restaurant and the Walled Courtyard bar

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Bedrooms, sleeps up to ten in Chapel House at the heart of the Estate

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Bedrooms, sleeps up to six in the charming Chapel Cottage on the edge of the Chapel House Estate
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Hideaway Lodges that sleep up to 18 (plus children)
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Bars (in-house) with a comprehensive drinks selection
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Plus car parking spaces, a tree-lined drive and intercom entrance
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Electric charging points

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Helicopter pad
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Greenhouse for intimate wedding photos

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

When it comes to finding the perfect spot to say “I do,” couples have many options. But for those looking to add a countryside vibe to their nuptials, a barn wedding in Kent is hard to beat. Situated in southeast England, Kent is nicknamed “The Garden of England” thanks to its lush countryside and picturesque villages. And with so many stunning barn venues to choose from, it’s easy to see why this region is becoming such a popular choice for couples planning on tying the knot.

Outdoor versus indoor wedding ceremonies

At Chapel House Estate, we 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 your day, or you can choose to make the whole secret estate yours for 24 hours.

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The team at Chapel House Estate

The friendly Thanet hospitality team at Chapel House Estate are so proud to work at such a beautiful and secret venue – even the local people living in Minster village didn’t know about the Estate. Consequently, we can’t wait to share this very special place with you and assist you with planning your wedding.

Invite your pets to Chapel House Estate

At Chapel House Estate, we understand you won’t want to leave your pets and fur babies at home. We also understand that you might want to consider cute ways to include them in your wedding. So why not invite your dog, rabbit, owl, cat or horse? We would love to meet your ring bearers and watch them walk or fly down the aisle, outside or inside. Why not read our latest blog?

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 weave 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

Wedding Insurance

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. 

Make Something Special With Us

Golden Hour Open Evening

Thursday 22nd August, 4pm – 8pm.

Get ready for our incredible open evening!

Come and enjoy the beauty of our venue as the sun goes down. Roam around the grounds during the magical golden hour and see our estate lit up at night!

You’ll have the chance to explore the grounds, chat with our team, and also mingle with our fantastic lineup of suppliers.