The Hotels interesting history dates back to 1830 when it was originally built as a private house on the site of the Barley Farm of St Augustine. It became a hotel in 1927 and has since expanded to it's present size, comprising 53 guest rooms, 'The Fountain Restaurant' which seats up to 70 people and the Cathedral Suite which is perfect for large wedding parties seating up to 120 guests.
The Cathedral Suite offers views and direct access to beautifully landscaped gardens. This is an idyllic setting for photographs and provides ample space to set up marquees which have proved to be very popular for summer weddings.
The Abbots Barton, in it's tranquil setting of 2 acres of beautiful gardens, has excellent parking facilities and is just 10 minutes walk from Canterbury City Centre.
Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life and the arrangements we can make here at the BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel will ensure the success of this memorable day.
We are licensed to hold civil weddings and civil partnerships, allowing you the opportunity to host your whole day under one roof. We also offer fully inclusive wedding packages, which are fully customizable.
All of our menus have been thoughtfully created by our Executive Chef, but are also flexible and can be tailor made to meet your own individual requirements.
The Cathedral Suite can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people for a sit down wedding breakfast, however with gardens plenty big enough to hold a large Marquee, catering for up to 300 people is not a problem.
We appreciate that organising a wedding can be a daunting task. We have an experienced wedding coordinator at the hotel who will be able to assist you with every aspect of planning your big day. So whether you choose a traditional celebration or something more contemporary, we will be with you every step of the way to advise and guide where necessary, to ensure that your day is truly special.