SE England Wedding Venue of the Year for Chapel House in Kent

Published by Claire Gould on

We were thrilled to learn that Chapel House Estate has been named Wedding Venue of the Year by the prestigious Beautiful South Tourism Awards. Chapel House Estate joined English Wedding in March 2023 and was only established in July 2022. They’ve had incredible success with all the hard work they put in to making this a dream wedding venue, and we’re over the moon to share their good news! Chapel House Estate won the gold award for Wedding Venue of the Year and was commended for being an ‘essential and exquisite destination wedding venue’.

Chapel House Estate was up against industry leading wedding venues across the South East of England, but was thrilled to walk away with the esteemed award, marking another momentous milestone in the venue’s already successful journey.

This award comes just months after Chapel House Estate was awarded Hospitality and Events Start Up of the Year at the South East finals of the StartUp Awards 2023.

Chapel House by Nick Williams Photography

Photo credit: Nick Williams Photography, Devon

Speaking on their win, Caitlin Jarman-Hume, Estate Manager, said:

“Securing the prestigious Best Wedding Venue award in the Beautiful South Awards ’23 for Kent marks a significant milestone for Chapel House Estate, a destination wedding venue launched in July ’22. This accolade stands as a remarkable achievement, notably triumphing over the varied wedding venues in the South East Counties of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent and the Isle of Wight.

“It firmly establishes Chapel House Estate, with its origins tracing back to a private Chapel constructed in 1290, as an essential and exquisite destination wedding venue. It’s not just a favourite for couples in Kent but also draws attention from neighbouring counties, now easily accessible via the recently opened High-speed Link direct from London.”

The Beautiful South Tourism Awards recognises outstanding achievements of tourism businesses and experiences from across the South East. The glittering ceremony was held at The Grand Brighton, where renowned radio and TV personality, Toby Anstis hosted and announced the esteemed winners.

Header image by Charlene Webb Photography.

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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