Corporate Events

For meetings, conferences and events, Howfield is a unique venue.  With easy access by car, ample parking, a historic building in a charming location, modern facilities and a personalised approach to every event which puts the customer in control.

Howfield is set within five acres of formal and informal grounds: we hope that the semi-rural setting, within a ten minute drive of the centre of Canterbury will allow delegates the space to relax and then to concentrate on the business of the day.  Plenty of parking at the hotel and easy access to the motorway network, avoiding town centre traffic should ensure a stress-free start to any event, as will a warm welcome from the team herel. There are fifteen comfortable bedrooms for those that wish to stay overnight.

The ethos at the hotel is to offer guest a warm and welcoming experience and to support local business and the wider community in Canterbury and East Kent, while ensuring that our impact on the environment is minimised through sustainable and ethical operations. To this end, we have made a commitment to local produce and source many of the ingredients for the restaurant locally.  Tea and Coffee is ethically traded in line with Canterbury's Fair Trace City status. We an environmental action plan, and a Green Delegate Scheme to reward positive environmental choices.

In the past we supported the Pilgrims Hospice Charity in Canterbury, and Cruse an organisation who support  people who have been bereaved amongst other charities.

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Meeting Rooms

Howfield has a number of rooms which can be set up in a variety of styles.  The largest function room has its own bar and toilets, and  can be used for larger meetings, seating up to 80 theatre-style.  For smaller meetings, syndicate rooms, private dining and board meetings, the historic wing of the house has a suite of interconnecting rooms, which can all be arranged to suit you.  There are extensive grounds and intimate formal gardens at Howfield, and these can be brought into your event, whether serving refreshments outside,organising a team-building event or even using the outdoors for a meeting space, depending on the weather of course.

Howfield is easily accessible from the motorway network, avoiding town centre traffic in Canterbury, and has ample free parking on site. 


Meetings & Events Prices


Privately owned and operated,  Howfield takes an individual approach to each customer whether planning a business meeting or the perfect wedding.  Not having to fit a pre-determined mould set by a far-away head office, we can offer flexibility in accommodation, menus and event planning. We do have a guideline Day Delegate and 24-hour Delegate rate, to help you to budget for meetings, or items can be individually selected and priced.

Green Delegates

Positive environmental choices by delegates are rewarded at Howfield with vouchers or local produce to take home and sample.

Equipment and Services

You are welcome to bring your own equipment or to hire from Howfield the following:

  • Data Projector
  • Screen
  • Overhead Projector
  • Admin services (photocopying, fax)

Howfield has Wireless Broadand Access (Wi-Fi) which you are welcome to use free of charge.