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Our Cricket


Your dreamed event will become real at our venue!

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Our Cricket


Your dreamed event will become real at our venue!

YOUR EVENT'S DESTINATION

The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, set in the heart of Canterbury, is one of Kent's leading conference and events venues.

Kent County Cricket Club since 1847 and witnessed some of the sports greatest playing in its tranquil and unique surroundings. The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence offers businesses, groups and individuals a wealth of opportunities to entertain, celebrate, educate or host in a range of conference rooms, lounges and boxes.

In 1847 The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence made history and became home to one of England's best known cricket clubs - Kent County Cricket Club. The ground is also one of the regions foremost conference and events venues with a fantastic selection of suites available for hire for all kinds of corporate and private occasions. 

Our aim is to deliver a truly unique venue experience, tailored to your requirements and we have the experience, facilities and team to achieve this.

ENGAGE YOUR AUDIENCE

ENGAGE YOUR AUDIENCE

ENJOY LIFE

ENJOY LIFE

SHARE THE MOMENT

SHARE THE MOMENT

The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence has a capacity of 15,000 and since it's foundation in 1847, four One Day International matches have been played there increasing its profile as a cricket venue.

An unusual facet of this ground is the prominent lime tree situated on the pitch. The ground was built around the tree and as such, special local rules were introduced; shots blocked by the tree were counted as a four. To this day only four cricketers have cleared the tree to score a six.

The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence underwent a £9 million redevelopment to create best in class facilities. The conference and events facilities were modernised while the pavilion and other stands upgraded. 

Not only do we cater for your event but we also plan a number of our own.


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Our Catering


Every event achieves that satisfactory feeling of success through our team and catering offering.

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Our Catering


Every event achieves that satisfactory feeling of success through our team and catering offering.

We are passionate about the dishes we create. We use fresh and local ingredients to create bespoke menus for our clients, utilising innovative cooking techniques to stay ahead of trends. 

All retail, hospitality and event catering at The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence is provided by Centerplate; a leading hospitality provider who caters for 100 million guests every year in sports venues, arenas, museums and visitor attractions.

Centerplate drives innovation and is a market leader within the hospitality industry. We specialise in delivering world class events at premier venues with a focus on the guest experience.