Canterbury Cathedral Lodge offers hotel accommodation and venue hire for conferences and weddings to local and international private and business customers in Kent. Their old website looked tired and out of date, did little to showcase the beautiful venue and was not attracting many wedding enquiries.
They were looking for a new website that reflected the ‘wow’ factor of their one-of-a-kind venue and grounds, would help them grow the wedding side of their business and would help contribute to the number of direct accommodation bookings.
How we helped
We designed a clean, modern, elegant bespoke website, www.canterburycathedrallodge.org, that showcases the unique and beautiful venue of Canterbury Cathedral Lodge through high quality images and galleries. Visitors can easily navigate through the menus, and clear calls to action throughout the website direct visitors towards making a booking or enquiring.
To promote the wedding side of the business, we designed a series of pages that feature an extensive gallery of stunning wedding photos, along with testimonials, wedding package details and easily accessible enquiry forms. The new wedding section has significantly increased the number of wedding enquiries Canterbury Cathedral Lodge have received.
The new website is responsive for mobiles, tablets and desktops, which is crucially important as 50% of their traffic comes from mobiles. It’s integrated with an easy to use WordPress Content Management System, so the team can login to add a news article, update their image galleries or change text whenever they need to.
What they said
“Our new website is crisp, clear, modern and easy to navigate. Results have been excellent – in the eight months since launch, it has significantly increased the number of wedding enquiries (which was one of our main goals) increased the number of private banqueting enquiries, helped contribute to direct accommodation bookings and received some great general feedback.
WordPress is also so easy to use – all you need is a little basic computer knowledge and within 10 minutes you can login and make day to day changes.
6-2 design were very helpful to work with. They were friendly, professional, knowledgeable and shared our vision. They took the time to get to know us, understood what we wanted and came up with a custom design that was just right for us. I would be happy to recommend them to others.”
Sandra Heyworth, Sales and Marketing Manager, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge