Hever Castle

(120 reviews) 120 5
Hever Edenbridge Kent TN8 7NG
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About Hever Castle

Hever, Edenbridge
Kent, TN8 7NG

Located in Kent, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and has preserved the grandeur of its history to make it a most majestic wedding location.

With three stunning venues on this country Estate, be it the stately grandeur of the castle itself, the country house atmosphere of The Astor Wing, or the stunning lakeside location of The Guthrie Pavilion, Hever Castle offers a dream- come- true location for your special day. Intimate gatherings, exuberant parties, outdoor weddings, all catered for.

The Astor Wing:

The Astor Wing is a private wing of Hever Castle, created in Tudor style by William Waldorf Astor in 1903. Offering peace, tranquillity and seclusion, The Astor Wing offers an exclusive use venue in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England. The oak panelled Tudor Suite Sitting Room, overlooking the Castle and formal lawns, provides the perfect ambience for an intimate ceremony for up to 60 guests. Reception drinks are taken in The Music Room, or, weather permitting, on the Tudor Suite Terrace overlooking the croquet lawn and moat. The Tudor Suite Dining Room, shrouded with oak panelling and boasting a magnificent fire place, can accommodate up to 60 guests for a wedding breakfast. The Moat Restaurant can be transformed into spacious venue for music and dancing for up to 120 guests.

Hever Castle

During the winter months, The Castle Inner Hall and Castle Dining Room are available to hire for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The splendour of the charming Castle at Hever boasts ornate panelling and carved columns in Italian walnut. There’s an impressive minstrel’s gallery, a fine collection of antique furniture, original paintings and a splendid working fireplace for a roaring log fire.

The Italian Garden

Summer months see the Award Winning Italian Garden come to life as weddings take place under the beautiful arched columns of the Italian Loggia overlooking the 38 acre lake. This magical lakeside location, accommodating from 100 – 180 guests can also be extended to your drinks reception where guests can take in the views from the stone piazza complete with our very own inspired Trevi fountain. A short walk away is the Guthrie Pavilion. Extensively refurbished in Palladian style, the vaulted ceilings and full length arched windows make for a light and airy atmosphere keeping the romantic backdrop of the lake and gardens. With a license until 1.00am, the Guthrie Pavilion is also suitable for evening receptions and discos or live bands to round off your special day.

Five star wedding accommodation is available to book as part of your wedding. 

The Winter Garden Lawn is also available for a marquee wedding. 

• Take advantage of five star luxury accommodation to enhance your special day • Award winning caterers, eclectic menus • Complimentary menu tasting for all confirmed bookings • Stunning wedding photography opportunities • Lake side ceremonies, Castle ceremonies, intimate ceremonies

Facilities at Hever Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Hever Castle Reviews (120)

Magical Wedding In the Most Magical Venue
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By Zoe and Barry Potter, on 11 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2018

We were blessed with beautiful weather, but everything about our wedding at Hever from the attention when we arrived, to the help throughout the day, the amazing Loggia with its fantastic setting and views to the glorious banquet in the Boleyn Dining Room were beyond our wildest dreams. The suppliers particularly Kenny Hickey Photography who has to be the best wedding photographer in the UK and Karen Woolven flowers and Spencer Wood that provided some extra magic for the day and Dante's tunes on the lute just made the day and memories even better. Team Hever under Kate's supervision are sheer perfection

Laura & Ben
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By Laura & Ben Coplen, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Jul 2018

An amazing venue. Great staff that made everything flow effortlessly on the day. Truly the best day.

Everything we had dreamed it would be....
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By Mr & Mrs Montes, on 13 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2017

We had the most amazing experience working with the Hever team. They were very professional and did everything they could to help us achieve our amazing wedding day. The venue itself is beautiful and one we hope to visit on our anniversaries, The accommodation at the Astor Wing and Medley Court worked perfectly well for our family and friends. Beautiful rooms. We would recommend Hever Castle and the team to anyone wanting a magical day! :-)

Kate , Sales Manager at Hever Castle responded to this review on 13/12/2017 11:24:49

Dear Mr & Mrs Montes, Thank you for taking the time to review your wedding at Hever Castle. I'm delighted you had such a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you here for your anniversary celebrations! Kind regards from all the Hever team

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By The Clarks, on 01 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2017

From our first correspondence with Hever staff and our first meetings with the charming, highly professional and delightful Sarah and Ria, we were continuously impressed by the level of attention to every aspect of our wedding. We had tears of joy, huge smiles and so much laughter from our guests on our wedding day; they all fell in love with the stunning venue, their rooms, the food.......simply everything. Here is a virtual standing ovation to the whole team for helping to make our day simply fabulous!

Wedding perfection at Hever Castle - magical!
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By Sue Maynard, on 28 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2017

Hever is an absolutely stunning venue to celebrate your love and marriage - an amazing experience. It also gives you a future ‘go to’ place for anniversaries and other happy days. We did look at a few hotels but even the 5 star ones didn’t match up to the Hever Castle offer. The Italian Gardens was the perfect venue with a combination of beautiful gardens, stunning building and view over the lake. The ceremony and reception was something that will be treasured for the rest of our lives. Just magical. The Hever team led by Stephanie was superb in every way. We really could not fault anything - the preparation from January through to the June day itself. Having got engaged on New Years eve, we decided that we would not have a long engagement but get married within the year. Every detail through to delivery was just as we wanted and all the suppliers worked well with the Hever team to execute our special day to perfection. We wouldn’t change a thing. In the gorgeously decorated Pavilion, the wedding breakfast was a joyous occasion. Including evening guests we had 120 people comfortably enjoying themselves inside and outside in the summer day and evening. The food was utterly delicious and the service and presentation by Paul and his staff perfect. If you do get married at Hever Castle we recommend the food/wine tasting menu session. Ria helped us select the menu of our choice and made changes as we needed. We have had so many positive comments from our guests including “Perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left"; “The most perfect wedding ever”; "What a fabulous wedding. What a beautiful setting”, “The whole event certainly had the wow factor”.

A magical wedding!
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By Emily Watson, on 30 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Jun 2017

Our "Italian Gardens" wedding was everything we could have hoped for. It was the only venue that we looked at where we both just said "wow" on our first visit! It gave us the option to have a beautiful garden wedding, with an equally beautiful reception room, and a lot of space in a grand setting but with the feeling of total privacy. Harriet and Ria organised our wedding and from get go we knew we were in good hands, every detail was organised perfectly and the suppliers were faultless. The staff on the day were attentive, organised and I am happy to say it went off without a hitch! Genuinely high praise for Hever and the staff. Thank you. Emily & Rob x

Kate , Sales Manager at Hever Castle responded to this review on 13/12/2017 11:26:32

Dear Emily and Rob, Thank you for such a lovely review. What a lovely day you had and I'm so pleased you enjoyed every minute of it. Your kind words will be shared with the whole team here. Please come and see us again soon

Fairytale wedding
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By Lisa manning, on 22 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2017

Me and my partner of 5 years got married on the 4.6.2017. The day was sunny with a breeze and Made beautiful by the staff at Hever and the recommended suppliers. Everything went perfectly it was the most beautiful day.

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By Emma and Matthew, on 14 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 14 May 2017

We had fallen in love with Hever on a previous visit and instantly knew that this was the place where we would say forever. Stunning vista, amazingly romantic and quite simply perfect. Their organisation and attention to detail was fantastic from start to finish (most especially on the day) - we didn't have to think about a thing. It truly was the best day of our lives. We would highly recommend hever. Our morning ceremony under the loggia by the lake was everything we wished for and the stroll following the ceremony through the castle grounds is something dreams are made of. Thank you everyone at Hever!

Kate , Sales Manager at Hever Castle responded to this review on 13/12/2017 11:27:48

Dear Emma and Matthew, What a truly wonderful review, thank you so much for your kind words. Wishing you every happiness in married life. The Hever Team

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By Alexandra, on 05 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2017

We can’t recommend Hever highly enough. The staff were excellent, so friendly and super-efficient. They made the planning process so stress free it was fantastic. The venue itself is so beautiful, although the grounds are open during the day, you have the Astor Wing entirely to yourselves and it has beautifully manicured lawns, seating area and games to yourselves and more importantly feels completely private. You can go into the grounds while it is open but once it is closed you have it to yourselves for your photos, and there are so many beautiful places around the grounds to have photos…you are spoilt for choice. The day ran like clockwork, we even had a vegetarian we didn’t know about and they managed to whip up an amazing three course meal without anyone ever knowing there was an issue. The castle is lit up for the evening reception as well and looks spectacular. They manage to transform the Moat Restaurant into a fantastic evening reception space, which works so well. Overall we had an amazing day to remember, what we always hoped it would be. Thank you to all the Hever staff for making that happen.

Sam & Davinia's Wedding
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By Sam & Davinia Pearl, on 09 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2016

Hever is the magical and beautiful location we chose for our wedding. However it wouldn't have been perfect with out the fantastic help from Hever's wedding planner and staff! From the moment we arrived on the Friday until we left on Sunday the staff were fab! We asked Hever to do lots things which were "different" and they were more than happy to help! The food, drinks, service and magical location make Hever the perfect wedding venue, one which you can return and have many happy anniversaries!! We cant wait!! Thank you Hever!!

Wonderful Day, Wonderful Wedding
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By David and Nicola Best, on 01 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2016

We chose Hever and the Italian Gardens setting with the Loggia and the Lake, but you get so much more. We felt so honoured to be able to have our wedding reception at such an iconic venue. Harriet and her team were fantastic in all the preparation which included detailed meetings, tasting sessions and organising our time at Hever with military precision so that we could enjoy our time at Hever the most. Paul and his team in the Guthrie Pavilion on the day were superb. Their service was absolutely first class- professional, courteous, helpful, incredibly efficient and friendly. They helped to make our day go as smoothly as possible and I could not recommend them more highly. The Anne Boleyn wing and especially the Bridal suite was perfect, and we would have loved to have spent more time if we weren't enjoying ourselves at the wedding. From my new wife Nicola and myself, I wish to say a huge thank you to everyone at Hever in particular to Harriet and Paul.

Wedding of my dreams
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By Rebecca Shahmoradian, on 22 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 03 Jul 2016

Since I was a little girl I always said I wanted to get married at Hever Castle and on July 3rd this year my dreams became a reality. The whole process of planning our wedding with Hever was a wonderful experience, from our first show around to the wonderful menu tasting. The wedding day itself was perfect, the staff made sure it all went off beautifully and I never had to worry or panic that anything would go wrong as any concerns were always addressed. The venue is just beautiful and the wonderful rooms in the Astor wing were pure luxury. Getting ready in the honeymoon suite overlooking the beautiful lawns was an experience in itself and one I will never forget. A special thanks to the wonderful man in charge on the day (sorry I forget his name) he was there until late and up early next day for the breakfast. Don't hesitate to book your wedding here.

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