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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Hever Castle is an historic wedding venue located in Edenbridge in England's picturesque Kent countryside. It was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and today invites couples to share in its grandeur on their special day. This breathtaking estate welcomes gatherings of all sizes and is licensed for civil ceremonies so you can spend all of your milestone moments in its stately surroundings.

Facilities and Capacity

There are two locations where you can host your wedding celebrations at Hever Castle, either the Astor Wing which offers the opportunity to incorporate the Castle, or in the Italian Garden, incorporating the lakeside Loggia and the Guthrie Pavilion.

The Astor Wing is a private wing of the Castle, dating back to 1903, designed in Tudor style to complement the venue's history. This exclusive-use setting offers an oak-panelled ceremony room that overlooks the Castle and formal lawns, there's an ornate dining room with fine paintings and private lawns for drinks receptions. It's ideal for intimate ceremonies from 20 to 60 guests. The Castle Inner Hall and Castle Dining Room can be incorporated into your Astor Wing celebration. There are a options to incorporate an evening reception into an Astor Wing wedding, either in a tipi or stretch tent on the lawns or in The Moat Restaurant.

An Italian Garden wedding offers couples the opportunity to host a wedding in the stunning Italian Garden, surrounded by a multitude of scented roses, mediterranean plantings and Italian sculpture. Get married under the arched columns of the Italian Loggia, which overlooks the 38-acre lake, enjoy a wedding breakfast and evening reception in the palladian-inspired Guthrie Pavilion. Guest numbers up to 180, licenced until 1am.

Services Offered

At Hever Castle, couples will be guided throughout the planning process by the experienced team. This includes award-winning caterers who have created eclectic and memorable menus. Before deciding on your wedding breakfast, you're invited to attend a complimentary menu tasting.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
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Reviews for Hever Castle

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Alice F. Sent on 13/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding at Hever Castle

We’ve had a brilliant 15 months preparing our wedding with excellent support from Sophie, Faye and the team. We wish we could re live it all! We’d highly recommend Hever to any other couple. Alice x
Angela
Angela A. Sent on 01/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect day…

We had our wedding at the Astor Wing of Hever Castle booked for two years, everything was in place, then eight days before our big day the government changed the rules due to COVID and everything had to be rearranged. Megan and Faye from Hever Castle were amazing. We were fortunate to be able to hold our wedding in the Italian Gardens, and wow we really did get lucky. It was absolutely beautiful.
Our wedding breakfast was delicious, all of our guest loved the food, and drinks. Compliments to the chef and his team. The waiting staff were amazing, we felt like royalty.
The evening reception was amazing and dancing outside due to COVID restrictions was wonderful.
I cannot thank the team at Hever Castle enough for everything they did to make our day the most perfect day we could have ever dreamed of.
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Kaitlyn Sent on 30/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

From planning to perfection!

It is not an easy task to plan a wedding from thousands of miles away and during a pandemic. That being said, if there was ever a place that could do it, it is Hever Castle.

While the grounds and castle may tempt you to book already, the incredible kindness and care of Kate and her staff made our wedding at Hever a truly magical, once in a lifetime experience for us.

For two years, we worked through all the details with Kate, who never once seemed perturbed by our questions and took the time to care for every small detail - even if it was a year plus before our wedding would actually take place.

Throughout the whole process, Hever was incredibly transparent and helped us figure out all the details to bring together an experience that was even better than we envisioned.

When it came to the wedding day, Hever’s incredible staff treated our guests like family and took care to cater to their every need, all while being pleasant as can be.

On top of the fantastic service and attentiveness, the food was as delicious as any Michelin Star restaurant. They even got our picky family members to try new foods.

We cannot thank Kate, Faye, and all the incredible staff at Hever for making our dream a reality. Hever will always be our home away from home and we hope to make it back as much as we possibly can!
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Sophie Sent on 22/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Hever delivered my fairy tale wedding

Just been married at Hever! I want to thank all my lovely vendors for capturing the day and delivering beautiful music, cake, and flowers: @stephaniechapmanphotographer
Haysden String Quartet (we had the trio) @purpleflour @theflowersmiths and Mike, our DJ
I also want to thank the lovely staff at Hever! Emily and Faye you both were a pleasure to work with and I can't thank you enough for keeping things on track and helping me plan a perfect day! I'm so glad I took your suggestions, you are experts at what works best! Seriously brides, LISTEN to the masters and you will get what you dream of.
Paul thank you for keeping us on track with timing the day of and for ensuring all guests were happy with their food and had everything they needed! Andy thank you for keeping guests satiated with drinks!
Steve! Your energy was so calming as you walked us ladies through the grounds to where we needed to go. Thank you for holding my flowers! Your information about the cygnets and passion for the castle captivated me.
Seriously, no wonder Hever won so many awards this year! You all have weddings down to a science without it feeling stiff or rushed. Also, no wonder these vendors are on the best venue's list! (Picking from this list and communicating with Emily and Faye were the biggest keys in planning a successful marriage in another country). All in all they are a dream to work with and they deliver the stuff of fantasy!
Finally, my husband and I were officially married in the States and held a "Renewal of vows" ceremony at Hever. It looked, felt and ran just like a wedding and we avoided the requirements and costs of the Kent registrar.
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Mandy Sent on 02/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We can't stop smiling.......

This was absolutely the perfect wedding day anyone could wish for. The venue is outstanding, the staff are fabulous and the whole process was seamless. The entire wedding team were wonderful from the moment the wedding plans began.....Our entire wedding party have said it's the best wedding they've ever been to; Kevin and I agree!!! Thank you for making it the most special day of our lives.
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Mark Sent on 22/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way!

We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that was done from Friday to Sunday, it was perfect in every way.

You guys could not have done any more than you did and please pass on a huge thank you the staff on the day.

Everyone one of our guests has commented and said it’s the best wedding they have ever attended and the venue was unbelievable.
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Tammy Sent on 22/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The wedding went perfectly !

The wedding went perfectly and it was largely down to the helpfulness of your staff and the team. Please can you extend our gratitude to the whole team for all their hard work and help. I realise now that I may have overcomplicated all of the arrangements by over organising every part of the children's activities and the like, so your team coped with my pedantic organisation really well!

Everything went so well.We cant believe how lucky we were with the weather too!
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Rob Sent on 14/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The day we had was absolutely perfect!

The day we had was absolutely perfect, I think we managed to bag one of the best weekends in September for weather! The grounds and venue looked amazing and we're can't wait to get our photo's back very soon.
Paul was brilliant! He made life very easy and it was great to have someone there as a go to for everything. All the staff in fact we're very polite and accommodating. The food and drink was perfect, it was exactly what we wanted - we had a lot of guests commenting on how good the wedding breakfast and pizza was!
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Paul Sent on 14/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had an awesome time at Hever!

We had an awesome time at Hever, the whole event from the moment Charan and I arrived on the 21st to the 23rd when we left was perfect. There were so many ‘wow’ moments from us and our guests it was just how we planned it.
Special thanks to you for your support through the planning process, to Paul for his Master of Ceremonies duties and to Steve for his front of house duties, you made us and all of our guests feel very special.
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Dominic Sent on 14/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A huge thanks!

A huge thanks to the whole team at Hever Castle for making our wedding day so special (and stress free!). As you know, we only booked the wedding at the end of May, so were initially a little worried that we had not allowed enough time. But the first class planning and services at Hever made our worries redundant.

We are over the moon with how the day went, the service of the team on the day was excellent. Many of our guests commented on how they were served the food and drinks and the general calm atmosphere. Not forgetting the quality of the food and drinks also!

Both of us enjoyed every aspect of the day and wouldn't hesitate recommending the venue and facilities to others. We are already thinking about staying with you for our 1 year anniversary :)
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Zoe Sent on 11/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding In the Most Magical Venue

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
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Laura Sent on 17/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Laura & Ben

An amazing venue. Great staff that made everything flow effortlessly on the day. Truly the best day.
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Anonymous Sent on 13/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we had dreamed it would be....

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! :-)
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The Sent on 01/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous!

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!
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Emily Sent on 30/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A magical wedding!

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
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