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Hever Castle

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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 (127)

Hever delivered my fairy tale wedding
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By Sophie de Saint Georges, on 22 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Oct 2019

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.

We can't stop smiling.......
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By Mandy & Kevin, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Jun 2019

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.

Perfect in every way!
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By Mark and Claire, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

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.

The wedding went perfectly !
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By Tammy and Adrien, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

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!

We had an awesome time at Hever!
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By Paul and Charan, on 14 May 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Dec 2018

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.

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

The day we had was absolutely perfect!
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By Rob & Amelia, on 14 May 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

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!

A huge thanks!
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By Dominic and Laura, on 14 May 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2018

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 :)

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”.

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