Hever Castle is a 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 three event spaces where you can host your wedding festivities at Hever Castle. The Astor Wing, a private wing of the castle, dates back to 1903 but was designed in the Tudor style to complement the venue's roots. This exclusive-use setting offers an oak-panelled sitting room that overlooks the castle and formal lawns. It's ideal for intimate ceremonies with up to 60 attendees. Receptions held here can be held in the Music Room or on the terrace overlooking the moat. The Astor Wing also houses the Tudor Suite Dining Room, which welcomes wedding breakfasts with up to 60 attendees. During the winter months, the Castle Inner Hall and Castle Dining Room are available to hire for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With ornate panelling, antique furniture, and original paintings, it exudes historic charm.
Couples hoping to host an outdoor wedding are invited to explore the beauty of the award-winning Italian Garden. Celebrate under the arched columns of the Italian Loggia, which overlooks the 38-acre lake. This waterfront area can accommodate up to 180 guests, ideal for grander celebrations. The nearby Guthrie Pavilion is offered for late-night festivities and live entertainment, and the Winter Garden Lawn is also available for a marquee wedding.
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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Dream wedding at Hever Castle
Our perfect day…
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.
From planning to perfection!
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!
Hever delivered my fairy tale wedding
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.......
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 !
Everything went so well.We cant believe how lucky we were with the weather too!
We had an awesome time at Hever!
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
The day we had was absolutely perfect!
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!
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
Everything we had dreamed it would be....
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! :-)
Wedding perfection at Hever Castle - magical!
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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