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Last update: March 2024

Begin your fairytale love story at Lympne Castle, a historic wedding venue located in Lympne, Kent. For more than 1000 years, royals and elegant guests alike have visited this exquisite setting for celebrations and parties. Nestled in the countryside, with coastal views and stunning grounds spanning 139 acres, Lympne Castle blends modern luxuries with period décor, creating the ideal backdrop for your happily ever after.

Facilities and Capacity

Step inside the West Drawing Room of Lympne Castle's West Wing and travel back in time to the medieval and Edwardian eras. Architect Sir Robert Lorimer added this ornate space during the castle's renovation. With grand bow windows, a stunning stone fireplace, and wood panelling, the warmth embraces you as you celebrate your love, mingle with guests, and dine like royalty. Invite 90 of your nearest and dearest for a ceremony overlooking the coast or up to 50 people for a cosy wedding breakfast. More extravagant affairs can take place in the Great Hall, which has space for up to 120 ceremony-goers and 90 dining guests. The gothic windows, wood-panelled walls, and high ceilings are reminiscent of a bygone era, creating the perfect atmosphere for a grand feast and a night of merriment. On those blissful British summer days, make use of the terrace and lawns for a picturesque outdoor vow exchange or a lavish cocktail hour looking out on the English Channel and ancient ruins. Your friends and family will not have far to go after the celebrations are over. Lympne Castle's self-catering stone cottages are simply splendid, with antique furniture and all the modern amenities you may need.

Services Offered

Begin your planning journey with Lympne Castle's dedicated wedding coordinator. Their superb service ensures your big day is executed flawlessly, curating an enchanting experience for you and your guests. Delight in the culinary expertise of the in-house catering team, which will design delectable dishes for a formal seated meal or a more casual buffet. Those travelling from further afield will appreciate the castle's superb transport connections to London and France. There are also further accommodation options in Hythe for parties with an extended guest list. Contact the fabulous team at Lympne Castle to learn more and get one step closer to wedded bliss.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Castle
Historic
Church
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Lympne Castle

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Katie Sent on 30/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Breath-taking wedding venue

I could not imagine anywhere else more perfect for a wedding. It was our first and only venue viewing, we fell so in love with it that we booked a date there and then. We loved that our ceremony, reception and accommodation (we used the cottages) were all within the grounds plus the added bonus of the new bridal preparation room. We also had the benefit of Christmas trees and log fires which made our winter wedding particularly festive in the castle setting. The building and views are stunning - our guests were in awe! Aimee, our coordinator was first class in communications, expertise and ensuring the preparations and day ran to schedule. Nothing was too much trouble for her, even helping the grooms party with their buttonholes, a kind and personal touch. The staff were fabulous too and made us all smile with their lovely comments about our celebrations. The brilliant chefs offer an impressive menu, catering for all dietary choices and it is both delicious and beautifully presented. Lympne Castle had everything we could have wished for and more, it is a truly special venue, one of a kind.
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Clarissa Sent on 11/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Venue - Look no further

Lympne Castle is the most perfect wedding venue. Not only is it absolutely stunning, has roaring fires, beautiful grounds and views but you get the whole venue exclusive which for us was a big bonus!

From the moment we booked it as a venue we were assigned a wedding coordinator - ours was Aimee and she was fantastic! Anything we needed she was super quick to reply and so helpful. We visited the castle lots and went to one of their dinner nights (which I highly recommend.) Our wedding day couldn't have been as smooth as it was if it wasn't for Aimee and her staff they made everything so easy for us and she even held my umbrella and helped me across to the church in the morning.

Everything that the staff do is perfect - the food is superb and the whole venue flows nicely for guests. If you are thinking of getting married here look no further or even for a party - it's a fantastic venue and you won't be disappointed.
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Laura Sent on 07/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing venue with fantastic staff

well what can I say!! an amazing venue with fantastic staff. From beginning to end we were given so much personal service from everyone at the castle but Aimee was amazing!!! from small little touches around the castle to making me and my now husband feel calm before the big moment...Aimee must have had a Mary Poppins bag as she had everything we needed on hand from sewing kits to mints, scissors and glue and we couldn't have asked for a better day. Thank you for making our day so special ...even to the last touch of a hug goodbye this morning .
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Rosy Sent on 06/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding day was perfect

To Sue,
Thank you so much for coordinating & running our wedding so smoothly. It was a great day & we really enjoyed it, the setting and the positive vibes. You did an amazing job from start to finish & we really appreciate your hard work. It has been fantastic working with you from start to finish - we could not have had anyone better than you. Our wedding day was perfect. We don't think it could have gone any better, even though it was drizzly and cloudy it did not effect us. All of our guests have said what a lovely wedding it was, so well put together & they loved the food. Lympne castle will always be special to us.
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Christine Sent on 15/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Can not recommend highly enough.

We had our wedding ceremony and celebration at the castle this weekend.

We had the most amazing day in this beautiful location. Getting married in front of a stunning view out to the sea with the warmth of the sun shining though the tall windows. Bubbles on the terrace in the grounds of this impressive but intimate castle. High quality menu that catered for all requirements and a great wine offering.

Hosted by Sue and her team, who were incredibly professional and ensured every little detail was attended to without prompting.

Can not recommend highly enough.

Thank you so much Sue for all your help and ensuring our special day ran perfectly.

Christine & David
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Verity Sent on 24/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Faultless

The service we received from Lympne Castle was absolutely faultless. Not only is the venue beautiful, but the venue staff ensured that everything ran smoothly. Particular thanks must go to Aimee who made sure that our day was perfect. Plenty of our guests commented on how great the service was and we would fully recommend this venue to any future grooms or brides out there!
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Kishan Sent on 17/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

Hello Sue,

We are back in Trinidad now, after our wonderful trip to England, to attend Kishan & Lauren's wedding at Lympne Castle ... and what a wedding it was !!!

We have to thank you for doing such a fantastic job of organising everything, to perfection. Nothing can beat the beautiful setting of Lympne, but the excellent service from the Lympne staff, made all the difference. We have received rave reviews of the wedding, and though I am saying 'thank you', I really cannot take any of the credit.

Special thanks must go to the chef who went the extra mile to make the callaloo soup (which looked better than the one I make :-) and curried goat - everyone enjoyed !! The food was all delicious and the presentation is beyond words - luckily, I took photos to include in my album. Whoever made the rum punch did a great job - my sister Mala (the rum punch expert) gave it a 10/10.

We all have lovely memories of Kishan & Lauren's special day and we thank you and the Lympne team for doing such an outstanding job. It will be a hard act to follow when we do the celebration in Trinidad early next year.

All the best to you & everyone at Lympne Castle.
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Fiona Sent on 07/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Fiona and Dave Miller July 2018

After spending two weeks researching Kent wedding venues, we chanced upon Lympne Castle and rang Rod to find out a little more. We drove down to see the castle in the snow and fell in love with it straight away. We had our engagement shoot there in extreme wind and rain and our wedding took place on the hottest day of the century!

Having experienced the castle, in all extremes of weather, it remains a stunning, yet intimate and homely venue. You really do have the run of the Castle for the entire day, which is rare with other wedding venues these days, particularly castles. The staff were amazing at every stage. We hadn't left ourselves much time to plan our wedding, but never felt pressured to make decisions.

Apart from the stunning views, magnificent ceremony room and Great Hall for the reception, the terrace and lawn are a perfect backdrop for photos and all our guests could talk about was what an amazing place this was! The food was incredible, with more than 1 guest saying it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The day went seamlessly and we really didn't have to worry about anything other than enjoying our special day.

This is a real testament to Aimee's professionalism and attention to detail as everything happened on time, without us having to do anything. Lympne Castle got under our skin from the moment we first visited and holds a very special place in our hearts.

We would thoroughly recommend this venue and the team and we feel very lucky that we were able to have our wedding here.
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Emily Sent on 30/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

What a perfect day

Throughout all of our planning, Aimee and the Lympne Castle team have been amazing! Communication was always easy (which makes things so much less stressful!) and they were more than happy to try to accommodate any requests we had and allowed us to come and view the castle on several occasions to aid with planning. On the day, Aimee was so helpful with the set up, making sure everything was in place as requested and organised all of the final details. This really set my mind at ease and allowed us to truly enjoy our wedding day. She also made sure we had a room in the castle to escape to to have a quiet moment with each other, something that was very much needed at certain points during the day. Throughout the day, Aimee made us feel so at ease and everything was done seamlessly. The castle itself is stunning inside and out. Overall, I cannot reccommend Lympne Castle enough. It really was a truly magical, perfect day!
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Rich Sent on 20/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Memorable & Perfect

Getting married in the Romney Marsh, of course we had to go for Lympne Castle for our Reception. The panoramic views from the well-kept courtyard, the Great Hall, the beautiful entrance through the gate and towards the stunning castle itself, I could go on forever about how much of a perfect setting this is for a wedding.
But not only that, Aimee (our organiser at the Castle) was superb. Super-responsive over email, well organised and expertly navigated us through our special day and all the preparation before hand – including the morning before the big day. All that whilst managing countless weddings at the same time!
Can’t thank you enough Aimee. Thank you for making the day so memorable and perfect in every way.
Rich & Sarah.
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Jayne Sent on 09/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Lympne Castle

We were so impressed with the help from Sue and all staff involved. Truly made our day perfect and for all our family and friends. Everything was attending to from the service, beautiful food, drinks, flowers, chair covers, music and much more. We loved our day and to create our wedding within 3 weeks just shows how professional you all are.

Many many thanks
Jayne & Dave
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Katie Sent on 20/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wow...what a wedding

Wow... what a wedding. We had the most amazing wedding day thanks to Sue, Rod and all the other fabulous staff here who made our day an absolute pleasure. Every girls dream come true. Thank you so much for such a wonderful day. Perfect weather for such a stunning venue with spectacular views !!
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David Sent on 02/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

More than expected!

Well, where do we start?

David and Antonio - 26th May 2017

We have found Lympne Castle and the people working there to be very professional, helpful and caring towards us on our Big Day.

Nothing was too much trouble - we wanted to change the sit down meal to a fork buffet, which they did. The food looked amazing on the day and it was delicious.

Yes, the venue was beautiful, but it was the other little touches that counted and made it a true day to remember.

We have countless guests who actually told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. A lot of them said that this was partly due to the attentiveness of the staff.

All in all we wholeheartedly recommend Lympne Castle. They helped make our day truly magical and we are forever grateful for this.

Sincerely
David and Toni
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Mark Sent on 11/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing

Dear Sue

The very last remaining member of my family has just departed home and have had so many pictures and photos and much feedback on my son's wedding. It has been so momentous for us all. It has been made especially more so, with your guidance and advice throughout the weekend that my family and I spent at Lympne Castle.

The atmosphere was charming. The food was amazing. Your attentiveness to detail was noticed and much appreciated. And most of all, your staff must be commended for all their patient and helpful manners towards our guests.

Thank you all.

With kindest regards

Alice
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Linda Sent on 16/09/2016
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To all at Lympne Castle! We would like to say a huge thank you for all your help leading up to and on our wedding day. You have a great team working with you. Pleas pass on our thanks to all involve. We will treasure the memory of the day at the beautiful castle. The 'Cornish' crowd thoroughly enjoyed themselves and having their chats with you.
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