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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a countryside wedding destination located in Kent, England. This 600-acre estate is home to a wild-animal reserve, picturesque grounds, and private safaris. To-be-weds can host their dream day at a number of indoor and outdoor venues including Bear Lodge, Giraffe Cottage, the Treehouse Hotel, and Port Lympne Hotel. Each space is unique and versatile, offering rustic yet refined backdrops for making lifelong memories with friends and family.

Facilities and Capacity

Port Lympne Hotel and surrounding gardens provide couples with a choice of indoor and outdoor areas to say their vows. A snapshot of the estate’s highlights includes romantic Italian inspired terraces and the exotic Moroccan Courtyard decorated with handpicked antiques from the souks of Marrakesh. Indoor options include the muralled reception rooms or spacious Aspinall Suite. From intimate gatherings at Giraffe Lodge to large-scale soirées at the main hotel, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this scenic estate. Port Lympne Hotel boasts a traditional red-brick exterior and overlooks the manicured gardens, with scenic views from every angle. You can say ‘I do’ in front of this listed mansion’s facade, before enjoying a sumptuous evening of fine dining and dancing in the banquet hall. Bear Lodge is ideal for ceremonies in the great outdoors followed by a high-end wedding breakfast and glamping amidst nature. Here, spectacular sites of exotic animals such as lions and giraffes can be admired within the comfort of luxurious, premium accommodations. During your stay, you and your loved ones can experience a once-in-a-lifetime private safari tour around the majestic estate. There are numerous options when it comes to overnight stays, from the main hotel to Hog Deer Creek, Tiger Lodge, Rhino Lodge, and more. The interiors fuse classic, plush furnishings with rustic accents. Full-length, contemporary windows allow for stunning sites of the reserve’s cherished wildlife. With space for up to 300 guests, this is the perfect destination getaway for celebrating your precious wedding day. There is ample parking, wheelchair accessibility, and a helipad at this location.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is on hand to bring your wedding vision to life. An on-site coordinator will collaborate with you to ensure every detail is taken care of. They offer custom packages and quotes that are tailored to your specific needs. Couples seeking a boutique celebration will delight in this venue’s myriad event spaces. Catering is supplied by in-house chefs who devise custom menus centred on seasonal, local produce that is tailored to each couple’s tastes. Whether you desire a traditional wedding breakfast, a relaxed buffet, or an evening of formal dining, they will strive to reflect your wishes. You and your wedding party can avail of exclusive hairdressing services at this location.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Small Hotel
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

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

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Nick Married on 18/05/2019
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    Amazing

    Nick and I got married here on Saturday and well what can I say. INCREDIBLE! I want to say a huge thank you to all of the staff, the cleaners were so kind and informed me personally when the room was ready, the restaurant staff went above and beyond to make sure my dress was in a safe place, the rangers were on time to pick us up from bear lodge in the morning and for our giraffe encounter and were genuinely excited for us. I want to mention a special thank you to Jess our wedding organiser who’s calm personality is just what I needed!! She has been an absolute star from day one when we booked (which was about a year ago). She replies to all my questions, and believe me I do go on and on! The day was 10000% better than I expected, I thought I was going to be stressed the whole day but nope not at all! Not to mention how absolutely stunning the venue is! We are lucky it didnt rain but if it had done you have no worries, its stunning in every room. I honestly cannot recommend having your wedding here enough, they were so so accommodating and we will definitely be spending every anniversary here that is for sure! I want the day to happen 100 times over again! Thank you so so so much it really was the best day of our lives xxx
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    Liz Married on 09/09/2018
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    Wonderful

    Hi Jess,
    We had the most amazing day! Absolutely perfect. The weather was incredible and the hotel and grounds just shone! We were so so happy and couldn’t have dreamed it would go so well. Thank you to you and your whole team - amazing. After the first hour of sheer panic I was able to relax and enjoy the whole thing - from the ceremony onwards I had the best time and Maz did too!

    I hope everything was cleared up ok? My aunt and uncle and mum were left with instructions! We’ve arrived in Inverness after catching the sleeper! All went to plan.

    Thanks so much again - incredible
    All the best
    Liz and Maz xx
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    Hannah Married on 12/08/2018
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    Thank you

    Hi Jess,

    Ben and I just wanted to thank you and all of the staff at Port Lympne for helping us to have such a magical wedding day. We loved every minute of it and really did have the best day ever.

    We have many happy memories to take away from the day and all of our guests commented on the venues location, the efficiency of the staff and the good food that we enjoyed.

    We will definitely be back to stay at some point. Thank you again.

    Kind regards,

    Hannah and Ben
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    Dawn Married on 03/08/2018
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    Wonderful

    Bronwyn

    Thank you so much for all of your help to create an incredibly memorable day.

    We all had such an amazing time and we couldnt have asked for it to have been more perfect.

    We have had so many comments as to how beautiful the venue is and we couldn't agree more.

    All the best

    Dawn & Tom
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    Nick Married on 29/07/2018
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    Hi Jess,

    What can we say about our wedding! WOW! I think sums it up.

    We had a great time. Everything went very smoothly. We didn't have any worries or concerns. It flowed beautifully.

    Everyone thought the venue was stunning, the food was fabulous, the wine was excellent. The DJ hit the feel and tone we wanted right on the nose. He even played a tune at the very end that we had considered for a long time for our first dance and Sam wanted it to be played during the reception and no one had briefed him.

    The rooms were dressed just as Sam wanted them.

    The guest rooms. Fantastic. All the feedback we got was they were gobsmacking. We were stunned by the size, the furniture and the facilities in our room.

    The Safari was an added bonus we really enjoyed I know the weather wasn't ideal but we saw a couple of sights that we will remember forever. The giraffes running along beside the truck and the views.

    Jess many thanks for the work you and team put into our wedding. Please pass onto those who were involved our sincere thanks. You played a blinder that day.

    All in all WE HAD A FANTASTIC WEDDING and A GREAT TIME.

    Thanks

    Nick and Sam
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    Tor Married on 22/07/2018
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    Wonderful

    Hi Jess,

    No honeymoon as yet! Waiting until our daughter has bit more of a routine or we wouldn't enjoy a holiday anyway.

    We had an a amazing day thanks so much for all your hard work! So many people have told me weddings are very stressful and you don't get to enjoy it as so busy on the day however this definitely wasn't our experience. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; perfect setting and a perfect day!

    We look forward to our next visit to Port Lympne

    Take care
    Tor and Martin
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    Tim Married on 21/07/2018
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    Wonderful

    Hi Jess,

    Happy for you to use anything in your testimonies.

    Port Lympne provided the perfect venue for the perfect day. The venue itself is beautiful with a scenic view beyond comparison. Our wedding was suited on the iceberg terrace which provided an amazing entrance for my wife to be.

    All staff, including our wedding coordinator were on hand to deal with any minor issues we encountered. They were adaptable and incredibly accommodating.

    I have nothing constructive to provide, everything was ideal.

    Thank you for everything.

    Tim & Louise
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    Millie Married on 12/05/2018
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    Thank you

    Hi Jess.

    We wanted to just say a massive thank you to yourself and all the staff. You were amazing in every detail of the day, which helped it all run smoothly.
    Everyone has praised the food and service they received.

    We want to do it all again!!!

    Many thanks
    Millie Walker
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    Sarah Married on 29/04/2018
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    Dear Bronwyn and Team,

    We had a wonderful wedding and would like to express our sincere thanks to you and everyone for the preparation and day itself.

    Although the naughty rain tried to spoil things, our friends and family created such a smashing atmosphere, even the weather was not an issue. Your assistant and guidance made the whole experience a pleasure. We will certainly be back to visit again.
    The honeymoon was a welcome break after all the wedding fever and we are now settling into married life.

    Our warm thanks once again.

    Warm wishes,
    Sarah and Terry
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    Sarah Married on 27/04/2018
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    Hi Jess,

    We just wanted to say a massive Thank You to you and the team at Port Lympne for helping to make our wedding day so special!

    We really had a brilliant day, and you particularly, were excellent, both in the build up and on the day :-)

    So thank you!

    Sarah and Dean
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    Andy Married on 03/04/2018
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    Dear Bronwyn and the team at Port Lympne Hotel,

    We wanted to write to thank you for all your help towards our wedding on the 3rd April 2018. We had a fabulous day and are so grateful to everyone at Port Lympne Hotel.
    Bronwyn, thank you for all your time given to our day.

    Andy and Sarah x
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    Sam Married on 30/10/2017
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    Hi Kayleigh,

    Thank you so much, you were amazing, we couldn’t have pulled it off without you! I am so pleased we got you to help us out, and thank you for being so accommodating with everything. Everyone had an amazing time and matt and I couldn’t be happier!

    Of course we will add a review for you, it may just take a couple of days but don’t fret it will be on there!

    Thanks again, I really can’t express how grateful we are that you were there to help us.

    Speak soon :)

    Sam x
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    Carol Married on 17/09/2017
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    Thank you Kayleigh, we have had a brilliant time and all our guests have been well looked after by your team xx
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    Angela Married on 15/09/2017
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    'Our wedding day was perfect, thanks to the wonderful team at Port Lympne Mansion Hotel! All the staff were so helpful and friendly and our guests didn't stop commenting on how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was!
    The suppliers that were included in our wedding package were equally helpful and friendly and very professional. The DJ had the dance floor packed all night and the wedding stationery from Inkipinki was beautiful. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue for a wedding or any special occasion.'

    - Ian and Angela -
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    Kind regards
    Angela
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    Cleo Married on 02/09/2017
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    Thank you

    Bronwyn,

    The day was a complete whirlwind - we had just the most best day ever!

    The love, effort, support has just been so overwhelming.

    Thank you so much for all you've dome for us and all the things you did behind the scenes to help the day run smoothly.

    EVERYONE partied loads and loads. Including ourselves, We constantly keep getting told people want to do the same all over again and how it's the best wedding they've ever been to! Which is so amazing to here!

    We had a friend unofficially do videography for us on the day and it's phenomenal!!!!!

    We don't have the official pictures but what we have asked is for guests to upload pictures to here:

    Once again thank you immensely!!!!

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