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.
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.
64 Reviews for Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Recommended by 100% of couples
Nick · Married on 18/05/2019
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 xxxSent on 23/05/2019
Liz · Married on 09/09/2018
Hi Jess,Sent on 17/09/2018
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
Hannah · Married on 12/08/2018
Hi Jess,Sent on 17/09/2018
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.
Hannah and Ben