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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

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2 to 160 Guests

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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is Kent’s largest wildlife park. Home to amazing animals and the county’s only safari experiences, the 600 acre country estate is also an award winning wedding venue, offering couples an incredible location filled with romance, adventure, luxury and glamour.

Port Lympne is excited to announce the launch of two new venues for 2022. Tucked away within Port Lympne mansion’s ancient whispering walled garden is our newly-appointed garden pergola, one of the most romantic settings to exchange your vows . For your reception, we offer our stunning new glass orangery and terrace, a creative salute to the theatrical entertainment style of the Gatsby era. With breathtaking panoramic views across Kent's largest wild animal park to the coast beyond, Port Lympne is the perfect backdrop for the most special day.

Situated within one of the most picturesque and unique areas of the County, couples can choose to say their vows and celebrate their special day at a variety of locations around the reserve, ranging from four star luxury at Port Lympne Hotel, and nature inspired, country style weddings at Bear Lodge.

Surrounded by some of the world’s most endangered animals, couples and their guests can enjoy a private safari after their ceremony to see free roaming wild animals or get up close and personal with their favourite animal with an exclusive animal encounter!

With a range of completely unique and effortlessly chic overnight accommodation available, couples can opt to spend their first night together, either star gazing at The Bubble, or curling up together in a shepherd’s hut, or even sleeping within a whisker of tigers or lions in a luxury lodge.

Our team will be on hand to help from the very beginning of a couple’s wedding journey and our variety of wedding packages available, including last minute and bespoke options, are designed to make the day run smoothly and suit a variety of budgets.

There’s also a wide variety of special touches available and with menu tastings included, it’s easy to see why Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a destination of choice for couples looking for a unique venue.

For more information, please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org/weddings or call the team on 01303 234111

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In the Country
Small Hotel
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
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Civil Ceremony Licence
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Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
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Wedding Coordinator

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Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
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    Rebecca T. Married on 04/12/2021
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    Perfect venue

    Dear Kylie and Team,

    I have waited four days to try to put into words how grateful myself and Ricky are for all of your help to make our day as special as it was.

    Kylie, from the moment you took over planning from Jess, nothing was too much of a bother. You were happy to answer my millions of questions and put my mind at ease. I can only imagine how much time was put in to ensure all of our needs and wants were met and for that we are so thankful. Even on the day you were calm and helped get us through the day at our own leisure. You are an absolute credit to Port Lympne and I hope your management know how lucky they are to have you.

    Stefan and Darren, what amazing people you are. You pieced together the garden room to absolute perfection, I couldn’t have visioned it anymore beautiful than it was. Your kind hearts made not just our day but all of our guests too. Anytime anything stressful arose you were there to make it all disappear. The food was impeccable, people are still talking to us about it now! Your bar staff and waitresses were all so kind and lovely to us and our guests making sure that we were all catered for. They all asked how my day was, if I needed anything, commented on how lovely my choice of things were which warmed my heart to the fullest.

    Some of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, which I can agree on as it was the perfect venue to say I do at.

    I write all of this with a tear in my eye, you were all so wonderful and I no words will sum up how grateful we both are to you all. I wish I could relive our day 100 times over with all of you involved.

    We will be back again and again, we are already planning our next visit to you. We will be back every anniversary as Port Lympne and you all hold a very special place in our hearts.

    Attached are some photo booth photos for you all to enjoy!

    We send so much love your way and wish you all the best Christmas!

    Mr and Mrs Taplin
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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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    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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