Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion

(53 reviews) 53 5
Port Lympne Hotel Lympne Nr Ashford Kent CT21 4PD
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About Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion

Port Lympne Hotel, Lympne, Nr Ashford
Kent, CT21 4PD

Voted Kent’s ‘something different’ Wedding Venue of the Year 2016 & 2017, the four star Port Lympne Hotel, set at the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, offers couples a wonderful venue in a unique setting. Fully licensed for civil partnerships and renewal of vows, the Grade 2 listed mansion and landscaped gardens provide the perfect backdrop for the most special day, with glorious panoramic views across Kent’s largest wild animal park to the coast beyond.

Say ‘I do’

Couples can say ‘I do’ in a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor locations within the grounds.  During the summer, rings can be exchanged on the romantic, Italian inspired outdoor terraces.  Alternatively, in the winter months, ceremonies can be conducted in one of the breathtakingly decorated ground floor rooms.  The stunning venue can cater for civil weddings for an intimate ceremony of just 2 or up to 200 guests comfortably, all with the charming backdrop of the Reserve.


Our chefs understand the importance of great food, preparation and presentation.  It’s our philosophy that the food should be of restaurant quality, despite catering for large parties.  New menus are put together annually including a choice of two starters, mains and desserts.  Couples can also arrange their own menu and chefs are happy to discuss menu options and arrange tastings.  From formal wedding breakfasts to buffets, hog roasts and barbecues – the team are delighted to offer advice and arrange the perfect food for their special day.

The Aspinall kitchen and prep areas are also available for dry hire so that couples can bring in their preferred caterers.


The Aspinall Suite, adjoining the Mansion offers the ideal venue for eating, drinking and dancing after the ceremony, no matter what the weather holds in store and for an unforgettable special touch, couples and their wedding guests can enjoy a VIP safari to The African and Asian experience.  A variety of animal experiences can also be arranged, from meeting the tigers to feeding giraffes or black rhinos.

Picture Perfect

The beautiful landscaped gardens provide a stunning backdrop for memorable photographs with fountains cascading into ornamental ponds, colourful borders planted with vivid blooms, dramatic walkways and of course, the magnificent Trojan Steps – decorated with mystical Egyptian friezes.  As dusk falls, twinkling and subtle lighting illuminates the Mansion and gardens, creating a magical atmosphere.


The award winning boutique hotel, has eight lavishly decorated bedrooms and couples and their guests have the option of staying overnight in one of the beautifully decorated bedrooms, with a cooked breakfast the following morning, or alternatively, can choose to spend their first night in any of the other unique accommodations at the Reserve.

For more information, to book a viewing and to meet our lovely team please contact us on 01303 234111 or email weddings@aspinallfoundation.org

• Kent Wedding awards 2016 & 2017: Winner of Wedding Venue of the Year- Something Different • Kent Wedding Awards 2015: Winners of 'Wedding Venue of the Year' 2015 • Licensed for both inside and outside ceremonies • Set in the heart of Port Lympne Wild Animal Reserve • VIP Safari's to take your guests around the South American, African & Asian experience on your wedding day • Shortlisted as UK Historic Wedding Venue of the Year 2017

Facilities at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion Location

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion, Port Lympne Hotel, Lympne, Nr Ashford, Kent, CT21 4PD

Port Lympne Hotel Lympne Nr Ashford Kent CT21 4PD
01303 234111
53 5

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion Reviews (53)

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By Sam and Matt, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Oct 2017

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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By Carol and Dominic, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2017

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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By Angela and Ian, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2017

'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 - - 15th September 2017 - Kind regards Angela

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By Cleo and Naz, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017

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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By Chloe and Matt, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2017

We had our wedding here in august and it was a lovely day. A big thank you to all the staff that were there for the day you helped the day day go smoothly.

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By Sarah and Wayne, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

I can't find the words to say thank you enough to Bronwyn for helping our wedding on Saturday go as perfectly as it did. The venue is breathtaking, staff all so lovely and efficient and I am still in shock about just how perfect the day was. Thank you all so much xx

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By Wendy and Simon, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2017

Morning Kayleigh, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and support, we had an amazing day. Port Lympne is a beautiful place to get married and will always be a special place for us! Thank you again to you and all the staff who made our day so special we couldn’t have wished for anything more, even the weather was on our side ?? Kind Regards, Wendy and Simon Smith

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By Mr and Mrs Pettit, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2017

Bronwyn, We genuinely don't know where to start. We had the most amazing wedding day on Sunday and can't thank you enough for everything you have done to make it run so smoothly. There wasn't a single hitch (that we noticed) from start to finish and we are so grateful to you for all of your time and hard work into making our day so perfect. We have heard nothing but wonderful comments from all of our guests who attended on Sunday, with many saying it was the best wedding they've ever been to. We hope you've managed to get some rest this week! Thank you so much again. Mr & Mrs Pettit xx

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By Hayley and Bryan, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2017

Hi Bronwyn We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team who all did an absolutely fantastic job yesterday, we could not fault a single thing. You truely were all amazing and we couldn't have wished for more. All our guests commented on how smoothly it all ran and the food got great reviews by all. The venue was beautiful and exactly as we had hoped, better in fact ?? Thank you so so much for making our day so special. Hayley and Bryan xx

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By Paul and Rachel, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2017

Thanks for all the help with our wedding, we really did have an amazing day, every one we have spoken to loved it. Would really love to do it all again lol. Port Lympne is definitely one of our favourite places and no doubt we'll be returning for anniversaries and at other times.

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By Sue, on 05 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 28 May 2017

Attended a wedding here yesterday - what a beautiful venue.

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By Gi Mbuthia Ndongwe, on 05 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 20 May 2017

Thank You! Recently planned a wedding at Port Lympne at the beginning of May. The couple wanted a beautiful and stress free day and that's exactly what they got. The venue was spectacular and ticked all the boxes you would need for your wedding. Bronwyn the events co-coordinator went over and beyond to accommodate the bride and groom and their guests throughout the planning stages and on the day. Extremely attentive and made the entire process so much more enjoyable. The bride and groom loved their hotel room which was great for when they wanted sometime to themselves, as well as how easy it was book rooms for their guests.They were also wowed by the attention to detail Bronwyn and her team put into their wedding breakfast. The food and service received was amazing. Bronwyn and her staff were great at keeping the Safari a surprise from all the guests and this was such a unique and unexpected touch in the evening that everyone was excited about and still talking about. Working with Bronwyn has been such a pleasure and her and her team have made the entire process easy and enjoyable and I look forward to returning and using your services again. I would highly recommend Port Lympne for any event.

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