The Castle Westenhanger is a charming historic wedding venue located in Lympne, Kent. This property has it all; a medieval castle dating back to the 16th century with a stately Georgian facade nestled in 14 acres of grounds. To-be-weds planning intimate affairs or large parties will find a suitable setting at this versatile venue, which enjoys a rich history and was once King Henry VIII’s preferred party palace.
Facilities and Capacity
The Castle Westenhanger is licensed for both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies. You can exchange vows outside on the manicured lawns in a thatched, oak-framed gazebo. Or say ‘I do’ inside the manor house, with its Georgian facade adding a stately ambiance to proceedings. The wooden beams and inglenook fire go hand in hand with lavish, wintertime celebrations. Wedding breakfasts for up to 300 guests are held inside the marquee. This airy, bright space features a voile-draped ceiling, chandelier lighting, and full-length windows. Later, loved ones can dance the night away at a reception suitable for a maximum of 300 people. The events team provides a dance floor and live entertainment equipment.
The Castle Westenhanger enjoys one of the largest dressing rooms in Kent, which will be exclusively yours on the morning of your wedding day. Bright and light with large medieval windows to peek at your guests as they arrive, perfect for capturing those all-important photographs.
Weddings at The Castle Westenhanger are run by the exceptional event planning team at Glow Events. It’s their mission to make your wedding planning journey as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, and they’ll work with you to create the day of your dreams. You’ll be supported by a dedicated wedding coordinator who will be by your side throughout your planning journey, and you’ll also enjoy access to Glow’s exclusive online planning tool. As part of your wedding package, you will benefit from creating your dream wedding menu with a professional and experienced catering team. Glow’s chefs pride themselves on providing a first-class dining experience. They will collaborate with you to create a menu that will delight your guests, catering to all styles and culinary preferences.
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The Castle Westenhanger has weekend and weekday availability for 2022, including key Spring and Summer dates.
For a limited time only, The Castle Westenhanger is offering 2022 bookings complimentary canapés for your entire wedding party. This offer is valid for couples who booked their wedding in 2022 on or after 25th October 2021. T&Cs apply.
The Castle Westenhanger is proud to offer up to £1,500 in wedding extras for Blue Light Card holders. It's our way of saying "thank you" to those working in the NHS, police, fire service, ambulance, HM Coastguard, RNLI and anyone in the Armed Forces.
New bookings only, T&Cs apply.
Stone Street CT21 4HX Lympne (Kent)