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Last update: September 2023
The Castle Westenhanger is a spectacular fairytale location for your wedding.
A scheduled ancient monument with a Grade I listed Manor House, it enjoys a rich history and has been connected to many notable figures, including Henry VIII & Queen Elizabeth I.
The venue has excellent transport links and local accommodation options. It is located in the quaint village of Westenhanger between Ashford and Folkestone near the South Kent Coast, with Westenhanger train station a short walk away.
Suitable for Weddings of up to 300 Guests
Suitable for both intimate and large weddings, with capacity for up to 300 ceremony guests.
For 2023 weddings, packages start from £7,650 based on 80-day guests and up to 200 evening guests. Packages include exclusive venue hire, a dedicated wedding coordinator, reception drinks, your wedding meal, wine for the guests, an evening buffet, a professional DJ, access to our exclusive online wedding planning tool, and much more.
Choice of Wedding Ceremony Areas
You will have a choice of three stunning licensed ceremony areas. These include the thatched gazebo on the castle lawn, the banqueting hall in the castle, or the bright and spacious marquee.
Sumptuous Wedding Breakfast
Toast your nuptials in the private bar before feasting on an unforgettable wedding breakfast in the marquee, with its views of the castle ruins and manor house. Our in-house chefs pride themselves on providing a first-class dining experience, using only the freshest ingredients for your wedding breakfast. They will collaborate with you to create a menu that will delight your guests, catering to all styles and culinary preferences. Enjoy a three-course feast, hog roast, or BBQ across a range of cuisines.
You’ll love the endless photo opportunities that can be found at The Castle Westenhanger, including the ornate medieval dovecote lit up by candlelight and the ruins of Rosamond’s Tower.
Dedicated Wedding Coordinator
Weddings at The Castle Westenhanger are run by our exceptional event planning team at Glow Events. It’s our mission to make your wedding planning journey as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, and we'll work with you to create the day of your dreams - just see our endless 5-star reviews.
You’ll be supported by a dedicated wedding coordinator who will be by your side throughout your planning journey, and you’ll be granted access to our exclusive online wedding planning tool.
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Amazing fairytale castle
The team at Westenhanger Castle was incredibly accommodating, helping us with every aspect of our wedding, from selecting the ideal ceremony location to assisting with catering and decorating decisions. Their professionalism and dedication to making our day unforgettable were truly remarkable.
Our guests were also captivated by the beauty of the venue and the warmth of the staff. We received numerous compliments about the exceptional service and the incredible ambiance throughout the day.
In conclusion, Westenhanger Castle is not just a wedding venue; it's a fairytale setting where dreams come true. We couldn't have asked for a better place to start our journey together, and we are immensely grateful for the exceptional support we received from the staff. If you're looking for a wedding venue that combines history, beauty, and exceptional service, Westenhanger Castle is the perfect choice
Stunning venue and great experience from start to finish!
The venue itself is of course stunning and a real stand out feature is the space for both the bridal party and groomsmen to get ready for the big day! All the staff on the day made sure everything went smoothly and we were able to relax and enjoy the day!
Best day :)
Simply the best
Couldn’t ask for more!
Our special day
The food was fantastic, in house DJ was great. It all run smoothly you didn’t really see or know that the staff were around. So organised.
Wedding of our dreams
Perfect from start to finish
A Happy bride
A Happy Mother of the bride
The setting is just beautiful. The carvery was delicious (still talking about it now!) Sarah is just so helpful and all the staff are lovely.
Prue and Callum 1st August 2015
A Massive Thank You
Not only did you transform the venue into our perfect wedding, you made the day run perfectly too. Almost all of our guest have messaged us to tell us that it was the best wedding they have ever been to because of the flawless organisation and atmosphere they created.
When I told people we were getting married in the UK, everyone told me that I'd regret it as you're so busy worrying about the day you don't enjoy it. Well for me, that was completely false as I had you guys. You coordinated the day perfectly and allowed me to relax (maybe a little too much!) and really make it memorable. It was honestly the best day of our entire lives and I knew everyone was okay.
Everyone has commented in how amazing Steve was by taking a load of guests to the services to get cash when the card machine broke. For me Sarah was also a godsend by making up my cake for me and arranging all the last minute bits for me. Please please please pass on our thanks to them for us!!!
I cannot put into words how to thank you enough and wish we could get married all over again.
Thanks again so much and we hope to see you soon.
Take care and lots of love,
Sarah and Bryn
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