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The Castle Westenhanger

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Menus from £125
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Menus from £125
30 to 300 Guests

A Secret Medieval Castle in Kent, Combined with a Georgian Manor House.

The Castle Westenhanger 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.

As featured in Your Kent Wedding and Weddings in Kent.

One Venue, Three Stunning Ceremony Options

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 ambience to proceedings. The wooden beams and inglenook fire go hand in hand with lavish, wintertime celebrations.

Wedding breakfasts for up to 120 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. A dance floor and live entertainment equipment are provided by the events team.

The Castle Westenhanger enjoys one of the largest bridal suites in Kent which will be exclusively yours on the morning of your wedding day. Bright and light with large medieval windows to peek on your guests as they arrive, it’s perfect for capturing those all-important photographs.

Your Dedicated Wedding Planning Team at Glow Events

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 co-ordinator 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, and they will work in collaboration with you to create a menu that will delight your guests, catering to all styles and culinary preferences.

Food and tasting appointments are available to ensure that every choice is the right one for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Gemma Getting married on 30/03/2022
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    Just amazing!

    I honestly cannot recommend this venue enough. Tania and Mike are absolutely amazing people, after a turbulent year in 2020 we found this beautiful venue mid 2020 to have our long awaited wedding. As soon as we entered the Castle and were shown around by Tania we fell in love with it and the beautiful surroundings. The staff have been so so helpful, informative and understanding for couples, nothing is too much to ask. We never thought we would find a venue where we have so much support and understanding from the staff. I would recommend this venue to absolutely anyone! ?

    The Castle Westenhanger's reply:

    Hi Gemma. Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We're over the moon to hear that you've had an enjoyable experience with us. It's been our absolute pleasure and we're so looking forward to your special day at The Castle Westenhanger. All our love x
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    Julie Married on 07/12/2019
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    Our special day

    We have just had our wedding at Westenhanger castle 07.12.2019. Not only is the place lovely, the staff are fantastic and we mean that from the bottom of our hearts, everyone was so polite friendly and wanting to make our day special.

    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.
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    Karen Married on 11/05/2019
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    Wedding of our dreams

    We had the most amazing wedding of our dreams at Westenhanger Castle. It’s the most perfect setting. Charlotte, Mike, Liz and all the team were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you all so much for helping us have the most perfect day. Karen and Barry Browne x
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    Mr Married on 09/02/2019
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    Perfect from start to finish

    We had the most amazing wedding day at Westenhanger. The team are amazing!! Our day was perfect from start to finish. Thank you so much!! Mr and Mrs Barton x
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    Charlotte Married on 29/10/2016
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    A Happy bride

    The venue alone is divine but the team running the place really make this a fantastic location. From the moment we laid eyes on Westenhanger Castle to the minute we departed our wedding last night, Sarah has taken excellent care of us and all our needs. The grounds provide an excellent backdrop with plenty of space and beautiful buildings to look at. Inside the castle the space retains its elegant charm whilst managing to still have a modern feel. The marquee has plenty of space and is an excellent venue for all event needs. All in all I cannot sing the praises enough of this place!
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    Beverley Married on 20/08/2016
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    A Happy Mother of the bride

    We held our daughter's Wedding reception at Westenhanger in August.
    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.
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    Prue and Callum 1st August 2015

    Words cannot describe how perfect Westenhanger Castle was as our daughters Wedding Venue. Beautiful grounds, spacious marquee and magnificent house. Sarah and her team ran everything perfectly, accommodating our every need. An absolute gem!!
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    A Massive Thank You

    Just wanted to drop you a quick thank you to let you know what a truly amazing time we had at our wedding last week and it was all down to you, Steve and Sarah.

    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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    Historic, beautiful and unforgetable wedding venue

    We held our marriage ceremony and reception at Westenhanger Castle on 10/05/2008, and it truly is a beautiful setting. After booking we became concerned that as our day grew closer that the events organiser left and was replaced, only for the new organiser to be replaced a short while afterwards, however her replacements were the two most helpful and dedicated organisers that we could have hoped for. Their names are Karen and Jackie, and they went out of their way to make our day special, making sure they knew what are wishes were, and making us feel that nothing was too much. They helped the day to run like clockwork.
    The use of the bridal suite is an extra special touch, allowing me the bride the chance to relax and get ready at a steady pace. Even bacon sandwiches and glasses of champagne were provided.
    The grounds are absolutely stunning, and this is captured beautifully in our photographs.
    Of the guests asked, opinion was that the food was of a high standard.
    I cannot praise this venue enough. We knew the moment we saw it, that it was the one.
    If within your budget, you should at least view it to appreciate it.
    A day that will never be forgotten.
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    Simply Outstanding!

    “Our wedding at Westenhanger Castle was truly amazing. From the moment we booked the venue we knew it would be a special day, but we didn’t realize just how fantastically special it would become thanks to the staff working behind the scenes at the castle! I would recommend this venue to anybody, the staff are fantastic – nothing is too much trouble, - the food is amazing, and the whole experience of getting married in such a beautiful setting makes it a day to remember for both the special couple and their guests! Thank you Joy and your team for such an amazing day!”
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    Westenhanger Castle will always hold a special place in our hearts.

    A big thankyou for everything you did for us on our Wedding day. Everything was beautiful and day was absolutely perfect. We will always carry the memories of what was the best day of our lives. We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. Westenhanger Castle will always hold a special place in our hearts.
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    Our fairy-tale wedding come true

    Our wedding at Westenhanger Castle truly was the best day of our lives. The staff were all so helpful and friendly and they kept everything running smoothly and calmly - even when I wasn't!! They couldn't help enough even down to providing myself (the bride) and bridesmaids with bacon butties and champagne in the morning. The venue is spectacular and we felt like King and Queen of the castle for the day, even down to the red carpet and thrones - much classier than Posh and Becks. Everyone, without exception, said how wonderful the venue, food and staff were and I couldn't agree more. If I could get married there every year I would - Husband thinks I am mad (and is possibly now having second thoughts!)But my wedding day was the best day of my life and it's all thanks to those at Westenhanger castle whose passion it is to make your dreams come true - and they certainly did with us.
    Get married here, I cant sing their praises enough.
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    Happiest day of our lives

    We had a fantastic day, couldn't have wished for a better one, and will treasure the memories for many years.
    Everyone is still talking about our day, especially about the venue and how beautiful it was and also about the staff, everyone said how nice, friendly and helpful they all were.
    The 27th August was one of the happiest days of our lives and we thank you for it.
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    Charlotte and Peter’s wedding - Saturday 13th August 2005

    Thank you so much for all that you did, both before and on the day in so many ways, Charlotte & Peter had a wonderful wedding reception thanks to you. Everyone said what a spectacular place Westenhanger Castle was and how on earth did we manage to find such a place! Everything looked stunning including the food, we had many comments on how good everything looked and tasted. For us all, the day seemed to whiz past and our one regret was that we did not have more time at the castle.

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The Castle Westenhanger 1
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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.

The Castle Westenhanger 2
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Dreaming of a smaller wedding? Our intimate wedding package is suitable for up to 30 of your closest family and friends on selected dates in 2021. Personal and romantic, you will enjoy exclusive use of the venue, ceremony, three course dinner, and so much more.

New bookings only. T&Cs apply. Valid until 31.1.21

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