Westenhanger Castle

(13 reviews) 13 5
Stone Street Westenhanger Hythe Kent CT21 4HX
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About Westenhanger Castle

Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe
Kent, CT21 4HX

Westenhanger Castle is an idyllic venue, set within 14 acres of Kent countryside. Licensed for both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies you will have exclusive use of the manor house, grounds, castle turrets and marquee. Steeped in history dating back to the 16thcentury it is a truly unique venue for you and your guests to enjoy. Standing on the main lawn is our beautiful thatched, oak framed gazebo which is licensed for ceremonies. A lovely romantic setting for your outdoor ceremony. The manor house with its front facing Georgian façade and rear facing medieval turret and castle walls is a wonderful option for smaller more intimate ceremonies.


The wedding breakfast is served in the exquisite marquee, with sweeping drapes, stunning chandeliers and starlit ceiling above the spacious dance floor. Included within your wedding package you will have exclusive use of your very own bridal dressing room located upstairs in the manor house. A great opportunity for those pre-wedding photographs too. Your space to enjoy.

 Whatever the season, Westenhanger Castle is the perfect location. Our wedding packages have been created with careful consideration covering all of the key elements for that perfect day. However, if its not quite what you had in mind, come and see us so that we can discuss what would make the perfect package for you.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please email team@westenhanger.sonas.email. we look forward to meeting you.

• Historic venue set among 14 acres of countryside in Kent • Exclusive use venue • Romantic setting of the castle and manor house provides you with a stunning backdrop • Bridal suite available • Marquee can seat 200 people for your wedding breakfast, and 300 people for the evening reception • A number of function rooms available

Facilities at Westenhanger Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House 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
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Westenhanger Castle Reviews (13)

Our special day
Venue Service

By Julie and Roger, on 09 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Dec 2019

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.

Wedding of our dreams
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By Karen and Barry, on 04 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

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

Perfect from start to finish
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By Mr and Mrs Barton, on 04 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Feb 2019

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

A Happy bride
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By Charlotte Obee, on 29 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2016

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!

A Happy Mother of the bride
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By Beverley Harper, on 29 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 20 Aug 2016

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.

Prue and Callum 1st August 2015
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By Mr and Mrs M. Hassell, on 29 Feb 2016

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!!

A Massive Thank You
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By Sarah, on 24 Apr 2014

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

Historic, beautiful and unforgetable wedding venue
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By Karen & Mark, on 01 Jun 2008

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.

Simply Outstanding!
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By Carly and Leon Morgan, on 24 Sep 2007

“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!”

Westenhanger Castle will always hold a special place in our hearts.
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By Collette & James, on 08 Feb 2006

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.

Our fairy-tale wedding come true
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By Karan & Lloyd Thatcher, on 10 Nov 2005

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.

Happiest day of our lives
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By Sam & Gavin Hills, on 17 Oct 2005

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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