Weddings

Whitstable Castle & Gardens

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Whitstable Castle is a unique venue for your wedding day, set in three acres of delightfully landscaped gardens with beautiful lawns, a fabulous fountain, reception rooms, sea views and a roof terrace - all just 200m from Tankerton beach and historic Whitstable Harbour.

With a rich heritage as the residence of the Pearson family in the 1790’s, Whitstable Castle in Kent is now a wonderful, unique venue for weddings and events.

Now managed by the Whitstable Castle Trust, it has undergone a £3m refurbishment in 2010, with decoration befitting the original period.

We have four beautiful & unique ceremony rooms within the castle to choose from; or you may prefer an outdoor ceremony in our beautiful gardens. Our stunning lawns and glorious rose garden are perfect for your relaxed drinks and canapes reception and endless photo opportunities.

Marquees in the Rose Gardens or sun terrace accommodate up to 120 guests, with magnificent views of the gardens. The grand, luxurious Mallandain Room has chandeliers and an impressive open fireplace, with the capacity to seat up to 70 people at a ceremony and 50 people for a traditional sit-down meal.

When it comes to your catering, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from. Whether you would like a 3-course meal, afternoon tea, finger buffet, hog roast, BBQ, canapes, or a champagne reception, our in-house catering team at Whitstable Castle have got you covered.

The welcoming, professional staff have many years of experience in wedding management and will ensure that you have a wonderful, memorable day at the castle.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the friendly team to find out more about holding your wedding at Whitstable Castle.

  • Impressive historic castle with beautiful gardens and sea views.
  • Exclusive use available
  • Castle ceremonies - outdoor ceremonies - intimate ceremonies
  • Our stunning landscaped lawns & reception rooms are perfect for drinks & photos
  • Marquees accommodating up to 120 guests.
  • Experienced and dedicated team to help you through the planning process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Castle
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

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

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Sarah M. Married on 20/08/2021
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    Fantastic Wedding Venue

    Tiffany made the day relaxing and stress free. Guests loved the location & beautiful surroundings.
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    Nina T. Married on 26/06/2021
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    Beautiful venue

    We would just like to say a massive thank you to the Whitstable Castle team for all yourbhelp on our wedding day. It's the most beautiful location, stunning gardens and so close to the beach. The team and Tiffany were brilliant, helpful and made sure the day ran perfectly.
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    Sarah S. Married on 18/06/2021
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    Mr & mrs sparkes

    Amazing place lovely staff and good value for money everyone had a beautiful day
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    Gemma F. Married on 17/08/2021
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    Absolutely beautiful!

    Tiffany and the team made our day the most beautiful ever! With diffulties of planning a wedding during lockdowns and furloughed staff, Tiffany kept us informed every step of the way. Along with advise and planning. We wanted a small intimate and relaxed wedding. Tiffany was a fountain of knowledge and we had every faith in her. It was an amazing and beautiful day! I want to do it again. Wonderful staff and guests were very happy with the food and drinks and overall atmosphere. Keeping the integrity of this beautiful venue.

    Whitstable Castle & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much Gemma for your fabulous feedback. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your extra special day and we enjoyed every minute of it, especially the dancing!
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    Maria W. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Our perfect day

    We cannot be grateful enough to Tiffany and all of the staff at Whitstable Castle. Nothing was too much trouble, and they were all so friendly. The day was perfect, the food was AMAZING and got lots of compliments and the venue is just beautiful. Thank you all so much!

    Whitstable Castle & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much Maria. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your very special day. Kind regards, Tiffany
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    Donna H. Married on 25/07/2020
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    Absolutely everything was so wonderful for our wedding held at Whitstable Castle. From the food to the waiting staff were so fantastic

    We could not have chosen a better venue to hold out Wedding at. It was so perfect and such a beautiful setting. The food was amazing and all the staff who were there on our wedding day were wonderful.
    Nothing was too much trouble and all my arrangements were met .
    Tiffany is the best ! She was so supportive helpful and accommodating to any requests I made.
    I would throughly recommend the castle as a wedding venue to anyone.
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    Sarah Married on 27/12/2019
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    Thank you

    I just wanted to say thank you to you and all of the staff at Whitstable Castle for giving us such a lovely wedding.

    It went really well, the Castle looked amazing, and the food was excellent. Thanks so much to the staff and manager for working so hard to make the day go smoothly. Every member of staff were so friendly and added to much to the occasion. Thank you to you for making the organisation so simple and stress free!

    Sorry this is a little late in coming! I will provide feedback online somewhere if that helps, to say how amazing the Castle was from start to finish.

    Thanks so much for making it happen!

    Sarah and Phil
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    Kelly Married on 21/06/2019
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    Our perfect wedding day

    We got married here in June 2019, it was such a perfect, lovely day. We had our ceremony within the castle, wedding breakfast in the rose garden followed by evening reception with Kentish BBQ in The Orangery and the gardens. Tiffany our wedding organiser was brilliant all the way through the viewing, planning stage and was amazing on the day. The staff at the castle were all amazing and we could not have wanted more on our day.
    It is a fantastic venue and would highly recommend it to anyone.
    Attention to detail was out of world.
    The gardens allowed our photographers to get brilliant photos that we will treasure always.
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    Veronica Married on 01/06/2019
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    Excellent venue

    Thank you for everything, all your hard work and for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. Our wedding day was sort of a light at the end of a very dark tunnel for us and you all made it so special. The venue was excellent, the food was excellent and the ceremony was excellent but none of that would have been possible without you!
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    Maureen Married on 26/04/2019
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    Thank you

    Dear Tiffany, We cannot thank you and your brilliant team enough for our perfect wedding day
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    Jan Married on 06/04/2019
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    Thanks a million

    We cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day so very special. Every detail was absolutely perfect. We both feel we have gained a lovely friend. Thank you
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    Rachel Married on 24/02/2018
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    Thank you

    Thank you so much for hosting our wedding ceremony. The castle is so beautiful and the canapes on the roof terrace were perfect. The Mallandain Room looked amazing - thank you to everyone involved
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    Amber Married on 04/08/2017
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    Thank you

    Thank you so much for organising our wedding reception at the castle last August. We had the most wonderful day and we know how hard you and your team worked to give us the perfect day.
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    Kristeen Married on 11/07/2017
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    Kindness

    We are so grateful to you for all of your help in making our wedding day so special and beautiful. When we first met you we were so nervous and scared because everything was so difficult and the fact that we are from Canada didn't make things easier but with your kindness, patience and guidance, everything fell into place perfectly. From the bottom of our hearts, we sincerely thank you!! We are truly blessed to have met a wonderful person like you.
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    John Married on 18/09/2016
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    Wonderful service

    To Tiffany and all the lovely ladies who were there for our wedding on Sunday 18th September. John and I would like to thank you all for the wonderful service and gorgeous cream tea you laid on for us. You made it feel very special and we had the most lovely day!

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