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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Whitstable Castle & Gardens is a refined wedding venue located in Whitstable, Kent. Nestled amid three acres of delightfully landscaped gardens, this historic gem is home to beautiful lawns, a fabulous fountain, reception rooms, sea views, and a roof terrace. Dating back to the 1790s, the property served as a family estate before being transformed into the charming event venue that couples adore today. You and your partner are invited to experience your fairytale nuptials at this truly enchanting getaway.

Facilities and Capacity

Whitstable Castle & Gardens features four delightful and distinctive ceremony rooms within the castle to choose from. Alternatively, you can exchange your vows outside in the idyllic gardens. Their stunning lawns and glorious Rose Gardens 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.

Services Offered

The welcoming, professional staff at Whitstable Castle & Gardens possesses many years of experience in wedding management. With your satisfaction as their top priority, they will work diligently to ensure that you have a wonderful, memorable day at the castle. When it comes to your catering, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from. Whether you would like a three-course meal, afternoon tea, finger buffet, hog roast, BBQ, canapes, or a champagne reception, the in-house catering team has you covered.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

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:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
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100% Recommended by couples

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23 reviews
Cleo W. Married on 18/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great wedding experience at a lovely venue .

We chose Whitstable Castle for our wedding venue as the town and venue are places with special memories for us. The process of booking the day was very straightforward and stress-free and our wedding planner Tiffany was friendly and accomodating to our needs.

The venue itself is picturesque and really lends itself to wedding photos as it has a water fountain, flower gardens, gazebo, etc. as well as the actual castle (which is small in terms of Castle size but very beautiful).

On the day, the staff were attentive and ensured everything went smoothly. Pricing for what we had was very competitive.

Highly recommended.
Suzanne L. Married on 27/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional service

Sensational service from start to finish! I could not have found better! The staff on the day could not do enough for us and they did everything to make the day special. I cannot thank them enough for making our long awaited day super special.
Sarah M. Married on 20/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding Venue

Tiffany made the day relaxing and stress free. Guests loved the location & beautiful surroundings.
Nina T. Married on 26/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Sarah S. Married on 18/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & mrs sparkes

Amazing place lovely staff and good value for money everyone had a beautiful day
R Gilham Married on 06/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding location, service and overall experience

If you are planning to get married in the area, I strongly recommend Whitstable Castle. Not only is the setting beautiful, but the whole experience of planning and the day itself was just so effortless and stress-free. Every step of the wedding was supported so well. We had really helpful guidance and support throughout the planning process. It literally felt like everything was just being organised for us and all we had to do was turn up. Prior to the wedding itself, the castle hosted several wedding fayre type days, where we could select our florist (I recommend Wild Daisy) and talk to various vendors. It made the whole process very easy. The wedding day itself was a dream. The staff are so helpful and always on hand. The food was also excellent. All in all, a fantastic experience and excellent value. This has proven that getting married in a castle is very achievable and well worth doing. You will not regret it.
Steve W. Married on 16/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day!

Our Twilight package wedding was simply beautiful. So relaxed. Food, wine and music just perfect. Tiffany, our wedding planner, was an absolute star. And such good value. We would absolutely recommend this beautiful venue and wonderful team.
Maria W. Married on 14/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Donna H. Married on 25/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Gemma Married on 17/08/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

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.
Sarah Married on 27/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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
Kelly Married on 21/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Veronica Married on 01/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Maureen Married on 26/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

Dear Tiffany, We cannot thank you and your brilliant team enough for our perfect wedding day
Jan Married on 06/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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